What’s on in North Cornwall this summer: Sundowner sessions, street food and more!

Looking for magical things to do on the North coast of Cornwall this summer? Our Cornish property team have picked some of their favourites; from food festivals to music events, it’s a packed schedule!

Here’s our local property team’s top pick of summer entertainment, in settings which showcase Cornwall’s natural beauty and will delight every generation.

The great outdoors

On Saturday 16th July 2022,much-loved author Michael Morpurgo and cellist Clare O’Connell will be at the beautiful Pentillie Gardens in Paynters Cross, St. Mellion for what is set to be a truly magical evening. The Carnival of the Animals Concert will combine music, storytelling and poetry, to raise funds for Farms for City Children.

Pentillie Castle was built in 1698 by Sir James Tillie on the Cornish bank of the River Tamar and has incredible woodland gardens to explore.

Must-see music

Cornwall also plays host to some incredible music gigs in stunning surroundings. Whether pop, rock, folk or classical tunes are your vibe, there’s a concert for everyone on the North coast this year.

The Lusty Glaze Sundowner Sessions have welcomed some of the biggest and most popular names in music over the years, as well as featuring local, upcoming talent. 

This year they’ve secured artists including Ben Howard, Razorlight, Matt Corby, the John Butler Trio, Feeder, The Feeling, The Levellers, Guy Garvey, The Kooks, Morcheeba, and Newton Faulkner. What an amazing line-up!

This little cove is celebrated as one of the most unique and beautiful spots to enjoy live music in the whole of the UK. So, if you’re looking for unmissable gigs on the North coast, the Sundowner Sessions are a must!

Meanwhile, Bude and Stratton Folk Festival is a friendly mix of folk events held annually around the late May Bank Holiday. Expect music, song, dance, and storytelling, plus the opportunity to get involved in workshops, open mic stages, music sessions, sing arounds, and a barn dance.

All this takes place in the gorgeous coastal town of Bude, with its dramatic coastline, glittering seascapes and soft sandy beaches.

If classical music is more up your street, this summer St. Endellion will be hosting their 63rd Summer Festival from the 26th July – 5th August. This inspiring event brings together a wide range of musicians from all over the world to perform opera, choral, orchestral, chamber and recital concerts.

Throughout the festival, music will fill the beautiful space of the Collegiate Church of St Endellion, near Port Isaac, about a mile from the glorious North Cornwall Coast.

Fabulous food

Cornwall is famous for its amazing cuisine, and there are a number of brilliant farmers markets, food festivals and chef demonstrations happening along the North coast this summer. Here are a couple the food-loving Harding Laity team are looking forward to the most!

Over the Jubilee Weekend (Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June), Street Food Warehouse is coming to Newquay for the first Cornwall Street Food Festival. At this family-friendly event you’ll be able to get your hands on the most vibrant and high quality street food the South West has to offer. Yum!

In July, head to the Rock Oyster Festival for a little slice of culinary heaven with Michelin-starred chefs, alfresco dining, Chef Tipis and cooking demonstrations all weekend.

Situated on the banks of the Camel Estuary, just outside Port Isaac and Port Gaverne, the Rock Oyster Festival is hosted by a different chef each year and 2022 welcomes Jack Stein, a name synonymous with the very best food in Cornwall.

We hope that’s given you some inspiration for spending summer in North Cornwall, where life is never dull!

Here at Harding Laity, we are one of Cornwall’s leading estate agents with offices in St Ives and Wadebridge. As you can see, we love sharing our local knowledge! So, if you’re looking to buy a house in Cornwall or sell with a Cornish property specialist on hand to give you top-tips, why not get in touch and start the conversation today!