We've added this section recently, and will be working hard on adding more information on festivals around the Tamar Valley soon. We already have details of some wonderful festivals that are well worth a visit here:
|The Charles Causley Centenary Festival 2017||
The Charles Causley Festival is Launceston's Festival of Literature and the Arts and this year runs from the 1st to the 5th of June. We are supported using public funding by the Arts Council of England and many other local businesses.
The Charles Causley Centenary Festival’s programme for June 2017 is taking shape! In addition to the headline attraction event to open the main Festival weekend of 1st-5th June (The Fisherman’s Friends), here are some of the events we expect to feature this year:
MUSIC AND POETRY
|Tamar Trails Festival||
It’s been 20 years since the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) was designated. To celebrate this milestone, the AONB team have organised a 5-day Tamar Trail Festival from 26th to 30th August 2015 culminating in a special day on Sunday 30th August, packed with family fun, local food, craft activities, a mini Bioblitz and much, much more. Please go to
|Launceston Late Night Christmas Shopping||
A great opportunity to come and do your Christmas shopping in a wonderfully festive evening atmosphere in this great Cornish market town.
Shire horses, donkeys, food & drink, rides, roundabouts, music, singing, dancing and much more in a spectacular show. And of course Father Christmas!
FRIDAY 4th DECEMBER 2015
And also, come along on Thursday 19th November for the Grand Christmas Lights Switch-On, with Magic Martin, Launceston Town Band, Pop Choir, mince pies, mulled wine and warming drinks!
|Dante Summer Festival||
The Dante Summer Festival - Bringing Music to Life from the 10th to the 15th July 2017 at St German's, Calstock, Callington, Launceston and Tavistock. Musical themes will be Russian, Czech and Irish, plus a special concert in Launceston celebrating the centenary of the much loved Cornish poet, Charles Causley.
|Tavistock Festival (t/a Tavistock Music & Arts Festival||
The company (not for profit) runs an annual Festival in the spring each year, as well as the Friends of the Festival organising a number of events to support our funds throughout the year.
The 15th Festival in 2017 again features concerts (of a wide range of musical genres), lectures, art exhibitions and workshops, literary workshops and events, theatrical and dramatic performances and an arts market in bedford Square, under the presidency of Andrew Wilson.
This year's festival starts on 18th April 2017 and events run on until 4th June 2017.
|Saltash Regatta and Waterside Festival 2017||
Saltash Regatta and Waterside Festival on 17th and 18th June 2017 is one of the most colourful events held in Cornwall and certainly for South East Cornwall is the most popular annual Regatta.
Gig racing, hosted by Saltash based Caradon Pilot Gig Club, is run to the highest standard with rowing on the Saturday, with a Flash Boat Regatta ran by Saltash Rowing Club on the Sunday.
Also on the river you'll find sailing, canoeing, swimming and following on after the success of its inaugural year, this year sees the return of the cardboard boat race on Sunday afternoon!