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The Top Padstow Events in 2020

The Top Padstow Events in 2020

One thing Padstow has got right is the event culture. There’s almost always something going on and something to do in Padstow. With the sea air, fresh food, and the art and café culture, it’s the perfect place for festivals, shows, art exhibits, food stalls, and more.

When people stay in Padstow, they often book around the big Padstow events. These are always changing, but here’s our pick of the events to go to in Padstow in 2020.


March 6th - Old Ship Hotel Padstow Black Velvet Irish Music

Looking for some live music? The Old Ship have loads of events listed on their Facebook Page  and this one looks to be a lot of fun. “Black Velvet will be bringing you lively Irish music, some Cornish sing along and jokes.”

Join them for the craic and some delish ales and food.

Booking details can be found HERE


March 18th - People and Team: A Hospitality Masterclass

A tasty looking business event if you’re local to the area, this hospitality master is sponsored by Visit Cornwall and Led by hospitality strategist Jon Yantin of Stake Concepts.

The day promises to be “a mixture of presentations and practical group work that will help you refocus your people and team management strategy.”

Booking detailscan be found HERE


March 22nd - Wedding Showcase at Padstow Harbour Hotel

Looking to get married in Padstow or nearby? The Harbour Hotel is putting on a wedding showcase on the 22nd.  It’s free to attend and offers a complimentary cocktail on arrival. It’s also a good chance to see the newly renovated boutique hotel, and of course stunning harbour views.

Booking detailscan be found HERE.


March 24th - BIG Breakfast at Padstow Harbour Hotel

This one is more of a business event, than a tourist attraction, but the local Chamber of Commerce are putting on a Big Breakfast at the “4-star recently-renovated Victorian boutique hotel”.

Padstow Harbour Hotel offers sweeping harbour views, perched above the charismatic fishing port of Padstow. The Big Breakfast includes a speaker and breakfast and is a great networking opportunity if you have a business in the area.

Booking details can be found HERE.


March 21st - Spring Sing

As the shoots of spring are in full flow, March 21st marks the Spring Equinox. There are plenty of great ways to celebrate this in the UK and in Padstow you are invited to the Spring Sing. 

Spring sing is a “family celebration marking the Spring Equinox”, featuring David Coffin, Mary Casey, and a lively Youth Alumni with Children’s Choruses and the Sourdough Teen Sword.

Booking details can be found HERE


April 8th - The Mermaid of the Doom Bar

Fancy some theatre? The Mermaid of the Doom Bar is where you need to be in April, here in Padstow. The production is a “celebration of a local legend in song and dance, with a chance to learn a few traditional songs.” There’s a live band complete with illuminated sculptures from Reg Payn and Laura Martin. This is a really great event.

Booking details can be found HERE


May - Padstow Obby Oss

The Padstow Obby Oss is thought to be the oldest dance festivals in the country! It takes place on the first day of May each year and sees “Padstow natives return to the town of their birth and dress in white.”

Each family cheers on one of two hobby horse (AKA the 'Obby 'Oss), and you’ll see mascots too, either the original red or ‘peaceful Blue’.

Booking details can be found HERE


June 20th - Music in The Park – Padstow

This celebration of live music from different eras and genres raises money for local charities and is held at Prideaux Place in Padstow. It’s a fabulous festival in the summer sun in Padstow with music, food, and drinks for all the family.

Booking details can be found HERE


June 27th - St Merryn Steam and Vintage Rally

St Merryn Steam Fair and Vintage Rally takes place every year. The event was first held in 1980 to raise money for the local church. The rally now continues to raise money for local charities and is well supported by the local vintage vehicle exhibitors.

Join them for a throwback in motoring time and a fun event for all the family.

Booking details can be found HERE.


July 5th - The Mo Joes at Padstow Social Club, Padstow, Sunday 5th July 2020

More live music to enjoy in Padstow as The Mo Joes host an evening at the Padstow Social Club. The Mo Joes are a Devon based 3-piece band who play classic blues, rock and pop songs from the 60's onwards. 

Booking details can be found HERE


July 19th - Coast and Clay Cycle Sportive 2020 - In Aid of Cornwall Hospice Care

Fancy getting some miles in on the saddle? The Coast and Clay Cycle Sportive was recognised by Cycling Weekly as one of top 20 British sportives to ride in 2018.

Taking the form of four different routes, there’s something for all ages and abilities from 17 miles to 104!

Booking details can be found HERE


July 3rd - 5th - Padstow Vintage Rally & Country Fayre

This is a fantastic and family-friendly 3-day event which runs from the 3rd to the 5th July on Green Lane, Padstow.

You’ll find steam engines as the main feature, but there are also rings with lots going on for the whole family to enjoy. There’s a food and craft marquee along with lots of other traders. There’s entertainment and food to suit all ages.

Booking details can be found HERE.


December 3rd – 6th - Padstow Christmas Festival

Cornwall's largest food festival is the Padstow Christmas Festival. The festival is an annual celebration of food, drink, and all things Christmas, held in the heart of Padstow. The 2020 festival will be the thirteenth time that the event has run and it’s increasing in popularity each year. It’s FREE to attend and boasts a huge Christmas market, chef demos on two stages, a lantern parade, fun run, firework display, live music, food stalls, and more.

This is worth staying in Padstow in December for.

Booking details can be found HERE


Padstow – the events for 2020

There will be more events popping up as the year goes on, so we’ll do our best to add to this list.

Running an event that you can’t see listed here? Let us know and we’ll add it for you.


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