Held on the sweeping grounds of Port Eliot estate, this arts festival encompasses literature, visual art and music.
A week-long celebration of art and literature brings big-name speakers from the cultural world to the town. It's run by the du Maurier Festival Society, so there are usually a few events exploring the author's work.
This major foodie celebration attracts some of the county's leading food businesses to a covered awning on Lemon Quay. Chefs' demos and freebie tastings are the highlight.
Feast on fresh oysters, mussels and other crustaceans during this festival, which also hosts cookery classes and culinary demos.
Giant withy (wicker) lanterns are carried through the city centre during this street parade.
Hearty sailors' songs – accompanied by even heartier displays of drinking – provide the musical backdrop for this lively harbour festival.
This busy festival includes Cornwall's largest sailing regatta and several nights of live music.