What's on in Cornwall - April 2022

T he arrival of April means the clocks have gone forward and summer is right around the corner.

It’s time to start enjoying cool beers in suntrap beer gardens, afternoons chilling on sizzling sands, and a vibrant calendar of exciting events. Here’s a look at the best things to see and do in Cornwall this month, featuring live music, Easter celebrations, and more.


Buckle up for a two-hour live show that captures the essence and passion of Tom Petty. Taking place at Lane Theatre in Newquay, the tribute band will be playing classics from the Heartbreakers, The Traveling Wilburys, Stevie Nicks, and of course Tom Petty. The show starts at 7.30pm, with tickets priced at £15. Get a taste of the action and buy tickets here.

When? 8th April

How much? £15

Where? Lane Theatre in Newquay 


EASTER AT EDEN (9th-24th)

Head to the Eden Project for a day of Easter adventures. After collecting an Easter activity pack, the whole family can look forward to hours of fun and games that blend finding and seeking with embracing the outdoors and admiring the beautiful signs of spring. There’s a special magic show taking place in the tipis too. Find out more and get a ticket here.

When? 9th - 24th April

How much? Adults from £29.50, children from £10

Where? The Eden Project in St Austell



Falmouth’s National Maritime Museum is hosting a range of themed activities and a museum trail, all based around taking care of our natural world. Meet Detritus of the Deep and the Washed-up Mermaid, who’ll be telling magical stories of coastal adventures and how we can save our oceans. Find out more here.

When? 9th - 24th April

How much? Enjoy for free as part of your annual admission fee 

Where? National Maritime Museum in Falmouth



Jacqueline Wilson’s popular children’s book has been adapted for the stage by Emma Reeves, and not just any stage – the Minack Theatre. Hetty Feature must use her courage and imagination to escape life at the Foundling Hospital and find her true mother. Watch the drama unfold to the backdrop of the spectacular coastline around Porthcurno. Find tickets here.

When? 10th - 21st April

How much? From £10

Where? Minack Theatre in Porthcurno



Porthleven’s much-loved food fest is back following a two-year break due to the pandemic. The Chef’s Theatre is set to return, showcasing some of the South West’s finest culinary talent and produce. There will also be a brand-new food space called The Diner’s Club, offering a place to sit and indulge in taster pots from street food stalls to the backdrop of live music and talks. Find out more here.

When? 22nd - 24th April

How much? Free

Where? Porthleven



A diverse programme of events kicks off in St Mawes from Saturday 23rd. You can expect everything from live folk and jazz music to history and art events, film screenings, photography workshops, walks, and talks. The Roseland Festival Committee has worked hard to arrange an eclectic spread of things to see and do across the peninsula. Find out more here.

When? 23rd April - 

How much? Varied

Where? St Mawes

Plan an Easter escape in Cornwall

Make like the Easter bunny and hop away to the Cornish coast this April. With so much to explore, you can easily spend a few days in the Spring sunshine so why not extend your trip?

Plan your route around the Cornish coast