January

11th – The Tempest – The Royal Shakespeare Company at Tavistock Wharf, starts 7.00pm.

14th – Icons of the 80s – at Plymouth Pavillions Arena, featuring Go West, T’pau, and Nik Kershaw – the 80s are back with these 3 legendary stars, starting at 8.00pm.

to 14th – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth.  A festive treat for all ages.

to 15th – The Jungle Book – at the Barbican Theatre, a show for all the family.

17th to 25th February – Mamma Mia! – at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth, the ultimate feel good musical based on the songs of ABBA.

21st – Funny man Jack Whitehall performs at Plymouth Pavillions Arena starting at 8.00pm.

27th – The Kit Hillbillies see this local acoustic band perform at Calstock Arts starting at 8.30pm and this is a free event.

February

4th – Ange Hardy and Lukas Drinkwater perform at Calstock Arts, with their multi-instruments and mix of indie and folk music starting at 8.00pm.

11th February to 28th May – Home from Home Exhibition at Cothele Gallery, featuring various artists’ stunning mirrors, pendulum clocks, wallpaper, textiles, lighting, furniture and more. Opens at 11.00am.

11th – Craft and Gift Fair – St Stephen’s Church, Saltash, a fantastic selection of traders including refreshments, at 10.00am

11th – Judie Tzuke – At Tavistock Wharf, an intimate evening of old favourites and new songs, starts 8.00pm

24th – Kick Up The 80s – Live music from the UK’s premier 80s tribute band will have you dancing all night!

24th – Plymouth Area Police Choir in Concert at St Stephen’s Church, Saltash starting 7.30pm.

28th – The Sleeping Beauty – Celebrate 70 years of this landmark production and enter an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magical spells! At Tavistock Wharf starting at 7.00pm.

March

5th (Sunday) – St. Pirans Day (National Day of Cornwall)! Celebrate at the Who’d Have Thought It Inn’s Trelawny Shout.

11th – 31st December – First World War exhibition at Cothele House, featuring items loaned from members of the local community to Cotehele House, which is itself, a war memorial. From 11.00am until 4.00pm.

18th to 19th  – Daffodil Weekend at Cothele, from 11.00am until 4.00pm.  Delight in the huge variety of daffodils, on display including some bred here at Lower Marsh Farm.

18th  – Alasdair Roberts Trio – the Scottish folk singer and his band retruns to play at the B Bar, Barbican Theatre, Plymouth, doors open 7.30pm.

19th  – Duchy College Open Day where you can meet the new born lambs and plenty on for all the family.

19th  – Camelia Walk at Mount Edgcumbe, Torpoint at 10.00am.  Suitable for any age.

24th  – James Taylor Quartet The JTQ introduce their remarkable new album Closer to the Moon, at Tavistock Wharf starting 8.30pm.

26th  – NGS Open Garden at Ince Castle – visit the beautiful and romantic gardens of Lord and Lady Boyd in Saltash, and partake of their home made teas.

27th  – Marti Pellow of Wet Wet Wet fame plays at Plymouth Pavillions on his ‘Mysterious’ tour, 7.30pm.

April

1st to 13th – Cothele Nature Trail – Follow a fun dog-friendly trail around the Estate collecting clues along the way for a prize at the end.

1st  & 2nd  – Boconnoc Spring Flower for camellias, daffodils, rhododendrons and ornamental shrubs and trees guaranteeing a brilliantly colourful spectacle of the highest quality.

1st  – The Girl on a Train – your chance to see the tense thriller that has set the world alight! The Cinema by the Sea, Looe.

2nd  – Cornwall Wildlife Trust Open Garden at Trewornan Manor, Wadebridge from 2pm to 5pm. Entrance is £5 per person.

2nd  – Good Food Market at the Royal William Yard, Plymouth – takes place on the Green, on the first Sunday of every month, with over 50 local food and drink stalls coming together.

2nd  – Landrover Defender Day – at Pentillie Castle.  A celebration of the series 1 to the latest defender, includes off road course, stalls, food, bar and activities suitable for all the family.

4th  – Songs of Leonard Cohen – presented by Keith James at the B Bar, Barbican Theatre, Plymouth at 8pm.

8th  – Landulph Spring Flower Shop at the Memorial Hall from 2pm to 4pm. Admission is £2, refreshments and plants / seeds on sale.

9th  – Annual Easter Egg Hunt – at Mount Edgcumbe, Torpoint – collect your clue sheet between 1.30 and 3pm, only £3 per child.

9th  – Costume Day at Cothele Mill – come and meet the Mill team in their Victorian dress, from 11.00am until 4.00pm.

9th  – NGS Open Garden at Ince Castle – visit the beautiful and romantic gardens of Lord and Lady Boyd in Saltash, and partake of their home made teas.

12th to 14th, 16th to 19th – Launceston Steam Railway – take a ride on a steam train through the unspoilt Cornish countryside, visit the Museum, Gift Shop and Cafe.

14th, 15th, 16th, 17th – Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Cothele, from 11.00am until 4.00pm, starting at Bunnys Burrow follow the clues around the garden.

15th  – TheWurzels with Mick O’Toole – At Tavistock Wharf – these shows frequently sell out, so book early to avoid disappointment, starts 8.00pm.

16th  – Costume Day at Cothele Mill – come and meet the Mill team in their Victorian dress, from 11.00am until 4.00pm.

17th  – Pentillie Castle Open Gardens – explore the 55 acres of woodland gardens (sturdy footwear recommended), then perhaps finish off with a traditional afternoon tea.

22nd  & 23rd  – Tregothnans Botanic Garden Charity Open Weekend for the opportunity to see these stunning gardens for £10 per adult (tours are £65 per person around this normally private garden).

23rd  – Costume Day at Cothele Mill – come and meet the Mill team in their Victorian dress, from 11.00am until 4.00pm.

23rd  – Landulph Easter Egg Hunt is a gentle amble around the village with cream teas for all afterwards.

25th  – Pentillie Castle Guided Garden Tour – An opportunity to be shown round the estate by a member of the family, learn the history, scandals and secrets surrounding the estate, 2pm.

30th  – NGS Open Garden at Ince Castle – visit the beautiful and romantic gardens of Lord and Lady Boyd in Saltash, and partake of their home made teas.

30th – NGS Mothecombe House, Plymouth – visit the walled pleasure gardens, orchard, bluebell woods and private beach featured in Country Life.

May

1st  – Pentillie Castle Open Gardens – explore the 55 acres of woodland gardens (sturdy footwear recommended), then perhaps finish off with a traditional afternoon tea.

2nd , 3rd , 4th  – Nancy Belle Boat Trips from Cothele Quay, take a ride up the river on the 22ft Nancy Belle, 8.45am until 11.00am.

6th – Dog Festival and Whippet Tea Party – at Port Eliot Estate, lots for dogs and humans, including food stalls, cream teas and live music.

7th – Cornwall Wildlife Trust Open Garden at Coldrenick House, Menheniot, St. Germans from 2pm to 5pm. Entrance is £5 per person.

7th  – Good Food Market at the Royal William Yard, Plymouth – takes place on the Green, on the first Sunday of every month, with over 50 local food and drink stalls coming together.

7th – NGS Boconnoc Estate, Lostwithiel– visit the 20 acres of gardens surrounded by parkland and woods with magnificent trees, flowering shrubs and stunning views.

14th – Cornwall Wildlife Trust Open Garden at Restineas Cottage, St. Austell from 2pm to 5pm. Entrance is £5 per person.

14th – Boconnoc House Dog Show & Open Gardens from12pm to 5pm.

18th and 19th – Nancy Belle Boat Trips from Cothele Quay, take a ride up the river on the 22ft Nancy Belle, 8.45am until 11.00am.

19th and 20th – Port Eliot at Night – enjoy an eclectic arrangement of acoustic music throughout the house, including pop-up bar, 7pm until 9.30pm.

20th and 21st – NGS Pinsla Garden and Nursery, Cardinham – romantic 1 1/2 acre garden set in tranquil woodland with imaginative design, intense colour and scent, bees and butterflies.

21st – NGS Trebartha, Nr Launceston – Historic landscape gardens featuring ponds, streams, cascades, rocks and woodlands.

28th to 31st Launceston Steam Railway – take a ride on a steam train through the unspoilt Cornish countryside, visit the Museum, Gift Shop and Cafe.

29th – watch the start of the Ostar Transat 2017 yacht race. Plymouth Boat Trips are offering tickets to sail out with them to the start, click here to find out more.

June

1st and 2nd – Nancy Belle Boat Trips from Cothele Quay, take a ride up the river on the 22ft Nancy Belle, 8.45am until 11.00am.

1st  & 2nd – Launceston Steam Railway – take a ride on a steam train through the unspoilt Cornish countryside, visit the Museum, Gift Shop and Cafe.

3rd  & 4th  – Coombe Trenchard Home & Garden Show at this lovely Edwardian Arts & Crafts House on the edge of Dartmoor.

4th  – Looe Festival of the Sea – varied marine related activities and music at varied venues across the picturesque fishing port.

4th  – Good Food Market at the Royal William Yard, Plymouth – takes place on the Green, on the first Sunday of every month, with over 50 local food and drink stalls coming together.

4th to 6th – Launceston Steam Railway – take a ride on a steam train through the unspoilt Cornish countryside, visit the Museum, Gift Shop and Cafe.

8th, 9th, 10th – Royal Cornwall ShowVisit the County Show at Wadebridge, stalls, animals, displays, food halls and much much more!

11th – Walk For Parkinson’s at Port Eliot Estate – either 2 or 5 mile walk in aid of Parkinson’s UK over the stunning grounds of the Estate.

11th – NGS Mary Newman’s Garden, Saltash – visit the delightful cottage and garden of Mary Newman, who was reputedly the first wife of Sir Francis Drake, cream teas and light refreshments available.

11th to 13th – Launceston Steam Railway – take a ride on a steam train through the unspoilt Cornish countryside, visit the Museum, Gift Shop and Cafe.

13th to 17th – Plymkids Theatre Company present Peter Pan Jr at the Barbican Theatre, Plymouth, a modern version of the classic tale.

16th – NGS Trematon Castle Gardens, just outside Saltash – owned by the Duchy of Cornwall since the Conquest.  Superb gardens, beautiful views and home-made teas.

17th Port Elliot Dog Festival & Whippet Tea Party is support of the Children’s Hospice South West. With some fantastic dog classes, a dogs’ tea party and artisan food for humans this event attracted over 900 people and hundreds of dogs last year!

17th & 18th – Saltash Regatta and Waterside Festival – one of the most popular and colourful events held in Cornwall, with lots to do on and off the water.

18th to 20th – Launceston Steam Railway – take a ride on a steam train through the unspoilt Cornish countryside, visit the Museum, Gift Shop and Cafe.

18th – Cornwall Wildlife Trust Open Garden at Lethytep, Penadlake, Lanreath from 2pm to 5pm. Entrance is £5 per person.

23rd – Tom Jones plays live at ‘Bands In the Sands’ at The Watering Hole on Perranporth Beach.

24th –  Duchy College Open Day & Summer Food Festival where you can meet also the animals.

24th to 25th – The Rock Watersports Festival at South Milton Sands – an action packed weekend on sea and shore, including paddleboarding, canoeing, rockpooling, beach games and much more, from 11am until 5pm.

25th – NGS Windmills, Callington – on the site of an old rectory next to the medieval church, this garden is full of surprises.  Home made teas available.

25th to 27th – Launceston Steam Railway – take a ride on a steam train through the unspoilt Cornish countryside, visit the Museum, Gift Shop and Cafe.

July

2nd to 31st, (except Saturdays) – Launceston Steam Railway – take a ride on a steam train through the unspoilt Cornish countryside, visit the Museum, Gift Shop and Cafe.

2nd – War Horse Only Remembered – at Pentillie Castle – recital with Michael Morpurgo and Ben Murray, showcasing the hauntingly powerful songs from the award winning production.  Gardens open from 5pm, performance starts 7pm.

2nd  – Good Food Market at the Royal William Yard, Plymouth – takes place on the Green, on the first Sunday of every month, with over 50 local food and drink stalls coming together.

2nd – NGS Windmills, Callington – on the site of an old rectory next to the medieval church, this garden is full of surprises.  Home made teas available.

8th – Liskeard Agricultural Show – one of the biggest agricultural shows in the west country, a great day out for all the family.

9th – NGS Mary Newman’s Garden, Saltash – visit the delightful cottage and garden of Mary Newman, who was reputedly the first wife of Sir Francis Drake, cream teas and light refreshments available.

21st The Stranglers play live at ‘Bands in The Sands’ at The Watering Hole on Perranporth Beach.

27th  – Cotehele Unlocked explore areas  not usually on the visitor route and meet the staff and volunteers who are for Cotehele, 11am until 4pm, a free event.

27th to 28th – MTV Crashes Plymouth – the legendary 2 day festival returns for another year of fun and music.

27th to 30th – Port Eliot Festival, a few miles away in St Germans has music, readings, poetry, fashion, comedy, workshops, children’s activities and much more. A truly lovely and eclectic event.

August

1st to 31st, (except Saturdays) – Launceston Steam Railway – take a ride on a steam train through the unspoilt Cornish countryside, visit the Museum, Gift Shop and Cafe.

2nd to 21st – William Shakespeare’s Twelth Night – Open air at The Royal William Yard, Plymouth – the chaotic comedy performed by the Barbican Theatre Company

6th – Pen’Grillie’ at Pentillie Castle – the BBQ Festival returns for the 2nd year, with trade stands, live music, children’s activities, 55 acres of gardens to explore, plenty of food stalls and a bar.

6th  – Good Food Market at the Royal William Yard, Plymouth – takes place on the Green, on the first Sunday of every month, with over 50 local food and drink stalls coming together.

9th & 10th British Firework Championships – return to Plymouth’s waterfront for another 2 day competition.

18th – 20th – RHS Rosemoor Flower Show, the first ever! Plenty of plant nursery displays (and shopping opportunities!), delicious food and lots of inspiration.

18th – Open Air Cinema at Mount Edgcumbe showing Grease.

19th – Open Air Cinema at Mount Edgcumbe showing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

20th – Cornwall Wildlife Trust Open Garden at Bolts Quarry Farm, Bodmin from 2pm to 5pm. Entrance is £5 per person.

25th – Open Air Cinema at Plymouth’s art deco Tinside Lido showing Singin’ In The Rain.

26th – Open Air Cinema at Plymouth’s art deco Tinside Lido showing The Shallows.

27th – Open Air Cinema at Plymouth’s art deco Tinside Lido showing Jaws.

September

1st to 22nd, (except Saturdays) – Launceston Steam Railway – take a ride on a steam train through the unspoilt Cornish countryside, visit the Museum, Gift Shop and Cafe.

2nd – Exploring the Valley – A guided 5 mile walk in the Tamar Valley exploring Cargreen and Landulph, starts 10.30am in the Crooked Spaniards Inn car park.

2nd and 3rd – Landulph Craft Ale Festival is 2 days of family friendly fun with live music and good food. You will be able to enjoy many different ales including several locally brewed ones.

3rd  – Good Food Market at the Royal William Yard, Plymouth – takes place on the Green, on the first Sunday of every month, with over 50 local food and drink stalls coming together.

7th – Open Air Cinema at the stunning Royal William Yard in Plymouth showing  Back To The Future.

8th – Open Air Cinema at the stunning Royal William Yard in Plymouth showing La La Land.

9th – Open Air Cinema at the stunning Royal William Yard in Plymouth showing Wonder Woman.

9th Cotehele Heritage Open Day – If you have ever wanted to visit then this is a perfect opportunity on this free day.

9th Big Night Out – on the beach at South Milton Sands – celebrate summer with family activities and the spectacular sundown parade, from 4pm until 9.30pm.

12th to 13th The Gruffalo  at Hall for Cornwall, Truro – songs, laughs and scary fun for children age 3 years and upwards, and their parents.

15th Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – one of the UK’s favourite classical orchestras performs at Hall for Cornwall, Truro, starting 7.30pm.

16th to 23rd – South East Cornwall Walking Festival offers a variety of great local walks with some taking in a beer & cider festival, a pub crawl and foraging!

17th – Pentillie Plays the River gates open at 1.30pm and concert starts at 2.30pm with food, bar and great live music played from a barge floating on the river!

23rd to 24th The Great British Country Apple Weekend at Cotehele – come along to this annual event with a lovely country fair, 10.30am until 4.30pm.

25th to 30th Grease – the original West End musical is back, at Hall for Cornwall, Truro.

29th to 1st October – Looe Music Festival – the picturesque Cornish fishing port comes alive with music for the weekend, with artists including Lulu.

October

1st  – Good Food Market at the Royal William Yard, Plymouth – takes place on the Green, on the first Sunday of every month, with over 50 local food and drink stalls coming together.

2nd  – Girl Power: A Tribute to the Spice Girls – on at Hall for Cornwall, Truro, starting at 7.30pm.

6th  to 29th  – Landulph Festival of Music & Arts in the village here has some great events this year including concerts from John Williams & John Etheridge, 2 guitarists extraordinaire!

11th  – Goose Fair in Tavistock. This event dates back to the 12th Century! There are stalls, livestock, children’s entertainment. It is well worth a visit.

13th  – The first lady of musical theatre – Elaine Paige – performs at Hall for Cornwall at 7.30pm.

14th  – The ultimate comedy performance – Jimmy Carr – at Hall for Cornwall, Truro, performances start 7.00pm and 10.00pm.

22nd to 27th – Launceston Steam Railway – take a ride on a steam train through the unspoilt Cornish countryside, visit the Museum, Gift Shop and Cafe.

November

11th Midge Ure, The Christians and Altered Images play for one night only at Hall for Cornwall, Truro, starting at 7.30pm.

12th to 13th – That’ll Be The Day Christmas 2017 – at Hall for Cornwall, Truro, starts at 7.30pm. The UK’s number 1 rock and roll show celebrates Christmas.

14th Born to go Wild with Ray Mears at Hall for Cornwall, Truro, starting at 7.30pm (recommended age from 12years).

26th The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, and The Military Wives Choir perform at Hall for Cornwall, Truro, starting at 7.30pm.

December

14th to 7th January 2018 – A Christmas Carol at the Plymouth Athenaeum, the perfect alternative to the mainstream pantomimes, comedy for adults and children alike.