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What’s on in March 2020: Cornwall’s Diary

Spring has sprung! March into the new month with plenty of fun things to do in Cornwall. Events going on this month include a proper St Piran’s celebration, a rockin’ music festival and lots of treats for Mother’s Day. Roll on March in Cornwall!


5th march: ST PIRAN’S DAY CORNISH FOLK CONCERT, the alverton

Where: 30 minute drive from The Greenbank

It doesn’t get more Cornish than this. To celebrate St Piran’s Day, the annual celebration of Cornish heritage and culture, a fabulous folk concert will be held at our sister hotel in Truro. The Alverton‘s Great Hall will be the setting for a night of quintessentially Cornish entertainment.

Hosted by local singer-songwriter Will Keating, the stunning venue will welcome internationally renowned Cornish duo Davey & Dyer, and world-renowned Banjo player John Dowling. And it wouldn’t be a Cornish knees-up without some local ale and classic Kernow cuisine. Tuck into a piping hot pasty washed down with a swift pint from official sponsors Sharp’s Brewery – all included with your ticket – or for something sweeter, try a homemade saffron bun. Find out more and buy your tickets dreckly by heading to The Alverton’s Eventbrite page here.


12th March: SONGFEST 2020, princess pavilion, falmouth

Where: 10 minute drive from The Greenbank

The feel-good Songfest is back this March at the Princess Pavilion in Falmouth. This year, the theme is focusing and well-being, as the Cornwall Music Education Hub perform their annual vocal showcase with a brand new line-up of songs. Children from twelve local schools will be singing their hearts out, from large choirs to soloists.


19th – 29th march: FALMOUTH SPRING FESTIVAL, falmouth

Where: throughout the town

Who’s ready for spring? Falmouth sure is! We’re looking forward to the annual Falmouth Spring Festival this March, where the town is positively blooming with joy for the new season. Get involved with spring clean days, head to the Falmouth flower show, paint the town yellow with daffodils and learn something new at one of the ‘science in the pub’ sessions (which The Working Boat will be taking part in on 25th March at 6pm.)



Where: 10 minute drive from The Greenbank

Something curious is going on at The National Maritime Museum. On 20th March, the museum will be launching their latest exhibition, and it promises to be eye-opening. Plunge down into the dark murky depths of the ocean and discover the secret creatures that lurk. Sharing tales, folklore and conspiracy theories of sea monsters and mythical beings, learn all about the science behind these legends and whether they hold any truth, or simply live in the fictional world. ‘Monsters of the Deep’ is a spine-chilling experience to check out in 2020.


20th – 22nd march: LOOE BLUES, RHYTHM AND ROCK FESTIVAL, looe

Where: 1 hour 30 minute drive from The Greenbank

Head to Looe for a weekend of fantastic live entertainment from blues, rhythm and rock bands across the county. Choose from day tickets or the entire 3-day weekend with on-site accommodation in comfy holiday caravans.


21st march: CORNISH GIN AND DRINKS FESTIVAL, the alverton

Where: 30 minute drive from The Greenbank

Something gin-teresting is coming to The Alverton this March. On Saturday 21st March, the gorgeous Great Hall will be buzzing from the hustle and bustle of local gin and Cornish drink suppliers and festival-goers at the hotel’s second annual festival. From Tarquin’s, Salcombe and Monterey Gin to Wrecking Coast, Holly’s Gin and much more, sip on free samples and get the inside scoop from the different distilleries. There’ll be masterclasses, festival food, live music and lots of gin, rum, vodka and craft liqueurs. Head to Eventbrite to book your tickets here.


21st march: MOONLIGHT MEMORY WALK, the moor, falmouth

Where: 5 minute walk from The Greenbank

Get involved with this uplifting five mile annual sponsored walk that happens every March in Cornwall. As darkness falls on Falmouth, this special candlelit ceremony begins at 8pm. Walkers gather together to commemorate the lives of loved ones lost during this very special purple-coloured procession. The sponsored walk raises money for the Children’s Hospice South West and is a time for reflecting, celebrating and remembering those special people who are no longer with us.


21st – 22nd march: MOTHER’S DAY BEESWAX CANDLE MAKING, national trust trerice, newquay

Where: 45 minute drive from The Greenbank

Get creative this Mother’s Day and melt her heart with a beeswax candle making session. Explore the beautiful grounds of National Trust Trerice, before rolling your own sweet-smelling gift to give to mum. What better way to say “you’re the bee’s knees”?



Where: in our Water’s Edge restaurant

We have plenty of Mother’s Day treats as fabulous as she is at The Greenbank this March. For the mum that has a sweet tooth, invite her to our wonderful afternoon tea party in The Riverbank. With a free glass of fizz to add some extra sparkle to the celebration, enjoy quality time with mum over delightfully delicious finger sandwiches, miniature crafted cakes, bakes and desserts and homemade scones accompanied with Cornish clotted cream and jam. Delicious!

For something more savoury, join us in the Water’s Edge restaurant for Head Chef Bobby Southworth’s special Mother’s Day lunch menu. Bursting with spring-inspired flavours, treat your mum to some relaxed fine-dining with stunning scenery across the shimmering harbour. She deserves it! Call 01326 312440 to book your Mother’s Day lunch or afternoon tea party with us this month.


March is the last month we are offering our Cornish Winter Getaway. Make the most of the coast with rooms for two from just £99 per night. Your Winter Getaway will include a hearty Cornish breakfast every morning of your stay and a scrummy cream tea to enjoy in the Water’s Edge bar. Find out more here and make the most of March in Cornwall.


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