Things to do

August events in Cornwall

It’s the height of summer in Cornwall and also the height of activities with so many things to do in August you won’t know where to start, so we’ve put a selection together for you.


Events throughout August


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The best day of the week has even better days on most Mondays and Wednesdays throughout August as they’re topped off with evening fireworks spectaculars

Safari Summer at Newquay Zoo

Safari-themed activities, trails and talks every day of the summer holidays

Journey into Space at Eden

Explore the solar system and uncover the secrets of the universe every day of the summer holidays

Image credit: Paradise Park

Flight of the Rainbows

Experience paradise at Paradise Park with their magical feeding frenzy all through the summer

Titanic Stories

Hear stories from the sinking of the Titanic on 15th April 1912 at the National Maritime Museum Falmouth

Paradise Park Dinosaur Quiz Trail

Search for dinosaur eggs and answer questions to receive a special certificate. Whilst you're there, enjoy lots of other fun things to do 


1st week of August

24th July to 4th August Adventure 001 Helicopter Flights

This is a rare opportunity to take a ride in a helicopter along the rugged cliffs of Cornwall. From only £35 per person, this is a great family adventure.

5th August Mount Edgcumbe Classic and American Car Rally

The Show features classic, American, kit cars and military vehicles alongside stalls and entertainment


2nd week of August

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 10th to 19th August Falmouth Week

A week of shoreside events and sailing regatta, food and festivities  

8th August Camelford Agricultural Show

You can’t come to Cornwall without seeing a few tractors and cows

8th to 12th August Boardmasters

A surf and music festival on the north coast with a big name music line up across Watergate and Fistral


3rd week of August

19th to 25th August Fowey Regatta and Carnival Week

A packed calendar of events by the sea

Image credit: Bude Carnival

17th to 19th August Cornish Steam and Country Fair

Held at Stithians Showground, Truro, there are over 40 full size traction engines to discover

18th August Bude Carnival

Everything you could want from a seaside carnival including a grand torchlight procession and hourly concerts


4th week of August

23th to 27th August Cornwall Folk Festival

A bank holiday fill of all things folk with street acts and concerts throughout

28th to 31st August Bude Jazz

Book your tickets now for this jazz extraordinaire. This is the 31st year of Jazz in Bude so they are clearly doing something right. 


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