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

Lost Summer at Heligan

Throughout the summer there’s a return to outdoor play with adventures in The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Image credit: Lost Gardens of Heligan

Carlyon Beach with Cakey Tea

A variety of food and drink, music, health and wellbeing events on Carlyon beach this summer

Flambards

The best day of the week has even better days on 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

Camel Creek Summer of Science

The Camel Creek Adventure Park team will be demonstrating crazy science experiments across the park all summer long.

 

 

1st week of August

Image credit: Falmouth Week

 4th to 13th August Falmouth Week

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

5th August The Big Swim Cornwall

Take part in this open water swim in aid of the National Lobster Hatchery

6th August Mount Edgcumbe Classic Car Show and County Fayre

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

2nd week of August

4th to 13th August Falmouth Week

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

9th August Camelford Agricultural Show

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

9th to 13th 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

13th to 19th August Fowey Regatta and Carnival Week

A packed calendar of events by the sea

Image credit: Bude Carnival

18th to 20th August Cornish Steam and Country Fair

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

19th August Bude Carnival

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

4th week of August

24th to 28th August Cornwall Folk Festival

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

28th August Newlyn Festival

The best fish festival in the west with the Cornish Last Night of the Proms the evening before

 

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