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.

Throughout the Month



Join them this summer for an evening of entertainment followed by Firework Spectaculars this August on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Newquay Zoo - 50 Years

Explore Newquay Zoo and discover the amazing changes that have taken place over the past 5 decades by completing their fun free trail booklet.

Eden Project - Earth Story

This summer at Eden, get ready to discover the evolution of life as we know it.

Maritime Museum - Titanic Story

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

Paulos Circus 2019 Rockets Tour

They have out of this world acts that they have created to show you and your family the very best of live entertainment.

Specific Events


Classic and American Car Event and Summer Fayre

4th August

There will be plenty to see, be entertained by, stalls to browse, caterers to choose from and hundreds of beautiful vehicles displayed by their proud owners. 



Five days of music, surfing and beach with a Cornish backdrop.

Falmouth Week


A week of shore side events and sailing regatta. There will be food and festivities around the town throughout the week.

Camelford Agricultural Show

14th August

Livestock & agriculture is at the heart of the show and the Grand Parade features prize winning animals but there’s entertainment for the kids and a range of great local food and drinks to enjoy.

Cornish Steam and Country Show


Something for all the family, there will be steam engines, a fun fair, model and craft displays and much more.

Fowey Regatta


With loads going on, from parades, to races on rafts, this week is jam packed with things to see and do. 

Cornwall Folkfestival


Cornwall Folk Festival brings some of folk’s finest to North Cornwall, and showcases great talent from across Cornwall and the South West.


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