What’s On In Cornwall

Cornwall is a county with a busy events calendar! There’s always lots happening from the best food festivals and music concerts to street markets and beach events. Find out ‘What’s On’ when you’re staying at Wooda.

Bude Events

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August Events

Bude’s Unmissable Lifeboat Weekend

Date: Saturday 24th - Monday 26th August

The annual Bude Lifeboat Weekend is held across the full three days of the August bank holiday (24th – 26th) and is one of the best weekends of the year.

The whole town has a relaxed, festival feel and there is plenty going on for all the family.
The weekend is crammed full of activities and attractions, including live music from local bands, brass bands and choirs, food stalls and BBQ, funfair rides, a children’s disco, a quiz night and a competitively priced bar. Activities occur mainly around the canal at the Wharf area and the Castle Grounds.
The Lifeboat Weekend ends in style with the Grand Firework Finale at 9.30pm on Monday.
Come along and show your support for Bude RNLI whilst having an amazing weekend.

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Sea & Smoke Feast Night

Date: Sunday 18th August

Temple is one of Bude’s leading restaurants serving fresh local produce. This summer they have a calendar of events that fuse chilled out sessions with exceptional food. On Sunday 18th August, join them for an outdoor fresh seasonal BBQ feast, a Temple Bar, local DJ’s, Sunday chills & sea air. We recommend bringing some blankets to keep warm and sit on, also a knife + fork. This is a night of great food, chilled vibes, good music and hopefully epic sunsets!

Location: Margaret’s Tea Room, Northcott Beach.

Time: 6pm

Tickets: £25 each

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Brass On The Grass

Date: Sunday 18th August

Bude Castle are welcoming Bude Town Band and Bude Metric Brass back to The Castle grounds to perform in their bandstand.They will be playing on the following dates (from 2pm – 4pm):

FREE TO ATTEND and you are more than welcome to bring your own chairs and picnics, you can also grab a picnic bag or other refreshments from Cafe Limelight upstairs in The Castle.

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Bude Jazz Festival

Date: 27th - 30th August

Putting a swing in the step of the town each year, the lively four day Bude Jazz Festival features a great bill of both local and national jazz musicians.  Various styles of jazz feature, but traditional and New Orleans styles are especially popular. Enjoy the best live jazz in Cornwall!

A single-day entrance ticket is priced at £30, a four day Stroller ticket is priced at £100.

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Crooklets Beach Clean

Date: Saturday 3rd August

The beach clean is such an important job that is carried out by a dedicated team of locals every month but if you would like to join them to help protect this beautiful beach and save our oceans they’d love the support especially at this very busy time of year.

Everyone welcome including dogs. Please meet the entrance to the beach. All equipment is provided.

Under 18’s to be accompanied please.

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September Events


Date: 21st - 23rd September

Budelicious is a showcase of wonderful artisan food and drink producers in the area. It is a real treat for the taste buds and an event not to be missed!

Budelicious includes ‘street-food’ vendors outside the Falcon Hotel; an Artisans’ Hall, where local area producers will taste and sell their wares; a Marquee where our fantastic local and celebrity chefs will demonstrate their skills; a family area, with children’s entertainment and Cornish Musicians to close the Festival

The event is led by celebrity chef Peter Gorton (Master Chef of GB) a past Guide Michelin star winner.

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November Events

Bude Folk festival

Date: 15th - 17th November

The Bude Folk Festival will be taking place at Penstowe Manor Resort on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 15th, 16th and 17th November 2019

Traditionally held in Ilfracombe, this year we have relocated the festival just 17 miles down the road, crossing the border into North Cornwall to Penstowe Manor, a really tasteful intimate venue near Bude.  To celebrate our rich history of Folk Music, this years line-up comprises a mix of traditional sounds from across the UK and wider afield, offering something a little different for those that like a broader musical experience!  With The Strawbs, Cara Dillon and Steve Harley Acoustic trio headlining, plus some unforgettable names and fifteen other acts, this is certain to be a great festival and one live music event not to miss in the South West!

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