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.

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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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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 Carnival

Date: Saturday 17th August

One of the biggest days in the Bude social calendar, the Bude carnival!

You can expect dance displays, live music, stalls, fancy dress, awards and of course the main event of the procession itself. Plus much more.

Make sure you get there early to secure the best spot!

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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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Cousin Jack

Date: Wednesday 28th August

Every Wednesday throughout July and August join Bude’s version of Fisherman’s Friends, Cousin Jack. Cousin Jack are a singing group made up of 7 singers and 3 musicians and perform a variety of songs from Irish and folk to Cornish and shanties. This is one not to be missed!

From 8pm at The Courtyard at Wooda

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Cousin Jack

Date: Wednesday 21st August

Every Wednesday throughout July and August join Bude’s version of Fisherman’s Friends, Cousin Jack. Cousin Jack are a singing group made up of 7 singers and 3 musicians and perform a variety of songs from Irish and folk to Cornish and shanties. This is one not to be missed!

From 8pm at The Courtyard at Wooda

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Cousin Jack

Date: Wednesday 14th August

Every Wednesday throughout July and August join Bude’s version of Fisherman’s Friends, Cousin Jack. Cousin Jack are a singing group made up of 7 singers and 3 musicians and perform a variety of songs from Irish and folk to Cornish and shanties. This is one not to be missed!

From 8pm at The Courtyard at Wooda

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Cousin Jack

Date: Wednesday 7th August

Every Wednesday throughout August join Bude’s version of Fisherman’s Friends, Cousin Jack. Cousin Jack are a singing group made up of 7 singers and 3 musicians and perform a variety of songs from Irish and folk to Cornish and shanties. This is one not to be missed!

From 8pm at The Courtyard at Wooda

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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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