August is a time for the music lovers to flock to Cornwall! The annual Boardmasters music festival sits high on the hill overlooking the sea attracting world famous recording artists as well as surfing and snowboard enthusiasts for a three day extravaganza.  Don’t miss the Bude Jazz Festival too for something a little more low key. 


This annual surf, skate & music festival is a firm favourite on the Cornish events calendar. The best UK surfers go head-to-head in the country’s biggest surf competition. The event hosts men & women’s short and longboard contest but also see the addition a brand new Junior OPEN competition.


Steam Festival

Formerly the West of England Steam Rally. Expect almost one hundred full size and miniature steam engines from all over the Uk. There are stunning showmen’s engines with their gleaming twisted brass, road rollers, ploughing engines, heavy haulage road locomotives and agricultural traction engines.


Jazz festival

Putting a swing in the step of the town each year, the lively four day Bude Jazz Festival always features a great bill of both local and national jazz musicians.

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