August Festivals in Cornwall

There's more to Cornwall than just our beautiful countryside, stunning coastline, great food and friendly people.
In August there are lots of festivals to enjoy as well - here  are some highlights:


August 1-2

A family friendly celebration of children's culture and youth work with a big top, fair ground, arts, crafts and lots of healthy food

Sing Along The River

August 2 - 30

Every Thusrday in August choirs, folk groups, brass bands and more musicians will perform along the river Fowey 

Creation Fest

August 4-10

A fun faith and family festival at the Royal Cornwall Events Centre with music, arts workshops, talks, a massive skatepark, barn dances, silent discos and much more

Hellys International Guitar Festival

August 7-11

Concerts, free lessons from performers from around the world, workshops, poetry interviews and stalls

Falmouth Week

August 10-19

6 days of match racing for keelboats, dinghies and traditional craft, plus themed party nights, Science In The Square and the Falmouth Week Carnival Parade

Our Town Arts and Heritage Festival
St Columb

August 13-25

 A lively celebration of the creativity and heritage of St Columb. Art exhibitions, photography, a craft market, town trail, workshops, good food and music. 

Cornwall Folk Festival

August 23-27


The streets and pubs of Wadebridge come alive with the sound of regional and visiting artists at one of Britain's finest small festivals. This year including Eddi Reader, Roberts and Lakeman, Flats and Sharps Ninebarrow and many more

Bude Jazz Festival

August 28-31

The lively four day Bude Jazz Festival features a great bill of both local and national jazz musicians and one of the finest jazz pianists in the UK, Craig Milverton. Various styles of jazz feature, but traditional and New Orleans styles are especially popular. Enjoy the best live jazz in Cornwall!

Gorsedh Kernow Esedhros

August 29 - September 2

The Festival of Cornish Culture celebrates Cornwall's distinctive identity and Celtic heritage with live music, dance, a literary festival, and the iconic grand procession of bards .

Information provided by Visit Cornwall