Events this Month in Cornwall (August 2019)

Events this Month in Cornwall (August 2019)

Huguette Caland at Tate St Ives

24 May 2019 to 1 Sep 2019

St. Ives

Shifting between figuration and abstraction, large, colourful canvasses and detailed drawings from the 1970s and 1980s will explore the delicate balance between the suggestive and the explicit that Huguette Caland created in her work.


Miracle Theatre presents: 'A Perfect World'

8 Jun 2019 to 24 Aug 2019


Miracle celebrates its 40th year with a brand new comic escapade! Gather your friends and family and take a journey to the end of the earth and beyond....


A World of My Own

12 Jun 2019 to 8 Sep 2019


A World of My Own features photographs and objects from Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s personal collection and celebrates fifty years since his remarkable single handed journey around the world.


Munnings in Cornwall Exhibition

15 Jun 2019 to 7 Sep 2019


Penlee House Gallery & Museum in Penzance is showing a special exhibition to mark 60 years since the death of the eccentric and controversial artist Sir Alfred Munnings  exploring his works from the years he spent living in Cornwall.

Stuff and Nonsense

22 Jun 2019 to 7 Sep 2019


Follow Alice down the rabbit hole and emerge into Falmouth Art Gallery’s extraordinary summer exhibition including poetry, illustration and photographs by Edward Lear, Spike Milligan, Quentin Blake, Lewis Carroll and other recognised ‘nonsense’ artists.


Wheal Martyn Summer Activities

5 Jul 2019 to 14 Sep 2019

St. Austell

There's loads to do at Wheal Martyn Clay Works this summer from Forest Schools to clay animation workshops, Teddy Bears picnic to paper making....


Outdoor Theatre at Bedruthan

6 Jul 2019 to 3 Aug 2019

Mawgan Porth

This summer catch two children's classics on the lawn at Bedruthan Hotel, Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves and Wind in the Willows will entertain you while you watch the sun go down over the bay.


Paulos Circus 2019 Rockets Tour

12 Jul 2019 to 7 Sep 2019


We will be blasting off our 2019 tour with out of this world acts we have created to show you and your family the very best of live entertainment.


Tin Mine Clay

18 Jul 2019 to 31 Oct 2019

West Cornwall

An exhibition of ceramics made of clay found in Penwith tin mines that coincides with the centennial of two major events -  the sinking of Victory shaft at Geevor Mine and the Levant mining disaster which claimed 31 lives.


Summer of Fun & Fireworks at Flambards

20 Jul 2019 to 2 Sep 2019


A fun-packed line up of entertainment has been put together for the summer holidays at the Cornish attraction with creepy crawly shows, fantastic firework displays, VR adventures, music and much, much more.

Open Air Cinema at Porthminster Beach

21 Jul 2019 to 1 Sep 2019

St. Ives

Iconic films, spectacular locations, Open Air Cinema UK are coming to Porthminster Beach, St Ives this summer!

Earth Story at the Eden Project

24 Jul 2019 to 3 Sep 2019

St. Austell

This summer at Eden take a journey into earth’s astonishing past, precarious present day and a future that’s ours to make.


A Summer of Scoundrels and Scallywags

24 Jul 2019 to 2 Aug 2019


Be transported back 300 years to the Golden Age of Piracy. Armed with only a treasure map, new recruits will need to solve the clues in order to claim their pirate treasure.


Paradise Park's Summer of Parrots

26 Jul 2019 to 3 Sep 2019


Celebrate the colourful world of parrots at the home of the World Parrot Trust (WPT). See rare Blue-throated and Great Green Macaws, Citron-crested Cockatoos, Sun Conures, Mitchell’s Lorikeets and many more in their aviaries at the Park.


Charlestown Regatta Week

27 Jul 2019 to 2 Aug 2019

St. Austell

A week of fun events for all the family including includes events such as the fun triathlon, raft races, donkey derby, live music and colourful carnival to raise funds for the local community.


27 Jul 2019 to 24 Aug 2019

St. Ives

What are the Echoes inspiring the new work of Sue Davis, Lesley Harry and Jane Smith?

Looe Carnival Week

28 Jul 2019 to 3 Aug 2019


The highlight of the Looe Lions' calendar with a week of events that appeal to everyone. Entertainment for the whole family is guaranteed as the busy seaside town gears up for seven days of fun

Venues throughout Looe.


Treasure Island of Summer Activities

29 Jul 2019 to 4 Sep 2019


Inspired by stories and life on the Mount, both past and present, join a crafty hub of activity and make your own treasure to take home throughout the summer holidays


St Endellion Summer Music Festival

30 Jul 2019 to 9 Aug 2019

Port Isaac

Internationally famous festival. Symphony orchestra and a chorus of 75, with guest artistes, encompasses the classics from Brahms to Stravinsky, music from Broadway and late night brass bands.  


Sister Act!

30 Jul 2019 to 3 Aug 2019


Rejoice! Sister Act is heading to Falmouth this summer.

Wild Wednesdays Kids’ Club

31 Jul 2019 to 28 Aug 2019

St. Austell

Give your kids a wild adventure this summer holidays in our weekly outdoor play club for 7-11-year-olds. Facilitated by our experienced Education Team and based in Eden's unique outdoor learning space in our wild outer estate.

Open Air Cinema at Pendennis Castle

1 Aug 2019 to 22 Aug 2019


Iconic films, spectacular locations, Open Air Cinema UK are coming to Cornwall this summer! Whether you want to see this summer’s ‘must see’ film, the Oscar winning Bohemian Rhapsody or family favourites like Shrek,  there's something for everyone!

Miracle Theatre - 40 Years of Touring

1 Aug 2019 to 3 Sep 2019


As part of its 40th year celebrations, Miracle Theatre are joining forces with the Museum of Cornish Life in Helston to share and celebrate their history with a month-long Miracle Theatre Time Capsule Exhibition this August


Kneehigh present The Dancing Frog

2 Aug 2019 to 1 Sep 2019

Carlyon Bay

Poor Gertrude thinks she’ll never laugh or love again. But then she has a lucky encounter on a lily pad. With a frog. Called George. Suddenly, things are looking bright again!


Creation Fest

3 Aug 2019 to 9 Aug 2019


Creation Fest is a free admission Christian music festival with Bible teaching, and fun for the whole family.

Newquay Society of Artists: Trenance Cottages Exhibition

3 Aug 2019 to 11 Aug 2019


A selection of local arts and crafts will be on display at Trenance Cottages, Trenance Gardens, Newquay.


Mount Edgcumbe American & Classic Car Show & Fayre

4 Aug 2019


500 American and Classic cars to see, a craft fayre and stalls, a car boot fair, amusements, refreshments, a licenced bar and live music.


Boardmasters Surf, Skate & Music Festival

7 Aug 2019 to 11 Aug 2019


Surf, skate & music festival situated across two legendary locations featuring the best in action sports including surfing and a laid back music festival.


Falmouth Week

9 Aug 2019 to 18 Aug 2019


Falmouth Week has grown into the largest sailing regatta in the south west with more than 450 yachts racing over eight days, and a lively programme of shoreside events. Various Venues in Falmouth


The Chestnut Appeal - St Michael’s Mount Swim

10 Aug 2019


If you are a strong swimmer and have always wanted to take a swim around the St Michael's Mount, this is a great opportunity to swim in safety and raise some money for this important South West region charity.

Tregony Heavy Horse Show & Country Fayre

11 Aug 2019

The Roseland

Tregony annual Heavy Horse Show and Country Fayre presents the parading and judging of heavy horses and Shetland ponies.


Camelford Agricultural Show

14 Aug 2019


Traditional agricultural show, Includes dog shows, vintage vehicle collections, displays of cattle, sheep and horses, sheep shearing displays, a heavy horse show and much more.

Kneehigh present Ubu

15 Aug 2019 to 1 Sep 2019

South Coast > St. Austell

We all know an Ubu. Impossibly greedy, unstoppably crude, inexorably hell-bent on making our country great again! Sound familiar? Expect world-class buffoonery from Kneehigh in this deliriously unhinged improvised musical of stark raving sing-along satire


Cornish Steam and Country Fair

16 Aug 2019 to 18 Aug 2019

West Cornwall

Previously known as the West of England Steam Rally. Up to 100 full size and miniature steam engines from all over the country, rural craft displays & children's entertainment.


Science in the Square

16 Aug 2019


Be a scientist for the day! This fantastic event gives children of all ages the chance to experience the wonders of science first hand through a series of talks and interactive sessions. Free Event

Fowey Regatta and Carnival Week

18 Aug 2019 to 24 Aug 2019


One of the best local regattas in the country, with a fun-filled week for all the family. Events include tightly contested races, a midweek carnival and a spectacular firework display over the harbour.


St Ewe Country Fair

18 Aug 2019

St Austell

A traditional rural country fair with arena events, sideshows, animals, food, horticultural, craft and children's tents, cream teas and competitions. A great day out for all the family raising money for local charities and good causes.


Holsworthy and Stratton Agricultural Show

22 Aug 2019


A fun filled day out for all the family. Entertainment all day long including gymnastics, falconry, motorcycle stunts, Jive dancing, children’s sports, and horse jumping.

Holsworthy & Stratton Agricultural Show


47th Cornwall Folk Festival

22 Aug 2019 to 26 Aug 2019


There's an amazing line up of international, national and local performers coming to Wadebridge in August with stages all over the town as musicians fill the place with music.


Cornwall Pride 2019

24 Aug 2019


An annual celebration of diversity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Cornwall, their friends and families. A parade, live entertainment, stalls and food.

The Return of the Secret Gin Garden

24 Aug 2019


From the creators of The Great Estate Festival comes a decadent one-night soirée of tantalising beverages, live music, burlesque, DJs and fire dancing.

Polkerris Swim Festival 2019

24 Aug 2019

South Coast

The Swim Festival is a mass-participation open water sea swimming event and a great chance to try a swim of a particular distance if you’re a beginner or experienced swimmer.


Cornwall Motorsport Month

26 Aug 2019 to 4 Oct 2019


Champion the diversity of motorsport in Cornwall by showcasing some of the best events on both two and four wheels throughout the month of September.


Bude Jazz 2019

27 Aug 2019 to 30 Aug 2019


Bude has been involved in staging jazz festivals for 25 years and is renowned world-wide for its support for the music.


Cornwall Motorfest 2019

30 Aug 2019 to 1 Sep 2019


Cornwall's biggest motoring event returns this summer, spread over three days, offering a great day out for families and petrol heads. Highlights include live music, stunt shows, classic cars, the Saturday Soapbox Race and much much more...


Classic Sail Festival

30 Aug 2019 to 1 Sep 2019


Charlestown Harbour is staging their first ever Classic Sail Festival taking place in the Inner Harbour at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, celebrating the ports maritime heritage, classic sail, music, food and drink.