Tall Ships, Falmouth, 15 – 18 Aug
A magnificent collection of the finest tall ships from across the globe are on their way to Falmouth's port where they will embark on the esteemed 'Magellan Elcano' race. This event holds great prestige, and Falmouth has been honoured to host it for the sixth time, with the first time occurring in 2014.
The bustling port of Cornwall is a constant favourite among captains and crew members, who are drawn to its lively atmosphere. The entire town comes alive with a plethora of events, including live music performances, receptions, and parades. This vibrant celebration welcomes approximately 750 international captains and crew members, as well as an impressive 100,000 visitors over four days.
Throughout the event, a multitude of complimentary events will be held on the port side. These include music concerts, a parade featuring the crew members, and captivating light and laser displays. Intentionally priced at a lower rate, ticketed access to the ships will be offered for the initial three days leading up to the grand finale - the Parade of Sail - on Friday 18th August.
Before the start of the Falmouth race towards A Coruna, Spain, the tall ships will sail together with numerous local boats, yachts, and marine craft. They will depart from their designated moorings and proceed along the coastal route, passing Pendennis headland and Falmouth's picturesque beaches. This is a remarkable sight, one that should not be overlooked. It can be observed from various coastal viewpoints in and around Falmouth or even from the water.
SkyBar, Polzeath, 18 – 19 Aug and St Agnes, 25 -27 Aug
At SkyBar, they elevate the beloved aprés ski atmosphere and infuse it with vibrant energy to create an unparalleled summer experience that will truly delight you. Continuing the impressive track record of previous years, this event promises an unforgettable experience featuring outstanding music, accompanied by a wide selection of beverages to enhance the breathtaking sunsets. All set in the picturesque South West region of the country.
You have the option to choose from a variety of bars at the venue, including Ca Bolani Prosecco Bar, Dead Man's Fingers Tiki Bar, the Jägermeister Shots Bar, and the fully stocked Main Bar. You are guaranteed to have an exceptional evening experience from the moment you arrive until you leave.
The SkyBar will be at Polzeath on the 18th and 19th of August Before it moves on to St Agnes on the 25th, 26th and 27th of August.
Lobster on the Lawn, The Alverton, Truro, 19 Aug
Discover an exquisite seafood celebration this summer at The Alverton. Join them on Saturday 19th August as the exceptional chefs showcase a tantalising lobster feast, accompanied by a delightful array of complementary delicacies.
Savour the exquisite taste of a locally-sourced Cornish lobster, prepared to perfection. Delight in this culinary masterpiece on the outdoor terrace of The Alverton, while you take in the breathtaking view of the lush gardens and grounds.
To indulge in the Lobster on the Lawn event, individuals will need to purchase an admission ticket priced at £50 per person. This fee includes a delightful and charming lobster feast, accompanied by a complimentary glass of sparkling wine upon arrival.
Bank holiday beers and beats, The Rising Sun Truro, 25 – 27 Aug
The team at The Rising Sun, known for winning the prestigious Muddy Award, is planning to celebrate the end of summer wildly, regardless of weather conditions. They have organised beer and music events throughout the extended August bank holiday weekend.
The courtyard will undergo a captivating transformation into an energetic open-air beer festival, featuring a remarkable assortment of beers served directly from the barrel. In addition, guests can savour appetising summer-inspired small plates cooked on the barbecue while enjoying laid-back acoustic music. If beer isn't your thing, there is no need to worry, we are pleased to offer a delightful range of special seasonal cocktails, a refreshing selection of Provence rose, and expertly crafted non-alcoholic beverages for your enjoyment.
After you have had the opportunity to try out the various options available, you may want to take a leisurely walk down to Fitzpatrick's, where an energetic atmosphere will be maintained throughout the entire weekend.
Join us for a remarkable weekend filled with exciting events at Verdant Brewery. On Saturday night, we have Black Velvet performing live music, creating an electrifying atmosphere. Additionally, on Sunday night, you can enjoy a thrilling casino night while being serenaded by the talented local pianist Callum Kaban. It promises to be a memorable experience as we conclude the weekend with great entertainment.
All are cordially invited to join us at the festival. No tickets are necessary, so feel free to drop by and indulge in the lively atmosphere.
Tunes in the Park, Port Eliot, 25 – 27 August
Tunes in the Park, an event held on the stunning grounds of the Port Eliot Estate in St Germans, Cornwall, offers a picturesque setting for a memorable weekend filled with joy and merriment. Taking place during the August bank holiday, it promises to be an unforgettable experience. The event will take place from Friday to Sunday, offering live music performances on multiple stages. There will be various activities and entertainment options available for children, as well as wellbeing sessions. Additionally, attendees can enjoy a wide selection of food and drink options, on-site camping facilities, and many other attractions.
Some of this year's headliners include the incredible Kaiser Chiefs, The Kooks, our Eurovision hero and everyone’s favourite spaceman, Sam Ryder. As well as these amazing superstars, the event also has an abundance of incredible tribute acts for you to enjoy. Tributes include Abba, Elvis, Elton John, Blink - 182 and more.
Silent Disco Beach Yoga, Fistral, Newquay, 26 Aug
Experience the exquisite pop-up silent disco beach yoga hosted by Oceanflow Yoga, the distinguished winner of the national title for Best Yoga Studio.
The Saturday sunset session will be perfectly synchronised with the renowned Cornish sunsets that we are fortunate to witness here in Newquay. Engage in the practice of Vinyasa yoga while enjoying the melodic rhythms of Balearic beats as you witness the serene setting of the sun descending into the ocean. You can spot them by their location on the beach, towards the northern end. Look for the tall flags. This area offers plenty of room for everyone to engage in joint practice while enjoying the sandy shore beneath our feet.
To secure your spot, we kindly suggest making a prior reservation. The cost per person is £12, and this offer is open to beginners as well. During the session, Jen will guide the headphones, supported by demonstrators to ensure a smooth experience for all participants. All you need to bring is a mat or a towel, and good spirit!
With all of this and more happening in Cornwall this August, you are bound to have an amazing end to your summer. There is something for everyone, whether you’re a foodie, a music lover, or and nautical enthusiast, Cornwall has it all.