The hottest event in Cornwall’s surfing calendar is back for its 18th year of celebrating waves and world-class music on the cliff tops of Watergate Bay. Boardmasters draws in crowds of over 50,000 festival-goers for a long weekend of incredible performances and competitive surfing.
With a star-studded line-up, including big names like Florence + the Machine, Lorde, Liam Gallagher, Little Simz, Rudimental, and Ben Howard – plus many more, it’s set to be another incredible year.
Lobster on the Lawn
Back by popular demand, our cracking summer seafood feast is returning for a second serving. Hosted in our private gardens on the 19th of August, pull up a chair on the terrace and prepare for an evening of sunshine, seafood, and bubbles.
Head Chef Ollie Wyatt is an expert in cooking Cornish seafood, and for this occasion, he’ll be shining the spotlight on the nation’s favourite crustacean – the lobster. Tickets are £50 per person, and include a glass of fizz and your lobster dinner, along with some mouthwatering sides. You’ll be seated on the terrace, overlooking the verdant lawns and bright blooms in our much-loved gardens.
Cornwall Tattoo Convention
Head to the Royal Cornwall Showground for the most ‘ink-spiring’ experience in our guide to what’s on in Cornwall in August. Tattoo artists and enthusiasts will be gathering on the weekend of 19th – 20th August for a celebration of art, freedom of expression, and alternative music.
Meet like-minded people, chat to Cornish tattoo artists, and even come home with some new ink, from body and face painting, to something more permanent!
Jimmy Carr ‘Terribly Funny 2.0'
Get ready for an evening of uproarious and inappropriate fits of laughter in the Cornish capital, as Jimmy Carr returns to the Hall for Cornwall with his brand new comedy show. ‘Terribly Funny 2.0’ promises to be just that.
With political correctness left at the door, settle into your seats and prepare for shockingly hilarious comedy delivered in Jimmy’s famously unapologetic way. No topic is off limits, or too controversial in this show.
Cornwall Folk Festival
The Folk Festival in Wadebridge is celebrating its 50th anniversary in true Cornish style. Head to the North Cornish coast on the August bank holiday weekend for a line-up of foot-stomping fun.
From Ceilidh dancing to acoustic sets, soak in the fantastic atmosphere and revel in the folk festival festivities, with a pint of Cornish ale in hand!
Calling all gamers, movie fans, anime lovers, and cosplay enthusiasts. Head to Heartlands on the August bank holiday weekend for three days of geeking out!
Geek Fest is back for its 7th year running, and this year it’s all about embracing your favourite characters in cosplay. A family-friendly event, get dressed up in your best iconic costumes and enjoy live performances, movie props and photo opportunities, from Doctor Who to Darth Vader.
To end our guide to what’s on in Cornwall in August, we’ve got the ultimate sundowner session. Get ready to party past sunset on the cliff tops of St Agnes. SkyBar is an al fresco, pop-up summer party, with live DJ sets, exclusive bars serving up fresh cocktails, and local beers, plus plenty of tasty food vendors.
In prime position to witness a famous North coast sunset, sip drinks as you soak up golden hour, and get ready to hit the dancefloor once the sun goes down.