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Top Ten Things to do in Cornwall this August

1. Boardmasters, Newquay, 7th – 11th of August 2019

Boardmasters has become one of the best festivals in country in the last few years, getting big stars to headline year upon year and 2019 is no different. Artists include Wu-Tang Clan, Razorlight, Giggs, Florence and The Machine, Dizzee Rascal, Franz Ferdinand, Plan B, The Foals and many more.
By day there’s surfing and skating competitions at the famous Fistral beach. There’s plenty going on at the festival site near Watergate too, as well as live music there’s wellbeing activities, family field, and arts and crafts.

Day tickets are available and there is a regular bus service from Newquay to the Watergate site.

2. Falmouth Week, 9th – 19th of August 2019

Falmouth Week is a major attraction for locals and visitors. With its origins in a local sailing regatta dating back at least as far as 1837.
Falmouth Week has evolved is a major sailing competition with also plenty happening on the land too, with live music, family fun demos and fireworks, taking place throughout the week in Events Square.

3. Open Air Cinema at Pendennis Castle, 1st – 22nd of August

History, sea views and cinema – all in one place! This summer spend a night in outside and watch a film. Films include Bohemian Rhapsody on the 1st of August, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl on the 8th, A Knight’s Tale on the 15th, and Shrek on the 22nd.

4. Kneehigh presents, The Dancing Frog and Ubu Karaoke, Carlyon Bay St Austell, various dates in August

Cornish based theatre company, Kneehigh, returns this summer and at brand new venue on the beach. The Asylum is a great night out with refreshments available. This August there are two shows.

Ubu Karaoke

A roof-raising stark-raving sing-along satire!
We all know an Ubu.
Impossibly greedy, unstoppably crude, inexorably hell-bent on making our country great again!
Inspired by Alfred Jarry’s riot-inducing masterpiece, Kneehigh will wind-up and let rip their own version of theatre’s most anarchic creation – KING UBU.
Expect world-class buffoonery from Kneehigh stalwarts in this deliriously unhinged improvised promenade musical! Featuring some of the most iconic rock & pop anthems of all time, given a fresh run for their money a Kneehigh band.
Ubu Karaoke is suitable for adults, teenagers and adventurous children over the age of 10.
Estimated running time: 90 minutes.

The Dancing Frog

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!
For George isn’t just any frog. He’s a dancing frog.
And when Gertrude thrusts this web-footed wonder into the spotlight he becomes an overnight sensation the likes of which the world has never seen!
Suitable for children, adults and animals of all shapes and sizes.
Running time: 55 minutes.

Paulos Circus is in Newquay5. Paulos Circus, Rockets Tour, Newquay, various dates in August

The summer holidays must be here, as Paulos Circus takes summer residence in the field opposite Morrison’s, near Newquay. Venture to the big top for clowning around, illusions, trapeze, stunts and more. Grab a hot dog and some popcorn for the full experience.

6. Cornwall Pride, Newquay, 24th of August 2019

Cornwall Pride is the biggest celebration of diversity in the county. LGTB (lesbian, gay, trans or bisexual) people unite and invite family and friends to celebrate diversity together. There is a parade through the town, and then the Rainbow Fest held on Newquay’s Killacourt, overlooking Towan Beach. Here you will find live music, food, stalls, and activities for children.

7. 47th Cornwall Folk Festival, Wadebridge, 22nd – 26th of August

The festival takes place over several days at various places throughout the town. Enjoy folk music, workshops and dance. There’s local musicians and musician from all around the country and beyond, in the festival’s 47th year.

8. Cornwall Motorfest, Crantock near Newquay, August 30th – September 1st

Cornwall’s biggest motoring event returns for summer 2019. Set over 3 days offering a great day out for families and petrol heads. Set in 30 acres and over 3 days Cornwall MotorFest offers: motor dealers new and second hand, live music across 2, stunt shows, food and refreshments, classic cars, The Saturday Soapbox Race, plus much more.

9. Sounds Like the Seeker, Lane Theatre Newquay, 2nd of August

Fancy at night at the theatre? You don’t have to go far… Lane Theatre is only down the road from Hendra.
Lane Theatre presents – Sounds like THE SEEKERS
In 1963, Judith Durham, a shy young Australian jazz singer, joined Keith, Bruce and Athol to form The Seekers. Within a year they were one of the biggest selling bands in the world with number one hits in the UK, USA, Australia and many other countries.
To date they have sold over 50 million records.
Samantha recreates perfectly the voice and personality of Judith Durham and the group will entrance you with some of The Seekers’ greatest songs including hits such as: Georgy Girl, A World Of Our Own, I’ll Never Find Another You, The Carnival Is Over and many more.
Come along and experience again the joyful sound of The Seekers … the carnival isn’t over!

10. La Luna Yoga presents Beach Yoga and Brunch at Lusty Glaze, 4th of August 2019

What better way to spend your Sunday than relaxing & unwinding with Yoga on this beautiful Cornish Beach. Filling up your lungs with fresh sea air and letting any worries wash away with the sea.
All equipment provided
Suitable for all abilities – Beginners Welcome