Events in or around Bude


Annual Events in Bude

St Piran's Day Walk in Bude
Every March

St Pirans's Day Procession starting from Bude Surf Life Saving Club, Summerleaze Beach, Bude, Cornwall.

Follow the piper across Summeleaze Downs to the lock gates then returning to the Bude Life Saving Club. Singing led by local Cornish Group An Scaith. Everyone Welcome. Bring your flags! Free to all.

The Barrel at Bude will be taking part in the Trelawny Shout which will follow the procession.


Bude and Stratton Folk Festival
Usually begins in May every year

Bude & Stratton Folk Festival is a small, friendly and very welcoming folk festival in the picturesque seaside town of Bude and nearby Stratton in North Cornwall.

An entirely acoustic festival (apart from the ceilidhs), the festival offers a broad mix of singers, dancers and musicians.
The festival is fast gaining a reputation on the folk circuit as a great little festival that offers a good mix - Local folk entertainers ensure that the people coming into the town for the festival see some of what Cornwall has to offer and entertainment from further afield gives the locals a taste of what's going on outside Cornwall.

The emphasis is always on enjoyment and participation - to this end a good range of sessions are offered, dances and dancers and sing-arounds..... it's a bit like a fringe festival..... with concerts, workshops and a Music Hall.

Being a seaside town, there is always the big shanty sing included in the programme.

Email: email

Bude and Stratton Folk Festival website


Bude Carnival
Every August

Afternoon events start at 2pm with Charity Fete in the Castle Grounds. Judging starts at 5.30pm and the procession leaves the Lower Wharf at 6.30pm.

Bude Carnival website


Bude Jazz Festival
Every August

4 Days of Top Quality Jazz at Bude, Cornwall.
29th August - 1st September.

For more information:


Bude Lifeboat Week
Every August

Bude Lifeboat week including polo on the Bude Canal between 12 noon and 6pm on the 28th August


Bude Christmas Fayre
Every December

This year, the fayre will be hosted across both the Parkhouse Centre and The Castle in Bude.

There are lots of things to do and see, for the whole family to enjoy, including our exciting Christmas Tree competition, sponsored by Toymaster in Bude.

There is a big focus on children and families for the event this year – with Santa himself attending the fayre.

Santa and his grotto will be based upstairs in The Castle, ready to meet both naughty and nice children. And, whilst children wait to meet him, they can post their Christmas wish list in the magic post box – which goes straight to North Pole.

Santa will be giving out wooden Christmas tree decorations that children can choose to decorate downstairs in the Christmas arts and crafts room. Once decorated, you’ll have a lasting token and reminder of your day to show off proudly on your Christmas tree year after year!

The Christmas Fayre will continue over in the Parkhouse Centre, with plenty of stalls to browse, from a range of local businesses. So please do come on down and support local!

There will be live music too, with Christmas songs and carols, and if you’re hungry, there will of course be the usual mulled wine and mince pies, but also roasted horse chestnuts, and even stone baked pizzas!

Free entry for all ages.

Bude Castle Heritage Centre

and the Parkhouse Centre

The Castle Bude


Christmas Day Swim
Every 25th December

Annual Bude SLSC Christmas Day swim

No wetsuits

Fund raising event

Lifeguard safety cover, changing facilities, hot drinks and sausage rolls will be supplied at the event free of charge so please be generous with your donation.

Registration forms may be found here:

Forms are also available from the secretary: email and from Zuma Jay Surf Shop, 20 Belle Vue Lane, Bude

Donations may be made by texting the message XSWM25 £(amount) to 70070.

To donate online please visit:



Extra Annual Event Info

Bude holds an annual Jazz Festival.



Car Boot Sales in Bude

From March to Christmas Car Boot Sales are held by The Friends of Budehaven, a registered charity, every Sunday at the School's Leisure Centre site, (below Morrison's Roundabout) 5 March 2017 - 17 December 2017 8am - noon. All funds raised support the students at Budehaven Community School. Cars £5.


Farmers Markets in Bude

Bude Farmers' Market Lower Wharf, Bude EX23 8LG Every Friday 10:00am to 3:00pm For more information: Neville Padgham Tel: 01288 352921 Email: An open air event on the wharfside. Season starts on Good Friday and runs until the last Friday in September.


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