Events in or around Bude

Regular Events in Bude

Crooklets Beach Clean
10am - 12pm

Help protect Crooklets beach and our oceans.

Just turn up! All equipment is provided.

Under 18’s to be accompanied please.

First Saturday of the month

more info...



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 marks the 10th anniversary of the Bude Christmas Fayre, held across the Parkhouse Centre and The Castle, from 11am – 4pm on the Sunday 1st December.

The Parkhouse Centre will be the marketplace hub, full of stalls to browse from a range of local businesses. It will also host live entertainment all day including dancers and musicians singing carols and festive songs.

The Castle on the other hand will be focused on family fun - home to Santa and his grotto, with *free Christmas workshops, a magician, and storytelling for children. (*All workshops are free other than the pottery making/painting session in the Studio room)

Santa will be seeing children from 12 until 2pm whereupon he will be judging the children's Christmas Fancy Dress Competition (age 7 years and under).

Festive food and drink will be available all day. Check out the schedule on this page to find out what's on and timings.

Free entry for all ages.

Bude Castle Heritage Centre

and the Parkhouse Centre

The Castle Bude

Tel: 01288 357300


Bude SLSC Mike Moyle Christmas Day Swim
Every Christmas Day

The Bude Christmas Day Swim at Crooklets Beach is a fund raising event for Bude Surf Life Saving Club.

The Mike Moyle Christmas Day no wetsuit swim commences at 11am on Crooklets Beach, Bude and attracts around 500 participants who dash into the sea whatever the weather.

Many more people gather to watch the madness!


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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