What’s on in Bude

At various points in the year, Bude events see like-minded foodies, music fans and all kinds of interest groups flock to the town. Our friendly community spirit is the secret ingredient to celebrations such as the Bude Carnival, while the town’s healthy appetite for food, music and the arts ensure a lively calendar featuring some of the best events in Cornwall each year.

It’s not just about events that attract scores of people to the town though.  Bude is a thriving town with a growing population.  There is rarely a day go by without an event taking place.  Why not browse our events calendar to see What’s on in Bude?  If nothing catches your eye, please remember that some events are not added to the calendar until a few days before, so do keep checking!  

Click here to view the VisitBude events calendar…

Events for Foodies

Bude might not have its own celebrity chef in residence, but what we do have is a tremendous quality of locally sourced produce and some fabulous Cornish seafood. A cracking weekly market runs each Friday from spring right through the summer, while our marquee cooking event “Bude for Food” is always a delicious treat, packed with great produce and talented chefs including some of the true stars of British food.

Events for Kids

Child friendly events in and around Bude come in many types. Depending on the time of year you can hunt for treasure, take a train ride with Santa, or join the carnival. Here are a few ideas in Bude itself as well as nearby destinations.

Events for art and craft enthusiasts

Bude is a fantastic place for arts and crafts these days. A real hotbed of local galleries and shops showcase a surprising array of talent. Meanwhile, regular art exhibitions, events and hands-on courses provide visitors with an inspiring and ever-changing experience.

Events for music & dance lovers

For a modest sized seaside town, Bude punches well above its weight in terms of music festivals each year. We host events to appeal to a broad spectrum of music lovers, including our famous annual jazz and folk gatherings. 

Events for sports buffs

From running to rowing, sailing to surfing, Bude has a history of hosting some of the best sporting events in Cornwall. Dates such as our annual Triathlon and Quadrathlon attract numerous athletes, along with plenty of vocal encouragement from the crowds. Why not add your support this year? 

Events for nature lovers

With some fabulous biodiversity and intriguing geology in and around Bude, we believe the area is well worth celebrating. Why not join one of our friendly local experts to discover more on your next trip?

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