Bude has a host of great events throughout the year. We have picked out some of our favourites for 2020!
As always Bude has a fun summer lined up for us in 2020 and we want to share with you our top events taking place.
The first Bude Carnival was held in 1920 and it has been going strong ever since. Locals and visitors alike line the streets to watch the carnival procession on it’s route through the village with floats, walkers, musicians and dancers all taking part. The day starts at 2pm on the 15th August at the grounds of The Castle Bude, where there are stalls, fancy dress competitions and food vendors. Around 6pm, the parade sets off from opposite the tourist information centre for it’s route around the village.
If you are a certified foodie then you won’t want to miss Bude’s annual food festival, Budelicious, organised by The Falcon Hotel. Dates for 2020 are to be announced but it is usually around the weekend of the 20th. You can expect chef demonstrations, local producers, dining events and street food cars plus evening entertainment.
Bude Jazz Festival
The Bude Jazz Festival is well known to music lovers and bars, pubs and music venues around Bude play host to a great programme of musicians. From the 1st to the 4th September, Bude is buzzing with great jazz being enjoyed while people enjoy a relaxing drink. Follow the route map around the town to make the most of this four day event.
Bude Lifeboat Weekend
Held on the August Bank Holiday weekend each year, this is the biggest event in Bude’s diary. With the aim of promoting the RNLI and raising funds to support this important Cornish charity, Bude Lifeboat Weekend, has it all! Fairgrounds, stalls, displays and food vendors all make this a great event to attend. To round everything off the fun is brought to an end with a beautiful fireworks display.
While you’re here…
While you are here we would also recommend a few Bude hot spots too, such as The Beach for drinks overlooking the sea, The Beach House at Widemouth Bay for food and drinks that are practically on the beach and The Barrel for a real Cornish tipple.
Don’t forget too, that we have some wonderful holiday homes in Bude and Widemouth Bay that are the perfect place to stay while you are visiting. Our holiday homes fill up quickly though, so book early! If you miss the window however, we have a few friends in town who might be able to help you out with accommodation. Wooda Holiday Park, Whalesborough Cottages, Elite West Cottages and Breakwater Holidays all have some great stays in their listings.
Health gurus have long lauded wild swimming as spiritual balm. Along with forest bathing, open-air swimming is one of the latest wellbeing trends, and for good reason. ‘Green exercise’ is now where it’s at and where better to try it than in captivating Cornwall?
You may not have heard of Rowena Cade. Born in Derbyshire, she was the amazing woman whose legacy will stop you in your tracks if you visit the marvellous Minack Theatre in Cornwall.
We all need to support each other at this time, being kind and careful, adhering to social distancing and staying at home. Local businesses in Cornwall have been super-awesome in their support of their local communities, and Facebook is awash with community groups and small, independent businesses all keen to help others who are feeling isolated. It is heartwarming.