Local Events in Newquay

As a family hotel in Cornwall, we're passionate about finding the best things to do in Newquay for families, our wonderful hometown.

Newquay is a thriving town with events throughout the year for all age groups.

From family fun days to watching awesome watersports, food festivals and lots of seasonal themed events and activities across our local attractions, you won’t be bored when in Newquay.

Check out our pick of the best events coming up, so you really get the most from your holiday.

Local Events

  • Fistral Fireworks | 5th November

    Pop outside and watch the fireworks from Fistral Beach, from 8pm

  • Newquay Halloween Family Bat Trail | 21st - 29th November

    Bats are taking up residence in businesses across the town and Newquay BID is inviting families to search for them in order to win treats this Halloween.

    The competition, created by Newquay Business Improvement District (BID), involves children (accompanied by an adult) following the trail to help find the hidden bats. Participants just need to solve the clues to find the business locations. Clue sheets will be made available from the Tourist Information Centre from Saturday 21st October.

    Participating businesses will give each child a stamp on their clue sheet once they have been into the shop. Once the clue sheet has been completed it can be handed to Newquay Tourist Information Centre where the keen Bat Collectors can claim a Halloween treat! The trail does not have to be completed all in one day and budding bat adventurers have until Monday 30th October to return their completed sheet.

  • Newquay Festive Festival | Friday 24th November

    Newquay’s Festive Festival is ready to light up the town on Friday 24thNovember in a spectacular start to the festive season. Organised and funded by Newquay BID, Newquay Town Council and Newquay Lions, this year’s event is set to be bigger and better than ever before!

    It all starts at 4pm with lots of live music and entertainment in the high street,

    Including fire breathers, stilt walkers, dancers, choirs and walking jazz bands.


  • Santa Fun Run | 4th December

    Santa’s are coming to Newquay, the Cornwall Hospice Care’s Annual Santa Fun Run series is back and as festive as ever!  

    Men, women, boys, girls, young and old – everyone’s welcome to join Team Santa and help us raise some funds. You can run, jog or walk along the route, then join us for a mince pie afterwards. What better way to get into the festive mood while supporting a local charity?

    You can choose to run, jog or walk along the route and most events have a choice of two distances.  Sign up and you will receive a free Santa Suit! Join us for a mince pie and hot drink after the fun run to continue the merry making.

    Spaces are limited, so advanced registration is recommended.  Online registration is now live!    

    Santa Fun Run Prices just £12 for adults and £7 for children. Same for Cycle, or £15 Adults and £10 Children to do both.  

    For further information contact Lindsay on 01726 66868 or via email: lopie@cornwallhospice.co.uk    


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