Local Events in Newquay
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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.
- Porthlevan Food Festival | 26th - 28th April 2019
The festival takes place in the picturesque harbour town of Porthleven, West Cornwall, expect all day cooking demos, food and craft stalls surrounding the harbour, music, dancing, performances, music, art and celebrity chefs cooking workshops.
Find out more >> porthlevenfoodfestival.com
- Camborne Trevithick Day | 27th April 2019
The day, always held on the last Saturday of April, celebrates the engineering and mining history of the Camborne area, and is dedicated to Richard Trevithick, pioneer of high pressure steam power & inventor of Road and Railway Locomotives. There is a diverse mix of street entertainment, with roaming entertainers, and covered stages hosting music for all tastes.
Find out more >> http://trevithickday.org.uk/
- Padstow May Day “‘Obby ‘Oss” | 1st May 2019
The biggest day in Padstow’s calendar. It is not unusual to see 30,000 people crammed into this little town. Locals spend the night decorating the town’s streets with flags, flowers and greenery complete with a maypole and the following morning two “osses”, one red and one blue emerge from their stables.
- St. Agnes Bolster Festival | 4th - 6th May 2019
A celebration of Cornish music and art featuring life size puppets, a drum band and a 28ft giant effigy re-enacting the famous Cornish legend of the giant called Bolster. A great day out for all the family.
Find out more >> https://bolsterfestival.wordpress.com/
- St Ives Food and Drink Festival | 10th - 12th May 2019
A celebration and gathering of some of the finest food & drink producers and chefs in Cornwall which will take place in St Ives on Porthminster Beach – believed to be the UK’s only beach food and drink festival.
Find out more >> https://stivesfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk/
- Newquay Art 8 Festival | 10th - 12th May 2019
Art 8 is Newquay’s Arts and Culture Festival - bursting at the seams with events, exhibits and workshops involving film, craft, spoken word, dance, photography, theatre, music, literature and more.
Find out more >> https://www.visitnewquay.org/whats-on/newquay-art-8-festival
- Fal River Festival | 24th May - 2nd June 2019
This fantastic 10 day celebration offers something for everyone, with over 100 events showcasing creative talent from the worlds of art, music, food, theatre, film, adventure & more.
Find out more >> https://www.falmouth.co.uk/falmouth-events/fal-river-festival/
- Great Estate Festival | 31st May - 2nd June 2019
Great Estate Garden Fete, held within the prestigious and mystical grounds of Scorrier House, minutes away from the beautiful Cornish coastline, you can be sure to expect the unexpected...
Find out more >> https://greatestatefestival.co.uk/
- Royal Cornwall Show | 6th - 8th June 2019
Cornwall’s showcase since 1793 and a fascinating glimpse into rural life. Apart from the livestock judging, there is the famous flower tent, show jumping and a fast and furious inter-hunt relay.
Find out more >> http://www.royalcornwallshow.org/
- Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival | 14th - 16th June 2019
A fantastic free festival of maritime music and a great way to soak up the true atmosphere of Falmouth’s seafaring past with performances by dozens of groups from all the UK and beyond.
Find out more >> http://www.falmouthseashanty.co.uk/
- Roxy Surf Camps | 15th - 16th June 2019
The perfect combination of surf, fun and chill time, to join on your own or with friends. Surf lessons are suitable for all levels from complete beginner to advance with an all female instructor team qualified to ISA level 2.
Find out more >> http://www.quiksilversurfschoolnewquay.com/
- Father’s Day Car Show at Flambards | 16th June 2019
Treat dad to a family day out this Father’s Day and see the collection of classic hot rod cars on display at Flambards.
- Port Eliot Festival | 25th - 28th July 2019
- Ibiza Club Classics Lusty Glaze Beach | 28th July 2019
Fusing the raw power and soul of an orchestra with the heavy bass and beats of a DJ, party-goers can expect to hear a mixture of pit string sections against scratch skills and double bass against synth bass, creating classic Ibiza party tracks like they’ve never heard before.
- Boardmasters Surf, Skate & Music Festival | 7th - 11th August 2019
Surf, skate & music festival situated across two legendary locations featuring the best in action sports including surfing and a laid back music festival.
Find out more >> https://www.boardmasters.com/
- Falmouth Week | 9th - 18th August 2019
Falmouth Week has grown into the largest sailing regatta in the south west with more than 450 yachts racing over eight days, and a lively programme of shore-side events.
Find out more >> https://www.falmouthweek.co.uk/
- Heritage Open Days | 7th - 10th September 2019
- The Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival | 13th - 15th September 2019
The Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival returns to the beautiful grounds of Healey’s Cyder Farm with The Zutons and Reef confirmed as headliners.
Find out more >> https://www.cornwallciderfestival.co.uk/
- Newquay Fish Festival | 13th - 15th September 2019
One of Cornwall’s celebrated seafood and crafts weekends gives Newquay an opportunity to showcase one of its hidden gems, ‘the fishing harbour’ with a dazzling menu of delicious dishes cooked on the quay by local Chefs!
Find out more >> http://www.newquayfishfestival.co.uk/
- Watergate Bay Speed Hillclimb | 14th - 15th September 2019
Nestled on the stunning and highly popular North Cornwall coast between Newquay and Padstow, after making history in 2018, the two-day closed road speed hillclimb will return in 2019, bigger and better than before.
Find out more >> http://www.watergatebayhillclimb.co.uk/
- Movies by moonlight | 4th - 5th October 2019
The Minack transforms into the ultimate outdoor cinema. Enjoy two cinematic classics, Hitchcock’s Rebecca on Friday and Spielberg’s Jaws on Saturday, with stunning views of the Cornish coastline and Atlantic ocean as your backdrop.
Find out more >> https://www.minack.com/movies-by-moonlight/
- Falmouth Oyster Festival | 10th - 13th October 2019
The annual festivities celebrate the start of the oyster dredging season, the native Fal Oyster and the diversity of Cornish seafood, with four days of feasting, cooking demos, live music, food and craft stalls.
Find out more >> http://falmouthoysterfestival.co.uk/
- City of lights| 20th November 2019
Nothing heralds the start of the festive season quite like the City of Lights, Truro’s midwinter lantern festival. Come and see a dazzling procession of willow-stick-and-tissue lanterns.
Find out more >> http://www.cityoflights.org.uk/
- Mousehole Christmas Lights | From 14th December 2019
Villages all over Cornwall drape homes and streets in lights for Christmas but none does it better than Mousehole, west of Penzance, which attracts big crowds.
Find out more >> http://www.mouseholelights.org.uk/
- A Minack Christmas Concert | 15th December 2019
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