Events in or around Newquay


Annual Events in Newquay

Legend of the Bay
Every April

A weekend of high adrenaline watersports
Stand-up Paddle boarding

Semi-finals and finals late afternoon.

Watergate Bay, near Newquay, Cornwall.



Art8 Newquay Arts and Culture Festival
Every May

Art8 is 3 days of art in 8 disciplines, fine art, dance, design, photography, word, drama, music and craft.

Art8 website


Newquay Surf 7s
Every June

Newquay Surf 7's is the biggest Rugby Sevens Event in the South West, which hosts over 100 of the best Rugby Sevens Teams from all over Europe each year.

Newquay Sports Centre
Whitegate Road

No charge for spectators.

Over the two days there are competitions to suit all levels including -

Mens Open Event, featuring the best Mens Sevens Teams.

Womens Open, featuring International teams from all over Europe. Last year England, Sweden and Holland all attended.




Boardmasters Surf, Skate and Music Festival
Every August

Surfing. World event. 5 Days
Europe’s only surf, skate and music festival returns to Newquay, Cornwall

Situated across two legendary locations along the beautiful Cornish coastline will once again return to deliver to you, our faithful followers, the ultimate in the lifestyle we all love.

The Fistral Beach site, where surfing in the UK began, plays host to the best in action sports.

Fistral Beach is home to the surf, skate, BMX and many others activities each day.

As you probably know that is not all. Friday, Saturday and Sunday sees the party expand to the Festival site at Watergate Bay. Now known as Cornwall’s festival, the Boardmasters delivers a laid back festival atmosphere designed to bring out the inner surfer in everyone. The themed festival offers a tailored music offering across eight stages on what must be the most beautiful festival site in the UK.

Fistral Beach
Towan Headland

Trebelsue Farm Watergate Bay, Newquay TR8 4AN

Tickets are now available from the Boardmasters website for the music festival at Watergate Bay. Camping may be available.



Newquay RNLI Lifeboat Day
Every August

Barbeque, fundraising stalls, raffle, refreshments and much more.


Men's County Gig Championships
Every September

A series of races over two days.

Saturday Coxwains meeting
Round 1
Round 2

Sunday Quarter-Finals

South Quay The Harbour
Newquay, Cornwall TR7 1HR
Tel: 01637 876810


Newquay Fish Festival
Every September

3 day festival at the Harbour, Newquay, Cornwall.

Food, fun and entertainment for all the family.

Newquay Fish Festival website


Newquay Ladies Gig Championships
Every September

Crews from all over Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly at Newquay Harbour to battle it out for the honour of being crowned Ladies County Gig Champions.

Series of races on both days which leads to the quarters, semis and final on the Sunday. Races take place from Newquay Harbour, and they are free to watch.

For more information: Tel: 01637 876810


BUCS Student Nationals
Every October (Exact dates vary)

Surfing. Newquay Fistral,Cornwall UK


Newquay Zombie Crawl
Every October

Annual event hosted by Newquay BID includes a spooky zombie procession, dancing, face-painting and eerie entertainers.

Children, adults and grandparents can join the Zombie Crawl.

The crawlers will parade through Newquay in this spectacular extravaganza.

All children taking part in the Zombie Crawl must be accompanied by an adult.


Every November (Exact dates vary)

Surfing Event. Fistral Beach, Headland Road, Newquay, Cornwall. BSA For more information:

The 2013 season finale where the champs will be crowned



Lowender Peran
Every November

Festival of the Celts in Kernow.

Concerts, Ceilis, Dance Displays, Workshops, Pipers, Celtic Craft Market, Street Dancing, Costumed Pageant, Theatre, Story Telling, Dialect, Cornish Language.

Annual festival, Newquay, Cornwall.

Daytime entry from £1
Evening (from 6pm) from £8

Hotel Bristol, Newquay

For more information: Lowender Peran


Extra Annual Event Info

Newquay is a popular New Year's Eve destination with everyone in fancy dress and a carnival atmosphere.



Car Boot Sales in Newquay

Car boot sale every Tuesday and Thursday at 12 noon. Newquay Circus Fields. Opposite Morrisons Supermarket near Treloggan Road. Cars from £6.00. Market Traders £1.00 per foot frontage. Admission 50p Children free. Tel: 078 078 078 88 2017 season to be announced soon


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