Perhaps most renowned for its breathtaking surfing beaches and featuring numerous hotels, bars and restaurants, many of which with panoramic views across the Atlantic ocean, Newquay is a popular hub for many events and festivals.
Lowender Peran, Cornwall’s inter-celtic folk festival takes place in the autumn and features a vast array of dance displays, ceilidhs and family-friendly arts and crafts events, as well as showcasing some of the very best from the UK’s inter-celtic music scene.
Newquay is also home to Lane Theatre, a popular performance space with a reputation for staging some of the most entertaining and lively shows, all year round. Whether you’re into theatre, poetry, storytelling or comedy, Lane Theatre’s event programme offers something for every lover of live performance.
Adrenaline junkies should make room in their calendar for Boardmasters, an annual music and sports event which features performances from internationally famous acts, as well as staging impressive surfing, skating and biking displays.
Situated just a few miles from the centre of Newquay, the Bedruthan Hotel is a popular destination not just for its spa, stylish bedrooms and coastline location, but also for its active involvement in the arts. Events such as outdoor theatre, vintage fairs and pottery workshops regularly take place at this venue, as well as guided coastal trails for keen walkers.
And if you’re a seafood fanatic, don’t miss the annual Newquay Fish Festival which takes place in September and celebrates the town’s harbour and local fishing industry.