Events in Newquay

Newquay’s night life is thriving and regularly attracts world famous DJ’s to its many bars and venues. It is a favourite place for summer parties, beach festivals and has been host to countless stag and hen parties over the years.

Newquay is hosting some major events in 2024 that cater to a variety of interests, from music and cars to beer and local culture. Here’s a few of the key events along with their dates and details:

Run To The Sun 2024

This iconic event, steeped in a love of custom cars, returns from a 10-year break. Originally starting on Fistral Beach and moving to Trevelgue Holiday Park, it’s set to start a new chapter. The event runs from 24th May to 27th May 2024​​.

Boardmasters Surf & Music Festival 2024

Established in 1981, Boardmasters is a renowned 5-day event featuring world-class music acts and surfing. It takes place across two stunning locations in Cornwall, including the beautiful Watergate Bay Beach. The festival is scheduled from 7th August to 11th August 2024​​.

Newquay Beer Festival 2024

Hosted by Newquay Towan Blystra Lions, this festival offers a chance to sample over 100 different beers and ciders from Cornwall. The event also includes a popular Gin Bar with Cornish offerings. The festival aims to raise funds for local good causes and is scheduled from 20th September to 22nd September 2024. It will be held at Hendra Holiday Park, which also offers on-site camping and motorhome pitches​​.

St Mawgan Steam & Vintage Rally 2024

A two-day event celebrating steam and vintage machinery, the St Mawgan Steam & Vintage Rally is an agricultural festival that takes you back in time. It’s scheduled for 21st and 22nd September 2024​​.

These events offer a glimpse into the diverse cultural fabric of Newquay, attracting visitors from near and far for unique experiences ranging from high-energy music festivals to serene gatherings that celebrate local heritage and craftsmanship.

This summer is set to be as big as ever, with various festivals, beach events, concerts and DJs hitting the town. We’ll keep this page updated as we hear about new events. If you have an event to share, please get in touch.

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