What’s On – 5 top events taking place this summer in and around Newquay.
There are some fantastic events taking place near Newquay. We’ve compiled 5 selected events for August to get you in the mood for the summer.
Newquay Bay Run on Towan Beach
When: 5th August
Where: Towan Beach, Newquay
After a successful 1st year event in 2016, we have decided to make the 2017 event bigger and better and accessible to a wider audience. The event will continue to take place in the heart of Newquay and in the height of the summer. The event will start and finish on Towan Beach and incorporates all 4 of the bay beach (Towan, Great western, Tolcarne & Lusty). The event will take place on the evening of Saturday 5th August
You start with a 400m ‘M’ shape swim which will take you out through the surf to a buoy and back where you will exit the water, run around a flag on the beach and re-enter the water for the 2nd part of the swim. You will then proceed onto the run up the steps to the killacourt where you will then proceed down the tram tracks to the barrowfields. From here you will drop down towards Porth, passing Lusty Glaze Beach. The run will take you along Porth Beach to the Mermaid Inn where you will then proceed along the pavement climbing up out of Porth to Porth Four turns roundabout. You will then turn right heading back into town, once on the barrowfields you will run down the Tolcarne Beach access road and back along the beach to Towan to finish. If you are completing the Long course, you will re-enter the water for a 600m ‘M’ Swim and then back up the steps to the killacourt following Run lap 1 route until you reach the barrowfields where you will immediately descend down onto Tolcarne Beach via the access road and back to finish on Towan Beach.
When: 9th – 13th August
Where: Surf Festival: Fistral Beach, Music Festival: Watergate Bay (see map below)
Boardmasters returns to Newquay for the annual surf and music festival for its 11th year. The Surf extravaganza takes place at Fistral Beach, while the music festival takes its usual residence at the stunning location of Watergate Bay perched atop the clifftop.
For the 2017 installment musical giants Jamiroquai – possibly most famous for Virtual Insanity are joined by Two Door Cinema Club, Alt-J, The Vaccines and possibly the greatest coup being the controversial rapper Stormzy.
John Denver Tribute
When: 9th August
Where: Lane Theatre, Newquay, TR8 4PX
Singer/songwriter Chris began his recording career in 1992 with the critically acclaimed album ‘Only Human’ and achieved Record Of The Week on Radio 2 with his song ‘We Were Children’. He has released four albums of original songs and legendary DJ ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris referred to him as one of his favourite artists of the year. In 2010 Chris began touring with his solo show ‘The Music of John Denver’ celebrating the life and work of the legendary singer/songwriter in his own unique way. He has recorded several radio specials for the BBC and toured extensively in the North of England for the last three years. Chris was honoured to be asked to perform in Aspen, Colorado in October 2012 for the annual celebrations of John Denver’s life and work. He performed with Steve Weisberg, John Denver’s lead guitar player on all his platinum albums during the 70’s. Chris and Steve performed several concerts together, their final performance in Aspen being an unforgetable show at Windstar – Denver’s eco awareness centre in the heart of the rocky mountains. John Denver’s longtime friend Peter Plantec said after Chris and Steve’s concert at Aspen Community Church, ‘I wasn’t watching John tonight but all of the magic was there.’ Chris brings his show to Lane Theatre, Newquay once again after a hugely popular show in 2014 and is very much looking forward to performing to a new audience and hopes to make it the first visit of many. Join us for all of the favourite hits including ‘Annie’s Song’, ‘Leaving On A Jet Plane’, Take Me Home Country Roads, ‘Sunshine On My Shoulders’ and many more…
Tickets are £10 Please note, tickets are £12.50 on the door.
Box Office: 01637 876945.
Newquay Lifeboat Day
When: 20th August
Where: Newquay Harbour
The fantastic Newquay Lifeboat Day is the RNLI’s biggest fundraising event of the year and YOU are all invited!
Head on down to Newquay Harbour on Sunday 20th August 2017 from 10am for this free event to help raise money and see what amazing work the RNLI Volunteers and other rescue services do within Newquay, with live demonstrations from the lifeboat and a scheduled appearance from the new coastguard helicopter at 3pm.
Throughout the day there will be live music and entertainment.
When: 26th August
Where: Pride Parade: Begins at Beach Road Car Park, Rainbow Fest: Killacourt, Moonbow Party: Talltrees Nightclub.
Cornwall Pride is one of the most eagerly anticipated events for the summer of 2017.
Pride Parade: The parade is a colourful and vibrant event, planned to flow through the streets of Newquay, standing tall and standing proud. We will be welcoming floats, walking bands, dance groups, organisations and charities.
Rainbow Fest: Is a family friendly event with lots to see and do. There are stalls from organisations and groups within Cornwall and the UK offering advice and support as well as fun games to play, face painting and a whole lot more. There is a range of hot and cold food available as well as things to buy.
Moonbow Party (With Union J): Our Moonbow Party is a fantastic event, seeing lots of live music and entertainment guaranteed to keep you strutting your stuff.
We provide a safe environment for you to enjoy your evening with qualified door staff on duty throughout the party. We have a professional bar which ensures that you can buy your drinks quickly and at competitive prices so you don’t miss any fun.
The party is a ‘ticket only’ event. Tickets are available throughout the year leading up to Pride as well as on the door. Make sure you have yours before they sell out!!
Newquay is home to lots of other wonderful events year-round. Keep an eye on our What’s On page for more upcoming events.