Newquay May Bank Holiday 2017

Over the early May Bank Holiday weekend of Saturday 29 April to 1 May 2017 there are a lot of events going on in and around the Newquay area, in the main centred around the Art8 Arts & Culture Festival.  Newquay May Bank Holiday 2017

Keep an eye out for local notice boards and shop windows for adverts as a lot of events are just advertised locally on posters.

All tourist attractions are open and pubs will be putting on special offers.

Over at Trebellan, Cubert, Newquay, the Smugglers’ Den Inn have a Pie & Ale Festival all day every day.

More Ideas of What To Do and Where to Go: 

Check out Trerice Manor, the National Trust property closest to Newquay – Trerice Manor is open daily for house tours, the gardens and a tea room.  If you like your gardening, then there are a couple of Garden Centres near to Newquay.

Last chance to visit Kingsley Village at Fraddon – which closes down at the end of Saturday 29 April for redevelopment.

Newquay Cinema has a lot of screenings going on – great if the weather’s turned a little cooler, including: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 2D; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 3D; Their Finest; Fast & Furious 8; The Zookeeper’s Wife; Beauty & The Beast 2D; A Dog’s Purpose; The Boss Baby 2D; Smurfs The Lost Village 2D.

The English National Surf Championships are running over at Perranporth this year. Free to watch.

If you want to find your own entertainment and stay away from the main organised events, then why not check out:

Weather & Tide Times

The weather forecast for Newquay over the early May Bank Holiday 2017 isn’t looking too great at the moment, but, as we know, things can change in a heartbeat! So pack for all weather events and just set your mind on kicking back for a few relaxing days!

High tides are early morning for the weekend, so if you’re taking a walk try to set out at High Tide so you don’t get cut off. Low tide is at 2.20pm on Saturday 29 April, then it starts coming in again. On Bank Holiday Monday High Tide is ~9.30am, so a good day to go beach walking as you’ve got the most hours with the tide out.

 May Bank Holiday Events Diary:

28, April 2017

  • Friday 28 Apr 2017 - 12AM to 12AM

    Art8 Newquay 2017 Arts Festival,

    This is the 6th Art8 Arts & Culture Festival, running over the May Bank Holiday 2017 from Thursday 27 April to Monday 1 May.  Find out what, where and when on their Facebook page for up to date events and happenings. Art, events, music, performances and more. Facebook Page: Art8 Newquay 2017


  • Friday 28 Apr 2017 - 12AM to 12AM

    Pie & Ale Festival 2017, Smugglers' Den, Newquay

    The 18th annual Pie & Ale Festival will be held at the Smugglers’ Den, Cubert, Newquay over the May Bank Holiday Weekend 2017. Over 80 fine ales and 20 ciders and a vast range of homemade pies and fresh food available. Live entertainment in the Festival Marquee. When: Doors open at 6pm on Thursday 27 May, […]


  • 29, April 2017

  • Saturday 29 Apr 2017 - 12AM to 12AM

    Art8 Newquay 2017 Arts Festival,

    This is the 6th Art8 Arts & Culture Festival, running over the May Bank Holiday 2017 from Thursday 27 April to Monday 1 May.  Find out what, where and when on their Facebook page for up to date events and happenings. Art, events, music, performances and more. Facebook Page: Art8 Newquay 2017


  • Saturday 29 Apr 2017 - 12AM to 12AM

    Pie & Ale Festival 2017, Smugglers' Den, Newquay

    The 18th annual Pie & Ale Festival will be held at the Smugglers’ Den, Cubert, Newquay over the May Bank Holiday Weekend 2017. Over 80 fine ales and 20 ciders and a vast range of homemade pies and fresh food available. Live entertainment in the Festival Marquee. When: Doors open at 6pm on Thursday 27 May, […]


  • Saturday 29 Apr 2017 - 9AM to 12PM

    Fistral Beach Clean (Monthly) 2017, Newquay

    Every month, every year, an enthusiastic group of volunteers meet up for two hours and give Fistral Beach a good clean up, removing anything that’s considered rubbish from the beaches on the last Saturday of the month. Working with Cornwall County Council and other interested organisations the Fistral beach clean up has been running successfully […]


  • Saturday 29 Apr 2017 - 9AM to 1PM

    Goonhavern Car Boot Sales Saturdays, Goonhavern

    Goonhavern holds a car boot sale and indoor table top sale on the last Saturday of the month, February through to the end of November. There are also two table top sales on the first Wednesday and the third Wednesday each month with a variety of bric a brac, new and used goods as well […]


  • Saturday 29 Apr 2017 - 10AM to 12PM

    Newquay Marine Trail, Towan Blystra, Newquay

    Learn about the coastal history of Newquay on a guided Marine Walk and Talk, lead by an expert historian from the Newquay Old Cornwall Society and local community museum. Take in the landmarks of the Newquay coastline including the Fish Cellars, Huers Hut, Newquay harbour and the old Lifeboat house and slipway – all brought to life […]


  • 30, April 2017

  • Sunday 30 Apr 2017 - 12AM to 12AM

    Art8 Newquay 2017 Arts Festival,

    This is the 6th Art8 Arts & Culture Festival, running over the May Bank Holiday 2017 from Thursday 27 April to Monday 1 May.  Find out what, where and when on their Facebook page for up to date events and happenings. Art, events, music, performances and more. Facebook Page: Art8 Newquay 2017


  • Sunday 30 Apr 2017 - 12AM to 12AM

    Pie & Ale Festival 2017, Smugglers' Den, Newquay

    The 18th annual Pie & Ale Festival will be held at the Smugglers’ Den, Cubert, Newquay over the May Bank Holiday Weekend 2017. Over 80 fine ales and 20 ciders and a vast range of homemade pies and fresh food available. Live entertainment in the Festival Marquee. When: Doors open at 6pm on Thursday 27 May, […]


  • Sunday 30 Apr 2017 - 8AM to 12PM

    Weekly Table Top Sale, St Columb Minor, St Columb Minor

    On Sunday mornings there is an indoor table top sale at St Columb Minor Memorial Hall. Stalls, local produce/food to buy – and refreshments. Times: 8:15am – 12 noon Postcode: TR7 3EY While these sales are regularly held, it is always possible that any event can be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, so always check […]


  • 1, May 2017

  • Monday 1 May 2017 - 12AM to 12AM

    Art8 Newquay 2017 Arts Festival,

    This is the 6th Art8 Arts & Culture Festival, running over the May Bank Holiday 2017 from Thursday 27 April to Monday 1 May.  Find out what, where and when on their Facebook page for up to date events and happenings. Art, events, music, performances and more. Facebook Page: Art8 Newquay 2017


  • Monday 1 May 2017 - 12AM to 12AM

    Pie & Ale Festival 2017, Smugglers' Den, Newquay

    The 18th annual Pie & Ale Festival will be held at the Smugglers’ Den, Cubert, Newquay over the May Bank Holiday Weekend 2017. Over 80 fine ales and 20 ciders and a vast range of homemade pies and fresh food available. Live entertainment in the Festival Marquee. When: Doors open at 6pm on Thursday 27 May, […]


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