Check out the Atlantic Hotel’s pick of events not to miss this May in Newquay and nearby.
As the sun makes a much welcomed appearance, the surf picks up and the evenings stay lighter for longer, Newquay and nearby comes alive with events, here are our favourites………
May Day (Obby Oss Day) Padstow, 1st May
The Padstow Obby Oss is known to be the oldest dance festival in the country and is said to be traced back to the early 1800s, some 30,000 people descend on the world famous fishing port Padstow for the celebration, and the beautiful little town is decorated with flags and flowers.
The Osses are released at 8am, and dance through the pretty streets of Padstow until sunset with revellers following and dancing in their wake.
Expect an unbelievable party atmosphere and packed streets.
Pie & Ale Festival at Smugglers Den, 3rd May- 5th May (May Bank Holiday)
Thousands descend on a picturesque thatched roofed pub, gardens and marquee pub set in the countryside just outside of Newquay. The famous Pie and Ale Festival boasts live music from 12pm until the early hours throughout the Bank Holiday weekend plus a huge range of special edition ales, ciders, and delicious homemade pies to try.
During the day this event is very family friendly, with a children’s play area, by night, things get a little raucous! Wild dancing, drinking and merriment to be had.
Freeride World Jetski Championships, Fistral Beach, Newquay 11th-13th May
Fistral Beach will become alive to the sound of revving jetskis. The Freeride Jetski event will pit the top 10 riders from France in a dramatic shoot-out between two of the world’s top teams. Also featured in the 3 day event will be a round of the UK Championship tour, with points towards the 2018 UK crown up for grabs!
This year the UK Freeride is coming home bigger and better. Hitting its 5th year the event is well established within Newquay and brings in over 60 competitors from all over the world, all fighting for World Freeride Champion status and prize money for the top three riders of the weekend.
Newquay Art 8, various venues throughout Newquay 18th May-20th May
Newquay’s Arts and Culture Festival – includes events, exhibits and workshops involving film, craft, spoken word, dance, photography, theatre, music, literature at fantastic local venues throughout Newquay Town. This cool, Arts and Culture Festival set in the UK’s answer to California is not to be missed whatever your age.
Cocktail Brunch Club, Silks Bistro & Champagne Bar, The Atlantic Hotel, Newquay Sunday 27th May From 11am-1.30pm
The last Sunday of every month sees a very special Cocktail Brunch Club in AA Rosette awarded Silks Bistro & Champagne Bar at the Atlantic Hotel.
Live music from an eclectic mix of talented musicians, a delicious Brunch Club Menu using the freshest locally sourced ingredients and expertly mixed cocktails, and don’t forget- it’s Spring Bank Holiday Monday on 27th– so you can carry on your party with no dread of work on Monday.
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