cricket_searle-8362The Newquay Business Improvement District (BID) works to keep the town a vibrant and busy visitor attraction, and this year they have again organised a series of exciting events to add to the diverse programme of things going on.

The BID, established in 2011, delivers innovative projects that aim to improve the trading environment of Newquay. A key focus for the BID is the supporting and running of events that drive footfall in the town year-round.

There is plenty of activity going on behind the scenes with further event details being finalised over the next few weeks. Many of the events have been wholly funded by the BID itself, with others receiving vital support from the not-for-profit organisation.  For more details please visit www.newquaybid/events

 2013 ‘BID-tastic’ events include:

Egg-stravaganza, 31st March (Easter Sunday)

An Easter-themed egg hunt will be taking place on Fore Street where children have the chance to win a delicious chocolate prize. Clue sheets are available from Belushi’s bar and restaurant, which will also be hosting Newquay’s first community food and craft market where you can sample local produce.  Steel Appeal, Newquay’s own ten-piece steel drum band, will be playing their upbeat tunes to help put a spring in your step!

Beach cricket, 13th July

Step up to the bat and get involved in Newquay’s beach-based family cricket event, which returns again for another year.  See semi-professional cricketers take to the sand and compete against Cornish players, in addition to a plethora of other activities in a day sure to kick off the summer season in style.  Later, spectators are invited to take part in a free-for-all game where everyone can get a piece of the action.

Big screening at Killacourt, 18th August

In a repeat of last year’s successful event at the Headland Hotel, Newquay BID is planning to host another outdoor film-screening, this time on the Killacourt in the heart of Newquay, overlooking Towan Beach. People of all ages are encouraged to come along with picnics and blankets for a change of scenery and to enjoy the experience of watching a movie out of doors.

The BID will also be supporting a range of other high profile local events such as:

  • Art8 Festival, 11th – 18th April
  • Feel Good Festival, 12th May
  • Newquay Carnival, 6-13th July
  • Newquay Fish Festival, 6th – 8th September
  • Cornwall Film Festival, 8th – 10th November

 BID Manager Eve Wooldridge said: “The people and the businesses of Newquay made it clear that events are a key priority for promoting the town and therefore the BID has put events at the heart of our strategy. We want to populate the streets of Newquay with extra people in order to keep local businesses afloat, meeting the tough economic climate head on.

“Last year we saw tens of thousands of people, both locals and visitors, heading to Newquay for the eclectic and exciting range of events that we decided to create and support. We are looking to replicate this success in 2013 by repeating activities like the beach cricket and the film screenings that attracted large numbers of visitors into the town, as well as supporting new and existing ventures such as the Feel Good Festival and Newquay Carnival.

“2013 is going to be a brilliant year with something for everyone. For more information and further details, visit our website on www.newquaybid/events