What’s on in Falmouth?
Falmouth hosts many of Cornwall’s most colourful and vibrant events – Falmouth Week, Falmouth Oyster Festival, Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival, Falmouth Spring Festival, the list goes on, check out the featured events below:-
Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival Fri. 14th – Sun. 16th June
Venue: The Town. Welcome to one of the largest free nautical music and song festivals anywhere!
This year we currently have 66 groups from all over the UK as well as from Brittany, Holland, Spain, Canada and Ireland who will each perform their unique take on sea songs and shanties from over 20 very different venues throughout the town. From cosy pubs to professionally engineered main stages, street corners to parish churches we have them all!
The festival raises funds for the RNLI. www.falmouthseashanty.co.uk
Falmouth Classics Fri 14th – Sun 16th June
The 2018 event welcomed 192 boats, many from the south west, but also from Bristol, the Thames, the Solent, Brittany and one participant from the USA via Ireland, who attended as part of their planned itinerary whilst visiting Europe.
We welcome all classic vessels and their crews to join us at Falmouth Haven for the pontoon party, with pasties, beer and a shanty group, on the Thursday evening, for racing on the Friday and Saturday, the Friday reception at Falmouth Art Gallery and the barbeque at the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club on the Saturday evening. The weekend is topped, as always, by the parades of sail on Sunday, followed by the prize giving at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall on Sunday afternoon. As ever, the Falmouth Sea Shanty festival sets the shoreside scene from Friday evening to Sunday with a spectacular array of traditional song and music around the town.
Falmouth Week Fri. 9th – Sun. 18th August
Venue: On the water and various locations around the town.
Falmouth Week is a major attraction for locals and visitors alike. With its origins in a local sailing regatta dating back at least far as 1837 (we have an engraved trophy to prove it!) Falmouth Week has evolved into not only a major sailing competition in the South West but also an opportunity for sailors and landlubbers to enjoy the many daytime and evening attractions in the town.
Falmouth Oyster Festival Thur. 10th – Sun 13th October
Venue: Events Square and The Moor
The highlight of Falmouth’s Autumn calendar is this nationally recognised, award-winning annual festival which celebrates the start of the oyster dredging season. Including an oyster bar, a wide variety of seafood, wines and champagne, real ales and stouts, arts, crafts, food and drink halls, chef demos and all that is best in Cornish musical entertainment. www.falmouthoysterfestival.co.uk www.falmouthfestivals.co.uk www.falmouth.co.uk
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