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:-
Spring Flower Show Sat. 18th & Sun. 19th March Venue: Princess Pavilion Falmouth Spring Flower Show is a lovely annual show which has taken place in Falmouth, Cornwall for over 100 years. The Show is the first in a line of successive flower shows around Cornwall to showcase the glorious displays of locally grown flowers, floral arrangements, specimen plants, photography and local trade stands. Entry £3 , children 16 and under free. Saturday 18thMarch 10.00 am to 5.00pm. Sunday 19th March, 10.00am to 4.00pm. Presentation of cups by Mayor Grenville Chappel at 3.30 pm on the Sunday. Closing date for entries 12th March. www.falmouth.co.uk
Falmouth Spring Festival Thurs. 30th – Mon. 17th April Venue: Various This is a vibrant, community-orientated event and the first main festival of the year. Celebrating Falmouth’s open and green spaces with activities like Paint the Town Yellow Day, Spring Cleans, Run Falmouth, Folk & Cider Fayre, Fitness on The Moor and a host of guided walks. Sponsored by the University of Exeter. www.falmouth.co.uk
Paint the Town Yellow Day Thurs. 30th March Venue: Through the town As part of Falmouth Spring Festival 25,000 daffodils are handed out to the people of Falmouth by local schoolchildren. www.falmouth.co.uk
Spring Clean Days Fri. 31st – Sat. 1st April Venue: Various As part of Falmouth Spring Festival and in partnership with Cormac, teams of people get together to rejuvenate Falmouth. Activities include litter picking, landscaping, beach cleans and replanting. www.falmouth.co.uk
Games and Fitness on The Moor Sat. 8th April Venue: The Moor A lovely event for families. There will be a variety of games, studio classes and activities for free, run by Ships & Castles Leisure Centre and the new Penryn Campus Sports Centre. www.falmouth.co.uk
Folk and Cider Fayre Fri. 14th – Mon. 17th April Venue: Events Square Part of the Falmouth Spring Festival, the four-day Folk & Cider Fayre is a place to sit, relax, listen to folk music, sample 80 regional ciders together with hog roast and barbecues, arts market & Cornish produce pavilion. www.falmouth.co.uk or www.southwestbarsandevents.co.uk
Fal River Festival Fri. 26th May – Sun. 4th June Venue: Various This fantastic 10 day festival is a not-for-profit community festival which encompasses over 150 events varying from music & drama, the arts & heritage to gig racing, swimming, walking & lots more. The festival was established in 2006 and will be running for its 12th year in 2017. It’s a chance to embrace the places, people, history, culture, sport & industry that are connected by this very Cornish river. www.falriver.co.uk
Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival Fri. 16th – Sun. 18th June Venue: The Town The largest free maritime music festival on the planet! Shanty bands and singers from across the UK and Europe converge on Falmouth, bringing a wonderfully diverse range of shanties performed on stages throughout the town. In addition to bands performing each day and evening, the Opening and Closing Ceremonies are held on Events Square. The festival raises funds for the RNLI. www.falmouthseashanty.co.uk
Falmouth Classics Fri 16th – Sun 18th June Venue: Offshore Building on the success of expanding to a three-day event, Falmouth Classics have now been able to bring the competitors together in one area in close proximity to the Sea Shanty Festival. Thanks to National Ventilation and Airtech Environmental Systems together with Falmouth Harbour Commissioners, berthing will be free for visiting competitors, putting Falmouth in the top league alongside other major classic regattas. www.falmouthclassics.co.uk
Falmouth Week Fri. 4th – Sun. 13th August Venue: On the water and various locations around the town. Six days of match racing for keelboats, traditional craft and dinghies in the waters off Falmouth Bay, the Carrick Roads and the harbour. Wednesday is Champagne Day, a race for the big yachts with a 25-mile coastal course finishing in the inner harbour, whilst smaller boats race in the Carrick Roads. On the shore there are activities to keep everyone entertained from the fantastic Red Arrows display (TBC) and themed party nights to samba and the Action Sports Tour Bike Show. In Events Square there are daytime events such as Science in The Square by the University of Exeter, while in the evening you’ll find a great line up of music acts.
See www.falmouthweek.co.uk for full programme and ticketing details. www.southwestbarsandevents.co.uk www.falmouthweek.co.uk
Pink Wig Event Fri. 4th August Venue: Events Square www.pinkwigevents.org.uk
Falmouth Marching Carnival led by Falmouth Marine Band Sat. 5th August Venue: Through Town
Falmouth Fun Day including Red Arrows Weds. 9th August Venue: Through Town
Falmouth Oyster Festival Thur. 12th – Sun 15th 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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