Falmouth is the place to be if you fancy a world-class festival at a super scenic locale. Presenting an exciting and eclectic schedule throughout the year, expect a host of shenanigans involving everything from food and live music to sporting and charitable events for foot stomping, toe tapping, belly filling and being blissed-out.
A truly carnivalesque town, visitors travel from across the globe to join the celebrations and marvel at the magnificent fiesta feel, which takes a range of guises from food and flowers to beer and boating…
The Falmouth Spring Festival
Saturday 25th - Sunday 26th March
Celebrating the maritime town’s abundance of bloom-filled and open spaces, the seasonal spectacular sees everything from ‘paint the town yellow days’ as local school children decorate shop windows with daffodils and decorations to spring clean days involving beach cleaning, painting and gardening. Then there’s Falmouth Spring Flower Show, free rock pooling session, guided walks, interactive ‘science in the pub’ sessions run by University of Exeter and array of other games and fitness activities.
Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival
Friday 16th - Sunday 18th June
One of Europe’s biggest maritime concerts with over 60 shanty groups in attendance, the town will come alive to the sounds of the shanty as everywhere from Custom House Quay and Events Square to The Moor alongside cafés, pubs and mobile stages are transformed into lively, crowd-filled spaces for an intoxicating community spirit made musically manifest.
Friday 4th - Sunday 12th August
Falmouth comes into its yachting own during one of the most popular sailing regattas in the southwest and beyond. Expect an adrenaline-filled schedule of keelboat racing alongside traditional craft and dinghies throughout Falmouth Bay, the Carrick Roads and harbour, as well as an eclectic mix of entertainment such as live music, themed party nights, carnivals and Science in the Square courtesy of the University of Exeter. Meanwhile, The Moor will be home to a jam-packed itinerary of family activities in addition to the Maritime Museum, Falmouth Art Gallery, Pendennis Castle and Gyllyngdune Gardens.
Falmouth Oyster Festival
Thursday 12th - Sunday 15th October
Commemorating the start of the oyster dredging season with a plethora of cookery demonstrations from local and celebrity chefs, live music, and range of food and drink to sample and stock up on, the Oyster Festival is one of the most coveted in the calendar. And with children’s shell painting, sea shanties, Falmouth Working Boat race, town parade and various craft stalls scattered throughout a bevy of venues, it’s a sensory-packed affair of the most memorable kind.
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