Falmouth is a beautiful town, with stunning views, beautiful beaches, a labyrinth of side streets and a multitude of things to do and places to visit. You can spend days enjoying the many exciting and interesting events that take place here or just unwind beside the sea, stroll through the streets or, travel farther afield to enjoy some of the attractions and towns that Cornwall is famous for. Deciding what to do when you visit Falmouth is up to you, but if you are looking for suggestions then why not try each of these for 31 days of August when you visit Falmouth
August 1st – Take a stroll through the towns street’s. From the main street’s full of shops, galleries, restaurants, waterside bars and event areas up to the residential areas overlooking our historic harbour and bay. Be sure to dip in and out of the side streets too!August 2nd – Enjoy a Grand Medieval Joust at Pendennis Castle. Absorb yourself in the medieval lifestyle and cheer on the knights as they compete in this high action event. Set in the castle grounds and surrounded by the magnificent views of Falmouth coastline. August 2nd & 3rd
August 3rd – Visit St Michaels Mount, enjoy a tour of the castle, listen to storytelling to celebrate the legendary Cornish giant, Cormoran and discover what it’s like to live on the island with one of the twice daily village tours.
August 4th – Take a boat trip along parts of the river Fal other boats don’t reach, aboard Enterprise boats with informative commentary from Alan & Anne Cox. Booking Essential.
August 5th to 14th – With over 200 yachts taking part, Falmouth Week is one of the largest sailing regatta’s in the South West. Visit Falmouth are proud to be one of the event sponsors for this exciting week of events on and off the water.
August 6th – Get drenched in the noise, colour, laughter and excitement of one of the town’s most anticipated evenings of the year, Falmouth carnival! Leaving the Rugby Club at 6.30pm the marching carnival then moves through the main streets of the town.
August 7th – After all the adventure over the last 6 days it’s time to relax. Why not hit one of four local stunning beaches? Castle, Gyllyngvase, Swanpool or Maenporth. All have great facilities, rockpooling opportunities, safe swimming waters and spectacular views!
August 8th – Enjoy a boutique shopping experience Outlaw Market style. Running throughout Falmouth week, 11am – 7pm on the Moor.
August 9th – Take up the Falmouth Week challenge at Ocean Bowl. Teams of four bowl and the highest scoring team wins the Falmouth Week challenge trophy! £15 per team contact to book 01326 313130 – got other plans today, no problem the event runs from August 6th -12th.
August 10th – Another anticipated and exciting event, the Red Arrows! Performing their breath taking high sky stunts over the harbour. 6.15pm – 6.35pm.
August 11th – Visit Trebah Garden and experience a unique promenade performance around the garden. Cscape Dance Company have collaborated with Cornish dancer/choreographer Tom Jackson Greaves (Matthew Bourne/Kneehigh) and writer Anna Maria Murphy (Kneehigh/BBC Radio 4) to bring you Neptunalia at Trebah.
Friday 12th – What could be more wonderful than taking a memory of Falmouth harbour lit up by fireworks home? Join in the grand firework finale as we celebrate the end of Falmouth Week. 10pm
Friday 13th – Get ready for some rootin’-tooting’, side-splittin’, finger-clickin’, toe-tappin’ open air theatre in Gyllyngdune Gardens with the award winning Miracle theatre’s performance of, ‘The Magnificent Three’. 7.30pm – Booking essential.
August 15th – It’s time to grab a picnic, rub in the sun cream and relax. Enjoy a day at the beach, choose from Castle, Gyllyngvase, Swanpool or Maenporth. All have great facilities, rockpooling opportunities, safe swimming waters and spectacular views!
August 16th – Watch a movie at one of the towns oldest buildings! Golden Years is showing at, The Poly on Church street. With a hugely entertaining cast, this is heist film like no other. Find out more and book your tickets >>HERE<<
August 17th – Visit the award winning National Maritime Museum, and discover why the vikings are one of the most iconic cultures of all time. Have fun in the vikings and dragons playzone, dive under water in the Tidal Zone and meet king cnut! Take a look at the, Mystery of the Darlwyne, commemorative exhibition of the tragic loss of the pleasure cruiser in 1966.
August 18th – CAKE Productions will be reading the Serpentine Turner on the private lawn at Trebah Garden. Book your ticket and receive a glass of wine on arrival and after hearing the delightful reading you will have the opprtunity to meet the cast and find out more about the play.
August 19th – Ever wanted to try surfing, windsurfing, paddle-boarding, sailing, kayaking, canoeing or coastering? Why not check out Elemental? Based at Swanpool, Elemental offer full and half day tuition sessions as well as boat, surfboard and paddle board hire. With the some of the best coastline Cornwall has to offer this could be the perfect time to get in the water and learn an exciting new sport with beautiful scenery included!
August 20th – Time for more family fun and activities, head to the historic Enys Gardens in Penryn for the BEE Fayre. Talks, workshops and demonstrations all about bee’s along with bee related stalls and products. This is also the ideal opportunity to explore Enys House and gardens.
August 21st – Take a ferry ride to Trelissick Garden. Step aboard an Enterprise ferry and enjoy unspoilt areas of outstanding natural beauty from the water. Once there you can explore the colourful exotic gardens, summerhouses and lawns and take a peek inside the intriguing and magnificent house.
August 22nd – There is a dinosaur uprising at the Eden Project! Come face to face with life size moving dinosaurs, swim with ancient aquatics and see swooping pterosaurs in the bio dome! Plus, discover and learn throughout this fascinating and fun-filled family day out.
August 23rd – Visit Falmouth Art Gallery and explore their surprising Summer show. A quirky selection of wrecks and ruins from classic shipwreck scenes to Hogarth’s Rake’s Progress to ruined buildings, interiors and portraiture.
August 25th – Take one of Cornwall’s most iconic boat trips and visit St Mawes. Running up to three times an hour, not only is this a beautiful crossing but the destination is equally stunning and welcoming. Nestled in the Roseland peninsula, St mawes is a picturesque fishing village watched over by St Mawes castle, with Mediterranean temperatures, beautiful gardens, restaurants and walks.
August 26th – Take a day trip to Cornwall’s capital, Truro. Soak up the atmosphere of the magnificent Cathedral, wander through the cities old and interesting side streets, hit the shops and visit the pannier market.
August 28th – Parklive is one of the towns best free live music events for the whole family. Set in the beautiful Kimberley park and organised by our local radio station, Source FM, this is the perfect opportunity to kick back, let the kids run free in the play area and listen to some quality music.
August 29th – Take a trip to Wheal Coats and walk along the coastal path to Chapel Porth. Renowned for its amazing surf and intriguing caves, with a legacy of tin mining history evident by the engine houses peppered along the coastline. Of course Poldark fans will recognise the landscape from the hit TV series.
August 30th – As the month draws to a close and we all prepare to head back to the routine of work, school and Autumn, its time to soak up the last rays of sun and sea. Have you spent time on each if our four local beaches, Castle, Gyllyngvase, Swanpool and Maenporth yet?
August 31st – If you can still shut your suitcases then you must have forgotten to pick up all your gifts, souvenirs and treats! One last chance to pop into town and visit the wealth of shops, galleries and maybe even a market or two.
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