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Find events in Falmouth and the surrounding area in our 2014 events guide. With a rich maritime heritage and the third largest natural harbour in the world, Falmouth plays host to many events and festivals throughout the year, both on and off the water. We have everything from the Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week, the Oyster Festival and the Sea Shanty Festival to historic events at Pendennis Castle and Falmouth town events like the Spring Festival.

2014 is a very special year for the town as we are staging the Falmouth and Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta. Over 35 historic and spectacular Tall Ships from around the world will arrive for three days of shoreside festivities before the race start. On race day, the Tall Ships will pass between Henry VIIIs twin Tudor castles of Pendennis and St Mawes in a magnificent Parade of Sail to the start line in Falmouth Bay.

Falmouth Week

Falmouth Week held from the 8th to 17th August has grown into the largest sailing regatta in the south west with more than 400 yachts racing over eight days.

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Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta

Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta held from the 28th to 31st August is one of the biggest international sailing events featuring over 35 Tall Ships. There will also be a programme of shore side events.

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Falmouth Art Gallery

The Artists of the first Falmouth Art Gallery exhibition held from 8th February to 19th April brings together work by some of the artists who have exhibited in the gallery including Tuke and many others.

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Falmouth Spring Festival

Falmouth Spring Festival held from 13th to 30th March celebrates Falmouth's beautiful open and green spaces. The town is decked out in yellow and there are guided walks and a Spring Fair.

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Falmouth Oyster Gathering

The Falmouth Oyster Gathering and Local Producers Market held from 28th to 30th March features top chefs producing dishes for you to try together with market stalls and a range of entertainment.

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Fal River Festival

Fal River Festival is a fantastic ten day festival held from 23rd May to 1st June which encompasses over 150 events varying from music and drama, the arts and heritage to gig racing and walking.

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The Pendennis Cup

Held from 26th to 31st May, the Pendennis Cup features many beautiful classic and modern yachts competing in four days of racing, culminating in a fantastic evening at Pendennis Castle.

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Sea Shanty Festival

A festival of Sea Shanties, Songs of the Sea and Cornish Songs held from 13th to 15th June is a fascinating glimpse into the world of maritime music while raising funds for the RNLI.

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Falmouth Classics

This sailing event held from 13th to 15th June consists of three days of dedicated classic boat racing featuring everything from the spectacular local working boats to a range of visiting classic yachts.

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Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle hosts a wide range of exciting family events throughout the season including Medieval Jousting and the spectacular Explosion of History.

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Falmouth Splash

Splash is a festival of the arts held from 20th to 28th September including award winning plays, contemporary dance, light and sound exhibitions and talks from inspiring writers.

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Falmouth Oyster Festival

Falmouth Oyster Festival held from 9th to 12th October 2014 celebrates the start of the oyster dredging season and the diversity and quality of Cornish Seafood.

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Falmouth Beer Festival

Falmouth Beer Festival held from 23rd to 25th October 2014 at the Princess Pavilion features over 200 Real Ales, Ciders and Perrys plus great live entertainment.

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A Falmouth Christmas

Christmas in Falmouth is a special occasion and a great time to visit the town. There are loads of events including Santa Fun Run, Live Nativity, Christmas Carnival and Carols on Events Square.

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