Find events in Falmouth and the surrounding area in our annual events guide. With a rich maritime heritage and the third largest natural harbour in the world, Falmouth plays host to many events. Festivals throughout the year, both on and off the water. We have everything from the Falmouth Week yachting regatta and the Sea Shanty Festival to historic events at Pendennis Castle. Falmouth has a great community spirit and town events like the spring festivals are typical occasions.
Christmas is a great time to visit Falmouth with numerous exciting events taking place over the entire festive period from Christmas to New Year. We have Nadelik, a special Cornish Christmas event held at the historic Pendennis Castle. In addition, we have the Santa Fun Run, the Christmas Carol Concert and Falmouth Live Nativity.
Winter is also a good time to visit Falmouth as we have a mild sub tropical climate. So you can still enjoy a stroll along the sea front or a longer walk on the coast path. It is a good time to see Falmouth when it is quiet and peaceful.
Sadly the effects of Covid this past year or more have had a major impact on some of the popular events the town stages. But there is still plenty going on, so keep an eye out for what events there are in 2021. Details of which will be available on this page as soon as all of the relevant dates have been confirmed. Check back again soon.
6th - 15th August 2021
Falmouth Week has grown into the largest sailing regatta in the south west with more than 400 yachts racing over eight days. Live music each evening and loads more to entertain.
Tall Ships Magellan-Elcano 500 Series 2021 race CANCELLED
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID
17 - 19 - AUGUST 2021
Tall Ships Magellan-Elcano 500 Series 2021 race.
Further details on events please see the website.VISIT WEBSITE
Tour of Britain
5th September 2021
Cornwall will host the Tour of Britain for the first time ever in September 2021, with the Grand Depart of next year’s race seeing riders travel 170 kilometres through the Cornish countryside, starting in Penzance and ending in Bodmin.
The stage’s provisional route will also visit St Just, St Ives, Hayle, Camborne, Pool, Redruth, Falmouth, Penryn, Truro, Newquay, St Austell and the Eden Project.VISIT WEBSITE
Falmouth Oyster Festival
Thursday 7th - 10th October 2021
Falmouth Oyster Festival celebrates the start of the oyster dredging season and the diversity and quality of Cornish Seafood.
Pendennis Castle hosts a wide range of exciting family events throughout the season including Medieval Jousting and the spectacular Explosion of History.VISIT WEBSITE
What's on at Princess Pavilion
We host a wide range of events spanning live music, stand up comedy, theatre, arts, dance, lectures and exhibitions. Just have a look at the link below to see what's on.VISIT WEBSITE
Fal River Festival -- CANCELLED
Fal River Festival is a fantastic ten day festival held in May 2020 which encompasses over 150 events varying from music and drama, the arts and heritage to gig racing and walking.
Race For Life 5k Cancer Research UK
We all have a reason to enter the Race for Life.
Whether cancer has affected you or someone close to you, you’re motivated to beat it – and that’s all you need. Stand at the start line with your friends and family and show cancer it won’t win.
Anyone can help beat cancer. Will you?
Enter now at raceforlife.org.
Tel: 0203 932 4556
GYLLYNGDUNE TEA FESTIVAL
A celebration of all things tea and the heritage of the Gardens, is an eclectic mix of pop-up theatre performances, tea tasting, tea dances, live music throughout the site, ‘craft-tea’ activities, cream teas and afternoon teas, all with a serving of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.
Lots to entertain throughout the tropical gardens of Gyllyngdune,
Love Falmouth is a social media focused photography competition held over six months attracting over 800 entries with 30 winning shots.VISIT WEBSITE
Falmouth Beer Festival
Falmouth Beer Festival held this year in Events Square features over 245 Real Ales, 80 Ciders and Perrys plus great live entertainment.
Cornwall Film Festival
DATE: 15, 16 & 17th November 2019
From various locations the Cornwall Film Festival aims to showcase the best of film from within Cornwall and beyond!
The Falmouth Classics
11 -13 June 2021
Three days of classic sailing craft and other traditional vessels which come from far and wide take to our local waters around Falmouth.
Racing on the 11th & 12th with a parade of sail on 13th June
Santa Fun Run
DATE: Saturday 12th December 2020
Join us and our title sponsor, Ann’s Cottage Surf Shops, on Saturday12th December as we return to Falmouth for more Christmassy running fun!
There will be a festive warm up at 12.45 pm, before the Fun Run sets off at 1.00 pm. You can run, jog or walk around the streets of Falmouth, absorbing the atmosphere of their 2020 Christmas market, dressed in your free Santa suit. Then, why not join us at the finish for a mince pie and your finisher’s medal, before heading back to the market to soak up the atmosphere, and enjoy your complimentary ice skate or carousel ride?
£13.50 adult, £7 child, U5 free Starts at The Moor Falmouth TR11 3QA
Falmouth Spring Festival -- CANCELLED
Falmouth Spring Festival held from celebrates Falmouth's beautiful open and green spaces. The town is decked out in yellow and there are guided walks and a Spring Flower Show.VISIT WEBSITE
Spring Flower Show -- CANCELLED
One of Falmouth's great traditional shows since 1910 the Show usually takes place the last week-end in March and is the first in a line of successive flower shows which take place around Cornwall to show case the best of Cornwall spring flowers. Many growers exhibit here.
The show is staged at the Princes Pavilion, Falmouth.
Sea Shanty Festival
Saturday 19th June 2021 6pm
Falmouth’s International Sea Shanty Festival will be going virtual for 2021. The Virtual Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival will take place live on Facebook and YouTube at 6pm Saturday 19th June. In respect of the current situation with Coronavirus
Christmas in Falmouth
From early DECEMBER 2021
Continuing the successes of last years there will be a variety of activities, but due to the Covid restrictions there may be last minute changes.
Check out the website link below for all the details