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 Festival 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.
The town will be staging a wide range of exciting events in 2017 details of which will be available on this page as soon as all of the relevant dates have been confirmed. Check back again soon.
Cornwall Film Festival
10th -19th NOVEMBER 2017
From various locations the Cornwall Film Festival aims to showcase the best of film from within Cornwall and beyond!
Santa Fun Run
SATURDAY 16th DEC 2017 - 1pm
Get your Santa suits at the ready! The Cornwall Hospice Care Santa Series is back and it’s better than ever! Join us, our partners Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management and the hundreds of Santa’s choosing to run, jog or walk 1 or 3 miles through the streets of Falmouth.
£12 adult, £7 child, U5 free
Starts at Falmouth Methodist Church, TR11 3QA
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.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
Pendennis Castle hosts a wide range of exciting family events throughout the season including Medieval Jousting and the spectacular Explosion of History.VISIT WEBSITE
Cornwall Contemporary Poetry Festival
The Cornwall Contemporary Poetry Festival will feature a poetry slam, street performances and a fabulous array of workshops.VISIT WEBSITE
Love Falmouth is a social media focused photography competition held over six months attracting over 800 entries with 30 winning shots.VISIT WEBSITE
Falmouth Spring Festival
15th MAR – 02nd APR 2018
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.
Fal River Festival
Fal River Festival is a fantastic ten day festival held in May 2018 which encompasses over 150 events varying from music and drama, the arts and heritage to gig racing and walking.VISIT WEBSITE
Falmouth Street Food & Craft Ales Festival
From 26th to 29th MAY 2017. Enjoy views of Falmouth harbour from Events Square whilst tucking into some proper tasty food. Browse the pop up stalls from Cornwall’s finest producers of street food with flavours from around the World and craft ales from the numerous Cornish micro breweries like Padstow Brewing Company and Keltek Cornish Brewery.
Llive performances from Friday at 7.30pm all the way through to Monday from local talented musicians to give a relaxing atmosphere to the Bank Holiday weekend.VISIT WEBSITE
Race For Life
The Falmouth Race for Life event. Race for Life brings thousands of women together to support our life-saving research. Just by signing up you'll make a difference. A 5K is great for all ages, run, jog or walk the only thing that matters is you're be part of itVISIT WEBSITE
Sea Shanty Festival
22nd to 24th JUNE 2018
A festival of Sea Shanties, Songs of the Sea and Cornish Songs is a fascinating glimpse into the world of maritime music while raising funds for the RNLI.
The Falmouth Classics
Fri 22nd to Sun 24th JUNE. 2018
Three days of classic sailing craft and other traditional vessels which come from far and wide take to our local waters around Falmouth. 2018 is important to us as it’s the 30th anniversary of the Falmouth Classics.
10th to 19th AUGUST 2018
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.
GYLLYNGDUNE TEA FESTIVAL
Sunday 17 SEPTEMBER 11am-5pm
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.
Circus performers and pop-up dancers will also entertain throughout the tropical gardens of Gyllyngdune,
Falmouth Oyster Festival
12th to 15th OCTOBER 2017
Falmouth Oyster Festival celebrates the start of the oyster dredging season and the diversity and quality of Cornish Seafood.
Falmouth Beer Festival
19th-21st OCTOBER 2017
Falmouth Beer Festival held at the Princess Pavilion features over 200 Real Ales, Ciders and Perrys plus great live entertainment.