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 2019 details of which will be available on this page as soon as all of the relevant dates have been confirmed. Check back again soon.
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
Fal River Festival
Fri. 24th May - Sun. 2nd June 2019
Fal River Festival is a fantastic ten day festival held in May 2019 which encompasses over 150 events varying from music and drama, the arts and heritage to gig racing and walking.
In July ZestiFAL will showcase a whole range of different activities inviting the public to have a go.
Kimberley Park will be transformed with loads of activities, sports and initiatives for people of all ages and abilities. This is an opportunity to try something new perhaps – Zumba, rowing, climbing, dance fitness, mountain biking, skateboarding, parkour and dance.VISIT WEBSITE
9th to 18th AUGUST 2019
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.
FALMOUTH WEEK AIR SHOW
Wednesday 14th August at 5.45pm. The show will be an hour of breathtaking stunts & exhilarating manoeuvres featuring The Blades, Aerosuperbatics WingWalkers and Strikemaster Pair!VISIT WEBSITE
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.
Circus performers and pop-up dancers will also entertain throughout the tropical gardens of Gyllyngdune,
Falmouth Beer Festival
3rd to 5th OCTOBER 2019
Falmouth Beer Festival held this year in Events Square features over 245 Real Ales, 80 Ciders and Perrys plus great live entertainment.
Falmouth Oyster Festival
10th to 13th OCTOBER 2019
Falmouth Oyster Festival celebrates the start of the oyster dredging season and the diversity and quality of Cornish Seafood.
Love Falmouth is a social media focused photography competition held over six months attracting over 800 entries with 30 winning shots.VISIT WEBSITE
Santa Fun Run
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
Cornwall Film Festival
From various locations the Cornwall Film Festival aims to showcase the best of film from within Cornwall and beyond!
Falmouth Spring Festival
14th to 24th March 2019
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.
Spring Flower Show
23rd & 24th March 2019
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.
Falmouth Street Food & Craft Ales Festival
Date: 2020 TBC
Enjoy views of Falmouth harbour from Events Square whilst tucking into some proper tasty food. Follow the aromas and you’ll find the best of Cornwall’s street food producers cooking up mouthwatering dishes from around the world. Paired with the finest craft ales served by the master crafter himself. Alongside will be a vibrant Arts, Craft and Local Produce market and a full programme of musical entertainment to give a relaxing atmosphere to the Bank Holiday Weekend
Race For Life
Sunday 2020 Date TBC
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 it
Sea Shanty Festival
12th to 14th JUNE 2020
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
14th to 16th June 2019
Three days of classic sailing craft and other traditional vessels which come from far and wide take to our local waters around Falmouth.