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.
Falmouth Spring Festival
19th Mar - 29th March 2020
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
28th & 29th March 2020
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.
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
22 - 31st May 2020
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.
Pendennis Castle hosts a wide range of exciting family events throughout the season including Medieval Jousting and the spectacular Explosion of History.VISIT WEBSITE
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
12th to 14th June 2020
Three days of classic sailing craft and other traditional vessels which come from far and wide take to our local waters around Falmouth.
Falmouth Street Food & Craft Ales Festival
Date: Early May 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
7th to 16th AUGUST 2020
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.
Race For Life
Sunday 17th May 2020
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
Tour of Britain
Sunday 6th September 2020
Cornwall will host the Tour of Britain for the first time ever in September 2020, 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
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,
Falmouth Beer Festival
1st to 3rd OCTOBER 2020
Falmouth Beer Festival held this year in Events Square features over 245 Real Ales, 80 Ciders and Perrys plus great live entertainment.
Love Falmouth is a social media focused photography competition held over six months attracting over 800 entries with 30 winning shots.VISIT WEBSITE
Falmouth Oyster Festival
8th to 11th OCTOBER 2020
Falmouth Oyster Festival celebrates the start of the oyster dredging season and the diversity and quality of Cornish Seafood.
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!
Falmouth’s Festive Weekend
Saturday 12 - 13 DECEMBER 2020
Continuing the successes of last years first fun Christmas weekend of fun and come to Falmouth Hop on the snow train, go skating on the artificial ice rink, ride the Victorian carousel, experience the Christmas on the Square event, head to High Street for their Christmas Gathering or enjoy the Winter Wonderland. Complemented with music and dance, this is a weekend to come into town!
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