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 in the past have had a major impact on some of the popular events the town stages. But gradually this are getting back to normal and some are stronger than ever before. So keep an eye out for what events there are in 2023. Details of which will be available on this page as soon as all of the relevant dates have been confirmed. Check back again soon.
Degrees Exhibition at Trebah Garden
4th Mar - 29th Mar 2023 Free to View
Join the Terra Mater artists at Trebah to see new and developed work from eight local women artists. Each artist shows their concern about the effects of climate change through their work.
DEGREES refers not only to the reality that we are fast approaching a critical rise in temperature of two degrees but also to the extent to which people will be impacted by these changes, depending not only on where they live on the planet but also their social and economic situation.VISIT WEBSITE
Spring Flower Show 2023
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March
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.
Race For Life 5k Cancer Research UK
Sunday 21 May 2023
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
RNLI Castle to Castle Swim
Sunday 28th May 2023
The Castle 2 Castle Swim is an iconic one mile open water sea swim across the Carrick Roads. It starts at Pendennis Castle in Falmouth and finishes at St Mawes Castle on the Roseland Peninsula.
This popular event is strictly limited to 450 swimmers and is open to anyone over the age of 14. Please note, participants should be intermediate or experienced open water swimmers.
Registration for the swim is £25 and we ask everyone to pledge to raise £50 through sponsorship.VISIT WEBSITE
The AZAB (Azores and Back)
3rd June 2023
A Category 1 ocean yacht race with each of the two legs being 1,170 nautical miles even if the rhumb line can be sailed! The Azores and Back Race was created in response to the desire for an ocean race which started and finished in the UK,
Sea Shanty Festival 2023
Friday 16th - 18th June 2023
Falmouth’s International Sea Shanty Festival was founded in 2003 with a mission is to keep the history of the sea alive; the days of sail by performing sea shanties, songs of the sea and Cornish songs. Spread across from Friday until Sunday, featuring pop-up bars and music stages throughout Falmouth town, bringing shanty groups from across the UK, Brittany, Holland, Spain, Canada and Ireland together in a celebration of all things nautical.
Here you will find all the latest Falmouth shanty news, as well as articles dating back to when the International Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival all began…VISIT WEBSITE
The Falmouth Classics
16th - 18th June 2023
Falmouth Classics features three days of enjoyable racing and a spectacular Parade of Classic Boats and the Small Classic Boat Parade. Since it began, in 1987, Falmouth Classics has steadily grown to be one of the largest Classic sailing events in the UK.
Falmouth is recognised as having some of the best sailing waters in the world in the Carrick Roads and Falmouth Bay. There are also many vantage points for spectators to view the events.
The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival takes place at the same time and over 65,000 visitors flock to Falmouth.VISIT WEBSITE
NATIONAL ARMED FORCES DAY
23rd - 25th June 2023
Falmouth is honored to host Armed Forces Day. This is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. There are many ways for people, communities and organisations across the country to show their support.
Falmouth Week 2023
FRI 4TH – SAT 12TH AUGUST 2023
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 Tall Ships 2023
15 - 18th August 2023
It will be the first time in nine years that the tall ships race has taken place in Falmouth and
it has been secured once again, thanks to extensive behind-the-scenes work by the award winning
Falmouth Town Team - the partnership between Falmouth Town Council and
Falmouth BID, alongside Perfect Events Group and Falmouth Tall Ships Association. This will
be the sixth time Falmouth has hosted the prestigious regatta and race, with the inaugural one
for the town being held in 1966.
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 2023
Pendennis Castle hosts a wide range of exciting family events throughout the season including Medieval Jousting and the spectacular Explosion of History.VISIT WEBSITE
Falmouth Oyster Festival 2023
Thursday 12th - 15th October 2023
The highlight of Falmouth’s Autumn calendar is this nationally recognised, award-winning annual festival which celebrates the start of the oyster dredging season. Including an oyster bar, a wide variety of seafood, wines and champagne, real ales and stouts, arts, crafts, food and drink halls, chef demos and all that is best in Cornish musical entertainment.