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.
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
Spring Flower Show 2024
Saturday and Sunday end of March TBC
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
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
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
Falmouth Food Festival
Over the three days from 10am to 8pm, there will be an eclectic mix of quality cuisine, music and arts, all with a strong Falmouth and Cornish provenance. The event is free to attend.
Sea Shanty Festival 2023
Friday 14th - 16th June 2024
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
14th - 16th June 2024
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
Falmouth Week 2024
FRIDAY 9th AUGUST - SUNDAY 18th AUGUST. 2024
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 Oyster Festival 2024
October 2024 TBC
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.