Falmouth Oyster Festival
Each year, a cookery master-class from a celebrity chef, followed by a book signing opens the festival. Packed with cookery demonstrations by leading local chefs, oysters, seafood, wine and local ale, children’s shell painting, sea shanties, a town parade, and live music, an oyster shucking competition, a Falmouth Working Boat race and marquees brimming with Cornish produce; the festival is a must for all oyster, seafood and maritime heritage enthusiasts!
Falmouth Oyster Festival has seen an increasing number of Cornish food and drink producers promoting their quality produce alongside the longstanding craft fair stalls in the festival marquee. Festival visitors can savour the expanding range of mouth watering Cornish food and drink, both on site whilst taking in the festival atmosphere or to take home and enjoy!
Fireworks at Falmouth Cricket Club
5th November 2013
The biggest firework display in Cornwall is held at Falmouth Cricket Club every year. Last year saw around £6,500 worth of fireworks set to music and this year looks set to be even bigger.
The event is organised by Falmouth Firefighters and sees thousands of people coming from the South West to watch the night sky light up. Its not just fireworks – there are food and drink stalls as well as fire-eaters and fairground rides to enjoy.
Truro City of Lights
13th November 2013
Watch a dazzling procession of paper lanterns through the streets of Truro, all handmade and carried by professional artists, school children and groups from the local community.
The City of Lights is a creative celebration incorporating art, music, dance and light. The spectacular parade marks the city’s Christmas lights being turned on.
Each year brings a different theme; last year saw kings and queens and the year before saw giant glowing mammals. The theme and lanterns are kept under wraps until the big day, which makes the event even more exciting.