Tall Ships 2014
Date: August 28 – 31, 2014
Everyone who witnessed this amazing regatta in 2008 agreed on one thing – it was a once in a lifetime event that they would never forget! So imagine our delight when it was recently announced that the race would once again visit Falmouth, at the end of August 2014.
Up to 50 ships will gather at Queens Wharf in Falmouth docks, including a number of the impressive Class A square-rigged vessels, for three days of festivities. Visitors will be able to tour their decks to see at first hand these amazing vessels, and the Ships Crew parade will bring a flurry of colour and activity to the town centre streets before the amazing Parade of Sail that heralds the start of the race on Sunday 31st August.
The ships will pass between the twin Castles of Pendennis and St Mawes in formation into Falmouth Bay to the start line, closely followed by literally hundreds of local boats and craft, before heading eastwards towards the English Channel, with the finish line off the Isle of Wight.
You may think we are exaggerating when we say you need to book your accommodation for this now, but some of our houses are already booked. When this event was held in 2008 it attracted over 100,000 visitors to Falmouth and there was not a spare bed to be found for miles around! Don’t say we did not warn you…..
Falmouth Spring Festival
Date: March 14 – March 30, 2014
The Falmouth spring festival is a great reason to come down to Cornwall with loads of good events for the entire family.
Run Falmouth half marathon & Fun Run, a Spring Fair, Gardeners’ Question Time, a Zumba Zestifal, Guerrilla Gardening, art workshops, foraging walks, family rockpooling sessions, spring themed exhibitions and talks, and more. Such is the diversity and beauty of Falmouth’s open spaces, gardens and coastline that we will be celebrating it through music, dance, exercise, art andwell, any other creative way we can think of!
Fal River Festival
Date: May 23 – June 1, 2014
The festival embraces the places, people, history, culture and industry connected to this very Cornish river. The festival gives a real chance to engage with life on the river and discover some of its fascinating history.
The ten day festival is a not-for-profit community festival which encompasses over 150 events ranging from music and drama, arts and heritage to gig racing, swimming and wildlife walks. Throughout the festival you’ll find a range of diverse entertainment, including jazz bands playing on the harbour in St Mawes, film screenings on ferries moored offshore and, of course, plenty of seafood to sample.
All the action takes place in Falmouth, Truro and around the Roseland Peninsula.
Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival
Date: June 13 – June 15, 2014
The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival will provisionally take place in 2014 on Friday 13th , Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th June.
Times to be confirmed with singing at various venues such as Custom House Quay and Events Square. Last year was a huge success with singing aboard the historic ship The Matthew and at Trelissick Garden, two new venues. The Falmouth Sea Shanty festival is the largest free festival of maritime music on the planet so don’t miss it.
Date: May 26 – 31, 2014
The Pendennis Cup returns to Falmouth, Cornwall. Organised by Pendennis Shipyard every two years, the regatta brings an impressive range of superyachts to the waters of Falmouth Bay.
The daily battles of these beautiful yachts will take place against the beautiful backdrop of the Cornish coastline.
The best vantage point to watch the races will be Pendennis Point. The yachts will be moored at Port Pendennis Marina throughout the week and are easily seen from Events Square or from the viewing gallery at the Maritime Museum. The race office on Events Square Falmouth can give you an overview of the participating yachts, performance updates and video of the racing.
Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week
Date: August 8 – August 17, 2014
Visit the largest sailing regatta in the South West with more than 450 yachts racing over eight days along with a lively programme of shore side events.
The week starts with the Falmouth Classics, which sees 150 classic yachts racing in Carrick Roads and Falmouth Bay. This is followed by six days of match racing for keelboats, traditional craft and dinghies.
On the shore there are activities to keep everyone entertained from a marching carnival and a firework display to themed party nights and samba bands, along with lots of activities for the kids.
The best vantage points to view the sailing are: Pendennis and St Mawes Castles, St Anthony Head, Castle Drive and Pendennis Point, Trefusis Point and Flushing. To view the dinghy racing, walk along from Mylor Yacht Harbour towards Restronguet Sailing Club.
Falmouth Oyster Festival
Date: October 9 – October 12, 2014
Falmouth Oyster Festival celebrates the start of the oyster dredging season, the diversity and quality of Cornish Seafood and, in particular, the last remaining traditional oyster fishery in Europe still dredging by sail and hand punt.
The four day festival is packed with cookery demonstrations by leading local chefs, there are oysters, seafood, wine and local ale to sample along with children’s shell painting, entertainment in the form of sea shanties, a town parade, 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!