Events

Flushing Arts Week

24 – 31 May

wishermen performance at flushing arts week

A colourful highlight of May in the village, Flushing Arts Week is an eclectic mix of events, galleries and shows that celebrate the visual, performance and acoustic arts with all that’s great about Flushing rising to the fore. The week-long festival runs from Sunday to Sunday and this year includes Read more…

Fal River Festival

22 – 31 May

Fal River Festival

Fal River Festival splashes down in Falmouth on Friday 22 May celebrating the heritage and history of the river. This not-for-profit festival gives visitors the chance to discover more about the river’s past. Festivalgoers will have the opportunity to take part in several events including gig racing, swimming and wildlife Read more…

Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival

12 – 14 June

Falmouth International Sea shanty Festival

Avast ye land lubbers of Cornwall! You’ll need to get your sea legs on this June as the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival sails into port for its thirteenth year. The festival was founded in 2003 by traditional Cornish singing group Falmouth Shout as a way of evoking the days when Read more…

J Class Regatta Falmouth

23 – 27 June

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This five-day event will see the world-famous J Class yachts return to Falmouth which is a great privilege for the town. The J Class yachts were first built for one of the oldest sporting races in the world – the America’s Cup. These single-masted, racing, sailing boats are awe-inspiring and Read more…

GWR Polo on the beach – Watergate Bay near Newquay

26 – 28 June

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For something completely out of the ordinary consider going to this unique, free-entry event which takes over Watergate Bay with incredible style. The biggest event to take place at Watergate, Polo on the beach is returning for its ninth year with a new three-day format. It won’t just be polo Read more…

Falmouth Marine School Community Open Day

4 July

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To celebrate the completion of the £3.6m refurbishment of Falmouth Marine School, it’s hosting an open day on the first Saturday of July. The marine school can be found on Killigrew Street, near The Moor. There will be plenty of activities for all ages to enjoy – examining sea creatures Read more…

Falmouth Triathlon and Aquathon

12 July

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Whether you’re taking part or just want to watch, the Falmouth Triathlon and Aquathon promises to be a spectacle as fitness fanatics go head to head at Gyllyngvase Beach. Competitors will be swimming 750m and pushing pedals for 20km before finally racing on foot along the seafront, looping around Pendennis Read more…

Stithians Agricultural Show

13 July

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Just a short drive or bus ride from Falmouth is the village of Stithians which is the unlikely setting for the UK’s largest one-day agricultural show. Now nearly two centuries old, this immensely popular event is the highlight of the local agricultural calendar. It takes place on a dedicated showground Read more…

Flushing Village Regatta

18 – 26 July

Participants in Flushing Regatta Week Carnival

July in Flushing and it’s time to get in the spirit for Flushing Regatta Week where there is relentless entertainment for all the family. The streets are laced in colourful bunting for events that range from a street carnival to riding on trawlers, crab catching, racing snails and, oh yes, a sailing Read more…

RNAS Culdrose Day – Helston

30 July

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Step into the world of the Fleet Air Arm (the Navy’s air force) at a day that invites you behind the scenes of RNAS Culdrose. Culdrose is home to a host of military aircraft including the Merlin and Sea King helicopters, Hawk jets and the King Air 350 Avenger. The Read more…

ZestiFal

25 July – 2 August

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ZestiFal is a celebration of healthy living and lifestyle with activities taking place throughout Falmouth all week. The event will showcase a variety of fitness and sports activities, inviting people of any age, shape and size to take part. Activities will be going on all over town with the opportunity Read more…

946 – The Kneehigh Asylum – Lost Gardens of Heligan

25 July – 9 August

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Last September, Kneehigh presented Dead Dog in a Suitcase at the Asylum in the Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Austell, receiving huge plaudits. The Asylum is a purpose-built tent made for Kneehigh to deliver its jaw-dropping performances. This year Kneehigh will be showcasing their new show 946 – an adaption Read more…

Falmouth Week

7 – 16 August

Falmouth Week

Celebrate the ‘spirit of the sea’ throughout Falmouth Week when events will be held on sea, land and even in the sky. There’ll be boat races, live music, food, drink and more. The week will include six days of racing for keelboats and traditional craft and dinghies. Wednesday sees the Read more…

Fowey Royal Regatta and Carnival Week

16 – 22 August

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In the middle of August, the annual Fowey Regatta and Carnival takes place and thousands of nautical enthusiasts descend upon this naturally beautiful estuarine village. Fowey Royal Regatta is a popular event in Britain’s sailing calendar as a wide variety of sailing craft race in the Fowey River and St Read more…

Newquay Fish Festival

11 – 13 September

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This celebration of seafood showcases the fresh fish of Cornwall and attracts tops chefs including James Nathan and Nathan Outlaw. There’ll be food demos and displays throughout the weekend but it isn’t all about seafood. There will be stands promoting artisan craftwork and food producers. There will be choirs and Read more…

Great Cornish Food Festival – Truro

25 – 27 September

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Formerly the Cornwall Food and Drink Festival, the newly-titled Great Cornish Food Festival is the biggest food festival in Cornwall and takes place on Lemon Quay, Truro. Transforming the county’s cathedral city into a foodie heaven, the festival celebrates the recent renaissance in Cornwall’s food industry during the last decade. Read more…

Falmouth Oyster Festival

8 – 11 October

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What better way to celebrate the start of the oyster dredging season in the River Fal than to sample this spectacular event that showcases the excellence of Cornish seafood, drink and, of course, oysters. It’s the highlight of the autumn calendar and the last chance to enjoy the town before Read more…

Truro City of Lights

Date TBC (Could be 18 December)

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As Truro’s Christmas lights are switched on Cornwall’s capital erupts in a procession of theatre, beauty and light as the annual City of Lights procession takes place. The procession of handcrafted lanterns is paraded through the city and the streets are lined with food stalls, craft stands and people before Read more…