Events in or around Falmouth

April Events in Falmouth

Monsters of the Deep

Date: 20 Mar to 31 Jul / Time: 10am to 5pm

Monsters of the Deep

National Maritime Museum, Discovery Quay, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3QY

The National Maritime Museum regrets it will have to close its doors during the current health crisis.

The museum and exhibition will reopen when possible.



Annual Events in Falmouth

Annual New Year's Day Swim
Every New Year's Day

Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth.


Falmouth Spring Festival
Every March

A festival to celebrate Falmouth's beautiful open green spaces, terrific coastline and gardens.

Events include guided daytime and evening walks and talks, a Cider and Folk Festival and more.

15th March
Paint The Town Yellow Day
Falmouth becomes yellow in preparation for the Festival as local schoolchildren brighten up nearly 100 shop windows with thousands of daffodils and decorations.

16th and 17th March
Falmouth Spring Clean Days
Beach cleaning, painting, gardening. Help with revamping a number of areas around the town.
Venue: multi-sites across the town.

18th March
Free Rockpooling Session
11am - 1pm Castle Beach

20th to 28th March
Science in the pub

23rd – 25th March
Folk & Cider Festival
A great range of bands throughout the three days, all washed down with 50 scrumptious ciders from across the West Country.

24th and 25th March
Spring Flower Show

There will also be a number of guided walks throughout the festival.

For full details:
Ring 01326 313553

Various venues, Falmouth Cornwall TR11 3EF


Falmouth Spring Flower Show
Every March

Daffodils galore, the best spring blooms, and local trade stands, spring flowers, rare plants, bonsais, orchids, stunning flower arrangements. Experts will be on hand to answer your queries and specialist plants will be on sale.

Admission Charges (per day)
Adults - £ 3.00
Children (under 16) - Free

Princess Pavilion, Melvill Road (A39), Falmouth, Cornwall
Tel: 01326 211222 Website: Falmouth Spring Flower Show website
You can call for event information and tickets: Tel: 01326 211222
or visit


Run Falmouth Kids Run & Run Falmouth Half Marathon
Every March

Run Falmouth Kids Run

Cornwall Hospice Care is proud to introduce Run Falmouth Kids Fun Run, a fun event running alongside Run Falmouth Half Marathon 2019.

Setting off after the main race the Kids Fun Run will follow the first mile of the Run Falmouth course; starting just after the Ships & Castles Leisure centre, along beautiful coastal scenery, finishing at Falmouth Hotel. Open to children from 5-19, however any participants under the age of 7 years old must be accompanied by an adult (adult places are free). and at only £7, come along and join the fun!

Run Falmouth Half Marathon

Run Falmouth Half Marathon is organised by Cornwall Hospice Care in conjunction with Falmouth Road Runners. The event is the 4th event in Cornwall Grand Prix Race series sponsored by Cornwall Glass.

The 13.1 mile route starts in the lee of Pendennis Castle following the coast past the beautiful beaches of Gyllyngvase and Swanpool and glimpsing Maenporth Beach as the route rises to give fabulous views over the bay towards Pendennis Castle. The route follows Cornish country lanes with open fields and wooded scenes, passing the beautiful Falmouth Golf Course twice. The run is well supported along the whole route as locals from the picturesque villages come out to cheer the runners on.

There are all the usual features of a Grand Prix event; water stations, baggage drop, bananas, prizes, and for the first time the Run Falmouth Half Marathon is being chip timed and individual gun & actual times will be provided on the day.

The race is limited to 700 places only. Online registration will close at 23:59 on THURSDAY 7TH MARCH 2019, or when the race is at capacity. Registrations will be accepted on the day if places are available.

Sunday 17th March 10am
£19 Non - Affiliated Runner. £17 Affiliated Runner
Contact: Julie Hales 01726 66868 (opt 3)

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Registration Deadline:
7th March 2019

Start Location:
Castle Beach Falmouth


St Piran's Day Parade at Falmouth
Every March

St Piran's Day Parade starting from The Moor at 10am Parade and dancing to the Prince of Wales Pier before returning to the Moor for more dancing and a display of skills by Swamp Circus. The morning ends with storytelling in the Methodist Church.

Everyone is welcome to join the Parade or line the streets and encourage the local children on their way.

For further information:
Tel 01326 315013


Cornwall 5K Race for Life - Falmouth
Every May

Falmouth: Sunday 12 May at 11:00.

5k (or just over 3 miles) is an achievable distance for all ages and abilities. You can take part however you like and choose to run, jog or walk your way around the course. You can take part as an individual or gang up with friends and create your own group to really show cancer who’s in charge.

Adult entry – £14.99
Young Adult - £14.99
Child entry (6-15 girls and boys under 13) – £10.00
Under 6 entry (boys and girls) – free and no registration needed.

This covers the cost of organising and running your event on the day. It does not contribute towards your sponsorship total, so please try and raise as much as you can to help Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work.

Cancer Research UK Website


Fal River Festival
Every year usually in May

A celebration of life on the River Fal including a wide range of sporting and cultural events. This fantastic 7 day festival is a not-for-profit community festival which encompasses over 150 events varying from music & drama, the arts & heritage to gig racing, swimming, walking & lots more. Events take place in Falmouth, Truro, The Roseland and the towns and villages around the Fal River.



Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival
Every June

Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival. Groups including a number from overseas performing at various venues in and around Falmouth evoking the nautical and cultural traditions of this famous port. The festival has something for everyone and suits all age groups. In support of Falmouth RNLI.

Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival website


Falmouth Lifeboat Day
Every June

150th Anniversary Lifeboat Day

Falmouth Lifeboat Station.

Visit the Falmouth Lifeboat website for full details.


Falmouth Week
Every August

The largest sailing regatta in the south west with more than 450 yachts racing over eight days, and a programme of shoreside events.


For more information: Falmouth Week


Every September

This celebration of all things tea and the heritage of the Gardens, is an eclectic mix of pop-up theatre performances, tea tasting, tea dances, live music throughout the site, ‘craft-tea’ activities, cream teas and afternoon teas, all with a serving of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.

Circus performers and pop-up dancers will also entertain throughout the tropical gardens of Gyllyngdune, which sweep down to the waters of Falmouth Bay.

Free Entry


Falmouth Beer Festival
Every October

By CAMRA Cornwall. Featuring over 245 Real Ales, 85 Ciders, 20 Cornish Craft Beers, and 15 Cornish Gins, a mouth-watering selection of Street food, with Tutored Tastings across beer & Ciders, and a host of local singers, musicians and bands.

Hosted in marquees on Falmouth’s Events Square

Opening times:
Thursday 8pm – 11pm
Friday and Saturday 11am – 11pm.

Entrance charges: A daily £10 Entry Package or a Weekend £15 Package includes: Festival admission, £5 of beer tokens, a festival glass and a festival programme.

CAMRA members will receive an additional £1.66 of beer tokens. There is wheelchair access & disabled facilities. £3 Entrance fee for non-drinkers with soft drinks available for purchase.

Pre-festival tickets sales enable weekend tickets to be purchased for the price of a Daily package.

Additional beer tokens can be purchased at designated points throughout festival venue. You will be able to join as a CAMRA member on the day and receive 2 free festival pints alongside the discounted festivals, holidays and lots more.

For more details regarding tickets sales please visit

And that’s not all!! Why not join us for the week….. The 2019 CAMRA Kernow Falmouth Beer Festival is going town wide with the introduction of Falmouth Beer Week. Running from Saturday 28th September through to the Festival Doors opening events will include Food, Drink related entertainment with events hosted across the town and surrounding area. Keep up to date with all the events on our website


Falmouth Oyster Festival
Every October

A celebration of Cornish Sea Food.

Free entry to: Seafood Cookery Demonstrations, Live Entertainment, Working Boat Race, Oyster & Seafood Bars, Cornish Food and Arts & Crafts Marquee, Children’s Workshop.

Events Square, Falmouth, Cornwall.
For more info:


Cornwall Film Festival/Gool Fylm
Every November

Annual Cornwall Film Festival. Gool Fylm. The Poly, Falmouth, Cornwall. For more information:


Christmas Carols with Falmouth Harmony Choir
Every December

The Harmony Choir raises money for good causes by performing throughout Falmouth Town.

Christmas 2017 will be the Harmony Choirs’ 118th annual performance. Even two world wars couldn’t stop the choir.

The route starts at the Falmouth Watersports Centre and moves through town to finish on The Moor.


Christmas Market at the Poly
Every December

The Poly’s annual Christmas Market featuring local artisan makers and a range of quality gifts just in time for Christmas.

The Poly, Falmouth, Cornwall

10 a.m. – 7p.m (10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Thursdays)
Not on Sundays.


The Santa Series
Every November/December

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without Cornwall Hospice Care’s long established Santa Series that collectively attract more than a thousand Santa’s every year who run, walk and cycle in their jolly red suits.

Choose from 6 locations across Cornwall and register today

Your registration includes a free santa suit and medal so why not kick off Christmas with a cracker, whilst supporting your local adult hospices and all that we do for those with terminal illness across Cornwall.

Wadebridge 7th Dec 5 mile cycle - Starting at Bridge Bike Hire PL27 7AL 11am

Padstow 7th Dec 1 mile run - Starting at Padstow Christmas Market PL28 8LA 1pm

Truro 11th Dec 1 mile - Starting at Truro Methodist Church TR1 1EP 6.45pm

Falmouth 14th Dec 1 mile - Starting at The Moor, 1 The Moor, Falmouth TR11 3QA

Helston 8th Dec 1.5 miles- Starting at The Bowling Club TR13 8ER 1pm

Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Austell 6th Dec 6.45pm

Under 3 free
Children £7
Adults £13.50
Family £37.50

For more information and details of how to take part: Cornwall Hospice Care Santa Series


Tel: 01726 66868 (option 3)


Extra Annual Event Info

Falmouth hosts a number of water based events throughout the year including yacht racing and regattas.

Falmouth Oyster Festival, held every October is a celebration of Cornish sea food with exhibitions, cookery demonstrations and a variety of entertainment.



Car Boot Sales in Falmouth

Car Boot Sale. Every Friday 12.30pm. (Starting on Good Friday 2017) Falmouth Rugby Ground, Tregenver Road, Falmouth, Cornwall. Cars From £6.00 No vans or market traders. Admission 40p Children free Refreshments and toilets available. Tel: 078 078 078 88


Farmers Markets in Falmouth

Farmers Market The Moor, Falmouth Every Tuesday From 9am to 2pm Fresh produce from meats, fish and dairy to breads, cakes, nuts and spices. Contact: Nigel Ekins. Phone: 01326 376244



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