Annual Events in Truro - Falmouth Area
Annual New Year's Day Swim
Every New Year's Day
Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth.
Cornwall Music Festival
Competitive Festival of Music and Poetry. Come along and enjoy listening. Truro Methodist Church, Union Place, Truro, Cornwall.
Tickets can be purchased on the door
Detailed programmes will be available in early March from Truro Tourist Information Centre, City Music in Truro or Trevada Music in Camborne.
Falmouth Spring Festival
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.
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.
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
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 https://www.tempusleisure.org.uk/princess-pavilion/
Made in Cornwall Easter Fair
Every March or April depending on Easter
Genuine Cornish produce from genuine Cornish businesses.
Official Made in Cornwall will be holding their annual Easter Fair on Lemon Quay from Wednesday 17th April - Saturday 20th April 2019.
The event will be slightly bigger than last year with an extra day starting on the Wednesday and finishing on Easter Saturday. Lots of genuine local Cornish goods will be on sale which have been assessed by Cornwall Trading Standards as having been genuinely made right here in Cornwall.
Oyster Gathering & Cornish Fresh Produce Festival
A small local oyster festival at Mylor Yacht Harbour. Join the local oyster men on their last weekend of the season.
Try some of the freshest seafood you can get, cooked by local and internationally recognised chefs, you can even take a trip out and join the fishermen on the water.
Roseland Festival 2019
Varies between months March to May
Folk and jazz, history and art, films and photography, choirs and quartets, walks and talks – they are all featured in the diverse programme of events that is the Roseland Festival offering something for everyone.
In a number of venues across the Roseland.
Run Falmouth Kids Run & Run Falmouth Half Marathon
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
7th March 2019
Castle Beach Falmouth
St Piran's Day in Truro
1pm procession from St George’s Road (near The Viaduct) to High Cross outside Truro Cathedral. Free pasties will be available at the conclusion of the speeches at High Cross. All are very welcome.
Following this, there will be a music session held in the White Hart pub (An Karow Gwynn), New Bridge Street, Truro, TR1 2AA. Come along to drink, chat, dance, sing, play a musical instrument. All welcome, with instrument or not!
St Piran's Day Truro is organised by Truro City Council and Truro Old Cornwall Society.
For more info please contact:
Tel: 01872 274555
St Piran's Day Parade at Falmouth
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
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
Cornwall International Male Choral Festival
Held every two years in odd numbered years.
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
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
Mevagissey Feast Week
For 2016, in respect for the family and friends of Robin Hunkin, the programme will be one of reflection and not the normal one.
Monday 27th June: Mevagissey Male Choir concert.
Tuesday 28th June: St Peter's Church Day.
Wednesday 29th June: Mevagissey Ladies Choir concert.
Thursday 30th June: St Andrew's Church Day.
St Andrew's Flower Festival Sunday 26th June - Thursday 30th June.
Feast Week in 2017 will return to the normal programme. Week-long festival dating back to 1754 celebrating the 'Feast of St Peter'. Events for everyone. Fish Feast day features exhibitions, demonstrations, live music and lots of fish dishes to eat. Other events include choirs and bands, flora dances, children's enterntainment and competitions, plus colourful parades, boat and raft races, a fete and huge firework display.
Throughout the town
Tel: 01726 842920
Mobile: 07779 410232
Mevagissey Feast Week website
Constantine Agricultural Show
Country show at Trengilly Farm, Constantine, Cornwall TR11 5RS
With B.S.J.A. Show Jumping, Unaffiliated and Gymkhana
Fun Dog show
Domestic Tent housing the Domestic and Horticultural Sections, including Cookery, Preserves, Needlecraft, Arts & Crafts, Photography, Horticulture, Eggs, and a Children's Section.
Various Stalls: Wool & Crafts, Saddler, Books, Vintage Section,and various entertainment for children
Coconut Shy, Tin Shy.
Starts at 9am
Entrance fee is £3.50 Adults £1-00 child under 16yrs free for children under 5yrs
For copies of Schedules contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone 07972413406 01326341082
For more information: http://www.constantineshow.moonfruit.com/
Constantine Arts Society Annual Exhibition
Every July until mid August
Constantine Arts Society is holding its Annual Exhibition on the Church Hall, Constantine, Cornwall
Flushing Village Regatta
Every July (normally)
Village Regatta. Sailing event over 9 days
With Street Market
Sand Castle Competition
Live Music and much more
Carnival on Saturday 4th August at 7pm
Flushing Village Regatta
St Mawes Social Club Regatta
Annual regatta, St Mawes, Cornwall.
This is an open afternoon regatta, with sailing races for P.Y., local and National classes. Racing is conducted from the sailing club race office.
All competitors are invited to the Social Club for the prize giving and refreshments.
St Mawes Social Club, St Mawes, Truro. TR2 5AG Tel: 01326 270041
Every July. Always on a Monday
Cornwall's Biggest One day Show. Agricultural and Country Show. Stalls, exhibitions, displays, etc.
Tel: +44 (0)1209 861073
Stithians Show website
Cornish Steam and Country Fair
3 day Event Steam Engines and Vintage Vehicles.
For more information and to contact the event organisers visit: Cornish Steam and Country Fair
This event takes place at:
Stithians Show Ground
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
Helford Passage Regatta
A fantastic day out at the beach with buckets of fun and a competitive edge!
Our annual Regatta has a packed schedule of events on and off the beach. We start at noon with swimming races for all, followed by a Fancy Dress competition with the theme “Kings and Queens” for children aged 10 and under, judging about 1.30pm.
There’s also a sandcastle competition for the 10s and under, with judging around 3pm.
Beach events include egg & spoon, sack and three-legged races, and a Tug of War team competition.
On the river, there are rowing, kayaking, paddleboarding and land & sea races in many categories and combinations!
We have a cake stall, face painting, tombola and raffle with fantastic prizes, and throughout the day there is a BBQ and outside bar.
The RNLI come in one of their inshore lifeboats to show us what they can do, and the day’s rounded off on the Ferryboat Inn terrace with live music by singer/songwriter Joe Francis.
All funds raised by the Regatta go to support Falmouth RNLI.
On the beach
St Mawes Town Regatta
Every July or early August
Annual Regatta. St Mawes, Cornwall.
For more information http://www.stmawessailing.co.uk/
Great Cornish Food Festival
For a day out with an authentic Cornish flavour look no further! The festival is bursting with delicious local delights from all over the county, see some of the best local chefs in action, learn the secrets of culinary success.
So come and taste for yourself why Cornwall has one of the finest reputations for food and drink in the whole of the UK. Festival marquee at Lemon Quay, Truro, Cornwall.
Friday 9am - 5.30pm Saturday 9am - 5.30pm
Sunday 9.30am - 4.30pm.
For more information: http://www.greatcornishfood.co.uk/
GYLLYNGDUNE TEA FESTIVAL
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.
The Great Cornish Food Festival
Every September in Truro
Truro Half Marathon
Organised by Truro Running Club.
For entry fees and more information visit www.trurorunningclub.org.uk
Falmouth Beer Festival
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
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 www.cornwall.camra.org.uk
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 www.cornwall.camra.org.uk
Falmouth Oyster Festival
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: www.falmouthoysterfestival.co.uk
City of Lights
Every November in Truro
Procession of glowing lanterns passing through the streets of Truro as over one thousand children parade through the city in an amazing display of light, music and dance. The City of Lights is Truro's largest annual community event.
Each year the lanterns are based on a different theme.
Truro City of Lights
Cornwall Film Festival/Gool Fylm
Etsy Made Local Christmas Fair
After three busy years in St Ives, the Etsy Makers Cornwall group have decided to spread their wings and move to a bigger, better venue in Penryn for their eagerly awaited Christmas Fair. The Etsy fair has almost doubled in size meaning the team can invite 30 more exhibitors to take part, creating a more inclusive event that promises to showcase the best craft talent our county has to offer. As well as the extra room, the new venue also offers better facilities, loads of free parking and close links with students studying there.
It looks set to be a really exciting weekend, kicking off with the customary cocktail and live-music evening shopping night on Friday, where singer/guitarist Tom Dale creates a happy, laid-back atmosphere which is perfect to browse by. The fair will be open from 10-5pm on Saturday and 10-4pm on Sunday, allowing everyone plenty of time to discover beautiful, well-made pieces, talk directly to makers and learn about the processes, stories and love that go into making contemporary craft. We’re lucky to have some really well-respected makers, artists and designers living in Cornwall, so it’s a great chance to meet in person prize-winning, Instagram-storming, book-writing, highly acclaimed creative people and see their beautiful work first-hand.
This year as well as the Foodbank donation area where everyone is encouraged to bring a bit of extra food and gifts for Penryn Foodbank, there’ll be a raffle to win the fruit and Christmas trees from the fair’s oasis area, with the proceeds going to Tree Sisters, an international charity that not only aims to accelerate tropical reforestation through the planting of trees to combat climate change, but also to enable female leadership and ownership to make this happen around the world.
Buy less but buy well: slow fashion, slow food, handmade things that will last, modern heirlooms that haven’t be made by modern slaves. Join us for a chilled day out: it’s a shared experience with people on a similar wavelength; an appreciation of another person’s skills and ideas, chance to have discussions about influences and processes; it’s slow time to be taken with live music, delicious food and friends. And chance to take a little bit of it home to give to your friends and family for Christmas, for them to keep and enjoy.
Friday 15th 6pm
Saturday 16th 10am - 5pm
Sunday 17th 10am - 4pm
Tel: 07951 960647
The Sports Centre
MADE IN CORNWALL CHRISTMAS FAIR
Every November in Truro
Excellent Cornish products including crafts, art and food and drink. A great opportunity to get your Christmas shopping and find some unusual Christmas gifts from food hampers filled with gourmet delights to beautiful jewellery.
Large marquee on the Piazza on Lemon Quay in Truro. All products are made in Cornwall and have been awarded the Made in Cornwall Logo.
The fair will be held on the Piazza in Truro. Admission is free.
Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair
Christmas Carols with Falmouth Harmony Choir
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
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
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
For more information and details of how to take part: Cornwall Hospice Care Santa Series
Tel: 01726 66868 (option 3)
The Winter Gift Fayre
Lose yourself in the magic of Christmas on Lemon Quay with over 80 stallholders from local South West producers showcasing a variety of products that are perfect for presents.
Quality festive treats and gorgeous gifts
Market opens 10am - 5pm and late on Wednesday for late night shopping until 9pm
Lemon Quay, Truro
Truro Primestock Show
Every December on the first Wednesday
Traditional Christmas Primestock Show
A very popular event which brings the countryside and farming right into the heart of the City and it is believed to be the only Primestock Show in Britain to be held in the centre of a city, making the Truro Show a unique event.
See the very best of Cornwall's prime cattle and sheep exhibited, judged and auctioned and admire a show of farm produce, cookery and preserves and a host of other exhibits.
A favourite with farmers, country folk and townspeople alike.
Marquee on Lemon Quay, Piazza, Truro.
Truro Primstock Show
Truro Victorian Christmas Market
Over 67 traders, producers and exhibitors at this six day market.
The market takes place in a huge, heated marquee.
Tuesday 13th December 2016: 10.00am to 5.30pm
Wednesday 14th December: 10.00am to 9.00pm
Thursday 15th December: 10.00am to 5.30pm
Friday 16th December: 9.00am to 5.30pm
Saturday 17th December: 9.00am to 5.30pm
Sunday 18th December: 10.00am to 4.00pm
Lemon Quay Piazza
Truro Victorian Market
Car Boot Sales Truro - Falmouth Area, 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
Car Boot Sales Truro - Falmouth Area, Truro
Sundays at 1.30pm.
Tel: 078 078 078 88.
Farmers Markets Truro - Falmouth Area, Constantine
Constantine Farmers' Market
Constantine Church Hall
Second Saturday of every month
9.30am to 12pm
Tel: 07773 347818
Farmers Markets Truro - Falmouth Area, Devoran
Devoran Village Produce Market is held on the second Saturday of each month from 09:30 to 12 noon.
To be found at Devoran Village Hall, Quay Road, Devoran TR3 6PW, the market features fresh fish,olives, local cheeses, Baker Tom bread, local vegetables, preserves, meats, eggs, honey, cut flowers and plants.
For more information contact Sue Thomas on 07949 823800 or email email@example.com
Farmers Markets Truro - Falmouth Area, Falmouth
The Moor, Falmouth
From 9am to 2pm
Fresh produce from meats, fish and dairy to breads, cakes, nuts and spices.
Contact: Nigel Ekins.
Phone: 01326 376244
Farmers Markets Truro - Falmouth Area, Grampound
Grampound Village Hall
Fourth Saturday of every month
From 10am to 1pm
Contact: Bob Egerton
Phone: 01726 884451
Farmers Markets Truro - Falmouth Area, Stithians
Stithians Centre, Church Road, Stithians. TR3 7DH
Third Saturday of every month
From 9.30am to 12.30pm
Tel: 07779 861361
Local meat, fruit, vegetables, chutneys, sausages, cakes, cheese, plants and crafts.
Farmers Markets Truro - Falmouth Area, Truro
The Piazza, Lemon Quay, Truro, Cornwall.
9am to 4pm
Contact Bill Lugg
Tel: 01209 821408
Founded in 1999 as a co-operative of local producers: it includes seasonal vegetables and fruits, meats, poultry and game, fresh fish, bread and cakes, cheeses, smoked products, honey, plants and flowers. There are also take-away foods such as soups, curries, olives, mussels and sushi.
Farmers Markets Truro - Falmouth Area, Truro
The Piazza, Lemon Quay, Truro.
From 8.30am to 4pm
Contact Bill Lugg
Tel: 01209 821408