What's on 2014


8th - 11th Nov, weekend: Cornwall Film Festival
A three day event which celebrates the best of Cornish and International film making. 
9th Nov, Saturday: Falmouth St Nazaire
Annual memorial service held at Prince of Wales Pier for the veterans of the St. Nazaire raid.
10th Nov, Sunday: Falmouth Remembrance Parade
Annual memorial service held at Prince of Wales Pier for the veterans of the St. Nazaire raid.
19th Nov, Wednesday: City of Lights Parade in Truro
This is an annual procession through the town which also incorporates the Christmas lights being switched on. It also marks the start of late night shopping and there is a firework display on Lemon Quay.
29th Nov, Friday: Falmouth Christmas Lights Switch & Parade


6th - 8th Dec, weekend: Padstow Christmas Festival
Promising an array of seasonal treats including Christmas lights and decorations, Santa’s grotto, fireworks, seasonal food, festive demonstrations and late night shopping.
16th – 21st Dec, week: Montol Festival
The Penzance Montol Festival is a 6-day arts and community festival based on the Cornish Christmas and Midwinter traditions of the past, culminating in Montol Eve on the 21st December.
24thDec, Monday: Harmony Choir
Commencing at the Watersports Centre and proceeding through the town stopping at Church Corner, Nat West Bank, end of Market Street /Market Strand and finishing up on The Moor.


1st - 31st January, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays: Trago Mills 15 % Discount Sale on everything

February 2014

Games on the Moor. 
20th – 22nd February,                     

Free and Fun Garden Games for all the Family  www.falmouth.co.uk


St. Pirans Day  
Thursday 5th March
Piran is the patron saint of Cornwall and various celebrations take place all over the county. 
Main events in Falmouth with a Parade and Dance between The Moor and Prince of Wales Pier on the 5th March

Spring Clean in Falmouth
14th & 15th March,
As part of the Spring Festival, the community gets together, rolls up its sleeves and gives Falmouth a bit of a makeover! Numerous sites will be tackled, from beaches to squares.

Falmouth Spring Festival
14th to 30th March  Info
Falmouth's yellow festival, this year with guided walks, talks, Cornish Daffadil
tours, garden spring clean events, Zumba dance event,
Half Marathon around Falmouth, Folk & Cider Fayre and of course the

Falmouth Spring Flower Show 
29th & 30th March  Info

St Nazaire Anniversay
15th March, Sunday:

Parade from The Moor to Prince of Wales Pier for Service at 11am.



Spring Flower Show at Boconnoc in Lostwithiel  Info
 & 6th April, weekend:
An annual event which showcases the best of Cornwall's plants and flowers. There will be horticultural stands, botanical displays, competitive classes and a Cornish food marquee.

Porthleven Food and Music festival   Info
26th April, weekend

All day music performances on stage.

Camborne Trevithick Day   Info
26th April, Saturday:

The annual day of celebration in Camborne.

Aberfest in Falmouth 2014  Info
19th April

Celebration of all things Cornish and Breton with free public events on The Moor, Events Square, the Art Gallery and other locations around Falmouth.


Padstow Obby Oss  Info
1st May, Wednesday:
Traditional Cornish May Day Celebrations.

Helston Flora Day       Info
8th May, Wednesday
Traditional Cornish May Day Celebrations including the famous 'Furry Dance'. 7am to 7 pm, Morning Dance : 7 am from the Guildhall, The Hal-an-Tow : 8:30 am at St John's Bridge, The Children's Dance : 9:40 am from Wendron Street, The Midday Dance : 12 noon from the Guildhall, The Evening Dance : 5 pm from the Guildhall

Daphne du Maurier Festival      Info
8th – 18th May
This is the annual festival held in Fowey that celebrates the author's life and works.
There will be talks, plays and guided walks.

Fal River Festival  Info
23rd May – 8th June,

Two weeks to celebrate life on the River Fal featuring Music, Drama, Arts, Craft, Food and Drink  at various locations in Falmouth and the surrounding district.
Opening ceremony Friday 24th May with boat flotilla.

Falmouth Fish Festival   Info
24th & 25th May Bank Holiday Weekend
Cookery demonstrations, Live Music along an Art's & Craft market on Event Square.

Pendennis Cup     Info
26th - 31st May
A full shore-side programme of competitive racing
organised by Pendennis Shipyard.  With Red Arrows on the 31st May @ 3.30pm

June  2014

Castle to Castle Swim
Sunday 8rd June
Pendennis to St. Mawes

Royal Cornwall Show  www.royalcornwallshow.org
5th, 6th, 7th June 2014
This is a three day event that showcases the best that Cornwall has to offer in farming, food, livestock and much more. Royal Cornwall Show Ground, Wadebridge. 

Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival www.falmouthseashanty.co.uk
13th – 15th June weekend:
Featuring groups from all over the UK and abroad at various locations around the town raising money for the RNLI and other Charities.

Falmouth Classics sailing event   Info
13th - 15th June, weekend:
Expect over 100 classic yachts racing in Carrick Roads and Falmouth Bay.

Murdoch Day    Info
14th June, Saturday
Redruth's annual celebration of its most famous citizen, inventor William Murdoch. The programme of events includes children's dance and art procession, all day music and entertainment, street market, old tyme fair and much more.

Polperro Music & Arts Festival   Info
14th - 22dn June
This is the annual celebration in Polperro which includes dances, art and music.

Mevagissy Feast Week     www.mevagisseyfeastweek.org.uk
29rd June– 4th July, week:
Fish festival, dates back to 1754: live music events, processions, dancing, choral events, fishing boat race, raft craft, mini triathlon, fete, carnival, spectacular firework display.


Stithians Show  www.stithiansshow.org.uk
14th July, Monday
Held on the large showground between Truro and Helston where thousands descend to enjoy musical entertainment, food courts, craft stalls, a fairground, and animals of all sorts including rare breeds, a dog show and dog agility competitions. 2014 dates are subject to confirmation.

Falmouth Sea Sunday
20th July
An important date in the Civic calendar that recognises the Towns rich Maritime traditions and in particular the strong naval links. The parade consisting of the Royal Naval Association, Standard Bearers, Town Councillors and other organisations march from The Moor at 10:20 am to the Parish Church for a Service at 11 am then reforms following the service and marches to the National Maritime Museum via the sailing base alongside Trago Mills.

Culdrose Air Day   Info
31st July, Thursday:
Visit our  Royal Naval Air Base at Helston and get an insight in jets, helicopters including air flight display.


Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week   www.falmouthweek.co.uk
8th – 17th Aug, week:
Sailing Regatta and many entertaining events in the town like Carnival, Fireworks and air display

Cornish Steam and Country Fair www.weses.co.uk
15th – 17th Aug, weekend
Stithians, Largest steam rally in the South West with over 50 full size steam engines plus stationary and scale steam engines, old time fairground, a large selection of vintage vehicles andmoror cycles, stationary engines, heavy horses and more.

Fowey Regatta   www.foweyroyalregatta.co.uk
17th - 23th Aug, week:
An annual celebration of all things maritime with sailing, races and other activities like fireworks, carnival and live music.

Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta 2014 www.falmouthtallships.co.uk
28th - 31st AugustPhoto: Stavros S. Niarchos is the first new tall ship built in Britain for over twelve years and at 59m is the maximum size for a brig, the smallest of the square rigs. The ship is named after a Greek businessman and sailor who died in 1996. We look forward to seeing her in Falmouth Waters next August.

The sight of white sail tips cresting the horizon of Falmouth Bay will herald a landmark moment in history when Falmouth, Cornwall and Royal Greenwich, London will together host one of the biggest international sailing events in solely English waters.

Over 35 Tall Ships from around the world will arrive in Falmouth for three days of festivities from 28th to 30th August before the race start on the 31st. The whole town will be involved in a packed programme of shore side activities and events.

On Sunday 31st August, the Tall Ships will pass between Henry VIII’s twin Tudor castles of Pendennis and St Mawes in a magnificent Parade of Sail to the start line in Falmouth Bay. They then head eastwards en route to the finish line just off the Isle of Wight. The ships will continue to London, sailing up the iconic River Thames to the finish port of Royal Greenwich, where they will enjoy a further five days of celebrations.


Splash! Falmouth Art Festival    Info
13th - 21nd Sept, week:
Award winning plays, contemporary dance, light & sound exhibitions, talks from authors

St. Ives Festival    Info
13th - 27th Sept, fortnight:
A two-week long celebration of the art world. There will be music, exhibitions, poetry and talks.

Cornwall Food and Drink Festival    Info
26th -28th September
The annual festival is showcasing the best food and drink that Cornwall has to offer. Held in Truro on Lemon Quay.



Falmouth Oyster Festival  www.falmouthoysterfestival.co.uk
9th - 12th Oct, long weekend:

Celebrate the opening of the Oyster season. Three days of cooking demonstrations, events and trade stalls, lots to entertain. DiscoveryQuay.

Fal Autumn Walking Festival www.falriver.co.uk/whats-on/walking-festival
17th Oct to Sunday 2nd Nov 2014
Discover the wonderful walks around the River Fal and surrounding areas and links with ferries, Local pubs, attractions and gardens.

Falmouth Beer Festival   Info
24st & 25nd Oct, weekend:
Princess Pavilion: Try a hose of real cask ales and ciders at this year’s CAMRA event. Around 200 ales, ciders and perries to choose from.

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