Top 10 things to do in Falmouth 2019

Activities, events and fun are in abundance throughout the year in Falmouth. Here is our personal selection of the top ten. 

National Maritime Museum – Titanic Exhibition (until January 2020)

Stories never told before about the Titanic’s sinking in 1912 and what happened after it sank feature in this unique exhibition at Cornwall’s Maritime Museum. An opportunity to reflect on the tragedy and find out more about the personal stories, assess the myths and look at rare objects never seen before.

The Maritime Museum  has many other exhibits and is a must visit for any guest and your ticket is valid for one year.

Parklive (April to September)

The last Sunday of every month from April to September features live music in Kimberley Park. A free, daytime event for all the family.

Pendennis Castle Knights’ Tournament  (29 – 30 May)

Go back in time to Medieval days, watch knights compete and find out about medieval life and combat, while exploring this historic castle which is one of the best examples of Henry VIII coastal fortresses.  

Or visit this historic monument anytime during your stay to find out more about Falmouth’s history and enjoy panoramic views out to sea.

Fal River Festival  (25 May – 3 June)

A 10-day community festival celebrating places, people, history, culture, sport along the Fal River. Enjoy a wide range of events from music, arts, gig racing and lots more.

International Sea Shanty Festival(14 – 16 June)

Falmouth’s proud nautical heritage is celebrated in this festival of song and poetry. In days gone by sailors would arrive and sing songs and tell stories over a drink in an alehouse;  these sea songs are bought back to life in the largest nautical musical song festival.

The Tilley Endurables Falmouth Classics(14 – 16 June)

While the streets ring out with sea shanties, a rally of classic sailing boats race in the harbour.

Falmouth week ( 9 – 18August)

A week of fun and events on land and at sea. While sailors race around the Falmouth Harbour and Carrick Road in this popular sailing regatta, there are lots of activities for everyone on shore throughout the day and night. 

Falmouth Beer Festival– 3 – 5 October

Cornwall’s largest beer festival takes place in Events Square.

Oyster Festival– 10 – 13 October

The start of the annual oyster season is a great excuse to host a wonderful weekend of local food and fun.

Christmas in Falmouth
Falmouth is a wonderful place to celebrate the festive season. It’s all about community with lots of different events as the season begins in December then on Christmas Eve everyone flocks to the main streets to listen to the Harmony Choir walk through town singing traditional and Cornish Carols. 

Falmouth is an event lead town and there is always something going on throughout the year.

You can also have a look at our list of top ten things to do when staying at The Captain’s House whatever time of year you are staying.

Fresh oysters at the Falmouth Oyster Festival

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