Falmouth Events 2016

Fal River Festival May 2016 exact dates TBC

Established since 2006, this 10 day festival is all about celebrating life on the River Fal in Cornwall. With over 130 events ranging from music and arts, sports, food, drama, history and literature there is something for everyone. Offering you the chance to engage with life on the river and discover some of its fascinating history.


Falmouth Spring Festival 10 – 28 Mar 2016

A festival to celebrate Falmouth’s beautiful open and green spaces. With guided walks and talks, garden spring clean events, Gardeners’ Question Time and a Spring Fair.
Have a look at the 2016 Festival video to see just how great this event really is. And you might just spot us ‘ere Highcliffers.
Spring Festival 2016 Video

Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival 17 – 19 Jun 2016

A fantastic free festival of maritime music and a great way to soak up the true atmosphere of Falmouth’s seafaring past. You’ll be able to enjoy performances by 59 Shanty groups in 23 Falmouth venues. Two of our favourite venues are the stages outside The Chainlocker pub near the visitors marina and outside The Seven Stars Pub. This years Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival will be the largest ever. Events in Falmouth just get bigger and better every year.
Highcliffe is a five minute walk to the town and harbour and just 3 minutes to the Princess Pavilion where a large proportion of the sea shanty singers will perform: just a tiny stroll.
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In partnership with the Shanty Festival the Falmouth Classics is also taking place at the same time out on the water.

Falmouth Classics Regatta 17 – 19 Jun 2016

The camaraderie of the best Classic Boat Rallies comes to Falmouth, Cornwall and coincides with the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival. The highlight of the regatta is the Parade of Sail and Power, as competitor’s parade out to Falmouth Bay. Highcliffe B&B is 5 minutes to the centre of town and Pendennis Castle where you catch the best view of the classics sailing by: a perfect base.


Falmouth Week 5 – 14 Aug 2016

Falmouth Week has grown into the largest sailing regatta in the south west with more than 450 yachts racing over eight days. Falmouth Week combines race activity on the water matched by a lively shore-side programme of daytime and evening events. Carnivals, amazing live music, The Red Arrows, seafood and ale sampling. The town will be a hive of activity for all the family. Highcliffe B&B is 5 minutes away from the main shore-side activities.


Falmouth Oyster Festival 13 – 16 Oct 2016

Exact 2016 dates to be confirmed. Falmouth Oyster Festival celebrates the start of the oyster dredging season. Packed with cookery demonstrations by leading local chefs, oysters, seafood, wine and local ale, sea shanties, and marquees brimming with Cornish produce.

Highcliffe B&B is a five minute walk to the Oyster Festival marquee. Perfect!


Falmouth Beer Festival 20 – 23 Oct 2016

Exact 2016 dates to be confirmed…

Welcoming the winter in with a vast selection of real ales, seems like the perfect way to keep the chill out. Cornwall’s Beer Festival draws people from all corners of the globe ready to taste the selection of 200 plus Real Ales and Ciders. Designated drivers are offered free soft drinks.

Held in the perfect setting of The Princess Pavilion (see Attractions) this is an event to be sampled.

Highcliffe B&B is a 3 minute walk to the Pavilions so a perfect place to stay while you enjoy the fun.

Falmouth Beer Festival

*images courtesy of www.falmouth.co.uk