Our pick of this summer's most superlative shindigs

Discover what Falmouth and Cornwall has to offer this summer. The region is bubbling with attractions for you to explore during your stay. 

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24 May – 2 June
Fal River

This 10-day celebration encompasses 150 events from music and drama, through arts and heritage to gig racing, swimming and lots more. A great chance to embrace the people, places, history and culture of this fascinating Cornish river.

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25 May - 2 June
Open Studios Cornwall

Artists from across the county open the doors to their studios to share their work and offer insights into their inspiration. Workshops are run throughout the week offering the chance to discover new crafts, from raku firing to paper marbling.

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6 - 8 June
Royal Cornwall Show

The county’s largest annual event is an agricultural show showcasing animals in hundreds of different classes, with supporting activities including a flower show, traditional steam fair, live music, fun fair, street theatre, arts & crafts, a motor show and lots more.

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9 June
Castle 2 Castle Swim

Limited to 450 intrepid swimmers, this iconic one mile open water sea swim celebrates the audacious. Starting from Pendennis castle, the swimmers cross the Carrick Roads to St Mawes castle on the Roseland.

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14 - 16 June
International Sea Shanty Festival

Sixty-six groups from the UK and beyond come together for this long weekend of sea songs and sing alongs in Falmouth. Fisherman’s Friends – the band that inspired the movie – are scheduled to perform.

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14 - 16 June
The English Braids Falmouth Classic

While the shoreline showcases shanty singers, classic boats will parade and race along Carrick Roads and in the harbour. Expect sailing craft, dinghies and rowing boats all of a traditional construction, plus classic motor and steam launches.

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9 - 16 August

With fleet racing for yachts and dayboats taking place all week in the expansive waters of Falmouth Bay and the Carrick Roads, shoreside celebrations bring together lots of musical styles, with ska nights, DJ sets from the likes of Craig Charles and Martin Kemp, and even performances from The Wurzels.

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13 - 15 September
Breeze Art & Makers Fair

This fun weekend brings together artists at the forefront of their craft, dedicated to the handmade and creative economy. With hundreds of makers, workshops, talks, music and artisanal food ensuring a good time for all.

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15 September
Falmouth Triathlon

Athletes, fitness fans and novices take on all that Falmouth can throw at them. A 600-metre swim is followed by an 18km cycle and 4.8km gruelling run. Shorter distances and relay events add to the mix. Get set to race or bring the cheer.

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27 - 29 September

New this year, this city-wide celebration of Cornish food and drink will include chefs’ demos, a local produce market, gourmet street food stalls and workshops. A beer and cider festival with live music will run on all three nights

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3 - 5 October

Kernow CAMRA is back! Three days of great company and even greater ales in vibrant Falmouth.

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10 - 13 October
Falmouth Oyster Festival

Cornwall's most popular food festival returns to Events Square in Falmouth, just a stones throw away from St Michaels, this October.

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