Falmouth Week is a major attraction for locals and visitors alike. With its origins as a local sailing regatta dating back at least as far as 1837, the week has evolved into not only a major sailing competition in the Southwest but also an opportunity for sailors and landlubbers to enjoy the many daytime and evening events in the picturesque seaside town of Falmouth in Cornwall. All information on the activities taking place can be seen via www.falmouthweek.co.uk
There is so much to see and do throughout the week…
You can expect family friendly activities in the heart of Falmouth town on The Moor, with everything from a large interactive gaming screen to a 40-foot Victorian carousel, alongside an eclectic market and buzzing atmosphere! Head to the harbour to view the various sailing races on the water from Sunday to Saturday. Alternatively, you can view the sailing from the banks of the River Fal or Pendennis headland, both equally showcase the spectacular scenery Falmouth has to offer.
Falmouth Week definitely pulls it out the bag when it comes to the evening entertainment. With themed evening events ranging from the famous 80s and 90s night to the RNLI Fun Day, there is a jam-packed night-time schedule put together by Southwest Bars and Events. Not to mention the marching carnival, firework display, red arrows, craft markets and daytime music and entertainment across the town, there really is something for everyone!
Activities confirmed so far:
Falmouth Carnival (Saturday 7th August): The famous Carnival takes place on the first Saturday of Falmouth Week. A marching parade, led by the fantastic Falmouth Marine Band, heads down from Falmouth Rugby Club, through Falmouth Town centre, finishing with a FREE Carnival Party down in the Falmouth Week marquee. Expect toe-tapping tunes, street food, and plenty of local brews. For those of you returning back to Falmouth Rugby Club the bar will remain open to welcome you home.
Movie in the park (NEW FOR 2021) (Tuesday 10th August):
Seating from: 19:30/19:45
Screening Times: 20:00-22:00 (approx.)
Audio: via 'silent disco' style headphones
Tickets: Concession: £8, Adult: £10
Join Cornwall Film Festival in Kimberley Park for a screening of the multi award winning film Nomadland from director Chloé Zhao and starring Frances McDormand. Nomadland follows a woman in her sixties, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad. Excitingly this screening will be a SILENT CINEMA screening, meaning all audio will be via headphones.
Tickets including use of wireless headphones for the night are: Adults: £10 Concession: £8
This screening is part of Film Feels Hopeful Cornwall 21, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. Explore all films and events at filmfeels.co.uk
FB Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/359708519073205
Red Arrows (Wednesday 11th August)
Taking place on Wednesday the 11th August 2021 at 6.15pm, the red arrows are returning to delight spectators with a world-class display of breath-taking stunts and synchronised manoeuvres across the skies of Falmouth. The red arrows display is a spectacle to behold and offer the perfect event for all to come along and enjoy. The fantastic air show takes place on the seafront every year, so you can head down to the beach and enjoy the perfect location to view their display.Vantage points to witness the performance include Pendennis Point, Cliff Road, Castle Beach, Gyllyngvase Beach and Swanpool Beach.
Family Fun Day (Wednesday 11th August): featuring some of Falmouth’s best loved local charities like RNLI, the Seal Sanctuary, Cornwall Wildlife Trust and more including some SoapBox Science. The fun continues in the evening with a performance of traditional Cornish Sea Shanties in aid of Falmouth lifeboat.
Street Science (Wednesday 11th August): Instead of Science in the Square, this year we’re doing Street Science! Speakers from the University of Exeter will be giving talks throughout the day, about topics including smart solar powered windows, climate change, plastic pollution, animal behaviour and more. Talks will take place on the hour from 10am-4pm on Wednesday 11 August on Arwenack Street, Falmouth.
Rock pooling: There will also be a rock pooling session at Castle Beach at 2:30pm on Wednesday 11th August. Booking via Eventbrite is essential. Click here to reserve your place.
Action Sports Tour (Wednesday 11th August): Featuring performances from a selection of the world’s best extreme sports athletes. Action Sports Tour are back for 2021 down on The Waterfront, Church Street Car Park! They mix the incredible skill, balance, power and aerial styles of Trials Riding BMX, Mountain Bike Dirt Jumping, Free Running, Scooter Riding, Flatland BMX and Roller Blading. An awesome performance to head down and watch!
Evening entertainment: Falmouth Week offers a buzzing line-up for the evening entertainment for you to head to after a day of sailing and activities. The evening entertainment will take place over a three day period this year and will take place down on The Waterfront (generally known as Church Street Car Park). Please see the line-up here:
Friday 13th - 80’s v 90’s Extravaganza
Liberty X are featuring for 80s VS 90s night! Get your flares, double denim and rubik’s cubes at the ready for what is set to be a fantastic evening
Saturday 14th - QUEEN by The Bohemians vs Fleetwood Bac
The world’s most exciting Queen tribute band VS Fleetwood Bac, who’s excited? I know we are! The Bohemians take you on a high energy roller coaster ride of a concert, featuring The Bohemians. Combine this with FLEETWOOD BAC, who are regarded as the UK’s most authentic Fleetwood Mac Tribute show, and we are in for an epic Saturday night!
Sunday 15th - Comedy Night with Russell Howard
You are in for an evening full of laughter and light-hearted entertainment, suitable for all ages to attend. What better way to finish off Falmouth Week than with some stand-up comedy. The Waterfront at 4pm & 7:30pm.
The Moor: There will be a giant LED screen returning for the duration of Falmouth Week 2021! Featuring interactive electronic games for up to 30 players. Simply connect to Falmouth_FREE_WiFi, open the game screen and start playing! Will also be showing UK sporting events, showcasing local businesses and more! Not only this, but there will also be a 40-foot Grande Victorian carousel, music, a bustling market, and a world class simulator!
Music on The Moor (8th – 10th August 12.30pm - 4.30pm): There will be three days of live music performances from local solo artists, and duos taking place on the Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday afternoons of Falmouth Week. Situated on The Moor, this will showcase a variety of local talent that Falmouth and the surrounding areas has to offer. This is a free to attend event organised by Simon Neild
Firework display (Friday 13th August): Watch the fireworks illuminate the inner harbour and skyline. Position yourself at one of the many vantage points through the town and enjoy this spectacular show! Viewing points include: all along Falmouth Harbour, Events Square, Custom House Quay, Prince of Wales Pier and the Docks Lookout Point.
COVID information: Through extensive research and planning, and working in close collaboration with public health and organising bodies, we have worked to ensure that all aspects of Falmouth Week run as safely as possible. Information is updating regularly as we get closer to the event, but you can see more via https://falmouthweek.co.uk/visitor-information/covid-19/
Visit the official Falmouth Week website for full details of the lively, something-for-everyone ten day event: https://falmouthweek.co.uk/
Did you know?
Falmouth harbour is the third deepest in the world and has been the starting and ending point of many famous voyages. Darwin’s HMS Beagle returned from famous survey voyage around the world at Falmouth and Sir Francis Chichester set off from the harbour on his record breaking single-handed voyage around the world.