Fal River Festival 24th May to 2nd June 2013
This fantastic 10 day festival was established in 2006 and is now running for it’s 8th year in 2013. Set up to celebrate life on the river Fal, it gives a real chance to embrace the places, people, history, culture & industry that is connected to this very Cornish River. With such a diverse mix of events taking place (150 over all) at dozens of locations around the river Fal, the festival offers something for everyone from the Fal Fish Festival, music & drama, Fashion shows, gig racing, arts &heritage to even the castle to castle swimming race ( not for the faint hearted ) you will be able to engage with life on the river.
Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival 14th to 16th June 2013
What is a Sea Shanty? Sea Shanties were sung by sailors to ease the burden of hard physical labour. It was sung in rhythm during work on the ship but never during leisure time. The songs are traditionally English and American folk music. Dating back as far as the fifteenth century through to the days of steam ships in the first half of the 20 th century.
Launched in 2004 this it the worlds largest free festival of maritime music. It's so good, there was a cap put on last year’s entries due to the popularity of this event. This is your chance to experience the tradition of sea shanty music and see it performed live at many outdoor and indoor venues in and around Falmouth. The atmosphere in Falmouth over these three days is incredible. With maritime music coming from every bar and restaurant you can’t resist the odd jig yourself. With an international line up of groups this truly is a festival for the sea by the sea. To top it off it’s all for a very good cause as profits from the festival are donated to the RNLI.
Henry Lloyd Falmouth Week 9th to 18th August 2013
Falmouth Week has developed into the largest regatta in the South West combining activity on the water matched by a lively shoreside programme of daytime and evening events. Carnivals, live music, seafood and ale sampling run alongside 450 yachts and dinghies racing over 8 days. The town is a hive of activity for all the family. Bringing visitors and competitors from all over the world including a fantastic harbour air display from The Red Arrows, a carnival, fireworks, themed party nights on a grand scale, Cornish craft and food fairs and so much more. For a full list of activies click the Falmouth week website below. If you'd like to stay at Highcliffe for a week during this fantastic regatta then see Rm7 for £100 off our penthouse suite. From there you can see lots of the regatta activity in the harbour.
Splash Festival 13th to 22nd September 2013
Once you've been to Falmouth you'll understand the creativity that oozes out of every street. Splash is a festival which celebrates this creativity. From poetry, drama, comedy, literature, dance and art there is something for everyone. You will love this festival we promise.
Falmouth Oyster Festival 10th - 13th October 2013
The Falmouth Oyster Festival celebrates the start of the oyster dredging season. Have you ever watched those events on County File and wished you could go to one too? The Falmouth Oyster Festival is one of those events. The festival celebrates the quality of Cornish seafood and one of the last remaining oyster fisheries still dredging under sail and oar. The four day festival has a programme of music through out and features celebrity chefs, oyster tasting, free cookery demonstrations, fish auctions, parade's and loads of evening entertainment. It's amazing and here at Highcliffe we love it. See our special offers page for our Oyster Festival promotion.
Falmouth - Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta 2014 28th - 31st August 2014
Falmouth is to be the first host port in the 2014 Tall Ships Regatta. Up to 50 ships will gather in Falmouth, including some of the impressive Class A square rigged vessels, for three days of festivities before the race start on Sunday 31st August. Ships will pass between twin Castles of Pendennis and St Mawes in a magnificent parade of sail into Falmouth Bay to the start line.