14th December 2020

What? Where? When?

2021 Diary of events

2020 has been a year of cancellations and rearranged plans - let’s make 2021 different by booking yourself something to look forward to with a stay at The Royal Duchy Hotel. 

There are all kinds of wonderful events happening all year round in Falmouth and the surrounding area.  Ranging from festivals, shows and everything in between. Here are some of the highlights of events happening in Falmouth and Cornwall to help you plan your next trip. 


Maritime Museum Falmouth:  Monsters of the Deep Exhibition 

until January 2022

Explore the centuries-old myths and legends, when chance sightings and odd appearances led to tall tales of deep sea creatures. Learn how, even today, these stories continue to capture imaginations, fuelled by fake news and conspiracy theories.

Find out more.

Eden Project: Ice Skating 

until February 21st

With significantly reduced numbers of skaters on the ice, you’ll be able to enjoy more space to yourselves than ever before when you visit the Eden Project for Ice Skating this season. As well as an ice skating ticket, skaters also need a valid form of Eden admission, and must also pre-book an associated timed entry slot. 

Find out more. 


Pendennis Castle: Half- Term Explorer Quest

13th - 21st February 

Will you find the clues and solve the puzzles to emerge victorious in this quest? It's time to venture outside and start exploring.

Find out more. 


Cornwall [County wide]: St Pirans Day Events

5th - 8th March

There will be celebrations throughout Cornwall on and around March 5th to celebrate St Piran, Patron Saint of Cornwall.

Trebah Gardens: Daffy Down Dilly Day

Date TBC

With thousands of daffodils promising to put on a breathtaking display amongst the magnolias, camellias and rhododendrons, the event promises to be a wonderful day out for all the family.

Find out more. 


Cornwall [County wide]: International Male Choral Festival

29th April - 3rd May

With more than 60 male choirs participating in each Festival from across the world, the UK and, of course, Cornwall it’s set to be a great event. In addition to concerts and other public singing activities, the Festival includes symposia, workshops, master classes and tuition sessions for directors and singers. 

Find out more. 


St Ives: Food and Drink Festival

14th - 16th May 

A celebration of Food and Drink in the iconic setting of Porthminster Beach, St Ives. With chef demos, live music, fireworks and plenty of food and drink - this event is set to be a real treat.

Find out more. 


Falmouth Classics Regatta 

12th - 14th June

Classic boats from many parts of the country, the continent and the local area take part in this Classics event, with boats built as long ago as 1882 and lovingly restored taking their place alongside many more launched before the Second World War and other more modern versions of the classic designs.

Find out more.

Virtual Sea Shanty Festival

19th June

The Virtual Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival will take place live Facebook and YouTube at 6pm Saturday 19th June.

The virtual evening will be presented by Betty Stogs, John Warren, and Richard Gates, Falmouth Town Manager, and the rousing event will take place in the Cornwall Channel Studios. The event will offer a selection of live and pre-recorded performances, alongside competitions, fabulous footage of Falmouth from 3Deep Aerial, and in true shanty tradition, will raise money for the Sea Shanty’s chosen charity, the RNLI and future festivals.

Find out more. 

Eden Project: Eden Sessions

9th June - 14th July

The Eden Sessions are a series of live music festivals held in the summer in the spectacular setting of the Eden Project. The beautiful site with its natural acoustics draws world-class artists to give amazing performances that many regard as among their best.

Find out more.


Falmouth week

6th - 15th August

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 South West but also an opportunity for sailors and landlubbers to enjoy the many daytime and evening events in the town. There is so much to see and do throughout the week from family friendly activities on The Moor, various sailing races on the water from Sunday to Saturday, and exciting evening entertainment at Events Square.

Find out more. 

Tall Ships Race

Starting 19th August

Mark your calendar as tall ships return to Falmouth waters from 19th August 2021 (with the ships arriving in Falmouth the week before). As Falmouth has been selected as the Race Start Partner for the Tall Ships Magellan-Elcano 500 Series 2021 race, there’ll be around 40 tall ships gathering for a maritime festival in 2021. It will be the sixth time Falmouth has hosted the tall ships since 1966. During this event, there will be the opportunity to take harbour boat trips to get close up views of the ships, which can be more than 100m (330ft) long. The event will see the introduction of water-based inner harbour tours to view the tall ships out in their ‘natural’ surroundings, offering a unique and unforgettable experience for everyone involved.

Photo Credit - Falmouth Tall Ships Group

Find out more. 


Tour of Britain Cornwall stage

5th September 

Cornwall will host the Tour of Britain for the first time ever on Sunday 5th September 2021, with the Grand Depart of next year’s race seeing riders travel 170 kilometres through the Cornish countryside, starting in Penzance and ending in Bodmin.

Find out more. 


Oyster Festival 

7th - 10th October

This year’s Falmouth Oyster Festival line-up includes cookery demonstrations by local leading chefs, as well as sea shanties, oyster shucking competitions, a town parade, Falmouth Working Boat Race, shell painting for kids and a marquee full to the brim with local produce.

Find out more


Falmouth Festive Weekend

Date TBC

The Festive Weekend takes place in Falmouth town centre. The event is a community-driven event, organised and funded by the Falmouth Town Team so you can see street acts, listen to choirs or bands free of charge. It is only a £1 charge per person for the artificial ice rink, carousel or festive land train. There will be lots more happenings, so keep your eyes and ears peeled closer to December! 

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As you can see 2021 is set to be a busy year and we’d love for you to join us at The Royal Duchy Hotel in Falmouth throughout the year to take advantage of the unique calendar of events.

If you’re visiting Falmouth and need some accommodation please contact our reservations team on 01326 313042 or email reservations@royalduchy.com. Alternatively, you can check live availability and see our latest offers online