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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sea Shanty Festival
11th - 13th June
Falmouth plays host over the weekend to a large number of sea shanty groups from across the world and performances take place in a variety of locations throughout the town.
Over 65 groups from all over the UK as well as from Brittany, Holland, Spain, Canada and Ireland perform their unique take on sea songs and shanties at over 20 very different venues throughout the town. From cosy pubs to professionally engineered main stages, street corners to parish churches we have them all!
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.
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.
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
Tour of Britain Cornwall stage
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.
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.
Falmouth Festive Weekend
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 email@example.com. Alternatively, you can check live availability and see our latest offers online.