Falmouth Spring Festival
Around 14th Mar to beginning of April each year
Celebrating Falmouth’s open spaces, terrific coastline and gardens The Falmouth Spring Festival is a digest of everything Spring! The town is peppered with yellow on Paint The Town Yellow Day, volunteers come together to spring clean the town, beaches and coastal paths, those fitter than most run Falmouth’s marathon for Cornwall Hospice Care, there are games and fitness classes on The Moore, there’s a 3 day Folk and Cider Fair – 50 different ciders to taste and there are guided walks by some of Cornwall’s proffessional walking companies. This festival was featured on the BBc’s Great Garden Revival programme in 2016 because it’s THAT GOOD! For a little extra nostalgia, visit The Flower Show at The Princess Pavillion in central Falmouth and opposite Highcliffe Bed and Breakfast 24th March 10am till 4pm £3.00 per person. See the entries for best mini garden, best bloom and enter the tombola. We at Highcliffe B&B love that stuff!
Falmouth Art Gallery
Falmouth Art Gallery offers the most amazing amount of activity year after year.
An multi award winning gallery run by a small and friendly team. With over 2,000 works of art the gallery is always changing. Works range from Pre Raphaelite & British Impressionism to automata. An ever changing schedule means we can’t keep up so to find out what’s on while you stay with us it’s best to click to Falmouth Art Gallery website.
The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival
Around 14th-16th June each year – you must book accommodation and restaurants well, well, well in advance
If you want to experience Cornish culture at it’s best then this is the festival for you. Falmouth is bursting with music, singing and sea fairing folk proudly adorned in flouncy shirts, leather puss in boots knee highs and of course – the pirate hat. Basically alot of real time Poldark’s and Demelza’s. What it’s really about is the Shanty singing. Groups come from all over Europe to sing. Some of the songs are sad enough to bring a tear and some are rude enough to bring our a blush but all of them are ‘proper’ entertaining. The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival: one of the largest maritime music festivals in europe, is held all over town. Venues are peppered through the streets – inside and out – with the main Stages on Custom House Quay, Events Square . Church St Car Park nr INDIdog and The Seven Stars Pub on The Moor. Come along, clink your tin jug and sing with a merry maiden.
Around 9th – 18th August for just over one week
Falmouth Week has grown into the largest sailing regatta in the south west with more than 450 yachts racing over eight days. Falmouth Week combines race activity on the water matched by a lively shore-side programme of daytime and evening events. Carnivals, amazing live music, The Red Arrows, seafood and ale sampling. The town will be a hive of activity for all ages. Highcliffe B&B is 5 minutes away from the main shore-side activities
Falmouth Oyster Festival
Around 10th – 13th October each year
Falmouth Oyster Festival celebrates the start of the oyster dredging season. Packed with cookery demonstrations by leading local chefs, oysters, seafood, wine and local ale, sea shanties, and marquees brimming with Cornish produce.
Highcliffe B&B is a five minute walk to the Oyster Festival marquee. Perfect!
Falmouth Beer Festival
October each year for 3 days
Just across the road from Highcliffe Bed and Breakfast. Welcoming the winter in with a vast selection of real ales, seems like the perfect way to keep the chill out. Cornwall’s Beer Festival draws people from all corners of the globe ready to taste the selection of 200 plus Real Ales and Ciders. Designated drivers are offered free soft drinks.
Held in the perfect setting of The Princess Pavilion (see Attractions) this is an event to be sampled.
Highcliffe B&B is a 3 minute walk to the Pavilions so a perfect place to stay while you enjoy the fun.
Falmouth Farmers’ Market
Every Tuesday 9am – 2pm
A market selling a range of local craft and Cornish produce on the Moor.