Falmouth Week will be taking place at the Cornish port between 5-14 August. Expect regattas, a carnival atmosphere and plenty of shoreside entertainment.

The Falmouth Week Regatta features up to seven days of fleet racing for yachts, dayboats and dinghies.

This all takes place in the expansive waters of Falmouth Bay, the Carrick Roads in the lower Fal estuary and the harbour

There are daily and series prizes, with racing taking place every day from 7-13 August.

Falmouth Week Regatta

Racing during the regatta. Credit: Becky Maynard


The regatta is the largest of its kind in the south west.

Vantage points to catch the races include Pendennis Point and the coastal paths.

The regatta is organised every year by The Port of Falmouth Sailing Association (PoFSA), an association run by the six major sailing clubs of Falmouth, Mylor, St Mawes and Helford areas of Cornwall.

The seven days of racing are complimented with a large programme of shoreside entertainment running over the full 10 days of the event.

Falmouth Week

Falmouth Week Carnival. Credit Sharon Broughton


For the first time, visitors be able to view Falmouth harbour from 60ft in the air on the Big Wheel, which will be on Prince of Wales Pier all week.

The shoreside entertainment includes:

  • Outlaw Summer Market. Held on The Moor between 6-13 August, the market has 30 contemporary craft and food stalls with a range of street food. There is also the Brig pop-up Rum Bar serving rum-based cocktails.
  • Falmouth Week Carnival. The Falmouth Week carnival will dance its way through the town on 6 August before the carnival party with live music.
  • Falmouth Fun Day. Held on 10 August, the day will feature music and entertainment on Custom House Quay, including a display by the Red Arrows. The Action Sports Tour will also be performing their crazy tricks, and the county group, The Shires, will also be performing.
  • The Harbour Fireworks. The inner harbour is lit up on 12 August with the annual fireworks display.
  • The Epic 80s v 90s EXTRAVAGANZA. Falmouth’s ultimate party night on 12 August with live performances from headliner Jason Donavon. The event is ticketed and the dress code: 80s/90s icons & neon-power.
  • Dragon Boat Racing. Sunday 14th August Events Square Dragon Boat Racing 40ft traditional Chinese style boats powered by up to 16 people with paddles. 10am to 4pm.

For full details visit the event’s website.

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