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01 August 2014

Falmouth week 2014, your guide to the weeks events

From Saturday 9th to Sunday 17th August, come and experience Falmouth as it comes to life with the ‘spirit of the sea’.

From Saturday 9th to Sunday 17th August, come and experience Falmouth as it comes to life with the ‘spirit of the sea’.

‘’From sailing and flying to fireworks and wrestling, this year is promised to be the most diverse Falmouth Week yet, with local food, drink, as well as entertainment for the whole family!’’

Falmouth Week is fast approaching and the annual buzz around our beautiful town can be felt from sand to street. The South West’s largest sailing regatta sees seven days of multihulls, IRC and NHC yachts, sports boats, Marieholms and more, all competing in various races across the stunning Falmouth bay.

(Source and credit: Lee Whitehead)

Of course, sailing isn’t all Falmouth has to offer during this week of celebration. Falmouth town comes alive in the evenings for an array of themed events. Such as Ska night, Caribbean night and the ever-popular ‘80s vs ‘90s extravaganza! Make sure to get yourself down to Events Square for music and local talent, including The Wurzels, Fleetwood Bac!, East 17 and Cornwall’s very own Kernow King.

With so much going on, what better place to base yourself than here with us at the Manor?
Situated just 0.5 miles away from Falmouth Bay, and 0.7 miles from Events Square marquee, we’re perfectly positioned to enable our guests to explore all the bounties of Falmouth without the need for a car.

As well as an ideal base to explore Falmouth from, the Manor’s sensational views out over the bay make it the perfect place to relax with a refreshing drink or traditional Cornish cream tea to catch the Red Arrows flying overhead.

Falmouth Week is so much more than sailing and live talent in the evenings; you’ll find all sorts of fabulous things going on around the town!

(Source and credit: www.falmouth.co.uk)

(Source and credit: www.falmouth.co.uk)

Check out our Merchants Manor guide to the events that simply can’t be missed:

Saturday 9th: Falmouth Marching Carnival, 6:30pm – Starting at the top of Killigrew Street, the Falmouth Marine Band will lead all participants through the main town streets for an incredible 26th time! A great way to kick off the week!

Sunday 10th: Lions Club Tide Race, 1:30pm – Gyllyngvase Beach plays host to the ever-popular tide race during the afternoon. Grab your friends and family, and have your spades at the ready. Dig and build your way to safety in a race against the tide; last ones to remain dry win! 50p per person entry fee, with all funds raised going to local charities.

Monday 11th: Marquee on The Moor, 10am – Get yourself down to ‘The Core’ for some free midday exercise. With martial arts combat classes for kids and a bootcamp for adults and teens, there’s no reason not to get active.

Tuesday 12th: Punch & Judy, 12pm and 2pm – Grab a packed lunch from us here at the Manor, and picnic on the beautiful green of Kimberley Park while watching the timeless comedy of our favourite puppet couple. Fun for the whole family!

Wednesday 13th: Swamp Circus: The Wave, 12pm – Take a stroll down to Events Square at midday to see a fast-paced acrobatic comedy that the whole family can enjoy. The find your perfect vantage point for ready for the Red Arrows in the early evening.

Red Arrows Falmouth

(Source and credit: Crown copyright)

Thursday 14th: Summer Garden Party, 2pm – Just minutes away from us here at the Manor, Princess Pavilion hosts their popular free-of-charge annual garden party, with tea, music and family entertainment.

Friday 15th: Science in the Square, 12pm – Put your science head on and join the University of Exeter in celebrating 10 years at their Penryn Campus. An afternoon of strange sounds, wacky weather and odd Olympians – family fun for all!

Saturday 16th: Falmouth Week Prize Giving, 7pm – Congregate down at Events Square to applaud the various sailing competitors of the week, and, if you competed, perhaps claim a prize yourself!

Falmouth week fireworks

(Source and credit: Lee Whitehead)

Sunday 17th: Falmouth Dragon Boat Challenge, 10am – Get a team together and compete in a series of races in traditional 40ft Chinese-style boats, in Falmouth Inner Harbour. If that seems like too much hard work after a long week, simply choose your favourite team and cheer them on from the safety of Events Square.

Check out the official guide for 2014 here: Falmouth Week Programme.