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15 April 2015

Spring & Summer - Things to do in Falmouth

Whatever the time of year, a visit to Falmouth offers plenty to intrigue, inspire, invigorate and indulge in…

One of our favourite times of the year here at the Manor is spring. An explosion of daffodils, camellia and blossoms, spring comes early in Cornwall. The longer, brighter, warmer days are filled with promise, while the town, gardens and beaches bustle with a host of enticing events.   

In summer, gulls glide through blue skies, crystal seas lure sun-kissed bodies, the smell of barbecues fills the air and quays, terraces and promenades hum with life. Summer in Falmouth is a whirlwind of events, activities and cultural happenings. 

Here are a few of our favourite Falmouth events, festivals and entertainment throughout spring and summer to see you through until autumn. 

Scary Little Girls present: Salon du Cinema 

The Poly, 24 April 


Experience the theatrics of cinema like never before. Collaborating with Falmouth University’s Fashion and Textiles Institute, Scary Little Girls invites you to celebrate the glitterati of cinema’s golden age in an intimate evening of storytelling, performance, presentations and film. The Poly – Falmouth’s independent arts centre and cinema – is also well worth checking out whenever you’re here; its lively programme serves up a bounty of independent film screenings, theatre, comedy, exhibitions, discussions and much more besides.

Fal River Festival 

Multiple locations, 22-31 May 


Hop on one of the many boats buzzing up and down the Fal to discover this stunning river and its fascinating history. The 10-day festival encompasses over 150 events, from music, drama and art to gig-racing, swimming, walking and lots of more, taking place in over a dozen locations. 

Castle to Castle Swim 

Pendennis Point, 8 June


Take to the waters with hundreds of other brave souls to tackle the one-mile wild swim between Pendennis Point and St Mawes Castle. Or stick with the crowd cheering them on and muttering, “They must be mad!”, as you sit back and enjoy a picnic on the shore. 

Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival

Multiple locations, 12-14 June

As the saying goes, “A good shantyman is worth 10 sailors”. Ramble down the hill, find a seat on the quayside overlooking the harbour, and decide for yourself at the real ale sloshing, all singing celebration of this hardy maritime tradition.