The Fal River Festival Is In Full Swing

May 30th, 2017

The annual Fal River Festival is well under way, located in many locations around the infamous Fal River, including Falmouth, Truro and The Roseland. Hosting 150 events over the week, from music gig racing, there is plenty for you to enjoy while you are on your luxury Falmouth holidays. The festivities started on the 26th May, but don’t worry if you missed out on these, as the event is going on until the 4th June! If you’re looking for some family-friendly fun on your holiday, then make sure you attend one of the many events lined up over the next couple of days. With a host of events from the world of music, food, theatre, art, storytelling, adventure and sports, there is something for everyone at the biggest cultural event in the area.

The annual festival is all about celebrating life on the Fal River and is a way for tourists, both national and international, to experience the interesting people and fascinating history that makes up this idyllic Cornish destination. For over a decade the festival has been a core element of life in Falmouth, bringing around 100,000 people together for the events and raising thousands for charity. The event aims to highlight the artistic richness of the area; it is no surprise that the renowned art university, Falmouth University, is the lead sponsor for the fourth consecutive year. The festival is a not-for-profit community project that hosts an array of events to bring everyone together, locals and tourists alike.

Amy Brocklehurst, the lead organiser of the event, said: “I am excited to build on previous years’ success and bring an action-packed line-up that reflects the area, offering something for everyone.”

Events include a kids’ survival challenge at Trelissick Gardens on the 31st May, from 10 am to 4 pm. Other events include stargazing at Penperth Farm on the 2nd June, starting at 8:30 pm, hosted by Kernow Astronomens. You can try your hand at fishing on the 3rd June at the Greenbank Quay from 2 pm to 5 pm, and then onto the WeSUP Race at Gylly Beach from 6 pm to 8 pm, or alternatively make your way to the quaint Pandora Inn for an evening of sea shanty starting from 7:30 pm. On Sunday, the last day of the festival, you can take the children to the Cornwall Circus camp at the Chyan Culture Centre, in Penryn, at 12 pm for a fun-filled afternoon.

If you have missed the opportunity to join in the festivities of this year’s festival, don’t worry, as it takes place annually and we have a range of family-friendly accommodation options for you for next year.

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Image credit: David Stowell, available under creative commons.