5 things to look forward during Falmouth Week
This year, Falmouth Week will be taking place from Friday 6th – Sunday 15th August 2021, and it promises to be an event packed with fun-filled activities for all the family!
While it’s hard to pick out key highlights of the jam-packed schedule, we’ve selected a few of the events that we’re most looking forward to.
Falmouth Marching Carnival (Saturday 7th August)
The Marching Carnival is a fun-filled family event which kicks off from 11am. Little ones will love the inflatable theme park and adults will be able to kick back and relax with the bar and refreshments from midday. The march will then get underway at 6:30pm, departing from the Rugby Club and parading through the town. All money raised from the parade will be donated to local community groups.
The Sailing Week Races
Featuring a variety of sailors, from beginners to advanced, the sailing races will take place from Sunday 8th to Saturday 14th in a fun and friendly environment. The races will be followed by delicious teas, presentation of prizes and entertainment at a different host club each day. There are lots of viewing opportunities where you can enjoy the races from, including the banks of the River Fal and Pendennis Headland.
Outdoor Movie in the Park (Tuesday 10th August)
One of the events we’re really looking forward to is the outdoor screening of Nomadland in Kimberley Park. The film tells the story of a woman in her sixties who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad. The screening will be from 7.30 – 10pm, and will be a silent screening, where all audio will be played through headphones.
RAF Red Arrows (6:15pm, Wednesday 11th August)
The RAF Red Arrows will be flying over Falmouth Bay on the seafront during the evening of Wednesday 11th August. Get set for spectacular stunts and a world class visual display which all the family will love. Recommended viewing points to watch the performance include Pendennis Point, Cliff Road, Castle, Gyllyngvase and Swanpool Beach. Get your cameras at the ready and enjoy!
Comedy Night with Russell Howard (Sunday 15th)
Get ready for an evening full of laughter and entertainment as the week draws to a close. Russell Howard will be supported by Jared Christmas, Andrew Bird and Daisy Earl at The Waterfront on the last day of the festival. Tickets are available for performances at both 4pm and 7:30pm. The show is suitable for all ages, so why not book in and enjoy a night of laughter and good fun.
Falmouth Produce at The Cove
We couldn’t let this special week pass without championing our awesome Falmouth supplier, WestCountry who supply us with the finest fresh produce here at our Falmouth restaurant, The Cove.
WestCountry is the oldest and largest specialist wholesaler of fresh produce in the South West. From their humble beginnings provisioning ships in the port of Falmouth, they have grown progressively over recent decades – through adding product ranges to complement their core fresh produce heritage and meet the ever-evolving needs of their customers. We are proud to be working with this fellow local business – turning their quality, fresh produce into delicious plates of food!
There’s so much lined-up, and Falmouth Week is guaranteed to be a week of fun where locals and visitors can celebrate everything the town has to offer. If you’re attending any of the events, have a great time and stay safe!
Don’t forget that The Cove is open 6 days a week (currently closed each Monday, and from the 15th August, we will be closed on each Sunday & Monday), so you can kick back and enjoy delicious food by the stunning Cornish coastline.