An insider’s guide to Falmouth Week

August 13, 2018

Wayne Rundle and David Brunton from Acorn Property Group’s Cornwall office share their top tips for Falmouth Week…

First of all, what is Falmouth Week?
It started as a sailing regatta back in the 1830s but has grown and grown so as well as lots of sailing events, it has a packed programme of onshore activities and entertainment.

Why go?
It brings people together with lots of fun activities for all ages – it’s a carnival of music, sporting competitions, fun fair, markets and family entertainment. And there is a lot to do that is free.

Top tip for a first-time visitor?
Arrive early using the ‘park and float’ or alternatively park in St Mawes and take the St Mawes to Falmouth Ferry.

Best places to eat and drink?

Falmouth is extremely busy during Falmouth week but the best place to eat is at The Old Chain Locker at Customs House Quay. It’s a good area to head to anyway as there are several other pubs nearby all doing good beers and excellent food. You can always order a takeaway fish supper at the award-winning Harbour Lights and sit down by the quay and watch the activities that go along with the festival. Do watch out for the seagulls though, they love chips too.

And your overall event highlights?

  • Regatta
    It is an amazing spectacle to watch with boats of all shapes, sizes and make from the old wooden gaff rigged luggers and pilot boats to the new GRP sleek line racing yachts – there is something for everyone.
  • Red Arrows
    The best place to watch is from the grounds of the Falmouth Hotel as the seafront can get really busy. At the hotel, there is also face painting, lawn games, a BBQ, gin bar and an ale bar. It’s also a nice spot to enjoy a jug of Pimms.
  • Grand Carnival Parade
    This is on Saturday 11 Aug led by the Falmouth Marine Band marching through town. A particular highlight is local legend Betty Stogs – a band which you can only join if you can’t play an instrument.
  • Pink Wig parade
    A ladies only event with the one stipulation, you must be wearing a pink wig. Over 3,000 women took part last year, painting the town pink and it’s all for a good cause, raising money for breast cancer charities. It was started by a local woman who had breast cancer, sadly she passed away but what started out as a few friends has grown into a huge event.
  • SKA Night
    Always good fun, it’s very popular and has a real festival atmosphere. It’s held in Events Square with the iconic National Maritime Museum as a backdrop and fronted by local band Rudi’s Message.
  • The 80s vs 90s Night
    A music clash with bands from both eras appearing – past years have seen Blue, Jason Donovan, Five, Go West and East 17 playing. But more than that, everyone dresses up to reflect the decade of their choice. It’s always a really popular night and sells out.

For more details on all the activities at Falmouth Week head to the official website here

Enjoy life by the sea with Acorn’s collection of stunning coastal apartments and houses in the South West and Wales. Check out our full Coastal Collection here


Related Posts

See all

Energy Savings with New Homes

Energy Savings with New Homes Rising energy costs are impacting everyone For those looking to buy a new home, according to the research from the Home Builders Federation (HBF), there is an opportunit
More >>

Women in Construction – Denise Fleming

At Acorn Property Group we support women in the construction industry - here we chat to Denise Fleming on her role and career path, how she feels about being a woman in an industry that is still v
More >>

Toshi Karate Club Sponsorship

We are pleased to announce that we are sponsoring Toshi Karate Club based in North West London The club is run by Acorn employee, Alina, and her partner – here we find out a little bit more about Al
More >>

Homes for First-time Buyers Released at The Old Printworks, Frome

We are pleased to release a selection of 1-bedroom Starter Homes at The Old Printworks in Frome Working with Mendip District Council, these new apartments will be available to help first-time buyers g
More >>

Migration to Greener Living: The Rise of Residential Solar Energy

With this winter’s dramatic increase in energy costs looming, it's no surprise that more buyers are prioritising sustainability when considering purchasing a new home According to Rightmove's recent
More >>

Meet the AHCS Site Team at The Old Printworks in Frome

Delivering 159 homes across three phases, Operations Manager Mike and Senior Site Manager Drew chat about life on site at our award-winning scheme, The Old Printworks (TOPW) in Frome, and their roles
More >>

Swapping City for Surf: Living the Coastal Dream at The Links, Rest Bay

It’s 6am and Jonny Hollway has just woken up and is grappling with a decision Is there enough wind today for kite surfing or is he better off catching some waves on the surfboard Only 12 months a
More >>

Acorn Residents Support Local Air Ambulance

Earlier this year, one of our residents at The Old Printworks in Frome injured herself whilst rotovating her garden and needed air lifting to hospital Despite the difficult circumstances, Gilly made a
More >>

Holiday Homes by the Sea: Investing at The Links, Rest Bay

Has the recent sunshine got you searching for property by the sea Situated moments from the spectacular beach of Rest Bay and overlooking the renowned Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, if you’re considerin
More >>

Meet the Team at The Links

With summer on the horizon, have you been thinking about moving to a new home on the coast Overlooking the Blue Flag awarded surfing hotspot of Rest Bay, we spoke to Rebecca and Sue, our Sales team at
More >>

Meet the Team at The Courtyard

Overlooking a sheltered beach and private woodland in the south of Cornwall, our coastal development, The Courtyard at Duporth offers an oasis of calm, exclusively for over 55’s Having lived and wo
More >>

Acorn Blue Kick-off ‘£50 Challenge’ in Aid of CHSW

This week Martin, Paula and Denise from our Blue team were busy serving up delicious bacon rolls and chocolates to staff, contractors, and residents at our coastal development, The Courtyard at Duport
More >>