Latest News & Events
Tuesday 4th May 2010
8th May - 10:30 - 4pm
Daphne du Maurier Festival
13th - 22nd May - This annual Festival held every yeart in Fowey and St Austell Bay during May. It celebrates the life and works of the internationally renowed author.
Fal Fish Festival
30th - 31st May - Rick Stein Fish and Chip's, along with the Greenbank Hotel has agreed to sponsor Falmouth's 1st two day fish festival.
The Fal River Festival
28th May - 6th June - The Fal river Festival is all about celebrating life on the river Fal in cornwall
Royal Cornwall Show
10th - 12th June - the Royal cornwall Show is the premier annual event of the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association
12th - 13th June - Arthemis will be berthed on the Queens Quay for 2 days.
Sea Shanty Festival
18th - 20th June - There are 3 main aims of the ever popular Sea Shanty Festival - To create an enjoyable event for all involved. To raise money for the RNLI. To preserve and promote the maritime heritage of Falmouth and Cornwall.
Open Day at Trerice Gardens
12th July - For visitors the sitithians show provides the complete experience with a varied musical entertainment, food courts, crafts stalls, fairground, animal competitions and a large horticultrial Marquee.
Culdrose Air Day
28th July - Cornwall's largest one-day annual event. Air Day at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, near Helston features a five hour flying display and has attracted air craft from twenty countries.
Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week
8th - 15th August - This is the largest regatta in the South West, with shoreside events such as fireworks, craft fairs, RED ARROW display( sponsored by Falmouth Harbour Commissioners) and Re-enactment of Battle of Trefalgar, Seagull Outboard Race and Wench Winching.
Surf Life Festival
14th - 22nd August - Part of the Falmouth week .
15th - 21st August
Cornwall Food and Drink Festival
24th - 26th September
15th - 18th October
23rd 24th October
Cornwall Film Festival
5th - 7th November
14th - 31st December
Events from May - July 2009
Tuesday 12th May 2009
1st May, Friday: Padstow Obby Oss
Traditional Cornish May Day Celebrations.
2nd + 3rd May, weekend: Giant Bolster Weekend, St. Agnes
This is the annual celebrations of St. Agnes, charting the rise and fall of Bolster the Giant who used to live in the area. There are lantern processions, street theatre and other activities.
3rd + 4th May, Sunday-Monday: Spring Food Fair at Godolphin
Locally produced food presented in the beautiful surroundings of Godolphin. All tickets are £2.00 per person.
7th to 16th May: Daphne du Maurier Festival
This is the annual festival held in Fowey that celebrates the author's life and works. There will be talks, plays and guided walks.
8th May, Friday: Helston Flora Day
Traditional Cornish May Day Celebrations including the famous 'Furry Dance'.
14th May to 5th Sept: Open Days at the Cold War Bunkers
This is a chance to see inside the Veryan Preserved Royal Observer Corps post. It has been restored by members of the Royal Observer Corps Association. Selected dates from 14th May to 5th September. Entry is free but donations are gratefully accepted. Booking is essential.
22nd to 25th May, Bank Holiday weekend: Run to the Sun Festival
This is the annual Custom Car and VW festival that is held in Newquay over three days.
Tickets cost £81.00 per adult and £41.00 per child for the three days.
22nd to 31st May: Falmouth River Festival
If you're interested in the environment, the arts or activities on the water, there's something in the festival for you.
24th to 13th Sept: Open Days at Gribbin Daymark in Fowey
This is a chance for the public to allow them to experience the fantastic views from the top of this 84ft tower near the Fowey Estuary. Selected dates from 24th May to 13th September 2009. Tickets cost 50p per person.
30th + 31st May, weekend: Food and Craft Fair at Trelissick Garden
A chance to sample and buy some of Cornwall's best food and crafts. A charge of £3.50 will be made per car for parking to non national trust members.
4th to 6th June: Royal Cornwall Show
This is a three day event that showcases the best that Cornwall has to offer in farming, food, livestock and much more. Held at the Royal Cornwall Show Ground in Wadebridge. Tickets cost £13.00 per adult and £6.50 per child.
12th to 14th June, weekend: Falmouth Shout, Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival
On the Quays and in the pubs along Falmouth's waterfront hear the songs of a bygone age when sailing clippers ruled the waves. Most venues are free.
13th June, Saturday: Redruth Murdoch Day
This is the annual celebration in Redruth.
20th to 28th June: Polperro Festival and Lights
This is the annual celebration in Polperro which includes dances, art and music.
22nd to 28th June: Golowan Festival and Mazey Day
This is the annual celebration in Penzance of Golowan which is Cornish for midsummer or the Feast of St. John. It is one of Cornwall's largest art festivals which includes street theatre and story telling. The week culminates in Mazey day which is Cornish for dazed and confused!
29th June, Monday: Bluebells and Pasties on the Quay
Enjoy a guided walk through Tremayne Woods on the Helford River and then a pasty on Tremayne Quay. 10.30am Tickets cost £6.00 per person and includes a pasty and a drink. Booking is essential.
4th July to 5th Sept: Art Exhibition at Falmouth Art Gallery
John Dyer is the artist in residence as part of the Darwin 200 exhibition. Free entry to the Gallery.
13th July, Monday: Stithians Show
Cornish Agricultural Show. Tickets cost £8.00 per adult and £2.00 per child. Approximate prices for 2009.
26th July to 1st Aug: Padstow Carnival Week
A carnival celebration with music, quizzes and other activities.
29th July, Wednesday: Culdrose Air Day
The Culdrose Air Day is always a highlight of the aviation year, and 2009 promises to be no exception as Naval Aviation's 100th year is celebrated in one of Europe's largest Naval Air Stations.
Events Diary 2009
Friday 13th February 2009
1st Feb, Sunday : A Guided Tour of Goldphin House
A chance to have a guided tour around this historic property. £5.00 per person. Refreshments included.
9th Feb, Monday: St. Ives Feast Day
A traditional annual event.
14th Feb to 30th Oct: Nature Walks at Glendurgan Garden
This year marks 200 years since Charles Darwin was born. Glendurgan are celebrating with nature walks through the gardens exploring the different plants from around the world. Meet Captain Fitzroy and Charles Fox in the garden and learn about the plants from all over the world. Various dates, normal admission charges apply of £6.00 per adult and £3.00 per child.
14th to 22nd Feb: Nature Walks at Trelissick Garden
Various activities, normal admission charges apply of £6.60 per adult and £3.30 per child plus an additional charge of £1 per family per activity will be made.
22nd Feb, Sunday: Guided Walk of Carn Galva in St. Just
This is a free guided walk around this beautiful area of Cornwall.
25th Feb, Wednesday: Lecture - HMS Bellerophon and Napoleon's Downfall
David Cordingly tells the dramatic story of Napoleon's surrender to the Captain of HMS Bellerophon. Lecture only £7.00 / with 2 course buffet £16.00 please telephone 03126 214546 to book. 6.30 pm start
5th March, Thursday: St. Pirans Day
Piran is the patron saint of Cornwall and various celebrations take place all over the county. Truro has a wonderful musical procession.
7th March, Saturday: Guided Walk at Penrose Estate, Gunwalloe
Enjoy a guided walk around this area of Cornwall and learn more about the mining history.
1pm to 4pm. Tickets cost £2.00 per person and booking is essential.
10th March, Tuesday: An Evening with Poldark
Angharad Rees, the beautiful actress who played Demelza the feisty heroine in the hugley popular TV adaptation of the Wintson Graham series of novals ia to return to Cornwall to host an 'Evening with Poldark' at the Poldark Mine, near Helston. FREE addmission with an optional small charity donation.
14th March, Saturday: Open Day at Trelissick Gardens
Visit Trelissick today and all the proceeds will go to the National Garden Scheme. Normal admission charges apply of £6.60 per adult and £3.30 per child.
18th March, Wednesday: The Honour and glory of the Titanic
Delve into the history of the White Star Line with sean Szmalc. Leture only £7.00/2 course buffet £16.00. To book please phone 01326 214546 6.30 pm start
20th to 28th March: Isles of Scilly Walking Festival
Come and join in with the Isles of Scilly's third walking festival. As well as over twenty guided walks, there are presentations, talks and a special dinner and dance.
21st and 22nd March, weekend: Glorious Gold Daffodil Weekend at Trelissick Gardens
Normal admission charges apply of £6.60 per adult and £3.30 per child.
27th March, Friday: Greek Night
Back by popular demand the NMM hosts Greek Night. Prices £14.95 per person please book in advance telephone 01326 214546
4th and 5th April, weekend Spring Flower Show, Boconnoc in Lostwithiel
An annual event which showcases the best of Cornwall's plants and flowers. There will be horticultural stands, botanical displays, competitive classes and a Cornish food marquee. Tickets cost £6.50 per adult and children under 16 years are free of charge.
12th April, Sunday: Open Day at Trengwainton Garden
All proceeds taken from today will go to the National Garden Scheme. Normal admission charges apply of £5.40 per adult and £2.70 per child.
15th April, Wednesday: Titanic Dinner
The waterside cafe will be serving a gourment marathon with eight courses of Victorian dinning, with a string quartet, recreating the final supper. price £35.00 per person please book in advance telephone 01326 214546
18th April, Saturday: Open Day at Glendurgan Garden
All proceeds taken from today will go to the National Garden Scheme. Normal admission charges apply of £6.00 per adult and £3.00 per child.
19th April, Sunday: Open Day at Trerice
All proceeds taken from today will go to the National Garden Scheme. Normal admission charges apply of £6.60 per adult and £3.30 per child.
25th April, Saturday: Camborne Trevithick Day
The annual day of celebration in Camborne.
30th April to 4th May: Male Voice Choral Festival
This is the fourth annual male voice choral festival. It is being held in Truro with concerts in the Cathedral and the Hall for Cornwall. It includes choirs from Cornwall, the rest of the UK and the world.
Friday 14th March 2008
26th April 08 -CAMBORNE TREVITHICK DAY
This is a popular day out for the family or engine enthuses. Celebrating the achievements of Cornish inventor Richard Trevithick(1771-1832)For those who are enthusiastic about engines your day will be filled with Vintage & Veteran vehicles, static engines, minature steam engines and for the family a children's fairground, local school display, street stalls and a steam parade. www.trevithick-day.org.uk
1st May 08-PADSTOW 'OBBY OSS' DAY
The first day of May is 'obby oss' day in Padstow. The origins of this traditional celebrations are lost in the midst of time, but it is thought to celebrate the arrival of spring and may even be an ancient fertility festival. www.padstow.com
8th May 08 - HELSTON FLORA DAY
The origins of the dance are certainly pre-christian and are connected with an ancient spring festivals all over Europe. Nowadays it's ancients intention of ushering in prosperous harvests goes hand in hand with the splash of colour all over the town, the joyous music and high spirits of all involved. www.helston-online.co.uk/flora.htm
8th - 17th May 08 - DAPHNE DU MAURIER FESTIVAL
23rd- 26th May 08-RUN TO THE SUN NEWQUAY
24th May - 1st June 08 - FAL RIVER FESTIVAL www.falriverfestival.co.uk
5th - 7th June 08 - ROYAL CORNWALL SHOW
Agricultural extravaganza with events,stalls, markets etc at Wadebridge. www.royalcornwallshow.org
13th -15th June 08 - FALMOUTH SEA SHANTY FESTIVAL www.falmouthshout.com/festival.html
21st-29th June 08-POLPERRO FESTIVAL
22nd - 28th June 08- MEVAGISSEY FESTIVAL
14th July 08 - STITIANS SHOW www.stithianshow.org.uk
30th July 08 - R.N.A.S Culdrose Air Day
Helicopters, areoplanes and a whole lot more at the ultimate boy's toys show. www.royalnavy.mod.uk/server/show/nav.6201
9th - 16th August 08 - HENRI-LLOYD FALMOUTH REGATTA WEEK (incorporating Falmouth Classics)
Racing for all types of craft supported by a full daytime and evening social programme, including fireworks spectaular. www.falmouthweek.co.uk
10th - 13th September - TALL SHIPS FESTIVAL
The start of the funchal 500 Tall Ships Regatta. Some of the largest tall ships a float, plus many smaller ones. Ship tours, day sails, street markets, concerts fireworks etc. www.falmouthtallships.co.uk and www.tallshipsfalmouth.co.uk
16th - 19th October 08 -FALMOUTH OYSTER FESTIVAL www.falmouthoysterfestival.co.uk
30th - Haunted Tour Pendennis Castle
Take part in the special adults only Halloween ghost tour. Tours last approx two hours and a pasty and hot drink are included. Over 16's only and not suitable for people with limited mobility. Pre-booking essential. Call 01326 316594
29th - 30th November - Festive Falconry Pendennis Castle
Join raphael Falconry for a Falconry event with a Christmas theme. Learn how Medieval huntsmen contributed to the supply of banquet food. Also, while grown-ups are buying Christmas gifts with a 10per cent discount, children can have fun seeking out mini reindeer which are hiding around the property. Pre-booking not necessary. 10am - 4pm
14th December - Nadelick Pendennis Castle
Come and Join in at the castle to celebrate Christmas the Cornish way. You can expect to find mince pies and mulled wine, as well as Christmas lights and carol singers. There's even the possibility of the sound of sleigh bells in the distance.Pre booking not necessary, 11am - 4pm
Monday 1st October 2007
Between the 18th - 21st October we have the annual oyster festival here in Falmouth . See www.falmouthoysterfestival.co.uk for the full details.It is certainly a must for all those lovers of food ,drink and all things nautical. Along with this on the 19th - 20th October is also the towns 30th annual beer festival which again will be held at Princess Pavilions organized by CAMRA , with many local and west country breweries present and quite a few from further beyond ! This is another popular and well attended event .
On a more forward note ,but similar theme is the Funchal 500 Tall Ships Regatta which is to be held next year between 10th - 13th September here in the Port of Falmouth , www.falmouthtallships.co.uk . This will be a major maritime event and one not to be missed.This is the true essence of Falmouth and its wonderful history so closely linked to that of sail and sea.
As for us here at the Hawthorne Dene we now look forward to the autumn and winter season and all it brings. The log fires will soon be lit and the winter menu's brought in to reflect the time and change of season. This is a lovely cosy time and very popular with our many regulars.