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The Falmouth University Fal River Festival 2017

Join in the celebrations with The Falmouth University Fal River Festival 2017.


The 2017 festival will take place in Cornwall's most popular visitor destination from Friday 26th May to Sunday 4th June.

This fantastic 10 day celebration is a not-for-profit community festival which encompasses over 150 events varying from music & drama, the arts & heritage to gig racing, swimming, walking & lots more.

The festival was established in 2006 and will be running for its 12th year in 2017. It's a chance to embrace the places, people, history, culture, sport & industry that are connected by this very Cornish river.

With its diverse mix of events taking place at dozens of locations around the Fal River, the festival offers something for everyone and is the perfect opportunity to engage with life on the river and discover some of its fascinating history.

Each year more than 100,000 people attend a range of different events helping raise a whopping £75,000 for charity while enjoying 3,000 pints of ale, lager and cider!

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Fal River Festival Top Picks!

Fal River Festival Top Picks!

From 17 May

This years festival promises to be BIGGER than ever with more than 150 events taking place over the 10 days. Check out our essential guide to the very best events happening in, on and around the river, and start planning your Fal River Festival 2017.

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17 May
High flying Line-Up Announced for Fal River Festival

High flying Line-Up Announced for Fal River Festival

From 11 May

The 12th annual Falmouth University Fal River Festival has announced its full line-up, revealing a 10-day programme packed with diverse and entertaining events in celebration of the area's cultural and natural riches.

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11 May
Causley Comes to life, especially for Fal River Festival!

Causley Comes to life, especially for Fal River Festival!

From 9 May

Inspired by the life and works of Charles Causley, poetry, songs and Cornish tales take The Story Republicans, Cornwall’s best-loved band of troubadours, to Tresanton Chapel, St Mawes as part of Fal River Festival this summer.

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09 May
WeSUP joins the Fal River Fest!

WeSUP joins the Fal River Fest!

From 20 April

There really is no better time to give Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) a go than during the Fal River Festival

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20 Apr
Entries are NOW OPEN for the 2017 Castle to Castle Swim

Entries are NOW OPEN for the 2017 Castle to Castle Swim

From 5 April

The Iconic one mile open sea swim starting at Pendennis Castle in Falmouth and finishing at St Mawes Castle on the Roseland Peninsula will take place on Sunday 4 June at 2.15pm

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05 Apr