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Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival FESTIVAL IS...Coastal / Family Friendly / Folk / Maritime / Multi-Genre
ATTRACTIONSBarsFood StallsKids' FunMarket Stalls
ACCOMMODATIONNo on-site accommodation
Falmouth’s International Sea Shanty Festival is one of Europe’s biggest maritime festivals, last year hosting an estimated 40,000 people over the course of the weekend.
The festival is free to attend, and raises money for local charities including the RNLI.
Music and entertainment is spread across multiple venues within the town, with the main stages being Seasalt Stage on Custom House Quay, Skinners Stage on Events Square and Seven Stars Stage on The Moor. Theres also a huge variety of entertainment around the harbour, on the streets and in many of the local pubs.
You can expect lots of traditional singalongs, dancing and plenty of Cornish cider and ale.
There’s an excellent collection of street food stalls selling everything from continental cuisine to good old fashioned Cornish pasties.
The festival is family friendly, with lots of fun activities for both children and adults. 2016’s festival put on a variety of workshops for kids, which included singing, puppetry, performance and maritime history. 2017 promises more of the same.
Whilst the festival does not have camping facilities itself, Famouth has plenty of great accommodation in and around the town. If you’re visiting from further afield and wish to stay in Falmouth for the festival, booking in advance is advised.
Cadgwith Singers, The Longest Johns, The Oggymen, Acapella Moonshine, Sheringham Shantymen, Watchets Pebbles Shanty Crew, Alan Whitbread, The Countrymen, Bamaluz Bootleggers, Thraw'd Together, Culdrose Military Wives Choir, Stamp and Go, Swinging the Lead, Figurehead, The Vagrants Crew, The Old Gaffers, A Pair of Spinners and Bob,