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May 24th – June 2nd

Fal Festival

swimFal Festival is 10 days of Spectacular Events, from art to music, rock climbing to swimming – there is something for everyone.

The RNLI Castle to Castle Swim is back for 2013 and is one of the highlights of the Fal River Festival.

The swim is a hugely popular annual event run by the RNLI in aid of their Lifeguards and is part of the Fal River Festival.

It takes place on Sunday, June 2 starting at midday to coincide with slack water.


This unique event involves a 1 mile Open Water Swim from Pendennis Point (Falmouth) across to St Mawes Castle.

Last year alone nearly £30,000 was collected, with all the money going towards helping to support the RNLI lifeguard service in the Devon and Cornwall area.

The event has a maximum limit of 400 swimmers and is open to anyone over the age of 14. Participants should also be intermediate or experienced sea swimmers.

If you are interested in entering the 2013 Castle to Castle Swim please to register.

Check the website for daily events.

6th – 8th June

The Royal Cornwall Show

For three days each year the dedicated showground at Wadebridge is transformed into a living town, bustling with life, energy, agriculture, entertainment and trade. It is a significant event on the Cornish calendar with around 130,000 people attending. The first show held near the Red Lion Inn in Truro over 200 years ago was just a ploughing match between local farmers. The Royal Cornwall Show is regarded as one of the last true major agricultural shows in the UK. Visit the website to book your tickets

14th – 16th June

The Sea Shanty Festival

The festival celebrates its 10th year and with 39 groups over 20 venues this promises to be a great weekend.

The festival starts on the Friday evening with the groups arriving at Events Square for the Opening Buffet within the tent for 2013. The official opening takes place at 6.30pm also on Events Square. After the opening of the festival various venues throughout the town and surrounding area hosts groups during the weekend

Click here for the official song book and programme.

For more events in Cornwall click here.

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