Visitor Information

The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival takes place at various locations throughout the town, from pubs and bars to historic courtyards and quays.

Falmouth’s International Sea Shanty Festival usually attracts in excess of 65,000 visitors to see over 70 shanty groups and will go ahead on 14th – 16th June 2024.

The festival is a FREE event, with shanty performances scheduled throughout the weekend at venues including The Greenbank Hotel, Events Square, Custom House Quay and Church Street Car Park. Visitors are encouraged to explore the town and its wealth of shops, restaurants, gardens and beaches, as well as the 20+ official festival venues.

Alongside the variety of free performances, there will be a special one-off Gala Concert at The Princess Pavilion. More updates will be available soon.

With a wide range of quality accommodation, Falmouth has something to offer everyone. See below for information on places to stay, eat out, and explore.