Town gears up for big 'Spring Festival'
9:10am Tuesday 5th March 2013 in News
Ten thousand copies of the Falmouth Spring Festival guide have been printed and distributed as the town and its businesses gear up for 12 days of activities.
Although the festival doesn’t officially start until March 14, it is preceded by a Spring Clean Day on the March 9, when at least 100 volunteers will set to work on ten sites across the town.
For more on the Spring Festival visit thepacket.co.uk.
The festival’s launch day, March 14, will be marked with the help of children from the town’s five primary schools and students from Falmouth University who will Paint the Town Yellow. More than 3,000 daffodils will be used to brighten up the windows of around 100 shops and businesses.
Two days later will see the Zumba Zestifal held on The Moor at 1pm. Entry costs £7 and includes a T-shirt.
The next day fitness is still on the agenda as the half marathon, Run Falmouth is staged in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care, starting and ending on The Moor.
Falmouth Business Improvement District manager, Richard Wilcox, said: “Last year we had 500 runners and this year will be even bigger and better as it is part of the Cornwall Grand Prix series. It is part of the Cornwall race calendar which means it will attract even more runners.
A new event for this year’s festival is the Folk and Cider Fayre which will take place on the Events Square on March 23 and 24. It will offer two days of traditional music, 20 classic ciders, Cornish ales, a hog roast and food, arts and craft stalls and children’s activities.
Another first this year is the Party in the Park which will take place in Kimberley Park between 12 and 4pm on March 24. There will be music from Source FM, face painting, fun and games, an Easter trail, Zumba and a vintage fairground.
There are a host of other activities ranging from guided walks, rockpooling to theatrical and musical performances. Visit www.falmouth.co.uk.