Car parking will be at a premium during Falmouth Week as an anticipated 80,000 extra people flock to the town to enjoy all the action on and off the water, so motorists are being encouraged to leave their cars at home.
The second appearance this year by the Red Arrows on Wednesday is likely to bring in the biggest crowds and visitors are asked to use the train, bus, extended ferry services or simply walk into the town centre if at all possible.
The town centre will be pedestrianised between 11am and 11pm on that day and Church Street and Custom House Quay car parks will be closed all day to accommodate various events.
Across the water, Flushing will be closed to traffic as the village offers access only to residents with no parking facilities for visitors.
Falmouth’s other car parks will be open as usual, throughout the day, and there will be parking at Ships and Castles/The Hornworks from midday. Access will be from the leisure centre car park and it will cost only £3.
The town shuttle bus service will operate every hour between 9am and 5pm from Quarry car park and will take in stops at Prince of Wales Pier and the seafront; the Ponsharden Park and Ride/Float car park will be open between 9.30am and 9pm with the park and float running until 7pm and the park and ride until 8pm.
The St Mawes Ferry will be running an additional evening service every hour between 6.30pm and 9.30pm from Prince of Wales Pier and from 7pm until 9pm from St Mawes. Buses and trains will be working to their usual timetables.
The first road closure is this Saturday when the town centre, up as far as the roundabout at the top of Killigrew Street and down to Events Square, will be traffic free between 6pm and 8pm to allow the carnival parade to make its way through.
The next morning the roads from Gyllyngvase beach and up around Pendennis Point will be closed to traffic from 7am until 10am to ensure the safety of those taking part in the Gylly Surf Triathlon.