Fowey Regatta 2021

There will be a Regatta this year! Early-bird details below – watch this space for more!








There will be a Regatta in 2021!

Although it remains uncertain what restrictions might be in force by August, your Regatta Committee is determined to bring the Fowey community some sort of land based events this year to complement the full sailing programme. Things will inevitably look different to the usual timetable but will hopefully enable the community to join together and celebrate our wonderful town after a difficult year.
More details will be released in due course but we are effectively looking at a condensed programme of land based events starting on Wed 18th August with the Traders’ Carnival and incorporating the Crowning of the Queens and the Flora Dance into the traditional Wednesday evening carnival.
There will be no live music on a stage on Town Quay this year but on the Friday 20th and Saturday 21st we will be bringing you two fantastic evenings of live music on the cricket field overlooking the river at Fowey River Academy.
The Good Old Fashioned Lover Boys will be headlining the Friday night, supported by Strange Almond and Not The Beatles will be headlining the Saturday night, supported by Change the Letter, complete with the traditional Saturday closing fireworks.
During the day on Saturday 21st we hope to bring you an action packed fun day from the cricket field with more live music, entertainment and activities for all the family. Programmes and merchandise will be on sale as usual with further details to follow. As ever, if you would like to help with the organisation of these important events for our community, please email
Fowey Royal Regatta sailing and crab catching
We’re one of the country’s best-loved Regattas, attracting thousands of visitors, many making an annual pilgrimage.

The Regatta is one of the UK’s best known sailing events with a long history. There’s a full programme of races for Troys, Fowey Rivers, Cruisers, Falmouth Working Boats and a handicap dinghy fleet.

Traditional land-based events include the Carnival procession, fireworks displays, the crab-catching competition and Fowey harbour swim, the Giant Pasty ceremony and pasty-eating competition, flora dance and, of course, Fowey Town Band. Plus live music every night on Town Quay.

A week of memories to treasure forever!

Regatta Programme 2019

Fowey Regatta Programme 2019 coverYour indispensable Events Guide. Fowey Regatta is run by volunteers and every event is funded by sales of this programme. Buy yours from the Regatta Shop in Town Hall, Top Shop, Four Turnings, Enjoy Fowey and Readymoney Beach Shop. Or buy an online programme now, to view on your mobile device by clicking here. Cost: £3.

Without your donations, Fowey Regatta would be half the event it is. Where possible, every event is free to spectate, from the live bands and fireworks to the Red Devils. Please consider donating to make Fowey Regatta the fantastic event it is for all!

Fowey Regatta 2021 is scheduled for 18-21 August 2021.

Mark it in your diaries!

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Fowey Regatta 2019 Highlights

Fowey Regatta 2019 Highlights

Not The Beatles

Cornwall’s premier Beatles tribute band played a triumphant gig at Fowey Regatta last year, and they’re back by popular request.

Over two sets – early Beatles and post-Sergeant Pepper – and numerous costume changes, expect all the hits of the Fab Four. And plenty of singing along!

Friday 20th, Fowey River Academy

The Red Devils

The official parachute display team of the British Army and Parachute Regiment are back after last year’s thrilling display (in hardly conducive conditions!).

We’re delighted to invite them back, for one of their 60 worldwide formation displays of 2019!

Friday 23rd evening, Fowey skies

The Good Old Fashioned Lover Boys

We Will Rock You on Thursday night – guaranteed! – when Cornwall’s Mercury-tastic Queen tribute band, The Good Old Fashioned Lover Boys, play the Town Quay stage.

All the hits, all the chants, all the magnificent pomp! For one night this summer, we shall all be Champions!

Saturday 21st, Fowey River Academy

DJ Zorro’s Lord of Misrule Carnival Party

Hosted by Fowey’s very own DJ Zorro, plus Cornwall’s fave DJ Jace Hobbs, Reece Johnson (BBC Introducing) and Devz (Factory, Plymouth).

Plus a live PA from Rothwell performing We Got It (SPY Remix), the biggest D&B vocal roller of the last two years!

Wednesday 21st night, Fowey Town Quay

Black Friday

Come Tuesday night, the Quay will vibrate to the Celtic-folk-punk of Cornwall’s very own seven-piece Black Friday band.

Via the South-West, Ireland and the Glastonbury Festival, we’ve finally brought them to Fowey. And a cracking night ensued, that was talked about for weeks afterwards…

Tuesday 20th night, Fowey Town Quay

Best New Cornish Bands

Curated by Cornwall Live’s esteemed arts critic, Lee Trewhela, now in its second year.

First up, from up the coast, the dreamy indie tones of Falmouth’s L I P S, followed by headliners O’Deus, fresh from playing Britain’s biggest rock festival, Download, at Donington Park. Catch ’em both before they become huge!

Monday 19th night, Fowey Town Quay