Charlestown Regatta Week
A week of events including water sports, games and entertainment, raising funds to benefit the people of the village of Charlestown, including the provision and maintenance of the children's equipment in the Regatta Playing Field, a Christmas lunch for the over-sixties, donations to local charities in the area as well as the annual Carols evening. Current plans are for the levelling of the Regatta Field which will enable the provision of a much enhanced children's play area with good footpath access and for a Victorian-style bandstand to be built which will be in keeping with the Heritage status of the village.
Charlestown is one of Cornwall’s most photogenic villages due to its magnificently authentic Georgian harbour which has been the backdrop to many films and TV series. Regatta Week includes events such as the fun triathlon, raft races, donkey derby, live music and colourful carnival.
Located on the south coast near St Austell, Charlestown provides a wonderful location for the varied events. The week kicks off with the exciting triathlon which involves teams of three in a 200m swim, 4 mile cycle and 2 mile run. In the afternoon there’s water golf, a hotly contested raft race and even a fun knobbly knees contest. During the week you can watch the carnival led by two local brass bands followed by a traditional flora dance through the village streets, enjoy a proms concert and to round off the week you can dance the night away at the Regatta Rocks live music event.