Vintage on the Prom Arnside
Arnside will be hosting its second annual vintage revival day, winding the clock back on the Prom to create a memorable day out with music, Lindy Hop lessons, games, fancy dress, vintage vehicles and even a horse and dray from Thwaites brewery! Expect blazers & boaters, chignons & stilettos and a fun day out for all the family.
Silverdale & Arnside Art Trail
With over 90 exhibitors in 30 different locations, the Art Trail is a great way to get to see the local area as well as experience it from an artist’s point of view. As well as seeing artwork there will also be workshops to encourage your creative juices to flow...
Arnside Community Bay Walk
Raise money for your group or charity by getting sponsored by taking place in Arnside community Bay Walk
Adults £10.00 Children £5.00
The walk, led by Cedric Robinson, the Queen’s Official Guide, unusually starts from Kents Bank and finishes on foreshore at Arnside, the walk proceeds onto the sands and across the channels of the River Kent and is 7-8 miles long depending on the route. A reasonable level of fitness and agility are required to complete the walk and certificates of commemoration are available to buy at the end.
Freerange Comedy Festival
Fantastic comedians, sketch shows and comedy theatre performing at the Brewery and venues around the South Lakeland, as well as performing on mountain tops or out on the lakes themselves. Headliners include Omid Djalili, Lucy Porter and Paul Chowdhry.
The annual Bank Holiday Festival will be the biggest and best yet with more prize money than ever before and a huge fairground with lots of great entertainment.
Holker Garden Festival
In true Festival style, Holker brings together magnificent show gardens, glorious horticulture, delicious artisan produce and fine craftsmanship to entertain and delight visitors of all ages.
CountryFest – Crooklands
A Feast for All Senses– For Country Lovers including food stalls, food theatre, live music, real ale tent, agricultural displays and all sorts of pet/garden supplies as well as country clothing and sporting stands.
Grange Edwardian Festival
This celebration of Grange over Sands' Edwardian heritage will feature Jazz Bands, Magicians, Hand Organs and Morris and Clog Dancers.
Great North Swim
An open water swim in beautiful Lake Windermere with various distances available – A fun day out for participants and spectators alike, enjoy exciting elite races featuring world class athletes, the Made in Cumbria farmer’s market and on site entertainment, all set in the incredible scenery of the Lake District national park.
Ulverston International Music Festival
No info available at present.
This is a festival celebration associated with the ancient custom of annually replacing the rushes on the earth floors of churches, rushes being a general term for rushes, reeds and sweet smelling grasses. The bearings vary from large ornate devices such as hoops, staves and crosses to simple sheafs carried by children.
No information available at present
Furness Tradition Festival
No info at present but email enquiry sent. It’s basically a folk festival, but need to check that it will be running this year!
Coniston Country Fair
A traditional Lakeland show with classes for hounds, lurchers, sheep and sticks. Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling and a Fell Race takes place from the show field to the top of the mighty Coniston Old Man, as well as the Young Farmers’ Tug O' War Competition.
Cumbria Steam Gathering
A huge colourful and noisy weekend event with a variety of entertainments, the 42nd Steam Gathering features splendid steam engines and vintage commercial vehicles, as well as hundreds of classic transport favourites including cars, motorcycles, military vehicles and pedal cycles.
Ulverston & North Lonsdale Agricultural Show
Recreation Hall Fields, Urswick
Ambleside Traditional Lakeland Sports
Rydal Park, near Ambleside
This event is over 200 years old and features the ancient Cumberland Wrestling, fell races, hound races, track and cycling races.
Cartmel Agricultural Show
Lake District Sheepdog Trials
Hill Farm, Ings, nr Windermere
Lunesdale Agricultural Show
Levens Hall Open Air Picnic & Cinema Evening
Hawkshead Agricultural Show
Mintfest – Kendal International Street Arts Festival
Westmorland County Show
County Show Field, Crooklands
Kendal Torchlight Carnival
Ulverston Lantern Procession
Kendal Mountain Festival