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Festival, from 8 Sep 2017, free entry

Lakes Alive

Lakes Alive


Lakes Alive – Kendal’s fantastic cultural festival - returns to the town in early September.

The free event offers three days of spectacular happenings in unexpected locations.

With the theme of “Cultural Landscapes” it will showcase world class art across the town and beyond.

Lakes Alive is Lake District National Park’s new flagship cultural festival which launched in 2016.

The first Lakes Alive festival took place in Kendal in August 2016 and was attended by more than 20,000 people.

It featured inspiring cultural experiences including Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon installation and artist Nele Azeved working with the community to produce Minimum Monument, an installation involving 3500 frozen ice figures at Kendal Castle.

This September’s festival will again feature amazing art installations, community engagement events which should appeal to everyone.

Lakes Alive Festival Director Phillippa Haynes said: “We are excited about delivering a brilliant arts festival in and around Kendal that celebrates landscape, people and place.

“We are developing a fantastic programme for Lakes Alive which will see world class contemporary art in locations across Kendal. We will be working with artists from Cumbria and across Europe.

“We want to put together a festival which appeals to families and art lovers alike.”

Last year around 20,000 people attended Lakes Alive. Visitors experienced vibrant illuminations, digital delights, intimate performances, amazing installations and spectacular happenings.

Lakes Alive is currently funded by Arts Council England, Lake District National Park, South Lakeland District Council, and Kendal Town Council

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 8 Sep 2017
Sat 9 Sep 2017
Sun 10 Sep 2017


Free entry


Georgia Johnson





Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Kendal station

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