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The Lake District, Cumbria is #theplacetobe in 2016.

There are so many exceptional events in the calendar, with something for all tastes and ages. Come and enjoy the World's Original Marmalade Awards at Dalemain. Explore the county in the Great Peter Rabbit Egg Hunt. Step back in time at the Ulverston Dickensian Festival.

With a full programme of county shows and music festivals, walks, talks and fairs. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Open to ideas? We have a great deal happening around Cumbria this year. Search below and find yourself something to do while you stay. Learning a new skill, taking a guided walk or watching a play, just some of the many things we can offer you while you're visiting.

There is always something to do when you stay in Cumbria.


Major Visitor Events

Here are some of the Major visitor events happening across Cumbria this year. There's a little bit of everything and definitely something that will take your fancy.

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911: The Party


Fri 30 Sep 2016

The renaissance of 911 continues.

Great Cumbrian Run

Great Cumbrian Run


Sun 2 Oct 2016

13.1 Mile Half Marathon through the historic border city of Carlisle.

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival


Fri 14 - Sun 16 Oct 2016

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival will put a spotlight for one fantastic weekend on the brilliance, diversity and quirkiness of comic art.

Paul Jenkins, Phenomena Elliptical Journey, 1998 ©

Paul Jenkins (1923 - 2012)


Thu 27 Oct 2016 - Sun 1 Jan 2017

Employing an unorthodox approach to paint application, Paul Jenkins is as much identified with the process of controlled paint-pouring and canvas manipulation

Kendal Mountain Festival

Kendal Mountain Festival


Thu 17 - Sun 20 Nov 2016

It's a celebration of mountain film, literature, art, athletes and legends, that aims to inspire more people to explore, enjoy and represent mountains, wilderness and their cultures.

German Christmas Markets

Ja Windermere German Christmas Markets


Sat 10 - Sun 11 Dec 2016

Windermere is hosting a brand new German Christmas Market on 10th & 11th December, there will be a wide range of festive stalls selling fantastic seasonal gifts from knitwear to soaps.

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24-25 September 2016


Taste Cumbria Cockermouth is back for it’s 7th year bigger and better than ever. Local producers from across the county will be showcasing the very best of Cumbria produce.

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Lakes Ignite 2016

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