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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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Race The Tide 2016

Race The Tide 2016

Ravenglass

Sat 27 Aug 2016

Are you up to the challenge… do you think you can beat possibly one of the greatest forces on the planet… Can you master all the obstacles along the way and then beat the tide?

Solfest 2016

Solfest 2016

Silloth

Fri 26 - Sun 28 Aug 2016

The next three day music festival event will run from 26th – 28th August 2016 and promises to be the best yet.

Where is Peter Rabbit? The Beatrix Potter Musical

Where is Peter Rabbit? Beatrix Potter Musical

Windermere

Mon 27 Jun - Sun 4 Sep 2016

Where is Peter Rabbit? The Beatrix Potter Musical Adventure

Grasmere Lakeland Sports and Show

Grasmere Lakeland Sports & Show

Grasmere

Sun 28 Aug 2016

The original and world famous Lakeland Sports has over 160 years of history. The Sports comprises the old and traditional sports of fell running, Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling and Hound Trailing.

Westmorland County Show

Westmorland County Show

Kendal

Thu 8 Sep 2016

Westmorland County Show is one of the largest one day shows in the County. Voted by the Farmers Guardian readers as the 5th top show and the only one-day show in the top 12.

Holker Chilli Fest

Holker Chilli Fest

Grange-over-Sands

Sat 10 - Sun 11 Sep 2016

A two day Festival with specialist chilli companies from all over the country, local specialist food suppliers, catering featuring cuisine from around the world and a variety of quirky gifts.

Kids tapestry

English Heritage Kids' Tapestry Tour at Carlisle C

Carlisle

Mon 12 - Mon 19 Sep 2016

The Bayeux Tapestry is a famous medieval artefact that tells the story of the Battle of Hastings. It's a bit like the world's first ever comic strip.

Taste Cumbria Cockermouth 2016

Taste Cumbria Cockermouth 2016

Cockermouth

Sat 24 - Sun 25 Sep 2016

Taste Cumbria Cockermouth is back for it’s 7th year bigger and better than ever.

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival

Kendal

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)

Kendal

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

Kendal

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

Windermere

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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Grasmere Lakeland Sports

28 August 2016

 

The original and world famous Lakeland Sports has over 160 years of history. The Sports comprises the old and traditional sports of fell running, Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling and Hound Trailing.


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Lakes Ignite 2016

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