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.
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.
Thu 28 - Sun 31 Jul 2016
Kendal Calling is an award-winning, innovative, independent festival based in the fabulous fields of the Lake District.
Fri 29 - Sun 31 Jul 2016
Once again the small Cumbrian harbour town of Maryport will come alive with the sound of blues for the Maryport Blues Festival.
Mon 27 Jun - Sun 4 Sep 2016
Where is Peter Rabbit? The Beatrix Potter Musical Adventure
Sat 30 - Sun 31 Jul 2016
The Cumbria Steam & Vintage Vehicle Society Ltd has been bringing together vintage vehicles to Cark Airfield in Flookburgh, near Grange-over-Sands, for one massive summer gathering for over four decades.
Wed 3 Aug 2016
The old traditions of Lakeland agriculture are celebrated at Cartmel Show in style. Bring the family to see livestock shows, competitions, rural and countryside displays and main ring attractions.
Fri 5 - Sat 6 Aug 2016
An outdoor cinema experience, a unique adventure for film lovers and a truly memorable party night out, Picnic Cinema returns to Muncaster for the weekend with two classic films on the big screen on the Castle front lawn.
Tue 9 Aug 2016
The Lunesdale Agricultural Show is a traditional local country show that is held in Underley Park, Kirkby Lonsdale on the second Tuesday in August each year.
Sat 13 Aug 2016
Our annual show has something for all the family.
Sat 13 - Sun 14 Aug 2016
The Lowther Show will in time define its own unique look and feel, offering the finest of country sports, championship events and displays for all to enjoy.
Sat 20 Aug 2016
Appleby Summer Pudding; a fruity, juicy, gooey, indulgent one-day festival for all the family set in the unique and magical 12th Century Appleby Castle in the heart of Cumbria.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sat 24 - Sun 25 Sep 2016
Taste Cumbria Cockermouth is back for it’s 7th year bigger and better than ever.
Sun 2 Oct 2016
13.1 Mile Half Marathon through the historic border city of Carlisle.
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.
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
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.
Maryport Blues Festival
29 -31 July 2016