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.
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?
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.
Mon 27 Jun - Sun 4 Sep 2016
Where is Peter Rabbit? The Beatrix Potter Musical Adventure
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.
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.
Sat 24 - Sun 25 Sep 2016
Taste Cumbria Cockermouth is back for it’s 7th year bigger and better than ever.
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.
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.
Grasmere Lakeland Sports
28 August 2016