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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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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

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.

Christmas Jumper Day

Christmas Jumper Day

Carlisle

Sun 11 Dec 2016

It’s our last race meeting of 2016 and what a year it has been!

Christmas Fun

Christmas Crafts

Carlisle

Tue 20 Dec 2016

During these drop in sessions you will create various crafts with a festive twist.

The Coronation Hall Charity New Year’s Eve Ball

The Coronation Hall Charity New Year’s Eve Ball

Ulverston

Sat 31 Dec 2016

Swing in the New Year in style at the Coronation Hall Charity New Year’s Eve Ball. Arrive up the red carpet in your best frock or suit and take a sip from your glass of arrival fizz.

‘Wycinank

Wycinanki - the Art of Polish Paper Cuts

Whitehaven

Wed 18 Jan - Sun 19 Mar 2017

‘Wycinanki’ or paper cuts are a traditional Polish folk art. They first appeared in the 19th century, when they decorated the inside walls of rural homes.

Holker Chilli Fest

Holker Chilli Fest

Grange-over-Sands

Sat 9 - Sun 10 Sep 2017

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.

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Ja Windermere German Christmas Markets In Windermere

Sat 10 - Sun 11 December 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.There will also be food, drink and live street music.


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Lakes Ignite 2016

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