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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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Kendal Calling

Kendal Calling 2016

Penrith

Thu 28 - Sun 31 Jul 2016

Kendal Calling is an award-winning, innovative, independent festival based in the fabulous fields of the Lake District.

Maryport Blues Festival

Maryport Blues Festival

Maryport

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.

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

Cumbria Steam Gathering

Cumbria Steam Gathering

Grange-over-Sands

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.

Cartmel Show

Cartmel Show

Cartmel

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.

Picnic Cinema

Picnic Cinema

Ravenglass

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.

Lunesdale Agricultural Show

Lunesdale Agricultural Show

Kirkby Lonsdale

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.

Dalston Show

Dalston Show

Carlisle

Sat 13 Aug 2016

Our annual show has something for all the family.

The Lowther Show

The Lowther Show

Penrith

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.

Appleby Summer Pudding 20th August 2016

Appleby Summer Pudding

Appleby-in-Westmorland

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.

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.

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.

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.

Great Cumbrian Run

Great Cumbrian Run

Carlisle

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

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.

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Maryport Blues Festival

29 -31 July 2016

 

Once again the small Cumbrian harbour town of Maryport will come alive with the sound of blues for the Maryport Blues Festival. Bands and individual musicians from across the globe will showcase their talents to thousands of visitors. Venues range from the main stage marquee, to pubs, clubs and even on the street. The festival has rapidly gained prominence, and is now considered nationally as one of the most important blues festivals of the year.


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Lakes Ignite 2016

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