2015 Cumbria Events

2015 Main Events in Cumbria


Spring Beer Festival, Hawkshead Brewery in Staveley

Friday March 6 – Sunday March 8; Beer festival featuring delicious drinks brewed by several different breweries.

Kendal Festival of Food

Saturday March 7 and Sunday March 8; Two day celebration of food and drink with loads of locally sourced Cumbrian goodies.


Bowness Bay Blues Weekend, Bowness-on-Windermere

Friday March 27 – Sunday March 29; Fourth annual edition of festival with great line up full of big name blues acts.


Damson Day Country Fair, Low Farm near Kendal

Saturday April 11; Spring country fair aimed at the whole family.

Ulverston Walking Festival, Ulverston, Cumbria

Saturday April 25 – Monday May 4; Series of stunning walks across the wonderful Cumbrian landscape



Printfest, Ulverston

Saturday May 2 and Sunday May 3; Art festival displaying prints by UK and international artists.

Keswick Jazz Festival, Theatre by the Lake in Keswick

Thursday May 7 – Sunday May 10; One of the UK’s leading jazz festivals with local, national and international acts set to perform.

Freerange Comedy Festival, Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal

Monday May 11 – Sunday May 17; Hilarious week featuring stand up shows from some top comedians.


Keswick Mountain Festival, Keswick

Thursday May 14 – Sunday May 17; Film screenings, speakers and art from the world of outdoor adventure.

Brathay Windermere Marathon, Brathay Hall in Ambleside

Sunday May 17; Marathon which starts and finishes in the grounds of Brathay Hall.

Muncaster Festival, Muncaster Castle near Ravenglass, Cumbria

Sunday May 24 – Thursday May 28; Entertaining festival including a variety of different events.

Holker Garden Festival, Holker Hall in Cark-in-Cartmel

Friday May 29 – Sunday May 31; Three day event showcasing the best in gardening, countryside, food and crafts.



Boot Beer Festival, Eskdale

Thursday June 4 – Sunday June 7; A number of Eskdale pubs team up to offer a huge range of different beers.

Cumberland Show, Carlisle Racecourse

Saturday June 6; Traditional agricultural show featuring stalls and entertainment for all the family.


Grasmere Gallop, Grasmere

Saturday June 6; Challenging run through the scenic setting of Grasmere.

Ulverston International Music Festival, Ulverston

Friday June 12 – Saturday June 20; Annual music festival featuring a range of classical performers.

Great North Swim, Lake Windermere

Friday June 12 – Sunday June 14; Open water swimming challenge set in Lake Windermere.

Elton John, Westmorland County Showground near Kendal

Sunday June 14; Sir Elton John performs in Cumbria as part of his latest tour

Keswick Midsummer Festival, Keswick

Sunday June 21 – Sunday June 28; Week long programme of events including music, entertainment and stalls.

Lanercost Festival, Lanercost Priory near Brampton

Tuesday June 23 – Sunday June 28; Music festival with a host of performances by young musicians.

Woolfest, Mitchell’s Lakeland Livestock Centre in Cockermouth

Friday June 26 and Saturday June 27; Celebration of wool and wool crafts.


Skelton Show, Old Park near Penrith

Saturday July 4; Popular traditional agricultural show.

Landgale Gala, Wallthwaite Meadow near Ambleside

Sunday July 5; Sporting event featuring a variety of traditional Cumberland events.

Furness Tradition Festival, Ulverston

Friday July 10 – Sunday July 12; Celebration of Cumbrian folk music

The Lakes Chilli Fest, Dalemain near Penrith

Saturday July 18 and Sunday July 19; Over 80 producers offering the tastiest & spiciest chilli products

Coniston Country Fair, Coniston Hall

Sunday July 19; Traditional Lakeland show offering visitors a look into Cumbrian life.

Potfest in the Park, Hutton-in-the-Forest near Penrith

Friday July 24 – Sunday July 26; Providing an opportunity to purchase pottery and meet/ talk to the artists who created the work.

Penrith Agricultural Show, Brougham Hall Farm near Penrith, Cumbria

Saturday July 25; Penrith’s annual agricultural show featuring market stalls and competitions.

Cumbria Steam Gathering, Cark Airfield in Grange over Sands

Saturday July 25 and Sunday July 26; Biggest gathering of the year for Cumbria Steam and Vintage Vehicle Society


Lake Artists Society Summer Exhibition, The Hall in Grasmere

Saturday July 25 – Wednesday September 2; The 2015 Annual Summer Exhibition by the prestigious Lake Artists Society

Ambleside Sports, Rydal Park in Ambleside

Thursday July 30; Annual event featuring traditional Cumberland sports

Potfest in the Pens, Hutton-in-the-Forest near Penrith

Friday July 31 – Sunday August 2; Meet the potters, get inspired and get involved.


Cockermouth Agricultural Show, The Fitz in Cockermouth

Saturday August 1;An action packed agricultural show with entertainment for the whole family

Lake District Summer Music International Festival, Various Venues

Saturday August 1 – Friday August 14; Music festival featuring a varied programme of international music

Dalston Show, Show Field in Dalston, Cumbria

Saturday August 8; Annual event showcasing local agriculture and rural skills

Lunesdale Show, Underley Park in Kirkby Lonsdale

Tuesday August 11; Traditional country agricultural show that attracts visitors, exhibitors and trade stands both locally and from further afield.


Lowther Show, Lowther Estate in Penrith

Saturday August 15 and Sunday August 16; Welcoming the local community to a fantastic showcase of countryside living.

Lakeland Country Fair, Torver near Coniston

Sunday August 16; Typical Cumbrian show involving a number of traditional Cumbrian activities

Cartmel Cup Day, Cartmel Racecourse

Saturday August 29; One of the most popular race meets featuring a huge funfair amongst other things

Grasmere Sports and Show, Grasmere Sports Field

Sunday August 30; The Sports comprises of the old and traditional sports of fell running, Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling and Hound Trailing.


Westmorland County Show, County Showground near Kendal

Thursday September 10; One of the largest one day shows in the country

Kendal Torchlight Carnival, Kendal

Friday September 11; Street entertainment and live music


Borrowdale Shepherds’ Meet, Rosthwaite

Sunday September 20; Annual meeting of shepherds’ from across the county featuring competitions and entertainment

Taste Cumbria Food Festival, Cockermouth

Saturday September 26 and Sunday September 27; Huge festival featuring an array of food and drink


Wasdale Head Show and Shepherds’ Meet, Wasdale

Saturday October 10; Another typical Cumbrian show featuring all the associated activities

Kendal Wool Gathering, K Village in Kendal

Saturday October 24 and Sunday October 25; Two day event celebrating Kendal’s historic links with the wool trade


Apple Day, Acorn Bank in Penrith

Sunday October 11; Family event dedicated to one of our favourite fruits

Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Kendal

Friday October 16 – Sunday October 18; Festival featuring a stellar cast of both British and international creators as well as a number of special exhibitions

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