Discover what's on in the Lake District and Cumbria

Events in and around the Lake District

What's on in the Lake District and Cumbria?

The Lake District and Cumbria is a hub of activity, with events that capture the essence of Cumbria's beautiful landscapes, sense of adventure, rich culture and heritage, and brilliant culinary achievements. The county plays host to a wide range of events throughout the year, showcasing local food and drink, landscape and literature, music and art, ensuring that there's always something to enrich your visit to this picturesque part of England.

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Cartmel Racecourse, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, LA11 6QF

Cartmel Races

A new season of horse racing begins! Complete with music events, local food and drink vendors, and family entertainment. Various dates over the summer. The first date is the 25 May 2024 until the end of August.


28th Jun | 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th July 2024 | Pooley Bridge, CA10 2NN

Ullswater 'Steamers' Gin Cruises

Indulge in a gin-tasting experience like no other! Ullswater 'Steamers' have joined forces with Chestnut House for an evening of botanical delights against the backdrop of stunning Ullswater. Live music from Fiona Hanlon. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Departs/returns: Pooley Bridge pier

29th and 30th June 2024 | Ravenglass, CA18 1SW

Bluey & Bingo | Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

The railway is excited to host Bluey and Bingo for their first visit. They will be making personal appearances at regular intervals each day at the Ravenglass Museum. Remember to bring your cameras!

Pooley Bridge, CA10 2NN

Ullswater 'Steamers' Fish & Chip Cruise

Head to Pooley Bridge on the shores of beautiful Ullswater and hop aboard a cruise for a two-hour evening cruise with a fish & chip supper accompanied by musical entertainment from Pete Lashley. This cruise departs Pooley Bridge pier at 7 pm, returning at 9pm.

6th July 2024 | Departs/returns: Pooley Bridge pier, CA10 2NN

Ullswater 'Steamers' Birkett Trophy Cruise

Come and join our spectator cruise for the Ullswater Yacht Club’s biggest event of the year, the Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy race. Race commentary on board. You are welcome to bring your own picnic and our licensed bar will be open, so you can toast the celebrations in style! 12:00 - 3:00pm.

Ravenglass, CA18 1SW

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway - Pie & Mash!

Hop aboard the La'al Ratty for an evening train journey. Your ticket includes a return journey, beginning at Ravenglass station with pie and mash awaiting you at Dalegarth station. Please note that a diesel locomotive is used for this journey.

122A Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE

Brewery Arts Centre

World class cinema, live music, theatre and creativity in Kendal! Centrally located in the market town of Kendal, Brewery Arts offers an exciting programme of events including cinema, live music, comedy, theatre and dance, festivals - including the internationally renowned Kendal Mountain Festival.

Images of horse for Cartmel Races, Kendal Brewery Arts and Holker Hall courtesy of
Thanks to Jeff Ashton for the Birkett Trophy Cruise image.

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