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 host a diverse range of fun and exciting events throughout the year. Attending events during your holiday provides a wonderful opportunity to engage with the local culture and community. It's a chance to take part in unique experiences and create lasting memories.

Did you know that Cumbria is the UK county with the most Michelin stars? In light of this, we take great pride in celebrating our exceptional culinary offerings, from local farmer’s markets to large-scale festivals. Notably is the World Marmalade Awards, which take place at nearby Dalemain.

The Lake District is a world-renowned destination for walking and hiking and hosts several festivals throughout the year that celebrate the landscape and great outdoors, such as the Keswick Mountain Festival.

Don't miss out on cultural events like the Winter Droving, a magical masquerade spectacle in Ullswater and Penrith!

Please check with the event organisers before attending to ensure the event is still taking place.

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Pizza nights at Waterfoot Park

Get ready to fire up your taste buds!

Calling all pizza lovers! Waterfoot Park is teaming up with Smoke and Steel to bring you a series of pizza nights this spring and summer. We can't wait to see you there!

Dalemain, Penrith, CA11 0HB

Events at Dalemain Historic Mansion

Nestled amidst beautiful gardens, Dalemain hosts a range of exciting events throughout the year. Notable is The World Marmalade Awards and Festival. Just down the road from the park, stop for coffee, enjoy lunch, a delicious afternoon tea or shop for all things marmalade!


Pooley Bridge Pier, Cumbria, CA10 2NN

Ullswater 'Steamers' Fish & Chip Supper Cruises

Due to popular demand, we're bringing back our two-hour evening cruise featuring a fish and chip supper and musical entertainment by Pete Lashley. The cruise sets sail at 7 pm and returns at 9 pm.

Saturday & Sunday 20th - 21st July, 10am to 4pm | Penrith CA11 0TG

Greystoke Castle | Medieval Re-enactment

A great day out for all the family! Watch exciting choreographed battles and combat, displays of ancient craftsmanship, with traditional music and elaborate costumes.

Held every Tuesday in Great Dockray car park, between 9am to 4pm

Penrith Tuesday Market

Known for its distinctive red sandstone buildings, the northern Cumbrian town of Penrith offers a variety of shops and eateries, plus, the Tuesday Market where shoppers can enjoy a variety of stalls from independent traders.


Market Square - Thursdays 08:00 to 16:30 | Saturdays 08:00 to 16:30

Keswick Market

Located in the heart of this pretty northern Lake District town, the popular Keswick Market attracts both locals & visitors alike. There's a wide selection of award-winning food, local produce, and handcrafted gifts.

Rheged Centre, Redhills Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0DQ


Rheged is a gallery, café, cinema, shopping venue, workplace and creative space on the edge of the Northern Lakes. Check out their website for further information and what's on guide.

Theatre by the Lake, Lakeside, Keswick CA12 5DJ

"Welcome to Theatre Made in Cumbria"

Arguably in one of the prettiest settings you'll find a theatre, the aptly named 'Theatre by the Lake' sets the scene for a host of theatre productions, films, festivals and talks. Keswick is approx. 25 minutes from Waterfoot, and the theatre itself is just a ten-minute walk from the town centre.

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, Ravenglass, CA18 1SW

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway - Pie & Mash!

Step aboard the La'al Ratty for an evening train ride through the beautiful landscape of the Western Lake District. Your ticket covers a round trip, starting at Ravenglass station, with pie and mash served upon arrival at Dalegarth station in Eskdale. Please note that a diesel locomotive is used for this journey.

November 7, 2024 - Glenridding, CA11 0US

Ullswater 'Steamers' Dawn Photography Cruise – Autumn Colours

Witness the magic of sunrise over one of England’s most beautiful lakes. Capture the serene Ullswater landscape bathed in warm hues—the perfect opportunity for photographers and nature lovers alike.

Many thanks to for the following images: 'Flora of the Fells', Penrith, Rheged, Keswick Market, aerial view of Keswick, Dalemain.

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