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Find Events in the Lake District

Find the most popular, unique and fascinating events the Lake District has to offer

Take part in an Easter egg hunt at a National Trust property or visit a traditional Cumbrian agricultural show. You can even get in the Christmas spirit at any number of seasonal Lakeland celebrations.

There will be plenty of choice of events in the Lake District, whatever time of year you visit. Our handy travel guide will give you inspiration regarding what’s on in the Lake District.

Discover music festivals like Kendall Calling, active events like the Grasmere Lakeland Sports Show or cultural offerings including Keswick Film Festival. Countless other events and festivals take place in the Lake District.

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    Grasmere Lakeland Sports and Show

    The Grasmere Lakeland Sports Show is a grand tradition in the Lakeland village, and has taken place annually since 1868. Visitors can expect to see a variety of sporting events, including Fell Running and Cumberland Wrestling.

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  • Kendal Calling

    This independent music festival takes place in the heart of the Lake District, at Lowther Deer Park. From humble beginnings, it has grown from a 900 to 25,000 capacity event and takes place over four days, offering a fantastic range of live music acts amongst a beautiful Cumbrian setting.

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    Keswick Film Festival

    Originating in 2000, the Keswick Film Festival is the perfect cinematic experience, offering a great balance between highly anticipated and under the radar titles, well known and brand new faces and a range of genres, with awards handed out to the best pictures.

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  • Keswick Mountain Festival

    This high octane festival takes place in the heart of the Lakes every June, and is one for those who love the outdoors and adventure. Take part in hiking, biking, canoeing, climbing, navigation training and much more.

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  • Westmorland County Show

    This agricultural event was founded in 1799 and is an annual tradition for the village of Westmorland. Guests can enjoy a variety of shows, including the spectacular Grand Parade, as well as enjoying crafts, shopping marquees, a food hall and theatre, livestock and equine competitions, plus much more.

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