Events in Cumbria
From marmalade festivals to long distance swims
We’ve spent time curating a list of local events in Cumbria, so you can strike out for Lakeland adventures, and visit exhibitions, outdoor theatres and sporting events, no matter the time of year.
Lego Art Exhibition
From 1 July until 8 October
A ten square metre long replica of the Lake District, built by artist Jon Tordoff out of Lego bricks. The model comprises of 200,000 pieces and spans 60 boards.
Theatre by the lake
Musicals, comedy, beer festivals, screenings, opera and a unique setting. Theatre by the Lake has a rich line-up of events taking place this year.
Rheged: film, café, creative space, gallery
Throughout the year, the Rheged centre screens unusual productions, from West End theatre live from London, to independent film. Discover latest exhibitions, art from Cumbria and much more.
‘Words on Wednesdays’
One Wednesday a month
Monthly evening events at the local bookshop in Pooley Bridge, hear from writers and poets, great and small. Who will be speaking during your stay?
Thursday 27 – Sunday 30 July 2023
The Lake District festival set in the Deer park at Lowther estate. With 250 artists set across 13 stages. Headline acts last year include the Stereophonics, Supergrass and The Streets.
Lakeland Fell & Trail Run
Saturday 19 August
A scenic route across Askham Fell and the Lowther Valley, a 13 mile route with 14000ft of ascent. For registration and route details use the link below.
Lake District Summer Music Festival
Throughout July and August
See, hear and experience the finest classical music across the Lake District. Events take place in various locations. The full line-up is released in May.
Saturday 9 September
The ultimate triathlon event, watch the event from the lake shore or register to take part. Over 150 participants will be involved. SUP lessons and SUP yoga lessons are included in the ticket price.
Cumbria dark skies festival
A selection of night time events in the wilds of Cumbria, get closer to nature, appreciate the dark skies above you. The festival takes place annually in November. Full programme coming soon…