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Upcoming Events Lake District

August 29, 2016 by Wayne

Popular upcoming events Lake District & Cumbria-


Thursday May 10th to Sunday May 13th – 2018

For four days in May the Keswick Jazz and Blues Festival is a major event held in the historic market town of Keswick, a stunning location within the majestic Lake District National Park, recently awarded World Heritage Status.

The Festival takes place at various selected venues throughout the town, all of which are within easy strolling distance of one another, this enables the visitor to enjoy everything Keswick has to offer, including an enticing array of hostelries and local shops

Details can be found at


The 22nd Keswick Beer Festival will take place on the 1st – 2nd June 2018 , tickets are on sale and selling fast go to  for details.

Great Beer Festival atmosphere both inside our huge marquee and outside on the wonderful green, green grass of Davidson Park, the home of Keswick Rugby Club, surely one of the most scenic rugby grounds in the country, under the watchful gaze of Skiddaw, the 4th highest mountain in England.

Keswick Mountain Festival 2018

Keswick Mountain Festival is your ultimate outdoors weekend, Friday 8th June to Sunday 10th June. Challenge yourself with a world class sporting event, get inspiration from top speakers Chrissie Wellington and Mark Beaumont, then finish it all off with two evenings of live music from Melanie C, Peter Hook & the Light and of course festival favourites the Peatbog Faeries. Details and tickets can be found at


The original British Wool Festival

Woolfest was founded to provide a showcase and a celebration of the best of wool and wool crafts. The event is all about creativity and design with beautiful quality, amazing colours and skilled craftsmanship. It is also a great day out and was recognised in 2012 when Woolfest won the Cumbria Tourism Event of the Year Award. Details at

     Woolfest 2018 will be on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd June from 10am. 

Mitchells Lakeland Livestock Centre |
Cockermouth | Cumbria | CA13 0QQ


A fantastic local event within walking distance of the town, although lots of parking on site. Stalls, fun fair, live stock classes as well as Cumbrian wrestling and the firm favourite terrier racing!!! Details at

Taste Cumbria 2018 at Cockermouth

Cockermouth Main Street and Market Place, 29th & 30th September 2018

There will be a fantastic food fair with all the sights and smells you’d expect at this very popular event. Main Street will be packed with giant marquees selling food, drink and lots of pretty things for your dinning table. There will also be a beer and fizz tent with live music from local musicians. Many of the independent businesses in Cockermouth will also join in the event, offering special offers, samples and competitions, making the town the perfect place to come and while away some autumn hours.

Details can be found at Tastecumbria





Every Saturday Keswick Street Market
Every Thursday Keswick Craft Market
Thursday and Saturday Whitehaven Market
Every Sunday Silloth Market & Car Boot Sale

Auctions & Sales @ Mitchells Cockermouth

General Household Sales
Thursday commencing at 9.30 am. Viewing the General Sale is every Wednesday from 2 pm – 7 pm and from 8.30 on the morning of sale.
Please note there is no General Sale when there is a Fine Art Sale.

Theatre by the Lake
A varied programme of plays and shows.
See website for details:


Get to know the fells and lakes by taking an accompanied ramble with experienced local leaders from April to October on various days of the week. Enjoy some hidden gems as well as the Lake District classics. More information and the full program is on the website: If you enjoy the company of a small group you are sure to find kindred spirits on these walks. Walks come in three grades so you can select one for your level.

The Kirkgate Centre

In terms of the arts the Kirkgate Centre in Cockermouth is where it all happens” – Cumbria Life

The Kirkgate was converted from the former derelict All Saints School through the hard work and help of local people, charities and businesses. It is Cockermouth’s main arts venue with an exhibition space and 125 seat theatre/cinema.
Managed and run entirely by volunteers and supported by over 200 members, it has a varied and exciting programme attracting many nationally acclaimed theatre groups and high quality musical events. The cinema group strives to show a wide range of films from the successful and popular to the less mainstream, notable and interesting films that international cinema has to offer.

The Kirkgate is located just off Cockermouth’s Market Place, only 2 minutes walk from the town centre.

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