What's on in the Lake District

Julie Smith 07 January 2022

The Lake District hosts hundreds of world-famous cultural events and festivals. You can watch farmers show off their livestock, cooking and horticultural demonstrations, cyclists and runners racing up mountains, and live entertainment. These family-friendly events are a great way to experience the traditions that have shaped the Lake District’s history, landscape and economy.

Here’s a selection of what’s on in the Lake District in 2022 (please note that a number of events may not be taking place in 2022 due to Covid19 restrictions).

The North Lakes New Year Half Marathon

January 2022

February 2022

  • No events yet confirmed

March 2022

April 2022

  • No events yet confirmed

Image Pete Stuart

May 2022

Other events in May, dates TBC:

  • Food and Drink Festival
  • Muncaster CastleFestival of Fools, Muncaster Castle
  • Keswick Jazz & Blues Festival

June 2022

25th - 26th June: Keswick Midsummer Festival - a weekend of free events including Midsummer Rock Concert, Prom in the Park and Scruffs Fun Dog Show

Other events in June, dates TBC:

  • Boot Beer Festival, Eskdale
  • Lakes Classic Vehicle Show, Grasmere
  • Woolfest, Cockermouth
Image - North Media

July 2022

29th - 31st July: Potfest in the Park, Hutton-in-the-Forest

Other events in July, dates TBC:

  • King Pocky's Derwent Water Regatta
  • Cumbrian Steam Gathering

August 2022

29th August: The Keswick Show

Other events in August, dates TBC:

  • Rydal Sheepdog Trials and Hound Show
  • Hawkshead Show

September 2022

Other events in September, dates TBC:

  • Loweswater Show
  • Holker Chilli Fest
  • Westmorland County Show
  • Borrowdale Shepherds' Meet and Show
  • Keswick Half Marathon
  • Eskdale Show
  • Kendal Torchlight Carnival

October 2022

Other events in October, dates TBC:

  • Wasdale Head Show and Shepherd's Meet

kendal mountain festival

November 2022

17th - 20th November: Kendal Mountain Festival

Other events in November, dates TBC:

  • Ulverston Dickensian Christmas Festival
  • The World’s Biggest Liar, Santon Bridge Inn

December 2022

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Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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