July is a busy month in the Lake District in terms of events taking place with a variety of different agricultural shows, outdoor theatre performances, music festivals, and vintage cars.

Whilst it may not feel like spring weather-wise (much less summer), summer officially starts on the Thursday the 20th of June, so the Lake District is brimming with great summertime events for all the extra visitors flocking to the area on holidays. Most importantly, we have the first two agricultural shows of 2024 taking place, including Country Fest, Crooklands and the Cumberland Show with plenty more shows to follow later in the summer. There are also a couple of great beer festivals happening this month, along with the Grasmere Gallop, a classic car show, and plenty more!

Events are really starting to take off in the Lake District with plenty of activities happening in the Lake District this May, including the ever popular Keswick Mountain Festival.

Following all of those fun-filled Easter egg hunts and half-term activities, the Lake District continues to put on some great events in the month of April, including the famous Marmalade Festival at Dalemain, a food festival in Wigton, and another spectacular outdoor art display at Lowther Castle.

You will also want to keep a look out for the bluebells toward the end of the month and into early May. We list some of the best places to check them here and here. Be sure to keep to paths and keep your dogs on lead so as to preserve them for everyone to enjoy!

March brings the start of spring on Wednesday the 20th, as well as Mother’s Day on Sunday the 10th, and Easter weekend from Friday, 29th March to Monday, 1st April with plenty of activities happening throughout the month.

February is relatively quiet in the Lake District in terms of events, so we recommend taking advantage of the quiet fells by going on a Fell Walk, perhaps followed by lunch next to a roaring fireplace in one of the many cosy Lake District Pubs. Be sure to start early to make use of the daylight. And, if you're not a confident outdoors person, you should consider joining one of the many Guided Fell Walks, led by experienced locals who know the area inside and out!

January is quiet in the Lake District as some of the attractions take a break after the buzz of Christmas and re-open their doors in the spring. Be sure to check opening times of places you wish to check out in advance of your visit to avoid any disappointment. But, of course, not everything is closed and there is still plenty to do and see in January. You’re in the Lake District, after all, so be sure to take in the natural sights, which will be far quieter and peaceful in the winter months.

Ho ho ho! Christmas 2023 is upon us and there is no shortage of festive events taking place this December in the Lake District! 

There are plenty of great events taking place in the Lake District this November, including Guy Fawkes night, plenty of great Christmas light switch-on events and Christmas markets, as well as an autumn craft fair at Blackwell. Check out everything that's on in the Lake District this November 2023.

The Lake District has a great number of spooky events taking place this October for Halloween, as well as a beer festival, live music, an exhibition talk, a comic art festival, and the last of this year's agricultural festivals. Whilst the days are getting shorter and the weather is getting wetter, October is still a beautiful time to visit as the fells will be showing off their stunning autumnal colours. And, what a well deserved pint by the fireplace it will be after a rainy walk soaking in (literally!) Cumbria's autumn landscape.