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.

Summertime events are drawing to an end as the kids go back to school, however, September still has plenty of great events, including agricultural shows, food festivals, art exhibitions and plenty more where that came from.

The month of August is absolutely brimming with classic Cumbrian agricultural shows - so much so that we have put them in a handy table for you to peruse! There are also a couple of other summer festivals taking place, such as a classic car vehicle show, a family fun day at Muncaster Castle and a food festival featuring all things seafood.

There is plenty going on in the Lake District this July with loads of agricultural shows, summer festivals, outdoor theatre performances, and summer music festivals.

June is when the weather finally improves, so summer events in the Lake District really start to kick off, as people flock to the area on holiday. There are some fantastic beer festivals taking place, such as the ones in Boot & Keswick, classic car shows, and also the return of the country shows with the Cumberland Show & Westmorland Country Agricultural Society Country Fest kick-starting the season.

May in the Lake District is a gorgeous time to visit with the flowers in bloom and an average temperature of 17C/62F. It is also King Charles III’s royal coronation with plenty of events taking place in Cumbria. We provide some suggestions on where to find these celebratory events and also list ones that have already been advertised.