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.

April is the month when events really start to pick up in the Lake District, especially with Easter weekend taking place from the 7th through the 10th. There are plenty of egg hunts and Easter craft sessions for the kids, but also a couple of beer festivals and the launch of Ten Thousand Daffodils at Lowther Castle.

The Lake District is brimming with daffodils at some point in the month of March, so it makes for a magical time to visit if you time your visit just right. There are also plenty of other events taking place, including some celebrations for all the mums out there on Mother's Day with fun-filled family days and blissful afternoon teas. 

February is a relatively peaceful and quiet time to visit the Lake District and whilst there are not a huge amount of special events taking place, there is still quite a bit to do. Whether you are after a warm museum, a pint by a cosy fireplace or fancy braving the weather for a quiet fell walk in the less touristy season, the Lake District is a welcome retreat for locals and visitors alike.

February is also the month of Half-Term for kids, so plenty attractions have put together activity sessions for kids and their families, including craft sessions, science experiments, tea parties with Peter Rabbit, playing with baby lambs and more. And, of course it is also Valentine's Day so many of the restaurants and pubs will be putting on special menus, including the gorgeous Gaddum as we discuss below.

In comparison to the hustle and bustle of December’s Christmas events, January is a much quieter time of the year to visit the Lake District in terms of events taking place. Many venues may decide to take a break and others may still be running but quietly recovering from their various Christmas grottos and New Year’s parties.

For those of you who don’t mind a bit of cooler weather, January is a wonderful time to visit as far less people are visiting, which means quieter attractions and also quieter fells for a more tranquil Lakes walking experience. Just remember to dress for the weather and start your adventures early as the sunrise in January is around 8.30am and sunset is approximately 4pm.