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Visit the National Trust’s Lake District website for things to do in the outdoors all year round.

The list below only shows events for the forthcoming weeks. To search for events happening later click on the dates to access the calendar.

Lake District Hotels 4th Year of Summer Solstice Shenanigans

The Summer Solstice occurs once a year in the northern hemisphere, when the sun reaches its highest position in the sky, appearing to stand still, and then reverses direction after this day. Celebrated for centuries at prehistoric monuments, such as Stonehenge and Castlerigg Stone Circle, to mark the longest day of the year.

New adaptation of masterpiece Miss Julie coming soon to Theatre by the Lake

August Strindberg’s classic Miss Julie is given a new lease of life in a world premiere adaptation by renowned playwright Howard Brenton, which opens at Theatre by the Lake on 30 June and will run in rep until 3 November.

Flooded Bridge Link To Be Restored To Fitz Park, Keswick

An important pedestrian bridge link which was destroyed during Storm Desmond in December 2015 is due to be installed in Fitz Park, Keswick next week. With work to the access ramps and steps following on over the next month this will complete the restoration of the park following its devastation in the floods.

Inn on the Square celebrates 2nd birthday bash

Inn on the Square in Keswick, well known for its chic cocktail bar and award-winning Brossen Steakhouse, celebrated its 2nd birthday in style last week (Monday 12th June) with a party that welcomed over 30 local bed & breakfast owners, shop owners and suppliers. 

Irish Country Music Spreads Across Blencathra!

Threlkeld will be hosting its first Irish Country music event in June, when soloist Frank McCaffrey will be performing. 

Wordsworth House and Garden is Tourism Award Finalist

Cockermouth's Wordsworth House and Garden has been shortlisted for Cumbria Tourism's Visitor Attraction of the Year.

Despite suffering severe flooding in December 2015 as a result of Storm Desmond, poet William's birthplace and childhood home is a finalist, along with Mirehouse and Gardens at Bassenthwaite and Whitehaven's Beacon Museum. The winner will be announced on Wednesday 21 June.

Smash hit play Handbagged coming soon to Theatre by the Lake

The play imagines the weekly conversations between Margaret Thatcher and the Queen, and speculates what really happened behind closed palace doors when two of the most powerful women in the world clashed.

Honister Slate Mine transforms ‘tin shed’ into newly expanded shop

As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, Honister Slate Mine has transformed what was formerly a ‘tin shed’ into a revamped shop selling everything from handcrafted kitchenware, signage and bespoke jewellery to one-off creations made by a newly-recruited on-site sculptor.

Nominate a local hero to WIN dinner for two at the newly refurbished Lodore Falls Hotel

Cumbria is well known for its community spirit and for pulling together when times get tough, the county is full of extraordinary people that go out of their way for others on a daily basis, whose actions go unnoticed. One local hotel, is trying to help raise some recognition for these unsung heroes and wants to let people in our community know how important they are.

Life of a Mountain: BLENCATHRA The Exhibition

Working with Terry Abraham, Community Exhibition and Volunteer Co-ordinator Jenn Mattinson and the people of Threlkeld and Mungrisdale, Keswick Museum proudly presents a rich and visually stunning exhibition exploring the landscape, communities and heritage of Yan Magnificent Mountain; ‘the People’s Mountain’: BLENCATHRA.

Theatre by the Lake announce brand new season of visiting work

With rehearsals for the Summer Season in full swing, Theatre by the Lake is delighted to present their upcoming season of visiting work from some of the UK’s most innovative and exciting companies and artists. 

Visit Keswick the Lake District 2017 Guide

The Visit Keswick the Lake District 2017 Guide is now available to order online.

Keswick Museum's monthly lunchtime talks

On the first Thursday of every month, there is a FREE 30mins talk at the museum. 

Festivals and Events 2017

Festivals and Events 2017