Fabulous Festivals in the Lake District

Enjoy a blast of energy with our short film introducing the amazing line-up of annual festivals in the Lakes!

Discover the heart and soul of the Lakes!

The Lake District provides a beautiful backdrop for a fantastic line-up of festivals throughout the year. Ping into spring with a celebration of words, art, comedy and jazz, and then schmooze into summer with classical and contemporary musical delights. For art lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, autumn and winter bring more spectacular experiences, along with unmissable festival merriment served in true Cumbrian style.

Check out the impressive line-up of annual festivals celebrating culture that you can only experience in the Lake District… art, music, performance, film and much more!

// Spring Festivals in the Lake District

Lakes Ignite is set to return in 2018 – so watch this space!
Words by the Water, Keswick
Green Door Art Trail, various locations in Cumbria
Printfest, Ulverston
Freerange Comedy Festival, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
Keswick Jazz Festival, various locations in Keswick

// Summer Festivals in the Lake District

Woolfest, Cockermouth, Cumbria
Lake District Summer Music, various Lake District locations
Kendal Calling, Lowther Deer Park, Lake District

Potfest in the Park, Hutton-in-the-Forest, near Penrith, Cumbria

// Autumn & Winter Festivals in the Lake District

C-Art, various locations in Cumbria
Lakes Alive, various locations in Kendal & the wider Lake District National Park
Lakes International Comic Art Festival, various locations in Kendal
Kendal Mountain Festival, various locations in Kendal
Winter Droving, Penrith

// Lakes Ignite is set to return in 2018 – so watch this space!

Lakes Ignite 2016 reflected on the Lake District’s long and complex relationship with water in all its forms. Supported by United Utilities, the festival provided an eclectic celebration of artistic expression in its many forms, featuring a programme of outstanding contemporary art experiences inspired by the stunning Lake District landscape.