Lake District Local Events

Lake District

Find out about local events with our guide to the best stuff happening in your area.


Keswick Jazz & Blues Festival

9th to 12th May

Keswick is one of the most popular and active towns in the whole of the Lake District and there is a huge choice of events throughout the year. The Jazz & Blues Festival welcomes musical guests from across the world with a fabulous repertoire of New Orleans, Swing and Classic Jazz and Blues. This year promises to be another dazzler with top musicians including Jeff Barnhart, Spats Langham, Ray Gelato and many more!

Great North Swim

7th to 9th June 

Whether you’re a seasoned open water swimmer or have always wanted to give it a try, seeing the stunning surrounds of the Lake District from in the water is a truly fabulous experience. The Great North Swim takes place at Brockhole on Windermere and there are races ranging from a beginner- and family-friendly 250 metres to a challenging 10 kilometres for the most experienced swimmers.

The Cumberland Show

15th June

A true celebration of farming, food and countryside – both traditional and modern – The Cumberland Show is a fabulous event that will delight all ages. There are livestock classes judging the best in cattle, sheep, horses and poultry; vintage vehicle competitions; a craft marquee; a food hall; trade stands; and plenty of entertainment throughout the day.








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