As a popular destination, the Lakes is a hive of activity throughout the summer months with great days out for all the family or if you just fancy an ice cream & chippy tea by the lake then this is the perfect time to enjoy long summer evenings and hopefully some warm weather.


Sunday 7th July-Langdale Gala

Walthwaite Meadow, Chapel Stile beginning at noon. Traditional Lakeland day out featuring fell racing, sheep shearing and plenty to do for the kids, a great family day out.

Thursday 20 to Saturday 22 July - Northern Craft Beer Festival - Staveley

In summer we cover a fair bit of the Mill Yard with a marquee and get a bar in there. It’s a family affair... kids, dogs, babes in arms, great grandmas, all are welcome. Food all day, live music, great beer, good craic, and no tickets – we don’t charge entry.

Sunday 22 July - Coniston Country Fair

Set in a stunning setting on the shores of Coniston Water, Coniston Country Fair is a traditional Lakeland Show. Offering visitors an enthralling insight into traditional Cumbrian Life. The show attracts thousands of visitors and locals alike each year and there is something for everyone with shows for Fell Foxhounds, Terriers, Beagles and Lurchers. Farming is represented with shows for Herdwick Sheep and Sheepdogs as well as traditional Cumbrian Walking Sticks.

Wednesday 25 July - Ulverston and North Lonsdale Agricultural Show

The traditional agricultural show held in Urswick Village – something for all the family to enjoy.

Showground: Longrigg Farm, Urswick, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0PR

Thursday 26 July - Ambleside Sports

A traditional Lakeland Day out featuring; Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling, Guides Races & the Rydal Round Fell Race where super-fit competitors pit their stamina and courage against a gruelling ascent and heart-stopping descent of the fells and also Hound Trailing. When you feel like a break from the sporting events why not take a stroll around the stadium. You will find children rides, a wonderful selection of trade stands and interesting small local businesses in the Craft Marquee. When you are feeling hungry or thirsty, there is a food court with many different types of food on offer. Plenty to choose from and we have an excellent Beer Tent which features a very popular Pimm’s Bar.

Saturday 28 July to Sunday 29 July - Cumbria Steam Gathering

The finest examples of preserved vehicles and machinery, we have this year introduced an additional class for working industrial equipment and we are looking forward to some impressive muck shifting demonstrations over the weekend as well as the usual cultivation, haymaking and wood sawing activities (all weather permitting). Other attractions include the spectacular kite flying display arranged by Smile Factor 10, everybody`s favourite, the Pantonic All Stars Steel Band and, after a successful debut despite the weather in 2018, the Vintage Village Tea Room where visitors can have a nice sit-down, a cup of tea and a cake.

Saturday 28 July to Friday 10 August - Lake District Summer Music International Festival

Our annual festivals will present diverse and varied programmes performed by international musicians and ensembles, many of whom we bring to the area for the first time.

Cumbria's inspiring landscape adds an incomparable dimension to our festival. Venues include the atmospheric historic churches and halls found in the region's villages and towns. LDSM will foster the benefits our events bring to these communities.