Saturday 27th August
Patterdale Dog Day - A small show ran on the Saturday of the August Bank Holiday weekend and is centred around an open sheep dog trials competition. As well as the dog trial there are many other attractions and shows to keep you entertained throughout the day.
Sunday 28th August
Grasmere Lakeland Sports and Show - One of the most popular traditional events in the English Lake District, participants compete in a variety of sports, including Cumberland Wrestling, Fell Running and Hound Trails.
Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th August
Lakes Alive - a new cultural festival for Cumbria in the theme of flight. Rediscover open spaces and hidden corners of Kendal as they are international artists through installation and performance.
Monday 29th August
Keswick Agricultural Show - The Keswick Agricultural Society was founded in 1860 and attracts a large number of competitors, exhibitors and spectators.
Thursday 1st September
Hill Top Showcase Tours - As part of our 150th Anniversary Celebrations in 2016, this unique after-hours tour is perfect for Beatrix Potter fans; it's a chance to have exclusive access to the house and get up close to items from the collection.
Saturday 3rd September
Chillswim at Coniston - Is a mass participation, fully supported swim the full 5.25 miles length of Coniston Water.
Sunday 4th September
Helvellyn Triathlon - One of the toughest triathlons in the world - Swim in crystal clear Ullswater, Cycle includes the infamous "Struggle" to the top of the Kirkstone Pass (1489ft) and then run and down Hellvellyn (3118ft)
Monday 5th September
Tour to Britain - Some of the world's top cyclists will compete in a stage from Carlisle to Kendal, taking in Pooley Bridge, Keswick, Cockermouth and Whinlatter Pass.
Thursday 8th September
Westmorland Show - The Westmorland County Show is one of the largest one day Shows in the Country and certainly one of the oldest, given that the Society was founded in 1799 and is still going from strength to strength 215 Shows later.
Thursday 8th September
Beatrix Potter's Landscape Cruise and Walk - A scenic and informational walk and talk through Monk Coniston estate to the iconic Tarn Hows, returning via Monk Coniston for afternoon tea before re-boarding the Gondola back to Coniston Pier. Booking is Essential
Saturday 10th - Sunday 25th September
Friday 16th & Saturday 17th September
Saturday & Sunday 25th September
Taste Cumbria at Cockermouth - With over 80 stalls, chef demonstrations and family fun, it really is the highlight of the Taste festival season. Main Street will be packed with stalls selling food, drink and lots of pretty things for your table. There’ll be gifts galore, and food to eat on the spot.
Friday 14th - Sunday 16th October
Lakes International Comic Art Festival - is the only one of its kind in the UK taking over the whole town of Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District, for a weekend. On his visit in 2013 internationally - renowned comic artists, Joe Sacco, said it was an "important moment in British comics".
Friday 28th - Saturday 29th October
Ghost Trains at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway - Back with more fiendish tricks than ever in 2016! Feeling brave? Travel the line in darkness and keep those eyes peeled for some of our fiendish friends! Travel on services all day, but make sure you reserve your special seat on the Ghost Train from Dalegarth.
Saturday 29th - Sunday 20th October
Kendal Wool Gathering - mixes demonstrations, fun activities and displays, all connected to the cloth on which the town’s wealth was built.
Saturday 5th November
Fireworks at Bitts Park, Carlisle
Thursday 17th - Sunday 20th November
Kendal Mountain Festival - The UK's premier mountain film festival. It is an award-winning and the most diverse event of its type in the world.
Saturday 19th November
Ambleside Lights Switch On - The annual Ambleside Christmas lights switch-on involves a Father Christmas cruise followed by a parade through the Lake District town at dusk, featuring hundreds of paper lanterns
Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th November
Ulverston Dickensian Festival - This is the seventeenth year of the Dickensian Christmas Festival, one of the most popular Dickensian Festival events in the country.
Thursday 1st - Saturday 24th December
Saturday 3rd - Thursday 22nd December
Santa Express at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway - Come and enjoy a magical journey on-board the 'Santa Express' to meet Father Christmas and explore his Dalegarth grotto.
Annual Country Shows
Saturday 3rd August: Gosforth Show
Wednesday 3rd August: Cartmel Show
Tuesday 9th August: Lunesdale Show
Thursday 11th August: Appleby Agricultural Show
Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August: Lowther Show
Sunday 21st August: Lakeland Country Fair, Torver
Tuesday 23rd August: Hawkshead Show
Saturday 27th August: Patterdale Dog Day
Saturday 27th August: Millom & Broughton Agricultural Show
Sunday 28th August: Grasmere Lakeland Sports and Show
Monday 29th August: Keswick Agricultural Show
Thursday 8th September: Westmorland County Show
Sunday 18th September: Borrowdale Shepherds' Meet and Show
Saturday 24th September: Eskdale Show
|Mon 1 - Wed 31 Aug||‘Marvellous Minibeasts’ family trail at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve|
|Thu 25 Aug||Antique & Collectors Fair at Pooley Bridge|
|Thu 25 Aug||Archery at Ullswater Holiday Park|
|Sat 20 - Sun 28 Aug||Art @ Blindcrake at Keswick|
|Sat 12 Mar - Sun 30 Oct||Beatrix Potter: Romance and Realism at Beatrix Potter Gallery|
|Thu 11 Aug - Sun 9 Oct||Channelling Ruskin Exhibition at Brantwood, Home of John Ruskin|
|Fri 29 Jul - Sun 4 Sep||Chris Keenan: "stuff i live with; stuff i love" at Blackwell, The Arts & Craft House|
|Thu 25 Aug||Dial M for Murder at Theatre by the Lake|
|Sat 20 Aug - Sun 4 Sep||Doremifasolasido at Florence Mine Arts Centre|
|Thu 25 - Fri 26 Aug||Elektra at Theatre by the|