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Lake District Events 2014
If you're stuck for things to do when you visit the Lakes, or want some help planning your stay, we've listed some of the key events taking place over the next few months.
If you need any further help planning your trip, or want to make your stay extra special, just let us know and we'll do our best to help.
Brantwood Concert Series |Coniston| 15th March 2014
Brantwood near Coniston is presenting its 13th annual classical music concert series. The performances take place in the Drawing Room and 15th March presents an opportunity to see the Erato Piano Trio – Yuri Kalnits (violin), Julia Morneweg (cello) and Irina Botan (piano).
The programme includes Haydn, Ravel and Brahms.
Tickets are £15 (pre-booking required). Performances run from 7.00 – 9.00pm. Tickets include a glass of wine of a soft drink which will be served during the interval.
For further information visit www.brantwood.org.uk/events.htm
Made in Cumbria Farmers' Market | Kendal| 28th March 2014
Kendal’s market is the oldest known in Cumbria and the Lake District. Each month a vibrant farmers’ market is held in Market Place.
This is your opportunity to shop for the very best in local foods and produce.
The market runs from 9.30am – 3.30pm.
For more information visit www.madeincumbria.co.uk/whatson_details.asp?id=8
Kendal Festival of Food | Kendal | 29th & 30th March 2014
This is a two day celebration of food and drink right here in the Lake District. A chance to experience the very best that the region has to offer, including artisans, producers, world class chefs and fresh new talent.
The 2014 Festival sees the launch of England’s North Country Food Market – with 80 of the region’s finest producers this is much more than a farmers’ market.
From tastings to talks, demonstrations to pop up restaurants, this a great day out for the whole family.
Damson Day Country Fair | Kendal | 12th April 2014
A great day out for the whole family to celebrate the arrival of spring in Westmorland.
Local crafts, entertainment and refreshments available.
Admission is £6 for adults, £2.40 for children or a family ticket is £15.
For more information visit www.lythdamsons.org.uk/index.html
Bowness Bay Blues Festival | Bowness | 11th - 13th April 2014
This is the third Bowness Blues Festival showcasing the very best in blues music in various venues in and around Bowness-on-Windermere.
Headline acts include Marcus Bonfanti, Sean Webster and Midnight Train.
For more information visit www.bownessbayblues.co.uk/
Freerange Comedy Festival | Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal | 12th – 18th May 2014
A fantastic line up of some of the UK’s best comedians, including Omid Djalili (12th May), Lucy Porter (14th May) and Hal Cruttenden (17th May). There’s even comedy for the kids.
For more information visit www.breweryarts.co.uk/comedy
Ulverston WalkFest | Ulverston | 26th April - 5th May
Various guided walks and talks in and around Ulverston. In 2013 over 300 people took part in the 10 day event, and the general consensus was that it had been a resounding success.
The festival includes a number of historical walks as well as a programme of evening events.
For more information visit www.ulverstonwalkfest.co.uk/
Brathay Windermere Marathon | Windermere | 18th May 2014
Stunning scenery. But a very challenging 26.2 mile race right around Lake Windermere.
Spectators, supporters and visitors to the area are invited to the Family Fun Day at the Brathay Hall Estate to enjoy a range of entertainment, activities and refreshments.
For more information visit www.brathaywindermeremarathon.org.uk/
Country Fest | Westmorland County Showground, Crooklands | 31st May to 1st June
Get a real taste of the countryside at Country Fest in Crooklands. There’s a full programme of talks and demonstrations, as well as some of the region’s superb independent food and drink producers and suppliers.
There’s a wide range of activities and entertainment, including music and dance, historic cars and a beer festival.
For more information visit www.westmorlandshow.co.uk/country_fest_information.html
Grasmere Gallop | Grasmere | 7th June 2014
A fantastic chance to enjoy some of England’s finest scenery – while running! And your entry fee will be invested right back into looking after this world-famous landscape.
Of course, for those less competitive amongst us, there’s always the Fun Run!
For more information visit www.grasmeregallop.co.uk/
The Great North Swim | Windermere | 13th – 15th June 2013
This is the UK’s biggest open water swimming event and is set in the stunning location of the Low Wood Marina in Windermere. It’s now in its 7th year and swimmers of all abilities take part, braving the chilly waters of Britain’s longest lake.
There are four different distances, including a half-mile course that's suitable for beginners and young people aged 12 and over, plus one mile and two mile distances, as well as the 5k swim for the more experienced swimmer amongst us.
For more information visit www.greatswim.org/Events/great-north-swim
Holker Garden Festival | Holker Hall | 30th May to 1st June 2014
An opportunity to see the very best of gardening, countryside, food and crafts. This three day extravaganza in the grounds of Holker Hall is fantastic fun for the whole family.
For more information visit www.holkerfestival.co.uk/