10 Must Visit Events in July and August

Graham Hadaway - Monday, June 29, 2015

As Spring turns to Summer, the Lake District really comes to life with all kinds of fun and adventures on offer around the area.


Below we’ve collected 10 of the biggest and best events for our guests to enjoy. Which will you be visiting when you come to stay at one of our three luxurious locations?


Skelton Agricultural Show – 4th July

Based at Hutton-in-the-Forest, Skelton Show is one of the largest country village shows in the area, regularly pulling in crowds of 10,000 people annually.


The show has a large selection of events and over 100 trade stands.


A Day with Wordsworth’s Manuscripts – 11th July

One for the scholarly among you, this unique workshop opportunity at Grasmere’s famous Wordsworth Museum gives you privileged access to 200 year old manuscripts and first editions.


King Pocky's Derwentwater Regatta – 11-12th July

Returning for its third year of mayhem, this extraordinary event draws thousands of visitors down onto the shores of Derwentwater to get wet and wild.


The event offers a wide range of activities from larking around on the lake in a bathtub to kayak and rowing taster sessions plus traditional summer fair rides, stalls and competitions.


Summer Beer Festival – 16-19th July

One of the things the Lake District has become famous for over recent years is its craft breweries.


With over 70 beers being exhibited, all from independent innovative breweries, come and see what the fuss is about.


Lakes Chilli Festival – 18-19th July

For the hot-heads among you, the Lakes Chilli Festival offers the tastiest and spiciest chilli products from around the globe going hand in hand with a huge selection of ales and cocktails.

Coniston Country Fair – 19th July

Set on the stunning shores of Coniston Water, this traditional Lakeland show offers an insight into traditional Cumbrian life and entertainment.


Whether it’s fell-racing up Coniston Old Man, falconry displays, terrier racing, or Westmorland wrestling there’s something to entertain everyone.



Potfest in the Park – 24-26th July

If you’re looking for some unique gifts to take home after your stay with us, this is a great event to visit as it brings together some of the most creative clay makers from all over the UK and Europe.


Cumbria Steam Gathering – 25-26th July

Entering its 43rd year, this annual event brings together the country’s most spectacular steam engines, vintage commercial vehicles, classic cars, and motorcycles.



Kendal Calling – 30th July-2nd August

One of the biggest independent festivals in the UK, Kendal Calling has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2006.


This years festival is headlined by James, Elbow, and Snoop Dog.



Living History Week – 23-31st August

Set in the stunning grounds of Muncaster Castle, this event lets you live, eat and even fight in the past – from Vikings to War of the Roses, some of England’s most important events are brought to life for your entertainment.

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