Are you tired of the hustle and bustle of the city and just want to get away? The Lake District, also known as the Lakelands or the Lakes, is the perfect place for a year’s refresher. It is a mountainous expanse located in North Westland England, United Kingdom.
With lots of beautiful lakes, scenic paths, and fun activities, there is no shortage of interesting things to do in the Lake District. However, it is also a really good idea to plan your trip around the county shows and festivals that are held in the region. It would not only maximize your trip, but would also offer experiences that aren’t encountered in just any ordinary vacation.
Many of the noted shows and festivals are already finished come April, so the next prominent ones start again in June.
From June to August
For those who like beer, June has two beer festivals: the Boot Beer Festival and Keswick Beer Festival. They run around June 4th to the 7th.
For people who love animals and agriculture: The Appleby Horse Fair is held from June 4 to 10; the Cumberland County show is on June 6; and the Cockermout Woolfest is held from June 25 to 27.
July boasts of more fun activities like the Derwent Water Regatta wherein people may take advantage of the Lake District’s beautiful waters by kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, rowing, sailing, and even bathtub racing.
The Kendal Calling Music Festival starts from July 30 and lasts until August 2. Kendal Calling is an independent music festival that has won awards such as Best Small UK Festival in 2010 and 2011 and the Best Medium Festival in 2013.
Another music festival is held in the month of August from the 1st to the 14th: the Lake District Summer Music. Unlike Kendall Calling, the Lake District Summer Music features the likes of orchestra concerts, recitals, music theatre, jazz, pre-concert talks, vocal works, ballet, and opera.
If you like dogs, then the Rydal show held on August 13 and the Patterdale Dog Day on August 19 are perfect for you.
From September to November
An exhibition of the Lake Artists Society that began on the 25th of July commences on September 2. The exhibition is held annually and has been going on for over a 110 years. On September 11, the Kendall Torchlight Carnival is held to promote Kendall and its surrounding districts and highlight all that it has to offer.
From October 16 to 18, the Lakes International Comic Arts Festival is held. Graphic novel lovers and superhero comic enthusiasts will surely enjoy this international festival of awesome art as it offers them a chance to socialize with their fellow comic buffs.
November is when the Kendall Mountain Festival is held. It runs from November 19 to 22. The Kendall Mountain Festival is a unique fiesta that celebrates the mountains, the wilderness, and their culture. It aims to inspire people to enjoy these places and educate visitors about their beliefs through filmmaking.
There are really a lot of interesting activities to do and places to see in the beautiful Lake District so go ahead and camp in on one of the Lake District cottages and experience this magical, culturally rich place for yourself.