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What's On in the Lake District this weekend

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th March

We update this page every Monday, with new ideas for the following weekend. So if you live locally, or visit the Lake District at the weekend on a regular basis, don't forget to add it to your favourites.


Scroll down to find the event you are interested in, then follow our link to the organiser's web site

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Blackwell, the Arts and Craft House, Bowness

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th March

Katie Spragg Exhibition

Recognised as one of the country’s finest up-and-coming talents, Royal College of Art graduate, Katie Spragg combines clay with a range of processes including animation, illustration and installation. Her works aim to evoke a sense of wonder about being outside in nature.

The exhibition of ceramics at Blackwell will showcase eight new responses to the Arts and Crafts house and the surrounding landscape, alongside six existing works previously displayed by the Craft Council COLLECT at the Saatchi Gallery, Miami Art Week and the British Ceramic Biennial Award show.

For more information see the Blackwell web site here ....

Keswick (Theatre by the Lake)

9th - 18th March

Words by the Water Festival

Keswick's annual festival of literature and ideas, featuring a line-up of distinguished speakers and authors ready to challenge, enthral and enlighten everyone who comes to hear them in a packed series of events in both the theatre’s Main House and Studio.

For details of the programme, individual tickets and festival passes see the Theatre by the Lake web site here ...


Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th March

Marmalade Festival

Celebrate the glory that is marmalade in all its brilliance. There will be demonstrations, talks, fun exhibitions and shows that will inspire you, your family and friends to take the nation’s marmalade to your heart. For full details see the Marmalade Awards web site here.

Ambleside (Kelsick Centre)

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th March

Ambleside Spring Flower Show

Annual spring flower show plus cookery, handicrafts, floral art, refreshments.

Abott Hall Art Gallery, Kendal

Saturday 17th March

Tracing the Landscape:Cumbrian Farm Women

In collaboration with five Cumbrian farm women, Patricia MacKinnon-Day has developed a new multi-media art installation at Abbot Hall Art Gallery that explores Cumbrian communities.

For more details see the Abott Hall Web site here ...

The Armitt Museum, Ambleside

Saturday 17th March

Beatrix Potter - Image and Reality

If you think that Beatrix Potter was just an author, think again. The truth about this remarkable and highly talented lady is revealed in this exhibition. Told through her own words and images using material bequeathed by Beatrix Potter to the Armitt upon her death in 1943, the exhibition tells the story of her extraordinarily life. For more details, see the Armitt Web site here ...

Other stuff to enjoy

Check out attraction opening times here ...

A Winter Walk to the Lion and the Lamb

The Lion and the Lamb is one of the most iconic natural features in the Lakes. But is it all it appears to be, or is there more to this famous landmark than meets the eye? We take a closer look.

Fancy a walk. Get instructions for a wide range of Lake District Walks here

Coming Soon .........

Fancy a weekend in the Lakes some time soon?


Bowness on Windermere

Bowness Bay Blues Weekend

23rd - 25th March

A weekend of top quality music, played in a wide range of venues in and around Bowness Bay. From sizzling electric to mellow acoustic blues and foot-tapping R'n'B, there is something for everyone here. For details of who's on when and where, see the Bowness Bay Blues web site here ....

Keswick (Various Venues)

10th - 13th May

Jennings Keswick Jazz Festival

A four day celebration of jazz, with a glittering international line up. For details of programme and details of tickets, see the Theatre by the Lake Jazz Festival pages here



Check out the rest of our March What's ons here

Get April What's ons here

And don't forget - The fells never close. Get an up to date weather forecast here ...

Remember, wherever you go, respect the fells, and stay safe.


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At Rheged


Saturday 17th March


Cumbria Life Home and Garden Show

Childrens Activities

Peter Rabbit Mischief and Mayhem


  • I, Tonya (Bafta award winner)

For full details of times and prices of all events at Rheged , click here.

Sunday 18th March


Cumbria Life Home and Garden Show

Childrens Activities

Peter Rabbit Mischief and Mayhem


  • I, Tonya (Bafta award winner)

For full details of times and prices of all events at Rheged , click here. is a free website offering information about hotels, guest houses, attractions, activities and what's on in the Lake District National Park. For more information about Lakes -breaks .com click the about Lakes Breaks link above.