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What's On in the Lake District in June

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Wrestling at Grasmere Sports, an event in the Lake DistrictWestomorland County Show, a traditonal county show in the Lake DistrictShowjumping at Hawkshead Show, a traditional show in the Lake District

Lake District Show & Festival Calendar

  You can also get information about local events here:-
Lake District Attraction
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Find out what's on next weekend

South Lakeland What's On guide


Events listing for the North Lakes


September National Park Authority events listing


October National Trust Events listing





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The Armitt Museum, Ambleside

All Month

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 ...

Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow


Lakeland Classic Car Club

The Lakeland Historic Car Club meet on the first Saturday of every month at the museum and Cafe Ambio. Everyone is welcome to attend whether you're an owner, enthusiast or just keen to see some great examples of some classic local cars. For more information about the Lakeland Motor Museum, click here

Keswick (Various Venues)

8th - 10th June

Keswick Mountain Festival

A huge programme of activities, world class speakers, sporting events and now with camping and live music in the evening, there is something for every adventurer at this year's Keswick Mountain Festival. For details of programme and details of tickets, see the Keswick Mountain Festival web site here


2nd June

Grasmere Gallop

Run by the National Trust, the gallop challenges runners to take to the hills around Grasmere and Rydal. There are two trail runs, 17 km and 10.5 km, and a 5.5 km Fun run, a Teddy dash for the young, and a 10 km Nordic Walk. Something for just about everyone, in fact. Runs start from the Sports Field. For details of how to take part, see the Grasmere Gallop Web site here ...

Crooklands Nr Kendal

2nd and 3rd June

Country Fest

Country Fest gives a real taste of the countryside, celebrating the quality and diversity of the superb independent food and drink producers and suppliers that abound in Cumbria and the North West. 

Alongside a full programme of talks and demonstrations, visitors can also learn where their food comes from; there will be a full programme of talks and demonstrations with a wide variety of trade stands.  There will be a wide range of children’s activities and entertainment, kites, pets corner and ‘Meet the Farmer’, sheep shearing demonstrations, music and dance, grow your own area, crafts, Beer Festival, Historic Cars, Vintage Marquee with a Companion Dog show on Saturday, Terrier show & racing on Sunday and Sheep Dog trials throughout the weekend.

For full details see the Country Fest web site here ....

Windermere (Low Wood Bay)

The Great North Swim

8th - 10th June

½ mile, 1 mile, 2 miles and 5km swims across Low Wood Bay. Different classes suitable for all abilities, from beginners to Olympic Champions. A smattering of celebrities also take part, so you never know who you'll meet. For full details of the event, see the Great North Swim Website here .....


7th - 17th June

Ulverston International Music Festival

17 events in the heart of Ulverston including workshops & master classes, debuts from new talent and performances from some of the finest musicians in the world. For full details, see the Ulverston International music festivel website here ....

Grasmere (Sports Field)

17th June

Lakes Charity Classic Car Show

Step back in time to an age when motoring was more about the car and less about the queues! Organised by Windermere & Ambleside Lions club in aid of the ‘Air Ambulances’ and Lions local charities, the Lakes Classic Vehicle Show is popular with locals and visitors alike. For more details, see our Lakes Charity Classic Car Show Page

Grange over Sands

Sunday 24th June

Prom Art

The third Prom Art event of the year. Grange over Sands promenade is transformed into an open air art gallery as local artists display and sell their work. For more details, see the prom art web site here ...

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