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What's On in the Lake District in March

Photographs copyright of (left to right) Martin Rushton, Eric Worsley, Martin Rushton

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:-
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Find out what's on next weekend

South Lakeland What's On guide


August 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 ...

Blackwell, the Arts and Craft House, Bowness

All month

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 ....

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 (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 ...

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 ....


17th and 18th

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)

17th and 18th

Ambleside Spring Flower Show

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