What’s On Lake District 2023

What’s On in the Lake District & Cumbria in 2023

Find what’s on in the Lake District & Cumbria today, this week, weekend, this month and next. Look forward to what’s on in the Lake District in 2023.

Browse our list of 2023 Lake District events below. Indoors or outdoors, there’s lots to do in the Lake District this year.
image of Keswick Mountain Festival on the shores of Derwentwater lake near Keswick in the Lake District

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Please follow the individual website links within each Lake District event page below to check the current status of the event. Some 2023 events will require booking in advance.

Browse all Lake District events below or use the Advanced Search below to filter by event type, date or location.

Monday, 8th May, 2023

Date/Time Event
08/05/2023


10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Unearthed, an installation by Amy Williams | Blackwell - the Arts and Crafts house
Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere

Tuesday, 9th May, 2023

Date/Time Event
09/05/2023

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Guided Walks or Scrambles with The Lakes Mountaineer – Mountains, Hills and Wainwrights
Ambleside, Ambleside
09/05/2023

9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Family Adventures with The Lakes Mountaineer
Langdale, Langdale
09/05/2023

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Unearthed, an installation by Amy Williams | Blackwell - the Arts and Crafts house
Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere

Wednesday, 10th May, 2023

Date/Time Event
10/05/2023

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Guided Walks or Scrambles with The Lakes Mountaineer – Mountains, Hills and Wainwrights
Ambleside, Ambleside
10/05/2023

9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Family Adventures with The Lakes Mountaineer
Langdale, Langdale
10/05/2023

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Introduction to Silk Painting | Workshop
Kendal, Kendal
10/05/2023

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Unearthed, an installation by Amy Williams | Blackwell - the Arts and Crafts house
Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere

Thursday, 11th May, 2023

Date/Time Event
11/05/2023

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Guided Walks or Scrambles with The Lakes Mountaineer – Mountains, Hills and Wainwrights
Ambleside, Ambleside
11/05/2023

9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Family Adventures with The Lakes Mountaineer
Langdale, Langdale
11/05/2023

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Unearthed, an installation by Amy Williams | Blackwell - the Arts and Crafts house
Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere

Friday, 12th May, 2023

Date/Time Event
12/05/2023

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Guided Walks or Scrambles with The Lakes Mountaineer – Mountains, Hills and Wainwrights
Ambleside, Ambleside
12/05/2023

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wood Engraving Course at Wordsworth Grasmere
Grasmere, Grasmere
12/05/2023

9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Family Adventures with The Lakes Mountaineer
Langdale, Langdale
12/05/2023

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Unearthed, an installation by Amy Williams | Blackwell - the Arts and Crafts house
Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere

Saturday, 13th May, 2023

Date/Time Event
13/05/2023

8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Keswick Market
Keswick, Keswick
13/05/2023

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Guided Walks or Scrambles with The Lakes Mountaineer – Mountains, Hills and Wainwrights
Ambleside, Ambleside
13/05/2023

9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Family Adventures with The Lakes Mountaineer
Langdale, Langdale
13/05/2023

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Unearthed, an installation by Amy Williams | Blackwell - the Arts and Crafts house
Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere
13/05/2023

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sunset Canoe (Inc. Steak Dinner) on Coniston Water
Coniston, Coniston

Sunday, 14th May, 2023

Date/Time Event
14/05/2023

8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cockermouth Indoor Sunday Market and Car Boot
Cockermouth, Cockermouth Cumbria
14/05/2023

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Guided Walks or Scrambles with The Lakes Mountaineer – Mountains, Hills and Wainwrights
Ambleside, Ambleside
14/05/2023

9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Family Adventures with The Lakes Mountaineer
Langdale, Langdale
14/05/2023

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Unearthed, an installation by Amy Williams | Blackwell - the Arts and Crafts house
Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere

Monday, 15th May, 2023

Date/Time Event
15/05/2023

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Guided Walks or Scrambles with The Lakes Mountaineer – Mountains, Hills and Wainwrights
Ambleside, Ambleside
15/05/2023

9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Family Adventures with The Lakes Mountaineer
Langdale, Langdale
15/05/2023

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Unearthed, an installation by Amy Williams | Blackwell - the Arts and Crafts house
Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere

Tuesday, 16th May, 2023

Date/Time Event
16/05/2023

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Guided Walks or Scrambles with The Lakes Mountaineer – Mountains, Hills and Wainwrights
Ambleside, Ambleside
16/05/2023

9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Family Adventures with The Lakes Mountaineer
Langdale, Langdale
16/05/2023

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Unearthed, an installation by Amy Williams | Blackwell - the Arts and Crafts house
Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere

Wednesday, 17th May, 2023

Date/Time Event
17/05/2023

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Guided Walks or Scrambles with The Lakes Mountaineer – Mountains, Hills and Wainwrights
Ambleside, Ambleside
17/05/2023

9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Family Adventures with The Lakes Mountaineer
Langdale, Langdale
17/05/2023

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Unearthed, an installation by Amy Williams | Blackwell - the Arts and Crafts house
Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere

Thursday, 18th May, 2023

Date/Time Event
18/05/2023

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Guided Walks or Scrambles with The Lakes Mountaineer – Mountains, Hills and Wainwrights
Ambleside, Ambleside
18/05/2023

9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Family Adventures with The Lakes Mountaineer
Langdale, Langdale
18/05/2023

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Unearthed, an installation by Amy Williams | Blackwell - the Arts and Crafts house
Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere

Friday, 19th May, 2023

Date/Time Event
19/05/2023

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Guided Walks or Scrambles with The Lakes Mountaineer – Mountains, Hills and Wainwrights
Ambleside, Ambleside
19/05/2023

9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Family Adventures with The Lakes Mountaineer
Langdale, Langdale
19/05/2023

9:30 am - 3:00 pm
The Esk Gorge – Extreme Ghyll Scrambling in Eskdale
Eskdale, Eskdale
19/05/2023

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Unearthed, an installation by Amy Williams | Blackwell - the Arts and Crafts house
Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere

Saturday, 20th May, 2023

Date/Time Event
20/05/2023

8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Keswick Market
Keswick, Keswick
20/05/2023

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Guided Walks or Scrambles with The Lakes Mountaineer – Mountains, Hills and Wainwrights
Ambleside, Ambleside
20/05/2023

9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Family Adventures with The Lakes Mountaineer
Langdale, Langdale
20/05/2023

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Unearthed, an installation by Amy Williams | Blackwell - the Arts and Crafts house
Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere

Sunday, 21st May, 2023

Date/Time Event
21/05/2023

8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cockermouth Indoor Sunday Market and Car Boot
Cockermouth, Cockermouth Cumbria
21/05/2023

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Guided Walks or Scrambles with The Lakes Mountaineer – Mountains, Hills and Wainwrights
Ambleside, Ambleside
21/05/2023

9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Family Adventures with The Lakes Mountaineer
Langdale, Langdale
21/05/2023

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Unearthed, an installation by Amy Williams | Blackwell - the Arts and Crafts house
Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere
21/05/2023

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
BGKT Open Meeting | Buddhist Group of Kendal
Kendal, Kendal

Monday, 22nd May, 2023

Date/Time Event
22/05/2023

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Guided Walks or Scrambles with The Lakes Mountaineer – Mountains, Hills and Wainwrights
Ambleside, Ambleside
22/05/2023

9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Family Adventures with The Lakes Mountaineer
Langdale, Langdale
22/05/2023

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Unearthed, an installation by Amy Williams | Blackwell - the Arts and Crafts house
Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere

Tuesday, 23rd May, 2023

Date/Time Event
23/05/2023

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Guided Walks or Scrambles with The Lakes Mountaineer – Mountains, Hills and Wainwrights
Ambleside, Ambleside
23/05/2023

9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Family Adventures with The Lakes Mountaineer
Langdale, Langdale
23/05/2023

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Unearthed, an installation by Amy Williams | Blackwell - the Arts and Crafts house
Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere
23/05/2023

7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
ABBA The Story
Ulverston, Ulverston

Wednesday, 24th May, 2023

Date/Time Event
24/05/2023

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Guided Walks or Scrambles with The Lakes Mountaineer – Mountains, Hills and Wainwrights
Ambleside, Ambleside
24/05/2023

9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Family Adventures with The Lakes Mountaineer
Langdale, Langdale
24/05/2023

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Unearthed, an installation by Amy Williams | Blackwell - the Arts and Crafts house
Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere
24/05/2023

7:30 pm
The Lost Spells | Theatre by the Lake
Keswick, Keswick
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The image at the head of the page is courtesy of Keswick Mountain Festival and shows the main stage at the 2019 event on the shores of Derwentwater. Usually held in May or June, the Keswick Mountain Festival 2022 dates are now confirmed as 20th – 22nd May 2022.

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