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What’s On In The Lake District this August Bank Holiday

Events in the Lake District this Bank Holiday

· Hiking,Attractions,Family,Food and Drink,Outdoors

Are you coming to the Lake district this August bank holiday? If not, you’re missing out on some spectacular events; family fun-days; guided walks, and much more goings on. What's more, it's looking like the sun will be shining in the Lakes this August Bank Holiday weekend!

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Here are a few of our top event suggestions for folks visiting the lake District this August Bank Holiday:

Keswick Agricultural Show– Mon 26th August

Enjoy a full day of family entertainment; including show ponies, horses, sheepdogs, wrestling display, fell race, sheep clipping, and terrier racing.

A cow at Keswick agricultural fair over August bank holiday in the lake district

Race The Tide– Sat 24th August

Runners of any ability are challenged to race the tide. This exciting race “follows a 10k wild, natural route where you will be pushed to your limits to complete obstacles, crawl through mud, wade and swim through rivers and scramble to the top of wooded hillsides.”

The race starts and finishes at Muncaster Castle, who are also providing a celebratory hog roast and ceilidh to top off a fun day of racing.

Everyone is welcome, at Alpkit’s BBQ and swim on the shores of Grasmere. The day includes a BBQ on the beach, and plenty of swimming in Grasmere lake!

Holker Hall Plant Fair and food market – Sun 25th Aug

Enjoy an eclectic display of unusual plants; from herbaceous to shrubbery, autumn blooms to spring flowering bulbs. You can also delight the taste-buds at the well-established ‘Holker Food Market’, which offers a variety of fresh, local and regional food and drink. “Meet the artisan producers and get some fabulous recipe ideas to tickle your taste buds.”

This Bank Holiday weekend, award-winning stand-up comedian Dave Johns presents his brand-new stand-up show, ‘From Byker to the Baftas’. Best known for his critically acclaimed breakthrough performance in Ken Loach’s 2016 film ‘I Daniel Blake’, the comedian-come-film-star will be putting in a much sought-after appearance at Theatre by the Lake… so grab your tickets soon!

There are always lots of events and activities happening in the National Park. This Bank Holiday Weekend, celebrate local wildlife and scenery with some fabulous family days out and high-fell hikes.

Guided walks over the weekend include: Coniston Old Man, Bowness, Blencathra, High Spy, and even a beginners navigation course. Click the link above to book on to one of these fantastic group activities!

august bank holiday guided walks in the lake district, a group of walkers

Carlisle Collective Fringe - Fri 23 - Sun 25 August

A fabulous collection of local artists. Comprising of a wide range of entertainment; from live music and theatre, to stand-up; workshops, and even fascinating lectures- there’s plenty to get your creative juices flowing at the Carlisle Fringe this August Bank Holiday in the Lake District.

Creating Joy festival at Newby Bridge - Fri 23 - Mon 26 August

Creating Joy is a weekend of creativity, community and joy. “It’s some seriously high-vibing stuff”

This weekend festival is a celebration of joy- set in a beautiful woodland near Newby Bridge. It is a workshop-based weekend with over 20 workshops to choose from. 3 nights free camping is included, so you can fully immerse yourself in the beautiful sounds of the birds, laughter, singing, and drumming, surrounded by like-minded folk.