Events & Festivals In & Around Keswick

Events and Festivals In and Around Keswick

There are so many reasons to plan a break to the Lake District… made up of picturesque lakes, valleys, woodlands and fells, it is one of the best places in Britain to get out and experience the great outdoors. Whether your looking for a relaxing break, a leisurely bike ride, a full day out hiking across the hills, adrenaline activities or treating yourself to a little pampering, you’ll find something for everyone!

As well as relaxing and taking in the scenery there is also a variety of events and festivals that will keep you entertained… there is always something going on and over the last few years the number of events and festivals in and around the Keswick area has grown and is proving to be more and more popular.

Why not plan your break to the Lakes around one of these exciting events? At Lake District Hotels we have put together some great deals, call our Central Reservations team on 0800 840 1240 to check availability and prices or visit

To view all events that are taking place within our Lake District Hotels visit:

Keswick Half Marathon
3rd May
Keswick Half Marathon is said to be one of the most scenic half marathons in the country. The challenging course takes you around Derwentwater with an extra loop into the Newlands valley.

Keswick Jazz Festival
7th – 10th May
This is firmly established as Britain’s foremost celebration of traditional, New Orleans, Swing and mainstream jazz. This year promises to be a vintage one, with fabulous international guests, a galaxy of UK talent and many old favourites.

Keswick Mountain Festival
14th – 19th May
For an ultimate outdoor weekend, plan a visit to the Keswick Mountain Festival… it’s filled with outdoor activities, world class speakers, sporting events and live music in the evening- there is something for every adventurer.

Keswick Beer Festival
5th & 6th June
The 2015 Beer Festival will be the 19th Keswick Beer Festival, from humble beginnings in 1997 this event has grown into an event attracting nearly 6000 beer enthusiasts over the two day event.

Keswick Christian Convention
11th – 31st July
Every summer Keswick hosts a three-week Christian Convention, which attracts some 15,000 Christians from the UK and around the world.

Total Warrior
1st August
This 10k obstacle race of endless hills, rivers, mud (tonnes of it!), woodland and the rugged Lake District is challenging, awesome and inspiring – just like the Lakes.
People travel from all over the world to be here and participate.

Keswick Agricultural Show
31st August
Keswick show attracts a large number of competitors, exhibitors and spectators, it is also a great day out for the whole family.

Borrowdale Sheep Show
20th September
Borrowdale show attracts a large number of competitors, exhibitors and spectators, it is also a great day out for the whole family.

The Jennings Rivers Ride
27th September
The Rivers Ride reveals some of the UK’s finest scenery and cycling terrain from the heart of the Lake District all the way out to the Irish Sea. It’s a series of four bike rides which start and finish in Keswick.

Keswick Christmas Light Switch On

Keswick Victorian Fayre