Things to do

Please have a look at the contents on the left, for information about different activities.

Local events

The website maintains a good calendar of local events. You can also look at the National Trust and Lake District National Park websites to find smaller and more regular events.

Running races organised throughout the year by Keswick AC and Borrowdale Fell Runners.

February: Keswick Film Festival

March: Words by the Water Festival (Theatre by the Lake in Keswick) - but not in 2023

May: Keswick Half Marathon

May: Keswick Jazz Festival

May: Fred Whitton Cycling Challenge

Keswick Mountain Festival (not in 2023)

June: Keswick Mountain Festival

June: Bassenthwaite Festival

June: Keswick Beer Festival

June: The Lakesman Triathlon (Ironman distance, Keswick)

June: Keswick Midsummer Festival

July: Keswick Convention

July: Derwent Water Regatta

August: Bassenthwaite Regatta

August: Keswick Agricultural Show

September: Borrowdale Shepherds’ Meet

October: Lakeland Monster Miles Adventure Cycle-Cross Sportive

November: Derwentwater 10 Mile Running Road Race

November: Maryport Literature Festival

Lakeland Trails Races

Theatre by the Lake programme

Keswick Lecture Series

High Terrain Events

Keswick Museum

Rheged Centre film and events programme, near Penrith

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