For anyone planning their summer adventures, there are plenty of events taking place here in Cumbria – from live music to family fun.

Head to Maryport for food festival ‘Taste of the Sea: Maryport’, which takes place over the weekend of August 12-13. There’ll be plenty for all to enjoy, including a producers’ market, live music, cooking demonstrations, fairground rides, and plenty more. 
In Carlisle, the Summer International Market (August 24-28) brings an array of global treats to the city centre, with arts and crafts, street food, and continental delicacies all on offer.
Why not shop local at one of the several markets which take place throughout the summer months? In Sedbergh, the popular artisan markets take place on a monthly basis (August 26 and September 16). 
In Kirkby Lonsdale, the weekly Charter Market is held every Thursday from 9am. Located in the town centre, visit for stalls selling everything from local produce to plants and jewellery. 
Celebrate summer with seasonal events for all to enjoy. Cartmel Races sees out its 2023 season over the August bank holiday weekend, with racing on August 26 and 28. 
Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere; there’s also a funfair, resident DJ, and easy access to Cartmel village for a day spent exploring. 
At Kendal’s Brewery Arts, the lively Summer Sundays are in full swing. Held every Sunday until September 3, each weekend sees a different band perform in their beer garden; entry is free.
There’s plenty on for families across the county, too. At Muncaster Castle, Bee Fest (August 19) is a family music festival and fun day on the castle lawns. Expect activities and entertainment, with local and national tribute acts, local craft stalls, a fun fair and inflatable play park. 
In Windermere, see a 10sqm replica of the Lake District made from Lego bricks. Built by artist Jon Tordoff, it’s on display at the Windermere Jetty Museum until October. 
Nearby, celebrate Peter Rabbit’s birthday at the World of Beatrix Potter attraction. Happy Birthday Peter Rabbit is a family-friendly theatre show for kids and grown-ups alike.
The National Trust’s ‘Summer of Play’ sees activities like lawn games, wildlife trails, canoe tours and more take place at properties across Cumbria – from Whitehaven’s coast to Penrith’s Acorn Bank. They’re free for National Trust members and take place throughout the summer holidays.
Head to to see what’s on in Cumbria this summer.