Theatrical and musical performances, opportunities to get out and about, and opportunities to enjoy delicious food are the order of the day in the Lake District this July.
Music and Drama
The Grasmere players will be putting on The Rise and Fall of Little Voice in Grasmere Village Hall on the 6th -7th and the 13th-14th. Doors open at 8pm. Also on the 7th is the Deer’s Cry concert as part of the Choral Pilgrimage. This beautiful sacred music will be performed at 7:30pm at Carlisle Cathedral.
Every Sunday through into September at the Park Road Gardens Bandstand in Grange-over-Sands, there will be band concerts between 2 and 4pm. If wet, you can find them in the Victoria Hall.
On the 17th, the Royal Oak Inn at Cartmel will host its annual garden party with music, dancing and more. This is an all-day extravaganza!
Just a week later on the 23rd, the Castle Green Hotel in Kendal hosts a Summer Party of its own. With live music and food this one runs 7pm til late.
However, you might want to be in Windermere instead on the 23rd as the Beech Hill Hotel has a summer ball with champagne and jazz music and a delicious dinner.
Roaming the Lakes
On Tuesday the 5th July, the Lake District National Park Authority will be hosting a Discover Keswick Guided Walk. Moving at a leisurely pace it’s the perfect opportunity to get to know the area. Interested parties meet at the main entrance to the Theatre by the Lake at 10:30am.
Every Wednesday this month, at Bowness Pier 1, an evening cruise of Windermere with buffet and live music will set off at 7pm. A perfect way to experience the lake.
Every Tuesday at 11am, keen walkers congregate at Cartmel Racecourse to enjoy Cartmel Walking for Health. Make new friends and enjoy a wonderful part of the Lake District.
Another LDNP guided walk on the 15th has a slightly macabre tour to take you on; Coffins, Caves and Crags. You set off from the Tourist Information Centre in Ambleside at 10:30am.
On the 16th and 18th of July, Cartmel Racecourse hosts Barbecue Racedays. Don’t you deserve a day at the races?
There’s a Cross Bay Walk on the 17th from Arnside to Kents Bank, sponsored to help the Barrow Society for the Blind’s Vision Support Centre. Walking Morecambe Bay is a remarkable experience, and this is a chance to contribute to a good cause too.
Keep Lakeland traditions alive on the 24th with the Coniston Country Fair at Coniston Hall, from 11:50am onward. There’s something for everyone at a fair like this!
On the 30th and 31st will be the Cumbria Steam Gathering. Held at Cark Airfield near Flookburgh, this is truly something to behold!
Good Eating in the Lakes
Every Friday this month at the WI Hall in Arnside is the Arnside Country Market, running between 9:30 and 11:30am. It’s a perfect opportunity to browse for the best in local fare.
Saturday the 9th will see the monthly Orton Farmer’s Market in the Orton Village Hall. This one runs from 9am-2pm. Come for the cooking demonstrations, stay for the chocolate factory!
On Tuesdays from the 12th onward, Ullswater Steamers will host Cumbrian Fish Supper Cruises departing the Pooley Bridge Pier at 7pm.
The Cartmel Food Market at Unsworth’s Yard in Cartmel falls on Friday the 15th this month, between 10am and 4pm.
Sedbergh’s Artisan Market is on the 23rd between 9:30am and 3pm, held in Sedbergh Main Street. This is their fourth and biggest year!