The Lakes are brightening up and more outdoor events are in place this month alongside our evergreen assortment of music, theatre, and farmers’ markets. It’s a perfect time to spend a happy while roaming the Lake District sampling all there is to offer.
And what is there to offer? Well…
Marvel at the exhibits in the Holker Garden Festival 2016 – Fruday 3rd to Sunday 5th of June, Holker Hall, Cark-in-Cartmel.
Enjoy a pleasant walk and conversation with locals at Cartmel Walking for Health – every Tuesday, 10:45am at the entrance to Cartmel Racecourse.
Raise money for a local charity in the Morecambe Bay Hospitals Cross Bay Walk – Saturday 11th June, Arnside, 10:00am.
See the most beautiful plant life in stunning gardens with the Glorious Gardens Tour at Brockhole, at 2pm on the 15th and 29th of June at the Lake District Visitor Centre in Brockhole.
Over at RSPB Leighton Moss there’s a Binoculars and Telescopes Open Weekend for all you twitchers on the weekend of the 18th-19th of June between 10am to 4pm each day.
On Sunday the 26th June, Grange-Over-Sands host the biggest open-air arts and crafts festival in the Lake District, with over eighty stalls to browse. Prom Art 2016 runs from 10am to 4pm.
Stage & Sound
Moonfest at Kendal Rugby Club enters its tenth year; a one-day music festival with beer tent and entertainment for everyone, featuring local bands. Saturday 4th of June from noon onwards.
Cartmel Priory will be hosting organ concerts on the 6th and the 20th of June between 1:10 and 2pm.
Between Wednesday the 8th and Saturday the 18th the Ulverston International Music Festival is on. Held at Coronation Hall in Ulverston, the Festival is a must for fans of classical or jazz music.
Beginning on Thursday the 9th and with a run through to Saturday the 11th, Grange Drama will present the play Ladies Day at 7:30 nightly at Victoria Hall in Grange-Over-Sands.
Every Sunday at the Park Road Gardens Bandstand in Grange-Over-Sands you’ll be able to attend Sunday Band Concerts from a variety of bands. Performances are between 2 and 4pm.
Something a little more American in flavour in the 26th, as Jeni and Billy will perform Appalachian folk music with storytelling throughout at the St. Anne’s Church and Parish Hall in Ings. Doors open at 2:30pm.
Eating for Pleasure
Every Friday through the month the Arnside Country Market takes place between 9:30 and 11:30am in Arnside’s WI Hall. A perfect place to stock up on delicious food!
On Friday the 17th June the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Fish Supper will take place for the last time until September. Be at Ravenglass Station at 6pm for departure.
For those less excited by classic steam trains, the Cartmel Food Market takes place on the same day between 10am and 4pm in Unsworth’s Yard, Cartmel.
Kendal’s Farmer’s Market (organised by Made in Cumbria) takes place on Friday the 24th at Kendal Market Place between 9:30 and 3:30.
And lastly, that same evening, the Beech Hill Hotel in Windermere hosts a Champagne & Strawberries Evening with an entire menu built around champagne or strawberries. Book now for a fabulous evening.