What’s On in May What’s On in May

What’s On in May

May begins and the seasons change; in the Lake District, as the weather warms up, the opportunities to get out and about grows.

Traditions are maintained in grand style in the month of may. On top of that is the typical wonderful music and delicious food from the various markets – and much more.

Let’s see what’s in store…

The Taste of the Lakes

Browse the stalls and come away with something delicious from the Arnside Country Market – Every Friday, 9:30-11:30am, WI Hall, Arnside

Pick up something special for a Saturday picnic at the Made in Cumbria Farmers’ Market – Friday 6th May, 9:30 – 3:30pm, Carlisle

There’s nothing better than fish and chips served in a beautiful old steam train. Don’t believe us? Try a Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Fish Supper – Friday 13th May, 6pm, Ravenglass Station, Ravenglass

Stock up for a scrumptious weekend with the Orton Farmers’ Market – Saturday 14th May, 9:00 – 2:00pm, Orton, Nr Penrith

The Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding is nationally famous for a reason. Treat yourself at the Cartmel Food Market – Friday 20th May, 10:00 – 4:00pm, Unsworth’s Yard, Cartmel

End the month right with plenty of delicious local treats from the Kendal Made in Cumbria Farmers’ Market – Friday 27th May, 9:30 – 3:30pm, Kendal Market Place, Kendal

Lakeside Traditions

There’s a wonderful lunchtime musical experience to be had at this month’s Cartmel Priory Organ Concert – Monday 2nd May, 1:10 – 2:00pm, Cartmel Priory, Cartmel

A beautiful evening out with traditional music and song can be had at the Ambleside Choral Society Concert – Saturday 7th May, 7:30pm, Ambleside Parish Church

Spectators are more than welcome to watch iconic Lakelands creations restored. Show up early for the Dry Stone Walling Competition – Saturday 7th May, 9:00 – 4:00pm, Mazon Wath, Little Asby nr Orton

Anyone with a green finger won’t want to miss the Glorious Gardens Tour at Brockhole – Wednesday 11th May, 2:00pm, Lake District Visitor Centre, Brockhole, Windermere

The annual concert from the Flookburgh Band and Houghton Weavers falls in May and is not to be missed! – Saturday 14th May, 7:30pm, Victoria Hall, Grange-over-Sands

Something very special with a rare chance to hear a classic Wurlitzer play. Take some time at lunch for the Royalty Lunchtime Wurlitzer Organ Concert – Tuesday 17th May, 12:30pm, Royalty Cinema, Bowness-on-Windermere

Steam engines, vintage tractors, classic cars, and a model tent for small and big kids alike will all be there at the Vintage Metal Club’s Annual Rally – A Bit of a Do – Saturday 21st-Sunday 22nd May, from 9:30am, Greenlands Farm Nr Carnforth

It’s never too late to pick up a new hobby! You’ll find something to fascinate you at the Traditional Cumbrian Craft Weekend – Saturday 21st-Sunday 22nd May, 10:30-4:30pm, Priest’s Mill, Caldbeck

Beautiful birds in a beautiful part of the world – the RSPB Binoculars and Telescopes Open Weekend is not to be missed! – Saturday 28th-Monday 30th May, 10:00-4:00pm, RSPB Leighton Moss, Nr Milnthorpe

Fun for all the family at the annual Cartmel Races Spring Meeting. Entertainment starts at 10, but it’s always a great day out – Monday 30th May, from 10am, Cartmel Racecourse, Cartmel

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