June in The Lakes: a month of festivals
24 May 2018
June in the Lake District spells several things: beautiful weather, stunning scenery and festivals galore! From the famous Keswick Mountain Festival on the shores of Derwentwater to Ulverston’s quirky street party, Another Fine Fest, there’s plenty to get stuck into throughout the month.
So whether you’re looking to sample the finest local tipples or enjoy an exciting evening of live music, here’s our round up of the top festivals taking place in the Lake District this June.
Keswick Beer Festival | 1st – 2nd June
Now in it’s 22nd year, the Keswick Beer Festival is famous for showcasing the best beers and ciders the Lake District has to offer. From the scenic grounds of Keswick Rugby Club, revellers can enjoy their favourite tipples and listen to fantastic live music from some of the region’s finest musicians. We can’t think of a better way to spend a sunny afternoon!
Country Fest | 2nd – 3rd June
A great day out for all the family, Country Fest celebrates local farming and the Cumbrian countryside. From the Food Festival and Food Theatre, offering plenty of local food and drink to try and buy, to the huge variety of family-friendly entertainment, including live music, stunt shows, vintage displays, and trade stands, this beloved festival really does have something for everyone.
Keswick Mountain Festival | 8th – 10th June
On the weekend of 8th – 10th, you and your loved ones can head to the Keswick Mountain Festival and try your hand at some exciting afternoon activities, listen to inspiring talks from top athletes, and while away the evenings listening to amazing live acts against the beautiful backdrop of Catbells. This year, there are plenty of exciting taster activities to try, including zorbing, bouldering, orienteering, and archery.
The Feel Good Festival | 8th – 10th June
As the name suggests, The Feel Good Festival focuses on health and happiness and features a unique range of exercise and meditation workshops for you to try. Naturally, there will be a selection of delicious foods to sample alongside a gin and Prosecco bar, and you’ll also find live music and entertainment, circus acts, a selection of pampering treatments and therapies, stand up paddleboarding sessions, and much more!
Another Fine Fest | 15th – 17th June
Another Fine Fest sees the streets of Ulverston erupt into a vibrant celebration involving live music, DJs, street theatre, live street art, and stand up comedy. Free to attend, the event is organised by the local community and is spread across two outdoor stages and multiple venues throughout the town. Expect lots of fun, laughter, and maybe even a world record attempt!
Ulverston Gin Festival | 22nd – 23rd June
The first festival of it’s kind to grace the southern Lake District town, the Ulverston Gin Festival is a unique tasting experience featuring over 120 gins, distillers’ master classes, and a DJ. There are afternoon and evening sessions taking place throughout the weekend, and tickets include entrance to the festival, a beautiful gin glass, and a booklet of tasting notes.
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