Keswick Events 2017

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FEBRUARY

16th FEBRUARY - 19th FEBRUARY - THE 18TH KESWICK FILM FESTIVAL


MARCH

3th - 12th MARCH - WORDS BY THE WATER LITERATURE FESTIVAL


APRIL

2ND APRIL - BUTTERMERE 10 TRAIL RUN

30TH APRIL - KESWICK HALF MARATHON


MAY

11th -14th MAY - JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL
The four day festival will once again bring together many of the world’s finest exponents of mainstream and traditional jazz. Impressive international acts will rub shoulders with a glittering array of Britain’s top jazz musicians. The programme will see over 100 jazz events hosted by a dozen different venues, all covered by the festival’s pass.

6TH MAY - KESWICK TO BARROW WALK

JUNE

2nd - 3rd JUNE - BASSENTHWAITE FESTIVAL

2nd - 3rd JUNE - THE 21st KESWICK BEER FESTIVAL
The 2017 event will be the 21st Keswick Beer Festival. From humble beginnings in 1997 the festival has grown into an event attracting nearly 6000 beer enthusiast over two days. Over 250 barrels of beer, lager and cider will be available to sample and live bands will provide the entertainment.

8th - 11th JUNE - KESWICK MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL

18th JUNE - THE LAKESMAN TRIATHLON


JULY

8th - 9th JULY - DERWENTWATER REGATTA
Derwent Water Regatta was started by the eccentric landowner Joseph Pocklington (alias King Pocky) in the 1790s and has now been revived. A weekend of mayhem and madness afloat, with the chance to climb aboard in a variety of races on Derwentwater.

13th JULY - 4th AUGUST - KESWICK CHRISTIAN CONVENTION
Keswick Ministries organise the annual Keswick Convention, which has been taking place since 1875. It offers something for everyone – life changing bible teaching, worship and fellowship,
with separate Kids and Youth programmes, all combined with the chance to relax and enjoy the wonder of the Lake District.


AUGUST


5th August - 13th AUGUST - BASSENTHWAITE REGATTA
Bassenthwaite’s annual Regatta Week offers wonderful sailing in a great family environment and in a setting of unrivalled natural beauty. Bass week is a family regatta which ranks amongst the most popular open events in the north of England.


SEPTEMBER

2nd SEPTEMBER - DERWENTWATER TRAIL RACE
Now in its 9th year, the 15km Derwentwater Trail (Race and Challenge) follow well marked and marshalled courses through some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the Lake District. The route takes in panoramic views of Derwentwater, the surrounding peaks of the Skiddaw and Blencathra range, and the northern lakeland fells. A shorter distance 10km takes place in the
morning, for those wanting a shorter option.


9th SEPTEMBER - BUTTERMERE TRIATHLON

Swim Buttermere Lake, cycle up the challenging gradients of Whinlatter and Honister passes, run the trails around the beautiful shores of Crummock Water. This triathlon is possibly the most scenic in Britain, set amidst the stunning backdrop of the Lake District mountains in the iconic location of Buttermere. http://www.highterrainevents.co.uk/18.html


11th SEPTEMBER - BUTTERMERE OPEN WATER SWIM

10k and 5k. Based from the north western shore, the swim will be in Buttermere Lake, with it's crystal clear water this is one of the cleanest lakes in the country. Set amidst a spectacular backdrop of dramatic fells, forest and waterfalls. http://www.highterrainevents.co.uk/19.html

18th SEPTEMBER - BORROWDALE SHEPHERD’S MEET
A traditional local show featuring sheep shows, dog shows, crafts and stalls, fell races and more!


OCTOBER

16th OCTOBER - LAKELAND MONSTER MILES

Cycling Weekly's Lakeland Monster Miles adventure cross is a non-competitive event that is ideal for cyclo-cross or mountain bikes, it features a mixture of on and off-road terrain that offers something different to the seasoned road sportive rider.

The Lake District route, starting and finishing in Keswick, is both picturesque and challenging, offering something for everyone. The route is a mix of bridleways,flowing trails, tracks and minor mainly traffic free lanes showing off the full range of what the Lakes have to offer and circumnavigating the Skiddaw Massif.




NOVEMBER

5th NOVEMBER - DERWENTWATER TEN
A spectacular 10 mile road race run clockwise round Derwentwater. Undulating rather than hilly this course is one of the most scenic road races in the country especially at this time of year when the Autumn colours are at their peak.

5th NOVEMBER - THE VINTAGE SPORTS CAR CLUB LAKELAND TRIALS
The Vintage Sports – Car Club – for people with cars built before 1931 – holds its hugely popular Lakeland Trials event with a 10am start. Over 100 vintage sports cars from the 1920’s and
30’s converge on Honister Slate Mine in a throwback to the golden age of motoring.


18th NOVEMBER - KESWICK CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON
See the switch – on of the Christmas lights.


DECEMBER

3rd DECEMBER - THE KESWICK VICTORIAN FAYRE
With lots of decorated charity stalls and a host of street entertainment, the Victorian Fayre is part of the festive season in Keswick. The Christmas tree and shops are festooned with colourful
lights, and equally colourful local characters provide entertainment. The event is an occasion not to be missed.

01st - 24th DECEMBER - KESWICK LIVE ADVENT
Keswick Live Advent is a pop-up festive event each day from 1st-24th December and the lighting of an illuminated window. Follow the trail of 24 windows

All information taken from the Keswick.org website.