2018 Events in Windermere

2018 Events in Windermere

As you start to think about booking your holiday in the Lake District, below are a selection of 2018 events in Windermere.


Running throughout January at the Lakes School, Windermere is the tail end of pantomime season. This year the production is brought to you by the Lakes Players. Helping to bring the community together and welcoming those touring the Lakes out of season.

The Big Sleep 2018

27th and 28th January. It’s not all about home comforts and finding a hotel in Windermere, for the Big Sleep 2018 is an outdoor event that takes place around the country. Visit the Lakes in the last week of January, where you can join the Cumbria Foundation and help raise money in support of those vulnerable during the winter months.

Bowness Bay Blues

23rd, 24th and 25th March. Firstly, forget about larger events such as Glastonbury, the Isle of Wight Festival, Reading and Download and visit Lake Windermere for the ultimate blues festival. Ben Poole, the Jar Family and Gus Munro are among the headliners.

The Blues Cruise

24th March. You can’t visit Windermere without taking a river cruise, so why not make it a blues cruise? An extension of the Bowness Bay Blues Festival, Ian Siegal takes you on a musical tour of the Lakes. Influenced by classic artists such as Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters, those lucky enough to book tickets are in for a real treat.

Windermere Boat Show

18th, 19th and 20th May. It’s no surprise that the Windermere Boat Show is a hotly anticipated event. As the largest body of water among the Lakes, this is the perfect chance for exhibitors to showcase fishing boats, yachts and much more.

Windermere Marathon

20th May. If you fancy taking part in the Windermere Marathon, check the official website for details. You will no doubt be in need of some spa treatment when you cross the finish line, so book your room at an Aphrodites Hotel for a range of services.

Lake District Summer Music

Taking place at a number of venues across the wonderful Lake District is a series of classical concerts. Now in its 33rd year, composers arrive from across the world, with a focus on supporting upcoming talent along with masterclasses and fundraising events.

Great North Swim

8th, 9th and 10th June. What better way to experience the magical world of Lake Windermere than to dive straight in. The Great North Swim is open to all levels, from a brief 250 meters to the full 10k. If you don’t fancy getting your feet wet, then book into a Windermere Spa Suite for the weekend instead.

Santa Cruise

December. In the build-up to that very busy time of year, even Father Christmas himself takes time out to visit Cumbria. This may be a child-friendly river cruise, but it will provide wonderful entertainment for the whole family.

Whatever time of year you are planning to stay in the Lake District, why not book into a luxury spa hotel in Windermere and make the most of the facilities. Our list of 2018 events in Windermere are just some suggestions of things you can do during your visit.

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