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Ulverston Town Council Events Calendar

Ulverston is South Lakeland’s friendly and historic Market Town only a few miles from the shores of Windermere. Birthplace of Stan Laurel and home to a thriving artistic community, the town is proud of its variety and quality of festivals and events held throughout the year. Events are held throughout the town on the cobbled streets, the Coronation Hall and at Ford Park.

Visit Ulverston; take part in its festivals and stay awhile to enjoy the hospitality and old world atmosphere in the town. Relish the host of specialist shops, cosy pubs, traditional street market and market hall. Make a date in your diary to visit the town during one of our many exciting and mainly FREE festivals.   Check out the month by month guide for events in 2015:

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From 25th July 2017 to 5th August 2017

Summer International Buddhist Festival

The New Kadampa Tradition The New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union is an international association of Mahayana Buddhist study and meditation centres that follow the Kadampa Buddhist tradition founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

From 12th August 2017 to 13th August 2017

Hoad Hill Festival of Two Feet

Featuring Ulverston Marathon and Half Marathon plus loads of events at Ford Park. Including talks, Yoga, exhibitions and stalls. Thre will also be a 5k and 10k trail run/walk/Nordic walk, plus refreshments at Ford Park Café.Organised by Pure Outdoor Events

From 12th August 2017 to 13th August 2017

Dry Stone Walling Demo on Hoad

Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th August A chance to see the Dry Stone Walling Association repair walls on ‘Little Hoad’ in partnership with Ulverston and District Civic Society from 9.30am to 3.30pm. All welcome – site accessible on foot from the top of Chittery Lane, Ulverston (OS Grid Ref: SD290791) For further information... read more or to volunteer to assist in preparing the site prior to the main event please contact Lynda on

Sunday, 13th August 2017

Hoad Hill Marathon and Half Marathon

Hoad Hill Marathon and Half Marathon follows a mixture of trail, coastal path, canal towpath and quiet country lanes giving stunning views of the beautiful South Lakes and Morecambe Bay. The routes start and finish at Ford Park, Ulverston with an inevitable climb to the iconic Sir John Barrow monument on top of Hoad Hill. When? Hoad Hill... read more Marathon and Half Marathon will take place on Sunday 13th August 2017, with the Marathon starting at 9:30am and the Half Marathon starting at 10:00am. Where? The Start and Finish venue is Ford Park, Ulverston, LA12 7JP. Event Village? Ford Park will host the Event Village with activities to keep both young and older entertained throughout the day including a range of children’s activities and the Hoad Hill Mile race at 11:00, plus a Beer Tent hosted by Newark Brewery. For catering options, the Ford Park Café and Bistro will be open as well as concessions at the race village. Bag and Key Storage will be available at Registration and there will obviously be toilets available. The children's activities will start at 11:00. The Hoad Hill Mile children's 'race' is open to ages 0-16 years, with parents/guardians being very welcome to take part. Please register and collect your race number at the Event Marquee between 09:00 – 10:45, entry fee - £2, with all profits being donated to our chosen charity. All entrants will receive a medal. Memento? All competitors will receive the event tech t shirt at Registration and all finishers will receive a medal. There will be drinks available for competitors at the finish. Physiotherapy and Sports Massage Therapy? Adam Smith from Designed2Run will be onsite providing Pre and Post Event Sports Massage Therapy, taping and advice. Well worth a visit. The Route? Both the Marathon and Half Marathon will start and finish at Ford Park. Both routes head through Ulverston Town to pick up the Cumbria Way trail at The Gill before heading south via Pennington. The routes pass Skelmore Heads hillfort, through Great Urswick to head over to climb Birkrigg Common. From the top of the common you’ll be rewarded with stunning views over the South Lakes and Morecambe Bay, with the Sir John Barrow monument at Hoad Hill ever present on the horizon. Descend to follow the Cumbria Coastal Way northwards next to the beach to then head inland to reach the Ulverston Canal towpath and eventually Hoad Hill itself. A final climb to the iconic monument and a fast downhill finish at Ford Park for the Half Marathon route.

From 31st August 2017 to 2nd September 2017

CAMRA Beer Festival

The Annual Camra Beer Festival at the Coronantion Hall. Beers, Ciders and Entertainment!

Each week

Weekly outdoor street market

Ulverston holds its weekly outdoor street market every Thursday and Saturday throughout the year and indoor markets every day in the Market Hall, New Market Street (closed Wednesdays and Sundays)

Family Activities

Throughout year Ford Park present a series of family activities. For full up to date details check

Swarthmoor hall

Historic House & gardens plus events throughout the year.

Sir John Barrow monument

Open: Every Sun & Bank Holiday Easter to October, when flag on Hoad Hill is flying.