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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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Sunday, 2nd April 2017

Ulverton Pool Triathlon 2017

Ulverston Leisure Centre Priory Road, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 9HT Date & Time Sunday 2nd April 2017 8:30am The Triathlon Schedule: 07:00 - Registration & Transition opens 08:30 - Triathlon start (first wave) 12:30 - Registration closes 12:50 - Transition closes 13:30 - Last swim wave ... read more The Course: Ulverston Triathlon will consist of a 400m pool swim, a 28k road cycle and a 5.8k run. The Swim 400m pool swim (16 lenghts of a 25m pool). There is a 15 minute cut off for completing the swim. If you are still swimming at 15 minutes you will be asked to stop and continue on to the bike section. You won't be disqualified and will be given a swim time of 15 minutes. Buoyancy/neoprene shorts are not allowed in the pool swim. The Bike It's a 28k undulating ‘out and back’ route along the coastal road. The course is fully signed and has marshals in place at the turnings. The Run The 5.8k run is largely road based with a small section of canal towpath. It's relatively flat and is only one loop. The course is fully signed and has marshals in place at all the turn points.

From 2nd April 2017 to 8th April 2017

South Cumbria Musical Festival

Annual competitive festival, open to all amateur performers in brass, instrumental, vocal, choral and speech. Soloists or groups, all ages welcome. Seven days of music and speech classes with internationally acclaimed adjudicators. For free syllabus contact the Secretary. Coronation Hall. Tel 01229 823432. Email

From 2nd April 2017 to 8th April 2017

South Cumbria Musical Festival

The 41st festival will be held at the Coronation Hall.

From 8th April 2017 to 23rd April 2017

Ulverston Canal Easter Egg Trail

Decorated eggs line the canal tow path. The eggs are made and designed by local groups, shops, business and schools.

Monday, 17th April 2017

Family Easter Fun Day at Ford Park

Easter Monday events at Ford Park from 11 - 5. Café open, lots of events for children.Free Parking. Access to Hoad Hill for Pasche egg rolling!

Saturday, 22nd April 2017

St George's Day Pageant

A celebration of St George and dragons in Ulverston town centre.

From 22nd April 2017 to 1st May 2017

Ulverston Walking Festival

Organized by an enthusiastic team of local volunteer Walk Leaders, Ulverston Walkfest has become a firm favourite. New and experienced walkers are offered a wide range of walks, some looking at history etc., but mostly people simply enjoying this ‘cocktail party on the hoof’.

From 22nd April 2017 to 7th May 2017

Flag Fortnight

Ulverston's street are decorated with colourful flags to welcoming the arrival of spring!

From 29th April 2017 to 30th April 2017


Printfest is dedicated to the exhibition and sale of contemporary prints. It is an opportunity for the best of the UK's printmakers to gather under one roof at the Coronation Hall to sell their contemporary

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.