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Events Calendar

Ulverston is South Lakeland’s friendly and historic Market Town only a few miles from the shores of Windermere the lake. 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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Click on the links below to see some of our festivals!

Ulverston Carnival - 4th July
Saturday, 4th July 2020

Ulverston Carnival - 4th July

The finest Carnival in South Lakeland Parade starts at 1pm in the town centre

From 10th July 2020 to 12th July 2020

Furness Tradition Festival Weekend - 10th to 12th July

Now in its 21th year, this is a weekend of some of finest traditional and contemporary folk music, song and dance.


From 17th July 2020 to 19th July 2020

Retro Rendezvous - 17th to 19th July

The South Lakes Vintage Festival from Vintage Village Hall, Ulverston Live Music and Sportive Lakes. Vintage music, dance, style, food, drink, cycling and more.


From 17th July 2020 to 19th July 2020

Veloretro. Vintage Cycling Event - 17th to 19th July

Three retro rides in one weekend! Including the Mighty Corinthian


Sunday, 19th July 2020

Ulverston Canal Summer Gala - 19th July

Stalls, games and trips on the canal. Great fun for all the family.


Friday, 24th July 2020

Shakespeare in the Park @ Ford Park - 24th July

Henry V


From 24th July 2020 to 8th August 2020

Summer Buddhist. Festival - 24th July to 8th Aug

Conishead Priory


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)

Parkrun @ Ford Park Every Saturday

9am at Ford Park, Off Ford Park Crescent, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7JP.

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.