Events in May 2018 | Ulverston Town Council

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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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Click on the links below to see some of our festivals!

From 28th April 2018 to 12th May 2018

Flag Fortnight

A display of colour flags throughout the town to celebrate the start of spring.

From 5th May 2018 to 6th May 2018


The UK's only artist led print making festival. It offers the opportunity to view and purchase art works and meeting the artists to find out more about this extraordinary art

From 18th May 2018 to 20th May 2018

Hope in The Park

A family event in Lightburn Park featuring giant puppets, drama, choir and much more for all of the family. Organised by Churches Together in Ulverston. Facebook: CGiUlv

From 25th May 2018 to 30th May 2018

International Buddhist Spring Festival.

Held at Conishead Priory.

From 26th May 2018 to 27th May 2018

Taste Cumbria Ulverston Food Festival

A foodie celebration throughout the weekend.

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.