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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!

Sunday, 1st July 2018

NGS Open Gardens

Six Ulverston Gardens will be taking part in this event from 11 - 4pm on Sunday 1 July

Thursday, 5th July 2018

Hoad Fell Race

Organised by Hoad Hill Harriers. This event is open to any runners who wish to take part and can register on the day

Saturday, 7th July 2018

Ulverston Carnival

The biggest and best carnival in South Lakeland. Parade starts at 1pm and finished at Ford Park for music, dancing and much more.

From 13th July 2018 to 15th July 2018

Furness Tradition

Now in its 20th year, this is as weekend of some of the finest of traditional and contemporary folk music, songs, stories and dance at concerts and displays throughout the town.

From 13th July 2018 to 15th July 2018

Retro Rendevouz

THE South Lakes Vintage Festival including Vintage Village Hall, Ulverston Live Music and Sportive Lakes. Vintage music, dance, style, food and drink + Camping available on Ford Park.

From 13th July 2018 to 15th July 2018

Velo Retro

Vintage Cycling Festival. One big weekend, lots of different rides. If you love drinking, dancing, eating and riding with great people in a fantastic authentic setting, this event which runs alongside Retro Rendevouz and the Festival of Tradition is the weekend for you!

Sunday, 15th July 2018

Lakes Road Club - Ulverston Summer Road Race

o Organised by the Lakes Road Club; 60 riders will be taking part in 6 laps over a 9 mile circuit based around a start and finish on Birkrigg. The route will go to Scales, Coast Road to Aldingham, then on to Ulverston along Oakwood Drive and back to Birkrigg. Commencing at 10, finishing at 12.30

Sunday, 22nd July 2018

Ulverston Canal Summer Gala

Craft and charity stalls, tombola, raft rides, face painting ice cream, cakes and everything you would expect for a lovely summer gala next to the canal at Canal Foot.

Wednesday, 25th July 2018

Ulverston and North Lonsdale Show

A great day out in the countryside for all of the family.

From 27th July 2018 to 11th August 2018

Summer International Buddhist Festival

An international event at 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)

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.