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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. 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!

Saturday, 6th October 2018

Apple Day at Ford Park

An extravaganza of everything apple, including Pressing, tasting, children's activities, games, competition and activities, plus local food and crafts. Download PDF

Anchor Festival. Ulverston Canal.
From 13th October 2018 to 28th October 2018

Anchor Festival. Ulverston Canal.

Displays of anchors designed by the community and local schools. Take a walk down the level towpath from Canal Basin to Canal Foot, this is a delightful walk, taking you to Morecambe Bay and views across the Morecambe and Chapel Island.

Halloween Candlelit Walk at Ford Park
Wednesday, 31st October 2018

Halloween Candlelit Walk at Ford Park

500 candles light the night, along with shadow screen, fire dance and stories. A magical way to celebrate Halloween. 6 - 8.30

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.