Events and places to visit

There is something that will appeal to everyone in Keswick from energetic sports, enjoying the scenery, relaxing or the arts.  

Theatre by the Lake
Box Office: 017687 74411
Situated on the banks of DerwentWater, Theatre by the Lake is a real treat.  As Ambassadors for the theatre we can offer £3.00 off the ticket price.  Just ask either Sue or Mick for details either when you book to stay with us or during your stay

Alhambra Cinema
Showing all the latest releases in an art deco theatre.

Keswick Lecture Society
Keswick Lecture Society was founded in 1869 and during the winter period 10 lectures are given on a number of topics ranging from travel, natural history, mountaineering, other expeditions, art and culture.  Meetings are held in the Queen’s Hall at Keswick School and start at 7.30 and last about an hour.

Keswick Museum
Open daily 10am–4pm 
Last admission 3:30pm 
Station Road, Keswick, 
Cumbria, CA12 4NF 
017687 73263 

The Mountain Goat
Day tours or private tours taking you off the beaten track departing from Keswick and other locations in the Lake District.
01539 445 161

28th February – 3rd March 2019
Keswick Film Festival
2019 will be the 20th year of the Keswick Film Festival and again will delight audiences with a variety of films.  Passes are available to buy now with an Early Bird Saver Pass from the Theatre By the Lake or the Box Office  017687 74411.
8th – 17th March 2019
Words by the Water
Theatre by the Lake in Keswick, Cumbria is the venue for this exciting literature festival. During this Festival writers and readers get together to share the pleasure of books, words and ideas. Theatre by the Lake sited right on the edge of Derwentwater is a striking venue. There are talks, lectures, discussions, workshops, book launches and special exhibitions.

5th May 2019
Keswick Half Marathon
Keswick Half Marathon is said to be one of the most scenic half marathons in the country. The challenging course takes you around Derwent Water with an extra loop into the Newlands valley

9th - 12th May 2019
Keswick Jazz and Blues Festival
Britains foremost celebration of traditional and mainstream jazz, embracing styles from New Orleans, Swing and ragtime to big band and hot club. We will also be expanding into blues music. Venues are spread around the town of Keswick, in the middle of the Lake District

12th May 2019
The Saddleback Fred Whitton Challenge 
The Fred Whitton Challenge consists of a 112 mile sportive around the Lake District, starting at Grasmere and taking in climbs of Kirkstone, Honister, Newlands, Whinlatter, Hardknott & Wrynose passes.

16th - 19th May 2019
Keswick Mountain Festival
A weekend of world class sporting events, fun and challenging outdoor activities, festival camping, speakers and live music. 

7th - 8th June 2019
Keswick Beer Festival
This year is the 23rd Keswick Beer Festival and tickets will be on sale from 3rd December 2018.

16th June 2019
Lakesman Triathlon
The long distance Lakesman features the classic 2.4mile swim, a 112 mile cycle and full 26.2 mile marathon run. Based in Keswick with a transition area by Theatre by the Lake, the swim takes place in the crystal clear waters of Derwent Water .  The Triathlon will to appeal to both the experienced or novice endurance athlete, the all road course avoids mountain passes and fells to keep elevation to a minimum.   The 2016 event was also ranked as one of the UK's best triathlon and independent research found that 100% of spectators would come back to watch the event again.

28th - 30th June 2019
Keswick Midsummer Festival
Enjoy a rock concert in the Market Square, Proms in the Park and Scruffs Dog Show on the final day.

6th – 7th July 2019
King Pocky’s Derwentwater Regatta
A weekend of fun filled activities on, in or off the water.  All water activity sessions are provided by local outdoor providers and will include canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, sailing dinghies, a catamaran and a Viking longboat. The regatta takes place at Crow Park, just beside Keswick's Theatre by the Lake, and there are spectator sports for those who prefer to stay dry. There's a free family activity zone with miniature raft-making, stone skimming, catch a water mini-beast, wild art and Jemima Puddleduck's water play. There are free sports and games to play including badminton, volleyball, Frisbee golf and strider-bike races 

26th August 2019
Keswick Agricultural Show
Held every August Bank Holiday on the Pump Field, Old Braithwaite Bridge Road
 Braithwaite, Keswick.  There is a free shuttle service from the town to the site and free parking next to the site.  There is lots to do and see at the Show including Cattle, Ponies, Horses, Sheep, Dogs & Poultry, home produce marquee, handicrafts, horticulture, fell racing, arts and craft marquee, Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling, children’s activities and amusements and vintage displays.

7th September 2019
Lakeland Trails
Starting and finishing at Fitz Park, in Keswick, the 5km Derwent Water Sport Trail,the 10km Derwent Water Trail Run, 15km Derwent Water Trail Race and 15km Derwent Water Trail Challenge.

22nd November 2019
Keswick Christmas Lights Switch on.

1st December 2019
Keswick Victorian Fayre
Takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes live entertainment on stage in the Market Place and Packhorse Court, Children's Funfair. Over 30 charity stalls, selling a selection of Christmas homemade crafts, produce, festive food and drink.  

For more information on events and activities visit http://www.keswick.org