Dates for your 2020 diary
World's Original Marmalade Awards:Dalemain (March 14 &15 , 2020)
The World's Original Marmalade Awards PHOTO - Irene Cattanach and her grand-daughter Lucy Birkett (12) winners in the World's Original Marmalade Awards
These quirky awards can be entered by anyone, with the initial idea of preserving, growing, and promoting one of the most British of customs' making marmalade.
Keswick Mountain Festival (May 15-17, 2020)
Keswick mountain festival, Cumbria
A unique mix of live music, including headline music acts, inspirational word-class speakers, guided and taster activities, and a fantastic line-up of challenging sporting events.
Kendal Calling:Lowther Deer Park (July 30th August 2, 2020)
The main stage at Kendal Calling, Friday, July 26
Multi-award winning music festival with top music acts, attracting 25,000 people over 4 days.
This year marks 15 years of the popular event, and it's tipped to be the biggest and best to date.
The line-up has yet to be announced, but it's sure to be massive.
Taste Cumbria (25-27 Sept, 2020)
Established in 2010, the Taste Cumbria festival marks its 10th anniversary in 2020 and is the county's biggest annual food &drink festival.
The annual flagship festival in Cockermouth sees local shops, restaurants, chefs and foodies join forces for a weekend long culinary celebration.
Since then Taste Cumbria has spread its wings to include a whole calendar of events throughout the year.
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International Comic Art Festival:Kendal (Oct TBC)
The only event of its kind in the UK, the festival features international comic artists and creators, as well as live drawing, film, exhibitions, comic trails, workshops, performance and master classes.
Kendal Mountain Festival (Nov TBC)
This festival is one of the UK's premier mountain film festivals, packed with guest speakers, high-profile premieres, filmmakers, and athletes.