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Ulverston Festival Town

Ulverston is a festival town, attracting participants and visitors from around the world. Here is a selection of festivals and special events that are coming up soon. See our main EVENTS CALENDAR for all events listings. Please note, events may be changed or cancelled without notice.

Heart of Ulverston Awards @ Coronation Hall
Heart of Ulverston awards ceremony. This is the third year of the annual awards, which give Evening Mail readers the chance to pay tribute to the inspirational citizens living in their community. Congratulations to every nominee. Have a great evening.
Oct 17 – Oct 31 all-day
Anchor Festival @ Canal Foot | Ulverston | United Kingdom
A sculpture trail of anchors, celebrating the history of the canal and present day developers.
Oct 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Halloween Candlelit Walk @ Ford Park | Ulverston | England | United Kingdom
For 2015, this event will take place at Ford Park, due to flood prevention works at The Gill. In following years, it will revert to The Gill. The Gill is lit-up for the Candlelit Walk every Halloween. Pottery ‘spike lights’ and tins cut with stars sit on the railings casting their eerie glow. Flares too ... Read more...
Nov 28 – Nov 29 all-day
Dickensian Christmas Festival @ Town and surroundings | Ulverston | United Kingdom
Hundreds of festive stalls, street entertainers, period costume competition, Christmas lights switch-on, and more. Dress up and join in.
Mar 13 – Mar 19 all-day
South Cumbria Music Festival @ Coronation Hall
The South Cumbria Musical Festival was formed in 1976 and has developed over the years to become one of the most respected competitive events in the country. The Festival is well known for its high standards, friendliness and efficient organisation. It gives competitors an opportunity to perform on a stage in a beautifully refurbished venue, ... Read more...
Apr 30 – May 1 all-day
Printfest @ Coronation Hall
Founded in 2001, Printfest is the UK’s foremost artist led printmaking festival. Dedicated to the exhibition and sale of contemporary prints, it offers the opportunity to view and purchase art works, meet the artists and learn more about printmaking. The Printfest weekend is held each May in Ulverston, Cumbria with an art trail, workshops and ... Read more...
50th Keswick to Barrow Walk
The 50th Keswick to Barrow Walk will take place in May 2016. There will be a few small differences and special things happening to mark the occasion. Keep an eye out for a re-launched Keswick to Barrow website, and further announcements about the 50th walk celebrations. Team registration opens in mid-January for both the 40-mile Keswick ... Read more...
Ulverston International Music Festival @ Coronation Hall
Since the inception of the Ulverston International Music Festival in 2004 by acclaimed classical pianist Anthony Hewitt, enthusiastic audiences have been treated to top stars and ensembles of our generation on their doorstep, including Nicola Benedetti, Tasmin Little, Chloe Hanslip, Alina Ibragimova, Steven Isserlis, Natalie Clein, Emma Johnson, Martin Roscoe, Sinfonia Viva and the Northern ... Read more...