Ulverston festivals attract 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 the complete list. Please note, events may be changed or cancelled with little or no notice. Sign up to ULVERSTON.NEWS, and we’ll inform you of any significant changes as we hear of them.
May 27 – Jun 1 all-day
Gen-la Dekyong will grant the empowerment and explain the practice of the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. Je Tsongkhapa appears as the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden to prevent his doctrine of the Ganden Oral Lineage from degenerating by pacifying obstacles, gathering necessary conditions and bestowing powerful blessings upon those who practise it.
May 27 @ 1:45 pm – 7:15 pm
May 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Labels is a funny, moving and true story about mixed heritage and multiculturalism. Worklight’s new show charts Joe Sellman-Leava’s childhood in 90s rural Devon, and uses family stories to examine the differences between curiosity and fear, the words and numbers Labels examines the way we use words , the line between curiosity and fear. Amid ... More...
May 28 – May 29 all-day
Cookery demonstrations, talks and specialist food stalls throughout the town centre. Fun and fascinating. Town Centre Demonstrations Timetable Saturday 11.30am – Luke Whittle of The Sun Inn, Kirkby Lonsdale – 07736770965 12.30pm – Carvetii Coffee, Live coffee roasting – 0754561353 1.30pm – Gary McClure, Cooking up a feast – 07599796466 2.30pm – Ben Queen of ... More...
May 29 @ 10:00 am – May 30 @ 4:00 pm
Millerbeck Light Railway will be open May Day Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday. Running a selection of steam, diesel and electric in this beautiful Lakeland setting. Free parking. No pre-booking necessary. £2.50 per ride for adults and £1.50 per ride for children. Tea, coffee and ice creams available to purchase. Our railway is 100% run ... More...
May 29 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
4th Heritage Hobble-around the 4 mile Abbey Greenway loop. Starting at Furness Abbey and ending at Abbey Mill Cafe. You can bring the kids, walk the dog or come in heritage dress! A fun way for all the family to fundraise for the Fellowship. Families £5 individuals £2 http://www.facebook.com/events/1668983620056873/
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Eddie Izzard is coming to Millom. With his amazing recent international tour. Force Majeure 333 Eddie Izzard will perform his Force Majeure show 3 times in 3 languages over 3 one hour shows. 7pm in German | 8pm in French | 9pm in English Eddie first performed his 333 shows in Caen, Normandy on 6th June 2014 – ... More...
Jun 5 all-day
A classic figure of eight circuit around the wild western fells with ten significant climbs and not much flat in between! There’s loads of climbing in the 10%+ band and more than enough at 20%+. You’ll be on some of the wildest roads in England with some staggering views and wonderful wild settings. Refreshments at ... More...
Jun 8 – Jun 19 all-day
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 ... More...
Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm
Oliver Award-winning English Touring Opera returns to the Coronation Hall as part of Ulverston International Music Festival, bringing a complete opera experience with large cast and 25-piece live orchestra. Mozart’s Don Giovanni is one of the best-loved and all operas, with a dramatic story and ravishing music. Part thriller, part dark comedy, it’s the provocative ... More...
Jun 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Patrick Monahan – The Disco Years The family’s favourite funnyman (and occasional disco dancer) is on tour across the UK with his brand new stand-up show! Charged by Patrick’s memories and reminiscences of being an immigrant to Great Britain, this is a laugh out loud show that is both thoughtful and smart as well as ... More...
Jun 11 @ 3:00 pm – Jun 12 @ 11:00 pm
At last a date for our favourite vintage venue The Dock Museum, Barrow-in-Furness and it’s a 2 dayer!! 11th and 12th June – Amazing genuine vintage stalls will nestle between the exhibits in the museum to create a truely unique shopping experience. Quality merchandise from our gorgeous ‘stallies’, and entertainment as you shop. Summer frocks ... More...
Jun 18 all-day
Now in its third year. A wondrous festival of music, comedy, street theatre and art, in celebration of Ulverston town and the birth of its most famous son, Stan Laurel. Dave Crossley, festival organiser: “A vision arose of an Ulverston awash with music, live art, dancing and laughter, talent spilling forth from every corner, colour ... More...