Five Top August Bank Holiday Festivals in the Lakes


Stuck for some fun things to do this weekend? Check out our recommendations for a top August bank holiday 2017 in and around the Lake District.


Wannasee Festival - Hutton in the Forest

August 25-27

Back in Cumbria for a third year, the 2017 Wannasee Festival is an eclectic gathering of authentic classic rock tribute bands and homage acts. This year’s festival features a stacked lineup of tributes to the likes of Queen, Meatloaf, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Oasis and many more, when it returns to Hutton in the Forest, near Penrith, this August bank holiday.

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Solfest - Tarns, near Aspatria

August 25-27

Headlined by the unique, popular folk artist Newton Faulkner and featuring local and international acts including Serial Killaz, Barry Hyde and Dub Pistols, the hugely popular Solfest is back with one of its strongest lineups to date.

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Carlisle Fringe

August 25-28

Already in full swing, the Carlisle Fringe spans over 11 days in August and comes to an end over the August bank holiday. Continental cuisine will be available throughout the entire weekend via the International Market, and there’s still plenty of the weird and wonderful to see around the city centre until August 28th.

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Brampton Farmers Market - Brampton

August 26

The Brampton Farmer’s Market features the very best in local produce suppliers. This year’s market is set to be the biggest yet, with a number of stalls selling meat, fish, eggs, cheeses, breads, vegetables, cakes, jams, and much more - with the majority of producers located within 50 miles of Brampton itself.

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Cumbria Guitar Show - Rheged

August 27

Located just beyond Penrith, the Rheged visitor’s centre is always home to at least one magnificent attraction with locals and tourists alike able to lose themselves in the shops, cinema and family experiences throughout. This bank holiday weekend, the iconic centre once again hosts the Cumbria Guitar Show, with trade stands, displays and endless rows of guitars and accessories for sale, as well as a string of performances and rock and blues guitar workshops.

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