This calendar features events in Ulverston and other towns and villages in South Cumbria, including Barrow, Dalton, Cartmel, Millom, and Bowness. Please check the location details of each event before making plans to attend. You may need a car or other form of transport in order to get to the event.

Event listings for 2021 are indicative, and are subject to change or cancellation due to Covid-19 restrictions. Please check notes in the event footer for last update source, date and summary of changes.


Street Market

Ulverston Town Centre Market Street, Ulverston, Cumbria

The outdoor market takes place on Thursdays and Saturdays throughout the year, with the exception of Christmas Day & New Year's Day. Stalls are set up in Market Street and New Market Street. The market is managed by Ulverston Community Enterprises, c/o The Coronation Hall. Also on market days, a community fundraising coffee morning normally ... Read more

Christmas Wreaths on Sale

Coach House @ Ford Park Cumbria

Buy one of our limited-edition kits to make a Christmas wreath. Each kit costs £30, and there is a maximum of two kits available per person. All profits go to Ford Park. The kits have been created by Jean Povey. Many of the natural materials used are from trees and plants in the Ford Park ... Read more



Bowness and Windermere

Let's make our Christmas extra special this year and give everyone something to smile about. Help us to celebrate our community spirit and resilience by decorating your window between the 7th and 27th of December and lighting it up each evening between 6pm and 9pm. You only need simple materials to create your display, tissue ... Read more

Dickensian Night – Scrooge

The Roxy Cinema Ulverston

There may have been no Dickensian Festival this year, but here's your chance to dust off your stove-pipe hat and put on your best petticoat for an encounter with Mr Ebenezer Scrooge. We present Alastair Sim in the much loved 1951 version of A Christmas Carol.

Dave Live in LockDown 2.0 Part 3

There’s going to be a mix of Festive Songs and my Regular Songs ! Hope you can make it !>

After Werk Late Night Shopping

WERK Emporium

Come along after Werk to do your late night shopping from our range of beautiful ethical and vintage gifts, homewares, vouchers and more!! We will have mulled wine on offer for our lovely customers!! Let's get in the festive spirit!

Mince Pie Specials

Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway Haverthwaite Station, Ulverston, Cumbria

As a Christmas treat, travel onboard our mince pie special trains! Ride the rails onboard our festive steam train. Although Father Christmas can’t join us at the railway this year we invite you to come and enjoy a scrumptious mince pie and hot chocolate as you travel. The Christmas spirit is alive in your carriage ... Read more

Dangleberries at The Miners, Swarthmoor

Miners Arms

A great night of traditional and contemporary folk music to enjoy

Katherine Jenkins Christmas Spectacular from the Royal Albert Hall

The Roxy Cinema Ulverston

Katherine Jenkins: Christmas Spectacular will see the Welsh sensation perform seasonal favourites and carols with full nostalgic Hollywood musical glamour and wonder. The production was given unprecedented and exclusive access to the historic venue which also marked the 50th time that Katherine has performed there. The all-star cast includes beloved actors Vanessa Redgrave and Bill ... Read more

Brrrrilliant Christmas Party 2020

South Lakes Safari Zoo

Our Brrrrrilliant Christmas party returns for the little ones this year with themed food, party games and music to keep the cubs entertained! Tickets are just £5 per child. Adult chaperones are free of charge. Standard Zoo admission fees also apply. Our child members are invited to attend free of charge.

Light up a Life 2020

Dedicate a light and celebrate the life of someone you love Dear Supporter, St Mary’s would like to warmly invite you to be part of our 2020 Light up a Life service. For those of us who have lost loved one(s) we understand that Christmas can be a difficult time and although COVID has ... Read more

The Sankeys…Scenes of Winters past


Join us for a festive evening sharing the magic of the Winter scenes taken from the Sankey Family photographic collection. The Volunteers and Signal team have worked tirelessly to bring together a wonderful exhibition showcasing Winter landscapes across Cumbria from the early 20th century. We would also like to give a HUGE thank you to ... Read more

Autumn Drum Circle Ulverston

Croftlands Community Centre 44 Central Drive, Ulverston, Cumbria

A fortnightly drum circle for Autumn 2020. Wednesday nights at Croftlands Community Centre in Ulverston, 7:30-9:30pm. £12/session drop-in, £55 if you book all 6 upfront. The session will be led by Amy Boud of Playful Nature. She will teach multipart drumming rhythms designed for the West African 'Djembe' drum, but other types of drum are ... Read more

Live on-line concert with Martin and Eliza Carthy

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Martin Carthy and his twice Mercury nominated daughter Eliza Carthy, join forces in a rare and special concert for Furness Tradition. Martin is a legendary ballad singer and guitarist who has influenced a generations of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, while Eliza has been twice-nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and a multiple-award ... Read more

Elvis the Legend

The Beggar's Theatre

J D King returns with his amazing show ‘Elvis the Legend’ The smash-hit concert show, starring the world’s leading Elvis impersonator and tribute artist JD King. An interactive and high-energy event with social distance in mind. The show boasts powerful vocals, pulsating dance moves and a truly uncanny characterisation of Elvis that not only leaves ... Read more

Winter Solstice Storytelling


HOW TO JOIN US: Click this link: Put in the password: story Dear friends! The nights are long and getting longer yet. We've all spent most of this winter alone. So! Let us journey together into the longest night. Last year we packed out Natterjacks coffeehouse with mince pies, mulled wine and tales for ... Read more

The Nutcracker from the Bolshoi Ballet

The Roxy Cinema Ulverston

The eternal Christmas classic, set to Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece score, invites audiences to witness a magical journey of wonder and imagination right before their eyes.

Furness Tradition Winter Gathering

For the past 20 years or more Furness Tradition has gathered to celebrate the year end with many of our local musicians, singers, dancers and storytellers. This year will be no exception but it will occur on line via Zoom. We will be bringing you Mike Willoughby, Ali Kyle, Rowan and Suzie, Mark Borthwick, Close ... Read more

Morecambe Bay Midwinter Moon: festive stories from the Bay and beyond


Settle back with your mince pie and tipple for an evening of storytelling with Emily Hennessey For our final Sunset Series talk before Christmas, we'll be taken on a magical journey by professional storyteller, Emily Hennessey. Sit back and enjoy our journey across the silver bay and through the snow white forests, meeting curlews, giants, ... Read more

Step for St Mary’s

No matter how you spend Christmas, whether you're partying every night or curled up by the fire with a good book, when January rolls around, we are all thinking the same thing. How do I make this year better than the last? Well...we have the answer. Call it a New Year's Resolution if you wish, ... Read more

Underground Manchester – The Full Tour on Zoom!

Manchester, United Kingdom

Head under the streets on this Zoom Underground Manchester tour to explore subterranean canals, the atomic bunker, WW2 air-raid shelters... Head under the streets of Manchester on a Zoom Virtual Tour of Underground Manchester. No need for sturdy walking boots, torch, or three-day survival kit! We will explore in detail, with all the relevant pictures, ... Read more

The 6 Week Novelist

808010 Productions

STARTS JANUARY 5TH 17TH 6:30 - 9:00 PM A “learn by doing” class that takes you step-by-step through the novel-writing process, moving you from idea to manuscript in six weeks. Brainstorm the story you want to tell. Outline without writing a novel. Get your story out of your head and onto the page quickly, efficiently, ... Read more

Morecambe Bay Sunset Series: Forests, Footprints and Fauna


Follow in the footsteps of the Bay's ancient inhabitants with Dr Alison Burns, expert on prehistoric footprints. Morecambe Bay's ever shifting sands regularly expose ancient land surfaces where prehistoric communities hunted thousands of years ago. A prehistoric woodland landscape is revealed by fallen tree stumps embedded in the clays and its use by Stone Age ... Read more

Music from a Cold Garage !

Usual stuff ... Usual Time ... Hope you can join us.

Christmas Tree Collection

St Mary's Hospice Ford Park Crescent, Ulverston, Cumbria SO MUCH MORE THAN A TREE COLLECTION SERVICE! By registering your tree to be collected by our wonderful team of volunteers and corporate supporters, you will aid the work of St Mary’s Hospice. We make a difference when it matters most for our patients and their families. It costs £3.5M each year to provide ... Read more

Live Cooking Demo with Chef Paul – Well-being recipes

Barrowford, Lancashire

Join Chef Paul of Paul's Kitchen for a FREE live cooking demonstration! Visit the discussion area of this event at 11am on Sunday 10th January to see Paul's live stream. This week Paul will be creating dishes focused around eating well this January! As always, he'll take your questions throughout the demo, so ask away. ... Read more

Dan Walsh in Concert

BBC Folk Awards Best Musician nominee Dan Walsh combines ‘virtuoso playing and winning songwriting’. Describing what Dan does is no easy task but at the heart of it is British, Irish and American folk music delivered with a healthy dose of funky grooves – all performed with his unique and dazzling take on clawhammer style ... Read more

Breakfast with thebestof

Ulverston,Lake District

Happy New Year! We are hosting our January breakfast via Zoom. Whether you're at home, in the office or workplace you can join us with a brew and whatever you fancy to fuel your day and we'll get it off to a spectacular start. We will have some fabulous tips you can implement in your ... Read more

Town Council Elections

Ulverston, Cumbria

Elections for Ulverston Town Council and Crosthwaite & Lyth Parish Council are contested (there are more candidates than there are vacancies) and polls will be held on Thursday 6 May.

Roxy Re-opening

Roxy Cinema Brogden Street, Ulverston, Cumbria

The event of the season! The Roxy re-opens, headlining the award-winning Nomadland.

Ulverston Place Vision and Place Plan workshop

Ulverston, Cumbria

Your opportunity to tell us about Ulverston. Join one of our ‘virtual’ workshops to have your say! Ulverston Town Team are working to develop a place vision for Ulverston. This will help us: • Attract new businesses to our towns and town centres. • Increase and retain our working age population. • Raise the standard ... Read more

Wildlife & Heritage All Around Us

Ulverston Parish Church 20 Church Walk, Ulverston, Cumbria

Join us in and outside Ulverston Parish Church on Wed 30 June @ 7:00pm for an inspirational talk on the potential of Churchyards. Enjoy discovering, encouraging, recording, and celebrating hidden heritage and importance to biodiversity found in Ulverston Parish Church's green acre located below the John Barrow Monument (aka Hoad). Sign up through Caring for ... Read more

Wildflower Gardens Like Yours

Ulverston, Cumbria

Join us outside for a guided tour of wildflower fields with plant expert Stuart Colgate, from the Cumbrian Biological Data Centre. Discover precious wildlife in our gardens and local churchyards. Sessions on July 1st, at Ulverston Parish Church located below the John Barrow Monument (aka Hoad) (09.30-12.00, bring a packed lunch to eat al fresco ... Read more

Crime Busters Fun Trail

Ulverston, Cumbria

A St Mary's Hospice & Ulverston Rotary Club Adventure. Join us for an event full of challenges and fun whilst raising funds for local charities. A couple of adults have been responsible for a catalogue of criminal damage, thefts and anti-social behaviour. A number of possible suspects have been identified. Your task is to narrow ... Read more

Blood Donation

Coronation Hall - Ulverston County Square, Ulverston, Cumbria

NHS Blood and Transplant needs your help. We have upcoming blood donation sessions at  Coronation Hall, Ulverston on Tuesday 6th July, with lots of available appointments. You could help by booking an appointment to donate blood today!    We are working closely with the rest of the NHS to keep supplying lifesaving blood to hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic ... Read more

Circus Montini

Ford Park Ulverston, Cumbria

Circus Montini is coming to Ford Park! A new concept in modern circus, which owes much to the early days of this unique form of family entertainment, Circus Montini offers a dazzling combination of theatre, music and dance. The Circus Montini props, costumes, amazing lighting and incredible sounds are very modern, but the quality of ... Read more

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