As the Summer holidays have come to an end and the nice weather seemingly going with it, the saying “back to old clothes and porridge” couldn’t be more true. Many of us will be back to full time work schedules, full time life schedules and back to full normality.

As the summer nights shorten and we aren’t spending as much time having BBQ’s and going to beaches, we may find ourselves at a loss for fun things to do.

But in and around Cumbria this month there are so many events happening that will keep us busy, so we’ve rounded up everything that’s going on in the area this month so you can find something to keep you entertained!


4-11 September 2021 - Cumbria Festival of Opera

A week of music, theatre, and education, Cumbria’s Festival of Opera has a wide range of events to attend, including Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte. Read the brochure for full information on the week of performances.

25 September 2021 – Cumbria Pride, 11:30am

Taking place at Carlisle castle, Cumbria Pride 2021 will be a ticketed event allotted by a raffle. Tickets are completely free and in place to help maintain numbers due to the risk of Covid-19. Tickets must be applied for before 8 September.

26 September 2021 – Wedding Fair, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

As weddings finally begin to return, many brides and grooms will be starting to think about their day again. 

A wedding fair will be taking place in Carlisle Park Hotel, to help you get inspired and find your vendors. The event will be showcasing Carlisle’s finest wedding suppliers, from photographers to caterers.

Tickets have now sold out but you can still attend on the day.


18 September 2021 - Carlisle’s Big Green Week Opening Event, 10:00am - 2:00pm

To kick off Cumbria's Great Big Green Week, Sustainable Carlisle are organising a big event on Saturday 18th September. With creative workshops, free textile repairs, interesting discussion about local sustainability and COP 26, the event will be open to all and will be free entry.

The event will run until 26 September.

25 September 2021 – Tim Burgess, 7:30pm.

Tim Burgess will be performing at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal. Tickets cost £18.70 and the event beings at 7:30pm.


3 September 2021 – Ambleside Day Festivals, 7:30pm

The contemporary music festival in the heart of the English Lake District, catch the last of the two-day festival tomorrow! Tickets are £45 and the event begins at 7:30pm.