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No shortage of events in towns across Allerdale

6 March 2014

Don’t worry about the cancellation of a few West Cumbrian events this year – Allerdale’s town centre teams have discovered there’s more shows, fairs and festivals going on in 2014 than you will believe.

They’ve compiled a calendar that will see you through right through the year. So, if the wind and rain are getting you down, get these dates in your diary, and plan yourself a few days and nights out.

Councillor Mark Fryer, the Council’s Executive Member for Economic Growth, said: “Ok, so some high profile events have been cancelled in 2014, but it really isn’t all doom and gloom. From giant food festivals to trawler racing, as well as celebrations of music, mountains and even our markets, there’s loads going on.

“Events bring visitors and vitality to our town centres. You only have to look at the economic impact of showcases like Taste Cumbria in Cockermouth and Workington’s Winter festival to see how they bring valuable investment and raise the profile of this area. That’s why supporting events of all shapes and sizes is one of this Council’s priorities.”

The Council’s Town Centre Managers, Joe Broomfield and Toni Magean, offer direct support to many of the events, including help with licences, publicity and funding, and to help maximise the benefits to the local communities.

Allerdale Borough Council has a Festivals and Events Fund. The grants panel next meets in April 2014 and the deadline for applications is Friday 28 March. Download an application form and guidance sheet from www.allerdale.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/festivals-and-events/funding-your-festival-or-event

Details of even more great events planned for our town centres in 2014 can be found at http://www.allerdale.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/events-in-allerdale.aspx. Visitors to this webpage can also ‘add a local event’ by completing the on-line form

Dates for your diary:

April

14 – 18 April - Easter Craft Fair, Workington Town Centre - http://www.workingtonshopping.com/

21 April - Family Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting, Silloth Green - www.sillothgreen.co.uk/events

27 April - Keswick Charity Fair on the Market Square

May

1 – 4 April - Maryport Spring Festival

4 May - Touch a Truck: James Walker, Cockermouth - www.cockermouth.org.uk/touchatruck

8 – 11 May - Keswick Jazz Festival - http://www.keswickjazzfestival.co.uk/

14 – 18 May - Keswick Mountain Festival - http://www.keswickmountainfestival.co.uk/

14 – 28 May - Love Your Local Market Fortnight, Allerdale wide - www.allerdale.gov.uk/business/markets-in-allerdale

17 May - Maryport Trawler Race - http://www.thesolwaytrust.com/

24 May - 1 June - Wigton Spring Fling & Windows Week - http://www.wigtontown.com/

25  May - Silloth Green Day, Silloth - www.sillothgreen.co.uk/events

26 May - Cockermouth Spring Fair - www.allerdale.gov.uk/business/markets-in-allerdale.aspx

June

21 - 22 June - Silloth Vintage Rally - www.sillothgreen.co.uk/events

21 June - Cockermouth Carnival

21 – 29 June - Keswick Midsummer Festival

27 – 28 June Woolfest, Cockermouth - http://www.woolfest.co.uk/

27 – 29 June Cockermouth Festival - http://www.cockermouthfestival.org/

July

5 July - Glassonbury, Maryport

12 July - Maryport Carnival

18 – 19 July - Aspatria Festival

19 – 20 July - Silloth Kite Festival - www.sillothgreen.co.uk/events

25 – 27 July - Maryport Blues Festival - http://www.maryportblues.co.uk/

26 July - Abbeytown Carnival

August

2 Aug - Cockermouth Agricultural Show - http://www.cockermouthshow.co.uk/

2 Aug - Something for the Summer, Wigton Park - http://www.somethingforthesummer.com/

TBC - Festival of Fun, Workington Town Centre - http://www.workingtonshopping.com/

15 Aug - Theatre on the Green in Silloth

17 Aug - Silloth Beach Half Marathon - www.sillothgreen.co.uk/events

22 – 25 Aug - Maryport Flower Festival, All Souls Church

25 Aug - Silloth Carnival - www.sillothgreen.co.uk/events

September

4 – 7 Sept - Silloth Music and Beer Festival - www.sillothgreen.co.uk/events

7 Sept - Silloth Craft Show

27 – 28 Sept - Taste Cumbria Cockermouth Food Festival - http://www.tastecumbria.com/

October

24 Oct - Bonfire night on Silloth Airfield

November

8 Nov - Cockermouth Fireworks

21 Nov - Keswick Christmas lights switch-on

22 Nov - Maryport Christmas lights switch-on day

23 Nov - Cockermouth Christmas lights switch-on

29 – 30 Nov - Wigton Christmas lights switch-on

TBC - Silloth Christmas lights switch-on

29 – 30 Nov - Workington Christmas Festival and Christmas lights switch-on

December

7 Dec - Aspatria Christmas lights switch-on day: 7 December 2014

7 Dec - Keswick Victorian Fayre: 7 December 2014 - http://www.keswick.org/

(Dates may be subject to change)

 

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