The Lake District Events Calendar

Looking for something to do in The Lake District? Whether you're a local, new in town or just cruising through we've got loads of great tips and events to offer. Find out what’s on in The Lake District with our regularly updated events calendar featuring the best upcoming events in The Lake District and the area.

This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for The Lake District, featuring the best of things to do in The Lake District – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. The Lake District fundraisers and charity events.

Important This Event Calendar is not maintained on a daily basis and some events may have changed dates or are no longer happening. Please double-check the event websites for the most up-to-date information.

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Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) BGKT

21 May @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) BGKT

Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) BGKT was founded in 1991.
All welcome. Free.

Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) BGKT 30th Anniversary 2021

Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) BGKT 30th Anniversary 2021

BGKT Open Meeting

BGKT holds an open meeting on the 3rd Sunday of the month (except December), from 2.00 – 4.30pm. All welcome. Free.

2023 Meeting Dates: 15 January, 19 February, 19 March, 16 April, 21 May, 18 June, 16 July, 20 August, 17 September, 15 October, 19 November, December no meeting.

BGKT Open Meeting

Open meetings are led by lay teachers authorized to teach by the Theravada Buddhist Sangha [Community of Theravada Buddhist Monks]. Open meetings include The Four Foundations of Mindfulness taught by The Buddha; Tranquillity and Insight Meditation; Loving Kindness Meditation and Walking Meditation. Talks on Buddhism.

Teachings in Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) BGKT’s Open Meetings are based on Mindfulness in Plain English, Loving-Kindness in Plain English, Start Here, Start Now: A Short Guide to Mindfulness Meditation and The In Plain English series by Buddhist Monk Venerable Bhante Henepola Gunaratana (one of the Founder Spiritual Advisors to BGKT) published by Wisdom Books.

BGKT Open Meeting Timetable for home use available at

BGKT Open Meeting Timetable

CMDM Cumbria Moon Day Meditation

CMDM Cumbria Moon Day Meditation. Cumbrian Theravada Buddhists meditating together at their homes. All welcome. Free.

CMDM Cumbria Moon Day Meditation

BGKT Vesak Celebration

BGKT holds an annual Vesak Celebration in Kendal on the Full Moon Day in May. All welcome. Free. 2023 Friday 5 May 7pm-9pm.


Vesak Timetable for Home Celebration


21 May
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Castle Street Community Centre
Castle Street
Kendal, LA9 7AD Kendal
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