Lakes alive

Lakes Alive Festival

Lakes Alive returns to Kendal 8-10 September 2017!

Lakes Alive - Kendal's fantastic arts festival - will return on 8-10 September 2017.

The free festival offers a weekend of spectacular happenings in and around Kendal and wider Lake District National Park.

In 2016 Lakes Alive attracted 20,000 people.

Visitors experienced vibrant illuminations, digital delights, intimate performances, amazing installations and spectacular happenings.

We are busy putting together an exciting programme for Lakes Alive 2017 and make announcements shortly.

There will be great things to see and do for families and art lovers alike.

The date of the festival has changed from 2016 – and is now taking place in the second weekend of September (8-10).

What is Lakes Alive?

Now heading into its second year, Lakes Alive is a free family friendly arts festival that takes place in Kendal and wider area.

It gives Kendal residents and visitors the chance to enjoy spectacular cultural happenings. And have fun!

What happened at Lakes Alive last year?

Lakes Alive Bird Hive

More than 20000 people enjoyed three days of activities which included creating spectacular ice sculptures at Kendal Castle, live music, theatre, puppets, and poetry.

The churches of Kendal opened their doors to musicians, poets and  artist Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon.

Measuring seven metres in diameter, the inflated moon featured detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface.

When and where will this happen?

Lakes Alive takes place from Friday 8 September to Sunday 10 September at indoor and outdoor locations across Kendal.

What events or art can we see this year?

We are busy pulling together a fantastic programme for Lakes Alive 2017.

Be the first to hear about Lakes Alive news by signing-up to our festival e-newsletter.

You can also follow Lakes Alive on Twitter.

Visit The Lakes Alive website for more information.