Catch up with old friends, form a new tribe, debate ideas and share inspiration
Festival parties, community gatherings, brand demonstrations and an epic trail run thrown in for good measure. We have it all.
For all of the family
Inspire the younger generation with our great range of family friendly eventsBrowse our family events
Many say the entire Kendal weekend is one big party. It's true, but we also hold a series of special party events over the Festival weekend including live bands, a silent disco and a ceilidh.Book tickets
Our Photography Competition is back
Win a £500 Heart of the Lakes holiday voucher
Entry is now open to our 12th annual photography competition. Presented by Heart of the Lakes.Enter your photographs
Run Away With Us
Voted one of the TOP 50 races by Runner's World!
Taking place over the Festival weekend, our adidas TERREX 10k Trail Run follows a classic route, strewn with natural obstacles. No hay bales or mudbaths here – just lots of great ascents, jaw dropping vistas, grassy trails and a great town centre finish.Enter today!
Thanks to our presenting partner - Columbia
For more than 80 years, Columbia have been making gear for people who enjoy the outdoors
We are honoured and proud to have Columbia as our presenting partner.Delve into their world
Our social hub
Catch up with old friends, form a new tribe, debate ideas and share inspiration. Step into our Basecamp Village and you’ll be transported to an adventure wonderland. Jam-packed with the world’s finest outdoor brands. Try out the latest kit, grab a refreshing drink and enjoy an incredible lineup of FREE content on the Marmot stage.
Kick things off
Celebrate the grand Festival opening with our very own alpine descent and a programme of free films for our wonderful local community.
Trail Blaze Weekend
Now sold out!
Our Trail Blaze Weekend experience returns for the third time.Find out more