Events & Festivals in Keswick

There are several annual events and festivals that take place in Keswick including the mountain, film jazz and beer festivals.

The Queens is proud to support a number of these events and provides an ideal central base for enjoying them.

The Queens Hotel has been a venue during the Jazz Festival since its inception 22 years ago.  A favourite with jazz lovers and musicians alike the Queens Hotel is the perfect place to stay during the festival.

Each year the Queens Hotel supports the Keswick Mountain Festival and offers the perfect base to enjoy a fantastic weekend of outdoor activities and events.

Opening directly out onto Main Street the hotel provides the ideal location to explore Keswick’s bustling Saturday market and local produce stalls open every Thursday.

Keswick Jazz Festival

22nd Jennings Keswick Jazz Festival

The four day jazz festival (9th - 14th May 2013) will once again bring together many of the world's best exponents of mainstream and traditional jazz.  American and European stars will rub shoulders with a glittering array of Britain's top jazz musicians.  Over 100 jazz events hosted by a dozen different venues.

Keswick Mountain Festival

Keswick Mountain Festival

Keswick Mountain Festival (15th - 19th May 2013) strives to inspire visitors to get out into the great outdoors and showcase the beautiful landscapes of the Lakeland Fells. It offers a varied range of activities for beginners and enthusiasts who are looking for their next challenge.

Keswick Film Festival

Keswick Film Festival

Keswick Film Festival (February 2014) offers a fantastic range of films and opportunities to meet and talk to actors. You can choose from an exciting original mix of 30 UK and international films, previews and UK premières. Guests in 2013 included the actor John Hurt.

Keswick Beer Festival

Keswick Beer Festival

The popular annual beer festival is held every year at the beginning of June on a Friday and Saturday (7th & 8th June 2013). Over 250 barrels of beer, lager and cider are available to sample with great food and several live bands playing throughout the festival. Over 6000 people attended in 2012!

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