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What’s on in Carlisle this summer


There’s always something spectacular to get excited about in Cumbria’s most beloved city

Now that summer has finally arrived, we’re constantly looking for ways to make it a season to remember with great events and unique entertainment. Well, there’s nowhere better to find it than in Carlisle.

From famous faces and boogie nights to spooky tours and afternoon tea, there is no end to great activities taking place this summer in the heart of Cumbria. So, to make sure you don’t miss out on the fun, we’ve put together this essential guide to all the most exciting events in Carlisle this season. What are you most excited for?

The Carlisle Story

When? 4th July 2018

Where? Carlisle City Centre

How much? £8

Enjoy an evening walking tour to discover the most unbelievable stories and characters from Carlisle’s past, from Roman emperors to Scottish kings!


When? 6th July 2018

Where? The Brickyard

How much? £5 advance

Launchpad is back! The beloved indie show returns to showcase the best local and up-and-coming talent, including Wolfpeake.

Afternoon Tea with Jake Quickenden

When? 8th July 2018

Where? The Halston

How much? £7.50

Join Dancing on Ice’s 2018 champion Jake Quickenden as he skates into The Halston for Afternoon Tea. He’ll also be doing a Q&A and performing his favourite songs.

Carlisle City Ghost Tour

When? 12th July 2018

Where? Carlisle City Centre

How much? £10

If you’re feeling brave, enjoy a Spooktacular tour though the bloodiest aspects of Carlisle’s past, including tales of terror and even murder!

Chris Ramsey: Just Happy to Get Out of the House Tour

When? 13th July 2018

Where? The Sands Centre

How much? £20 + booking fee

Award-winning, critically acclaimed comedian Chris Ramsey has extended his return to Carlisle due to popular demand, so you have another chance to see his hilarious new show.

Carlisle Race for Life 5k & 10k

When? 15th July 2018

Where? Bitts Park

How much? £14.99 or £10 for children

Get moving for a good cause or just show your support as the iconic Race for Life returns to Carlisle this year.

Carlisle Pretty Muddy 5k

When? 15th July 2018

Where? Bitts Park

How much? £14.99 or £10 for children

For a messier alternative to the Race for Life, get muddy in honour of Cancer Research with this fun, filthy obstacle course.

Soul Legends with Lemar

When? 20th July 2018

Where? The Sands Centre

How much? £26 + booking fee

The smash hit spectacular, Soul Legends, is coming to Carlisle. Featuring classic from Tina Turner, Lionel Richie and Barry White, enjoy an evening of hits with two-time Brit Award winner Lemar.

Tipsy Tullie G&T Event

When? 21th July 2018

Where? Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

How much? £35

Tipsy Filly are taking over the iconic Tullie House, making for a fantastic G&T event with a twist. Refreshing!

Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast Tour

When? 1st — 2nd August 2018

Where? Carlisle City Centre

How much? £27.50 + booking fee

North East darling Sarah Millican is coming to Carlisle for two nights with her celebrated new tour Control Enthusiast. This hilarious opportunity is not to be missed!

Murder at the Movies

When? 4th August 2018

Where? Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

How much? £35

This unique interactive mystery event is criminally good, allowing you to discover clues, interrogate suspects and even catch the killer.

Jesse Ward: Bubbleologist

When? 11th August 2018

Where? Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

How much? £2 for adults, £5 for children

There’s a lot happening at Tullie House this summer, including this magical event for children and big kids too! Enjoy a truly bubbly experience.

5ive and Boogie Night Bingo — 90’s Summer Party

When? 26th August 2018

Where? The Shepherds Carlisle

How much? £27.50

Join iconic boyband 5ive at Boogie Night Bingo’s 90’s Summer Party, and enjoy some of their catchiest and most nostalgic hits! This is a party you don’t want to miss.

There’s never a dull moment in Carlisle, so why not be part of the action? If you’re looking for your new dream home near Carlisle, consider the stunning properties at Homes by Esh’s Suttle Gardens development. Click here to see more of our properties or contact the team directly on 01228 592 582.

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