Ulverston Charter Events
Ulverston’s Charter was awarded to the town by Edward 1 in 1280, and this historic event is celebrated annually by the Town Mayor. All proceeds raised from the events organised during this Charter will go to the Mayor’s Charities. Events include the CAMRA Beer Festival, flower arranging, gardening show, and the famous lantern procession.
Other events continue beyond the official closing, into 2015. There will be a car boot sale, a tasting evening at Haverigg Smokery, Last Night of the Proms, Halloween Ball, Carols at the Coro, and the Mayor’s Charity Night Concert and Supper. Download the full Events Programme.
Ulverston Canal Anchor Festival
Displays of decorated anchors will creature a sculpture trail along the Canal Towpath between 18 October and 1 November. The canal group are supplying wooden anchor ‘cut outs’ that children and groups can decorate as they wish. Individuals, groups and schools are very welcome to take part. The large anchors are 4ft high for groups with smaller anchors ranging from 1ft – 2ft for individuals. Demonstrations and workshops can be arranged. If you would like to take part, email: [email protected] or text 07720 712928.
New look for Ulverston on the web
Ulverston Town Council has recently taken the decision to consolidate its online presence. Council business is now completely focused on the re-launched Town Council website at ulverstoncouncil.org.uk. Four other websites are currently being shut down, and replaced by this website at visitulverston.com. Please update your browser favourites and website links (as applicable) now. Thank you.
Great Place to Visit
Ulverston is a festival town, attracting participants and visitors from around the world. Ulverston is also known for the Hoad Monument (a replica of the Eddystone Lighthouse), the mile-long canal, the Laurel & Hardy Museum (Stan Laurel was born in Ulverston), the indoor and outdoor markets, and the traditional pubs and tea-shops.
Ulverston has a contemporary feel, whilst retaining a strong sense of its past. You'll appreciate the individual service in Ulverston's specialist shops, pubs and restaurants. Enjoy the street market on Thursdays and Saturdays. Witness real community co-operation at Ford Park. Come to an Ulverston event; you'll be very welcome.
The Charter Festival starts with the CAMRA Beer Festival from 4th to 6th Sept. Over the following week there’s a wide range of events in town. The final event of the Charter Festival is the famous Lantern Procession on 13th September. Join with hundreds of people weaving through the town to form a “River of Light”. This year’s theme is “What’s under Hoad?”.