Village & Local Events

Special events

This year and into 2021, St Bees will be celebrating the 900th year since the founding of St Bees Priory, round which much of the villages’s religious and community activities occur.

St Bees Parish On-Line Photo Competition – Click for more information.

Regular events


This year, In 2021 it’s  31st July at the Recreation Ground.

 The Village holds an annual Village Fete, the “St Bees Bash”,  supported by the Parish Council and the Village School complete with Fancy Dress Parade along Main Street and various games on the St Bees School playing field by the railway line. There are also multiple stalls, refreshments, including a beer tent. This takes place in June.
Garden Show
 A Garden Show is held annually in the St Bees School Sports hall, with floral, vegetable and handicraft sections. Always a well-supported show, it attracts growers from Carlisle down to Barrow and holds its own against competition from the bigger Cumbrian shows.
Beached Art

An annual competition to build an artistic representation of the current subject from sand and beach items.

Santa Parade

 Each year Santa visits the village in December. His sleigh
leaves the turning circle by the entrance to the Fairladies estate and travels along Main Street where Santa switches on on the lights on the Christmas tree at Cross Hill.
The traditional carol concert at the Lifeboat Station follows later in the evening. Everyone (young or old!) is welcome to come and watch and join in the fun!

Other events

Throughout the year there are many other events – concerts, illustrated lectures, plays, races, tractor trundle, pram race, etc.

To see what is planned for any particular month see the Parish Magazine for the current month.

Fete Day
St Bees Fete
St Bees Triers race around the village and beach - many times!
Garden Show
Annual Garden Show
Beached Art
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