IN 2020 and 2021 (due to COVID) , St Bees will is celebrating the 900th year since the founding of St Bees Priory.
The Village holds an annual Fete, the “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 or the Adams Recreation Ground. There are also multiple stalls, refreshments, including a beer tent. This nroamlly takes place in June.
The summer 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.
An annual competition to build an artistic representation on a specified theme from sand and beach flotsam.
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!
St Bees Mummers
Every year the mummers perform in the village pubs on Christmas Eve.
New Year’s Day
A.M. – Tractor trundle to the beach,
P.M – pram race down the Main Street
Throughout the year there are many other events – concerts, illustrated lectures, plays, pub music nights – electronic and accoustic, etc.
To see what is planned for any particular month see the Parish Magazine for the current month.