The Festival Co was founded in 1998 by a volunteer board of directors and it remains all volunteer to this day despite having been credited with creating a spend of over £40m to West Cumbria since 1998.
Day to day running is from an office in Richardsons Wines on Lowther Street.
Our remit is to ‘Increase the economic viability of Whitehaven and West Cumbria by events and marketing’. Up until 2012, our major event every June was the Whitehaven Maritime Festival but this grew to such an extent that we outgrew the towns ability to host it hence its demise last year. We launched a series of smaller events headlined by the Western Lakes Home and Garden Show of which the next event is 15th and 16th
Friday 15th & Saturday 16th May 2015
Events for December 2014 and Summer 2015. Click on the images for more information