9 of the Best Liverpool Events to Know About
The unofficial city of culture, Liverpool is brimming with events to know about on your travels!
If you’ve planned a trip to Liverpool, it’s good to know what’s on when you’re there. For one, it can give you a unique experience that you might have otherwise missed. Secondly, you’ll be a little more aware of how busy the city will be at that given time! Take a peek at some of the most exciting Liverpool events to know about throughout the year.
1. International Beatleweek Festival
It wouldn’t be a true list about Liverpool without the Beatles featuring first now would it! The hometown for one of the biggest bands in history, the whole city celebrates for an entire week with the Beatleweek Festival. If you’re staying in the city during this week, make sure to check out their week-long packages for epic events each night and accommodation in the city centre. Alternatively, pick one singular event that takes your fancy, visit the Cavern Club or take a tour of the Beatles Museum.
2. Pride in Liverpool
Usually found in July or August, Liverpool Pride is a monumental weekend of celebration, with a parade of hundreds of rainbow flags, shows with drag queen stars and after parties to take you into the early hours. If you’re after a true sense of community and well-being, this show of support for the LGBTQ+ movement is a great shout. Plus, the pubs and bars around Liverpool join in with deals and events too. Check out the best bars in Liverpool to enjoy after the festival!
3. Grand National
If you’re a gambling kind of guy, this ones for you. Set on the Aintree racecourse, The Grand National is event that everyone knows and should experience once in their lifetime. Stick on your best suit, draw out some cash and place your bets with a day full of day drinking and horse racing. A great activity to add to a weekend in Liverpool, you’re bound to have a hangover the next day!
4. Color Obstacle Rush
Feel like a big kid for the day with the hilarious Color Obstacle Rush. Held in July on the above mentioned Aintree racecourse, a massive obstacle course is set up for crowds of people to race through all in the name of good ol’ fashioned fun. Grab your tickets, splash some powdered paints all over you and your mates and take on the course.
5. LIMF Festival
LIMF, Short for the Liverpool International Music Festival, is an annual event that brings music and people together for one weekend at Sefton Park. From well-known artists to local musicians that you can discover, this underrated festival is a unique way to spend a weekend in Liverpool. If you’re travelling to the city for a long trip but need some weekend inspiration, bring all your friends and family to enjoy some good music, food and drink.
6. Christmas Markets
A lot of groups visit Liverpool around Christmas time, and if you’re planning a festive trip then you can’t miss the Christmas markets. Dotted all around the city centre you’ll find festive fun, delicious food stalls and quirky homemade gifts you can get your loved ones as souvenirs. You’ll find the pretty little Christmas huts open from 16th November to 23rd December in areas like St George’s Hall (right outside Lime Street and Central train station).
7. Liverpool Sound City
Liverpool is well-known for being a musical city, and proof of this point is Liverpool Sound City – another awesome festival that fills the destination with music! Sound City is a 3-day festival right in the centre of The Baltic Triangle that’s perfect for dropping in and out of throughout your stay. This festival is part of the city for those days, creating a buzzing vibe throughout that’s both memorable and vibrant.
8. Fusion Festival
Sefton Park gets a lot of visitors in the summer months, and this is helped by Fusion Festival at the end of August/start of September. Hosting an array of well-known artists and bands, Fusion festival is a long-standing event for fans of good music and better company. Created and produced by Capital FM radio station, you can guarantee a well-organised event to remember that’s a great addition to any trip.
9. Events at the Tate
A slight change of pace from all the musical Liverpool events to know about, the Tate Museum holds a lot of artistic and creative events if you want to soak up some culture while visiting the historic city. From conservation tours to food and drink experiences and even charity events, check their calendar to find a year packed full of fun and unique exhibitions that might take your fancy. This also features in our things to do in Liverpool!
If you’re planning an unreal hen party in Liverpool, it’s always smart to be clued up on the events that are going on at that time of year. This means you can plan around them for the hen weekend or enjoy them while celebrating!