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15 things you can get up to this Halloween weekend in Liverpool (29-31 October)

2 years ago

By The Guide Liverpool

With pumpkins just about everywhere you look, it’s hard to miss that there’s something pretty spooky happening this weekend.

Halloween is finally here so if you’ve got room in your plans for something extra, we’ve got you covered.

Here are 15 creepy (and not-so creepy) things happening around Liverpool this weekend …

Dave Graham takes to the decks for a huge Halloween party at Tres Liverpool

The absolute DJ legend that is Dave Graham taking control of the tunes for a monstrous night at Tres cocktail bar on Temple Court this Saturday. It’s the first night of his new monthly residency there, he’ll be going to go crazy with the dressing up box and it’s going to be massive. 

More info here.

Grab a bite at the new Liverpool Cathedral Welsford Bistro

Food at Liverpool Cathedral Welsford Bistro is always fantastic and obviously the surroundings are stunning. Now there’s not only a new main autumn menu, there’s a new kids one too with mini versions of favourites like their classic fish and chips. They’re also open for brunch if you’re visiting earlier.

More info here.

Watch the spectacular Katumba Carnival

The Katumba Halloween Carnival is back as part of Routes & Roots – Festival of the African Diaspora and this year there’ll be an amazing stage show at the Bombed Out Church from 5pm to 9pm and surprise pop-up performances around Church Street and Liverpool ONE on Sunday from 4.30-9pm. 

Batala brings three spooky performances to the Albert Dock

The irresistible rhythms of the Batala drummers will be celebrating Halloween at the Albert Dock, bringing their samba reggae beats to the waterfront for three performances on Sunday from 7pm. It’s a colourful spectacular of music and dance for all the family, guaranteed to get you moving.

More info here.

The River of Light continues to shine across the waterfront

This year’s River of Light trail started last weekend and it’s already been attracting big crowds, so don’t miss it. There are 12 new stunning illuminated artworks to discover, along the river and dotted around the city centre on a 2k route. It’s all free to see and on until November 7.

More info here.

Homotopia presents Queer, as in Funny

Rosie Jones, who’s a regular on TV shows like 8 out of 10 Cats and Mock the Week, takes on the role of MC for a night of comedy as part of this year’s Homotopia festival featuring Sian Davies, Rosie Wilby, Kitty Messalina and Sam Serrano. At the Capstone Theatre, Shaw Street, on Saturday from 7.30pm. 

Celebrate Halloween at Southport Pleasureland

Round off the half term holiday by taking the kids for a ghoulish day out to Southport Pleasureland’s  Halloween Spooktacular. It’s been all decked out with pumpkins, bats, spiders and ghostly gardens so you’re in for a (nicely) terrifying treat and you can book for a live theatre performance of the Twitchy Witch then meet the Witch herself. 

More info here.

Halloween weekend at Entry Bar

Look out for a triple threat on Seel Street this weekend because Entry Bar has teamed up with its neighbours at Only Fools and BallPark to create a Halloween bar crawl on Sunday. A £12 ticket gets you a cocktail in each bar, or if you just fancy Entry Bar they’ve got Halloween cocktails, music and games all weekend.

More info here.

Tuck into the new menu at Mamasan in Liverpool ONE

Good news for fans of Mamasan because it’s added a brand-new selection of Southeast Asian-inspired dishes to its a la carte menu for winter. New starters include Katsu Chicken Bao Buns loaded with rainbow slaw, pickled chillies and curry mayo and there’s a gorgeous sounding Red Curry of Confit Duck with charred pineapple as a main.

More info here.

Take your mini monsters to a Halloween Ball at Grand Central Hall

From 12.30pm to 3.30pm on Saturday, Grand Central on Renshaw Street will be all spooked up for an inclusive family version of its Halloween Ball, created by the Garlands crew. Expect a mini monsters disco, live entertainment, party games, trick or treat and a prize for the best dressed.

More info here.

The party continues with a Garlands Bedlam Dead Famous party Saturday night

After dark, Grand Central keeps the Halloween theme going with the Garlands Bedlam Dead Famous Halloween party featuring the one and only drag superstar Jodie Harsh as a special guest. There’ll be back-to-back dance anthems across two rooms and a chance to win flights to Ibiza for the 2022 opening parties.

More info here.

The Watering Can launches its new Sunday roast menu

The Watering Can in Greenbank Park is a great place for food (don’t get us started on all that amazing cake) and now there’s a new roast menu from this Sunday, 2 courses for £26 with a wine or beer. Book ahead for roast Goosnargh chicken, salt marsh lamb rump, Aberdeen Angus beef or porcini, butter bean and chestnut roast.

More info here.

Autumn day out at Speke Hall

Autumn’s full-on now, with all the lovely colours and the piles of leaves to trample through, so it’s the perfect time for a day out to Speke Hall. It’s got a whole programme of autumn activities for all the family and, as a warm-up bonus, you can now get a pumpkin spiced latte or tiramisu latte at the Home Farm restaurant, to drink in or takeout on your walk.

More info here.

DJ Low Steppa plays Mansion Liverpool

This Saturday, there’s a big night at Mansion for Halloween with DJ Low Steppa plus residents Ian Longo, Rob McPartland, Liam Cooper, Kieran Gilfoyle, and Danny Black, 9pm to 4am. Tables are already sold out, but there are limited tickets available.

More info here.

What’s Love Got To Do With It – Tina Turner tribute at the Empire

If you love a bit of Tina, and who doesn’t fancy themselves doing Proud Mary after a few wines, then get along to the Empire for a feelgood Tina Turner tribute show on Saturday, produced by the team behind Whitney – Queen of the Night. All the hits and just one enormous energetic night.

More info here.


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