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15 things you can get up to this weekend in Liverpool (20-22 August)


We’re already counting down to the bank holiday, big news for everyone who’s lucky enough to get the full three days off, but in the meantime there’s still lots going on in Liverpool this weekend.

If you’re staycationing on the Costa del Mersey this summer, here are 15 suggestions for things you can get out and about to do …

Watch films on the rooftop at the FACT Cinema In The City 

Cinema in the City, presented by FACT, brings together the best in independent cinema and showcases emerging talent from local filmmakers.  On the rooftop garden of the Cotton Exchange, there’s food and drink from Maray too so if you love cinema, falafel and cocktails this is the one. Catch Rare Beasts and Stray this weekend.

More info here.

Makers Market at the Royal Albert Dock

More than 50 stalls will be set up around the Albert Dock on Sunday with great local independent makers, bakers and creators all selling their products. There’ll be everything from artisan bread and locally-ground coffee to hand-crafted jewellery. It’s free and runs from 11am to 4pm and don’t forget the dock’s Great British Seaside celebration is still on as well. 

More info here.

The Drifters at the M&S Bank Arena auditorium

The absolutely legendary American RnB group The Drifters are back on tour in the UK performing all their classic hits from the last six decades and they’re stopping off for one night in Liverpool on Sunday. Prepare for a fantastic nostalgia fest with songs like Under The Boardwalk, Stand By Me, Saturday Night at the Movies and loads more.

More info here.

The Further Adventures of Dr Dolittle at Sefton Park Palm House

This is a great one for the family – award-winning outdoor theatre company Illyria is putting on a fabulous new adaptation of The Further Adventures of Doctor Dolittle in the Palm House on Sunday. Spend the afternoon talking to the animals, from 3pm onwards – bring your own rugs/chairs to sit on and a picnic if you fancy.

More info here.

Find out more about our city with The Streets Where We Live walking tour

Learn fascinating facts about the city we live in, the street names, monuments and landmarks, and explore the role of the slave trade on this free walking tour, co-presented by the Everyman & Playhouse Theatres with Liverpool historian Laurence Westgaph. Tours start off at Falkner Square Gardens and are on until next Sunday.

More info here.

Summer Lovin’ The Musicals at Camp & Furnace

We’re always loving summer so this one’s right up our street – can’t beat a night of all things Mamma Mia, Grease and Dirty Dancing! Expect all the hits, sing-a-longs, movie moments, themed cocktails and decor and just plenty of Summer Lovin’ musical fun – plus you’re invited to dress up if you like, and who doesn’t? Friday from 8pm.

More info here.

Unleash your inner rock god at The Bon Jovi Experience

Get ready to belt out Livin’ On a Prayer because The Bon Jovi Experience, the world’s number one tribute to Bon Jovi, are at the O2 Academy on Friday night. They’ve performed huge stadium anthems on stage with the man himself, so you can look forward to amazing vocals and a great night if you’re a fan.

More info here.

Join the Dancing Queens at Abba In The Yard

Speaking of sing-a-longs and fabulous tribute acts, if you love everyone’s favourite Swedish foursome then head over to Box Yard on Great Howard Street where you can join the other Dancing Queens for an outdoor live music performance from UK’s leading ABBA tribute. Friday, 6pm to 10pm and there’s street food stalls to grab a bite between songs.

More info here.

Bring the whole family to Smoke & Dough for a meal out

If you’re looking for somewhere to eat out and treat all the family, then no need to compromise just get to Smoke & Dough in Liverpool ONE to please everyone. Adults can make the most of gorgeous grilled meats cooked at the table, and kids can enjoy their own menu with pizza and Bento Boxes.

More info here.

Jump on the half-price deal Southport Pleasureland

Well into the summer holidays so it could be time to let off some steam and just have a brilliant day’s fun and Southport Pleasureland is just the place for that. Plus, as an added bonus to save some cash, they’ve got a Back to School sale on with 50% off rider tickets for this week only, on until Sunday.

More info here.

Book a Silent Disco Tour

Flat shoes or dancing shoes? Go for both and get yourself onto the best dancing walking tour in Liverpool. The Silent Disco is totally about the fun vibes, big smiles and all the boogie moves you’ve got to offer – all while you’re walking round Liverpool with headphones on. 60 minutes of music mayhem, setting off from the Club House in Liverpool ONE.

More info here.

Live music, drinks and good times at Jimmy’s Liverpool

We missed all of those so much over the last 18 months so now we’re making up for lost time and cramming it in. Try Jimmy’s opposite the Bombed Out Church for live music, great beers and ciders and their famous Rock ‘n’ Roll BBQ. And give the all-day roast a go if you’re around there on Sunday.

More info here.

Steak Night at The CowShed on Seel Street

Steak fans won’t need telling how amazing CowShed is but if you’ve never been before or just need a reason to go back then here it is – a dedicated weekend Steak Night! Choose your favourite cut, maybe a little sauce on the side, then leave it in the hands of the experts to cook it how it should be.

More info here.

Kids go FREE to the AI: More Than Human Exhibition at World Museum

If you want a glimpse into the future, AI at World Museum has it because it’s full of interactive and immersive displays which show how artificial intelligence is becoming part of life. You’ll even get to see robo-puppy Aibo who barks, walks and does tricks. Book online and kids under 17 go free.

More info here.

Have a Sunday roast at The Elephant Pub & Bakehouse

Sunday roast is a main attraction at the Elephant in Woolton Village and it’s easy to see why. Served from 12 until 8pm, you get a choice of roast beef, roast pork belly, roast chicken or a veggie option of roast sweet potato, beetroot and lentil wellington – plus there’s pigs in blankets or cauli cheese to add.

More info here.

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