31 Things to do in Liverpool this August
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With summer in full swing, we’ve got your August social calendar sorted.
From club nights to garden parties, family fun and a chance for students to let their hair down, Liverpool truly comes alive in August. With the warm weather set to continue, we’re making the most of it with rooftop parties, film screenings, BBQ’s and more. We’ve got giant beaches, high octane drama on the waterfront and enough Gin to sink a ship! Get your factor 50 on and get ready to make some memories.
Here’s 31 things to do in Liverpool in August…..
1 – Down to Funk, Kazimier Gardens
We’re kicking off our summer in Liverpool with a massive party at Rat Alley, Kazimier Gardens, the scene of many a summer night story, and you should see the line up of DJ’s and live music. It’s free entry before 11 and a fiver on the door after that. More details here.
2 – Beavertown Roof Party, HUS
There’s a summer of love ahead at HUS Rooftop starting with the Beavertown Roof Party on 5th August. Loads of beers, juicy burgers and a kick ass view of our city! More here.
3 – Rum & Reggae Festival, Olympia
Raise a toast to summer with Rum & Reggae day and night party at Liverpool Olympia on 18th August. Steels drums, DJ’s and all the rum! Info and tickets here.
4 – Charlotte Tilbury Masterclass, Gusto
Perfect your Dolce Vita look with a Charlotte Tilbury make up class with Gusto nibbles on 8th August. Tickets here.
5 – Minton Tiles Revealed, St George’s Hall
You’ve another chance to see the stunning Great Hall Minton Tile floor in all it’s glory at St George’s Hall from 3rd til 12th August. It’s just £3 on the door to go take a peak.
6 – Folk on the Dock, Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Folk on the Dock returns with a wealth of live music across multiple stages at the Albert Dock on 25th-27th August for some bank holiday weekend fun. See the line up here.
7 – Tainted Love Ultimate 80s Party, Camp & Furnace
There’s bank holiday weekend music fun with Tained Love’s Ultimate 80’s party at Camp & Furnace on 25th August. Expect Bowie, Madge, The Police, Jacko and more. Info here.
8 – International Beatleweek 2018
The World Famous celebration of the Fab Four, International Beatleweek kicks off on 22nd – 28th August and brings 70 of the finest Beatles tribute acts together to mark 50 years since The White Album! All the info and line up here.
9 – Roy Chubby Brown, Liverpool Empire
Roy Chubby Brown is bringing his unique, scandalous humour back to Liverpool on 12th August and you can bet it’ll be packed with a fresh supply of politically incorrect, blue jokes! Tickets here.
10 – Cirque du Soleil OVO, Echo Arena
The incredible Cirque du Soleil comes to Echo Arena on 16th-19th August with a celebration of nature that will blow your mind. With 50 performers from 17 different countries, you’re in for a memorable show! Tickets here.
11 – Bombed Out Church, Sunday Market
The Bombed Out Church continues it’s summer culture series with a Sunday Market on 26th August. There’ll be Artisan creations, Arts and Crafts, Street food & Live music. Info here.
12 – Adventure Dock, Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
When the temperatures rise in the city, what better way to cool off and have fun than with Adventure Dock! All you need is a swimming costume & plenty of energy! More info here.
13 – Run for Rhys, Croxteth Park
Get yourself to Croxteth Park with the dog and the kids and take part in the 2nd annual Run for Rhys event, remembering schoolboy Rhys Jones and raising money for the local community. We’ll see you there on 26th August for a fab family day. Info here.
14 – Red Bull Drift Shifters, The Strand
Get yourself to the Strand on 19th August to watch some high octane action from the Red Bull Drift Shifters in the shadow of the Royal Liver Building. Tickets and info here.
15 – A Level Results Party, CIRCO
Why not celebrate those straight A’s (or completely flunking out) with an epic A Level party at CIRCO this summer. Tickets have been released for this 16th August bash that’s strictly over 18’s only. Info here.
16 – Mam I’m Ere, Royal Court
Are you ready for a hilarious, scouse disco spectacular? Mam I’m Ere is back at the Royal Court until 11th August and it’s bloody brilliant! Get your tickets here.
17 – Heathers 30th Anniversary Screening, FACT
Oh Veronica! Can you believe it’s been 30 years since Winona Rider starred in cult classic Heathers? Relive all the drama with a special screening at FACT on 13th August. Tickets here.
18 – Strange Collective All Dayer, Constellations
Get down to Constellations on 11th August as Strange collective release their debut album with special burning party. Buy a record and launch it into the fire pit with a bevvy in hand! More info here.
19 – Jasper James, Day Night Party, 24 Kitchen Street
Glaswegian House producer, Jasper James is bringing a stellar line up of DJ’s to 24 Kitchen Street for a day/night party on 11st August. Don’t miss this, tickets here.
20 – August Bank Holiday at Cain’s Brewery Village
The entire Cain’s Brewery Village is coming together to host a free bank holiday music festival with loads of live bands, food and drink offers and an unbeatable atmosphere. More info here.
21 – The Great British Gin Festival, Liverpool Olympia
The Great British Gin Festival brings all your favourite Gin brands, cocktail demo’s and even a VR Gin Distillery to the Olympia on 4th August. Tickets here.
22 – Calderstones Beach
There’s buckets and spades worth of fun at Calderstones Park this summer as Calderstones Beach brings a giant sand pit, fairground rides for all ages and comfy deck chairs for mums and dads, plus lots more. Info here.
23 – Grease Sing Along, British Music Experience
The BME invites you to singalong as Grease plays on the big screen on 16th August. Whether you’re a T Bird or a Pink Lady we want to hear your give it your all! Tickets and info here.
24 – Bottomless G&T Brunch, NYL
Summer is the perfect time to check out Liverpool first and only Bottomless G&T Brunch at NYL Restaurant & Bar. Get the girls together and check out this stunning venue and tasty brunch dishes every Saturday and Sunday. Clink, Clink! Menus and more here.
25 – Jake Shears live at Arts Club
Scissor Sister’s frontman, Jake Shears plays the Arts Club on Tuesday 21st August and you just know it’ll be one hell of a show! Last few tickets available here.
26 – Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, The Merchant
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of the most iconic albums ever recorded at The Merchant on 26th August. We just wanna be with you everywhere! Details here.
27 – Spice Girls V Destiny’s Child V Rihanna, Camp & Furnace
There’s a whole load of sweet female attitude going down at Camp and Furnace on 31st August as the triple whammy playlist of our dreams kicks off from 9pm! Which team are you? Tickets here.
28 – Part Time Pizza Party at Crazy Pedro’s
We’re eagerly anticipating the August special pizza at Crazy Pedro’s and there’s no where better to kick ass at Beer Pong while sipping on frozen margaritas than on the terrace with a fresh slice. Check it out here.
29 – DJ Martin Whitehead at Grand Central Food Bazaar
This is your chance to dine on some seriously luscious local food in an incredible setting and with a killer soundtrack from DJ Martin Whitehead. Get down to Grand Central Food Bazaar on 10th August and tuck in. Details here.
30 – Super Marvel Quiz, Yard & Coop
Our fave buttermilk chicken supplier, Yard & Coop has been hosting it’s regular Thursday night quiz all summer long and on 9th August its all about the Marvel Superheroes. Do you know your Bucky’s from your Spidermen? More info here.
31 – Gin & Rum Festival, St George’s Hall
Pick up your free satchel and copa glass at St George’s Hall Gin & Rum Festival and check out the 7 themed bars, masterclasses, live music and fabulous street food! Tickets here.
Don’t forget the easiest way to get around our region is by using one of our amazing public transport networks. The Merseyrail Family Ticket is great value and can help you save bucket loads on summer travel, find out more here. Plus Arriva has a whole network of bus routes across Merseyside and it’s never been easier to plan your day out, click here to find out more.
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