31 things to do this July in Liverpool
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Summer is officially on and we’ve got a whole months worth of events lined up in Liverpool.
July in Liverpool is packed to the rafters with festivals, club nights, summer garden parties and loads of opportunities to dine and drink al fresco. LIMF, Pride in Liverpool, Brazilica, Netball World Cup Fan Park and loads more ensure there’s something to do, pretty much every single day throughout the month.
Get ready to soak up the summer vibes this July in Liverpool with our run down and tag us in your pics and videos on socials @TheGuideLpool.
Here’s 31 ways to spend your summer days this July in Liverpool…
1 – LIMF 2019
Just look at that line up! LIMF returns to Sefton Park on 20th-21st July and it’s just £11 for a day ticket. Fab family atmosphere and activities, four different stages, international and local talent from 12pm on each day. It’s what summer was made for. Get your tickets here.
2 – The Netball World Cup & L1 Fan Park
It’s all eyes on the M&S Bank Arena for the Vitality Netball World Cup from 12th-21st July. Liverpool ONE is hosting the official fan park where you can watch every game streamed live and more. Info here.
3 – Pride in Liverpool , Come As You Are
Get ready to paint the city in rainbows as Pride in Liverpool puts on its hugely popular annual march and live music stages to celebrating the LGBTQ+ community on Saturday 27th July. All the line up info here.
4 – Let’s Rock Liverpool
Let’s Rock Liverpool will take place at Croxteth Hall Country Park on Saturday 27th July 2019 and bring with it an amazing line up of retro artists. We’re talking The Human League, Tony Hadley, Marc Almond, Midge Ure, Go West and more. Info here.
5 – Summer in Southport
If boutique shopping, independent foodie hot spots and unbeatable sunsets are on your agenda this July, it has to be Southport. A walk along Southport Pier is the perfect end to a day out at the seaside and it’s less than an hour from the city centre with Merseyrail. More info here.
6 – Gladys Knight, M&S Bank Arena
The Empress of Soul herself, Gladys Knight performs all her hits and tracks from her critically acclaimed new album at the M&S Bank Arena on Sunday 7th July. Don’t miss you chance to see and hear this legend perform in our very own city. Tickets here.
7 – Knowsley Safari Park
Did you know there’s so much more to a day out at Knowsley Safari than just the amazing 5 mile safari drive? Wander the Tiger Trail and see sisters Sinda and Bira, stop by to see Sea Lions Arthur and Biffo do some tricks and tuck into some tasty snacks and meals too. Loads more info here.
8 – Cream Classical, Sefton Park
Every wondered what your favourite Cream club tracks would sound like performed by a live orchestra? In Sefton Park? On a summer night in July? Get your tickets for Cream Classical on Friday 19th July and find out. Tickets here.
9 – War Horse, Liverpool Empire
How lucky are we? The incredible stage production of War Horse returns to Liverpool Empire from 31st July. Record numbers saw the awe inspiring puppetry back in 2017 and we can guarantee this visit will sell out too. Get your tickets here.
10 – QM2 Returns to the Mersey
Cruise Liverpool is excited to welcome the Queen Mary 2 back to the River Mersey on Tuesday 16th July. For fans of the famous Cunard line, seeing this huge ocean liner docked in the city is a real treat. Find out more here.
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11 – Celebrating Bold Street
On Sunday 7th July Bold Street will come alive with one big fun-filled street party. Expect entertainment, art and craft stalls plus plenty of food and drink from your favourite restaurants, cafés and bars. A fab one for all the family. Info here.
12 – Liverpool Disco Festival Summer Party
Constellations will host the Liverpool Disco Festival Summer Party on Saturday 6th July and the line up looks amazing. General release tickets are flying out at just £16, head this way to get yours.
13 – The Mowgli Dog Trust Show
Claremont Farm will once again host The Mowgli Dog Trust Show on Sunday 7th July from 9am. There’s 12 categories of awards on offer plus food and craft beer stalls, interactive children’s activities throughout the day. Tickets here.
14 – Brazilica
The Brazilica main carnival day is Saturday 13th July and we love nothing more than shaking what our mommas gave us to those amazing rhythms. Dancers, 16 different bands and an amazing atmosphere awaits. Check out the fringe celebrations here.
15 – RLB 360
Did you know you can look out over the city from the 15th floor of our Royal Liver Building, after hours? Brand new for 2019, RLB 360 gives visitors the chance to climb up to our beloved Liver Birds for a sunset view like no other. Find out more here.
16 – A Midsummer Nights Dream, Bombed Out Church
Odd Socks return to St Luke’s Bombed Out Church on 13th -14th July with Midsummer Night’s Dream. Four young lovers run away to a summer festival in the woods and before long they unwittingly find themselves the subjects of tricks, played on them by with hilarious results. Tickets here.
17 – Blitzed Liverpool, Museum of Liverpool
If you do one thing this month, go and see Blitzed at Museum of Liverpool. Through personal accounts and 60 photographs taken by Liverpool City Police from 1940 – 1941, this exhibition brings to life the impact of the war in Liverpool through the eyes of those directly affected by the bombings. More info here.
18 – American Idiot, Playhouse Theatre
Green Day’s explosive rock musical, American Idiot comes to the Liverpool Playhouse Theatre from 9th -13th July to mark the show’s 10th anniversary and the 15th anniversary of the Grammy Award winning original album. Starring singer-songwriter Luke Friend (X-Factor), Tom Milner (The Voice and Waterloo Road) and introducing Sam Lavery as Whatsername. Tickets here.
19 – Liv Sync Battle, Camp & Furnace
Fancy helping to raise vital funds for Claire House Hospice while having a fab night out down the Baltic? Get your tickets for Liv Sync Battle at Camp & Furnace on 17th July and watch as 10 amateur performers pay tribute to their fave icons all in the name of charity. More info here.
20 – Viva Forever, Spice Girls on the Mersey
Mersey Ferries continues its night cruise season on Friday 5th July in Liverpool. And it’s all about girl power! Sing and dance the night away to all of your favourite Spice Girls songs like Wannabe, Stop, 2 Become 1, Mama and Too Much, sung live by a group of talented singers. Tickets here.
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21 – Hip Hop Karaoke, Tate Liverpool
You’ve invited to shake off your inhibitions and step up to the mic at Tate Liverpool on 19th July for Hip Hop Karaoke. Taking its influence from the current Keith Haring Exhibition, there’s hundreds of tracks to rhyme to and get the crowd bouncing. Tickets here.
22 – Sunday Roast, Baby E Coffee & Deli
We’ve firmly established that we, as scousers will eat a top quality roast in July, despite the temperatures being tropical. And who can blame us when it looks this good? Get to Baby E Coffee & Deli on Dale street and get stuck in to this. More info here.
23 – Beat Boutique, Constellations
Beat Boutique see’s a selection of some of Liverpool’s headline DJ’s from it’s iconic nightclubs join together at Constellations on 19th July to parade a perfect mix of new and old house anthems. This will go off. Get your tickets here.
24 – Robin S Live, 53 Liverpool
Liverpool loves its anthems and the chance to sing along with the original artist is one not to be missed. Studio 53 at 53 Liverpool presents Robin S live on Friday 27th July. If you’re not already singing Show Me Love or Luv 4 Luv are you even scouse? Tickets here.
25 – Unofficial Love Island Final Rooftop Viewing, Liberte
Brunswick Street’s Liberté is set to host the unofficial Love Island Final viewing party up on the rooftop on 29th July and if you’ve been glued to the box all month long, you wont want to miss this fab farewell to the islanders. Tickets here.
26 – Small Plate Dining, NYL Restaurant & Bar
With the warm weather comes the tendency to enjoy more small plates and ‘picky bits’ and NYL Restaurant & Bar has got you sorted. With a fab 3 for £15 offer on throughout July, you can tuck into the likes of Thai salmon fishcakes, Smoky BBQ baby back ribs, pizettes, straw fries, sweet potato hummus and more. Check out the menu and more here.
27 – Summer Soul All Dayer
Kick start your Summer Soul All Dayer at Yard from 2pm and move over to Yard after 7pm for an event packed with 11 hours of classic and modern soul, soulful house, disco, jazz funk, jazz, 80s boogie, 90s r&b, reggae and lovers. Now that’s what we call summer lovin’. Tickets are £10 here or £12 on the door.
28 – Waterfront Dining, Royal Albert Dock
If there’s a perfect place to dine during the summer, with that cool breeze from the river, it has to be The Royal Albert Dock. From Italian feasts for all the family at Gusto to freshly baked pastries on the go at Rough Hand Made and traditional Thai dishes from Rosa’s, there’s something for everyone. More info here.
29 – As Seen on Screen Yoga, Walker Art Gallery
Okay how about this for a different way to spend a Saturday morning? As part of its As Seen On Screen exhibition, Walker Art Gallery invites you to get bendy in the sculpture gallery from 9am – 10am on both Friday 5th and Saturday 27th July, the latter being a special Pride edition! Find out more here.
30 – Madonnathon, The Merchant
There’s free entry into the annual Madonnathon at The Merchant on Saturday 27th July from 10pm. Expect to hear a whole load of Madge bangers including ‘ Borderline’, ‘Holiday’ and ‘Like A Virgin’. Bring your best moves. More info here.
31 – Gin & Rum Festival, Lutyens Crypt
The UK’s largest Gin & Rum Festival tour comes to Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral, Lutyens Crypt on 26th and 27th July. Get ready to be spoilt for choice with over 60 different Gins and 60 different Rums in an amazing venue for you to discover. Session tickets here.