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9 family events to celebrate Eurovision in Liverpool

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9 family events to celebrate Eurovision in Liverpool
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Eurovision fever has most definitely hit Liverpool, and there really is something for all ages to enjoy.

Eurovision is just around the corner and as the excitement gets going for the world’s favourite song contest, the fun isn’t just for the grown-ups.

Events are being held in and around the city during Eurovision for young people and families to enjoy together – like these:

Firstival – Eurovision Village, Pier Head

Head down to the Pier Head on Bank Holiday Sunday, May 7, because there’s a day-long kids’ festival with live performances, fab music and lots of fun from your favourites from CBBC and CBeebies, including a special set from Andy and the Odd Socks! You can also catch some amazing emerging local artists presented by LIMF Academy including neo-jazz singer Ni Maxine and vocal harmony band Mic Lowry, along with the great House Gospel Choir. Find out more here.

Eurovision Screening – Aintree Racecourse

You can join in all the Eurovision fun at Aintree Racecourse on Saturday, May 13, when the final will be shown on a big screen in the Red Rum Garden. There’ll be entertainment, European food, and Aintree will give you everything you need to get your family in the Eurovision party mood, from flags to your very own scorecards. Kids under 12 go free (but they’ll still need a ticket). More info here.

Eurovision: Craft Workshop – Atkinson, Southport

This is a free drop in event at The Atkinson’s Art Box on Saturday, May 13, from 11am to 3pm. It’s first-come first-served to get stuck into some Eurovision Song Contest-themed craft activities. Find out more here.

Get the latest Eurovision for Liverpool HERE.

Walker Art Party

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Picture – National Museums Liverpool

National Museums Liverpool is celebrating all things creative with a Eurovision-themed art party day at the Walker from 10am-5pm. You can expect a variety of free and paid activities for different ages including art workshops led by Ukrainian artists, face painting, live music, family discos, dressing up, and more.  

Eurovision Viewing Party – World of Glass St Helens

World of Glass is excited to show everyone its new spaces, so it’s organised a Eurovision Viewing Party with loads more packed in. There’s drinks and Ukrainian-inspired food in the Canalside Garden on Saturday, May 13, along with lots of activities for kids. Book tickets here.

Cruising on the Mersey – Eurovision Style

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This is a great one to get everyone in the family involved in Eurovision and enjoy a fab cruise with the best views of the world-famous waterfront that all eyes will be on. To celebrate Liverpool being the 2023 Eurovision host city, Mersey Ferries is offering Eurovision-themed River Explorer Cruises with live sightseeing commentary and music from Tuesday, May 9 to Friday, May 12. Find out more here.

Land & Sky, Home & Dreams

Produced by Go Fly Your Kite as part of EuroFestival, 450 children from Ukraine and 450 children from Merseyside will design and paint their own kites and take part in a simultaneous kite flying finale on Friday, May 5. Merseyside children will fly their kites – representing shared dreams and aspirations – on New Brighton beach at around 10.30am. Find out more here.

Blue and Yellow Submarine Parade

The Blue and Yellow Submarine Parade
The Blue and Yellow Submarine Parade

The Blue and Yellow Submarine Parade is going to be one of the most spectacular large-scale events happening in the run up to Eurovision when an underwater-themed disco will party its way through the streets on Friday May 5, between 6-9pm. Highlights of the parade will be a giant drumming octopus, a jellyfish, and a big disco puffer fish, as well as the iconic submarine. Read more here.

Euro Kids – Museum of Liverpool

Credit: Museum of Liverpool

Museum of Liverpool will be getting into the Eurovision Mood on Sunday, April 30, throwing some shapes and belting out everyone’s favourite Euro classics. From 2pm, you can listen to Rise Trio band from Live Music Now and it’s aimed at children aged 3-8 years old and their adults (although older brothers and sisters can go too!). Find out more here.

Get the latest Eurovision for Liverpool HERE.



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