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Your guide to May Bank Holiday weekend in Liverpool

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Your guide to May Bank Holiday weekend in Liverpool
Bank Holiday in Liverpool

We’ve lined up a whole weekend’s worth of fun stuff for you to enjoy this Bank Holiday.

There’s a three-day weekend heading our way, so if you’ve managed to get an extra day off and you’re looking for something to do with it, here are 16 ways to spend the May Bank Holiday in Liverpool… 

Bank Holiday Sunday Party at BOXPARK

If you want your Bank Holiday Sunday to be all about an amazing atmosphere, great music and a choice of fantastic street food, you won’t find anywhere better than BOXPARK at Cain’s Brewery Village. There’s a Sunday all-day party happening so get down there between 11am and 11pm.

Find out more here.

Comic Con Liverpool takes over the Exhibition Centre

Comic Con is back at the Exhibition Centre this Saturday and Sunday with its biggest ever show and that means big names from film and TV plus a chance to get dressed up and join in the cosplay. Expect a star-packed line-up including Orlando Bloom, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis and Danny Dyer.

More info here.

The Legend of Ned Ludd is on at the Everyman Theatre

Credit: Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse Theatres

Workers over centuries have fought against the threatening rise of automation and this show at the Everyman reveals their struggles across eras and locations in a fascinating way, by allowing a machine to decide which scenes are shown so making every performance different. On until May 11.

More info here.

The Life of Pi is on at Liverpool Empire Theatre

Life of Pi
Credit: MurphyMade

This Olivier Award-winning production was a sensation on Broadway and the West End so it’s a must-see now it’s on its first UK tour. Told through world class puppetry, the story follows the epic journey of Pi, who’s stranded on a boat with a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, and a Bengal tiger.

Get your tickets here.

China Crisis take to the stage at the Floral Pavilion

China Crisis - Floral Pavilion - The Guide Liverpool Calendar
Credit: Floral Pavilion

China Crisis are up there with the best bands Liverpool’s ever produced and they’re still going strong. Hits like Wishful Thinking, King in a Catholic Style and Black Man Ray left their mark on the charts in the 80s, so for a nostalgic night of top quality music head to the Floral Pavilion on Saturday. 

Find out more here.

Sefton Park Social is on

Credit: Sefton Park Social
Credit: Sefton Park Social

Sefton Park Social is a new series of mini festivals supporting Africa Oye and the Liverpool Disco Festival and it kicks off this weekend. On Sunday, 1-10pm, Liverpool Disco Festival in the Park has a line-up featuring Dave Lee, Pal Joey, Giles Smith, Lev, Morgan, Dharma Collective and Angel Mel plus lots more.

Find out more here.

There’s a Big Country Daytime Party happening at Electrik Warehouse

Big Country Daytime Party
Big Country Daytime Party

The biggest Country Daytime Rave is coming this Saturday. Get to the Electrik Warehouse on Wood Street, 3pm-10pm for a day devoted to music from the likes of Luke Combs, Josh Turner, Luke Bryan, Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, Shania Twain plus themed cocktails and a fabulous light show. 

More info here.

Experience Breakout Liverpool in the city centre

Credit: Breakout Liverpool

If you love a bit of head-scratching clue solving with a bunch of mates then you really need to try Breakout Liverpool on Sir Thomas Street. It’s got 13 different themed live escape rooms to choose from, ideal for groups of two to five, and you’ll have 60 minutes to work as a team and get out.

More info here.

Have a ball at Roxy Ball Room/Roxy Lanes

Roxy Lanes Liverpool
Credit: Roxy Lanes Liverpool

You can’t rely on sunny bank holiday weather so it’s best to have a fun indoor back-up. Get together for ball games and cocktails at Roxy Ball Rooms and Roxy Lanes on School Lane, and try your hand at bowling, shuffleboard, American pool, ice-free curling (at Roxy Lanes) and tech darts.

Find out more here.

Get 50% at Liverpool’s new Voyagers Restaurant

The new Voyagers restaurant on Parr Street has been getting some fantastic reviews for its beautiful small plates and classics menu, and its super-stylish looks, so if you’ve not found out why for yourself yet, now’s definitely the perfect time to because there’s 50% off all food until Bank Holiday Monday. 

Find out more here.

Do some Bank Holiday shopping til late at Cheshire Oaks

Credit: Cheshire Oaks
Credit: Cheshire Oaks

If there’s one brilliant thing a long weekend gifts you it’s extra time to shop! At Cheshire Oaks you won’t just find over 140 designer names at huge discounts so you can have a new season wardrobe refresh, it’s also got The Great Dress Up on until May 12 with all kinds of free events and activities.

Find out more here.

Sound City is happening at various venues across the city 

Credit: Sound City
Credit: Sound City

Live music gets an amazing showcase over the weekend with the return of Sound City kicking off Liverpool’s spring/summer festival season. There’ll be an impressive line-up of emerging talent taking over venues around the city, with this year’s headliners Caity Baser and Scottish indie band The Snuts.

Find out more here.

Day Fever at Camp and Furnace

Camp and Furnace - RISER

Want all the feel of an old school night out but in the daytime? Actress Vicky McClure and her partner Jon from Reverand and the Makers did so they came up with Day Fever which is coming to Liverpool this Saturday. Get an afternoon on the dancefloor and maybe even a cheeky slowie!

Find out more here.

Summer Opening Rooftop Party with Big Luv happening at Gravity Max

Gravity Max
Credit: Gravity Max

Here’s another sign that summer’s on the way – rooftops are starting to re-open! The Big Luv Summer Opening Rooftop Party is happening on Saturday from 5pm til midnight at Gravity Max Liverpool ONE with back-to-back club anthems from Lee Butler, Ian Longo and Steve Cocky.

More info here.

Boys From The Blackstuff continues at the Royal Court

Boys from the Blackstuff. Credit: Royal Court
Boys from the Blackstuff. Credit: Royal Court

Alan Bleasdale’s classic is just as powerful and relevant today as when it made its TV debut 40 years ago. This stage adaptation is sensational with strong performances throughout, especially Barry Sloane as Yosser Hughes. It’s back at the Royal Court after a previous sell-out until May 11.

Book your tickets here.

Enjoy breakfast at Mann Island inside Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia

Celebrate the three-dayer (or cheer yourself up if you got landed with the regular two), with a big brekkie at Nova Scotia. There’s plenty of delicious sweet and savoury options including the speciality Full Mountie breakfast brioche with crispy bacon and maple & mustard sausages.

More info here.

Enjoy a Bank Holiday stay away at The Municipal Hotel & Spa

Indulge over the Bank Holiday weekend and treat yourself to stay at one of the city’s newest hotels. Boasting a range of luxurious rooms, a brasserie, dedicated tea room, the brilliant Palm Court Bar and of course the on site spa, you can be sure you’ll enjoy yourself. And with it being right in the heart of the city, you’re steps away from all of the action.

Book a room here.

Explore Royal Albert Dock

Dr Martin Luther King Jr building and the Hartley Pavilion in Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
C/ Ant Clausen

With so many incredible food and drink options available at The Albert Dock there’s something for everyone to enjoy:

Revolucion de Cuba

Make the most of the long weekend with a trip to Revolucion de Cuba and dance the day away with its Fiesta en Casa party on Sunday 5th May. Expect top tunes from special guest DJ, Ash Wozza, alongside lip-smacking cocktails that will transport visitors to the sunny streets of Cuba. Plus, the first 50 people to purchase a ticket will receive a free drink on arrival – cheers!


Join Revolution for the ultimate battle between two pop icons with a themed Harry Styles vs Taylor Swift Bottomless Brunch on the 4th and 5th of May. Promising to satisfy cravings for great music, delicious food and endless fun, enjoy a brunch dish accompanied by bottomless drinks on Saturday and Sunday with prices starting at £25pp.  


Enjoy a toast and a tipple this bank holiday weekend with Gusto’s bottomless brunch. After savouring a serving of Gusto’s Dough Petals, tuck into a main course of choice accompanied by unlimited Aperol Spritz, Passion Fruit Spritz, Prosecco or Limoncello Sangria for £37pp.


With the early May bank holiday weekend coinciding with Cinco de Mayo, there isn’t a better place to spend it than at the Mexican taqueria, Madre. Cheers with a refreshing margarita in hand against a soundtrack of live music on Saturday 4th and get ready to tuck into a selection of delicious tacos.

More info here.

Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Titanic Hotel
Credit: Titanic Hotel

Make the long weekend extra special with the ultimate staycation at Titanic Hotel Liverpool.

From £185 per couple, enjoy a delicious three-course meal from the Docker’s Menu in Stanley’s Bar and Grill before indulging in an overnight stay and waking up to a full English breakfast in the morning. Plus, enjoy live music from some of Liverpool’s best musicians in the Rum Bar on the 3rd and 4th of May to welcome the weekend.

More info here.

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