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The Liverpool summer events you shouldn’t miss

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The Liverpool summer events you shouldn’t miss
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Summer’s always a big season for events in Liverpool and 2024 is looking like it’s going to be fantastic.

There’s so much going on so make sure you get the dates in your diary now – here are 12 Liverpool summer events you shouldn’t miss …


Southport Flower Show

It’s the UK’s largest independent flower show, with more than 55,000 visitors heading to Victoria Park over four days, and Southport Flower Show is marking 100 years with a great line-up from August 15-18. Alongside beautiful show gardens and displays, there’ll be showjumping, a pop-up shopping village and cookery demos by chefs including Simon Rimmer, Phil Vickery and Nisha Katona MBE. 

Find out more here.


Pride In Liverpool with Pride Classical

Credit: Jake Shears
Credit: Jake Shears

Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears has been announced as the headliner for this year’s Pride Classical at the Pier Head as part of the Pride In Liverpool celebrations.

He’ll join a world-class 32-piece orchestra for what’s going to be an amazing spectacle on Friday July 26, before the community-led free events on Saturday including March with Pride and main stage headliner, Eurovision legend, Katrina.

Find out more here.


Summer of Sports – Olympics at Liverpool ONE

Summer of Sports. Credit: Liverpool ONE
Summer of Sports. Credit: Liverpool ONE

This is a huge year for sports fans and Liverpool ONE is celebrating with its own Summer of Sport, showing the action on a giant screen in Chavasse Park.

After tennis from Wimbledon it’ll be all about the Olympics in Paris from July 26-August 11 and then the Paralympics from August 28 to September 8. Grab a deckchair, something tasty from one of the food venues and a drink and watch it all as it happens!

Find out more here.


Creamfields

Creamfields
Credit: Creamfields

Dance music lovers won’t need any reminder that August Bank Holiday weekend equals Creamfields so thousands will be at Daresbury for an absolutely massive line-up over four days from August 22-25. With a new 30,000 capacity indoor main stage this year, there’s way too many names to mention but Martin Garrix, Calvin Harris, Chase & Status, Tiësto, Camelphat, and Fatboy Slim are all in there.

Find out more here.


Beyond Van Gogh

Beyond Van Gogh - Credit Paquin Entertainment Group
Beyond Van Gogh – Credit Paquin Entertainment Group

The Beyond Van Gogh immersive experience at the Exhibition Centre has already been a real culture highlight of the year in Liverpool and demand for tickets means it’s been extended until July 24. This is a chance to see Van Gogh’s most famous artworks as you’ve never seen them before, projected around the space with music to create a stunning walk-through immersive exhibition. 

Find out more here.


International Beatle Week

Fab Four fans from around the world will descend on Liverpool from August 21 to 27 for a packed programme of events which includes top tribute bands from over 25 different countries. Organised by The Cavern Club, there’ll be live music performances, the debut of the Traveling Wilburys Experience, and guest speakers close to the band who’ll give incredible insights into their rise to megastardom.

Find out more here.


Anish Kapoor – Liverpool Cathedral

Liverpool Cathedral has hosted some spectacular art installations over the past few years and this one is going to be right up there with the very best. To celebrate its centenary, it’s presenting a UK-first exhibition by the internationally acclaimed British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor titled Monadic Singularity, which takes visitors through the cathedral on a journey reflecting key moments in life.

Find out more here.


Liverpool Celebrates

The Jacksons. Image provided by Liverpool Celebrates.
The Jacksons. Image provided by Liverpool Celebrates.

The Pier Head over August Bank Holiday weekend will be all about Liverpool Celebrates, putting the spotlight on some of our music legends, pop icons and the Mathew Street Festival. On Friday, Holly Johnson headlines a line-up including Lightning Seeds, Space, China Crisis and Tea Street Band, on Saturday it’s The Jacksons and Bongo’s Bingo and Sunday and Monday is back-to-back top tribute artists.

Find out more here.  


Liverpool Arab Arts Festival

Theatre, film, performance and workshops – plus a family day at Sefton Park Palm House – all come together in what is the UK’s longest-running festival of Arab arts and culture in the UK. From July 12 to 21, various venues including Unity Theatre, The Bluecoat the The Philharmonic Music Room and Central Library will host events, plus there’ll be an evening of Arab films at the Plaza in Waterloo.

Find out more here.


Reminisce Festival

Reminisce
Reminisce – The Guide Liverpool

The old school rave is coming back this September … Sherdley Park is about to be taken over again on September 7 by one of Liverpool’s favourite festivals as it celebrates its 10th birthday. Expect more than 120 artists (Chesney Hawkes, Damage and Five are all on the Fezzy Pop stage!) and DJs from around the world filling six big top arenas for the most fun you can have in a St Helens field!

Find out more here.


British Musical Fireworks Championship

If you love a genuinely wow firework display, you don’t have to wait until November because the British Musical Fireworks Championship will be lighting up the skies over Victoria Park in Southport on September 20 & 21. It’s a dazzling pyro musical competition, with displays choreographed to music as more than 10 tonnes of fireworks are set off, plus some great food & drink stalls too.

Find out more here.


Folk on the Coast – Floral Pavilion

Folk on the Coast - Jackie Oates and John Spiers. Image provided by Floral Pavilion
Folk on the Coast – Jackie Oates and John Spiers. Image provided by Floral Pavilion

Folk fans are in for a treat in September because a new festival is launching in New Brighton. Folk on the Coast at Floral Pavilion, from September 13 to 15, will feature established names from the scene like Martin Carthy, Martin Simpson, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican, Martyn Joseph, Jackie Oates, and John Spiers, as well as emerging talent. There’ll also be workshops, exhibitions and fringe events.

Find out more here.

Find even more Summer events across the Liverpool City Region here.

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