The only thing better than Liverpool is Liverpool in the sunshine, and as we head into the warmer months our world- famous Waterfront is the place to be. With stunning architecture ranging from the historic Royal Albert Dock and Three Graces to the newer Liverpool Museum, The Waterfront is the physical representation of Liverpool’s proud culture of idolising the old and celebrating the new, and this year is set to be as jam-packed as ever with events on the banks of the River Mersey.
We’ve put together a comprehensive guide of everything that’s going on through April to June 2019 to help you plan your visits- there’s something for everyone.
For The Little Ones- ‘Hop to the Dock’
8th- 22nd April – Royal Albert Dock
Providing fun for all the family, Royal Albert Dock have gone all out with their Easter activities, kicking off with their Easter Bunny Trail which is running daily until Easter Monday. Follow the colourful trail and see if you can spot a special golden bunny hidden along the way. You’ll find trail booklets to guide you with stickers to collect at participating retailers and restaurants around the Dock. Find the golden bunny and enter the code on their Easter webpage to be in with a chance of winning a great prize.
For The Big Kids- Liverpool Indoor Funfair
15th April-22nd April – Exhibition Centre Liverpool
Perfect for a rainy day or just something a little different to do, get your fellow big kids together to enjoy a day at the fair! Fresh off the back of its success in Harrogate, the Indoor Funfair offers warm and comfortable surroundings for families this Easter Holiday ensuring that the weather won’t dampen your spirits or ruin your day! Whether you love the waltzers or are more of a ghost train fan, you’re sure to have a fabulous day of fun.
For the Sports Fans- Harlem Globetrotters
28th April – M&S Bank Arena
The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet, are bringing their spectacular show to M&S Bank Arena Liverpool as part of their world tour.
The Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show features incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequalled fan interaction. The Harlem Globetrotters are legendary worldwide and a trip to see them in our wonderful city is sure to make for an unforgettable experience.
For The Cruise Enthusiasts – L’Austral Cruise Ship Visit
2nd May- Pier Head
Wave goodbye to the L’Austral Cruise Ship at Liverpool’s Cruise Terminal. There’s nothing that quite compares to seeing these super ships docking up close and personal alongside our cities most recognisable architecture. Take a picnic and watch the goings on or pay a visit to nearby Matou for elevated views over the front from the roof terrace.
For The Wine Connoisseurs – Bordeaux Wine Festival
31st May- 2nd June – The Waterfront
Bordeaux Wine Festival is back! Winner of NOEA Award’s Best New Event 2018, Bordeaux Wine Festival allows you to transport yourself to a waterfront paradise, with world-class wine and delicious food on Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage Waterfront, and is the perfect spot from which to enjoy the River Festival.
Fancy going VIP? Visit us on the Royal Balcony of the Royal Liver Building for a luxury tasting experience overlooking the Waterfront.
Something For Everyone – River Festival 2019
1st June- 2nd June
The River Festival celebrates the port of Liverpool as an arrival and departure base for maritime heritage, culture, music, food and wine. The free and popular family-friendly weekend is comprised of multiple events all over the city, from Live Music to Face Painting to Live Art Installations. Check out their full programme of events: Visit Website
For All The Family – Armed Forces Day
Hosted by Culture Liverpool, Armed Forces Day will be preceded by a week of celebrations across the city; such as a formal flag raising on civic buildings and HMS Eaglets Annual Award ceremony on Exchange Flags.
For Armed Forces Day itself on Saturday 29 June, Liverpool City Council have arranged festivities beginning with a formal ceremony at St Nick’s church, followed by a parade to the gates of The Royal Albert Dock where military assets will be complimented with recruiting stands, performances and military demonstrations during the day from each of the services.
Armed Forces Day is a chance for the city and the country to show its support and thanks to the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community from currently serving troops to service families, veterans and cadets. This will shine a light on military women whose impact has been felt in their community, in their home city or town, vocation or across the world.