25 Things to do in Liverpool this September
If you’re looking to plan a night out, you’re totally spoiled for choice in Liverpool this month…
It doesn’t have to be all work and no play this September in Liverpool. It may be back to work, school and routine, but we’re still making the most of the brilliant events calendar on offer, right across the city. From food and drink at Sefton Park, Jim Royle taking over the Baltic Market, Daft Punk back catalogue by live orchestra and a big old Disney Cruise ship on the Mersey, there’s entertainment for everyone.
Here’s 25 things to do in Liverpool this September…
1 – Liverpool Food and Drink Festival
Taking place at Sefton Park on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September, the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival returns for a delicious weekend of food, drink, music and more. Tickets and info here.
2 – Pirates on the Dock
There’s free, swashbuckling fun for all the family at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool as Pirates on the Dock festival returns for more live action on 15th-16th September. Expect adventure on the high sea (dock) street entertainment and more. Info here.
3 – Bongo’s Bingo with the Venga Boys
Venga Boys are back in town! Woooaahhhh Woooaahhh! What could possibly make Bongo’s Bingo, back in its spiritual home of Camp & Furnace, any more nuts?! How about the Venga Boys performing live on Wednesday 12th September? Tickets here.
4 – Ready to Die, Notorious BIG, 02 Academy
Biggie Small’s released some of the most revered music of the 90’s and now you can hear it in a whole new way as the 02 Academy hosts an orchestral rendition of Ready to Die, live on 22nd September. Tickets and more info here.
5 – Rooftop Cinema: The Greatest Showman & Closing Party, Shankly Hotel
The Skyline Rooftop Cinema is hosting an epic closing party on 14th September. Head to the Shankly Hotel roof for a special screening on The Greatest Showman, free popcorn, comfy beanbags, pop up bars and more. Info here.
6 – Liv Sync Battle, Camp & Furnace
Liv Sync Battle returns on 26th September where a whole host of brand new contestants will battle it out to be crowned Gob on Legs, in aid of Roy Castle Lung Cancer Charity. Come and join us for a fab night out while raising money for this local cause. Info here.
7 – Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club
Shrug off the back to work blues and get funky as Craig Charles brings his Funk and Soul Club back to the Baltic for another night of floor fillers. Brand new for this edition, Craig and The Hawkmen are performing live with special guests. Tickets here.
8 – Reminisce Festival 2018
If you can watch the highlights above from Reminisce 2017 and not automatically cover yourself in glitter, stick your wellies on and get ready to have it large…you’re not in our gang! It’s back, bigger and better with an unmissable line up of DJ’s and live PA’s, who’s ready to reminisce? Info here.
9 – Afternoon Tea at NYL Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
Treat yourself and get together with the girls for an afternoon tea straight inspired by the Big Apple. NYL Restaurant & Cocktail bar offers up a stunning setting to enjoy three tiers of culinary delights including smoked salmon, chocolate hot dog and of course, scones and clotted cream. See the menu and book here.
10 – Big Baltic Social Take That Night
There’s nothing we don’t like about this event! Baltic Social is hosting a Take That night on 14th September with prizes for the best 90’s dress, all the TT big bangers, themed cocktails and more. Go on, who was your fave? (We’re all about Robbie here at The Guide HQ). More info here.
11 – Superstition, Queen of Soul Special, The Merchant
Did you know that Aretha Franklin won 18 Grammy’s! It’s no wonder The Merchant has dedicated a night of funk, soul and Motown to her on 22nd September. Prepare to sing along to every track and raise a glass to the dearly departed Queen of Soul. Info here.
12 – Daft Punk Orchestra, Invisible Wind Factory
Our second listing of a musical giant getting a rework this month is none other than electro pop legends, Daft Punk. Head to Invisible Wind Factory on 8th September to hear a 13 piece orchestra recreate the timeless tracks we know and love. Info and tickets here.
13 – The Mega Liverpool Horror Con
Back for another year of scaring the living daylights out of us, The Mega Liverpool Horror Con brings together the very best of memorabilia, props, merch and more, plus special guests, panel talks and plenty of scares. Get to Exhibition Centre Liverpool on 29th-30th September to check it out. All the info here.
14 – The Big Lebowski 20th Anniversary Screening, FACT
How can it be 20 years since The Big Lebowski came out at the flicks? To celebrate this momentous occasion, FACT is hosting a 20th anniversary screening dedicated to The Dude. Get your tickets for the 24th September event here.
15 – The Claire House Splash Dash Sefton Park
Back for it’s 6th year, the Claire House Splash Dash returns to Sefton Park on 22nd September for a rainbow coloured 5km that everyone can take part in. Don your old trainers and a white t-shirt and prepare to get messy, to enable Claire House to reach even more families across Merseyside. Info here.
16 – Gin O Clock at Lock & Key, Duke Street
In their own words ‘It’s never too early for a gin’ and we’re inclined to agree! Get yourself down to Lock & Key on Duke Street for 2 for £10 G&T’s Monday to Thursday and toast the kids going back to school! More info here.
17 – St George’s Hall Beer Festival
St George’s Hall will throw open it’s doors for its annual Beer Festival on 27th-29th September with Real Ale Events. You can sample 200 different ales plus a gin garden, spirits, wine and prosecco and live music too. Various sittings available across the three day festival. Booking here.
18 – Circus 16th Birthday
Yousef presents Circus16th Birthday with an all star line up at Camp & Furnace. This will be a birthday bash to remember as the likes of Sasha and Alan Fitzpatrick, Eats Everything and the iconic Larry Heard presenting Mr Fingers performs live on 29th September. All the info and tickets here.
19 – Raiders of the Lost Ark, Philharmonic Hall
Fancy watching a legendary film in one of the city’s finest buildings with a full orchestra playing the incredible soundtrack? Of course you do. Tickets are selling fast for Raider’s of the Lost Ark at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on 17th September. Get yours here.
20 – Singles Party, Revolution St Peters Square
Didn’t find love this summer? Maybe you weren’t even looking, but if you fancy coupling up with a fit fella or chic chick get yourself down to Revolution St Peter’s Square on 29th September, pick up some flirt cards and show off your moves on the dance floor. Info here.
21 – Disney Magic On the Mersey
Our Simmo is already counting down as Disney Magic sails down the Mersey again on 7th September with a huge dockside party for everyone to enjoy. Check out the magical garden wonderland with live music, food and an array of colourful and magical street theatre, don’t forget your fancy dress! Info here.
22 – Thelma & Louise at George Henry Lee’s
Have you checked out what’s going on at the former George Henry Lee’s recently? You may know it as Rapid too, but right now the huge building is hosting a number of art projects and a cinema! Plan a cheap afternoon out on 16th September and watch iconic film, Thelma & Louise for just £5. More info here.
23 – Let It Be, Liverpool Empire
Liverpool Empire his hosting something of a home-coming gig this month. From 3rd – 8th September, Let It Be brings the music of the Fab Four home in one jam packed concert, featuring 40 of the Beatles greatest hits. Get your tickets here.
24 – The Royle Family Quiz, Hosted by Jim Royle, Baltic Market
What a mash up this is! The one and only Jim Royle (Ricky Tomlinson) will be at the helm of a Royle Family Quiz at the Baltic Market on 18th and 19th September for two nights of quizzing, drinking and profanity! This will go off for definite! Tickets and more info here.
25 – Independent Liverpool Oktoberfest
You’re invited to don your lederhosen and raise a stein to good times at Baltic Market on 27th-30th September as Independent Liverpool hosts Oktoberfest 2018. With specialist beers, spirits, wine and gin, direct from Germany, plus all the hot dogs you can muster, it’s just £5 on the door and no advance tickets. More information here.