11 Awesome things to do in Liverpool this weekend

Congrats you’ve made it through the working week, no who’s up for some fun this weekend? With festivals, parades and celebrations going on across the city we’ve lined up an activity for everyone.

When looking for things to do in Liverpool, we’re totally spoiled for choice as the weather gets better and the festivals get into full swing. This weekend celebrates our UK Armed Forces personnel with a huge parade and waterfront displays as well as the return of the River Mersey Festival which brings family fun, Thundercat water sports and tall ships back to the Albert Dock.

When the sun goes down the fun really begins with new cocktails to sample, gin gardens to chill in and beltings summer beats to dance to, in our city bars and clubs.

Here’s 11 awesome things to do in Liverpool this weekend…..

1 – Sing in the Rain with the Umbrella Project

Now we cant guarantee it wont rain this weekend, but if it does there’s still plenty to do. Head to Church Alley, by the Bluecoat Centre to see the beautiful Umbrella project, installed by the ADHD Foundation to raise awareness across the region. Find out more here.

2 – Practise your salute for Armed Forces Day 2017

Armed Forces Day runs from 11am to 5pm on Saturday 24 June and kicks off with a huge parade of 1000 serving personnel from St George’s Hall to Princes Parade. Military assets will be showcased ranging from static aircraft, diving tank, survival equipment display, bomb disposal robot, RAF technology zone, tanks and armoured vehicles, right through to field operating theatre including a battle field ambulance, field catering demonstrations, field gun run, marching military bands, street theatre and family zones. More info here.

3 – Cocktails on Castle Street

Castle Street Townhouse Cocktails

Castle Street has become a great nightlife destination this year and now Castle Street Townhouse has a brand new summer cocktail menu to entice you in for after work drinks, or to get your weekend started with family or friends. Serving up sophistication in a glass, you can sample a number of delectable blends on offer include ‘3 Mirrored Feeling’, ‘The Bow Tie’ and ‘Townhouse Battenberg’ to name a few. Click here for the menu.

4 – Find your sea legs at the River Mersey Festival

There’s a whole waterfront’s worth of fun to be had this weekend as the River Mersey Festival returns to the Albert Dock. Expect Tall ships, Thundercat racing, family fun, arts and crafts, street theatre and lots of tasty food and drink to indulge in and if you missed last weekend’s Albert Dock Rum festival, stop in at Smugglers Cove to get into the maritime spirit, literally! More here.

5 – Have a giggle with Russell Brand

Russell Brand returns to Merseyside this weekend to play two nights at the Auditorium, Echo Arena and he’s having serious concerns about bringing up his little girl. His 2017 tour, Re:Birth takes a hilarious look at parenting in the 21st century…..”How do we make sense of the madness of our lives once we become parents? What am I going to tell my daughter about conformity and responsibility? What happens if she grows up to be like me? Or, worse, to date a man like me?” Tickets and more info here.

6 – Join the Dinner Party at Neighbourhood Liverpool

Neighbourhood Liverpool is your one-stop dining destination and Sunday nights just got decadent with a super stylish dinner party. You’re invited to Dine, Drink and Dance from 6pm with delicious food, live music and of course, plenty of classic and signature cocktails. To book your place at the table, click here.

7 – Gin N’ Juice on Mann Island

Image Credit: Gin N Juice Facebook

When it comes to things to do in Liverpool, Gin has ben steadily making its way to the top of the summer leaderboard. 2017 has been the year of Gin so far and a brand new outlet, dedicated to our favourite spirit has opened in time for summer waterfront sipping! Gin N’ Juice, Mann Island is a café bar serving up brunch and healthy juices during the day time, transforming in the evening to serve up gin cocktails and a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Check it out this weekend, more info here.

8 – Family fun at Newsham Park

There’s a huge free family fun day taking place at Newsham Park this Saturday as the Academy of St Francis of Assisi stages its Summer Festival. A Kids Zone featuring a bouncy castle will be available for the little ones as well as music and dance workshops, cake craft and even gardening activities for those green-fingered visitors. In true festival style, a line-up of live music will be set across a range of stages with ASFA students taking to the professional stage to showcase dance, drama and music skills. All the info here.

9 – Get Funky with Craig Charles at Camp & Furnace

This wouldn’t be a true ‘things to do in Liverpool’ listicle without a bit of funk and soul. Are you ready for a Craig Charles all dayer? Of course you are, it’s what Sundays are made for! Head down to Camp & Furnace, Baltic Triangle, from 2pm to get your funk and soul on til late. The King of Funk’s trunk will be filled with the best of beats, boogaloo and good time bangers. More details and tickets here. 

10 – Walk like an Egyptian at World Museum

The ancient Egyptians worshipped over 2000 different gods; some were even half human half animal and this weekend you and your little ones are invited to get crafty at the World Museum, William Brown Street to out more and make your own Egyptian god puppet to take home. This is a free event, drop in anytime between 1-4pm and learn something new! More details here.

11 – 90’s Kids are heading to HUS

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Kids of the 90’s will love this mighty morphin quiz, taking place at HUS, Tithebarn Street. Ahh the decade that was…think music, cartoons, culture, politics, world events, fashion… THE LOT! Spend your Saturday night proving just how much of a cool kid you were, grab your free bottle of Hooch and stay on til 2am at the big fat 90’s disco!  Tickets and more here.

Don’t forget, the Wirral Line has now reopened making it even easier to get to these awesome weekend events from across the Mersey, saving you money on petrol and parking. Return fares are available from just £1.95. Click here for more info from Merseyrail.

What are you getting up to this weekend? Tweet us your plans @TheGuideLpool or email us info@theguideliverpool.com and we’ll share the best on our socials.

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