16 Liverpool May Bank Holiday events to check out this weekend

Bank holiday in the sunshine? Yes please! OK so we are expecting a few showers early on Saturday but other than that it’s looking good.

Of course it has been a dreadful week not just here in the North West but across the UK and in fact across the planet, whatever you are up to, enjoy every second and make some boss memories with loved ones courtesy of our great city and region.

OK so what can you get up to? Well first up you can pretty much everywhere by train. Check out our guide to all of the action and how to get there with our mates at Merseyrail.

So let’s do this – your guide to late may bank holiday on Merseyside…

1 – Family Fun and cute dogs at New Brighton Seaside Festival

One for all the family! Start your Bank Holiday weekend with some seaside fun in New Brighton. With disco’s, doggie parades, unicorns, alpacas, live music, great local food and drinks. Tickets and more info here.

2 – Sound City 2017 celebrates its 10th Birthday and you’re invited

The long-awaited return of Sound City kicks off on Thursday evening as The Human League take to the stage at the festival’s new home for 2017, Liverpool Waters, Clarence Dock. Full line-up and tickets here.

3 – Get down to the Caribbean Reggae Yard Party at 24 Kitchen Street

Get some twerking practise in before heading down to 24 Kitchen Street for it’s Caribbean reggae party. With traditional food, rum punch and a whole load of dancehall, all ages are welcome from 2pm. Find out more here.

4 – Explore Hidden Histories and more at Albert Dock

Albert Dock Liverpool has developed and launched an exciting new digital heritage trail app, that will take visitors on a tour to unearth fascinating secrets about the Dock that have been hidden until now. Find out more here.

5 – Lace up or look out for the Liverpool Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

Whether you’re lacing up, painting banners or simply rocking out to Republica, the 4th annual Liverpool Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series returns to the city this weekend and there’s tonnes of entertainment along the 26 mile route. All the info here.

6 – Fancy a little Afternoon Delight with the Brekkie Butler?

Cocktails in caravans, dancing on hedges, Picnic benches ,zoo project face painters and some wacky entertainers for this Indoor Garden party, it could only be Breakfast Butler Events presents Afternoon Delight at Camp & Furnace. Table bookings and full line up here.

7 – Experience the Luminarium at Liverpool One

Our luck may have run out when it comes to the weather by Bank Holiday Monday, so why not shelter inside a giant rainbow at Liverpool One? The Luminarium visits Chavasse Park for just three days and you’re invited to explore this vast chasm and it’s spectrum of colours. Info and tickets here.

8 – It’s all about Bermuda Day at Constellations, Baltic Triangle

Constellations are throwing a huge party on Saturday from 12pm to celebrate all things Bermuda! This family-fun day will be packed with live music, arts & crafts, awesome entertainment and traditional Bermudian treats. Its free entry all day long too! More info here.

9 – Vibe La Carnival! Mardi Gras kicks off at Revolucion De Cuba, Albert Dock

Bright plastic beads a the ready, its Mardi Gras time at Revolucion De Cuba this weekend. With specialists cocktails, samba dancers, live music, face painting and food and drink samples, who could resist the spirit of New Orleans!? More info here.

10 – Whatever you fancy to eat you’ll find it on Bold Street

Dining out this weekend? Why not try a wealth of world cuisine, all in one street? The bohemian and independent heart of the city lies on Bold Street where you can sample everything from Indian Street Food, Scouse, Turkish kebabs, American style ribs, vegan and veggie dishes and everything in between. Click here for our May food guide.

11 – Watch the FA Cup Final and IBF Boxing at Shooters Sports Bar

So the footy season is over but there’s a tonne of other sporting events to get behind this weekend. Shooters Sports Bar, part of the Bierkeller Complex, Liverpool One is offering pre-bookable tables, waitress service and some tasty dining and drinks offers ahead of the IBF Boxing and FA Cup Final. Click here to find out more.

12 – Prepare for a 3 Day Spectacular at Heebie Jeebies

Bank Holiday Weekends at Heebie Jeebies have been a part of the yearly calendar for longer than we can remember.  This Late May Bank Holiday will without a doubt be one to remember (or to forget….) so make sure you bring your dancing shoes and get ready for a 3 day party! Cocktails in the court yard anyone? More info here.

13 – There’s gonna be a FoodFight Weekender at The Merchant

The Merchant, Slater Street also has a full weekend of entertainment lined-up. From 1000 slices of free pizza and a quiz to live music, BBQ’s and a Madonnathon! There’s literally nothing we don’t like the sound of there! Find out more and stop eating now in preparation for a weekend of great food! More info here.

14 –  Celebrate Sgt Pepper’s 50th Anniversary at The Beatles Story

We’re on the cusp of one of the biggest city-wide celebrations of our musical heritage as 1st June 2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of the release of Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. Take a trip down memory lane and check out all the new additions at The Beatles Story, Albert Dock this weekend. Loads more info here.

15 – Glam up and check out the city’s best cocktail spots

The sun is shining, it’s almost pay day and if you’ve managed to get a little bit of a tan, what better way to show it off than at the city’s best cocktail bars!? With signature summer blends and plenty of Long Island Ice tea, head to Red Door, Be At One, The Club House and more here.

16 – Head to Haydock Racecourse as Sara Cox does ‘Tensational’

Liverpool May Bank Holiday

There’s a stellar afternoon of racing and music at Haydock Racecourse this Saturday as BBC Radio 2 DJ, Sara Cox plays the TENsational Armstrong Group Temple Stakes. Racing begins at 2:20pm with Sara playing live after 5:30pm. Book your tickets and hospitality here.

What are your plans for Bank Holiday Weekend? Are you hosting a gig or party? Launching a Summer menu? Or firing up your own BBQ? Tweet us your pics and suggestions, @TheGuideLpool or email us info@theguideliverpool.com and we’ll share the long-weekend love on our socials.

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