30 Things to do this September in Liverpool

The kids are in school, the students are back in town and we’re feeling slightly flush, get these events and activities in your diary and soak up the atmosphere this September in Liverpool.


We’re back with your run down of the best events to check out this September in Liverpool. We’re talking live music, food festivals, charity fundraisers, celebrity chefs, epic stage shows, tribute bands, throw back festivals, sky high stunts, dining on the dock, all the gin and a Harry Potter orchestra, what’s not to like?

Here’s 30 things to do this September in Liverpool….

1 – Wirral Food & Drink Festival

Birkenhead Park is going to be a hive of activity this September. Part of the year long Borough of Culture events programme, Wirral Food & Drink Festival brings celeb chefs and local restaurants, bars and producers to Birkenhead Park on 7th and 8th September. All the event info here. 

2 – Southport Air Show

Lighting up the skies above Southport Beach and thrilling the crowds, Southport Air Show returns from Friday 6th – Sunday 8th September with a thrilling three day event. Event village, VIP, lots for families, food and drink, it’s a great day out. Info here. 

3 – Albert Dock Food Festival

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool is hosting its first ever free, food and drink festival this month. FEAST will bring more than 40 different food, drink and lifestyle stalls to the inner Albert Dock on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th September. There’s also masterclasses on the floating pontoon, kids pizza making classes, street theatre and more. Info here. 

4 – Reminisce

Have you seen the amazing line up of international and homegrown DJ’s and live acts heading to Reminisce Festival? Taking place at Sherdley Park, St Helens on Saturday 7th September, get back to the old skool with Ultra Nate, Whigfield, D:Ream, Urban Cookie Collective, DJ Lee Butler and more than 150 others. More info here. 

5 – Disney Magic, Cruise Liverpool

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It’s almost time for a whole load of magic and sparkle at Cruise Liverpool as Disney Magic makes her way across the waves to the River Mersey. Returning on Friday 13th September, the ship will dock for the day before families on the waterfront enjoy a sail away show and entertainment. Find out more here. 

6 – BlackFest

BlackFest, Liverpool’s first Black and ethnic minority arts festival takes place at a number of city venues from 23rd – 29th September 2019. From wellbeing to film screenings, live music and celebrations, this Black and ethnic minority arts festival has something for everyone. Full event run down here. 

7 – Alder Hey Run Together Charity 5k

Grab your trainers, the kids and the dog and head to Croxteth Park on Sunday 22nd September to take part in the Alder Hey Children’s Charity Run Together 5km fun run. The family-friendly fun begins at 10am and you can run, job, walk, skip, cartwheel your way around the course while raising vital funds for Alder Hey. Info here. 

8 – Blood Brothers, Liverpool Empire

Willy Russell’s epic, moving tale of brothers Mickey and Eddie comes home to the Liverpool Empire Theatre from Tuesday 4th until Saturday 14th September. Separated at birth and growing up on either sides of the tracks, this incredible story of two brothers will give you goosebumps guaranteed. Tickets here. 

9 – Gin to my Tonic Festival, Exhibition Centre

It’s almost Gin O Clock as the fabulous Gin To My Tonic Show returns to the city. Head to Exhibition Centre Liverpool from Friday 6th September to Sunday 8th September with various session times available. 60 brands of gin, masterclasses, shopping and of course lots of tasting! More info here. 

10 – Late at Tate Liverpool

Friday 27th September is Late at Tate night giving you the opportunity to enjoy a mix of art, music and workshops. Open from 6:30pm and running until 10:30pm this is a great pre-night out event to enjoy with your mates or other half. See Keith Haring, Sol Calero and more. Info here. 

11 – Mothership – Lep Zepplin Tribute, M&S Bank Arena

M&S Bank Arena Auditorium is hosting some seriously amazing gigs this Autumn. The first of which is a must-see for all Led Zepplin fans. Brand new show Mothership celebrates the music of the greatest rock band in history! Expect all the classics and a few surprises. Info and tickets here. 

12 – Yousef Album Launch, Palm House

Circus returns to the Palmhouse in Sefton Park on Friday 6th September. Circus & Circus Recordings head Yousef headlines this special event, unveiling his new Album Project “9 Moor Drive” at this UK leg of his album launch, where his extended set will feature an album play through for the first time anywhere. Info here. 

13 – Lightning Seeds & Guests Live, Birkenhead Park

Taking place on Sunday 8 September, Lightning Seeds will headline an incredible evening of live music in Birkenhead Park alongside iconic bands The Christians and China Crisis. Tickets and more info here. 

14 – Harry Potter in Concert, Liverpool Phil

How could Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone possibly get any better? How about watching it in high-definition on a large screen while hearing the Czech National Symphony Orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score live? Head to the Liverpool Philharmonic and feel the magic come to life. Tickets here. 

15 – Liverpool Memories, Museum of Liverpool

On Tuesday 10th, 17th and 24th September you’re invited to take a walk down memory lane at Museum of Liverpool. Sift through old photographs and artefacts which tell their own story about Liverpool, you can even take your own along. Sessions run from 1:30pm – 3:30pm. Info here. 

16 – Prince Party, The Baltic Social

Saturday 21st September is all about pint sized pop/soul/funk sensation Prince at The Baltic Social. Raspberry beret at the ready from 8pm expect to hear all the classics plus Prince inspired cocktails, prizes for the best outfit and more. Info here.

17 – Soul Jam, Lost in Music, Constellations

Wednesday nights dont get much more funky than this! Head to Constellations on 25th September for the second party of this massive funk and soul party. The fun begins at 11 with the biggest funk and soul anthems. Tickets here. 

18 – Baltic Does Brunch

The Baltic Market is kick starting September with a brand new venture. Baltic Does Brunch launches on 1st September and is then available at weekends throughout the month. Each Baltic Market vendor will serve up a brunch dish with speciality cocktails available too. Info here. 

19 – Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club

He’s back! Craig Charles brings his famous Funk & Soul Club back to Camp & Furnace on Saturday 14th September from 9pm. If you’ve never experienced the amazing music and atmosphere at Funk & Soul Club, you’re missing out! Bring your best moves and best mates. Tickets here. 

20 – Off The Tusk, Tusk Baltic Comedy Night

‘Off the Tusk’ at Tusk Baltic is a stand up comedy event which hopes to raise money for the Michael Causer Foundation. Free to attend, get yourself down there on Friday 6th September from 8pm and support an amazing organisation dedicated to raising awareness, providing education and supporting people from the LGBTQI+ community. Info here. 

21 – Shaun of the Dead 15th Anniversary, ODEON Liverpool ONE

How has it been 15 years since the incredible Shaun of the Dead was unleashed on our cinema screens? To make this momentous occasion, ODEON at Liverpool ONE is hosting an anniversary screening on Friday 13th September from 8:30pm. Book your tickets here. Oh and….you’ve got red on you.

22 – An audience with Natasha Hamilton & Liz McClarnon, Cash for Kids

Help raise much needed funds for the incredible Cash for Kids while reliving all your favourite Atomic Kitten tracks at Gusto on Friday 113th September. This afternoon event is hosting by our very own Jay Hynd and will chat the girls’ rise to the top of the charts and life since the band. Tickets here. 

23 – House Warming Weekend, The Reader, Calderstones

Now this is what you call a house warming! Calderstones Mansion is about to unveil its brand new look and you’re invited! Across the weekend of 14th – 15th September,head down to the park and check out The Reader at Mansion House, there’s free activites and everyone is welcome. More here. 

24 – Bohemian Rhapsody, NT Speke Hall

Summer Nights Film Festival brings the magic and charisma of Freddie Mercury and Queen to the big, outdoor screen at Speke Hall. Taking place on Thursday 12th September from 6:30pm, watch Bohemian Rhapsody from the comfort of your own chair or picnic blanket. Tickets here.

25 – NT Live, Fleabag, FACT

National Theatre Live brings the award-winning one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End. Head to Picturehouse at FACT on Thursday 12th September from 7:30pm and prepare to laugh, cry and cringe. Tickets here. 

26 – Rocky Horror Show Mersey Ferry Cruise

The next Mersey Ferry themed music night takes place on Saturday 7th September and the theme this time, is Rocky Horror! Sing and dance the night away to the shows’ remarkable cult songs like Sword of Damocles, Dammit Janet and do the Time Warp on the deck of the Mersey Ferry! ​Tickets here. 

27 – Circus Birthday, Bramley Moore Dock

Circus returns to Bramley Moore Dock Warehouse for its birthday celebration on Saturday 28th September with an epic all dayer. Peggy Gou, Seth Troxler, Sven Väth, YOUSEF and residents & guests make up an unmissable end of summer event. Tickets here. 

28 – Claire House Splash Dash

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One for all the family. The Claire House Splash Dash returns to Sefton Park on Saturday 21st September. Get the whole family together and prepare to get messy as you make your way around the colourful course while raising funds for families and kids in their greatest time of need. Registration here. 

29 – Sonic Yootha The Fame Monster

Sonic Yootha returns to its spiritual home of 24 Kitchen Street on Saturday 7th September with The Fame Monster. Expect rumour, revelations, a swimming pool of spilled tea and some sweet, sweet music married to the usual visual madness we know and love. Info here. 

30 – Baltic Weekender

The Baltic Weekender, September Edition takes place from Friday 27th – Sunday 29th September at Brick Street. Helena Hauff, My Nu Leng, Horse Meat Disco, Kornél Kovács and Eclair Fifi will be joined by Egyptian Lover, Joy Orbison, Dan Shake , Mike Skinner, Randall, Mor Elian, MC Bassman and shed loads more. Info and tickets here. 


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