31 Things to do this August in Liverpool
Slide, splash and sip your way into summer with our guide to biggest and best events happening this August in Liverpool.
August in Liverpool shows exactly how and why our city is the epicentre of cool. For starters, the music offering is off the scale. International Beatles Week, Creamfields, Fusion Festival, Fusion Presents, Fezzy Cross the Mersey, Florrie Fest, the list goes on. We can entertain you like no other UK city.
Float away your summer days with cinema screenings on the dock and in the park. Make a splash at Adventure Dock, discover more than 80 new animals at Knowsley and if all else fails we’ve got more scouse comedy, tear-jerking theatre and brunch dishes than you can shake a bank holiday weekend at!
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Here’s 31 ways to spend the summer days this August in Liverpool….
1 – Summer Of Champions, Liverpool ONE
Alongside the chance to try your hand at various sports at Chavasse Park through out the summer, Liverpool ONE invites you to meet sporting heroes such as Natasha Jonas, Dan Purvis, Rob O’Donnell, Kelly Massey and more. Info here.
2 – Floating Pop-Up Cinema, Albert Dock
The highly anticipated Floating Pop-Up Cinema at Albert Dock kick starts a film season like no other! There’s whole host of family and nautical themed films being shown on the pontoon style cinema throughout August. Finding Nemo anyone? More info here.
3 – War Horse, Liverpool Empire
The moving story of War Horse comes to Liverpool Empire until 17th August. Adapted from the big screen, this captivating stage show mixes incredible puppetry, music, costume and a sensational cast. Take tissues because you can’t help but be moved. Tickets here.
4 – Adventure Dock, Albert Dock
Ready to make a splash this summer? With the warm weather set to continue, it’s all down to Adventure Dock at Albert Dock to take on the huge inflatable course and cool down in the funnest way possible. All you need is swim kit and a towel and you’re good to go. Find out more here.
5 – Music on the Mintons, St George’s Hall
On Sunday 4th August you’re invited to join award-winning mezzo soprano Danielle Thomas for an evening of Music on the Mintons at St George’s Hall. See the dazzling tiles in all their glory and enjoy a stow-stopping live performance. Tickets and info here.
6 – Fezzy Cross the Mersey
Fancy spending a summer afternoon packed with festival vibes, amazing local talent and good times? It’s all on board the Mersey Ferry. Kicking off at lunch time on Sunday 11th August 2019, you can set sail down the Mersey to the biggest beats courtesy of DJ Anton Powers and more. Tickets here.
7 – Southport Flower Show
The biggest date in the Southport calendar has to be the Southport Flower Show. Returning to Victoria Park 15th-18th August visitors can enjoy all manner of entertainment from show gardens, panel talks, celebs, food and drink, shopping and more. Info and tickets available here.
8 – Knowsley Lego Brick Safari
Who said a day out at Knowsley Safari is just for the kids? The brand new LEGO Brick Safari is now open with more than 80 additional animals made from our favourite retro toy. How many will you count? More info here.
9 – Liverpool ONE Slide
There’s only one way to travel at Liverpool ONE this summer, by slide! Swerve the stairs and take the slide from the first floor at All Saints and land on the astro turf outside the LEGO store – all summer long. Kids and adults can give it a go, weight and height restrictions apply. More here.
10 – Don Letts Carnival Weekend Special
District is hosting legendary DJ, musician & filmmaker, Don Letts as part of its August Bank Holiday ‘Reggae Social’. A good friend of Positive Vibration and a firm favourite in Liverpool, The Rebel Dread will be supported by DJ Keith Marley and Schmame Industries. Tickets here.
11 – International Beatles Week
A whole weeks worth of incredible Beatles tribute bands from 20 different countries bring International Beatles Week 2019 to life from 21st til 27th August. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Abbey Road Album in the home of the Fab Four. All the info here.
12 – Jazz on the Lawn, Sefton Park Palm House
Sefton Park’s stunning Palm House will come alive to the sound of Jazz on Saturday 10th August with Jazz on the Lawn from 7pm. Bring a picnic and a blanket or deck chair and enjoy the cool rhythms of Savoy Jazz. Tickets and info here.
13 – Kings Of Leon, Sefton Park
Sticking with Sefton Park. Rockers, Kings Of Leon perform live on Friday 30th August. This is an unmissable gig with support from Jake Bugg and Frans Ferdinand. Some tickets remaining here.
14 – Tony Butler Tribute, District
District, Jordan Street is hosting two Tony Butler Tribute events this summer. The first of which is on Friday 30th August from 7pm. Expect to hear the likes of Hegarty, Enamel Animal, The Boho’s and more. Tickets here.
15 – Bongo’s Bingo, Content Launch with Kelis
Here’s Jonny! Bongo’s Bingo makes its highly anticipated return this summer with a brand new home and one hell of celeb heavy weight for the launch. Content is the new home of Bongo’s Bingo and none other than Kelis is back in town to help Jonny and the girls get the balls rolling! Info here.
16 – Outdoor Cinema, Aintree Racecourse
The Greatest Showman, Bohemian Rhapsody and Grease all get a big screen outing at Aintree Racecourse this summer. Taking place on dates throughout August you can sing and quote along to these blockbuster films in front of a huge outdoor screen with your nearest and dearest. Dates and tickets here.
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17 – The Nitty Gritty, Botanical Gin Garden
Botanical Gin Garden brings The Nitty Gritty Vintage Fair to New Bird Street on Saturday 10th August from midday. Expect to browse stalls filled with retro clothing, vinyl, antiques, art and curiosities. More info here.
18 – Scouse Pacific, Royal Court
Get away from it all this summer with a trip to far away Secosu – without even leaving Queen Square. Head to the Royal Court Theatre to see our very own Lindzi Germain and the amazing cast of Scouse Pacific do what they do best – have us in stitches. Follow the adventure of Billy from Walton as he stows away to find a better life. Tickets here.
19 – Rise & Shine Yoga, Tate Liverpool
This is how you kick start an amazing week in Liverpool. Book your spot at the Rise Yoga session on Saturday 31st August at 8:30 and take in the serenity of the Royal Albert Dock from a floating pontoon. This session with Tate Liverpool is bound to fill you with energy for the weekend ahead. More info here.
20 – Queen Victoria, Cruise Liverpool
Cunard’s Queen Victoria makes a welcome return to Cruise Liverpool on Monday 19th August. There’s always a real buzz around the waterfront when a Cunard liner calls and we’re expecting a fabulous sail away show and hospitality from Cruise Liverpool as standard. Info here.
21 – Creamfields
Returning to Daresbury from 22nd – 25th August, Creamfields has announced and unbelievable line-up for the 2019 annual bash. We’re talking Swedish House Mafia, Calvin Harris, deadmau5, Tiësto, Adam Beyer, Cirez D, The Chemical Brothers, Martin Garrix and tonnes more. Info here
22 – Gin Party, Bombed Out Church
The Bombed Out Church/St Lukes is hosting its very own Gin Party on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th August. There will be 25 boutique gins on offer plus your own glass to take home, live music and a fab atmosphere. Tickets here.
23 – Future Yard, Birkenhead
Birkenhead is staging its very own music festival this summer, headlined by Bill Ryder-Jones and Anna Calvi. On 23rd and 24th August you can catch loads of live music in a host of different venues across the town with day and weekend tickets now on sale. Find out more here.
24 – Big Screen Action, Everyman Cinema
The British weather is giving us a run for our money recently and if you’re looking for a rainy day or night idea, make it Everyman Cinema at MetQuarter. At seat usher service brings cocktails, delicious burgers, slices and desserts to your cinema experience while you relax in sofa style seating. What will you watch this summer? Info here.
25 – Florrie Fest
Experience an amazing gig and do something boss for charity this summer. Florrie Fest takes place on 10th August and sees the likes of Michael Head, Clean Cut Kid, The Shipbuilders and more take to the stage to raise much needed funds for this L8 community hub. Info and tickets here.
26 – Blackpool Big Ticket
Fancy getting away but like not too far? Why not head to Blackpool this summer and save on all the best attractions with a Blackpool Big Ticket. Madam Tussauds, SEA Life Blackpool, Blackpool Tower Circus and more await, for less. All the info and tickets here.
27 – Fusion Festival, Sefton Park
Fusion Festival moves to its brand new home of Sefton Park on 30th August – 1st September. The line-up is just superb. Rudimental, Anne-Marie, Little Mix, Dizzee Rascal, John Newman, Clean Bandit, Jonas Blue and loads more. Get your tickets here.
28 – Liverpool Horror Festival, IWF
Saturday 17th August sees Liverpool Horror Festival return to Invisible Wind Factory from midday until midnight. There’s a whole programme of entertainment including panel talks, poetry, competitions, stage performance, music and a boss horror film to take you right up to the twilight hour. Info here.
29 – Sunflowers Summer Shakedown, Constellations
Constellations is hosting a family friendly fundraiser for Sunflowers on bank holiday Sunday 25th August from 2pm. For a donation on the door you can enjoy a day of boss DJs and family friendly vibes while raising much needed funds. Line-up info here.
30 – Baltic Does Brunch, Baltic Market
Baltic Market is serving up brunch on 31st August and 1st September. You can expect brunch-inspired halloumi fries, fried chicken and waffles, Bloody Mary’s and brilliant bagels plus disco DJ’s and live music. More info here.
31 – Free Family Fun, National Museums Liverpool
Throughout the summer there’s a whole host of free, family friendly activities on offer across 8 different museums in Merseyside. Marvel at John & Yoko at Museum of Liverpool, reach for the stars with astronomy at World Museum, learn about identity and power dressing at Walker Art Gallery and get hands on with border force security at Maritime museum. All listings here.