June’s over? Julying or something?
We all know June is over and so is Glastonbury, it’s now July… (Somebody remind the weather!). So if you’re having the Glasto blues or just wondering what you’ve got to look forward to in July look no further, we’ve got it covered. From music festivals to ping pong championships, you’re bound to find something that tickles your fancy.
Starting from the 9th of July the Liverpool Biennial of contemporary arts is set to take place, for those of you with an appreciation of all things artsy. It’s a free festival which showcases exhibits and projects throughout the cities galleries, museums and unused spaces. This year however, it’s back with a twist as children help to work alongside artists to produce exhibitions aimed at appealing to a younger crowd.
Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF)
When: 21st July- 24th July
Where: Sefton Park
For the past 3 years LIMF has given us something to look forward to each summer, a date to set aside in our social calendars, and this year it’s better than ever! Europe’s biggest free music festival is set to return to Sefton Park this summer with acts such as Sigma, Lianne Le Havas, Wretch 32, Maverick Sabre and Ms. Dynamite – just to name a few! With local bands such as The Wombats, Lightening Seeds and The Vryll Society all set to feature alongside a star studded line up. Who needs Glasto anyway when you’ve got LIMF…
Special Edition Circus x presents: House Nation
When: Friday 22nd July
Where: The Palm House, Sefton Park
A special edition circus is taking place in one of the best venues in the city – the Palm House. The event is in conjunction with LIMF but it is however a ticketed event and is one not be missed! With tickets selling fast you can expect the usual suspects Lewis Boardman and Yusef, but with guests Dennis Ferrer from New York, Reboot (Frankfurt) and HECTOR (Mexico City). Tickets here.
Pillbox Vintage Fair
When: 2nd July
Where: The Shipping Forecast
There’s a vintage/retro fair heading to the Shipping Forecast on the 2nd July, expect quirky clothing, accessories and collectables. Don’t forget cardholders get 10% off at selected stalls.
When: 15th-17th July
Carnival day: 16th July
Brazilica is back! And it’s a vibrant celebration of the varying cultures and Brazilian influence in the city. It will be as loud and colourful as ever drawing larger crowds each year. P.S. Get your samba on for the after party down at the Arts Club from 10pm.
Where: St. George’s quarter
When: 30th-31st July
It’s always a colourful affair celebrating and supporting LGBT in the city and this year it will be no different! Transforming St. George’s quarter with marches and live music with this year’s theme being ‘Liverpool Icons’. So expect The Beatles and Cilla and you’ll be sure of a Lorra Lorra laughs…
Vintage Festival On The Dock
Designers, Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway MBE, return with their world-famous vintage festival – a celebration of 20th Century vintage cool. Visitors looking for some seriously stylish eye candy can browse the vintage marketplace, with the best traders hand-selected by keen-eyed curators, Dotty’s Vintage. It’s on 9th July and completely free. More here.
Around The World Whiskey Tasting
Where: Jenny’s Bar
When: 2nd July
Like whiskey? Looking for something to do on Saturday? Then look no further… Jenny’s Bar is offering the taste of different whiskey’s from around the world. Even the most experienced whiskey drinker may learn a thing or two. Tickets here.
Independent Liverpool Summer Food and Drink Festival
When: Saturday 9th– Sunday 10th July
Where: The Great Baltic Warehouse
Obviously we had to sneak this in… with Saturday and Sunday early bird tickets already sold out, our Mardi Gras meets Rio in Liverpool is set to be our best event yet! Transforming the Botanical Gardens into a sea of gin and colour with live jazz bands and samba dancing you’ll be sure to leave merry and with your stomachs full from our array of food guests from Salthouse Bacaro, Evil Eye burrito shack, Maray, Meet Frank, Liverpool Cheese Company, Free State Kitchen, Slim’s Pork Chop Express and more.
Just don’t forget to leave space for drinks from our especially themed indoor carnival bar! Use special code SAVE241 for two tickets for the price of one. Get them here.
Gung- ho! Seriously fun 5k
When: 16th July
Where: Stanley Park
Embrace your inner child or take the kids…
Does Europe’s biggest ever inflatable slide sound like your idea of fun? Then perhaps the world’s largest inflatable obstacle course may be better. Think total wipeout but less serious as the Gung- ho! Seriously fun 5k comes to Liverpool.
The British Beer Pong Open
When: 16th July
Where: Camp and Furnace
If you fancy yourself as beer pong champ then we have just the thing as the biggest beer pong tournament in the UK is coming to Liverpool. If you and a mate have got what it takes then get yourselves a ticket which automatically enters you into the comp. Winners will be rewarded with a cash prize and bragging rights!
Constellations Summer Garden Party
When: 9th July
When the suns out is there any better place than constellations? We think not, we may not be able to guarantee nice weather but we can guarantee a great day/night out at constellations annual summer garden party. There will be free entry as well as a BBQ and DJ offering disco tunes in the day and house and techno into the night.
Red Door Summer Party
When: Friday 29th July
Have you been to the Red Door terrace yet? If not, don’t worry as we’ve found the perfect opportunity to visit. They’re having a summer party and everyone’s invited. If live music and drink offers sound good to you, then make sure you’re there.
Liverpool’s Largest Gin Festival
Where: Lutyens crypt, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.
When: 28th-30th July
Returning to Liverpool is the UK’s largest gin festival, which has up to 100 varieties of Gin. It’s being held at Lutyens crypt in the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral where you will be taken on a gin adventure. And just in case you can’t remember it the morning after you will also be given a Gin guide brochure and a Gin glass to take away.
Kazimier Garden Party
When: 16th July, 2pm-12am
Where: Kazimier Garden
Sun, BBQ and beats. Well, maybe two out of three, it is the United Kingdom after all. Featuring a hotbed of local talent including No FaKin Djs Mixnots Pooky Danny FitzGerald Radio Exotica Chris McBride Elliot Hutchinson and event organiser Andy James we’ll be bringing the best in Funk, Soul, Jazz, Afrobeat and Latin. Be warned; such music is likely to make you dance, no matter your level of talent or two left feet so beware of the Snapchatters in your group, or it could be your moves on display. All money raised goes to North West Cancer Research.
Murdery Mystery Night At Delifonseca
Where: Fonseca’s, Stanley Street
When: Friday 8th July – Saturday 9th July
Fonseca’s is set to host two nights of Prohibition themed murder mystery for the diner who dares. After the success of the 10th Birthday Celebrations, the Stanley Street restaurant will continue the party and collaborate with local talent, The Legion of Doom and Velma Von Bon Bon to present a night of interactive murder mystery alongside a creative 1920’s inspired menu. Booking is essential, give them a call on 0151-255-0808.
Written by Emma Fearon