There are a few things on the Liverpool calendar that are a must. LightNight is one of them and they’re imploring you to do something brilliant on a Friday night.

LightNight, Liverpool’s one-night arts festival returns to illuminate the city for a sixth consecutive year on Friday 15 May, when thousands of visitors will explore and celebrate the city’s world-class cultural offer late into the night. LightNight marks the start of a series of major cultural events, which continues the following weekend with Three Queens event on 24-26 May, followed by the International Mersey River Festival 5-7 and beyond.


Visitors can expect interactive light projections, colourful street performances, exhibition launches, heritage tours, open studios, exclusive science demonstrations, live music, hands-on art workshops and much more as museums, galleries and cultural spaces across the city keep their doors open late for a packed showcase of the region’s arts offer.

The night includes 100 free events staged across 50 city centre locations, with participating organisations including St George’s Hall, Liverpool John Moores University, Central Library, Merseyside Maritime Museum, LOOK/15, The Bluecoat, FACT, Liverpool BID Company, Liverpool Town Hall, Brazilica, St Luke’s ‘Bombed Out’ Church, Liverpool Cathedral, Impropriety, Camp and Furnace, Victoria Gallery & Museum, Constellations, Open Eye Gallery, Baltic Creative, Movema and many more.


For more details, head to the website where you can keep up to date with happenings.