Whether you’re from Liverpool or not, you’ll know that the city is famous for its thriving culture. So, it’s no surprise than 2017 has more in store than ever. From dazzling theatre shows, to fabulous food and family adventures, there’s no excuse for boredom even on the rainiest of weekends!
Family Activities & Events
Harry Potter Night at Waterstones
Date: 2nd February 2017
Calling those who’d rather be in the Wizarding World, Waterstones are inviting you to celebrate all things Harry Potter!
This will be a night of fancy dress and quizzes, along with Hogwarts style potion making and even an appearance from the famous sorting hat.
Date: 8th – 25th February 2017 // Autism friendly: 21st February 2017 (4 sessions)
A previous success from Crosby charity ‘In Another Place’, The Narnia Experience of 2013 will be returning to St George’s Hall to mesmerize visitors with an interactive experience.
Visitors can step into Narnia through the famous wardrobe to a winter forest of trees. Expect to discover some of Narnia’s most loved inhabitants, featuring Mr Tumnus and Mrs Beaver. Oh, and you may want to prepare to cross paths with The White Witch!
Harry Potter in Concert with Full Live Orchestra
Date: 18th Mary 2017
If you’re someone who can hum the Harry Potter score, then there’s no doubt that this is the event for you. Complementing the first film with an incredible live orchestra, you can say goodbye to the Muggle world for a night and find yourself lost in the magic!
At the fantastic venue the Liverpool ECHO Arena, you can be sure that this atmospheric event will give you goosebumps.
The New Ancient Egypt Gallery
Date: Spring 2017
Transporting you back in time, the upcoming new Ancient Egypt gallery in Liverpool’s World Museum is set to blow you away. With a restored gallery space that hasn’t been accessible to the public for 35 years, this is something that the whole family can enjoy.
Museum visitors will be able to enjoy striking displays of 12 mummies and fascinating displays of their large collection of objects.
MCM Liverpool Comic Con
Date: 11th – 12 March 2017
Uniting fans of movies, comics, video games, anime, sci-fi and cosplay, MCM Liverpool 2017 will be an unmissable celebration of pop culture.
With competitions, costumes and the chance to meet your favourite stars, you’ll find yourself with a jam-packed day of excitement at this amazing event.
Food and Drink
The Club House Gin Festival
Date: 14th February 2017
Revive yourself from the Winter blues with a visit to The Club House. You can sample gins from Masons Yorkshire Gin, Forest Gin, Chase Vodka, Poetic License Distillery, Whitley Neill and Burleighs Gin. While soaking up the atmosphere of this Hamptons-style venue, you can sit back and sip the evening away with the opportunity to win prizes.
We can’t think of many better ways to spend Valentine’s Day with your significant other or with a group of friends and a glass of gin in hand!
Date: February 2017
Opening in February, locals around Liverpool and the surrounding area will be able to enjoy the stunning Moor Hall, restored with its own restaurant and rooms.
Radiating character and charm, Moor Hall is situated in five acres of beautiful gardens with tranquil views across the lake. This striking gentry house of mid-sixteenth century origin is one of the top listed buildings across the UK.
Expect the best of the best from Mark Birchall, the former Executive Chef at Michelin two-starred L’Enclume in Cartmel. And with menus offering delicious modern British cuisine, Moor House will be a perfect short drive for a day out with family.
Liverpool Food & Drink Festival Spring Sefton Park
Date: 15th April & 16th April 2017
Set in leafy Sefton Park, you’ll find Liverpool Food Festival making its much awaited return. Set to be the biggest year yet, this is the ultimate event for foodies and drink lovers around the city.
You can expect city centre favourite Be At One for fabulous cocktails, The Langwirth Brewing Company Limited for a range of beer and treats varying from the Belgian Waffle Tuk to Piggie Smalls hot dogs.
Liverpool Craft Beer Expo 15-18th June Constellations
Date: 15th – 18th June 2017
Spreading good vibes and unbeatable beers, you can look forward to Liverpool Craft Beer Expo in the beautiful outdoor and indoor venue Constellations. Often hosting arts, music and culture events, you won’t be disappointed.
Expect over 300 beers on keg and cask, so if beer’s your drink of choice, this is one that can’t be missed.
American Pizza Slice Bar
If you’re from Liverpool, you’ll know about American Pizza Slice! Branching out from its original spot on Whitechapel, you’ll now find its fantastic spot for tasty pizza and drinks on Bold Street.
Following the success of the Bold Street location, American Pizza Slice lovers can look forward to its upcoming floor for pizza, beer and even cocktails.
Music & Theatre
The Twits Liverpool playhouse February
Date: 21st – 25th February 2017
Bringing one of Roald Dahl’s most timless stories to life, the Everyman theatre will be telling the tale of the famous gruesome twosome. With its silliness and mischief, this is the ultimate theatre show for keeping children wide-eyed with wonder.
Rent The Musical
Date: 28th February – Saturday 4th March 2017
Your chance to see one of the world’s favourite musicals, don’t miss out on Rent The Musical. Celebrating 20 years as the ultimate rock musical, be transported into New York’s East Village as young artists struggle to survive.
The Bowie Experience
Date: March 30th Liverpool Empire
Celebrating the life and music of the incomparable David Bowie, the Bowie Experience brings you a show like no other. A spectacular production featuring Bowie’s greatest hits, you can immerse yourself in the most authentic tribute night at the Liverpool Empire Theatre. We’re sure that you’ll be taken on a trip to Life on Mars with this dazzling show.
Date: 31st March
Dig out your boots and get ready to transform into the ultimate dancing queen for ABBA Mania!
Liverpool Empire Theatre invites you to celebrate ABBA’s timeless tunes in your best 70s attire for a night you won’t forget. ABBA Mania is the world’s number one tribute production, so you can expect real talent and a respectful dedication to the Eurovision icons.
Romeo & Juliet
Date: 27th May – 7th June 2017
Brought to you by The Everyman Company and the Young Everyman Playhouse, this production tells the timeless tale of family, love and many complications. Celebrating the work of none other than Shakespeare, you can expect a dynamic experience that you won’t forget.
With so much to look forward to, we’re sure 2017 will be a year filled with memories to cherish.
So whether you’ll be digging out your ABBA attire or heading back to Ancient Egypt, let us know what you’ll be getting up to in the comments below!