Netball World Cup. 12th – 22nd July

In a huge sporting success, Liverpool proudly hosts the Vitality World Cup at ACC Liverpool, complete with dedicated Fan Park within Liverpool One. This year’s mascot, Jude, was inspired by the history of Liverpool influences including The Beatles, the Liver Bird and her own Yellow Submarine. The sixteen teams competing for 2019 title were selected by the Netball Federation (INF) and world rankings, alongside regional qualifying tournaments. Fans can expect an exciting opening ceremony with dance, music and pyrotechnics that will be broadcast worldwide to an audience anticipated to be in the hundreds of thousands. This event will bring a whole array of culture and excitement to Liverpool, with fans travelling from as far as Australia to catch the event. @NetballWorldCup is where you can find schedules, ticket info and more.

 Victorious England Netball Team

Source: ACC Liverpool

Cream Classical in the Park 19th July

An estimated 20,000 music lovers head to Sefton Park this July for an evening with 20 of the biggest DJs from Cream’s history, continuing the success of shows at Liverpool Cathedral. A combination of orchestra, vocalists and performers will work through a history of iconic electronic music anthems from a 25 year archive. Headliners include Faithless, Paul Oakenfold, Roger Sanchez and more. Guaranteed to give everyone in attendance the chance to experience the music like never before in this stunning setting. Minimum age 18. @OfficialCream for full line-up and tickets.

 

Source: Liverpool Echo/Anthony Mooney

LIMF. Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st July

Guaranteed to be Good Times this year as Liverpool International Music Festival returns to Sefton Park with a line-up of jampacked talent. Disco legends Nile Rodgers & Chic headline Central Stage on Saturday, with Disco Classical, Sister Sledge and De La Soul on Sunday. Dancing shoes at the ready, everyone Together, it’s going to be All Good. Sefton Park is just 30 minutes from our hotel with transport via Mersey Rail, taxis and regular bus services. This year LIMF pays homage to all things Liverpool, offering local talent between the ages of 16-25 from all across Merseyside performance opportunities. In addition to the two-day festival, LIMF Fringe begins July 12th and invites venues around the Sefton Park area to host live music events by local music, celebrating that Liverpool is a city that takes music seriously. Stay up to date and follow @LIMFestival for more.

 Jax Jones @ LIMF

Source: LIMF

Summer on the Dock – 4th August – 8th September

Introducing a new itinerary for 2019, Albert Dock celebrates independent business, food, wellbeing and activities from film to sport in this fantastic family fun-filled schedule. A new addition, the floating pop-up cinema, will be screening nautical themed films such as Finding Nemo from 4th – 10th August. For kids, there’ll be reading workshops with arts and craft sessions hosted by Cathy Roberts. Tai Chi, table tennis, cricket and yoga sessions will take place throughout the season. Football fans will be thrilled to learn free coaching sessions are available as confirmed by Liverpool Football Club foundation, whilst the return of the floating football pitch is already anticipated to be a favourite. Each activity will take place centred on a floating pontoon, giving an entirely unique experience and setting on the World Heritage Dockside site.

 Floating Football Pitch_Liverpool FC Foundation

Source: Liverpool Echo

 

International BeatleWeek – 21st – 27th August

Venues around the city host hourly acts from 20 different countries performing Beatles tracks, with fans from all across the world coming into Liverpool just to catch the action. Cavern Club boasts three separate stages, whilst you can enjoy the event elsewhere across the city as well. Always a remarkable event which attracts not only Beatles fans but all music lovers alike, this is a week that Liverpool looks forward to each year and is highly anticipated. Holiday Inn Liverpool City Centre proudly collaborated with the event for 2019, and we’re eager to welcome fans to join us throughout the week. Those attending can look forward to checking out the heritage of Beatles history across the city and note how significant the culture remains today, whilst there’s no shortage of other activities to be enjoyed. @cavernliverpool will keep you in the know and get you in the mood for music.

 Performance at St George's Hall

Source: International BeatleWeek

Indoor Funfair 23rd August – 1st September

We won’t even try to hide our excitement, this highly anticipated mecca of fun can’t come soon enough. ACC Liverpool open its doors to all fair ground classics from dodgems to a ghost train. The fair operates over 3 sessions each day, with tickets costing £10 for unlimited rides. A quiet session is available for anyone with sensory needs, open 27th August from 10am-1pm, where ride lights will be slowed wherever possible and the music turned down. This indoor arena means families can enjoy all the fun of the fair no matter the weather! For ticket info, ride lists and parking check www.exhibitioncentreliverpool.com

 Attractions at ACC fair

Source: Exhibition Centre Liverpool

Fusion Festival 31st August – 1st September

In case you hadn’t realised already, Liverpool really does celebrate music, and to close a summer of sounds Sefton Park rounds up acts such as Kings of Leon, Little Mix, Rudimental, Sigala and more. Spend an afternoon soaking up the sun and enjoy the setting of this talent filled festival, with plenty of bars nearby to continue into the evening. Pick up and drop off points can be found around the venue, making it ideal for families to attend without the hassle of coordinating their journey home, whilst Mersey Rail and bus links can bring you back into the city centre. @fusionfest for updates and info

 David Guetta_Charlotte Wellings

Source: Visit Liverpool

Free & Family Fun

Everywhere is better when the sun is shining, that goes without saying, but what makes all the difference is the wide variety of activities families can enjoy without breaking the bank. Enjoy a picnic in the park in St John’s Gardens before exploring science, history and culture at World Museum. Check out the exhibitions at Walker Art Gallery or Open Eye, or simply enjoy a leisurely stroll by the docks where those with a keen eye for architecture can immerse themselves in the glorious Three Graces. A great recommendation for anyone who’d like to get to know Liverpool better is to participate in a Sandeman’s Walking Tour, which begins just by our hotel and ends at the docks. You’ll see all the main attractions of Liverpool whilst learning over 500 years of history, all wrapped in punchy comedy. Check out @NewLpoolTours to find out more.

 William Brown Street_Culture

Source: @Dave Wood_Liverpool Pictorial

 

If you're making a trip of it, and indulging in a proper city break, book with us and take advantage of our central location and excellent transport connections throughout the city and surrounding areas. If you're coming by car, we offer parking in St John's at £6 for 24hrs, an unbeatable city centre rate. Plus, we're guaranteed to make you smile at breakfast and start your day the right way. 

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