A visit to Liverpool gives you many opportunities to be a part of the city’s unique festivals and celebrations in all forms. From arts, food and drink, performances, heritage, and music from all over the world, there is something that will appeal to all visitors and locals alike.
If you're in Liverpool this October, here are some of the festival highlights throughout the city region that you might want to attend.
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What do a glow-in-the dark skate park, a lift exploding from the pavement, a ‘resilience garden’, a Korean house wedged haphazardly between two buildings, and a red house playing out Abba’s ‘Dancing Queen’ have in common? The answer is Liverpool Biennial. Over the past two decades, the UK’s largest celebration of contemporary art has commissioned more than 300 new artworks of all shapes and sizes, and shown pieces by over 400 artists from across the globe. It has also won a reputation for being exciting, edgy and controversial, thanks to artists like Yoko Ono and Ai Weiwei. Be a part of this festival to see creativity at its best.
2. Liverpool Irish Festival
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Witness the arts and culture of Liverpool and Ireland at Liverpool Irish Festival. This event focuses on celebrating the Irish contribution to Liverpool’s heritage and identity, and the important part Irish culture continues to play in this vibrant and cultural city. Liverpool Irish Festival believes Ireland’s stories, told creatively across forms, develops social capital that helps to unite communities. The Festival also includes performances, participation, entertainment and education in Irish traditions, music, literature, theatre and reflects the Irish community’s significance in defining Liverpool as a great European city.
3. Foreverland Liverpool – Psychedelic Carnival
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Expect surreal spectacles and mysterious moments as Foreverland invites you to dance at their most outlandish theme yet – introducing the Psychedelic Carnival. Expect to find immersive entertainers and walkabout characters, CO2 Jets, Sparks & Confetti Explosions and a lot of Psychedelic Themed Carnival Décor. You can also spot giant inflatables or props, and dance to the tunes of headline DJs and several Live Acts. This festival is going to be something to look forward to for locals and tourists alike.
4. Marvel Universe Live!
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Calling all Marvel fans to assemble at M&S Bank Arena for this live, action-packed, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. Spider-Man, The Avengers, and the Guardians of the Galaxy will join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands. Be here to witness this all new show that unites some of Marvel’s greatest Super Heroes including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow, against some of the most threatening villains. Their journey sparks new feuds with old foes, pitting students against mentor, sister against sister and brother against brother. Witness cutting-edge special effects, aerial stunts and video projection in this incredible adventure when you’re in Liverpool.
5. Russell Kane Live!
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The keenly-awaited brand new tour show of the hilarious Russell Kane is back at M&S Bank Arena! Packing more energy than a Duracell factory, Russell’s RS Turbo laugh engine will motor through love, family and life – once again proving that the fast and the curious amongst us, see more stuff, and get more done. Multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter, Russell Kane is best known for BBC Three’s Stupid Man, Smart Phone among others. Make sure you head here for unlimited laughs when you’re in Liverpool.
6. Liverpool Tattoo Convention
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Liverpool Tattoo Convention returns for its 12th year this October, respecting the past, celebrating the present and embracing the future. With Live tattooing from over 250 tattoo artists, live music, live performances, competitions, market stalls and reasonable food and drink prices, this event in Liverpool is a must-attend on the UK Convention Circuit. Renowned for its innovation, non-stop entertainment and atmosphere, the Liverpool tattoo convention has much going on that you wouldn’t want to leave. Visit here to enjoy back to back entertainment including live bands, stunt shows and other performances of note, while you explore the wonderful city of Liverpool.
These are some of many events and festivals that you can look forward to when you’re in Liverpool this October. To make your stay comfortable and to make most of the festivities, book your stay at FM Living serviced apartments in the heart of Liverpool’s business and leisure districts. Explore the city and its wonderful sights that are just a short distance away from our luxuriously furnished settings. We look forward to welcoming you here very soon.