Special Events in Liverpool

Liverpool International Street Market and Festival
The Liverpool International Street Market and Festival celebrates the contributions made by Liverpool's international communities. It takes place each year at Liverpool Street Farmers Market located about 20 minutes west of Liverpool City Centre. It features over 100 of the European Union's most popular vendors who sell gourmet foods, original crafts, live plants, and clothes. It also features live concerts, dances and and street performers who pay tribute to Liverpool's most popular artists. Be sure to attend the festivities early in the morning to avoid the crowds that appear during the day.

Liverpool Christmas Market
The Liverpool Christmas Market is one of Liverpool's largest Christmas events. It takes place each winter near the Church Street Arcade. It features over 45 vendors who offer paintings, jewelry, gourmet foods, clothes, and other items. It also features a fantastic beer garden that offers patrons German beers and delicious sandwiches. Many locals enjoy shopping at the Liverpool Christmas Market because it offers patrons a chance to see some of the works of England's finest artists in person.

Liverpool Chinese New Year Festival
Liverpool's Chinese community celebrates the new year in style with a week-long festival that takes place in Liverpool's Chinatown district located about two kilometers south of the Liverpool CNTRL Northern Station. The festival's main attractions include traditional Chinese lunar dances, food booths, and live concerts. Be sure to visit the festival during the middle of the day to see the festival's color and beauty in person.

John Smith's Grand National Horse Race
John Smith's Grand National Horse Race is one of England's most important sports events. It is a steeplechase-style horse race that takes place every year at the famous Aintree Race Course. It is one of several races that take place during Grand National Day at Aintree Race Course. Be sure to visit the food booths and dance hall before the race to mingle with locals who enjoy talking about Liverpool's fascinating horse racing history.

International Beatles Week Festival
The International Beatles Week Festival celebrates the Fab Four's extraordinary contributions to popular culture. It takes place each year at the legendary Cavern Club located about 10 minutes east of James Street Station.

The festival's most popular attractions include tribute concerts, memorabilia displays, and screenings of the Beatles' most popular films. Be sure to attend the tribute concerts to mingle with fellow fans that enjoy celebrating the Beatles' influence on popular culture.