Must See 2019 Events in Liverpool

Must See 2019 events in liverpool

To get you in the zone for the new year, we’ve put together our must-see list of Liverpool events for your 2019 bucket list.

Complete with venues for music lovers, local culture hobbyists as well as quirky events for those who love a little something different.

Bring on 2019!


When: July 2019 (date TBC)
Where: thoughout the city
Distance from airport: between 15 mins and 1 hour drive/ public transport varies
About: Pride is a yearly celebration of LGBTQ+ that takes over the cities greatest spaces. The 2 day event includes a city-wide march, live music and activities. Liverpool’s LBGTQ+ venues get involved, stay open longer and wider city venues serve rainbow wine to celebrate. 2018 saw the biggest and best event yet, with 10,000 people marching through the city.
Check out Liverpool Pride today

party animals at city pride event

Music: Liverpool International Music Festival

When: 20th-21st July 2019
Where: Sefton Park
From Airport: 17 mins drive/ 44 mins public transport
About: The line up is top secret so far! Previous years have hosted incredible live performers, dance-inducing DJs, as well as fun activities for the family. Get your summer sorted early and join the celebrations. “Epic” doesn’t even cover it…
Look for your tickets to the Music Festival and get your 2019 on track!

liverpool music festival

Cultural: Liverpool’s Philharmonic Orchestra

When: Dates throughout the year
Where: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BP
Distance from the airport: 25 mins by car, 50 mins by public transport
About: The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra gives over 80 concerts each season since their founding year in 1840. Treat your ears to the mellow sounds and sticatos of the centre of Liverpool classical music culture.
No tiny violins here, take a look at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and treat your ears.

philharmonic orchestra

Charity: Rock’n’Roll Liverpool Marathon 2019

When: 25-26th May 2019
Where: Albert Dock, on the Liverpool Waterfront
Distance from Airport: 32 mins by car, 55 mins by public transport
About: This is one the biggest and most-fun marathons you can have. And it’s happening right here in Liverpool! Time to dress up as your favourite characters and get raising money for local causes. It’s available to international registrants and is partnered with marathons as far away as Chicago, USA!
Book your place, sponsor or simply turn up and cheer the runners on with the Rock’N’Roll Marathon, Liverpool.

marathon runner

Something Different: British Musical Fireworks Championship

When: Late September (Date TBC)
Where: Victoria Park, Rotten Row, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 2BZ
Distance from the airport: 50 mins drive, 1 hr 40 by public transport
About: Over three nights in September, seven competitors battle it out to be crowned the ultimate winner of the British Musical Fireworks Championship. Join the festivities in Victoria Park, Liverpool. An array of light and a mixture of music, from oldies to chart hits – this is a really good family event which will have you saying “oh” and “ah” and dancing the night away. Enjoy some of the most spectacular fireworks you will ever see.
Light up the skies with the British Musical Fireworks Championship!

firework sparkler

For something super local: Beatleweek

When: 21st-27th Aug 2019
Where: Across the area at music venues including Adelphi Hotel, Casbah and The Cavern Club.
Distance from Airport: Varies depending on which venues you go to. We recommend leaving at least 30 mins by car for the nearest venues.
About: Cavern City Tours is proud to bring you the annual International Beatleweek Festival, which celebrates the music of the incredible Beatles. There’s loads to see and do to celebrate this hub of local music and Beatlemania. This is truly an international event with 70 bands from over 20 countries and fans from over 40.
Let’s “Come Together” on “Penny Lane” and “Get Back” to “Yesterday” to spend “A Day in the Life” of “Eleanor Rigby”… Step back in time with the twist and shout, it’s International Beatleweek!

cavern liverpool for beatleweek

We hope you agree with our choices! Let us know what your top picks would be for the 2019 calendar in the comments below.

Accessorize lands at Liverpool Airport

High street giants Accessorize have opened a new shop within the retail area at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Selling a huge amount of holiday accessories from swimwear to jewellery, fliers will now have to chance to stock up on the English fashion chain’s great selection before jetting off on holiday from the Merseyside airport. Continue reading…

Ryanair Launch new flights from Liverpool Airport!

The first flight from Liverpool to Marrakech took of on November 1st, marking the debut of the airports latest route. Passengers can use the new route between Liverpool John Lennon to the North African destination with flights running twice a week. The designated flights will operate on Monday’s and Friday’s throughout both the winter and summer seasons, as one of 60+ routes now running at Liverpool Airport. Continue reading…

Liverpool airport announces busiest year since 2012

Figures that were released a week ago (06/01/16) show that Liverpool airport have had their busiest year since 2012. The figures show that the airport welcomed approximately 4.3million passengers through their doors in 2015, meaning an 8% increase on the previous year.

It would seem that it was the festive period which gave Liverpool a big boost, with passenger numbers in December increasing 15% on the previous year. Not only did they see a massive increase, but it was also the 11th consecutive month of growth for the airport, in which they saw 310,000 passengers travel in and out. It would seem that Liverpool is becoming a much more popular choice.

Not only is the airport popular with passengers, but also with airlines. 2015 saw the number of airlines wanting to fly to and from Liverpool nearly triple to 10. This is set to increase with more routes hopefully starting at the end of March this year, including Vueling who will be flying three-times weekly to Barcelona and Thomson airways who will be flying weekly to Palma in May.

Andrew Cornish, who is the CEO of Liverpool airport told “Looking back, 2015 has been an excellent year for the airport. We have made significant progress, delivering on our objectives…“. With the CEO clearly feeling positive, it looks like 2016 is set to be another great year for the airport.

Czech this out! Prague is the newest destination from Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Czech Airlines are introducing a new twice weekly flight to Prague from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, which will operate on Fridays and Mondays.

The new service is expected to start on May 18 and will fly all year round. It is believed the new service will be a hit with weekend break travellers and business customers.

Prague, a beautiful city with stunning architecture and fantastic locally brewed beers, is the capital city of the Czech Republic, and is a popular destination for hen and stag parties.

JLA hopes for busiest year since 2008

When compared to the same three months last year, Liverpool John Lennon Airport (JLA) experienced a 5.6% slump in passenger numbers during the first quarter of 2011. However, the fall, attributed to lower flight capacity over the winter months, has not dampened the spirits of airport chiefs in the northwest; in fact, Robin Tudor, a spokesman for JLA, expects 2011 to be the most profitable year since 2008.

Mr. Tudor told the Liverpool Daily Post that the airport is anticipating an overall passenger boost of 3% for 2011, “which, in the current difficult economic climate, would be good news”. The projected increase, which will create an annual total of 5.25m people, will fall just short of the record set in 2007, when 5.47m passed through the airport’s doors. The following year, 2008, saw Liverpool’s fortunes turn sour, as the recession bit into travellers’ wallets.

JLA’s summer schedule for 2011 includes new easyJet routes to Brussels in Belgium, Tallinn in Estonia, and to Gibraltar on the Iberian Peninsula. The airline’s rival, Ryanair, has also added flights from JLA to Toulon in France, and to the islands of Kos and Rhodes in the Aegean Sea. EasyJet now operates 32 flights from JLA, compared to Ryanair’s 49. Mr. Tudor noted that several “existing routes” from Merseyside would enjoy increased capacity throughout the warmer months.

With eight months of 2011 remaining on the calendar, JLA’s future is yet to be written. However, Mr. Tudor’s optimism can do little to change the fact that JLA may not be able to return to pre-recession passenger levels until the end of 2012, at the earliest.