Bold Street and Castle street will come alive with cocktail demos, marching bands, street performers and the chance to find the best Scouse busker, as plans are unveiled for Liverpool’s ‘Celebrating” city events, returning for the first time after the pandemic.
Liverpool BID Company’s ‘Celebrating Bold Street’ and ‘Celebrating Castle Street’ events are back this August after a 3-year hiatus. Organised by Liverpool BID Company, the free events are an opportunity to enjoy and celebrate the unique character of the streets and their local and independent businesses.
At Celebrating Castle Street on Sunday 6 August there will be an incredible range of activities with the likes of chef and cocktail creation demos from The Alchemist, Gaucho, Bacaro, Bouchon, Piccolino and Riva Blu. The street itself will come alive with performance and colour as street performers entertain the crowds. There will be giant puppet waiters, glitter artists and the tub-thumping sounds from Batala Mersey with the softer tones of live jazz at Bouchon. Free yoga classes and a ukulele workshop at the Town Hall will add to the entertainment.
Celebrating Bold Street is on Sunday 13 August and will see a range of music, performances and offers all day. There will be a marching band from Albert Schloss, DJs in stores like COW and Resurrection, outdoor market stalls from the streets best stores and indoor craft stalls at Leaf with 20+ local makers selling their handmade gifts, prints, jewellery, art, ceramics etc. There'll also be live music from a local musician Mike Blue, henna artists, free taster samples of locally made limoncello, live product demonstrations and mini workshops. In the street, performers in the form of giant giraffes and lions, children’s craft sessions to create sock puppets, and face painters with fun for the whole family will also take place. There will also be exclusive offers throughout the day from local businesses.
Plus, the Scouse Busker competition will take place across each day with the winning busker winning a free session in a recording studio and a chance to play at the Cavern! Each day event will take place from 11 am until 6 pm.
Here’s a full list of the special offers you can claim on Castle Street on Sunday 6 August;
From Friday 4th until Sunday 6th Hawksmoor will be offering guests free Oysters and Champagne (1 glass per person, walk ins welcome), as a way to launch the return of Celebrating Castle St Festival.
The Alchemist is celebrating Castle Street on 6 August with a cocktail demonstration delivered by one of the super skilled mixologists. You can also get 20% off your food bill.
At Bouchon on 6 August enjoy live jazz from 2-4pm and enjoy 2 for £10 cocktails
Liverpool Gin Distillery will have live music and drinks sampling as well as tours of the dispensary on offer. From 12-8pm on Sunday 6 August enjoy 2 for £14 on G&Ts and cocktails.
At Point Blank you’ll be able to enjoy 2 for £12 cocktails
The Restaurant Bar and Grill is offering a complimentary glass of Prosecco per guest for anyone dining when they attend the event. The offer will run from Sunday 6 August to Sunday 13 August.
Hobs Repro will have outdoor snakes and ladders on Castle Street with a ‘Loverpool” board letting people list what they love about the city.
Co.Co will have live music all day and 10% off all food and drink.
Meanwhile on Bold Street on Sunday 13 August
There’s a Record fair at St Luke’s Bombed Out Church from 10.4pm with the garden bar open.
At Toros Steakhouse kids eat for free with paying adults, and there's instore kids face painting.
Chaiiwala will be giving out free samples and launching their in-store order and collection app, with 20% off when you download. You’ll also be able to meet Mr King of Karak, their giant tea cup character
Smiffys will have discounts on offer instore for those wanting to stock up on fancy dress
Pho will have special offers and discounts throughout the day
Bundobust is offering 25% off all food and drink on Sunday 13 August.
Tonight Josephine will have 2 for £12 cocktails, a Spin the Wheel with fabulous prizes including a bottle of prosecco
Maray will be serving their delicious street food and slushes
At Laros Greek Street Food get in the holiday spirit with music all day and 10% off all menu items
Bold Street Coffee will tickle your tastebuds with coffee tastings
At LEAF a craft market will be matched with music and drinks special offers
Win the chance for a year of free pizza at Pizza Punks
Cheers Big ears will be giving a taste of their delicious menu and try your hand at digital darts with their £7 Pizza and Play offer where you get one hour of digital darts and a six inch pizza.
Brighten up your living space with GRIN’s all day plant sale
Albert Schloss has a full day of entertainment planned. The team will be doing pastry giveaways from 11am - 12pm. Victoria and Albert will be outside 12pm - 4pm with a Marching Band up & down Bold St 2pm – 2.15pm, 2.30pm – 2.45pm, 3pm – 3.15pm Onstage in the venue our Gospel Choir - Soul City Voices will be performing from 4.30pm