The glorious summer might be a fading memory, but despite the colder, darker nights, autumn is the time to enjoy some of Liverpool’s best festivals. Scribble these four in your calendars... quick!

Liverpool Irish Festival - 18 - 28 October 2018

Culture is central to Irish spirit and identity. And this festival, launched in 2003, is a bona fide highlight of Liverpool 2018, the city’s tenth anniversary since European Capital of Culture. Devoted to Irish music, literature, theatre and art, the event has grown into an inspiring celebration of Irish culture. And where better to call home than Liverpool, the second capital of Ireland.

Liverpool Literary Festival - 19  - 21 October 2018

Passionate about the written word? Step this way for an impressive line-up of authors descending on Liverpool city centre for an action-packed weekend. Fake news, graphic novels and poetry are just some of the topics for discourse, discussion and debate. Val McDermid, Tony Robinson and Frank Cottrell-Boyce headline a stellar line-up at some of the city’s most celebrated venues.

Homotopia - 3 November – 2 December 2018

I Will Survive is this year’s theme for the UK’s biggest LGBT+ arts and culture festival. Attracting international visitors and awareness, this month-long programme is a dazzling array of theatrical world premieres, contemporary dance, visual art, debate, youth and community participation, heritage and film.

2018 brings film auteur John Waters and Drag Race legend Jinkx Monsoon to sprinkle some stardust on this year’s proceedings.  

Indika17 October - 3 November 2018

This groundbreaking Indian arts festival returns for 2018 with its annual kaleidoscope of art, music, dance and theatre to venues across the city. Bringing the most celebrated Indian artist to the UK, Indika has grown into one of Europe’s most important Indian arts festivals and the only one in the UK outside London. Vivid, vibrant  and life-affirming, this is one of the highlights of Liverpool’s autumn season.



Homotopia is Liverpool’s internationally renowned homegrown queer arts festival.

Liverpool Irish Festival
Liverpool Irish Festival is back, with tonnes of fun for the whole family to celebrate.

Liverpool Irish Festival (LIF) - bringing Liverpool and Ireland closer together through arts and culture - is back once more this October.