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Whats On in Southport

Are you planning your trip or holiday to Southport and want to know whats on in Southport?

Well, you are in the right place to discover an eclectic mix of events and festivals taking place throughout the year.

There is always something for you to enjoy!

There are always things to do and attractions to visit but if music’s your thing then the season starts in February with Jazz on a Winters Weekend, the annual celebration of jazz music from across the world.

And if that leaves you craving for more you can visit the Southport Festival in May, a mix of Jazz, Folk, literature, poetry, visual arts and comedy. Something to suit all tastes!

In March the ultimate fashion event will bring national and international clothes brands to the catwalk, along with entertainment, music and a chance to buy the latest styles - all at The Southport Fashion Show.

And there are always different shows and productions at one of our three local theatres so there is always something to entertain you no matter what time of year you visit.

An explosion of taste in May

The annual Southport Food & Drink Festival is a true celebration of local and regional food.

This free event includes food and drink to enjoy on the day as well as culinary delights to take home.

And if flowers and agriculture are one of your interests, then you can enjoy a whole four days at the Southport Flower Show, you may even see a famous face or two! 

Perfect fun for all the family

Looking for whats on in Southport for all the family?

Have you checked out Woodvale Rally at Victoria Park?

With vintage cars, motorbike stunts, auto-salvage stalls and much more it’s a great day for the whole family, not just ‘lads and dads’.

Eyes to the skies in September for two days full of historic aircraft, fast jets, beach explosions and some of the best aerobatic displays you will ever see.

Don’t miss the Southport Air Show, it’s a great day out for everyone and comes highly recommended - a viewpoint from the pier is even better!

The sky bursts into light when the British Musical Fireworks Championship returns to Victoria Park in October.

This is no ordinary fireworks event; over three nights some of the UK's top pyrotechnic companies will battle it out to be crowned British Champion and believe us, these are seven displays that you won’t want to miss! 

The Sporting Life

If sport is more your thing, the world famous Crabbies Grand National is run at nearby Aintree Racecourse.

Southport makes a great base if you are planning a visit, you can search and book your accommodation here.

If golf is your passion, then there are always golf events taking place on our world-class courses and tee times are available for visitors on most days. And in 2017 Royal Birkdale Golf Club will host The Open Championship.

And for the runners amongst you, Southport is growing each year as a hot spot for races with events ranging from 5k to half marathons throughout the year.  

October to December, there is still plenty for you to do.

Stay up to date with whats on in Southport, even when the summer season is over. Just because the schools are back and the nights beginning to draw in there are still plenty of reasons to visit us.

The kids will have a ‘Spook-tastic’ time when Southport turns into ‘Spookport’ for a week over Halloween.

The town will get into the ‘spirit’ of things with a spooky parade and both grown-ups and the little ones can dress up and get involved in the creepy goings on!

The Southport Comedy Festival in October is 10 days of laughs and some of the best local and national comedians will be in town.

Activities include kid’s cartoon sessions and stand up workshops in venues across Southport.

As we head toward the end of the year, Christmas markets will line the streets of Southport.

You can sip mulled wine or hot chocolate, browse around the stalls picking up gifts along the way.

We guarantee you will leave feeling festive. 

Extend your stay…

Whether you decide to stay longer and have a bite to eat in one of our pubs or restaurants, or stay overnight in one of our quality hotels, bed and breakfasts or self-catering apartments, we can help you tailor your trip.

Search places to eat based on the type of cuisine you fancy, the shops you wish to visit and then plan your trip using the itinerary planner.

You can also browse our accommodation then book it all online.

You can also find key travel information for the bus and train services in Southport, download a map of the town and parking zones or find the best places to park in Southport.


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