To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site. Find out more here.

Allow cookies

Welcome to the Itinerary Planner. Use this tool to build your own journey or choose from an exciting range of specially selected tours.

To build your own Itinerary, click Add to Excursion to add an item to your Itinerary basket.

Other Websites

Sign Up & Request

Time to beInspired

    1. 12 May 201813 May 2018
    2. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
    1. 12 May 2018
    2. 13 May 2018
    3. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
    1. 12 May 201813 May 2018
    1. 12 May 201813 May 2018
    1. 12 May 201813 May 2018
    1. 12 May 2018
    2. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
    1. 11 May 201812 May 2018
    1. 12 May 201813 May 2018
    1. 12 May 201813 May 2018
    1. 12 May 201813 May 2018
  1. Take the plunge and join members of the SWC as they take you on a literary adventure, climbing the mountains of your creativity in one of their famous Workshop sessions, featuring such activities as ‘Insta-Poem’ and the ever popular ‘Backwards Story’. More details on their website.
    1. 12 May 2018
    2. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
    1. 12 May 201813 May 2018
    2. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
  2. Southport Wayfarers Shopping Arcade
    1. 11 May 201813 May 2018
    1. 11 May 201813 May 2018
    1. 11 May 201813 May 2018
  3. Our Kids Social are super excited to be part of the Southport Festival this May.
    1. 12 May 2018
    2. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
    1. 8 May 201812 May 2018

Visual Arts

The visual arts of the Southport Festival make Southport burst with colour across the weekend.

Brought to the festival with the help of Southport Contemporary Arts, you can enjoy a huge range of activities to tap into your creative side.

Friday launches the event with painting demonstrations and needle felting. Bring your young inventors to The Atkinson on Saturday morning for Construction Club.

Head over to Wesley Street for their annual street Festival where the entire street turns into a beach! As part of our ‘Myth and Legends’ theme, little ones can also enjoy Mermaid Gardens packed full of free activity and story times. Get stomping with the big welly paint or contribute to our giant canvas painting.

Discover new skills and get creative with amazing art demonstrations and ‘have-a-go’s’ across town from needle felting to ceramics or pick up the Arts Trail and find unique exhibitions.

The festival is over three days with much more than visual arts. You can enjoy music across venues, literature, comedy and poetry.

Enjoy the entire day, stop for a spot of lunch or maybe a refreshing cocktail. Take a look at our Food & Drink section to search through the independent restaurants, cafes and bars in Southport. Or stay the weekend and book your accommodation online.

Don't forget to share your pictures of the weekend on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #SouthportFest #SouthportTime

Search for something different...

Arrival Date:
Add Room
Type:
Location:
Name / Keyword:

Type:
Location:
Name / Keyword:

Search Accommodation

Type:
Location:
Name / Keyword:
Arrival Date:
Add Room

Search Food & Drink

Type:
Location:
Name / Keyword:

FestivalDay by Day

  1. What's On Friday
    Discover what's on during Southport Festival on Friday the 11th of May
  2. What's On Saturday
    What's on during Saturday of Southport Festival!
  3. sunday
    Discover art, music and comedy on Sunday 13th May during Southport Festival

Follow, Like, Love

Join in

Follow @SouthportFest