What's on inSouthport

Welcome to Southport

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Southport - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Southport to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Southport

29
JUL
Glastonferry Free Festival - ELECTRONICA
Pier Garden, The Liverpool Village

ELECTRONICA 1980sElectroSynthpop tributeALL YOUR FAVOURITE 80s SYNTHPOPELECTRO TUNES FROM A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS TO YAZOO AND ALL POINTS BETWEEN.Duran Duran Japan OMD Depeche Mode Human League Numan Soft Cell Ultravox Tears For Fears Kraftwerk Spandau Ballet Visage etc.FREE ENTRY 6pm‐11pmhttps:www.facebook.comelectronica1984Venue: Pier Garden…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01512 362879
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29
JUL
T.Rextasy
Blackpool Grand Theatre

The worlds only official live tribute band dedicated to Marc Bolan & T.Rex. T.Rextasy have now been gigging around the world for over 20 years a career that ironically out lives Marcs very own T.Rex.…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

30
JUL
Event Name Leye D Johns Presents... VIVA!
Viva Blackpool

Leave your troubles at the door take your reserved seats and get yourselves ready for a wonderful evening packed with comedy music and dance performed by our supremely talented cast in our amazing award winning venueLaughter a plenty with Leye D Johns...Join…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 297297
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30
JUL
Glastonferry Free Festival - VIVA LA COLDPLAY
Pier Garden, The Liverpool Village

Formerly known as Square One Viva La Coldplay are a Coldplay tribute band from England. From 2006 the band has toured extensively for over ten years covering the length and breadth of the United Kingdom.The bands career peaked in August 2008 wowing…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01512 362879
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30
JUL
Hot Water Comedy Club 'Triple Headline Show'
Hot Water Comedy Club

Our Flagship show featuring 3 of the very best headline standard comedians from both the UK and International Comedy Circuit along with one of the finest comperes in the country. The very best in live stand up comedy every Friday & Saturday…

Location: 16.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07478 699007
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30
JUL
Leye D Johns Presents... VIVA!
Viva Blackpool

Leye D Johns presents an amazing evening of live show entertainment also starring the stunning VIVA Showgirls and incredible guest vocalists each night with stunning production lighting and sound ‐ no two shows are ever the same in this amazing Vegas Style…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 297297
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30
JUL
Live Comedy Night with Keith Carter as NIGE
Liverpool Comedy Central

Join us for a live comedy night with Keith Carter as NIGE at Liverpools most sophisticated comedy club; Liverpool Comedy Central set in the plush surroundings of the world famous Albert Dock. MC Sully OSullivan presents Alex Boardman Kiri Pritchard‐McLean and headliner…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 025834
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31
JUL
Glastonferry Free Festival - CHEAP PURPLE
Pier Garden, The Liverpool Village

Formed in Liverpool in Spring 2005. This band needed to happen Not only does Gary possess a passing resemblance to the man Gillan himself his amazing vocal acrobatics certainly brings the Gillan stage persona thundering to life Gary has been performing classic…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01512 362879
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31
JUL
Think Floyd
Blackpool Grand Theatre

With over 20 years experience recreating the legendary sound of Pink Floyd live on stage Think Floyd embark on a sensational nationwide tour this year.The brand new production features The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here arguably…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 290190
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02
AUG
The Jerseys present... Oh What A Nite!
Viva Blackpool

The Jerseys are back for their third season as we go back into the archives of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons Stylistics Beach Boys Drifters and more...Its an evening of great music fun and more ‐ with amazing vocalists and your…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 297297
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03
AUG
Leye D Johns Presents... VIVA! on 03 August 2016
Viva Blackpool

Leye D Johns presents an amazing evening of live show entertainment also starring the stunning VIVA Showgirls and incredible guest vocalists each night with stunning production lighting and sound ‐ no two shows are ever the same in this amazing Vegas Style…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 297297
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04
AUG
Liverp[ool Loves Festival
Liverpool Pier Head

Liverpool Loves has been created to celebrate the very best of our cultural heritage amazing food and drink fantastic feel‐good organisations and the dynamic local business community.We looked at the amazing events calendar for the city and thought ‐ why isnt there…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01517 070965
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04
AUG
Solid Gold 70s
Blackpool Grand Theatre

Like 70s music Youll love this. Reviving the golden age of pop its the latest live concert show from the creators of the Magic of Motown.Glamrock greats disco hits power ballads and party anthems from Sweet T Rex Queen Elton John 10CC…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 290190
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05
AUG
Russell Watson
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Russell Watson is a much loved English tenor termed by many the peoples tenor. He began his career singing in working mens clubs then had a breakthrough in 1999 when he was asked to sing…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

06
AUG
Dinosaur Zoo
Blackpool Grand Theatre

Direct from Australia Erth's Dinosaur Zoo brings these awesome prehistoric creatures to the stage as you've never seen them before up close and personalFrom cute baby dinos to teeth‐gnashing giants meet the most recent addition…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

06
AUG
Live Comedy Night with Paul Pirie
Liverpool Comedy Central

Join us for a live comedy night with Paul Pirie at Liverpools most sophisticated comedy club; Liverpool Comedy Central set in the plush surroundings of the world famous Albert Dock. MC Dave Twentyman presents Stephen Grant Chris Washington and headliner Paul Pirie…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 025834
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10
AUG
Leye D Johns Presents... VIVA! on August
Viva Blackpool

Leye D Johns presents an amazing evening of live show entertainment also starring the stunning VIVA Showgirls and incredible guest vocalists each night with stunning production lighting and sound no two shows are ever the same in this amazing Vegas Style…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 297297
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11
AUG
Dirty Dancing
Opera House Blackpool

Adapted from the 1987 romantic film Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage came to the West End in October 2006 and portrays the story of a teenage daughters rebellion against her father and infatuation…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

12
AUG
Live Comedy Night with Michael Legge
Liverpool Comedy Central

Join us for a live comedy night with Michael Legge at Liverpools most sophisticated comedy club; Liverpool Comedy Central set in the plush surroundings of the world famous Albert Dock.MC Lou Conran presents Ste Porter Andy Watson and headliner Michael Legge for…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 025834
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13
AUG
Comedy Station Comedy Club
The Round Room at VIVA Blackpool

Viva Blackpool presents the very best in comedy talent every week for Stand‐Up Saturday hosted by Ryan Gleeson. Eat Drink and get merry Viva is home to the Comedy Station Comedy Club. 4 mighty fine comics take to the stage their…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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24
AUG
Leye D Johns Presents...
Viva Blackpool

Leye D Johns presents an amazing evening of live show entertainment also starring the stunning VIVA Showgirls and incredible guest vocalists each night with stunning production lighting and sound ‐ no two shows are ever the same in this amazing Vegas Style…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 297297
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26
AUG
Live Comedy Night with Jeff Innocent
Liverpool Comedy Central

Join us for a live comedy night with Jeff Innocent at Liverpools most sophisticated comedy club; Liverpool Comedy Central set in the plush surroundings of the world famous Albert Dock. MC Sally Anne Hayward presents Nick Page Anthony J. Brown and headliner…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 025834
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26
AUG
Roy Chubby Brown
Viva Blackpool

Roy Chubby Brown is back in town. Get ready for a barn‐storming night of jokes banter and hilarious mickey‐taking from Britains most outrageous comedian bar none Laugh till it hurts as Chubby rips into his…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

27
AUG
Leye D Johns Presents... VIVA! on 27 August 2016
Viva Blackpool

Leye D Johns presents an amazing evening of live show entertainment also starring the stunning VIVA Showgirls and incredible guest vocalists each night with stunning production lighting and sound ‐ no two shows are ever the same in this amazing Vegas Style…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 297297
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27
AUG
Live Comedy Night with Nick Page
Liverpool Comedy Central

Join us for a live comedy night with Nick Page at Liverpools most sophisticated comedy club; Liverpool Comedy Central set in the plush surroundings of the world famous Albert Dock.MC Sally Anne Hayward presents Jeff Innocent Anthony J. Brown and headliner Nick…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 025834
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02
SEP
Live Comedy Night with Vince Atta at Liverpool Com
Liverpool Comedy Central

MC David Longley presents Steve Harris Jack Campbell and headliner Vince Atta for a night of hilarious comedy at Liverpool Comedy Central.Liverpools most sophisticated comedy show featuring 3 of the very best headline standard comedians & MC from both the UK and…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 025834
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03
SEP
Live Comedy Night with Daliso Chaponda at Liverpoo
Liverpool Comedy Central

MC Jim Smallman presents Steve Harris Jack Campbell and headliner Daliso Chaponda for a night of hilarious comedy at Liverpool Comedy Central.Liverpools most sophisticated comedy show featuring 3 of the very best headline standard comedians & MC from both the UK and…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 025834
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03
SEP
Liverpool Whisky Festival
The Crypt

. Now in its 6th year the Liverpool Whisky Festival has become an absolute must‐do for the good folks of this vibrant and exciting city. We love coming here just for the craicNot only will you have the chance to taste the…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01904 410841
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03
SEP
Animal Collective
O2 Academy Liverpool

Animal Collective at O2 Academy Liverpool in Liverpool on Saturday 03 September 2016. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price comparison…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
SEP
Christina Bianco – Me, Myself & Everyone Else
Viva Blackpool

Christina Bianco makes her triumphant return to the UK with Me Myself & Everyone ElseBroadway and West End performer Christina Bianco became a YouTube sensation with her diva impression videos gaining over 22 million views worldwide. A woman of a thousand versatile…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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Tourist Attractions


British Lawnmower Museum

The Museum has now become one of the Worlds leading authorities on vintage lawnmowers and is now the largest import & export specialists in antique garden machinery, supplying parts, archive conservation of manuscript materials and valuing machines from all over the world.Included in this Unique National collection are…

Atkinson Art Gallery

British art of the 17th‐20th centuries, including works by Lely, Cotman, Ford Madox Brown, Sickert and Ginner, as well as The Death of General Wolfe by Benjamin West. Large collection of British watercolours, etchings and engravings.Themed exhibitions from the permanent collection are regularly shown. Every month the Gallery…

Balloons Over Lancashire

Hot Air Balloons at Balloons Over Lancashire in Leyland, Lancashire. Contact venue on 01772 601525 for opening times and entrance costs.…

Hesketh Park

The largest park in Southport, comprised of a large and safe children's play area, mini golf course and children's train in a woodland setting. There are numerous nature trails throughout this picturesque park, containing varied wildlife with duck ponds, lakes and a large Aviary.Park Caf. Parking is free…

New Pleasureland

Pleasureland was opened in King's Gardens, Southport, in 1912 with a Helter Skelter and figure eight rollercoaster. By 1924 the addition of a water chute, boats on the Marine Lake and a Hiram Maxim Flying Machine meant the park had outgrown its site and the rides and attractions…

Southport Botanic Gardens

Just a few minutes out of the Southport centre in Churchtown are the Botanic Gardens. Originally opened in 1874, these Victorian gardens are bursting with floral splendour and colourful displays.Winding through the park is the gardens lake and a multitude of pathways. Theres a Victorian fernery, aviary, gift…

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Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Southport? See our list of attractions in Southport, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.