Food and booze will spill onto some of Liverpool's most vibrant streets this summer
Liverpool BID Company has revealed a series of events throughout 2019 which aim to throw the spotlight on some of Liverpool's most loved streets.
Celebrating Castle Street will return for a second year on Friday 31 May, involving a day-long celebration of this popular foodie hub in the heart of the Commercial District.
It's something we really look forward to each year and a great focal point for the summer
Visitors will witness a street takeover by some of the city's best restaurants, cafés and bars, who will venture out onto the pavements to showcase the impressive and growing food offering of Castle Street.
The event will be coincide with the Food & Drink Week (May 27-June 2) – a week-long culinary extravaganza including offers, masterclasses and events showcasing the best of hospitality in time for the return of Bordeaux Wine Festival (pictured top).
Also back by popular demand is Celebrating Bold Street (Sunday, July 7) - a huge street party on this beloved thoroughfare which in the past has included a farmers’ market, art and crafts stalls, street entertainment and long-established restaurants such as Mowgli, Maray and LEAF hitting the streets to serve up an array of tasty delights for visitors.
The event will be the culmination of Independents' Week (July 1-7), a week-long campaign to engage local independent businesses, employees and visitors in celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit of Liverpool's growing independent business community.
Bill Addy, chief executive of Liverpool BID Company, said: "While Bold Street and Castle Street are two very different streets, both with their own unique identities, history and stories to tell, both have experienced remarkable growth in recent years as a hub for independent businesses and restaurants, and have come to symbolise the city region's burgeoning visitor economy.
"Our ‘Celebrating’ events create a fantastic opportunity for first-time and regular visitors to experience the best that they have to offer."
The founder of LEAF on Bold Street, Natalie Haywood, added: "Celebrating Bold Street has become a firm favourite for us at LEAF; something we really look forward to each year and a great focal point for the summer period. Our customers love it!
"It brings a huge number of people to the area, including to our business, and works brilliantly to raise Bold Street's profile, highlighting our unique community identity in the city, as well as providing a showcase for our individual offer. We're excited to get planning and can't wait to see what this year holds."
To find out more visit Liverpool BID Company's website.