River Festival Wirral

Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 June

12 - 5pm each day

New Brighton Waterfront

Visit New Brighton for a warm welcome and a taste of the seaside this River Festival weekend when the waterfront bursts into life.

The ever-popular River Festival will see New Brighton celebrating the resort’s unique place in the region’s heart, with free seaside fun for all the family as part of Wirral’s Borough of Culture year.

The Continental Food Market will be back along Ian Fraser Walk from the late May Bank Holiday weekend until the end of the River Festival, with food and drink stalls serving up international flavours. Visitors can take a wander around the resort or enjoy a walk along the promenade to take in the spectacular waterfront views.

Look out for giant sand sculptures on the beach, sea creature street entertainment and musical performances – plus plenty more surprises popping up along the New Brighton waterfront.


The Whale (Saturday only)

Fort Perch Rock car park

Performance times (60min show): 12pm, 2pm, 4pm

Barnacle Pete’s Cavalcade

Opposite Floral Pavilion

Performance times (45min show): 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

Choir performances (Sunday only)

Fort Perch Rock car park

Performance times (30mins): Vox Community Singers - 1pm, 2pm | Kaboodle Choir - 3pm, 4pm

In Session Weekend Music Festival

The James Atherton, Victoria Road

Saturday 2-5pm, Sunday 1-11pm


Keep an eye out for amazing street entertainment popping up along the front:

  • Giant interactive sand sculpture (from 2.30pm each day)
  • Sea Sphere (Mermaid)
  • Boxing Crabs
  • Italian Pavement Chalking Art
  • Seahorse Steeplechase


Ian Fraser Walk

10am-5pm each day