Events celebrating Castle Street and Bold Street to return this year

Liverpool BID Company says Celebrating Castle Street will return for the second year on Friday, May 31 while Celebrating Bold Street will be held on July 7

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Celebrating Bold Street will return to Liverpool this summer


Two popular events celebrating two of Liverpool’s best-known streets – Castle Street and Bold Street – will take place again this year, Liverpool BID Company has revealed.

Celebrating Castle Street returns for the second year on Friday, May 31, bringing a day-long celebration of what has become a popular foodie hub in the heart of the commercial district.

Also back by popular demand is Celebrating Bold Street (Sunday, July 7) – a huge street party on this much-loved thoroughfare which, in the past, has included a farmers’ market, art and crafts stalls, street entertainment.

The Castle Street event will see 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.

It will be will be flanked by a week-long culinary extravaganza – Food & Drink Week (May 27 to June 2) – which will include offers, masterclasses and events showcasing the best of hospitality in time for the return of Bordeaux Wine Festival.

Well-established restaurants such as Mowgli, Maray and LEAF will be hitting the streets for the Bold Street event to serve up an array of tasty delights for visitors.

It will be the culmination of Independents’ Week (July 1 to 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.

Both events form part of Liverpool BID Company’s destination marketing strategy – creating quality, public events that aim to profile keys areas and businesses within the BID to drive an increase in footfall, sales and repeat visits.

Bill Addy, chief executive, Liverpool BID Company, and chair of the Liverpool Visitor Economy Network (LVEN), 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.

It is part of our pledge to promote areas within both BIDs and raise their profile as exciting destinations to shop, relax and dine, with the key objective to increase footfall, spend and repeat visits to these vibrant locations for the benefit of our levy payers. Both streets and surrounding areas are growing and evolving.”

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