River of Light 2019 Light Festival & Fireworks


Location:Liverpool waterfront

Date:1 - 9 November



A light festival and extraordinary fireworks – a new-look River of Light is back for 2019, bigger and better than ever!

From Friday 1 to Saturday 9 November the Liverpool waterfront will be transformed with light, colour and sound as ten incredible art commissions by some of the most exciting international light artists will be on display in iconic locations across the city.

Royal Albert Dock are delighted to host one of the 10 amazing light displays as we showcase Portal, a hypnotic artwork that will take the audience on a journey through a portal into another world. Three large scale Kaleidoscopic images will morph between geometric structures and landscape to human movement and dance. This unmissable artwork, by Sam Wiehl will be projected onto the Merseyside Maritime Museum from 5pm-10pm between 1-9th November

As part of the longer, new-look festival, the hugely successful River of Light fireworks will return for one night only on Sunday 3 November as once again the River Mersey becomes a stage for Titanium Fireworks – one of the world’s leading pyrotechnic companies.

Two simultaneous displays, from the Waterfront in Liverpool and as part of Wirral’s Borough of Culture year in New Brighton, will start at 6.30pm with a soundtrack featuring artists and songs which have been big in the city this year. 

Why not make an evening of it and head to one of our many restaurants and bars for an indulgent feast or light snack at Rosa’s Thai Cafe, Revolucion de Cuba, Lunyalita, Gusto, PanAm or Maray to name a few. 

All River of Light events and installations are completely free.

For the latest information, head to www.visitliverpool.com/riveroflight and use #RiverofLight on socials.