This February, Royal Albert Dock Liverpool is welcoming the return of Fiesta of Fire, which is back bigger and hotter than ever.
Taking place from 12-17 February to provide the ultimate half-term programme, warm up this winter with unmissable fire performances and thrilling experiences on Liverpool’s iconic waterfront.
Bringing a spectacle of fire and light to the Martin Luther King Jr. plateau, Fiesta of Fire will welcome back captivating choreographed fire shows and freestyle fire performers from Bring the Fire Project. Showing off their pyro-skills throughout the week, expect dazzling martial arts-inspired routines, flaming sword fights, and more.
New for this year, visitors will have the exciting opportunity to participate in a fire walk on Thursday, 15 February. Embark on a waterfront wander like never before and brave the hot embers as the art of firewalking comes to the dock for the first time.
Those looking to put their bravery to the test can experience temperatures of more than 1200°C, with only 70 spaces available on a first come first serve basis via Eventbrite.
On Valentine’s Day, the dock will be the destination for those wanting to capture magical moments with loved ones. Alongside choreographed fire shows and freestyle performers, set pulses racing in Britannia Courtyard with unique selfie spots featuring flaming hearts from 6pm-8pm.
Afterwards, head dockside for date night and indulge in a meal at some of Liverpool’s finest restaurants. From a dedicated sharing menu in The Smugglers Cove and a tapas Tasting Menu in Lunyalita complete with live music from a Flamenco guitarist, to a Sharing Steak and Champagne Experience in Miller and Carter, there’s something for every appetite.
Creating a fiery finale on Saturday, 17 February, spectators can marvel at the return of the three-meter-high fire-breathing dragon from 2pm-6pm. Roaming around the dock, from the Martin Luther King Jr. Building and along Hartley Quay, enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience as the sky becomes illuminated with roaring flames.
Adding to the atmosphere will be a Comic Con parade with a series of favourite superhero and TV characters, including Game of Thrones.
With a week to fill with family fun, explore Liverpool’s seafaring past at the Maritime Museum, and enjoy free, drop-in sessions that uncover the story of the Titanic. Plus, learn about the Fab Four’s journey to stardom with The Beatles Story, the world’s largest permanent exhibition devoted to Liverpool’s biggest band.
Providing the perfect place for late afternoon or early evening entertainment, enjoy an exciting lineup of free, family-friendly activities at the dock this half-term.