Liverpool’s annual Halloween parade will return to the city this month after a year off due to Covid-19.

The Katumba Halloween Carnival is taking over the city centre and transforming it into a “playground of adventure” including pop-up outdoor shows and performances.

In 2019 there were nearly 200 artists performing to an audience of over 5000, proving it is an event not to be missed.

This year the carnival’s theme is ‘Routes & Roots – Festival of the African Diaspora’, which will celebrate the heritage and culture of the people of the African Diaspora.

There will be family-friendly events for two weeks throughout Liverpool, ending with the showstopping carnival on Halloween night.

What events are on offer?

The festival opens on Saturday October 16 at The Bombed Out Church. The activities are all free but pre-booking is essential.

From October 17 – 30 there will be a diverse programme of workshops available in L8 and online

You will have the chance to build props for the carnival and learn new skills with international guest artists.

The festival closes with a night-time showcase of professional groups and community participants and there will be surprise pop-ups all around the city centre.

More details about how to book the workshop events will be released nearer to the time via the Katumba website.

The Katumba Halloween Carnival will take place on Sunday, October 31 from 5pm-9pm at the Bombed Out Church, Church Street and Liverpool ONE.