Autumn means the entertainment on offer in Southport never lets up
NOW that the summer has gone and the new school year has started, our thoughts are turning to autumn.
It’s always a great time of year for events in the town and this year is no exception.
Later this week we’ll see the return of the Air Show and the new Friday evening flying display.
Next month our town hosts the ever-popular British Musical Firework Championships, the BID’s very own Hallowe’en Festival, other scary Hallowe’en happenings at Pleasureland, and the Southport Comedy Festival.
All great events that will do the town proud.
And then heading into November we see the start of the Christmas festivities beginning with the BIDorganised Christmas lights switch-on and Sefton Council’s Christmas market.
Our ice rink will start to be built too, ready for a December opening date.
We’ve said it many times before – we believe that Southport punches well above its weight when it comes to both the quality and number of events that the BID, Sefton Council and others put on in the town.
Later this month we’ll be promoting Southport at the REVO trade show in Liverpool.
It’s a perfect opportunity to promote the investment opportunities that we have to offer in our town to over 2,500 commercial agents and property specialists.
There are still too many empty properties in town but new openings Patisserie Valerie and Mezzanine, and then later this year Bistrot Pierre, have shown that businesses are prepared to invest in the town.
Those decisions are not taken lightly.
The key driver that investors look at is footfall.
As a coastal town we’re a natural magnet for visitors during the warmer weather.
Extending our events calendar into autumn and winter provides more opportunities to bring people into town.
And it helps demonstrate to potential investors that we’re more than just a seasonal resort.
The British Musical Firework Championships form part of Southport’s year-round entertainment