One of the UK鈥檚 only inner-city steam rallies, the event will feature more than 30 steam engines, boats and even a train, when it returns next month.
Families and steam enthusiasts are guaranteed a free, fun-packed weekend of toots and whistles to celebrate the grand machines of the industrial age.
The festival takes places on Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7.
So what鈥檚 new for 2017?
Steam tug Kerne
The stunning, Titanic-era steamship makes her Steam on the Dock debut. Built in 1912, Kerne has a long history with Liverpool, in 1971 becoming the last coal-fired steamer to work on the Mersey.
Since then she has been saved from scrap and preserved as an operational steamship, and is now the last remaining Naval, coal-fired steamship to have seen service in two world wars, still in operation today.
At 1pm and 3pm both days, visitors will be treated to a steam showcase around Salthouse Dock, which will include a cavalry of steam engines, traditional brewer鈥檚 dray cart and shire horses, and a marching band (1pm only).
This year鈥檚 festival will also welcome even more land-based engines and miniatures to the Dock than ever before, a variety of classic steam narrowboats courtesy of the Steam Boat Association, and a historic fairground organ.
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Story time and activities
And Mattel Play! Liverpool will be joining in on the celebration, with free story times with none other than The Fat Controller inside the attraction on The Colonnades, with special performances from his mischievous sidekicks, Rusty and Dusty!
There will also be a host of events and activities at Merseyside Maritime Museum, including face-painting fun for all the family on May 7 (12-4pm).
Back on dry land, Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways will be returning, bringing along Palmerston, a fully operational steam train, which will shuttle visitors up and down a track for a ride along Hartley Quay.
Built in 1864, the beautiful Palmerston was also once deemed beyond repair, but thanks to a team of devotees and a long restoration, re-entered service in 1993, and promises to delight visitors to Steam on the Dock.
The Danny and Roger Dibnah
Returning in 2017 will be The Daniel 鈥淒anny鈥?Adamson ?a highlight last year and again throwing open her grand decks for the public to explore.
Roger Dibnah, the son of the late, great TV legend and steam enthusiast, Fred Dibnah, will also be attending.
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