August Bank Holiday in Manchester
From alternative Pride events to live music and foodie pop-ups, we don't need an excuse to go out... but we'll take it. If there was ever a time to go hard on the weekend, it's when that extra day off comes around. Bringing you the best in Northern hospitality, here's our guide to August bank holiday in Manchester.
Still haven't experienced the madness that is the Manchester Brunch Social? Now's your chance. Not only is Flight Club hosting an afternoon of prosecco and pizza, but also offering you the chance to try a social darts sampler.
Veuve Clicquot is keeping you hydrated this bank holiday, as the luxury Campagne brand takes to Peru Perdu in The Cotton Factory. Get ready for drag queens, live DJs and lashings of bubbly on Sunday 30th August between 11am and 4pm.
Laugh your ass off with a visit to the Frog & Bucket Comedy Club this Friday. Kickstarting your bank holiday weekender with a roster of international acts, homegrown talent and tasty bites, this is one for your Friday night plans.
Transporting you to the 1920s, Bring & Mix is the speakeasy-style drinks experience that'll have bartenders whipping up bespoke cocktails. Simply bring a bottle of your favourite spirit and watch as the expert mixologists do all the work.
With a 5-day extravaganza at Escape to Freight Island, this Queer Power event is raising money for Manchester Pride come bank holiday weekend. Expect the likes of Reform Radio, a takeover from Bollox, a Love Party disco and RuPaul stars Baga Chipz and Divina De Campo.
Taking place from Friday 28th August until Sunday 30th August, Come As You Are is the socially-distanced weekender setting up shop in The Refuge. It'll be a feast of cocktails, Sunday roasts and music from live DJs including Homoelectric, Luke Unabomber and Gina Breeze.
Bank holiday Monday is your final chance to take advantage of 50% off at some of Manchester's best restaurants. While a few spots will be continuing into September, this will be the last call for discounted dining in the majority.
Whether you're nursing a sore head or rewarding yourself after a productive long weekend, our pick of the best Sunday roasts is just what you need. From beautifully cooked meats to veggie twists with all the trimmings, here's our insider guide.