One of the best August events in Manchester, this unique food festival is returning to the city to bring you some of the finest chicken wings in the country. Get stuck into a wealth of tasty bites for just £1, alongside heated eating competitions, axe throwing and live music.
Best Events in August
The summer is still going strong, and so are we. Putting together a selection of unmissable club nights, themed brunches, foodie events and boozy festivals to ensure your summer goes out with a bang, this is our guide to the best events in Manchester this August.
A bottle of prosecco per person, endless paddle pizza and a whack at the state-of-the-art darts board; Flight Club's famous Brunch Social is always great fun... especially now that school is officially out.
Sure, you can't count on the weather come August in Manchester, but you can count on a laugh if you head over to Friday Barrel of Laughs at Frog & Bucket Comedy Club. With an ever-changing roster of top-notch talent, this spot is always bringing the goods. There's also Thursday Night Live earlier in the week.
While we were sad to see Tiger Tiger go, it's been replaced with an epic dining and dancing destination. Eden is bringing a little slice of heaven to Manchester this August as it opens its door for bottomless brunching with drag superstars.
Seven hours dedicated to all things rum? Sounds like the Official Manchester Rum Festival is here. Get down to the Viadux for over 50 rums, including the likes of Appleton Estate, Chairman's Reserve and Pusser's. There's even cocktails, seminars and food trucks.
Combining flowing rum punch with delicious jerk chicken and a soundtrack of the best in soca, dancehall and bashment, The Reggae Brunch is top of the August agenda. Expect drinking, dancing and a few surprises.
Make August your month with this Manchester Beer Tasting Tour. Taking place every Saturday, the session will include a trip to some of the best breweries in town, along with plenty of tasters and explanations.
After successful events all over the UK, Gin Fever is now coming to Manchester... and it's bringing over 150 types of gin with it. Tickets include a complimentary G&T alongside free masterclasses, live music and a goody bag to take home.