Best Events In August

This month, the summer is still going strong and so are we. Putting together a selection of unmissable things to do, themed brunches, Pride parties and huge bashes, ensuring the warmer months go out with a bang, this is our guide to Manchester events throughout August 2022.

Last updated on 1st February 2023

@ Bingo Balls Manchester on Various dates from Saturday 4th February 2023

Offering some of the top free events in Manchester is Bingo Balls, where pretty-in-pink interiors combine with Mean Girls references, Barbie vibes, DJs and cocktails. Plus, it only costs an extra £3 to book your time in the ball pit - the first of its kind for adults in this city.

The Brunch Club

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Serving up some of the best events in Manchester throughout 2023 is The Brunch Club - and August is no exception. There's a 00s-themed bash complete with tasty food, live entertainment, bottomless booze and plenty of throwback tunes.

Need a bit of drag to spice up your weekend? Bougie Drag & Boy Toy Events are on-hand with buff butlers, drag superstars and plenty of surprises up their sleeves. These unmissable things to do include food and bottomless booze to boot.

  Alcotraz: Cell Block Three-Four

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@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Manchester on Various dates from Saturday 4th February 2023

Get ready for some of the best events in Manchester today, as Alcotraz brings together unique interiors, immersive action and delicious drinks throughout August. Smuggle in a bottle of your favourite spirit and you'll find yourself sipping with cocktail-savvy inmates throughout the prison-themed experience.


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Choose a week to nab tickets to YO!'s masterclass with friends or dates alike. Here, you'll enjoy gyozas on arrival, followed by the chance to brush up on your knife skills and create four different delish sushi items.

If you fancy a knees-up with friends, check out Taste + Liquor's list of things to do during August. For Manchester party events, these guys are second to none, fronting afternoons of bottomless booze and the most scrumptious brunch meals. Not to mention amazing themes - think 90s throwback and epic RnB hits.

What's on at GRUB

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Throughout August, Red Bank venue GRUB are putting on a stellar lineup of events for you to enjoy; from weekly bottomless brunches with street food to burlesque shows, disco bingo and quizzes accompanied by fizz.

Cherry Jam

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If you're a sucker for bottomless brunching, this is a quirky alternative. When you're in need of Manchester events this weekend, enjoy an afternoon tea or sharing platters at Cherry Jam, which come complete with free-flowing cocktails and musical bingo.