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 2024.

Last edited by Scarlett Welch

Last updated on 29th April 2024

Cherry Jam

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

Manchester Electric Shuffle Brunch

@ Electric Shuffle Manchester on Various dates from Saturday 22nd June 2024

Make your way to Electric Shuffle in Spinningfields this weekend, for one of their quirky brunch socials. You'll get to enjoy unlimited pizza paddles throughout the two-hour session, as well as a whole bottle of prosecco each, all while battling against your friends on the shuffleboard tables. You'll finish up by toasting to the winner in their stylish bar, with tickets starting from just £30 per person.

Alcotraz Manchester: Cell Block Three-Four

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Manchester on Various dates from Saturday 15th June 2024

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.

Boy Toy Events Manchester

Need a bit of drag to spice up picks of Manchester events this 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.

What's on at GRUB

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 sour beer festivals, disco bingo and quizzes accompanied by fizz.

Taste + Liquor

If you fancy a knees-up with friends, check out Taste + Liquor's list of things to do in Manchester for August 2024. When it comes to 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.


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.

FunnyBoyz Manchester

With weekly Benidorm bingo sessions and even appearances from RuPaul's Drag Race stars throughout August, FunnyBoyz Manchester is the ideal way to get your fix of hilarious queens or amazing games. Not only that, but you can upgrade to party packages for hens and special occasions.


Wondering what's on in Manchester this August 2024? Paintvine have you covered with a range of artistic events where you can also sip drinks courtesy of the hosting bar. Whether you choose canvas painting or pottery sculpting, expect there to be a load of fun waiting at Revs Deansgate Locks or Parsonage Gardens and the King's Arms.

Manchester Pride 2024

Out of all the August events in Manchester this 2024, Pride has to be on your list. Take to the bars of Canal Street, get stuck into the parade and enjoy the iconic Gay Village Party across a full weekend of fun. A round-up of the best things to do? Right this way.