Best Events in August

Just because 2020 has been a strange year so far, doesn't mean that fun times are off the cards. The summer is still going strong, and so are we. Putting together a selection of unmissable pop-ups, themed brunches, foodie events and retro drive-ins to ensure your summer goes out with a bang, this is our guide to the best events in Manchester this August.

Last updated on 3rd September 2020




Upgrade your gin and tonic game from the bog-standard ice and a slice to a beautifully garnished cocktail courtesy of Jim and Tonic. Their signature gins are distilled in a sustainable way in the heart of London, and flavours include rhubarb and grapefruit.

  Friday Barrel of Laughs

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@ Frog & Bucket Comedy Club on Friday 23rd October 2020 and 4 other Fridays

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.

The new normal? It involves retro movies, modern hits and cult classics from the comfort of your car. Popping up all across the UK, these are the drive-in cinemas that welcome you with gorgeous locations, freshly-popped corn and tasty snacks.