Best Events In July

Summer is here, so the residents of our rainy city are (hopefully) packing up their coats and getting out in the sunshine. So you don’t get serious FOMO this year, we’ve compiled a detailed list of the top live performances, beer festivals and cocktail experiences around; here are the best Manchester events in July 2024.

Last edited by Scarlett Welch

Last updated on 8th July 2024

Dean McCullough’s Pop Machine Day Party

@ The Anthologist, St Peter Square on Saturday 17th August 2024

Looking for an all-day party complete with some of the best throwback tunes around? Then head to Dean McCullough's Pop Machine event at The Anthologist on St Peter's Square, where the talented BBC Radio 1 DJ will be spinning four hours of great music from the 80s right through to modern day - think Girls Aloud, Madonna, Backstreet Boys and much more. You'll also get to enjoy a two-course brunch as part of your £49.95 ticket - including tasty dishes like eggs Florentine, Malaysian curry and buttermilk chicken burgers, with a vegan sharing board to start.

The Hip Hop Orchestra Brunch - Manchester

@ The Blues Kitchen Manchester on Every Saturday

The Hip Hop Orchestra Brunch at Blues Kitchen sees you enjoy three live shows from Untold Orchestra and throwback tunes from the DJ across your experience. Choose between burgers, BBQ ribs and hot Buffalo chicken sarnies for your food, which is washed down by bottomless rum punch or prosecco.

Taste + Liquor

Searching for some of the best things to do in Manchester during July? Taste + Liquor are giving you an epic lineup, from Ayia Napa-inspired brunches to RnB-themed afternoons. You'll get a cracking meal, alongside bottomess booze - enough said.

Rooftop Yoga & Brunch

@ Doghouse Manchester on Sunday 11th August and Sunday 8th September 2024

Looking to start off your morning the right way? Then make your way down to DogHouse on Fountain Street on the 14th, for a two hour yoga and brunch session that's bound to leave you feeling relaxed. For just £30 per person you can enjoy a class led by expert instructors on their gorgeous outdoor terrace, before tucking into tasty breakfast dishes and sipping refreshing drinks while you look out over the city.

Old School R&B Brunch - Manchester

@ Freight Island on Sun, 21st Jul 2024 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Old School R&B Brunch is back, taking over Freight Island for the very best summer brunch on 21st July. This epic event comes complete with one hour of bottomless rum punch and entry to the event included in your ticket price, with plenty of food to purchase from vendors on the day. Expect the R&B of yesteryear from the DJ alongside island vibes, Afrobeats and commercial hits. 

Boy Toy Events Manchester

Bougie Drag & Boy Toy Events are turning up the heat, unleashing more sass and chaos across their events for Manchester in July 2024. From bingo sessions to Britney parties and men in the buff, there's a little something for everyone.

Manchester Electric Shuffle Brunch

@ Electric Shuffle Manchester on Various dates from Saturday 20th July 2024

Located in Spinningfields, Electric Shuffle is a fun activity bar where you and your pals can get competitive over a few rounds of shuffleboard. At their quirky weekend brunches, you can spend a whole hour battling each other while sipping prosecco, before heading to the stylish bar for the second half of the experience. You'll get to enjoy unlimited pizza paddles throughout the two-hour session, as well as an entire bottle of bubbles each, all for as little as £30 per person.


Paintvine are coming to the King's Arms, Revolution and more venues across town for a range of boozy art classes, from painting to sculpting. Not only will you get expert guidance throughout your experience, but you can grab drinks from the bar whenever you like.

Cherry Jam

Choose from Cherry Jam's bottomless afternoon teas or grazing boards with unlimited drinks, both of which are topped off by a game of musical bingo. Better yet, your tipples include a range of cocktails to be sipped on in the swish space.

Alcotraz Manchester: Cell Block Three-Four

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Manchester on Various dates from Thursday 18th July 2024

In need of events in Manchester today? Head to Watson Street, where immersive prison experience Alcotraz is asking you to smuggle in a bottle of your favourite liquor, befriend the crooked guards and get the inmates to whip you up a bespoke cocktail (or three).

What's on at GRUB

GRUB hosts events in Manchester throughout 2024 and their July roster is packed with plenty of crackers. From disco bingo to bottomless street food brunches and more, this place really has a bit of everything to enjoy.