Best Events In Manchester

Looking for the best events in Manchester? From club nights to festivals and wine tasting to gigs, we've handpicked the best Manchester events for you to enjoy. Check out our guide to Manchester's top events and parties and buy your tickets in advance through DesignMyNight. 

Last updated on 15th May 2024

The Brunch Club - Manchester

Taking place in top bars across the city, The Brunch Club's events are sure to have you up on your feet - thanks to three hours of DJ tunes and also live entertainment, both of which follow a theme. Think ABBA, Taylor Swift, country, Spice Girls and more, with 60 minutes of bottomless booze and food accompanying your fun times.


With non-stop tunes from DJ Smiley Vyrus and raucous entertainment hosted by iconic queens like Imani Versace and Barb, Bougie Drag Events are bringing the fun to venues across Manchester with their classic or Beyonce-themed bottomless brunches. Expect lip syncing battles, dance-offs and catwalk contests as you tuck into a delicious dish, topped off by 90 minutes of free-flowing prosecco, beer or cocktails.

Boy Toy Events Manchester

Bougie Drag & Boy Toy Events are spicing up your weekend with an afternoon of free-flowing bubbles and delicious dishes served by topless buff butlers. Or if you're just a fan of all things Britney, Beyonce and Gaga? Catch a brunch where you can enjoy fabulous tribute acts.

Old School R&B Brunch

For charismatic hosts and banging tunes, snap up tickets to Old School R&B Brunch. Hitting up Canvas on Oxford Road, this afternoon party will be the highlight of your day, featuring scrumptious food, free-flowing rum punch, karaoke, giveaways and so much more.

Burlesque Bottomless Brunch

@ The Fitzgerald on Every 1st Saturday of the month

Taking place at The Fitzgerald, join them from just £40 per person for a 1920s-themed burlesque bottomless brunch. Prepare yourself for two hours of raunchy tun, with the girls from Siren Entertainment leading the way. Tuck into a BBQ spread thanks to Quarter House and free-flowing bubbles, spritz or beer. 

The Manchester Cheese Crawl

@ Richard Cobden Statue, on Every Saturday

For fans of fromage, we have got just the activity for you. The Manchester Cheese Crawl will take you around the city on a walking tour, trying out delicious bites along the way. Pair your cheeses with bread or crackers, as well as plenty of prosecco to wash it down. Your expert guide will lead the way, keeping your route fun with trivia questions and lots of cheesy puns to boot.

The Spirit of Manchester Distillery

Located in the heart of the city, The Spirit of Manchester Distillery is home to a whole host of fun events, perfect for couples and groups of friends alike. You can try your hand at gin making here while learning a thing or two about the history and distilling process of the drink, or simply enjoy a tasting or plenty of different spirits, with experiences starting from £30 per person.


There's nothing more relaxing than unwinding with a glass of wine and a good crafty activity, and that's just what they offer at Paintvine. Their Manchester events take place at the Northern Monk Refectory for just £29 each, giving you the chance to create your very own work of art with guidance from an expert instructor. They've even got sculpting events too if that's more your thing, with all the materials you need already provided.

Alcotraz Manchester: Cell Block Three-Four

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Manchester on Various dates from Sunday 19th May 2024

Spice up your next night out with a trip to prison at interactive themed bar Alcotraz. This immersive experience will have you donning orange jumpsuits and lining up for Instagram-worthy mugshots, before smuggling in a bottle of liquor for the inmates to turn into bespoke cocktails for you. Don't forget to watch out for the warden, though.

Manchester Fun Puzzle Treasure Hunt! Single route or double for racing!

@ Manchester Piccadilly Train Station on Various dates from Sunday 19th May 2024

Get to know Manchester on a whole new level with The Great Game Treasure Hunt, an exciting outdoor experience which involves cracking clues and solving puzzles to make your way to a mystery pub. You'll receive a prize of 20% off your food and drink bill at the end – and the best part is tickets for the whole day start from as little as £5 per person.

Our Japanese Whisky Masterclass

@ Peter Street Kitchen on Saturday 1st June 2024 and 4 other Saturdays

Head to The Rikyū Bar at Peter Street Kitchen for a fantastic Japanese Whisky Masterclass, where you can learn all about the history and distilling process of this delicious drink from an expert guide who will even teach you the best techniques for tasting. Your £65 ticket includes a tasting flight of four whiskies, paired perfectly with tasty Japanese small plates.

The Secret Bottomless Brunch

@ The Fitzgerald on Every 3rd Saturday of the month

Shhh, it's The Secret Bottomless Brunch taking place at The Fitzgerald on the third Saturday of every month. From £40 per person, expect two hours of entertainment from the speakeasy's best, along with free-flowing bubbles. Keep this event on the low as you tuck into the likes of cheeseburgers and buns filled with halloumi and guacamole, or munch on tasty tacos.

Manchester Electric Shuffle Brunch

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

Got any weekend plans? Well, now you do. Snap up tickets from £30 each to Electric Shuffle's brunch, taking place on the weekend. The Deansgate-based events bar is pulling out all the stops with two hours' worth of unlimited pizza paired with a bottle of prosecco per person. There'll even be complimentary carafes of orange juice if you fancy mixing things up a bit and making some mimosas. 


One of the most fun things to do in Manchester, YO!'s masterclass at the Arndale is helping you become a mogul in the kitchen. Nab tickets and head over for gyozas on arrival, followed by the chance to whip up four different sushi items.