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 8th February 2017

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Rumour has it that juniper stocks are running out fast. So what does that mean you need to do? You need to go to a gin festival, that's what. One of the best things to do in Manchester, join the official gin festival of 2017 for some of the best drinks in the business.

Something A Little Different, Food & Drink
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Not only do The Fitzgerald find it hard not being one of the best speakeasy themed bars in the city, they find it hard not to host some of the best nights out in Manchester. Join them every Thursday night as they work with Analogue Sound UK to bring you a stunning roster of live acts

Live Music
Live Music
Northern Quarter
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@Old Granada Studios on Friday 12 May 2017

When it comes to one of the best things to do in Manchester, there's only one thing for it, and that's drinking cocktails. Join Cocktails in the City this May for just that as the heralded event returns to the Old Granada Studios for more antics, mixology and masterclasses than ever.

Fun Time Partying, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
Background Music
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Go retro every Thursday night in Manchester with the beloved Tusk in tow. Not only will Gareth Brooks be on the decks spinning a selection of fun and dated hits, retro drinks are coming in at just £3 a pop with Red Stripe, Pina Coladas and more.

Themed Nights, Fun Time Partying, Clubbing
Hip Hop/RnB
Northern Quarter
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@Meet at Vimto Park on Various dates

Some of the best craft beer in Manchester may have passed your lips before, but not quite like this. Join The Manchester Brewery Tours as you not only tuck into plenty of tasters, you get to walk your way around some of the best breweries in the north. 

Walks & Tours, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Daytime
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1 events @ Frog & Bucket Comedy Club with 50 upcoming dates starting on 23 Feb 2017

Hosting some top rated comedians from both the national and international circuits, the Frog and Bucket Comedy Club bring a fresh spread of stand up to Manchester's comedy scene. If you're looking for something a bit different to spice up your Thursday or Friday night antics, these guys have the perfect set up or laughs and booze for you. 

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Need to get your DJ fix this February in Manchester? Then there's only the one place for it, and that's Gorilla. Ready to roll out some of the best names in the business, join them for Back By Dope Demand with the likes of Rachel Wallace, Stu Allan, Mark XTC and many other guests in tow.

Live Music, Fun Time Partying
Hip Hop/RnB
Oxford Road
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When it comes to some of the very best events in Manchester, there's some that just cant contend with food. Head on down to Rosylee every Sunday in the city as their roast roster provides guests with some of the finest gastro bites in town. 

Daytime, Food & Drink, Supper Clubs
Background Music
Northern Quarter
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Ultimate Power is taking over Manchester Ritz and giving you one hell of a night with their huge power ballads. Get ready for some serious air guitar action as the hugest hits are played all night; from classics such as Bon Jovi and Prince through to modern singalong hits, this is one fun night.

Clubbing, Fun Time Partying
80's Music
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