Best Events In May 2023

May signals the end of term for a variety of students, and the start of summer for the rest of us. From bank holiday parties to drag brunches and Cinco De Mayo celebrations, there's plenty on the menu. So, we'll make life easier with our lovely list of the very best happenings heading your way this month. Certainly not one to be missed, check out our picks of events in Manchester throughout May 2023.




For the best events in Manchester throughout May 2022, check out Bougie Drag & Boy Toy. Expect a roster of incredible live entertainment complete with bottomless booze, from Beyonce-themed drag bashes and a Britney show, to bingo or musical sing-a-longs.

Things are hotting up this May, and whether you're looking to make the most of a long weekend or simply fancy an alfresco dinner, there's nowhere better than a beer garden. Our selection of places are perfect for any and all occasions - just have a scroll through 'em here.

Celebrate Eid and the end to Ramadan fasting with these mouthwatering halal restaurants. From places whipping up Lebanese feasts, to those serving steak and pizza, there's plenty to choose from with our guide.

May in Manchester means one thing... extra time for brunch. As the bank holiday rolls around, there's even more options for you and your mates. So whether you fancy a boogie in your seat or a quirky activity alongside your eggs benny and prosecco, explore our guide to boozy weekend ideas. 

Running student events in Manchester across 2022, Hashtag Parties is your one-stop shop for all things fun and affordable. Hit up their club nights at some of the best venues across the city for low entry and mega drinks deals. 

What's on at GRUB

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Known for their cool events each and every month, GRUB are really taking things up a notch this May. You can expect a roster of cocktail-fuelled garden parties, burlesque shows, disco bingo and mojito masterclasses. Good luck choosing.

Cherry Jam

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For events in Manchester this weekend, look no further than Cherry Jam's bottomless dining offerings. There's afternoon tea on Saturdays or grazing platters to share come Sunday, with unlimited cocktails and musical bingo rounding off each day.