One of the country's most renowned food festivals, Wing Fest is returning to Manchester for more chicken-eating madness this summer. Head over to First Street South where some of the best wing makers in the business will be offering up the goods for your eating pleasure.
Cool and Quirky Events in Manchester
Manchester is a fun-filled hub of activity all year round, with plenty of cool and quirky events and fun things to do every week of the year. If you're looking for cool things to do in Manchester then look no further - we've compiled a guide to the very best for anyone looking for something a little different from their night out or weekend. Whether you fancy getting boisterous at a boat party, flirty with flappers, or broody with burlesque babes, Manchester's got just the thing.
Consider yourself something of a fan of craft beer? Then there's only one event you need to try when it Manchester and that's a tour around some of the best breweries in the business. From tasters down to the art of hops, this walking tour is the ultimate event for fans of the pint.
Bringing over 150 weird and wonderful gins from all over the world to Manchester for two days, Gin Fever is the ultimate weekend activity. Sit back and sip on cocktails, munch on tasty street food or dance the night away to live music at this Mayfield Depot-based festival.
Held at a top secret Manchester location, this unique party brings together free-flowing cocktails, excellent tunes and three delicious courses of top-notch Caribbean cuisine. Shake up your usual weekend with some antics here.
Rogue Model Management are back with their latest round of alternative cabaret. Head over to Bar Pop this March where they'll have a market trading wares and accessories inspired by gothic, vintage, fetish, steampunk and more.
Wanna know what happens when bottomless cocktails and a banging food menu come together to the tune of an old school soundtrack? Check out Garage Brunch to find out. From garage bingo to name that tune, this is one if you're after a fun afternoon with the crew.
Trade in the standard weekend brunch for an afternoon that'll have you noshing on delicious food and sipping on unlimited booze whilst surrounded by some hella sexy men. Not only will there be topless butlers to wait on you but there'll also be a number of male dancers, acrobats and strippers as well as a fantastic drag host.
Craving a boozy brunch with a little extra sass? Join the Bougie Brunch gals as they take over eden for an afternoon of gaga-worthy entertainment, and you'll get to take part in a fun-filled event with tasty refreshments, lip sync battles and plenty of games along the way.
When it comes to something different to do in Manchester, you need a venue where no two nights are ever the same. Join Albert's Schloss as they promise just that in a frenzy of fiery live music, cabaret acts, burlesque performances and more throughout the week.
Taking over the beautiful Viadux building for one day only, Manchester Rum Festival is bringing a slice of sunshine to the city. £30 tickets include sample drinks, seminars and live music, with the option to dine on mouthwatering street food is the stomach grumbles come a calling.
If you're a fan of all things mixology-related, this is the event for you. Join Cocktails in the City as they touch down in Manchester this October, bringing quirky new world of exclusive mixes, live workshops and interactive experiences, all revolving around the art of cocktail creating.
If you're after cool and quirky things to do in Manchester, then it's time to give The Gin Society a go. Expect boozy tastings, gin-fuelled talks, delicious street food, epic live music and plenty more all under one gorgeous roof.
Bringing Manchester a night of mad fun, Ultimate Power is all about singing your heart out and having the best night ever. Forget all things house, this night is about big names Bowie, Prince and Meat Loaf as DJs play hit after hit; air guitars at the ready.
Give your weekends a big dose of fun as Flight Club launch their new Brunch Social. From birthday parties to hen dos, nothing will beat bottomless pizza, a bottle of bubbly per person and taking your friends on at a game of darts.