Fun Events in Manchester

All work and no play makes Jack a very dull boy. We're not sure who Jack is, but we wouldn't want him to be dull - so we've pulled together a list of some of the most fun events in Manchester for Jack - and you - to enjoy. From festivals to parties and gigs to clubs, here's our guide to some of the best events and fun things to do in Manchester.  

Last updated on 22nd March 2018

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Consider yourself something of a hop hound and would like to get a little more familiar with some of the best beer that Manchester has to boast? Then it's only right you head out on this top notch walking tour as you flit between 3 of the best breweries in town for tips, tasters and more. 

13:00 - 16:00
Walks & Tours, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Daytime
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Frog and Bucket Comedy club is the ultimate comedy experience for those that love it. Expect four comedians from the international and national circuit, as well as a fabulous compere. Afterwards the bar’s open till late.

20:00 - 00:00
Comedy, Student Night, Theatre/Arts
Northern Quarter
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This fun event in Manchester is a great way to get to know the city. Follow the clues, collect prizes and make your way to the final treasure - a Manchester pub where you'll receive 20% food and drink. 

10:00 - 22:00
Daytime, Walks & Tours, Quiz Night, Something A Little Different
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Whether you’re a musician, poet or comedian, the mic is open for you at the Manchester Bierkeller. There’s cheap drinks for everyone (including the viewers!) and great prizes for those that take part.

20:00 - 04:00
Live Music, Theatre/Arts, Student Night
Live Music
The Printworks
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Bob the Russian is coming to the stage this Easter and promises to be Naughty Corner's biggest show yet. Telling the story of an attempt to pull off a massive heist, the play is set against the backdrop of the world cup, with razor-sharp lines and a cracking soundtrack.

19:30 - 22:00
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Who doesn’t like beer pong? If you’re looking for fun things to do in Manchester, get down to Crazy Pedro’s Beer Pong Tourney for prizes, free entry and cheap booze.

21:00 - 01:00
Fun Time Partying, Stag Do, Student Night
Background Music
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This super fun Manchester events brings together some of the city's best drinking dens with world-leading liquor brands to create a stunning evening of gorgeous cocktails and new discoveries.

18:00 - 23:00
Date Night, Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
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If you love Margaritas, this fun Manchester event is for you, as 15 of the city’s best bars and restaurants compete to find out who has the Best Margarita in Manchester – and you are the judge! You’ll taste unlimited cocktails all while the live music keeps you bopping.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Activity, Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
Live Music
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Fun nights out in Manchester don’t get much more hilarious than Stand Up Thursdays, where three top comedians take to the stage alongside someone new in their extended open spot.

20:00 - 22:00
Comedy, Student Night, Food & Drink, Date Night
Background Music
Deansgate Locks
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Confetti canons and power ballads - what more could you possibly need for a fun night out? Nothing, as Ultimate Power at Manchester Ritz proves once again. The huge night puts on the best songs ever written for you to party, air guitar and sing the night away.

22:30 - 03:00
Clubbing, Fun Time Partying
80's Music
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Looking for something seriously special to do this weekend in Manchester? Whether you're peckish for brunch or just fancy going bottomless, join Rosylee for their weekend brunch where British bites and bubbles come as standard.

10:00 - 14:00
Food & Drink
Northern Quarter
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Ever wanted to eat pizza but not feel guilty about it? Enter the Pizza Run, where you’ll run for 5km and along the way pick up slices of pizza at checkpoints – fancy dress is optional but encouraged. Then you can join the afterparty with your fellow runners for pizza, Djs and good times.

13:00 - 15:00
Something A Little Different
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