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 9th March 2017

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Coming to the UK this spring, join elite rapper Elhae on one of his most notable UK tours yet as you head on down to The Ruby Lounge for a roaring night of some of the best live music in Manchester, boasting support from Kaleem Taylor.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Live Music
Hip Hop/RnB
Northern Quarter
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@Meet at Vimto Park on Various dates

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. 

Walks & Tours, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Daytime
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Enjoy something a little different this March in Manchester with An Evening of Burlesque. Showcasing some of the most scintillating and stunning burlesque acts in the business, head on down for performances from the likes of Vicky Butterfly and more.

Cabaret/Burlesque, Something A Little Different, Food & Drink
Burlesque/Piano
Deansgate
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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.

Food & Drink
Northern Quarter
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Rumour has it that alcohol shouldn't be necessary for you to have fun, but then no-one had fun eating a salad. Join the Manchester Gin Festival this year in the city as you enjoy tasters and get familiar with some of the best gin based drinks in the business.

Something A Little Different, Food & Drink
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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.

Clubbing, Fun Time Partying
80's Music
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@Old Granada Studios on Friday 12 May 2017

When people talk of one of the biggest cocktail events in Manchester, there's only one name they dare share, and that's Cocktails in the City. Join the heralded event as it returns to the Old Granada Studios for more mixology, pop-up bars, cocktails and fun than ever before.

Fun Time Partying, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
Background Music
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Getting to sing your heart out to everything from Wonderwall through to She's Electric, as Noasis, the number one Oasis tribute band make their grand return to Manchester. Head over to lively Liquor Store near Oxford Road for a brilliant night of live music.

Live Music, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different
Live Music
Oxford Road
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Some people just can't stop moving their feet, and there's one fun thing to do in Manchester that can help with the issue. Join Revolucion De Cuba every week for their Salsa Social as live music, salsa hits, dance lessons and shuffling feet take centre stage.

Something A Little Different
Burlesque/Piano
Deansgate
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Fan of the dram? Wild about the whisky? Then why not check out one of the most fun things to do in Manchester this September. Returning to the Town Hall, join the Manchester Whiskey Festival for more tasters, workshops and amazing whisky than ever.

Classes, Festival, Food & Drink

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