Fun Events In Manchester

All work and no play makes for a very dull day. Ditch the couch and your usual watering holes for some of the coolest and kookiest things to do in the city - fab for first dates and team-building activities. So spice up your diary with our stellar lineup of fun events in Manchester, from wing festivals to wacky pop-ups and hilarious comedy clubs.

Last updated on 13th September 2022

What's on at GRUB

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Searching for fun activities in Manchester for couples? We're sorting you with GRUB's epic experiences. Get the chance to make your own whisky or espresso martini cocktails, or make your evenings a little more wholesome with board games and beer.

  Alcotraz: Cell Block Three-Four

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@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Manchester on Various dates from Thursday 29th September 2022

Looking for fun things to do with friends in Manchester? Alcotraz is the prison cocktail experience asking you to put your smuggling skills to the test. Join them at their basement hangout, but come prepared with your own liquor for sneaking past the guards.


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When in need of something a little different (but still totally fun) to do, YO! at Manchester Arndale has you covered. Head in for a sushi masterclass, where you'll tuck into gyozas before learning how to create four different tasty pieces.

@ The Brewers, Manchester on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th November 2022

Inject a little fun into your life with House of Burlesque at The Brewers. These cool events will be celebrating Canal Streets' fierce and fabulous satirical showgirls, with their top-notch entertainment. Fancy a go yourself? They offer masterclasses too.

@ Manchester City Centre on Saturday 15th October 2022 and 13 other Saturdays

If you're a Britney stan, then you'll go absolutely nuts over this bottomless brunch. Your bustling afternoon comes complete with drag-drenched performances from Miss Blair as well as hits from DJ Billy Andrews, free-flowing booze and the most scrumptious burgers to eat.

The Brunch Club

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The Brunch Club are combining bottomless booze with non-stop hits and tasty food to bring you some of the best events in Manchester. The themed bashes are inviting you to get dressed up and dance to emo classics, Disney bangers, Ibiza anthems or hip hop favourites.

@ Manchester City Centre on Saturday 8th October 2022 and 12 other Saturdays

This Manchester bottomless brunch will be paying tribute to the queen of pop herself, Lady Gaga. Expect incredible lookalikes, live performances, drag queen hosts and a whole lot of sass from this four-hour-long party. Tickets also include tasty bites and 90 minutes of unlimited drinks.

Bougie Drag & Boy Toy Events are hosting some of the best indoor activities in Manchester for adults. Check out their selection of Gaga-themed brunches, bottomless afternoons with Juno Birch and weekends with buff waiters alongside some of the UK's top drag stars.  

Cocktails Ahoy

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Enjoy something a little different over at one of Cocktails Ahoy's brilliant themed cruises. Whichever event you choose, you'll get to sip on themed boozy mixes, dance to serious bangers from top-quality DJs and take in the beautiful sights of Bridgewater Canal.