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 January 2018

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Rock out all night long Valentine’s Day at the Bierkeller, where you’ll sing your heart out on rock n roll karaoke, play with blow up instruments, and party into the night with all the best power ballads.

19:00 - 02:00
Fun Time Partying, Karaoke, Themed Nights
Rock n Roll
The Printworks
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Mary Shelley's tale of Frankenstein is brought to life in Manchester Central Library in this amazing immersive performance. Hear the story as it is read aloud and set to an amazing soundscape while exploring all the hidden corners of the library.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts, Pop-Up, Themed Nights
Retro
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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
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.

10:00 - 14:00
Food & Drink
Northern Quarter
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Taste your way through the deliciousness of Chilean wine at this unique tasting event. With over 100 wines being poured and 20 different wine producers, you can sample everything from award-winning grapes to hidden gems.

17:30 - 20:30
Food & Drink, Festival, Something A Little Different
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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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What better way to spend your Saturdays in Manchester than at the Milton Club? Their Flash nights are packed full of surprise moments, confetti cannons, special effects, guest DJs, free-flowing drinks and a complete incredible experience.

22:00 - 04:00
Clubbing
Hip Hop/RnB
Deansgate
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Combine your love quizzes and Peep Show at this fun quiz, with themed prizes (and bar tabs) and questions about the show presented by Big Mad Andy (you’ll know him from season 8).

18:00 - 23:00
Quiz Night
Northern Quarter
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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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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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Get rid of that Christmas weight and have fun at this dance class! Teaching you how to move to the best in Northern Soul, come to Revolucion de Cuba for great music and even better moves.

19:00 - 21:15
Classes, Fun Time Partying
Rhythm and Blues
Deansgate
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Head to Trapdoor Comedy Club for two as-seen-on-TV comedians who will be performing at this fun event in Manchester. It’s top-secret, but you’ll recognise them from Celebrity Juice, 8 Out of 10 Cats, and Nevermind the Buzzcocks.

19:30 - 22:45
Comedy, Themed Nights
Oxford Road
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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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One of the funnest events in Manchester, Flash Saturdays are habitually blowing the roof off The Milton Club. With gorgeous immersive effects, confetti canons and fabulous acts, it's an experience you don't want to miss out on.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Clubbing, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different
Hip Hop/RnB
Deansgate
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Taste your way through several different wines, along with sharing boards, with the help of Manchester’s most famous food critic Neil Sowerby.

18:30 - 20:00
Food & Drink, Date Night
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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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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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