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 19th August 2019




@ Mayfield Depot on Friday 13th September 2019 and 3 other dates

Fancy sipping on some unlimited free gin samples? You know you do, so make sure to head on over to  GIN Fever as it lands in Manchester this September. Showcasing some of the finest gins from across the country, along with free classes and plenty of giveaways , it's a gin-lovers paradise.  

@ First Street South on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September 2019

Get your wing on as the city's sauciest food festival takes over First Street this September. Not only can you get your hands on finger-lickin' bites from some of the best food vendors around, but there's even free branded merch.

  • Rhythm and Blues
  • Under 18's have to be accompanied by an adult
  • Food & Drink , Festival , Daytime
  • Multiple start times (see ticket info)
  • Tickets from £17.50 and include 1 x free Frontier Lager, 1 x bottle of Bull's-Eye BBQ Sauce, 1 x Signature Trucker Hat.

When it comes to fun things to do in Manchester, you can't go wrong with bottomless booze. Not only is this quirky event bringing you just that, but there's also all-you-can-eat popcorn to accompany a screening of some of the best musicals around.

Fancy yourself as a bit of a Banksy? Perhaps you're more of a Frida Kahlo? Whatever your style, ArtNight is here to help you unleash your creative side with step-by-step workshops in some of the best restaurants and bars in the city.

@ Meet upstairs at Piccadilly Tap, Station Approach, Manchester M1 2GH on Saturday 14th September 2019 and 5 other Saturdays

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. 

@ Viadux Manchester City Centre on Sat, 1st Feb 2020 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Be transported to a fun and fantastical world of fairy tales at the magical Brunch in Manchester. You'll get to embody your favourite characters while sipping on bottomless bubbles and dining on delightful brunch dishes with a few singalongs sprinkled along the way.