Fun Events In Manchester 2024

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 edited by Scarlett Welch

Last updated on 8th July 2024


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.

What's on at GRUB

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.

Dean McCullough’s Pop Machine Day Party

@ The Anthologist, St Peter Square on Sat, 17th Aug 2024 @ 12:00 - 16:00

If you're looking for cracking summer events then check out Dean McCullough's Pop Machine Day Party, where the BBC Radio 1 DJ will be spinning throwback tunes all day long at The Anthologist on St Peter's Square. This four-hour event promises tunes from the likes of Madonna, Lady gaga and Steps, topped off with a tasty two-course brunch. Tuck into a vegan sharing board to start, followed by mouthwatering mains such as eggs Florentine, roasted summer squash or fried chicken and waffles.


@ Victoria Baths on Friday 20th September 2024 and 2 other dates

Manchester Wing Fest returns to the city this September, with three days of poultry-based party waiting for lucky ticket holders. Grab yours and you'll get a free hat, as well as free across to arcade games, axe-throwing, live music, DJs and more across Victoria Baths. Topping it off? Vote on your favourite wings from the fantastic traders across three categories: best Buffalo, best BBQ and wildest wing.

FunnyBoyz Manchester

Wondering what's on in Manchester tomorrow? You can always rely on FunnyBoyz for fun-packed things to do. Make your way to New York New York, where you'll be able to join in on Taylor Swift tribute nights, Benidorm Bingo and catch some of the best queens from RuPaul's Drag Race across the stage.

Alcotraz Manchester: Cell Block Three-Four

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Manchester on Various dates from Saturday 20th July 2024

Looking for fun things in Manchester for couples and groups alike? 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.


For lovers of drag shows and bottomless brunches alike, you can't go wrong with Bougie Drag Events. Their fun-filled days out in Manchester feature iconic queens from all over the country hosting, as well as non-stop DJ sets and 90 minutes of unlimited booze with your meal. With lip syncing, catwalk contests and dance-offs galore, what are you waiting for?


For fun affairs in Manchester, we recommend heading to Paintvine. The event takes place at various venues throughout the city and features an art class like no other. Draw everything from a Bob Ross sunset to Starry Night and much more.

Manchester Electric Shuffle Brunch

@ Electric Shuffle Manchester on Various dates from Saturday 20th July 2024

Looking for something out of the ordinary this weekend? Electric Shuffle in Deansgate has you covered with its brunch offering from £30 per person. Gather your mates and play and hours worth of shuffleboard before tucking into unlimited pizza. What's more, you'll also bag a bottle of prosecco each. 

The Brunch Club - Manchester

To have a really fun time with bottomless booze to boot, The Brunch Club is a great choice of events across top venues in the city centre. You'll tuck into food and 60 minutes of unlimited drinks, plus there's a DJ for three hours and live entertainment too - think themes like ABBA, country, Taylor Swift, Spice Girls and Disney.

The Hip Hop Orchestra Brunch - Manchester

@ The Blues Kitchen Manchester on Every Saturday

On the search for something a lil' fun? Yep, we thought so. So grab your pals and head along to The Hip Hop Orchestra Brunch at The Blues Kitchen on Quay Street. At this venue, you'll be able to delve into lip-smacking drinks and BBQ eats, all while catching one of the best music events in Manchester this week.

Cherry Jam

Wondering about Manchester events this weekend? Cherry Jam are hosting an epic bottomless afternoon teas and brunches, complete with free-flowing spritzes, bloody mary's, and ice cold beers for 90 glorious minutes. Plus, themed music bingo is on the cards for entertainment.

Boy Toy Events Manchester

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 and weekends with buff waiters alongside some of the UK's top drag stars.