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 4th July 2017

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Having sliced passed their competitors in London, Whistle Punks now arrives in Manchester's Great Northern Warehouse. Guests will have the chance to hurl a sharpened axe at a wooden target, before heading to the bar and enjoying a few great cocktails. Perfect for a day out or a special celebration, you'll struggle to find a more fun activity in Manchester. 

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Sport, Stag Do, Something A Little Different, Hen Party
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With cabaret, swing music and burlesque, The Pub/Zoo are putting on the ultimate Alice in Wonderland themed party. Join the fun in your best Prohibition themed outfit as the venue put on a series line-up of DJs, games and surprises.

Cabaret/Burlesque, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights
Party Mash Up
Oxford Road
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@Meet inside Waldorf Pub 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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Saturdays are The Milton Club’s favourite day of the week, kicking stuff off with old school RnB before bringing in the soul and funk, then leading into house music and a complete party vibe. Transforming from a lounge bar into a late night club, they’ll have you partying until the early hours of the morning.

Clubbing
Hip Hop/RnB
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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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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The Heavensteak team is back, setting up shop at Palate in Manchester this August to showcase the finest meats and steaks the team have in store. Alongside light starters and a dessert, guests will be served three cuts of meat - water buffalo, beef and kangeroo - with each being served with a particular sauce that complements the meat's natural flavour. 

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Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Supper Clubs, Date Night
Chorlton
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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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Free entry until 12am, amazing drink deals throughout the night on everything from beer, spirit mixers and cocktails, as well as a DJ playing some of the best in indie, house, dance, funk, RnB and hip hop all until the early hours of the morning: it looks like Dive NQ have just made one of the most fun events in Manchester on a Friday.

Clubbing, Date Night, Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying
Hip Hop/RnB
Northern Quarter
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Looking to wet your whistle this August in Manchester? Then why not head to the Manchester Tequila Festival as they pop-up at the Bowlers Exhibition Centre for a day of over 30 types of tequila, delicious Mexican street food, DJs, music and more. 

Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different
Party Mash Up

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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