May Bank Holiday Events and Parties 2021

An extra day off makes your weekend really count, and with two bank holidays this month, this is the perfect excuse to let your hair down... especially during lockdown. Whether you're after boozy brunch, deliveries from the city's best bars and restaurants or an online immersive experience to take you from the sofa to the surreal, keep up to date with our bucket list of the best things to do this May bank holiday in Manchester.

Last updated on 3rd July 2020




With over a million people tuning in to their first broadcast, The Hacienda has created the ultimate stay-at-home house party. Don't miss their bank holiday edition, which is sure to see a mammoth lineup on the way.

Just because you can't get out to the pub, doesn't mean you've got to miss out on the grub. Order home delivery from one of these mouthwatering spots; we're talking giant roasts with all the trimmings, vegan takes on classic dishes and even a Yorkshire pudding pizza. Yep.

It doesn't matter if you like them shaken or stirred, there's nothing quite like an expertly mixed drink. Get yours from some of Manchester's best cocktail bars, whether that's in the form of a pre-batched pouch or quirky bottle.

Coming at you with a livestreamed gig from a different artist each and every night, Jimmy's is here to shake up that lockdown lull. Turn your living room into a live stage as you crack open a cold one and tune in over Zoom.