Things To Do This Weekend In Manchester

Saturday and Sunday are fast approaching, your diary is totally empty, and the thought of another junk food-fuelled Netflix marathon is putting you to sleep... yeah, we've all been there. Luckily, we have an ever-changing city and are never more than a few minutes away from a fun party bar or a quirky event. To help whittle it down, check out list of all the best things to do this weekend in Manchester.

Last edited by Scarlett Welch

Last updated on 8th July 2024

Manchester Fun Puzzle Treasure Hunt! Single route or double for racing!

@ Manchester Piccadilly Train Station on Various dates from Thursday 25th July 2024

One of the best outdoor activities in Manchester this weekend is The Great Game, an outdoor treasure hunt exploring the city's most famed landmarks and hidden streets. You'll solve puzzles, crack codes and decipher clues along the way, all to win 20% off food and drink at a nearby pub.

Alcotraz Manchester: Cell Block Three-Four

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Manchester on Various dates from Thursday 25th July 2024

If you're looking for quirky activities in Manchester this weekend, check out Alcotraz: Cell Block Three-Four for an experience unlike any other. The prison-themed immersive bar features a suspicious warden, crooked guards and master mixologists who'll be serving bespoke bootlegged cocktails. 

FunnyBoyz Manchester

FunnyBoyz Manchester are bringing you events in Manchester today when Saturdays and Sundays roll around - everything from weekly Benidorm Bingo sessions to one-off shows from Drag Race stars and other top queens in the biz. They're coming to a bar near you, so don't miss out.

Cocktail Classes In Manchester

After fun things to do in Manchester for adults this weekend and want plenty of booze involved? You can whip up some of the city's best cocktails, thanks to the help of master mixologists; shaking, stirring and squeezing your way to success, with even a bit of fire to play with too.

The Hip Hop Orchestra Brunch - Manchester

@ The Blues Kitchen Manchester on Every Saturday

If it's a Friday and you're wondering what's on in Manchester tomorrow? The Hip Hop Orchestra Brunch at The Blues Kitchen has got the thing for you. Step inside this New Orleans-inspired venue for live shows, quizzes and tasty BBQ eats. On top of that, there are also 90 minutes of bottomless booze.

On The Hush

If you're hunting for some quirky cocktails to enjoy with friends this weekend, check out Manchester's gorgeous floral bar On The Hush. This city centre location is perfect for kicking back after a long day of shopping, with an extensive all-day menu to get stuck into. 

Dean McCullough’s Pop Machine Day Party

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

On the hunt for a quirky brunch this weekend? Then head to The Anthologist on St Peter's Square, where Dean McCullough's Pop Machine Day Party is taking place. The talented BBC Radio 1 DJ will be spinning pop classics from the 80s right through to present day throughout the four-hour event - think Madonna, Britney, Lady Gaga and more. What's more, your £49.95 ticket includes a tasty two-course brunch that starts with a vegan sharing board, followed by the likes of juicy cheeseburgers, eggs Florentine and roasted summer squash. 

Cherry Jam

Fancy switching up your usual routine? These top choices of things to do in Manchester for couples this weekend pair afternoon teas and Sunday sharing boards with bottomless cocktails, so check 'em out.

Pretty Bars In Manchester

If you've made it to Saturday or Sunday and are still undecided on things to do, how about checking out some of the city's prettiest drinking dens? We've got the definitive list all wrapped up, including sleek restaurant bars and the spot using a living tree as decor.

Hashtag Parties Manchester

Still unsure where to head this weekend for a night out? You can count on Hashtag Parties to deliver on the best festivities, from drink deals to killer DJs and a fabulous dancefloor. Your evening also comes with a photographer and videographer.

What's On At The Cockatoo

The Frockatoo Drag Brunch is one of Manchester's liveliest events, hosted by The Cockatoo Club in the gay village. Enjoy raucous, high-energy performances alongside fun games with great prizes, while sipping on unlimited prosecco and cocktails. They also host Lady Gaga-themed events too.

DNA VR Manchester

Lost for weekend plans? DNA VR Manchester is sure to fill that void. Found in the city centre, this unique arcade venue is host to a fabulous range of interactive games. In each challenge, whether it's a zombie battle or boat race, you'll be able to move freely in a large virtual space.