Top 10 Events this Summer in Manchester

That seriously dapper sunshine decided to show his face for a sweet scattering of Vitamin D, but where to indulge in such fun tidings? From post-lockdown festivals and smashing food events to sun-drenched beer gardens, we're about to give you the lowdown on how to make the most of the sunshine. Check out our bucket list guide to the top 10 events in Manchester this summer.

Last updated on 25th August 2020




With some of the best rooftop bars in the country, Manchester is really up there. Pair world-class cocktails and globally-inspired dishes with stunning views and Instagrammable interiors. Your date night just got a whole lot sexier.

Whether you're watching the big match with the boys or soaking up some vitamin D with the boys, Manchester's beer gardens are always worth a shout. We're bringing you waterside boozing, elevated terraces and ice-cold craft beers to boot.

Big nights out? International DJs? Drinks on the dancefloor? While we're awaiting the return of Manchester's nightclub scene, Puffin Box is bridging the gap with this 90-minute immersive rave experience that sees cubed boxes surrounding live performers and entertainment from La Discothèque, Hit & Run and more.

From cult flicks to modern favourites and pizza slices to freshly popped corn, these drive-in cinemas are breathing a new lease of life into the retro pastime. Get those wheels ready and head to a sunset screening.