If you’ve been looking at an empty calendar and wondering how to spice up your August, then we’re here to help. We’ve planned out the month to make the most of the summer and (hopefully!) the sun this year, so make sure you read on to see what we’re going to be up to, where we’re going to be, and if you’re interested, where you’ll be trying this month.
There’s always a million things happening in Manchester at any one time, so it’s always difficult to choose our absolute favourites – but these are definitely topping our list.
Running from 25th-29th August, Manchester Pride is an incredible way to spend the bank holiday weekend. There are 6 key themes this Pride – equality, art and culture, community, part, activism, and youth and family. Enough themes for anyone to get on board, right?
Whether you attend the Gay Village Party, the Pride Parage, the Superbia Weekend, the Closing Candlelight Vigil – or all of them (if you’re feeling up to it!) there’s plenty to celebrate and get involved in.
For any history and art lovers out there, this street art tour gives an impressive narrative of the modern history of the famous Northern Quarter. You’ll be taken around and shown some of the lesser-known heritage sites, as well as the inspiration spots behind the modern art movements in Manchester.
These tours are unique in the city and offer an inspiring response to how art and architecture came together to develop the cohesive space that the Northern Quarter has become. There are several dates available in August so you can pick the day that suits you – so what are you waiting for?
Perfect for those looking to get out and find a new drinking spot, the Craft Beer Tour in Manchester is a great way to discover somewhere you’ve never been and find a new favourite flavour.
Visiting 4 venues over 3.5 hours and trying between 10 and 12 craft beers, this tour will give you the opportunity to visit some of the fantastic hidden gems that Manchester has to offer.
To truly embrace your ultimate hot-girl summer, here’s some top eateries around Manchester that you need to visit. From insta-worthy backdrops to proper good grub, these are our absolute favourites.
Found in Ancoats, and formerly known as Little Italy due to its incredible range of authentic Italian food options, Rudy’s is a place that everyone in Manchester MUST visit at some point. One of the first transformational eateries in the area, Rudy’s have perfected the artistry of pizza from Naples.
With a range of mouth-watering toppings and enough burrata to rival Naples itself, this is a must-visit on the list.
Located in the heart of Spinningfields right on Hardman Square and just opposite The Ivy, The Lawn Club is a must-visit for those wanting a night to remember this summer. Well-known for their classic cocktails, Pimm’s Cabanas, and bookable pods that will have you sat inside your very own globe with an igloo vibe, The Lawn Club are also coveted for their pizzas cooked on-site by their incredible Italian chef, Pepe.
Booking up fast and with only a few benches available for walk-ins, make sure you grab your spot at The Lawn Club this month before it’s too late.
Known as Old Welly by the regulars and locals, this is a spot you will definitely recognise even if you’ve never been. Nestled between The Printworks, the Arndale, and Manchester Cathedral, this grade-II listed building was originally built in 1552 and later became a fully licensed public house serving the residents of Manchester.
Now with its own terrace to enjoy your seasonal pie (we’re torn between the wild boar & chorizo or the sweet potato & goats’ cheese!) and a beer whilst taking in the view, this is a definite insta-worthy location to spend your evening in the sun with your mates.
Whether you’re planning on spending all your summer in Manchester this year or just visiting, there’s plenty of events and places to visit during your stay, so make sure you check out some of our recommendations! Let us know what you’re planning on doing this summer on our socials and as always, let us know if we’ve missed anything essential.