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30 June 2023

What’s on this August Bank Holiday weekend in Manchester

With summer in full swing, it’s time to round up your pals and make those group chat plans happen with the perfect excuse… the August bank holiday weekend!

It’s been a while since our three bank hols back in May (we’re jealous of past us too!), so we’ve got your plans covered. Whether you’re looking for the perfect spot for a foodie or want to dance the night away, there’ll be something happening in Manchester that will catch your eye.


Food and drink

Named one of the best cities in the UK (you butter believe it), Manchester’s food and drink scene is like no other. You can find fry-tastic food right through the city. Here are our top picks for you food lovers this bank holiday weekend.

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Stuff yourself silly with Italian grub at Festa Italiana

Want to be in Italy? Well, this is the next best thing. Bringing food, drink and culture to the gardens of Manchester Cathedral, Festa Italina is the country’s biggest festival celebrating all things Italian.

Across the three-day event, you can expect carb-loaded family favourites, as well as pop-up aperitivo bars and masterclasses where you can chef it up and learn the art of pasta making plus more.

What are you waiting for … pasta la vista, baby!

You can find out more about Festa Italiana on their website here.

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Dust off your dancing shoes at Bierkeller

Get ready for a day of feel-good disco tunes along with unlimited food and bevs, what’s not to love?

From start to finish, Resident DJ will be delivering all your very best in feel-good anthems plus you will get to enjoy a live performance from the talented musician Brodie; and be amazed by his excellent SAX skills and incredible VOCALS. It’s giving Manchester rocks...

Prepare for the duo to take you through the ages and cover everything disco from your Motown favourites through to your Dance Classics.

You can find out info and how to book here.

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From street food to entertainment, Grub has it all

Are you all bready for this … the best kept secret beer garden in Manchester by some measure is here, Grub has plenty of outdoor seating to enjoy food and drink on a sunny day (we’re praying it stays sunny too!), and an indoor area when inevitably the Manchester weather strikes.

You won’t run out of things to do at Grub from their bottomless brunch to their food fair where you’ll find an ever-rotating line-up of food stalls cooking delicious grub. Our mouths are watering too…

Did we forget to mention they host Europe’s first weekly vegan street food event? Both events are free entry, kid, and dog friendly, with good times guaranteed! So, what are you waiting for? Grab some friends and head down to Grub this bank holiday.

You can find out info on their website here.

Something different

Whether you’re looking for a barrel of laughs or to dance the night away, we’ve got something for you! Take a look at what Manchester has to offer this bank holiday weekend.

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It’s all about the laugh-mosphere

There is nothing like belly laughing the night away with your closest pals, and it’s one of our favourite aways to spend a bank holiday weekend. You’re in luck, Frog and Buckets Barrel of Laughs show will give you just that.

Bringing you 3 top-flight national and international acts, plus one of the Frog's fantastic comperes, their cabaret-style club gives you the best possible atmosphere for comedy and is the perfect choice for your night out whether a couple or a party group, with reserved tables & delicious food. We’ll save you a seat.

You may even catch the likes of Johnny Vegas, Jack Whitehall, and Sarah Millican testing new material, so why have you not booked your ticket yet?!

You can find out more info and how to book on their website here.

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Celebrate the city’s LGBTQ+ community at Manchester Pride

Rocking rainbow-flag capes and glittery face art (biodegradable, of course!), join a loud and proud celebration of LGBTQ+ this bank holiday weekend.

Undoubtedly back with a bang this summer, there’ll be plenty of events such as the iconic Manchester Pride Festival which will be split across the four days, and the famous parade that everyone gathers in the city centre for.

Closing the four-day Festival is the Candlelit Vigil with George House Trust, as a moment of reflection in Sackville Gardens for those who would like to participate.

You can find out info and plan your pride festival weekend here.

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Moovin the night away

Big names, booming basslines, and a boutique festival in a bull field – it can only mean one thing... Moovin Festival is back for 2023 and promises to get you dancing the night away.

Once again, the festival will be held this August bank holiday weekend, with a line-up of returning favourites and some hotly-tipped newcomers.

Widely considered one of the region’s best music events, Moovin has gone from being ‘Manchester’s best-keptsecret’ to a staple in the calendar every year.

You can find out info and book your tickets here.

How are you going to spend your bank holiday this weekend? Let us know over on our socials @mapartments_.