Spotlight Events in Manchester
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Regardless of your budget there are events in Manchester all year round to be enjoyed by all. Museum exhibitions, vintage fairs and comedy events are just some of what’s on in Manchester to keep you entertained. All of the information is at your fingertips in our handy online events guide.

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Manchester Virtual Walk
  • Friday 14th May - Until Monday 24th May
Join St Ann's Hospice this May for our 50th birthday virtual sponsored 10km walk. View event
Sweaty Mama Worsley, Trafford & Swinton
Sweaty Mama Irlam Sweaty Mama is the fun, effective and interactive workout with your child. Babies,Toddlers and preschoolers love Sweaty Mama. Children from 6 weeks – 4 yrs old+ Exercise adaptations to... View event
Sweaty Mama Worsley, Trafford & Swinton
Sweaty Mama Monton Sweaty Mama is the fun, effective and interactive workout with your child. Babies,Toddlers and preschoolers love Sweaty Mama. Children from 6 weeks – 4 yrs old+ Exercise adaptations... View event
Sweaty Mama Worsley, Trafford & Swinton
Sweaty Mama Flixton Sweaty Mama is the fun, effective and interactive workout with your child. Babies,Toddlers and preschoolers love Sweaty Mama. Children from 6 weeks – 4 yrs old+ Exercise adaptations... View event
Sweaty Mama Worsley, Trafford & Swinton
Sweaty Mama Worsley Sweaty Mama is the fun, effective and interactive workout with your child. Babies,Toddlers and preschoolers love Sweaty Mama. Children from 6 weeks – 4 yrs old+ Exercise adaptations... View event
Spring Artisan Market
  • Friday 21st May, 9:30am - Until Sunday 23rd May, 5:00pm
Over 50 artisans display their wares in socially distanced gazebos dotted amidst the wild grasses, selling a curated selection of jewellery, food and drink, art, ceramics and much more. View event
Sweaty Mama Worsley, Trafford & Swinton
Sweaty Mama Davyhulme Sweaty Mama is the fun, effective and interactive workout with your child. Babies,Toddlers and preschoolers love Sweaty Mama. Children from 6 weeks – 4 yrs old+ Exercise adaptations... View event
The Manchester Flower Show
  • Saturday 29th May - Until Sunday 6th June
Trail of floral displays, green installations, alfresco dining and entertainment. View event
Hard Generation x Hellfire
  • Sunday 30th May, 9:00pm - Until Monday 31st May, 5:00am
Kicking off 2021 with a bang, we are pleased to announce that on Bank Holiday Sunday 30th May 2021, HARD GENERATION X HELLFIRE lands at Manchester's O2 Victoria Warehouse. View event
Circus Extreme
  • Friday 2nd July, 12:01am - Until Sunday 18th July, 12:03am
Circus Extreme is heading to Manchester, don't miss out View event
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Candlelight (Two performances: 5pm and 7.45pm)
  • Saturday 24th July 5:00pm until 6:30pm
Celebrate the end of lockdown in style with the stunning musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta performing Vivaldi's timeless classic, The Four Seasons, by Candlelight. View event
23rd Annual Conference of the European Society for Clinical Virology
  • Wednesday 15th September, 9:00am - Until Friday 17th September, 5:00pm
The 23rd ESCV Annual Meeting will present an outstanding programme covering the most recent discoveries and innovations in Clinical Virology including the very recent topic of Sars-Cov-2. View event
Foreverland Manchester: Neon Jungle Rave
  • Friday 1st October, 9:30pm - Until Saturday 2nd October, 3:30am
After 18 months of deserted dancefloors, Foreverland make their magical UK return! Dance through our myriad of trippy gardens, enjoy breathtaking performances, sensual sounds and mind-bending visuals. View event
Manchester Half Marathon, 10 October
  • Sunday 10th October 8:00am until 4:00pm
The Manchester Half is a 13.1 mile challenge that takes place every October, starting and finishing by Old Trafford, and is easily the biggest in the region with over 15,000 runners. View event
Manchester Marathon, 10 October
  • Sunday 10th October 8:00am until 5:00pm
The Manchester Marathon is one of the UK's premier running events, famous for its fast, flat and friendly route. Thousands of people of all abilities will be at the 2021 event on Sunday 10 October. View event
BassJam Manchester
  • Saturday 23rd October, 11:00pm - Until Sunday 24th October, 5:00am
The North-West's Heavyweight Beats, Bass, Grime and Bass-House promoter;, BassJam will make it's long awaited return to Manchester's iconic O2 Victoria Warehouse on Saturday 23rd October 2021. View event
Cancer Research UK Manchester Shine Night Walk 2021
  • Saturday 30th October 7:00pm until 11:00pm
Manchester, are you ready for a night to remember? View event
ConeBoy
  • Saturday 13th November 1:00pm until 2:30pm
The punk-rock musical... A boy is made a star due to his appearance, but the poo hits the fan... obviously..... View event
Practical trauma informed interventions w/ Dr Leah Giarratano on 22-23 & 29-30 Sep 22-Manchester
  • Thursday 22nd September, 8:00am - Until Friday 30th September, 4:00pm
This highly practical, science-based professional development workshops will underpin your clinical practice in this field. You can register for Day 1-2 for $795 AUD or Day 1-4 for $1,390 AUD View event