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10 Reasons to Visit Manchester

 Make the most of the British Summer with our 10 events not to be missed.

 Manchester in July has so much to offer for all ages. We have put together our top 10 events to give you some ideas of what is coming up.

1.Sparkle Weekend

Sackville Garden, M1 3HB

The National Transgender Charity presents the Sparkle Weekend 2017. Welcoming those who identify as trans, gender variant or questioning, their friends and families.      

2.Covert Events: Summer Series

Gorrilla,  M1 5WW

 Running over 10 weeks the summer series brings you the best of Manchester house and techno. Under the iconic arches Gorilla will be hosting nights to suit all pockets, with tickets starting at just £5!


St Mary’s Park,  M25 1GG

The Uk’s biggest tribute festival. Celebrating its 6th year of bring you the best tribute bands around. This free festival is the perfect way to spend a weekend with funfair rides, food and drink stalls and 3 stages of live music.

4.Manchester Jazz Festival

Festival Square hub, M24JW

Europe’s most diverse jazz festival celebrates #jazz100 with big-name bands, emerging artists and new works.  From the layed back to the up tempo, this festival has something for everybody.

5.NQ Makers Market

Stevenson Square, M1 1DB

The place to get food, drink, art and craft all in one place. The best of local produce from people that are passionate about what they do.

6.All things Theatre

Various Theatres

From family fun to Shakespeare’s best loved comedy,there are lots of dates for the diary.  For all show info

click here.

7.Race for life

Heaton Park, M252SW

Get your best pink outfit on and join the race to beat cancer. You can even get muddy in the Pretty Muddy obstacle course.

8. NFM Pele exhibition

National Football Museum, M4 3BG

Come down and see the fantastic tribute to a football superstar. Iconic pieces from our own collection and those owned by private collectors to illustrate the life and career of the first man to truly transcend the global game.

9.Reggae Caribean Cook Out

Redbank Co,  M4 4HF

An old fashioned cook out to celebrate all things Jamaican. Jerk Chicken, curry goat, rice and peas, Caribbean Vegetarian food, reggae and dominoes. Open mic for all you budding reggae stars.

 10. Peter Kay

O2 Apollo, M12 6BW

Peter Kay will help two Bolton families pay for potentially lifesaving cancer treatment with two fundraising shows. Speaking out about his life and work.

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