There’s a wonderful, heady mixture of stuff to see and do in Manchester over this August Bank holiday. Here’s our round up of just some of the best.

Sand in the City: A free family-friendly Pride beach event comes to the Great Northern | Sunday Aug 29 | 11-1

The Great Northern is hosting a free On the Beach Tots Pride event for families to enjoy on Sunday 29th August, in partnership with On the Beach. The event will take place at the venue’s iconic outdoor Amphitheatre and is designed for under 5s, with Pride-themed activities, including the making of rainbow shakers and story time with the books ‘Julian Is A Mermaid’ and ‘Pink Is For Boys’, which explore the themes of gender stereotypes and self-expression in an engaging way for children.  The session will take place on Sunday 29 August from 11am – 1pm and booking is essential.

Go shopping for craft & flea items at Manchester Cathedral | Monday 30 Aug | 11-4

Craft and Flea doesn’t define itself as either of those distinct things, but as a blend of the two. Once again, they are bringing their unique retail experience to Manchester Cathedral, meaning that you can enjoy the finest in local produce and crafting, alongside street food and flea market stalls.

Eat, drink and relax at Festa Italiana | 27-29 Aug

Coming to Manchester’s Cathedral Gardens from 27th-29th August, Festa Italiana is ready and raring to thrill Manchester locals with a taste of Italy, accompanied by a monumental lineup for local traders. From workshops to cooking classes, to just straight up great food – this free event deserves a rightful place on your calendar.

Visit the Oxford Road corridor Celebrations | all weekend

The Oxford Road Corridor is Manchester’s innovation district and a destination home to a unique mix of knowledge, business and culture and a huge August bank holiday weekend is set to arrive there!. Including the likes of the Manchester Museum’s closing celebrations, Manchester Pride parties, live theatre at Palace Theatre & Opera House alongside a whole host of other gigs, club nights and food & drink aplenty – this is definitely something you don’t want to miss out on!

Choose from our round up of Manchester Pride events | All weekend

Manchester is bursting at the seams all weekend with events for Pride: both as part of the official Pride celebrations and fringe events. We rounded up some of the best, which you can see by following the link below, from ‘House of 1000 Moiras’ to the Pooches of Pride dog show.

Brad Lengden
Published on:
Fri 20 Aug 2021