With the Euros in full swing and the weather, at long last, behaving – it’s clear that it’s finally feeling a little more like summer.

So, to help you save your dosh for holidays away and all the rest, we’ve rounded up five of the best things to do in and around the city that’ll cost you nowt.

From funk parties down in Levenshulme to pub quizzes in the heart of the Northern Quarter – here’s our rundown of the best free things to do in Manchester this week…

RAMONA RADIO RAVE with Bell Curve | Ramona | Wed 26 Jun | 8pm - 12am

Swing by Ramona for their iconic Radio Rave featuring Bell Curve, the producer & DJ of alien bass sounds and co-founder of NYC label Worst Behavior Recs.

Coming all the way from the Big Apple, Bell will be putting on an extra special three-hour set packed to the brim with all the experimental and bass-fuelled wonder your heart could want.

40 Swan St, Manchester M4 5JG, Tel: 0161 441 9020
Smartphone Quiz | Hold Fast | Wed 26 Jun | From 7pm

Liven up the working week at the OG Northern Quarter dive bar this Wednesday for Hold Fast’s cracking Smartphone Quiz.

Winners can look forward to a hefty £50 tab while runner-ups will be awarded with a still decent £20 tab.

And don’t worry if you don’t make it into the top two as you can drown your sorrows with über cheap bevs and free nuggets for every team if you find yourself peckish throughout the evening.

50 Newton St, Manchester M1 2EA
SHEwillprovide presents: Karen Nyame KG & Auracul | Ramona | Fri 28 Jun | 7pm - 1am

Start the weekend off the right way with your second free Ramona event this week.

The team will be hosting a cracking night brought to you by Manchester-based DJ collective, SHEwillprovide who will be presenting the powerhouses that are Karen Nyame KG and Auracul who will be sure to have your body moving, feet two-stepping and fingers skanking throughout the night…

40 Swan St, Manchester M4 5JG, Tel: 0161 441 9020
Manifest | The Oast House | Sat 29 Jun | 1pm - 10pm

Do not fret if you’ve not managed to nab yourself a Glasto ticket this weekend as The Oast House is bringing back its hit music festival, Manifest, this weekend.

Set in the heart of Spinningfields, Manifest will be taking place on the venue’s large outdoor terrace, complete with a dedicated stage which will hold a packed roster of musicians including bands, solo artists and duos all letting the good times roll.

Attendees can expect a vibrant party atmosphere and sounds of rock, soul, funk and disco.

The Avenue, Courtyard, Manchester M3 3AY, Tel: 0161 829 3830
The Flyest | OverDraught | Sat 29 Jun | 8pm - 1am

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of town over the weekend then give Levenshulme’s buzzing OverDraught a go this Saturday night for a cracking little night all about providing good tunes, good vibes and bringing together a whole lot of good peoples.

Class DJs will be playing a mix of Hip-Hop, Funk and Soul that’ll be sure to get everyone grooving on the dancefloor.

855 Stockport Rd, Manchester M19 3PW
Mon 24 Jun - Sun 30 Jun
Rhiannon Ingle
Published on:
Mon 24 Jun 2024