Now that the festivities of the New Year are over, we’ve got a handful of cracking events to do around the city that will help cure those January blues whilst saving pennies.

From a wholesome farmers market over in Fallowfield to an exciting evening of musical exploration down at Band on the Wall – check out our rundown for the best free things to do in Manchester this week…

The Platform Social | Station South | Fri 5 Jan | 6pm - 10pm

If you fancy a nice little pre-drinks before you start your weekend antics then head to Levenshulme’s Station South and enjoy their carefully curated roster of music pickers and selectors who will be spinning a genre-hopping soundtrack.

Get ready to move your feet to all the best disco, jazz, funk, soul, toe-tappers and all the rest for a short and sweet evening soundtracked by the finest aural vibes.

975- 977 Stockport Road, Off Crayfield Road, Manchester M19 3NP
Me Gusta Collective + Friends | Band on the Wall | Fri 5 Jan | 10pm - 3:30am

Kick the weekend off with a bang and check out Me Gusta Collective at Band on the Wall — a vibrant tapestry of sounds, featuring some of Manchester’s most exceptional talents.

Promising to take listeners on a sonic journey across continents from the pulsating beats of Latin House to the infectious energy of Reggaeton – this is sure to be a good one.

27 Swan St, Manchester M4 5JZ, Tel: 0161 834 1786
Stockport Outdoor Market | Market Hall | Sat 6 Jan | From 9am

If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to not spend every weekend morning hungover then this one’s for you!

Head over to Stockport for the cracking outdoor market in the stunning Victorian Market Hall stocking goods from over 30 independent businesses.

Market Hall, Market Place, Stockport SK1 1ES, Tel: 0161 474 2500
Grow How | Dobbies Garden Centre Altrincham | Sat 6 Jan | From 10.30am

Dobbies in-store Grow How demonstrations offer attendees an interactive opportunity to learn from horticultural experts and finesse their gardening skills.

With a focus on sustainability and growing your own, these recurring sessions work with the seasons to maximise your outdoor space, no matter how big or small!

So whether you’ve got a huge back garden or just a windowsill herb station – this is a great event to check out and try your hand at being green-fingered.

Green Ln, Timperley, Altrincham WA15 8QP, Tel: 0161 980 6036
Farmers Market | Platt Fields Market Garden | Sun 7 Jan | 10am - 2pm

Check out this fantastic little farmers market located in Platt Fields Market Garden this Sunday for a wholesome end to the week.

Providing lots of fresh produce, artisan offerings and drink products, street food, coffee, music, and all-round nice times – this is a great chance to shake up your Sunday morning walk and support local.

Platt Fields Park, Fallowfield, Manchester M146LT, Tel: 0161 224 2902
Tue 2 Jan - Sun 7 Jan
Rhiannon Ingle
Published on:
Tue 2 Jan 2024