An entirely vegan street food market and a vintage kilo sale are among our picks for the best free things to do in Manchester this weekend.

ExtraVEGANza at GRUB | Fri 24 Jan | 4pm - 10pm

Bringing their 100% vegan street food event to Manchester for the 6th time, GRUB hosts ExtraVEGANza, featuring street food, beer and drinks all completely free of animal products. This year, they also welcome a vegan and eco-friendly shopping market. The event takes place over the whole weekend at GRUB, beginning at 4pm on Friday and finishing up at 6pm on Sunday.

GRUB, 50 Redbank, Manchester M4 4HF
Surco's Winter Warmer at Hatch | Fri 24 Jan | 6pm - 11pm

Stop by Hatch for a night filled with the coolest house and disco records, brought to you by Surco. The night will feature Surco’s resident DJs, with some special guests still to be announced – this is the perfect way to kick off your weekend at one of Manchester’s coolest venues.

Hatch, 103 Oxford Road, Manchester M1 7ED
Youth Hack for Girls at Auto Trader | Sat 25 Jan | 10am - 4pm

This 2 day coding competition, hosted by Auto Trader, aims to encourage girls to try coding in a friendly environment, supported by women working in technology. The event takes place over Saturday and Sunday and is for girls aged between 11 and 18 (who aren’t already at university).

Auto Trader UK, First Street, #1 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester M15 4FN
Manchester Vintage Kilo Sale at Manchester Metropolitan University | Sat 25 Jan | 10am - 4pm

The UK’s largest vintage kilo sale returns to Manchester, bringing six tonnes of vintage clothing to rummage through. Entry is free if you book early on Skiddle and you pay £15 per kilo – the clothes are weighed in front of you to ensure you pay for exactly what you buy. There’s no minimum spend so you might even end up paying less than £15 – this is a great (and sustainable!) way to get some affordable vintage into your wardrobe.

The Union, Manchester Metropolitan University, 21 Higher Cambridge Street, Manchester M15 6AD
Fri 24 Jan - Sun 26 Jan
Amy Callaghan
Published on:
Thu 23 Jan 2020