Looking for food and drink events in Manchester now that schools out for summer? We got you! Discover what events are the hot topics over the summer months of 2017. Kick-started with Manchester International Festival, we are set to see some of the city's favourite go-to summer events hitting the high-streets of Manchester. Now let's wish for some serious summer weather...


If you're one for a weekend filled with food, music and entertainment then Manchester's Big Summer Weekend is the perfect event to attend. The city's retailers will come together to host a fun-filled weekend for all in the heart of the city centre. Let's make the most of what's left of festival season and support our local hosts at Manchester's Big Summer Weekend.

WHEN 28th - 30th July 2017

WHAT Manchester Picnic , Jazz Festival, Manchester Clownfest

WHERE City centre shopping district, Exchange Square, St. Anne's Square


Garden shows will blossom across the streets of Manchester, bringing us the city's summer garden festival right in the heart of the city. If you're a flower fanatic then this event is a match, with its show gardens, flower markets and alfresco dining. Not forgetting that there will be after-work parties and giveaways from MCR’s top shops including Selfridges, with a week filled with shopping discounts and much more!

WHEN 31st July - 6th August

WHAT Summer Garden Festival, Shopping Discounts, Northern Soul Music

WHERE Market Street, New Cathedral Street, St Ann’s Square, King Street and Greengate Square


One of Manchester's most highly anticipated events, thousands will come proudly together across the city of Manchester. Embracing the theme of Graduation this year, the city will colourfully come together to celebrate a weekend of nothing but high-spirits. The Pride Parade will take place on the 26th August where floats and marchers will take stride through the streets of Manchester, in front of thousands of spectators showing local support to LGBT communities.

WHEN 25th - 28th August Bank Holiday

WHAT Pride Parade, Music, Candlelit Vigil

WHERE Liverpool Road through to Princess Street, Sackville Gardens


Manchester is set to collaborate with some of the city's most talented chefs, to create the perfect food adventure. Think street food, drink, live music and cutting edge DJs...what could possibly be better? This pop up village brings us an impressive food and drink line-up that us foodies just won't be able to resist...because who doesn't love a gourmet burger and a G&T in hand?

 WHEN 28th September - 9th October

WHAT Urban Food and Drink Festival

WHERE Albert Square