What to do This August in Manchester

The top 5 things you should do in, and around Manchester this August.


1. Get Involved at Manchester Caribbean Carnival

The Manchester Caribbean Carnival will return to Alexandra Park this year celebrating its 51st anniversary. The free event on 12th and 13th August 2023 will be a family friendly celebration of community, heritage, and music. Enjoy a steel drum band, carnival costumes and entertainment, as well film screenings of archive footage and stories from early attendees.


2. Visit Tudor Heritage Site, Ordsall Hall

Visit Ordsall Hall, is a large former manor house in the historic parish of Ordsall, Lancashire, now part of the City of Salford. Dating back more than 750 years, the oldest surviving parts of the present hall were built in the 15th century. Discover the history of the hall, find out about life in Tudor times and learn more about the hall’s former inhabitants or get involved with seasonal events and exhibitions designed for all ages.



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3. Watch the Salford Red Devils in the Rugby Super League

Salford Red Devils compete in the Betfred Super League. The Red Devils have proudly represented the community for almost 150 years as one of the oldest teams in the Rugby Football League. The team has won several trophies and major titles over the years, including six Championships and one Challenge Cup. Support the team this season and enjoy a game at the AJ Bell Stadium. 



4. Get Cooking at Food Sorcery

Food Sorcery is a fantastic purpose-built Cookery School and Event Space, with venues in Didsbury and Deansgate Square. They provide a wide variety of cookery experiences, including ‘Cooking Together’ events which are designed for learning, cooking and eating as well as socialising and relaxing with your friends and other sociable foodies.



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5. ‘Come As You Are’ at The Refuge

Come As You Are weekender returns this August bank holiday weekend at The Refuge –as a celebration of music, love and inclusivity. Enjoy an exceptional line-up of female headliners DJ Paulette and Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy alongside other DJ heroes bringing the best in disco and house. Entertainment  from The Sunday Boys, Manchester drag royalty the Family Gorgeous and the infamous House of Ghetto will complete this all singing, all dancing bank holiday extravaganza.



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