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Festivals in Greater Manchester

Be it in honour of local beers and ales, or commemorating a historical event, you don’t need to tell Mancunians twice to celebrate something.

  • DM16 Festival

    DM16 Festival

    12 October 2016 - 23 October 2016

    ExhibitionA celebration of design, with 37 events including film screenings, talks, workshops, exhibitions, debates and more.

  • Doki Doki Festival Manchester

    Doki Doki Festival Manchester

    12 November 2016 - 12 November 2016

    ArticleDoki Doki - The Manchester Japanese Festival is an event held in Manchester, UK, celebrating both traditional and modern Japanese culture.

  • Greater Manchester Festival Guide

    Greater Manchester Festival Guide

    ArticleGreater Manchester is known for its vast array of festivals which take place across the city in all shapes and sizes throughout the year. Here’s a round-up of all the great festivals taking place in Greater Manchester.

  • Lightwaves at Salford Quays

    Lightwaves at Salford Quays

    09 December 2016 - 18 December 2016

    ArticleThis season, Quays Culture will host the UK's biggest digital light festival, at Salford Quays and MediaCityUK.

  • Manchester Animation Festival

    Manchester Animation Festival

    15 November 2016 - 17 November 2016

    ArticleManchester Animation Festival is a celebration of the animated art form.

  • Manchester Food Festival

    Manchester Food Festival

    23 October 2016

    Festival100 fantastic food and drink stalls offering a wide range of food an plenty of entertainment.

  • Manchester Literature Festival

    Manchester Literature Festival

    07 October 2016 - 23 October 2016

    ArticleTake part by attending venues across the city for a distinctly Mancunian celebration of literature and the imagination.

  • Manchester Oktoberfest

    Manchester Oktoberfest

    19 October 2016 - 23 October 2016

    ArticleOktoberfest with German beer, food and music is so much fun.

  • Transition Festival 2016

    Transition Festival 2016

    18 November 2016 - 19 November 2016

    FestivalSwitch on to Transition, a festival of light and sound taking place in Bury town centre.

  • Women in Comedy Festival

    Women in Comedy Festival

    20 October 2016 - 30 October 2016

    ArticleAfter three successful years producing Europe’s only Women in Comedy Festival, Dulcet Sounds, the producers of Laughing Cows Comedy established in 1998 bring the 2016 Women in Comedy Festival UK.