1. Celebrate Caribbean culture in a vibrant Carnival


Alexandra Park will be the central stage for another weekend of celebration. The Manchester Caribbean Carnival is back for its 51st anniversary on the 12 and 13 August. This free, family-friendly event will see generations of communities come together to celebrate heritage, with traditional Mas bands, dance troupe performances and authentic Caribbean food and drinks.

2. Look beyond borders with a new dystopian exhibition

A thought-provoking, free new exhibition by Jessica El Mal and Parham Ghalamdar is currently on display at Castlefield Gallery. On until 24 September, The Poetics of Water explores how capitalism, corruption and colonialism affect the natural environment. Go check out this exhibition, where you’ll be invited to reflect on the world around you.

3. Dance the night away like it’s Ibiza… in Tatton Park

On Saturday 12 August, get ready for an evening of partying. Classic Ibiza is back this year, and Tatton Park will become the dancefloor for the occasion. With Urban Soul Orchestra headlining, you will also see performances from DJ Goldierocks and DJ Jose Luis. Bring your own food and drink or enjoy delicious food from street vendors and cold drinks from the San Miguel Bar. Tickets from £48.

4. They are lean, green, mean and up to something!

Everyone’s favourite superhero turtles are hiding across Manchester. Around the city centre until 15 August, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem art trail has been created by six Blank Walls artists, with artworks matching the style of the new action-packed comedy film. Set out to explore the city to find out what Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Donatello have been up to.

5. Let your taste buds indulge in a world of delicious treats

One of the most exciting festivals for true foodies is back! This weekend, 12 and 13 August, the Heaton Park Food & Drink Festival brings you delicious street food and tasty artisan treats along with independent bars and a full ale house. For two full days, there will be free live entertainment, including music, cooking demos, magic shows, a fun fair and even a mobile educational farm! Tickets from £8.95.

New opening: Gooey in Selfridges, The Trafford Centre

Beloved cult bakery Gooey has now opened a new counter in Selfridges at The Trafford Centre. Hungry shoppers can now enjoy all the tasty classics or try one of the imaginative rotating specials – the decadent Rolo cookie will be around for another two weeks so grab it while you can!

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The Manchester Caribbean Carnival
The Manchester Caribbean Carnival

All roads lead to Alexandra Park this year as one of the biggest events in Manchester’s cultural calendar celebrates its anniversary with a star-studded line-up.

The Poetics of Water
The Poetics of Water

Castlefield Gallery presents The Poetics of Water, an exciting exhibition featuring new work by Jessica El Mal and Parham Ghalamdar that is motivated by the effects of capitalism, corruption and colonialism on the natural environment.

Classic Ibiza
Group of People Watching Concert

Dancing shoes are a must as we welcome partygoers for a five hour celebration of Balearic-infused house music this summer.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
Ninja Turtles: Street Art

Mutant mayhem has descended on Manchester as a city-wide street art trail is unveiled of much-loved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters - Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Donatello.

Heaton Park Food & Drink Festival 2023: A Feast in The Park
Heaton Park Food & Drink Festival

Heaton Park Food & Drink Festival is coming back in 2023.



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