What's on in Manchester

What's on in Manchester

Events, Festivals and Exhibitions

  1. Art of the brick
    The Art of the Brick – an exhibition created with millions of LEGO building blocks – is coming to Manchester.
    1. 22 Nov 201920 Apr 2020
    2. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
  2. People standing in front of Dippy - on tour and visiting Rochdale
    The Natural History Museum's​ famous dinosaur, Dippy the Diplodocus is leaving the museum for the first time to go a on a tour of the UK, and will visit Rochdale in 2020.
    1. 10 Feb 202028 Jun 2020
  3. Chinese New Year
    Celebrate Chinese New Year with a weekend packed full of fun and fortune from Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 January 2020. Featuring Manchester’s famous red lanterns, a glittering golden dragon, live performances and the legendary Dragon Parade.
  4. The Manchester City Stadium Tour is the most immersive tour experience in Premier League football. Using the latest technology, dreams come true as you and your loved ones sit and interact with Pep Guardiola in the press room.
    1. 1 Jan 201631 Dec 2016
    2. 1 Jan 201731 Dec 2017
    3. 1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018
    4. 1 Jan 201931 Dec 2019
    5. 1 Jan 202031 Dec 2020
  5. A-Z of Salford's Collections
    Follow the alphabet through Salford's collections as we take you on a journey from an Ape to the zodiac.
    1. 16 Mar 201923 Feb 2020

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The Dragon Parade

The Dragon Parade

Follow the famous 175ft dragon through the city’s streets as it makes it way to Chinatown,…

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26th January 2020
Giant Golden Dragon

Giant Golden Dragon

Head to St Ann’s Square to catch a glimpse of the 50ft giant, glittering Golden Dragon that has…

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25th January 2020-26th January 2020
Chinatown Fireworks Finale

Chinatown Fireworks Finale

Welcome the Year of the Rat at the spectacular firework finale in Chinatown.

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26th January 2020
Illuminated Dragon Dance

Illuminated Dragon Dance

New for 2020, a stunning illuminated dragon will light up Chinatown each evening with performances…

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24th January 2020-26th January 2020
Peterloo commemorative glass, date unknown © People’s History Museum

Disrupt? Peterloo and Protest

Part of the national commemorations marking 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre in Manchester…

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23rd March 2019-23rd February 2020
Chinatown Celebrations

Chinatown Celebrations

Celebrate Chinese New Year in Chinatown with live performances, workshops, food, stalls and a…

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24th January 2020-26th January 2020
Curious About Manchester

Curious About Manchester

Explore, Discover & Enjoy Manchester with two unique, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt…

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27th October 2019-21st March 2020
DHAL + DIY

DHAL + DIY

An afternoon of activities designed to celebrate DIY culture, always paired with a bowl of…

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24th January 2020

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31st January 2020
'My Dear Mr Ruskin...' Friendship, Inspiration and Scandal

'My Dear Mr Ruskin...' Friendship, Inspiration and Scandal

Elizabeth Gaskell's House is celebrating the bi-centenary of John Ruskin's birth with an exhibition…

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1st August 2019-28th June 2020

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