August Bank Holiday Weekend Manchester 2017

Manchester's August Bank Holiday weekend is one of the best few days in the city's calendar, with soaring temperatures and long nights giving way to countless summertime soirees.

Moovin Festival arrives in nearby Stockport on 25th-27th August, with Roy Ayers, Black Grape, Roni Size (live), Gilles Peterson and Mr Scruff amongst the major players, whilst iconic Manchester clubnight Electric Chair brings Derrick Carter to The Refuge for some discerning Chicago house and disco.

DJ Zinc revives his jungle leanings at Antwerp Mansion on the 26th, while at the other end of the spectrum, family friendly extravaganza Flixton Festival at Flixton Cricket Club, and of course the weekend's highlight - Manchester Pride on August 25th - 28th.

That's just a taste of what's on offer though, head below to check out what else is happening in Manchester on the August Bank Holiday.

2017 August Bank Holiday events near Manchester

Here's a huge selection of August Bank Holiday 2017 events near Manchester to tickle your fancy, buy your tickets quick if you're going.

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Moovin Festival 2017
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Moovin Festival 2017

Whitebottom Farm, Stockport

Friday 25th Aug

1:00pm til 11:30pm

Minimum Age: 18

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Roy Ayers, Black Grape, Roni Size, Gilles Peterson, Mr Scruff, 808 State, Crazy P, Greg Wilson & man...

Pop Bubble Rock: Drag Race House Party!
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Pop Bubble Rock: Drag Race House Party!

Versions, Manchester

Saturday 26th Aug

11:00pm til 4:00am (last entry 2:30am)

Minimum Age: 18

?5-?6

SASHAY! SHANTAY! Two Floors of Cocktails, Lip Sync Battles, Free Pizza and DJs spinning: Pop-Punk x...

Bollox Queer Pride 2017
Popular Event: 314+ going
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Bollox Queer Pride 2017

The Deaf Institute, Manchester

Friday 25th Aug

10:30pm til 3:00am

Minimum Age: 18

?8 ADV / ?5 CONC / ?10 OTD

The biggest queer party over the Manchester Pride weekend. Come and find your tribe.

Sub Club XXX w/ Denis Sulta, Optimo, Harri & Domenic
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Sub Club XXX w/ Denis Sulta, Optimo, Harri & Domenic

Hidden, Manchester

Friday 25th Aug

10:00pm til 4:00am

Minimum Age: 18

From ?15.50

Iconic Glaswegian institution Sub Club turned 30 this year. In celebration, OG subby residents Harri...

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Hidden 2nd Birthday!! The Hidden Forest III

Hidden, Manchester

Sunday 27th Aug

4:00pm til 4:00am (last entry 6:00pm)

Minimum Age: 18

?12, ?15, ?20

Hidden 2nd Birthday!! The Hidden Forest III The Hidden Forest Day & Night Party III Bank Holiday...

Manchester Pride
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Manchester Pride's The Big Weekend 2017

Manchester Gay Village, Manchester

Friday 25th Aug

12:00pm til 11:00pm

No age restrictions

?22-?25

Manchester Pride’s flagship event, The Big Weekend takes place in Manchester’s world fam...

Back By Dope Demand
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Back By Dope Demand

Gorilla, Manchester

Sunday 27th Aug

10:00pm til 4:00am (last entry 2:00am)

Minimum Age: 18

?15

The Big Bank Holiday Blowout at Gorilla Ratpack Rob Tissera Pianoman Absolute Greenbins

Electric Chair Presents...Derrick Carter
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Electric Chair Presents...Derrick Carter

The Refuge, Manchester

Friday 25th Aug

10:00pm til 4:00am (last entry 2:00am)

Minimum Age: 18

?12 Early Bird/?14 Full Price

A night with one of the key players of the Chicago house scene, right here in Manchester...

The Night Of 1,000 Queens
Popular Event: 206+ going
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The Night Of 1,000 Queens

FAC 251 The Factory, Manchester

Sunday 27th Aug

10:00pm til 4:00am (last entry 2:00am)

Minimum Age: 18

10-15

The Pride after party for all lovers of pop, rnb & indie.

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Cha Cha Boudoir: Sass-ame Street

Sub 101 Manchester, Manchester

Friday 25th Aug

11:30pm til 5:00am (last entry 4:00am)

Minimum Age: 18

?9

We can all be a right bunch of MUPPETS from time to time, especially at CHA CHA!

SOLDIERS OF CORE OPEN AIR
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SOLDIERS OF CORE OPEN AIR

Projekts Skatepark, Manchester

Sunday 27th Aug

12:00pm til 11:00pm (last entry 5:00pm)

Minimum Age: 18

?30

IT'S TIME TO STEP UP THE GAME 11 HOURS OF SHEER HARDCORE MAYHEM.. THIS TIME, WE'RE IN THE OPEN AIR!

Flixton Festival
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Flixton Festival

Flixton Cricket Club, Manchester

Sunday 27th Aug

12:00pm til 10:00pm

No age restrictions

?5 (Children under 5 free) ?7 admission on the day

Flixton Festival - a feel good garden party festival for children and grown ups alike! A stress fre...

Classical Uproar
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Classical Uproar

Monastery Of St Francis and Gorton Trust, Manchester

Friday 25th Aug

7:30pm til 12:00am

Minimum Age: 18

30.00

Simon Robertshaw conducts a night of dance classics performed by a live orchestra with special guest...

Pure Garage Reloaded Tour Part 2!
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Pure Garage Reloaded Tour Part 2!

Bredbury Hall Hotel, Stockport

Sunday 27th Aug

9:00pm til 3:00am

Minimum Age: 18

?10 - ?25

Join us at Pure Garage returns to the club!

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DJ Zinc (Jungle Set)

Antwerp Mansion, Manchester

Saturday 26th Aug

10:30pm til 3:00am

Minimum Age: 18

Tickets From ?9

DJ Zinc joins us for a rare and exclusive classic Jungle set!

Horse Meat Disco Does Pride
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Horse Meat Disco Does Pride

Gorilla, Manchester

Saturday 26th Aug

10:00pm til 4:00am (last entry 1:00am)

Minimum Age: 18

From ?5

It's Pride Weekend... What better way to celebrate than getting a sweat on to Horse Meat Disco. S...

Handsome Manchester Pride Sunday
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Handsome Manchester Pride Sunday

Underdog, Manchester

Sunday 27th Aug

10:00pm til 5:00am (last entry 2:30am)

Minimum Age: 18

6-10

Homo house night going until 5am on Sunday at Manchester Pride!

So Flute End of Summer Carnival Special at The Refuge
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So Flute End of Summer Carnival Special at The Refuge

The Refuge, Manchester

Saturday 26th Aug

10:00pm til 4:00am (last entry 2:00am)

Minimum Age: 18

?5 | 7 | 10

The So Flute collective return to The Refuge basement on August Bank Holiday for a Carnival celebrat...

Shine - A - Light
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Shine - A - Light

Audacious Church, Salford

Monday 28th Aug

6:00pm til 10:00pm (last entry 7:00pm)

No age restrictions

?10 u12's | ?15 earlybird/concessions | ?19 std

Shine - A - Light Gospel Music Showcase presents a night of fabulous gospel artists!

Manfest 2017
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Manfest 2017

Pop In Manchester 40 Chorlton Street M1 3HW, Manchester

Sunday 27th Aug

11:00pm til 6:00am

Minimum Age: 18

Fm ?5+BF (1st 200 tkts to Sly Hands Memorial Fund)

Manchester's biggest fetish night returns for Pride 2017 in Pop In (Formerly View) featuring an exc...

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August Bank Holiday Meal Offers

Loch Fyne - Knutsford
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Loch Fyne - Knutsford

The Royal George, Knutsford

Fish & Seafood cuisine

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Loch Fyne - Knutsford

The Royal George, Knutsford

Fish & Seafood cuisine

Average price £30.00

2 special offers avalable

Loch Fyne restaurants present a fine selection of fresh shellfish and oysters, along with seasonal fish and seafood specials.

Loch Fyne - Alderley Edge
2 special offers avalable

Loch Fyne - Alderley Edge

Brook Lane,, Alderley Edge

Fish & Seafood cuisine

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Loch Fyne - Alderley Edge

Brook Lane,, Alderley Edge

Fish & Seafood cuisine

Average price £30.00

2 special offers avalable

Loch Fyne restaurants present a fine selection of fresh shellfish and oysters, along with seasonal fish and seafood specials.

Cloud 23 - Manchester Deansgate
3 special offers avalable

Cloud 23 - Manchester Deansgate

303 Deansgate, Manchester

British cuisine

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Cloud 23 - Manchester Deansgate

303 Deansgate, Manchester

British cuisine

Average price £17.00

3 special offers avalable

An uber-slick hideaway in Manchester's fashionable Deansgate, Cloud 23 serves a stunning selection of wine, cocktails and beers, as well as elegant af...

Afternoon Tea at Great John Street Hotel
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Afternoon Tea at Great John Street Hotel

Great John Street, Manchester

British cuisine

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Afternoon Tea at Great John Street Hotel

Great John Street, Manchester

British cuisine

Average price £0.00

2 special offers avalable

A charming boutique-style hotel, Great John Street Hotel in Manchester offers relaxed British dining in sophisticated surroundings.

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