August Bank Holiday Weekend Manchester 2018

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.

2018 August Bank Holiday events near Manchester

Here's a huge selection of August Bank Holiday 2018 events near Manchester to tickle your fancy, buy your tickets quick if you're going.

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Moovin Festival 2018 Featured event
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Moovin Festival 2018

Whitebottom Farm, Stockport

Friday 24th Aug

1:00pm til 11:30pm

Minimum Age: 18

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Moovin Festival is back once again in 2018 and promises to be another eclectic gathering for music l...

Saturday Barrel of Laughs
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Saturday Barrel of Laughs

Frog And Bucket Comedy Club, Manchester

Saturday 25th Aug

6:45pm til 10:30pm

Minimum Age: 18

From 17

3 top-flight national and international acts plus one of the Frog's fantastic comperes.

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August Bank Holiday Meal Offers

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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