Best Events in March in Manchester

Woohoo – winter is officially on its way out. While the weather in Manchester is always a little rocky, March signifies the start of spring and the promise of warmer days to come. As you bid farewell to the thermal layers and start rethinking your wardrobe, take a look at what you might be dressing up for with our guide to the best events in Manchester in March.

Lewis Capaldi

Gig

Lewis Capaldi

2 Mar

O2 Apollo

From£77.00

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Lewis Capaldi

Gig

Lewis Capaldi

3 Mar

O2 Apollo

From£86.00

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The Boys Are Back!

Gig

The Boys Are Back!

6 Mar

O2 Apollo

From£28.00

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The boys are back! 5ive/A1/Damage/911 (O2 Apollo, Manchester)

Gig

The boys are back! 5ive/A1/Damage/911 (O2 Apollo, Manchester)

6 Mar

O2 Apollo

From£29.00

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Girlz Rawk! Manchester 2020

Gig

Girlz Rawk! Manchester 2020

7 Mar

The Anchor

From£11.00

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Riverdance - The New 25th Anniversary Show

Theatre

Riverdance - The New 25th Anniversary Show

14 Mar

Palace Theatre Manchester

From£47.00

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Rain Dance Colour Festival #ColourItUp #RDC2020

Festival

Rain Dance Colour Festival #ColourItUp #RDC2020

14 Mar

Bowlers Exhibition Centre

From£22.00

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Riverdance - The New 25th Anniversary Show

Theatre

Riverdance - The New 25th Anniversary Show

15 Mar

Palace Theatre Manchester

From£47.00

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Louise

Gig

Louise

19 Mar

O2 Ritz

From£29.00

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Senser + Special Guests

Gig

Senser + Special Guests

20 Mar

Rebellion Bar

From£17.00

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Kevin Bloody Wilson

Theatre

Kevin Bloody Wilson

20 Mar

Palace Theatre Manchester

From£38.00

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You Are Not Alone Festival 2020

Festival

You Are Not Alone Festival 2020

28 Mar

Manchester City Centre

From£12.00

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March is a month full of fantastic things to do. It’s pretty much always the day we pay homage to our mums on Mother’s Day. So if you’re stuck for ways to spoil her – browse our curated carousel below. It’s also the month that turns Manchester green as we celebrate St Patrick’s Day with club nights, parties, and all sorts of themed events. Occasionally, Easter or the Easter holidays at least, land in March too, meaning there’s lots to do for families and children.

And if you’ve still got time left in your busy calendars, March is also a popular month for top theatre. From mega West End shows hitting Palace, Lowry or Opera House, to independent plays at HOME or Contact, there’s plenty lined up around Manchester.  

From top theatre to themed events and a whole heap of things to do, continue reading to find the best events happening in Manchester this March.

St Patrick’s Day events in Manchester

If you’re like culture and tradition, or just prefer the parades and parties, St Patrick’s Day has a wide-ranging programme no matter how you want to celebrate. The commemoration of Ireland’s patron saint on 17th March brings special foods, music, parades and – true to Irish culture – a whole lot of dancing and drinking. Manchester always goes all out during the event, hosting the annual Manchester Irish Festival across its neighbourhoods. So go green this March with Manchester’s best events to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

Mother’s Day events and ideas

We’ve all been guilty of forgetting Mother’s Day or leaving it til the last minute to get a gift. But if the last years have been chocolates, flowers and candles, why not do something different this time? Take advantage of Manchester’s range of things to do that will have your mum boasting about her ‘favourite child’.

Spring events in March

If March has you all excited for the Spring, discover what’s happening throughout the season. Our Spring inspiration guide will have you excited with Manchester’s events to welcome the warmer weather.

Family events in March

Some years, Easter weekend and the two-week school holiday falls in March. This means that you’ll find plenty of family-friendly events in Manchester. Whether you want to go egg-hunting in the outdoors or visit something educational, there’s always something to keep you and your kids happy this month.

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