Things to do in Spring in Manchester

Rise and shine, it’s finally springtime! This can only mean three things: chocolate eggs, bank holidays and warmer weather. Ok the last one is always a bit dubious when we’re talking about Manchester, but the days certainly last longer and there’s less sludge and ice around. For this reason alone, spring is a glorious season and deserves to be honoured in style. So leave the duvet days behind you and spring forward with Manchester’s exciting programme of things to do.

Rhod Gilbert Manchester

Comedy

Rhod Gilbert Manchester

1 Mar

The Lowry

From£80.00

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Lewis Capaldi

Gig

Lewis Capaldi

3 Mar

O2 Apollo

From£151.00

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Samantha Fish

Gig

Samantha Fish

3 Mar

Gorilla

From£22.00

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The Neighbourhood Manchester

Gig

The Neighbourhood Manchester

5 Mar

Victoria Warehouse

From£60.00

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Jesse Malin

Gig

Jesse Malin

5 Mar

Night & Day Café

From£18.00

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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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Premier League: Manchester United - Manchester City 07-03-2020

Sport

Premier League: Manchester United - Manchester City 07-03-2020

7 Mar

Manchester United Football Club

From£375.00

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Girlz Rawk! Manchester 2020

Gig

Girlz Rawk! Manchester 2020

7 Mar

The Anchor

From£11.00

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Manchester City vs Burnley FC Tickets

Sport

Manchester City vs Burnley FC Tickets

14 Mar

Etihad Stadium

From£162.00

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Rain Dance Colour Festival #ColourItUp #RDC2019

Festival

Rain Dance Colour Festival #ColourItUp #RDC2019

14 Mar

Bowlers Exhibition Centre

From£24.00

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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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Daliso Chaponda - Blah Blah Blacklist

Comedy

Daliso Chaponda - Blah Blah Blacklist

15 Mar

The Lowry

From£20.00

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Laughing Horse Comedy Club - Salford

Comedy

Laughing Horse Comedy Club - Salford

15 Mar

Kings Arms Salford

From£6.00

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Louise

Gig

Louise

19 Mar

O2 Ritz

From£27.00

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Kvelertak

Gig

Kvelertak

20 Mar

Manchester Academy

From£23.00

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The Alarm

Gig

The Alarm

20 Mar

O2 Ritz

From£27.00

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Senser + Special Guests

Gig

Senser + Special Guests

20 Mar

Rebellion Bar

From£17.00

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Premier League: Manchester United - Sheffield United 21-03-2020

Sport

Premier League: Manchester United - Sheffield United 21-03-2020

21 Mar

Manchester United Football Club

From£161.00

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Jamie Cullum

Gig

Jamie Cullum

25 Mar

Bridgewater Hall

From£43.00

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Fish

Gig

Fish

27 Mar

Manchester Academy

From£39.00

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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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Holy Name

Gig

Holy Name

4 Apr

Holy Name Church

From£15.00

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Premier League: Manchester United - Bournemouth 11-04-2020

Sport

Premier League: Manchester United - Bournemouth 11-04-2020

11 Apr

Manchester United Football Club

From£161.00

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Manchester City vs Newcastle United FC Tickets

Sport

Manchester City vs Newcastle United FC Tickets

18 Apr

Etihad Stadium

From£180.00

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Premier League: Manchester United - Southampton 25-04-2020

Sport

Premier League: Manchester United - Southampton 25-04-2020

25 Apr

Manchester United Football Club

From£161.00

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Manchester City vs AFC Bournemouth Tickets

Sport

Manchester City vs AFC Bournemouth Tickets

2 May

Etihad Stadium

From£184.00

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TRANSMISSION the Sound of Joy Division

Gig

TRANSMISSION the Sound of Joy Division

2 May

Rebellion Bar

From£14.00

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Premier League: Manchester United - West Ham United 09-05-2020

Sport

Premier League: Manchester United - West Ham United 09-05-2020

9 May

Manchester United Football Club

From£187.00

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An Evening with Peter Hook & The Light - Joy Division: A Celebration

Gig

An Evening with Peter Hook & The Light - Joy Division: A Celebration

16 May

O2 Apollo

From£37.00

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The Dublin Legends

Gig

The Dublin Legends

17 May

The Lowry

From£24.00

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The city truly blossoms during the months of March, April and May. Its green spaces come alive with plants and wildlife, while its city centre bursts with seasonal festivals and cultural events. Of these, the Easter Funfair is one that families and children often look forward to most. There’s also plenty on the agenda in spring for music lovers, hikers, and those interested in international culture. Manchester always finds a reason to celebrate, particularly when there’s three long weekends involved, which means you’re bound to find something to enjoy this season.

Upcoming events in Manchester this spring

Find more things to do this spring in Manchester with our monthly inspiration guides:

Festivals in Manchester this spring

There’s plenty to feel festive about this season, whether it’s jazz, punk, or even walking! From genre-dedicated music festivals to celebrating the great outdoors, take a look at what’s coming up in Manchester this spring.

Manchester has a spectrum of festivals year-round, explore more with our festival city guide.

Easter events

It’s not all eggs and bunnies this spring. Though the Easter Funfair is a popular choice for many families, there’s plenty of other events to get busy with over the holiday. Check out the selection of exciting things to do this spring to celebrate Easter in Manchester and importantly, an extra two days off work!

Discover more about celebrating Easter in Manchester.

Find out what’s on in Manchester on Good Friday.

May bank holidays

Arguably the best thing about spring is the extra time off we have to enjoy doing exactly what we want. May is the generous month that has not one but two Mondays off, so it’s imperative to make the most of it. Fancy going to a gig on a Sunday night…why not? Want to rave til the early hours of Monday morning just because you can? Go for it! Want to catch a Monday matinee theatre show to celebrate not being in the office at this time? Do it! Manchester has so much on offer on regular weekends, but on bank holidays you can enjoy more of the city.

Check out all bank holidays in Manchester.

Indoor things to do this spring in Manchester

On the rare chance it might just rain a tad in Manchester, we thought it could be handy to consider the things to do indoors this spring. If you’re in the mood for some retail therapy, head to one of Manchester’s top attractions – the intu Trafford Centre. The city is also swarming with museums, art galleries, theatres and all sort of rainproof venues to while away the hours. Here are some of the best.

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