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.

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

Gig

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

1 May

The Lowry

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Lee Fields & The Expressions

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Lee Fields & The Expressions

3 May

Manchester Academy

From£0.00

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90's Garage Party

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90's Garage Party

3 May

Hidden

From£0.00

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#upcloseandpersonalmcr Tim Penner & The stupid Experts

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#upcloseandpersonalmcr Tim Penner & The stupid Experts

3 May

Bar 21

From£0.00

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Kid Ink

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Kid Ink

4 May

Manchester Academy

From£0.00

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Boyce Avenue

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Boyce Avenue

4 May

Manchester Academy

From£0.00

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ABBA Special

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ABBA Special

5 May

The Venue Nightclub

From£0.00

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ALL NEW GIRLS ON FILM

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ALL NEW GIRLS ON FILM

11 May

Deaf Institute

From£0.00

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antics Clubnight x Radiohead Spezial

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antics Clubnight x Radiohead Spezial

11 May

YES

From£0.00

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5ive Live & 90s Party DJ's (Manchester)

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5ive Live & 90s Party DJ's (Manchester)

11 May

O2 Ritz

From£0.00

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Manchester United vs Cardiff 2019-05-12

Sport

Manchester United vs Cardiff 2019-05-12

12 May

Old Trafford

From£382.00

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Disturbed

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Disturbed

15 May

O2 Apollo

From£0.00

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Allysha Joy

Club

Allysha Joy

15 May

YES

From£0.00

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ASTROWORLD #4 - A NEW RAP NIGHT

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ASTROWORLD #4 - A NEW RAP NIGHT

17 May

YES

From£0.00

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Atura Ou Surta - Manchester - 2nd Edition

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Atura Ou Surta - Manchester - 2nd Edition

17 May

Bliss club

From£0.00

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Secret Affair

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Secret Affair

18 May

Gorilla

From£0.00

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A Night of Magical Motown & Soul

Club

A Night of Magical Motown & Soul

18 May

Grosvenor G Casino Didsbury

From£0.00

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Blackpink

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Blackpink

21 May

Manchester Arena

From£86.00

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Manic Street Preachers

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Manic Street Preachers

21 May

O2 Ritz

From£0.00

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Hugh Jackman: the Man. the Music. the Show

Theatre

Hugh Jackman: the Man. the Music. the Show

24 May

Manchester Arena

From£0.00

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Marcus Miller: Laid Black Tour 2019

Marcus Miller: Laid Black Tour 2019

24 May

Bridgewater Hall

From£22.00

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Michael Bublé

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Michael Bublé

26 May

Manchester Arena

From£86.00

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Bry

Gig

Bry

26 May

Deaf Institute

From£11.00

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(Tix on sale Friday 12 noon) MVSON PRESENTS : BROOKLYN AVENUE SUMMER PARTY : PROJECTS SKATE PARK

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(Tix on sale Friday 12 noon) MVSON PRESENTS : BROOKLYN AVENUE SUMMER PARTY : PROJECTS SKATE PARK

26 May

Projekts MCR

From£25.00

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Malija

Malija

27 May

The Whiskey Jar

From£9.00

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Dido

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Dido

29 May

Albert Hall

From£31.00

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Mark Knopfler and Band

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Mark Knopfler and Band

29 May

Manchester Arena

From£62.00

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Skids

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Skids

30 May

Gorilla

From£24.00

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Westlife

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Westlife

30 May

Manchester Arena

From£52.00

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Aloha - Thursdays at Lola Lo

Club

Aloha - Thursdays at Lola Lo

30 May

Lola Lo Manchester

From£0.00

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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

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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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