Manchester Events Calendar

Looking for something to do in Manchester? Whether you're a local, new in town or just cruising through we've got loads of great tips and events to offer. Find out what’s on in Manchester with our regularly updated events calendar featuring the best upcoming events in Manchester and the area.

This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for Manchester, featuring the best of things to do in Manchester – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. Manchester fundraisers and charity events.

Important This Event Calendar is not maintained on a daily basis and some events may have changed dates or are no longer happening. Please double-check the event websites for the most up-to-date information.

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Universally Manchester Festival

6 June @ 11:00 am - 9 June @ 5:00 pm

Some are ticketed events

200 years of The University of Manchester, four days of celebration. 
You’re invited to a 200th birthday celebration like no other – Universally Manchester Festival, presented by The University of Manchester from our iconic Oxford Road campus, with 150+ free events from 6-9 June. 

Experience everything from poetry to physics, music to medicine, computing to creative writing and more. Discover entertaining talks and powerful performances, explore inspiring exhibitions and immersive art installations, get creative at a drop-in craft session and try amazing hands-on science activities. And when you need a break? Visit the Festival Village for artisan food and handmade crafts, and let loose at our Carnival takeover of the Whitworth. Can’t be here in Manchester? Join us online. 


Access to the festival is free and open to all, however some of our most popular events will be ticketed due to their popularity. 

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6 June @ 11:00 am
9 June @ 5:00 pm
Some are ticketed events
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The University of Manchester
The University of Manchester, Oxford Road
Manchester, M13 9PL Manchester
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