What’s on this Autumn 2022 in Manchester

Summer is over, and the nights are drawing in, but nothing’s keeping us indoors this autumn. If you’re wondering how to spend your time in Manchester, here are just some of the best events coming up.

Manchester Food & Drink Festival

Manchester Food and Drinks Festival

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If you’re a foodie, you won’t want to miss the 25th anniversary of Manchester’s nationally acclaimed Food & Drink Festival. Events take place across the city and in the Cathedral Gardens Festival Hub, where the much-anticipated artisan food market will be. Over the years, the likes of Jamie Oliver, Gordan Ramsay, Tom Kerridge and Fergus Henderson have been involved.

Dates: 15th-18th & 21st-25th September

View the full programme here.

Manchester Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest Manchester

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This year, in Platt Fields Park, you can enjoy far more than German beer steins. Expect traditional clothing, delicious food, live music and dancing on benches. Experience the feeling of being in an authentic Oktoberfest tent in the middle of Manchester!

Dates: 13th-16th October

Book your tickets here.

Halloween in the City


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Look out for the rooftop monster invasion and enjoy monstrously good events across the city. There will be a massive monster music festival, a storytelling stage, fancy dress challenges and a spooktacular monster procession.

Dates: 28th-30th October

Follow @HalloweenMcr on Facebook & Instagram for more information.

Manchester Christmas Markets

Manchester Christmas Markets

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People from all over the world flock to Manchester’s Christmas Markets to soak up the enchanted festive atmosphere. Wooden huts flood the city centre, selling an array of foodie favourites, mulled wine, Christmas gifts and goodies. The markets are free to visit and are usually open from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm.

Dates: Exact dates are not yet confirmed, but they usually take place from the 12th of November to the 22nd of December.

Get the latest information here.

Book your stay

Book your stay Ainscow Hotel

If you’re looking for a Manchester hotel close to all the action, The Ainscow Hotel is just a 2–3-minute walk away from Spinningfields. You’ll have no trouble whizzing around the city with local transport links nearby. For the best rates and a complimentary bottle of prosecco, book directly via our website or by contacting our team on 0161 827 1650 / enquiries@theainscow.com.

Find out more about our available rooms here or seasonal offers here.