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27 Sep 2017

What’s on in Manchester in October?

Manchester is fast becoming one of the most popular cities in the UK and is now a truly dynamic, cultural, and vibrant city located in the heart of the North West with a vast array of events taking place each month.

We thought we would look ahead to October to see what is going on in Manchester and the surrounding areas.

Don’t forget that Emirates Old Trafford, home to Lancashire County Cricket Club and our brand new 150-bedroom Hilton Garden Inn are situated just three miles away from the city centre and is easily accessible by car and public transport, so if you’re planning a visit to Manchester during October, we’re perfectly located to make a night of it.

We’ll kick off with the football and both Manchester City and Manchester United are flying so far this season. United host two home games at Old Trafford next month as they take on Tottenham Hotspur (28 October) and then Benfica (31 October). Meanwhile, for City, they have three home games at the Etihad against Stoke (14 October) and Burnley (21 October) in the Premier League as well as Napoli (17 October) in the UEFA Champions League.

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival takes place in Albert Square from the end of September until the 9th October and is the UK’S largest urban food and drink festival. It’s is a nationally acclaimed event and is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Lovers of comedy are in the right place if that is your thing in Manchester. One of the highlights, amongst many, is that the hilarious trio of John Bishop, John Thompson and Jason Manford are all taking part in an evening of live stand-up comedy at The Lowry on Monday 16th October.

There are also some big names of music performing in Manchester next month too. The likes of Rod Stewart, The Pretenders, Dizzee Rascal, Lady Gaga, Michael Kiwanuka, Little Mix, J. Cole and Metallica are all starring here in October.

Manchester’s boxing fans are in for a treat as well as two former world champions collide at Manchester Arena on Saturday 7 October. Manchester’s own superstar Anthony Crolla takes on Scotland’s Ricky Burns in what is expected to be a titanic clash in-front of a full house at the Arena.

Alternatively, if you’re in Manchester why not enjoy local sites close to Emirates Old Trafford such as Media City, The Quays, the Intu Trafford Centre and the Imperial War Museum?

If you’re looking for a place to stay in Manchester in October, our four star Hilton Garden Inn hotel is now officially open for business and leisure stays.


Ideally situated at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester, our Hilton Garden Inn hotel offers a unique venue for culture, sports, conferences and events.

After a fun filled day, settle into your comfy bed with crisp white bedding while watching your favourite shows on the 40-inch HDTV. Each room features a functional work space, ergonomic chair and mini-refrigerator. Start each morning with breakfast at our on-site restaurant or grab a quick snack at our 24-hour Pavilion Pantry®. Order evening room service for a truly relaxing end to the day.

To check dates, room availability and to book please visit the Hilton Garden Inn booking page here.