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09 Sep 2019

What's on in Manchester in September

The summer is coming to an end, but there is still plenty of exciting activities and experiences to relish in the UK’s second city.  

Whether you’re visiting the city for business or leisure, whether it’s your first time visiting the city or even the hundredth, there’s plenty of activities to get your teeth stuck into.

Find out more about what September has to offer.

Gin Fever Festival

Gin lovers, unite. If you’re a lover of gin, we’ve got the perfect event for you. Gin Fever Festival is coming to Manchester this month, and located in the Mayfield Depot on Temperance Street.

With over 100 different gins to try – including dry and flavoured, you’re spoilt for choice. And, for those after something a little different, other drinks are also available, including cocktails, wine, craft ales, cider and soft drinks.

Dance the evening away listening to local Manchester musicians, whilst enjoying some of the best street food in the UK.

Tickets to the festival are £10 with a free Gin & Tonic, a gin guide and gin masterclasses.

The Gin experience is running from 13 – 15 September and tickets can be bought here.

Manchester Wing Fest

The event which is every foodies dream, Manchester Wing Fest is coming to the city for the first time on 14 - 15 September, on First Street South.

There’s something for everyone at the festival, where you can choose from wide range of drinks, BBQ style street food, axe throwing, extensive cooking demonstrations and live Rhythm blues & rock music.

There’s even a competition to find out who will be crowned with the title of ‘best chicken wings in the UK’ – you don’t want to miss it. Plus, you’ll be able to taste the winning wings for yourself, as all entries will be able to sample.

Admission to the festival is just £17.50 each day, including a complimentary frontier lager, a bottle of Bull’s Eye BBQ sauce and a signature trucker cap.

For more information and to buy tickets click here.

9 to 5 the Musical

The hit musical shows at the Palace theatre from 17 – 21 September.

Based on the book written by Patricia Resnick and brought to life by the Queen of Country, Dolly Parton, the musical tells the story of three colleagues aggravated by their sexist and egotistical boss. They hatch a plan to reform their office, but will it backfire?

Inspired by the hit film, this comedy musical is a feel good production based on teamwork and standing up for yourself.

Tickets start from £13 and are available to buy here.

The UK Drum Show 2019

For those who love all things percussion, the highly anticipated UK Drum Show returns to Manchester on 21 – 22 September at Manchester Central.

The two day event features many top artists from around the world, with live performances and masterclasses available.

The latest instruments are also available to try before you buy, along with the new revolutionary drumaoke, guaranteed to get everyone into the rock n’ roll spirit.

Tickets start at £6 and are available here.


Want to make a stay of it? Why not stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford?

To make the most of Manchester’s entertainment you might want to make a weekend of your trip. The Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford is a four star hotel at the home of Lancashire Cricket, with 150 bedrooms, 80 of which are pitch-facing.

Located just three miles from the city centre, the UK’s most vibrant city is at your fingertips, via public transport links with a Metrolink stop directly behind the hotel, or make use of our 600 free parking spaces to travel in and out of the city.

After a long day of exploring, you can enjoy the view of your private balcony or keep moving in our well-equipped resident’s gym.

Unwind in our Garden Grille and bar over dinner where you can indulge in a three course dinner, or enjoy a cocktail or two whipped up by our expert bartenders. To book a table, visit here.

And, for the morning after, enjoy a fresh cooked-to-order breakfast and even choose our famous waffles. To make a reservation, click here.