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14 May 2019

What's on in Manchester this May

One of the great things about Manchester is not only the lively food and drink offering available for people to try, but also the vibrant art and culture scene.

Whether you’re visiting the city for business or leisure, there’s plenty of opportunities to sample various culinary delights, get your taste buds tingling and step into another world.

Below, we share the best events happening in Manchester during May.

Summer Showcase at Impossible, Manchester

Discover a true taste of Mancunian summer at Impossible, Manchester. Celebrate all things summer of the biggest terrace in the city, and enjoy a complimentary barbecue, summer spritz on arrival, as well as Kiehl’s and Itison goodies on the day.

Plus, explore the secret botanical garden and receive a complimentary gin journey with Sipsmith.

The Summer Showcase is at Impossible on 22 May from 6pm – 10pm and entry is free. You can register for your place here.

Tatton Park Country Fair

If you’re looking for an event that all the family can enjoy, why not pop along to the annual Country Fair at Tatton Park?

Enjoy entertainment from the Equestrian Wild West Show, birds of prey flying displays, terrier racing, and much more. And, there’s even the chance to bottle feed lambs and kids.

Peruse the many arts, crafts and gift stalls, indulge in a variety of food and drinks outlets, or take a picnic and soak up the scenic gardens of the National Trust property.  

The Tatton Park Country Fair is being held on 18 – 19 May, and tickets start from £7.50 for adults, £6.50 for concessions, or £20 for a family ticket. Find out more about the event here.

Manchester Jazz Festival

Situated in the heart of Manchester, unwind over the late May bank holiday weekend at the Manchester Jazz Festival.

The festival is the longest running festival in the city, celebrating its 24th year and champions regional jazz artists, as well as sharing new and original materials through its partners and premieres.

And this year, the festival has teamed up with Manchester Food and Drink Festival, to showcase an array of exciting culinary delights for all to enjoy.

The main festival hub is located across the length of St Ann’s Square and Exchange Street, as well as in venues such as Matt and Phreds and Night and Day. The festival will run from 23 – 27 May, with some events being free to enter and others starting from £8. You can find out more about the different events and pricing here.

Lowry Makers Market

Located on the Piazza of The Lowry Outlet, explore the finest food, drink, art, design, vintage and modern craft carefully selected from Manchester artisans and local North West businesses. Chat to the producers and soak up the live music.

The Lowry Makers Market runs on the last weekend of every month and entry is free. This month, the market is being held on 25 – 26 May. Find out more here.

Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford

With so many different events to visit in and around the city centre, you’ll need somewhere to rest your head, so why not enjoy a stay at the four-star Hilton Garden Inn at Emirates Old Trafford?

With interconnecting family rooms, the 150 bedroom hotel, 80 of which are pitch facing, also includes a fresh, cooked to order breakfast to kick start your day.

Situated just three miles from the city centre, it’s easily accessible by public transport and with complimentary parking too, it’s perfectly located for you to explore the best events that Manchester has to offer.

What’s more, you can save up to 25%* off the best available rate when you book with us from 21 May**. To make a reservation, click here.

*Savings apply to the best available rate at time of booking. Hilton Honours members can save up to 30% and non-members can save up to 25%.

**Bookings must be made from 21 May – 19 August 2019. Offer is valid for stays between 24 May 2019 and 6 January 2020.