MANCHESTER JAZZ FESTIVAL
As well as championing the regions best jazz musicians, the Manchester Jazz Festival welcomes people from all over the world, its reputation now international. Most of the music is original too, which means that there's literally something new to see at every visit.
Various Manchester venues
TATTON RHS FLOWER SHOW
Not only is Tatton Park one of the must see attractions in the Manchester area, about a 15 minute drive from Oddfellows On The Park, it plays host each year to the RHS Flower Show, giving you no excuse but to visit this wonderful house and gardens. Each July, this celebration of the very best in gardens occupies a huge amount of the Tatton parkland, where designers, landscape architects, gardeners and people who love plants and flowers come together to rejoice in all things horticultural.
24:7 THEATRE FESTIVAL
Inspired by the excitement and new talent on display at the Edinburgh Fringe, the originator of the 24:7 Theatre Festival, David Slack, has spent over a decade getting this innovative event to the healthy state it's in today. A fantastic nurturing ground for fresh talent, 24:7 offers new writers, directors and actors some amazing opportunities whilst keeping a tight grip on quality to ensure that this is a great experience for the public too.
New Century House, Corporation Street
What started off as a few tombola stalls down Canal Street many years ago has become one of the biggest and most beloved celebrations of LGBT life in Europe. It's a major tourism event for the city too, attracting hundreds of thousands of people each August bank holiday.
Dates: Fri 29 Aug - Mon 31 Aug
The Gay Village and nearby areas