4 things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (10 – 12 July 2015)

Here’s our guide to the best of what’s on in and around Manchester this weekend plus some suggestions from our social followers.

Wigan International Jazz Festival

International Jazz FestivalBlog

Get in the swinging spirit and take a visit to Wigan to celebrate the International Jazz Festival’s 30th birthday.  See local legends perform global Jazz hits from the likes of Frank Sinatra and Glen Miller as well as, up and coming young trio Johnstone, Jarvie and Lowrie.

For more information go to visitmanchester.com/wiganinternationaljazzfestival

Altrincham French Festival

Alty French Festival blog

Don your beret and celebrate all things French this weekend at Stamford Park, Hale, Altrincham. Set over two days there will be lots of exciting activities taking place from firework displays, live entertainment and delicious French food and drink.

For more information go to altyfrenchfestival.co.uk 

Minion Mania at the Lowry Outlet Waterside Food and Craft Market

Lowry markets blog

Take the little ones to The Quays this weekend to meet the Minions – Kevin, Bob and Stuart . Afterwards have a stroll around The Lowry Outlet’s Waterside Food and Craft Market and have a look at the array of quality artisan food on offer.

For more information go to lowryoutlet.co.uk/events/waterside-food-craft-market-July/

Horrible Histories: Blitzed Brits at IWM North

horrible Histories blog

Marking the 75th anniversary of the Blitz during the second world war, the IWM North have created a free, exciting  and interactive exhibition for children to discover exactly how people lived through one of the most challenging times in Britain.

For more information go to visitmanchester.com/horriblehistories

And here’s what our Facebook friends suggest this weekend:

Elisa Artesero: Manifest Arts Festival! An artist-led festival of contemporary art, open studios, events and exhibitions across Manchester and Salford manifestartsfestival.com
Lee Clements: Hawk Green Cricket Club on Sunday 12/07/15. Last 16 national village cup against a bunch of jocks! #ENGVSCO
Chris Hughes: Come and visit facebook.com/LittleLegendsUK in Salford bring your child ages 18 months to 4 years old.
Jane Mitchell: Sale Arts Trail – it’s going to be brilliant                                                                     Peter Deeming: Cocktails in The Palace Hotel, Lagers in Night and Day Cafe, Banco de Gaia at Band on the Wall…sorted.

Here’s what our Twitter followers recommend this weekend:

‏@HappyBeetham:ummm towering, watching the humans, having a few gins with @TheAtlasBar humans

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