Feel good fun for everyone:
IWM North Architecture Tour
From 1 September
Fascinated by the IWM North structure? Now vistors can go on a tour of the iconic building designed by world renowned architect Daniel Libeskind.
Love Eccles Festival
4 – 6 September
Eccles Town Centre will come alive with street acts, live music, a teenage market, shopping, festival stalls, tea rituals and a Cheshire cat comedy grin. For more information go to www.visitsalford.info/loveecclesfestival.htm
Rochdale Feel Good Festival
4 – 5 September
For a weekend of free entertainment, food and culture then head to Rochdale town centre to join in the celebration.
Manchester Food and Drink Festival
10 – 21 September
The nationally acclaimed urban food and drink festival returns this September to the City Centre and surrounding districts of Greater Manchester. With a huge programme of events taking place, both indoor and outdoor this is one of the best events in the North West’s food calendar that’s not to be missed.
Heritage Open Day at GMP Museum
Visit Greater Manchester Police Museum for the mini transport festival in the yard. Visitors can have a look around the 1879 police station as well as see old police cars on display.
World Black Pudding Throwing Championships
This annual competition which dates back to the 1980s see’s Black Puddings hurtled at a pile of Yorkshire Puddings on a 20ft high plinth. Expect a lively, fun atmosphere and hundreds of pudding
18 – 20 September
Enjoy great music, scrumptious local food and beer in the Lancashire hills. For tickets go to ramsbottomfestival.com
SoccerEx Football Festival
5 – 6 September
For the football fans in the family come and enjoy a free Football Festival brought to you by SoccerEx at the Old Granada Studios over the weekend of 6 – 7 September, including the UK and Ireland Freestyle football Championships.
Salford 10K Run
One the most popular and recognised 10ks in the North West, with thousands of runners racing through the heart of The Quays. Experience the spectacle for yourself and join in for the perfect family day out!
England v Australia Royal London One Day Internationals
8 and 13 September
After an emphatic victory in The Ashes this summer Australia will be out for revenge against England in these two one day internationals at Emirates Old Trafford.
Bupa Electric Run – the worlds brightest 5K
Grab your glow sticks and join the party as Manchester’s Sportcity is transformed into a festival of colour for Bupa Electric Run. Open to all, participants can walk, run or dance and enjoy the ultimate ‘Feel Great’ festival experience at the end.
Cardiff vs Manchester Ice hockey match at Sliver Blades Ice Rink, Altrincham
See Manchester Storm take on Cardiff Devils. For more information and tickets visit manchesterstorm.com.
Swan Lake at the Lowry
23 – 26 September
Ballet’s greatest love story returns to The Lowry, in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s lavish production of the timeless classic Swan Lake.
For more information about what’s on in Manchester go to www.visitmanchester.com