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Special Events in Manchester and Cheshire

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Getting in on the act

Whether it's Manchester Day or New Year's Eve, Social Circle loves to celebrate the occasion, and your presence makes it all the more worthwhile. In the later months, we celebrate those special days like Halloween, Bonfire Night, and New Years' Eve. Then there's our annual Santa Pub Crawl, which is always one of our most fun nights. Of course, there are other special days earlier in the year that we ensure to celebrate, such as Manchester events like Pride and the recently introduced Manchester Day.


Festivals galore

Manchester is home to numerous annual festivals where it both showcases talent and fulfils our need for cultural and educational experiences. Whether it's Manchester Comedy Festival, Manchester Literature Festival, or Manchester Science Festival, we ensure that Social Circle is involved and providing you with opportunities to attend while meeting new people at the same time. If you want to know not only what's on in Manchester but to join us on the occasion, check out our calendar here.



Living in Manchester, we are exposed to some of the world's finest talent, both in the sporting world and in the arts. The finest musicians often make their way to Manchester Arena and we include many of these events on our calendar throughout the year. The problem is that these special occasions can be wasted without others to enjoy them with. Maybe there's something that you would really like to attend but your friends are not really interested, for example. Well, that's where Social Circle comes in.


So how does it work?

We know it’s a little unusual to turn up at an event knowing no one, so we don’t expect you to. Instead, we introduce you to the founders and then to the event host, who will make sure you’re feeling excited and not too nervous.

Whether it’s that you're looking for more things to do in Manchester or it's a lifelong ambition you're dying to fulfil, our Manchester activities have got you covered! 

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social circle testimonial from John

Simply Health Run

I went to the Simply Health run (okay I confess, I was watching rather than taking part) and was taken back by the atmosphere. I'd only been in Manchester for just over a month and had literally joined Social Circle days earlier. I was watching with some of the other girls from Social Circle and we had a great time cheering on the runners.

social circle testimonial from Louise

Chinese New Year Parade

I went to watch the parade for Chinese New Year and was really impressed with all of the effort that went into it. I like to appreciate other cultures and this enabled me to do just that while getting to know some of the other members at Social Circle. We all enjoyed the spectacle, as we did the meal and drinks afterwards. A great afternoon.

social circle testimonial from Sarah

Halloween Party With Social Circle

I hadn't done anything for Halloween since my son was at school, so it felt a bit weird going to a Halloween party at my age. I dressed up as the witch from the Wizard of Oz and actually won best dressed prize, so it was worth going just for that. And yes, I admit, I had a really fun time. I may just make this an annual thing.


Types Of Event


Social Circle and Manchester love to celebrate, and what else is more Mancunian than Manchester Day? The city also boasts perhaps the most popular Gay Pride event in the UK. Whatever there is to celebrate, you can bet we'll be there.

Music Festivals

Music Festivals
We have some fantastic music festivals here in Manchester, with Parklife being the most renowned of all. Having carved out a prominent reputation in the UK's North West music scene, the huge the eclectic music festival has gone from strength to strength.


We have numerous events around the festive period, such as the Santa Pub Crawl, and always offer a New Year's Eve event to remember. A Boxing Day walk and lunch is also popular with many of our members who enjoy meeting new people while walking off their Christmas calories.

Upcoming Events

New Year Eve Party

31/12/2023 8pm to late
LMRCA Railway Club Altrincham, 127 Navigation Rd, Altrincham WA14 1LJ
Celebrate New Year with Social Circle this year, party through the evening and into the early hours. New Year Eve Party

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Trip

23/08/2024 4pm at accommodation
Accommodation is in the heart of the City Center, close to all the best venues and within easy walking distance of Princess Street. You will enjoy your own room with en-suite facilities. Salisbury Court 102 St Leonards Street Edinburgh EH8 9RD
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the single biggest celebration of arts and culture on the planet. Join us on the Bank Holiday weekend of 23rd to 26th August 2024. Edinburgh Fringe Festival Trip

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