Special Events

Living in Manchester, we are exposed to one special occasion after the other. But those occasions can be wasted on us 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. We love to celebrate special events and feel that they can be a great way to form bonds between people who simply want to make new friends. 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.
Special Events
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

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.

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Upcoming Events

Bryan Adams

24/05/2018 , 7:45pm
Meeting outside the front entrance of The Printworks, 27 Withy Grove, City Centre, M4 2BS before heading over to the main venue, The Manchester Arena.
Besides the fabulous main stage line-up at Rewind Festival there are loads of other things going on around the festival site.

Dot To Dot Festival

25/05/2018 , 4pm
This event takes place at various venues throughout the city centre.
Following record breaking sales last year, Dot To Dot Festival is returning in 2018 for its 13th year.

The Tatton Costume Ball

28/05/2018 , 10am
Meeting in the car park at Tesco, Parrs Wood, East Didsbury, where we will be car sharing. Or if you would prefer to meet us at the venue, the address is: Tatton Park Gardens, Mereheath Dr, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN.
In 1897 Tatton Park hosted an extravagant costumed ball, in celebration of Wilbraham Egertons Earldom. Discover the guests and the costumes they wore, the music of high society entertaining.

Manchester Business Exhibition

31/05/2018 , 10am
Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, Portland Street, M1 4PH Manchester, United Kingdom
From The Biz Expos - The UKs No1 Business Exhibitions!

Evening Canal Cruise

06/06/2018 , 6.45pm
Portland Basin Muesuem, Portland Place,OL7 0QA ยท Ashton-under-Lyne We will be at the front of the museum, go down the lefthand side then either through the gate or over the footbridge depending on which side of the canal Hazel is moored. Note that the museum itself will be closed.
Enjoy Hazel's magical properties and at the same time help raise some money for the charity at the same time.

The Manchester Murder Mystery

16/06/2018 , 11am
Albert Square, City Centre Manchester
CluedUpp is the most popular and unique murder-mystery event on the planet. Ever wanted to put yourself in the centre of your very own murder mystery experience? Well now's your chance!

The Butterfly Ball 2018

30/06/2018 , 7pm
The Principal Manchester, Oxford St, Manchester M60 7HA
A fantastic night of amazing entertainment with a delicious three course meal and special guests, with the Dianne Shaw Band and Disco until late.

Bristol Balloon Fiesta

10/08/2018 , 1pm at Hotel
Accommodation is in the heart of the City Center, close to all the best venues and within walking distance of all the best attractions and bars and restaurants. The Double Tree 4 star Hotel Redcliffe Way Bristol BS1 6NJ
The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is Europe largest annual meeting of hot air balloons, attracting over 130 Hot Air Balloons from across the globe. The Fiesta truly is a sight that can only be seen in Bristol.

Summer Festival BBQ Party

18/08/2018 , 5pm-2am
This is a private function and we have hired exclusively the sole use of The Albert Tennis Club, 39-41 Old Landsdowne Road, West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2PA.
You are invited to celebrate the start of BBQ season in style at The 11th Annual Social Circle Summer Party & BBQ

Edinburgh Festival Weekend

24/08/2018 , 3pm at accommodation
Accommodation is in the heart of the City Center, close to all the best venues and within easy walking distance of Princes Street. You will enjoy your own room with en-suite facilities. Sugar House Close 41 Holyrood Road Edinburgh. Steve will meet you at Edinburgh train station and welcome you in true Scottish style.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the single biggest celebration of arts and culture on the planet.