Things to do in Manchester this weekend: what’s on 30 September to 2 October 2022 from Food & Drink Festival

There are lots of events on this weekend in Greater Manchester - here are some of our favourites.

Foodie Friday

Stockport Market Place, Stockport, SK1 1YJ, Friday 30 September

The fun street food event makes a return with food, craft ales and live entertainment to keep all the family happy from 6-9pm.

Sample the delights of The Baker’s Vaults, Remedy Bar & Brewhouse, The Angel, Project 53 & The Arden Arms whilst also enjoying the live music performances in the Market Hall throughout the evening. You can check out all the traders here.

Refashioned at the Trafford Centre

Refashioned at the Trafford Centre

Trafford Centre, Friday 30 September and Daturday 1 October

Fashion fans take note - the Trafford Centre will come alive with fashion shows and dance fusion performances as it showcases key autumn/winter trends from the centre’s huge array of clothes stores.

There will also be pre-loved fashion sales from We Are Second Life while ticketed live expert talks will be hosted in-store by Selfridges and styling session hosted by John Lewis, with support from charity partner, Smart Works, championing sustainable initiatives.

Check out the Trafford Centre website for individual timings.

Mrs Doubtfire

Manchester Opera House, Friday 30 September

The hugely successful theatre show’s run is finally coming to an end this Saturday with its final sold out shows - but at time of writing there are still a handful of tickets left for Friday. Based on the heartwarming Robin Williams’ comedy, this fun production tells the story of an estranged dad so desperate to be close to his kids that he pretends to be a nanny so he can take of them - all while in disguise as one of cinema’s most memorable characters.

Snap up those last tickets at the box office here.

Victoria Baths in Chorlton Credit: Getty

Indy Man Beer Con

Victoria Baths, Chorlton, Thursday 29 September to Sunday 2 October

One for fans of proper ale! The weekend festival will showcase the best breweries from the UK and beyond, with ale tastings, a selection of food from the likes of the Great Northern Pie Company and live entertainment - all in the lovely listed surroundings of Victoria Baths. See here for more info on individual event timings.

Manchester Food & Drink Festival

Festival hub in Cathedral Gardens,29th September –2nd October

The popular foodie event continues apace this weekend with the action centred around the Festival Hub, the free to enter, pop-up food and drink village.

Hihglights include the Octopus Cookbook Confidential demo kitchen on Saturday, with the likes of Joe Woodhouse and TV presenter Kate Humble among the special guests.

And venues across the city centre will be offering special menus with tempting special offers. See the festival website for more.