May Bank Holiday 2017: Things to Do

Creative Tourist

With Salford’s premier music festival Sounds From the Other City, a nocturnal-themed adventure trail for families and the largest photography festival in the North all colliding beautifully around the first May Bank Holiday (29 April – 1 May), we thought we’d put together a guide to the very best things to do over the long weekend.

For more ideas, read our culture guides to exhibitions, music, cinema, theatre, literature and family events – and don’t miss our picks for the best beer gardens, spots for outdoor eating, our favourite roof terraces, hidden bars and afternoon tea haunts in Manchester.

Here are our picks

  • 1. Sounds From The Other City 2018 in Salford

    Sounds From the Other City 2017 - Ben Williams

    Sounds From the Other City 2018 at Islington Mill, Chapel Street, 6 May 2018, from £27.75 - Book now

    This eclectic music festival sprawls along Chapel Street in Salford (the ‘Other City’) for a Sunday of music programmed by independent promoters and creative revelry. Expect madcap happenings, and an immense atmosphere, whatever the weather.

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