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Off the Beaten Track
Thursday 1 February to Monday 31 December 2018
Salford has an extensive network of traffic-free routes which link in to the Bridgewater Canal and are perfect for leisure, enjoying the wildlife or even a traffic-free way of getting to work...

I Spy the Bridgewater Canal in Salford Trail
Thursday 1 February to Monday 31 December 2018
There is so much to see beside the Bridgewater Canal in Salford...

The power of unity: 150 years of the TUC
Friday 27 April to Thursday 27 September 2018
In 1868 at the Mechanics' Institute in Manchester a meeting took place that became the first successful attempt to bring together the trades unions...

Guided tours of the new Coronation Street set at MediaCityUK
Saturday 26 May to Saturday 10 November 2018
Take a sneeky peek at the new Coronation Street set at MediaCityUK...

Worsley Woods parkrun
Saturday 16 June to Saturday 23 March 2019
Weekly 5km run, walk or jog as part of a national programme by parkrun UK Ltd...

Kersal Wetlands, a stunning secret landscape in Salford!
Monday 25 June to Sunday 30 December 2018
Salford's new urban wetlands is now open to the public...

Royal Academy Takeover
Saturday 30 June to Sunday 24 February 2019
Salford Museum and Art Gallery is taking part in a fabulous nationwide programme of exhibitions, in-conversations and events to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts...

Bee in the City
Monday 23 July to Sunday 23 September 2018
Wild in Art and Manchester City Council are bringing all of Manchester's communities together for Bee in the City, one of the most spectacular public art events the city has ever seen...

Summer Watersports for Children at Helly Hansen Watersports Centre
Monday 23 July to Friday 24 August 2018
Sensational summer of exciting waterbased acivities designed exclusively for children...

LEGO Mania in Salford Libraries
Monday 30 July to Thursday 23 August 2018
Play LEGO bingo and other LEGO games, or simply build whatever you want from these colouful little bricks and bits...

Summer Holiday Camp - St Ambrose Barlow
Monday 6 August to Friday 24 August 2018
Looking for an action packed adventure this summer, organised by quilfied sports coaching staff in a safe environment? Try St Ambrose Barlow High School Summer Holiday Camp for 5 - 12 year olds...

Music and Performing Arts Service Summer School
Monday 13 August to Friday 17 August 2018
The Summer School is led by a team of experienced MAPAS tutors who will aim to make the experience for your child, acreative, inspirational and fun!

With a variety of exciting workshops, imaginative projects and a final performance for friends and family it is sure to be a week to remember...

Teddy Bears Picnic
Thursday 16 August 2018
Ideally suited to all teddy bears under 7 years old and their humans...

The Railway Children at Ordsall Hall gardens
Thursday 16 August 2018
Join us in the gardens of Ordsall Hall as Heartbreak Productions bring to life the classic family story; The Railway Children...

Eccles Beer and Gin Festival
Friday 17 August to Sunday 19 August 2018
The Eccles Beer Festival returns again this year but has now expanded to cater for gin lovers as well! Across the weekend we'll have 20 beers, 10 gins, 6 ciders, live music, live rugby, and hot food...

Spirit of Little Hulton Festival
Saturday 18 August 2018
Wonderful, free festival in the park with bouncy castles, face painting, colouful parade with steel drums and dancers at 1...

Fruits of the Forest Foraging Walk
Saturday 18 August 2018
Join the Ranger at Clifton Country Park, foraging for edible fruits...

Pinked Floyd at City Airport
Saturday 18 August 2018
Returning by popular demand, join us for a unique evening of live outdoor entertainment from tribute band Pinked Floyd...

Late Summer Forage - Explore the delights of the Bridgewater Canal
Saturday 18 August 2018
Discover the wonders of foraging with naturalist Dave Winnard, looking at all things edible from elderberries and common hogweed seeds to fragrant pineapple weed...

City Airport Car Boot Sale in aid of the Vetrans' Garage
Sunday 19 August 2018
It does what is says on the tin! Car boot for 9am with free on site parking...

Incredible Insects - Explore the delights of the Bridgewater Canal
Monday 20 August 2018
Join us on a hunt for some special creatures...

Cheeky Monkeys Storytime
Tuesday 21 August 2018
Bring your baby or toddler along for stories and a monkey-themed craft session...

Teddy Bears Picnic
Wednesday 22 August 2018
Ideally suited to all teddy bears under 7 years old and their humans...

Bridgewater Volunteers - Path Finders
Wednesday 22 August 2018
Enjoy working in the great outdoors, learning new skills and meeting new people?
Our environment volunteering activities are a great way to do all three! All abilities are welcome and we provide all the tools and materials...

Pirate Pearl and the Big Blue Monster! at Ordsall Hall gardens
Thursday 23 August 2018
Little Blue Monster Theatre Company present their brand new family friendly production - Pirate Pearl and the Big Blue Monster! in the gardens of Ordsall Hall...

Silcock's Funfair at Irlam and Cadishead Festival
Friday 24 August to Monday 27 August 2018
Fabulous and traditional funfair in the park for the annual Irlam and Cadishead Festival...

August Bank Holiday Funfair
Friday 24 August to Monday 27 August 2018
Traditional August Bank Holiday funfair in the park...

Cheeky Monkeys Storytime
Friday 24 August 2018
Bring your baby or toddler along for stories and a monkey-themed craft session...

Lowry Markers Market
Saturday 25 August to Sunday 26 August 2018
Find the very best seasonal local food and drink, vintage and contemporary crafts, hamdmade goods...

Love's Labour's Lost at Ordsall Hall garden
Sunday 26 August 2018
Folksy Theatre returns to the gardens of Ordsall Hall to perform one of Shakespeare's best loved comedies - Love's Labour's Lost...

Irlam and Cadishead Festival
Monday 27 August 2018
One of the biggest festivals in Salford, featuring live music, Tea Room and The Music Marquee, enchanting street theatre, Samba band, childrens entertainment, crazy bikes, a real ale bar, birds of prey, rural and environmental attractions, fun dog show and dog agility display...

Gymnasics and Dance Camp at Ordsall Leisure Centre
Tuesday 28 August to Friday 31 August 2018
Join our qualified British gymnastic coaches and highly qualified dance team for four exciting morning workshops...

Salford Totem Pole - Welcome Reception and Talk
Wednesday 29 August 2018
A welcome reception and informative talk about the history and restoration process planned for the Salford Totem Pole in preparation for its re-siting at MediaCityUK...

Antiques Roadshow comes to MediaCityUK
Thursday 30 August 2018
Fiona Bruce and the team of Antiques Roadshow experts will be waiting to welcome you, so dust off your family heirlooms and dig out those car boot bargains and bring them along for free advice and valuations to visitors...

RSPB Wild Challenge at Clifton Country Park
Thursday 30 August 2018
Nature is in trouble and it needs your help! Come and meet the RSPB team and find out how you can start Giving Nature a Home...

Fun Day and Dog Show at City Airport and Heliport
Sunday 2 September 2018
Join us for our popular Fun Day and Dog Show held in conjunction with Reach Sled Dogs Charity, the days will feature Fun Dog Show (£2 entry to class), refreshments, animal charities, trade stalls and more...

Tuesday Paws 4 Walks at Buile Hill Park
Tuesday 4 September to Tuesday 27 November 2018
Great opportunity for dog owners to walk with their pets, chat and get advice on doggy issues, make new friends and get fitter!

Group leaders are from the city's health improvement team and animal control team, they come with oddles of knowleged on responsible dog ownership...

Wednesday Paws 4 Walks at Kersal Wetlands
Wednesday 5 September to Wednesday 28 November 2018
Great opportunity for dog owners to walk with their pets, chat and get advice on doggy issues, make new friends and get fitter!

Group leaders are from the city's health improvement team and animal control team, they come with oddles of knowleged on responsible dog ownership...

ROUNDABOUT 2018 at Ordsall Park
Thursday 6 September to Sunday 9 September 2018
ROUNDABOUT returns to Salford for a fourth year, this time popping up in Ordsall Park...

Eccles Festival Funfair
Friday 7 September to Sunday 9 September 2018
Weekend funfair in the park with tea cup rides, chairoplanes, side shows, hotdogs, Waltzer and plenty of candyfloss...

Eccles Festival
Saturday 8 September 2018
Eccles Town Centre is filled with exciting things to do this saturday, incluidng 'Arts in the Square', locally hand crafted goods at a quirky artisan market...

Eccles Festival Art Exhibition - Aeroplanes and Landscapes
Saturday 8 September 2018
Set in the beautiful and historic Eccles Town Hall, artists Peter Grove and Bernard Marron exhibit their work in the theme Aeroplanes and Landscapes...

Miss Ruby Rouge - Eccles Festival Concert
Saturday 8 September 2018
Succumb to the enticing charms, sights and sounds of the Jazz age and the Great Gatsby era with the silky smooth sounds of MISS RUBY ROUGE and all of her vivacious glamour!
Ruby Performs classic hits made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Julie London, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Nina Simone and many other legendary jazz singers for this special Eccles Festival Concert...

Eccles Festival Sunday
Sunday 9 September 2018
Start this festival Sunday with a car boot sale, yummy bacon butties, followed by a Dog Show, quick browse of the festival stalls and blow the cobwebs away on the chairoplanes...

Ordsall Festival
Sunday 9 September 2018
Traditional fun day with face painting, live music, arts and crafts, bouncy castles, community stalls, exhibitons and refreshments...

RSPB Wild Challenge at Clifton Country Park
Sunday 9 September 2018
Nature is in trouble and it needs your help! Come and meet the RSPB team and find out how you can start Giving Nature a Home...

UKFast City of Salford 10k Run
Sunday 9 September 2018
Be part of the fastest growing 10K run in the North West...

Blackleach Country Park 5-mile Multi-Terrain Race
Sunday 9 September 2018
The Blackleach race is 5-mile multi-terrain run which takes place in the beautiful surroundings of Blackleach Country Park in Walkden...

Citidel - Kings Arms Pub
Tuesday 11 September to Saturday 15 September 2018
Devilish Accord Productions presents,Citadel
Written by David Chriscole...

Blue Rembered Hills by Dennis Potter
Wednesday 12 September to Saturday 29 September 2018
This deceptively simple tale relates the activities of seven English children played by adults on a summer afternoon during World War II...

Eccles Craft and Farmer's Market
Saturday 15 September 2018
Host of market stalls selling a range of homemade and locally produced products...

Salford's Big Day Out
Saturday 15 September 2018
Big, bold and brilliant day out on the lawns of the Salford Civic Centre...

RSPB Wild Challenge at Clifton Country Park
Sunday 16 September 2018
Nature is in trouble and it needs your help! Come and meet the RSPB team and find out how you can start Giving Nature a Home...

City Airport Car Boot Sale in aid of the Vetrans' Garage
Sunday 16 September 2018
It does what is says on the tin! Car boot for 9am with free on site parking...

To Old Trafford, My First Love and Me
Sunday 16 September to Monday 17 September 2018
Old Trafford, My First Love and Me, explores 90 minutes of a game maybe with some extra timeā€¦
Hauntingly capturing the history and spirit of football, the story follows Amelia's coming of age journey and her love for Manchester United...

A Hat For Every Head - World Premier at Kings Arms Pub
Saturday 22 September to Sunday 23 September 2018
This show of five eclectic short pieces reflects the richness and diversity of writing and acting talent in the North West...

QUINTESSENTIAL QUILTERS EXHIBITION with ECHO cafe
Saturday 29 September 2018
Quilting is a craft growing in popularity across the nation, so it you are even a teeny-weeny bit interested in experimenting with georgous fabrics, stunning quilt designs, techniques and colourful threads this is the place for you this Saturday...

Lowry Makers Market
Saturday 29 September to Sunday 30 September 2018
Find the very finest local food and drink, art, design, vintage and contemporary craft...

The Cycle
Friday 12 October to Sunday 14 October 2018
Jake seems to have it all: Nice flat, working towards the dream, and couldn't be more in love...

Parade in the Park
Sunday 14 October 2018
In aid of St Ann's Hospice, a memory event for children and families...

Eccles Craft and Farmer's Market
Saturday 20 October 2018
Host of market stalls selling a range of homemade and locally produced products...

Suspiciously Cheap Comedy
Monday 22 October 2018
The biggest and best new-material comedy night in London bops up to Salford with the best comedy line-up of all times...

Irlam Fireworks at Prince's Park
Friday 2 November 2018
Annual firework show at Prince's Park with bonfire, funfair and fabulous 15 minute show...

Buile Hill Park Bonfire Night
Monday 5 November 2018
Traditional Bonfire Night event at Salford's most popular park...

Little Sparks in the Park - Buile Hill Park
Monday 5 November 2018
Delightful, sparkling, low noise, 10 minute firework show designed for younger children and their families...

Somme Men
Saturday 10 November to Monday 12 November 2018
When four men tasked with a special mission are stuck in no mans land it seems that they have no hope of getting home...

Eccles Craft and Farmer's Market
Saturday 17 November 2018
Host of market stalls selling a range of homemade and locally produced products...

Independent Salford Beer Festival
Thursday 29 November to Saturday 1 December 2018
Fifth year for beery shenangans and brews from a hop field full of breweries...

Cinderella - a traditional pantomine
Saturday 1 December to Monday 31 December 2018
Join Cinderella as she goes from rags to riches and outwits her very Ugly Sisters...

Eccles Craft and Farmer's Market
Saturday 15 December 2018
Host of market stalls selling a range of homemade and locally produced products...

All events and details were correct at the time of publication, but please confirm with the venue or organisers before setting off.

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