Last updated on April 10th, 2019 at 12:55 pm

Things to Do This Weekend (5th – 7th April 2019)

Every week we’ll be giving Joes the best Things to Do This Weekend in some of the biggest cities in the UK, including London, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Bristol, Norwich and Brighton. Whether it’s the best new bars, restaurants, films or events, we’ve got you covered no matter where you are!

Things to Do This Weekend in London

The Oxford v Cambridge Goat Race

Sunday 7th April 2019. Adults £15, Children £5.

While it’s the Boat Race on this weekend, there’s a far more exciting battle between Oxford and Cambridge going on this Sunday. Yes, The Goat Race is back for its tenth edition. If you’re not familiar with the concept, The Goat Race pits two goats – one representing Oxford, the other Cambridge – against each other to see who can run around Spitalfields City Farm the quickest. It’s that brilliant.

Doors open at noon with the race starting whenever the goats damn well feel like it (though usually somewhere between 2-5pm). This is a proper little festival so there’s plenty of bands providing music, as well as stalls serving up good food and decent booze. And there’s even Oat Race and a Goatry Slam. There also happen to be official bookie on site too.

Location: Spitalfields City Farm, Buxton Street, E1 5AR. Nearest Tube: Liverpool Street.

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Cocktails in the City

Thursday 4th – Saturday 6th April 2019. £20.

London’s version of Cocktails in the City returns this weekend to Waterloo’s The Vaults. The two-day celebration of the cocktail is one of the capital’s boozy highlights, with the world’s leading bartenders from 25 of London’s best bars concocting exclusive new drinks, as they compete to be crowned best bar.

Alongside the stellar line-up of bars, there’s also a whole load of new sensory experiences available for 2019, including tasting flights, bar battles, champagne cocktails and Tasting Rooms. Entry tickets includes a free cocktail from any bar, while all subsequent cocktails are priced at £7.50.

Location: The Vaults, Leake Street, SE1 7NN. Nearest Tube: Waterloo.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester

We Are Lager Festival

Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th April 2019. From £8.

The UK’s biggest lager festival, We Are Lager will be heading to one of Manchester’s most iconic Victorian buildings, Upper Campfield Market, this weekend. The 4-day celebration of the world’s finest lagers will be welcoming over 20 international breweries including Lost & Grounded, Cloudwater, and possible our favourite brewery in the world, Kona Brewing Co.

Street food comes courtesy of El Taquero, Dim Sum Su. Get Chucked (gourmet burgers), The Mac Shac and Off The Wheaten Track, while other attractions include an all-star DJ line up running throughout the weekend, including a set from Manchester band Everything Everything. Beer, food and music; what more could you want from a weekend?!

Location: Upper Campfield Market, Barton Street, M3 4NN.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Glasgow

Springfest: The Scottish Food & Drink Festival

Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th April 2019. Free.

One of Scotland’s premier food and drink festivals, Springfest returns to Glasgow this Saturday, and it’s shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before. Set on the banks of Loch Lomond, over 80 food and drink suppliers will be offering up their produce, and there’ll also be a host of cookery demonstrations.

Alongside a wide range of shops, cafes and restaurants, live music will be taking place throughout the weekend, while the likes of Scottish whisky masterclasses and cocktail bars should keep you suitably watered. This is a family-friendly event, so the Sea Life Aquarium will be on duty to keep the kids occupied too.

Location: Loch Lomond Shores, Ben Lomond Way, G83 8QL.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol

Colston Hall Record & CD Fair

Saturday 6th April 2019. Free.

The biggest record fair in the South West is once again back at Colston Hall this Saturday. Spread over three floors, the Record & CD Fair will feature up to seventy dealers and traders from all over, with buyers coming in from as far-afield as Japan, Russia and Poland.

The fair is mostly vinyl, (LP, 12” and 7”), but there’ll also be a few CD traders selling hard-to-find and discounted titles. You’ll find everything in the hall, from £1 bargains to expensive rarities, and dealers specialising in most genres of music from the fifties to present day. There’ll also be decks available on the day to check out tunes before you buy.

Location: Colston Hall, Colston Street, BS1 5AR.

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