Last updated on July 25th, 2018 at 02:15 pm

Things to Do This Weekend

Every week we’ll be giving Joes the best things to do this weekend no matter where you are in the country. Whether it’s the best new bars, clubs, restaurants, films or events, we’ve got you covered!

Things to Do This Weekend in London

Kaleidoscope Festival

Saturday 21st July. £50.75.

For the first time in over 30 years, Alexandra Palace will play host to a kaleidoscope of music and arts for a festival like no other this weekend. Set high above London within the Park and Palace, the Kaleidoscope Festival will feature the likes of The Go! Team, Ghostpoet and headliners The Flaming Lips performing.

But it’s not all about the music. There’ll also be parties, spoken word and comedy events dotted throughout the hallowed grounds of Ally Pally. Hidden parts of the Palace, never before seen, will also be opened up for immersive experiences, and some of the biggest names in the London food scene will also be on hand. Check out the full line-up here.

Location: Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY. Nearest Station: Alexandra Palace.

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Kerb Camden Lates

Every Friday until 31st August. Free.

We can’t get enough of street food hangouts, and one of the best in the capital is finally extending its hours for the rest of the summer, giving Londoners the chance to dine long into the night. For seven weeks only, Kerb Camden market is staying open until 10pm every Friday so you can enjoy street food, cocktails, local beers and big-name London DJs.

The street food vendor line-up changes regularly but you can expect the likes of Oli Baba’s serving their halloumi fries, Only Jerkin provided Jamaican-style chicken nuggets in ginger beer batter, and The Cheese Wheel spinning your pasta in a giant wheel of Grana Padano. Find a full line-up here.

Location: West Yard, Camden Lock Place, NW1 8AF. Nearest Tube: Camden Town.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol

Bristol Harbour Festival 2018

Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd. Free.

The biggest event to take place within Bristol kicks off this Friday with the Bristol Harbour Festival 2018. Now in its 47th year, the free festival brings over 250,000 people together each summer to celebrate the city’s rich maritime history and enjoy some of the city’s best music and entertainment.

The festival will incorporate a whole host of activities, including dance areas, food markets, water display teams and circus acts. The Harbourside Amphitheatre will also be hosting music across the weekend, starting with a show featuring legends Jimmy Cliff and Grandmaster Flash. There’s also an unannounced ‘very special guest’ closing the festival on Sunday. Check out the full festival schedule here.

Location: Various.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham

Brindleyplace Film Festival 2018

Until Sunday 22nd July. Free.

We love a summer outdoor cinema at Average Joes, and folks of Birmingham can enjoy one completely free of charge this week with the Brindleyplace Film Festival. Back for its 7th year, the popular (and completely free) outdoor festival has brought their big screen back to Central Square and will be showcasing a wide selection of fantastic movies across the week.

This year’s festival will be held in conjunction with one of our four charity partners, the Royal Society for Blind Children, with this weekend’s highlights including a screening on Black Panther at 6pm on Friday and a showing of Grease at 6pm on Sunday (singalong optional). No tickets required, just show up!

Location Brindleyplace, 2 Brunswick Street, B1 2JF.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester

Manchester Jazz Festival 2018

Friday 20th – Saturday 28th July. Prices vary.

Returning for a 23rd year, the Manchester Jazz Festival is back. Featuring both local and international talent. MJF offers live music in both its Salon Perdu Spiegeltent hub by Albert Square as well as in other venues around the city, including Band on the Wall, Matt & Phreds, Night & Day Cafe, St Ann’s Church, The Midland and the RNCM.

As always Festival Square (Albert Square) will be the place to find most of this year’s acts, with 20% of the programme taking place on the Free outdoor stage and a further 40% in the stunning Salon Perdu Spiegeltent. There’ll also be a variety of street food on offer at the Festival Market and local beer brewed by Brightside Brewing Company. Find the full schedule here.

Location: Various.

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