There’s plenty of great events going on this October across the UK. We’ve handpicked some of the best of what’s on this October.
4th – 13th October – London Cocktail Week – The world’s biggest cocktail festival returns to London. London Cocktail Week takes place over 250 participating bars across the city. Tickets £10, Various bars across London.
13th October – Oktoberfest – Celebrate everyone’s favourite beer festival by gretting yourself to this event – steins at the ready! Tickets from £3.50, Millwall Park, E14 3AY
19th October – Festival of the Dead – A night of carnival, circus and clubbing inspired by the art of Day of the Dead. Fancy dress is encouraged. Tickets from £27, please book in advance, Troxy, E1 0HX
29th October – PopUp Painting Halloween Special – Spend your night painting a ghoulish version of Edvard Munch’s The Scream! Prepare yourself for an evening of immersive scares and paint. £28.99, please book in advance. Tokenhouse, EC2R 6DA
31st October – Screening of the Shining – Watch one of the most iconic scary movies of all time in the beautiful 1950’s Rivoli Ballroom – the perfect location to watch this chilling movie. Tickets from £12, Rivoli Ballroom, SE4 2BY
Get booking your Christmas parties! Pitcher & Piano is offering a free glass of Prosecco per a guest if a Christmas meal is booked by the end of October. Three courses for £29.95pp and buffet options from £15.95 pp.
4th – 6th October – Birmingham Weekender – This festival in Digbeth will celebrate art of culture of Birmginham with a variety of shows and performances in bars, theatre and cafes. Free, Various Locations.
11th October – Bring Your Own Baby Comedy – Birmingham Comedy Festival Special – Enjoy some of the best Comedians whilst your baby can roam and and play in the soft play area in front of the stage. A relaxing environment for both parent and baby. Tickets £10, Town Hall Birmingham, B3 3DQ
26th October – Murder Mystery – Ju Ju’s is putting on a dinner with a ghastly twist – there’s been a murder! Ticket price includes a three course dinner and a show. £28, book in advance. Ju Ju’s, B16 8EH
3rd October – Paint Klimt – Paint Klimt’s iconic Tree of Life Painting, wine glass in one hand, paint brush in the other. Tickets £26.99, please book in advance, Brezo Lounge, SK8 1AL
4th – 13th October – Women in Comedy Festival – Celebrating the best in female comedy, this festival takes place in various locations across Manchester. Various locations and Prices.
19th October – Manchester Folk Festival – Kate Rusby will be performing as part of the Manchester Folk Festival lineup supported by Midnight Skyracer. Spend this Autumn weekend listening to the beautiful music of these talented performers. Tickets £28, Home, M15 4FN
5th October – Paint Starry Night – Try your hand at something new by having an evening of paint and wine! An artist will lead you through Van Gogh’s iconic Starry Night. Tickets £27.99, Leeds Postal Service, LS1 4JY
20th October – Colour Me in Fesitval – A festival to celebrate ‘Spirit Day’ an annual LGBTQ+ awareness day. There is a great line up of LGBTQ+ musicians performing throughout the event. Tickets from £10, Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen, LS2 8JP
26th October – Sausage and Cider Festival – Sausage and Cider… and music – what’s not to like? Tickets from £10, New Dock Hall, LS10 1LT