May is truly the most underrated month of the year. Two bank holidays in one month while the sun is (hopefully) shining? Gorgeous. We’ve rounded up some of the must-dos for this three-day weekend.


Fancy unwinding this weekend with a few drinks and tunes? Of course you bloody do. Let that hair down, gal.

May bank holiday ‘21

When: 1st May-2nd May

Where: Peggy’s

A three day weekend means three days of tunes. Having kicked off the weekend with their indie party, Peggy’s will be welcoming a host of local DJs. Saturday will see some house and techno, with Sunday will feature some D&B.

Foraging Vintners 4th Birthday

When: 1st May

Where: Foraging Vintners

Like many, Foraging Vintners had a lockdown birthday in April. However, they’re celebrating their fourth birthday in style: with DJing from Allan Vannin, a BBQ,  and, of course, lots of wine. 

Ian Thomas 

When: 1st May

Where: The British

Fast becoming one of our favourite music venues, The British are hosting Ian Thomas for some tunes. A pint and tunes: the perfect way to celebrate a long weekend.

Bon Jelski

When: 1st May

Where: Bar Logo

One for the Ramsey lot: Bar Logo are hosting Bon Jelski, the island’s premier Bon Jovi tribute band. Who can resist singing along to Livin’ on a Prayer after a few pints? 

Family friendly

Looking for a more sober affair? Here’s some of our favourite picks for all the fam.

Shrek The Musical

When: 1st-7th May

Where: Gaiety Theatre


Fancy getting out of your swamp? The Gaiety has a treat for you! After being postponed due to lockdown, Shrek is finally hitting the stage. Expect the greatest film of all time, now on stage as a musical with an incredible, local cast. 

Sunset Jet

When: 1st May

Where: Secret Pizza Company


Two things everyone loves: pizza and live music. This Saturday, Secret Pizza are hosting Manx legends at Sunset Jet, from 8pm.

Swan Lake

When: 1st May

Where: Erin Arts Centre


Feeling classy? The Erin Arts Centre is showing a film of the Royal Ballet’s production of Swan Lake. Choose this over going on a night out to feel superior to all plebs. 

Great Manx Tea Party

When: 3rd May

Where: Your place

The Great Manx Tea Party is back, raising money for Housing Matters. This is a fab way to raise some money for people affected by homelessness. Simply order an afternoon tea from a supplier (list can be found here:, who will make a donation when you place an order. You can tune into some live-streamed music from local music, and take part in photo competitions to win prizes.

You can also donate here:

Last year, the event raised over £6,000 for Housing Matters.

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