Manchester has a long-standing history of being a revolutionary centre of science, technology and industry. With that usually comes much versatility in the types of people who live in a place which, in turn, leads to an overall tolerance of one another's differences.
This is seen in places such as Manchester's Chinatown. The city has long had a well-tolerated openly gay community as well. There are gay bars and even gay grocery stores in certain parts of the city. August is the time of year when this community celebrates with the annual Manchester Pride festivities. This is a 10-day celebration.
Also during August, Spinningfields movie screenings continue at Screenfields. This is one of the last months in which tourists and locals will be able to take advantage of movie screenings on the lawn amid the cool summer night air. Spinningfields will be shutting down for the season in November.
Visitors at any time of year must see as much of the city's history and culture as possible. To do this, they are best served to visit the many museums in the area.
There are museums dedicated to Manchester's Roman history, the city's role in the Industrial Revolution, its economic makeover thanks to the textile industry, women's suffrage, and football.
There is an average overall temperature of 60.3°F (15.7°C) for Manchester in the month of October. The average low temperature is 54°F (12°C), while the average high temperature is a warm and often very sunny 64°F (18°C).
There is an average of 3.7" (93 mm) of precipitation which falls on about 11 days of the month.
There is an average of 170.5 hours of sunlight for the entire month.