5 Things To Do at Manly Harbour Village During Weekends

Weekends are always quite busy at Manly Harbour Village. Once known mostly as a fishing destination, locals are rightfully proud of its transformation into a dining, entertainment and shopping hub. There’s always something going on and half the fun is in exploring the suburb and rediscovering all the reasons why Manly is “it” for you.

Below are Five Things To Do at Manly Harbour Village for a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend “staycation.”

1. Check out the Jan Powers Farmers Market.

The Jan Powers Market is held every first and third Saturday of the month from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the waterfront. Here, you can score local produce and fresh ingredients to stock up in your kitchen. You could also shop for interesting and useful pieces to gift to friends or for your own.

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2. Watch a family-friendly movie in the park — FREE!

For Saturday, the 6th of July, “A Wrinkle in Time” will screen at the Little Bayside Park. 

So, pack a picnic and set a blanket for a relaxing night with friends or family. Or, you can buy foods to munch while watching the movie from the rows of restaurants at Manly Harbour Village. 

The screening starts at 6:00 p.m. Future films will include “Mary Poppins Returns,” “Daddy’s Home Two,” and the 1984 classic “Gremlins.”

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3. Enjoy live music and performances at the bars and restaurants.

Live entertainment at Manly Harbour Village starts on Thursday night at some restaurants. Support local artists, school bands, indie musicians and up-and-coming comics by watching their sets at the following establishments:

Visit their Facebook pages for the event schedules. While you’re there, try some of the bars or restaurants’  best-selling food, too! 

4. Get some me-time in. Try a pampering session or get a makeover.  

Had a long week? Then have a much-needed pampering session or finally get that makeover at any of Manly Harbour Village’s spas, skin or dental clinics, and salons. Book a facial, a haircut, mani/pedi, massage or a teeth bleaching procedure at these establishments:

5. Indulge in retail therapy.

Manly Harbour Village has two fashion stores — Bella Botiquo and Ebb + Flow. The clothes, shoes and accessories here are unique and not mass-produced. So, if you’re looking to spruce up your wardrobe to stand out, browse these stores’ inventory for some wonderful finds.

A weekend full of dining, shopping, and pampering at Manly Harbour Village, made even better because of the gorgeous view of the seaside, will remind you why Manly is the place to be.