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Manchester BID Events
BID Events: Seasonal Festivals to Celebrate our City
Manchester BID is the city’s Business Improvement District. It is a consortium of 400 retailers and restaurants across the central shopping district, managed by CityCo.
On behalf of the BID, the CityCo team delivers an annual programme of public events to add vibrancy to the streets and attract more people to shop, eat, drink and enjoy all our great city has to offer.
We’re proud to have brought some of the most innovative and PR-grabbing installations to the city as part of these events.
The calendar has obviously been disrupted by the ongoing pandemic. However we are crossing all fingers to be able to deliver in 2021.
BID Events Calendar
- Chinese New Year (January/February)
- MCR Student Social (Spring term)
- The King Street Festival (June)
- Summer support for Manchester Pride (August)
- Halloween in the City (October)
- Winter support for Christmas in Manchester
Since the BID’s launch in 2013 we’ve also celebrated Eid, brought floral Show Gardens to the shopping streets at our award-winning summer festival Dig the City and hosted the super-stylish Vogue Fashion’s Night Out for the first time in Manchester.