CityCo and Manchester BID run high-profile CitySessions and through our city forums and business training we help members to have their opinion heard and operate effectively. We support Manchester’s major civic events and festivals and run our own flagship public events to bring people into the city.

Manchester BID Events

Manchester’s Business Improvement District (BID) is a consortium of 400 premium retailer and restaurants in the shopping district managed by CityCo.

We deliver an annual programme of public events and festivals in the heart of Manchester to add vibrancy to the streets and attract 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 production installations to the city centre in recent years. Take a look at our Roof-Top Monsters, Piglet, Dragon, Chinese Warriors and Haunted Maze.

2019/20 BID Programme

MCR Student Social (Spring): 2 May
Mystery Shopping Awards: June
The King Street Festival: 1 & 2 June
MCR Student Social (Autumn): 24 September
Halloween in the City: 26 & 27 October
Chinese New Year: 25 & 26 January 

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.