Events & Festivals

City Centre Events: Vibrancy, Colour and Community

Manchester stages the best events and we are part of the picture. We support the city’s civic and public events including Manchester Day, Manchester Jazz Festival, Manchester Science Festival, Manchester Pride, Manchester International Festival and Christmas Markets.

We also run our own Manchester Business Improvement District street and retail events to help attract more people into the heart of the city.

We’re proud to have brought some of the most innovative and PR-grabbing installations to town. Take a look at our Roof-Top Halloween MonstersHalloween ‘Haunted Maze’, Chinese New Year ‘Piglet’Chinese New Year ‘Golden Dragon’Chinese New Year ‘Warriors’.

We’ve also celebrated Eid, brought floral Show Gardens to the streets at our summer festival Dig the City and hosted the super-stylish Vogue Fashion’s Night Out for the first time in Manchester.

2021 BID Calendar

  • Chinese New Year in Manchester (12 February)
  • The Manchester Flower Show (29 May – 6 June)
  • Summer support for Manchester Pride (28- 29 August)
  • Halloween in the City (31 October)
  • Winter support for Christmas in Manchester