Major City Events

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

See below for large-scale events that will attract increased footfall and impact operations and/or business planning.

Manchester BID Public Events

We run our own events to help attract custom and positive PR for the city centre and our retailers and restaurants. We are proud to have brought some of the most innovative and PR-grabbing installations to town.

Take a look at our Manchester Flower Show, Roof-Top Halloween Monsters, Haunted Maze, Chinese New Year Tiger and Piglet, Golden Dragon and Light Show.

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

2022-3 BID Calendar

May/June: Mystery Shopping Awards
2-5 June: The Manchester Flower Show
22-29 August: Proud: Manchester Pride
29 September: MCR Student Social – Freshers!
29-30 October: Halloween in the City
13, 20, 27 November: Festive Sundays
21 January: Chinese New Year 2023

Useful Links

AO Arena
Manchester Theatres
Manchester Central