CityCo is committed to raising the profile and standing of Manchester as a leading business and visitor destination. A key strand of our work for Manchester BID, is delivering high-profile public events in the city centre that attract footfall and positive press, and they offer plenty of promotional opportunities for members.

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Concerts at A0 Arena

Concerts at Etihad Stadium

Concerts at Emirates Old Trafford

Manchester United Fixtures

Manchester City Fixtures

Manchester Central Conferences & Events

National Awareness Days/Weeks/Months

Major City Events

Manchester stages the best events and CityCo and Manchester BID are part of the picture.

We are proud to support the city’s civic and cultural events and stage our own events to add vibrancy, and help attract extra custom into the heart of the city centre all year round.

Take a look at our #FestiveSundaysFloral street fests, Student shopping events with Manchester Arndale and Pride in the city. Looney Tunes street art trail and Halloween #MCRMonsters and Haunted Maze. Chinese New Year giant Tiger and Piglet sculptures, Golden Dragon and Light Show.

We have also hosted Vogue Fashion’s Night Out, celebrated Eid, supported Bee in the City and staged The King Street Festival. And brought Show Gardens to the streets of Manchester at Dig the City.

Our major events and festivals calendar is a quick guide to events that will increase footfall into the city. Plan ahead. Travel advice for major events can be found at

BID Public Events

The Manchester Flower Festival

MCR Student Social

Halloween in the City

Festive Sundays

Chinese New Year