One Big Summer Weekend

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City centre shopping district

The BID hosts an annual summer event in the shopping district. We’ve transformed the streets with Show Gardens at Dig the City and now bring together the best festivals at the start of the school holidays, over one long weekend.

On 28th – 30th  July 2017, The Manchester Picnicmanchester jazz festival and Clownfest Manchester took over Exchange Square and St Ann’s Square, alongside garden bars and street entertainment across the area.


City Partners

Event and Campaign Partners

2016 and 2017 Photos
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2017 Press Coverage
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2016 Stats

  • Footfall +5% vs. same weekend in 2015
  • 8,000 attendees at The Manchester Picnic
  • Local & regional press audience: 1,444,426
  • Radio listeners: 4,174,000 impacts
  • 59,097 page views to
  • Outdoor activity: opportunity to see in excess of 5 million
  • £95,6000 AVE of press coverage

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