CityCo and Manchester BID run a programme of corporate events 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.

Click here to download our printable 2020 Events Calendar

Manchester BID Events

Manchester BID is a Business Improvement District consortium of 400 leading retailers and restaurants across the central shopping district. The BID is managed by the city centre management company CityCo.

We deliver an annual programme of public events 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 installations to the city centre in recent years. Take a look at our Roof-Top Halloween Monsters, Halloween ‘Haunted Maze’, Chinese New Year ‘Piglet’, Chinese New Year ‘Golden Dragon’, Chinese New Year ‘Warriors’.

2020 Programme

MCR Student Social: 30 April
Mystery Shopping Awards: June
The King Street Festival: 6-7 June
Manchester Pride collaboration: 28 – 31 August
MCR Student Social: 29 September
Halloween in the City: 31 October – 1 November
Chinese New Year: 13-14 February 2021

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.