Bee in the City Weekender

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New Cathedral Street

Manchester’s Business Improvement District (BID) works with partners, retailers and cultural venues to host an event in the heart of the shopping district each summer.

From 2013-2015, the BID delivered Dig the City, Manchester’s summer garden festival which attracted more than 1 million people and won RHS, tourism and event awards. We followed this with One Big Summer Weekend in 2016 and 2017, a collaboration with Manchester Jazz Festival.

Our summer events are family-friendly, aimed at attracting visits and spend during the usually quieter period for retailers. We host garden areas, alfresco food and drink, street entertainment, markets, art and live music. We promote through our city marketing partnerships and PR.

Bee in the City Weekender

Our 2018 summer event in collaboration with public art exhibition Bee in the City will take place over the weekend of Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July: the Bee in the City Weekender.

A weekend of buzzing summer fun in the heart of Manchester for the launch of Bee in the City.

Enjoy cocktails and canapes at the Harvey Nichols garden bar, sounds of the city on the live music stage and sample treats at the bustling Bee Market: featuring local honey, crafts and gifts.

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