The largest celebration of Team GB Olympians and Paralympians outside of London is set to take place in Manchester.
Sports fans are being invited to an event celebrating the achievements of London 2012 heroes who are either based or train in the city.
The event, being announced at the end of the Paralympic Games, will be held on Albert Square in the city centre on Friday October 26.
More than 130 Oympians and Paralympians, including cyclists, water polo players, Paralympic swimmers and taekwondo competitors, will be invited to attend.
At the Olympic Games, over 60 Greater Manchester based athletes were part of the GB Squad. Thirteen of these athletes won a total of 16 medals - 11 gold, two silver and three bronze - representing the highest medal tally for any city in the UK, which would have placed Manchester 8th on the medal table.
Manchester volunteers, including those who were nominated to carry the Olympic torch and people who gave up their time to help direct visitors to events in Manchester, will also be invited to the event.
Cllr Rosa Battle, Manchester City Council's executive member for culture and leisure, said: "Thousands of people have become inspired to get involved in their local sports clubs by the amazing achievements of our Olympic and Paralympic heroes, and while the events were held in London, Manchester is the true British capital of sport, with athletes from a wide range of disciplines based here.
"We wanted to announce this after the Paralympic Games and because of the sheer number of Olympians and Paralympians in Manchester, we've had to work closely with the sporting governing bodies to find a time that fits in with the athletes' busy training schedules. Friday 26 October was the first date when our London 2012 heroes will be available to receive the praise they deserve."
Cllr Pat Karney, Manchester city centre spokesman, said: "This is going to be one of the biggest parties of the year and I'd like Manchester residents and people from further afield to come down and help us celebrate our amazing sporting heroes."