A fantastic free fiesta to finish off this year’s spectacular summer and celebrate everything that makes Manchester buzz will take over Platt Fields Park just before the end of the summer holidays.
A final fling of fun for all the family is promised at the brand new ‘Festival of Manchester’ – a new annual event for the city taking place on Saturday 1 September.
The Festival is a celebration of all the different communities that help make Manchester such a vibrant place, and will bring together everything that is great about them and the city.
The day will see a non-stop programme of activities and performances to keep everyone entertained throughout, including food, fashion, music, colour, crafts, culture, and sport.
Three different performance areas will feature a wide and lively mix of music, dance, and circus into the evening as the sun sets, and walkabout entertainments throughout the park will add to the fiesta atmosphere.
A delicious and diverse selection of festival food to satisfy every taste will be available all day, and plenty of seated areas will be available for those who want to take the weight off their feet whilst they snack, or just to sit back and enjoy the spectacle of the day.
From BMX and American football, to basketball tournaments, cycling try-outs and yoga, street sports and pop up family games throughout the day will keep even the most energetic visitors on their toes.
There will also be plenty of opportunities to get crafty with arts and craft activities on offer at The Bazaar, as well as makers stalls.
Councillor Luthfur Rahman, Executive Member for Schools, Culture and Leisure, Manchester City Council, said: “The Festival is a chance for every different community living in Manchester to show off the best bits of their culture.
“Behind the fun is the serious contribution that culture makes to our city, and especially the value of the communities that make our diverse and vibrant city such a great place to live, work and play.
“It’s going to be a fantastic fiesta – a real celebration of our different communities, our dance, food, music, crafts, sports, traditions and languages. What better way to finish off this spectacular summer?
“So come down, get involved in some fantastic free activities and help us celebrate our differences and everything that helps make Manchester so amazing.”
For more information go to www.festivalofmanchester.uk