A one-day event showcasing all that makes our diverse and vibrant city such a great place to live, work and play.
The Festival of Manchester is a one-day festival in Platt Fields Park, featuring entertainment, activities, music, sport and food to celebrate this great city.
The beautiful lakeside area will be the focus of this second annual festival for the people of Manchester, by the people of Manchester. It'll be a fabulous day, throughout the park, of celebrating all that's great about being in Manchester, and showcasing all that makes our diverse and vibrant city such a great place to live, work and play. Come and experience all that Manchester’s many cultures and communities have to offer in…
- Music: Be captivated by music, dance and spectacular performances from around the globe
- Words: Laugh, listen and learn through amazing power of words
- Food: Take your pick from a fantastic line-up of street food stalls serving up delicious international flavours
- Sports: Try out activities and sports and watch incredible professional demonstrations from a host of different sports
- Crafts: Be inspired to create amazing art or learn about a new creative pursuit from our local experts
Once again the vibe of a street party will top the whole day off, with plenty of ways for all the family to join in the fun, and a traditional funfair to boot!
Want to be a part of The Festival of Manchester?
Once again the lakeside area will be full of small scale performances and activities by community groups and organisations, who represent Manchester’s diverse communities.
As last year, we're offering a fantastic opportunity for community groups and organisations to take part in the festival as performers or activity/workshop leaders, and showcase the amazing things we do in Manchester.
We can offer you out of pocket expenses, refreshments, promotion of your group via social media and our media partners, technical support and a great opportunity to participate in an amazing day!
So if you or your group / organisation are interested in participating in this year’s Festival of Manchester please complete our online application form.
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