Thank You Manchester Weekender – 14th & 15th August

You’re invited to a weekend of fabulous FREE entertainment on the streets and in the squares of Manchester City Centre this summer. This fun-filled festival of thanks is designed to bring the laughter back and a smile to all.

As Manchester continues to welcome everyone back to its restaurants, galleries, shops, museums and other delights, there’ll be street theatre, music, dancing and colour popping up all around the city centre to add to the fun.

From rainbow stilt walkers and giant flamingos to human-sized pigeons, super-friendly special bees, and enchanting squirrels like you haven't seen before, all ready to charm and delight, there will be something for everyone.

Cathedral Gardens and Piccadilly Gardens will host a range of live music from brass bands and rhythmic drummers to samba squads and jazz beats and everything in-between, the weekend is sure to have everyone dancing in the streets.

A Manchester Market will also take over Exchange Square for the weekend selling iconic Manchester pictures, Manchester themed/printed clothing and accessories and local produce.

The performances on Saturday will be repeated on Sunday – we wanted to spread the fun over the whole weekend so as many people as possible can enjoy the event safely.

Manchester City Council are working in partnership with outdoor arts experts Walk the Plank to deliver this exciting summer event.


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Thank You Manchester Weekender – 14th & 15th August