Festival Highlights

From King Street to the Cathedral. With gardens galore, street food and fashion. A week’s worth of pop-up picnics, music, markets and masses to do – this is Manchester’s summer garden festival.

Wild Rumpus – Run Wild Child

Thu 6th August

10.00am until 4.00pm

Shopping District & Greengate Square

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The clever folk behind the popular Just So Festival, bring a thrilling, grazed-knees-and-climbing-trees take on family fun to the city centre.

Coronation Street The Tour Garden

Fri 31st July — Thu 6th August

10.00am until 6.00pm

King Street

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This is what the back of the Rovers Return could look like if it decided to create make its ginnel green!

One Big Shopping Weekend

Sat 1st August — Sun 2nd August

9.00am until 8.00pm

Shopping District

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Offers, discounts, events, fashion shows and more – right across the city centre, for one weekend only This is one very special shopping weekend. To celebrate all things summer, the city centre’s best shops have got together to create a weekend of special offers, amazing discounts, in-store events, complimentary treatments, goody bags, gifts with purchases […]

Harvey Nichols and Grey Goose Boulangerie François Terrasse

Fri 31st July — Thu 6th August

11.00am until 9.00pm

New Cathedral Street

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Start the summer with inspired cocktails – or your own personal martini consultation Nothing says summer more than a cocktail – and Harvey Nichols has paired up with “the world’s best tasting vodka”, Grey Goose, to bring you a whole new range to try. A cute, artisan French bakery van parks up outside Harvey Nichols […]

Manchester Jazz Festival Takeover

Sun 2nd August

12.00pm until 5.00pm

New Cathedral Street

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For one day only Manchester Jazz Festival, which takes place across the city from 31 July – 9 August, takes over the Dig the City Bandstand on New Cathedral Street. Line-Up 12pm-1pm: The Yesa Sikyi six-piece bring 1950s and contemporary jazz to the stand 2pm-3pm: The James Girling Quintet; enjoy a repertoire spanning jazz, blues […]

Mr Bloom

Sun 2nd August — Mon 3rd August

10.00am until 5.00pm

Greengate Square, opposite Manchester Cathedral

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Attention tiddlers! Mr. Bloom makes a very special guest appearance, down at Greengate Square.

Manchester Arndale – Interactive Paint Garden, Family Trail & Wild Rumpus Crafting

Fri 31st July — Thu 6th August

11.30am until 5.30pm

Manchester Arndale

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At this year’s Dig the City Manchester Arndale presents an interactive garden with a quirky twist, inviting shoppers to paint Manchester’s largest flower garden design in Halle Square. Families and kids can paint a section of the 7m x 8m floral garden throughout the week, so it will be beautifully complete as Dig the City […]

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Kids EAT FREE with an Adult Meal Deal at Harry Ramsden’s during our One Big Shopping Weekend

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