After a two-year pandemic hiatus, the official celebration of Manchester Day returns to the city centre on Sunday (19 Jun) in a carnival of local togetherness, featuring a parade, free family activities, live entertainment, street food and more.

Produced by Manchester City Council in collaboration with outdoor arts specialists Walk The Plank and various youth groups around the city, the Manchester Day Parade is the event’s vibrant, energetic showpiece. Taking off from the top of Deansgate, the parade winds through Cross Street and John Dalton Street in a lap of all-singing all-dancing Mancunian pride.

Announced last week, the parade will feature a special guest in the form of 3.5 metre-tall puppet Little Amal, a Syrian refugee who arrived in Manchester after an 8,000km walk from Turkey, having traversed 65 European towns, cities and villages to become one of our own in late 2021.

Manchester Day participants can explore their home-town alongside Little Amal while stopping in at street food stalls, live performances and several other pop-up events around the city centre.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Sun 19 Jun, 1pm, FREE
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Tue 7 Jun 2022