Manchester Day returns on Sunday 18 June, but the magnitude of the day requires thousands of people hours in the weeks running up to the event.
This year the city’s annual celebration has been inspired by the everyday Magic of Manchester and the theme: ABRCADABRA!
Now in its eighth outing, Manchester Day has become a must see event with tens of thousands of spectators flocking to celebrate the best of Manchester.
Around 2,000 people will eventually perform on the day either in the parade or in one of the city centre squares as Manchester is transformed for the afternoon.
Once again, the city centre squares will become open-air venues for the afternoon welcoming a beguiling range of outdoor theatre, music, circus and performance arts – along with attractions for all the family, and a mouth-watering selection of food and drinks – from midday until 6pm.
The parade will leave Liverpool Road at 1pm, weaving its way through the city centre and finish in Exchange Square at approximately 2.30pm. Last year tens of thousands of people attended the day-long event and expectations are high for an even bigger turn out this year.
And don’t forget TRIX – the official Manchester Day mascot – who has slipped through from the enchanted world of Mancunia – a mysterious parallel universe that is home to a near exact copy of our own beloved Manchester, except for one very big difference… magic!
Keep up with the magic until Manchester Day, 18 June – along with all the Manchester Day updates and news: @manc_day
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