Manchester Day is an annual event that celebrates everything great about the city. It is a day for families, residents and visitors to get together and celebrate all things Mancunian that have made Manchester one of the world’s most iconic cities.


Manchester Day was created in 2010 and has now become one of the North West’s flagship events of the summer. The purpose of Manchester Day is to celebrate the creativity and diversity of Manchester. Where communities can celebrate pride in our city and show what makes them feel uniquely Mancunian. Where communities, artists and businesses can work together to create something truly special for Manchester.

Over 2,500 performers and artists from local communities bring Manchester city centre to life in a fantastic display of colour, sound and movement. An audience of more than 70,000 are wowed by the incredible day of amazing structures, vibrant costumes and pulsating music and dance.

The creative process that makes Manchester Day such a spectacular event is curated by Walk the Plank – internationally renowned outdoor arts experts. Walk the Plank guide and steer participating groups in realising their ideas generated by the event theme.