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Manchester Day is back with a massive FREE celebration of ‘all things Mancunian’ this summer

Another exciting date to stick in your 2024 diary.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 27th March 2024

Manchester Day is confirmed for a 2024 return this summer, and the city centre will be hosting a massive celebration of “all things Mancunian”.

This means we’re all set for a day packed full of FREE events and activities to get involved with.

Often dubbed “the day summer officially starts” in Manchester, and undoubtedly one of the most vibrant and colourful events in the city’s annual social calendar, Manchester City Council has now confirmed that the massively-popular Manchester Day will make a long-awaited return in a few months time.

And, following the resounding success of last year’s ‘promenade-style’ event that saw activities take place in a number of different locations, the one-day festival is set to take over the city centre once again this year.

Although not a great deal is known about the 2024 festival just yet, what we do know is that the date is officially set for Saturday 27 July.


Even more free activities and “all kinds of unexpected things” for all the family to see, do, and make the most of as the sun (hopefully) shines down on our glorious city this July have been promised by the Council.

The Council will has also said it’ll be working with its creative partners over the coming months on finalising the “jam-packed” events programme that will see the city’s streets and squares come to life, so you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled for updates.


“Manchester Day has been a highlight in the city’s events calendar for well over a decade now,” commented Councillor Pat Karney, who is the Chair of Manchester Day, as the beloved event was confirmed for its 2024 return this week.

“The feel-good buzz it creates across the city on the day is absolutely fantastic, and best of all, it’s free.

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“We know how much everyone loves Manchester’s favourite day of the year, and can’t wait to spend it once again celebrating the best city in the world with the very best people in the world – and that’s everyone who calls Manchester their home.”

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