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The Manchester Picnic

The city's biggest annual picnic pitches up in Piccadilly Gardens for three days of foodie heaven.

29 August - 31 August 2014

Get your blankets and baskets at the ready as 'The Manchester Picnic' will be returning this August.

Now in its fifth year and with over 25,000 visitors in 2013, the much-loved family food festival in Piccadilly Gardens will host a variety of gourmet pop-up picnic traders, alongside live music, games and entertainment.

This year's theme is 'Play' to celebrate the recent opening of the new children's playground near the Victoria Memorial in Piccadilly Gardens.

Serving up a range of food from around the world from 12pm-7pm each day will see Indian organic street food vendors Chaat Cart, award-winning homemade ice-cream purveyor Ginger's Comfort Emporium, wood-fired artisan pizzas Fire and Slice and Piggy Smalls which will be cooking up a storm with gourmet hotdogs and much more.

Other food vendors include Al's BBQ Shack, Cantina Latina, Chiquito, Choccy Churros, Cowboy Burgers, Fire and Salt BBQ, Fire and Slice Pizza, Fish&, Lulabelles, Martins Craft Bakery, Matildas, Papa G's, Puddin5 Love, Tio's Barbecue and Wasabi Sushi.

The popular children's teddy bear's picnic will also be returning on Sunday 31, alongside an appearance by Baby Ballet's Twinkle the Bear.

The event is free to attend. Food and drink prices will vary. 

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