Celebrate Summer in Greater Manchester

The streets are bustling, the nights are warming up, and the city comes alive with events, attractions, markets and performances. Kicking the summer off in style is the Manchester Flower Festival, bringing floral installations, outdoor dining, live music and beautiful pops of colour throughout the city.  

The Northern Quarter is filled with friends and family soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the cities bustling bars and restaurants like Diecast, Mackie Mayor and Castle Hotel. Festivals fill the parks and arenas throughout the summer, with events like Manchester Day ParadeFesta Italiana ManchesterSounds of the City, and Manchester Pride, just to name a few.  

It isn’t just the city centre bursting with energy, Bolton Food and Drink Festival is a must-visit and Rochdale Feel Good Festival is a family-friendly paradise where you can enjoy live music and great food. If you’re looking for summer holiday activities for the kids, Chester Zoo or Science and Industry Museum are great days out for all ages. Additionally, Greater Manchester is surrounded by some of the countries most beautiful walking routes that are easily accessible via train or the Bee Network.  

No matter how long you’re spending in Manchester, there is plenty to do in the city this Summer. Don’t forget to check out our family-friendly attractions, 50 things to do this summer and the top free things to do in Manchester guides. 


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