Summer Guide: What’s On in Manchester

Exchange Square in Manchester

From the many parks and outdoor spaces, to festivals and events, Manchester is especially enjoyable during the summer and we’re here to tell you why.

In this sizzling summer guide, we’ve put together a round-up of some of the best things you can do in the region over the coming months:

Manchester Flower Fest:

Manchester is a city bursting with colour all year round, but this event (which will take place over the Bank Holiday Weekend from Friday 26th - Monday 29th May) will take it to another level. With beautiful floral displays, outdoor dining, live music and entertainment, we can’t think of a better way to mark the start of summer.

Manchester Day

City centre of Manchester

Taking place at the beginning of the school holidays on Saturday 29th July this year, Manchester Day 2023 is set to be bigger and better than ever before, with celebrations starting in the morning and carrying on into the night. 

Manchester Pride:

From 25th - 28th August, the city will be awash with rainbow flags once again, as people join together from all over the world to celebrate love. It’s one of the most incredible events in the Manchester calendar and one the city is extremely proud of.

Food and drink festivals:

There are foodie events happening all year long in Manchester, but in September you’ll have the Food and Drink Festival and the Gin and Rum Festival to help you round off the summer in the best way possible.

Outdoor activities: 

Manchester ship canal at Partington

It’s easy to see how your diary can quickly fill up during Manchester’s summer months, but with the warmer weather and longer days, you’ll still have time to explore the many parks and green spaces. Wherever you live, there are a number of peaceful picnic spots nearby to choose from and picture perfect walks to enjoy. If you’re thinking of moving to our Greater Manchester developments, then Debdale Park is close to our Belle Vue Place development, Tandle Hill Country Park is near Calico Grove in Oldham, Foxdenton Park in Chadderton is by Radclyffe Green and you’ll find Dunham Massey and its deer close to Millbank Lock.

At the end of the day, you’ll be ready to return home to your own summer sanctuary where you can cool down and enjoy a cold one in the garden with friends.