Manchester Day 2022

Sunday, 19 June, 2022 - 12:00

The countdown is now officially on for the day-long celebration of Manchester, its people, and of all things Mancunian which will take place this year on Sunday 19 June, and will include once again the legendary Manchester Day Parade which will weave its way through the city's streets.

Back for its first outing since the last Manchester Day was held pre-Covid in 2019, the spotlight for this year's big return of the city's much-loved free event will be fixed firmly on children and young people.

Manchester Day revellers will delight in a kaleidoscope of colour, sound and culture as youth and community groups from across the city join in the famous parade that has become the highlight of the day.

As always, music and dance will also spill over into the city centre squares for a full afternoon of family entertainment, food and drink – all of which will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Anyone can be part of Manchester Day, and the callout is now on for youth groups, community groups, volunteers, and anyone else who wants to take part. 

There are lots of different ways people can take part - whether that's working with a professional artist to turn their creative idea into one of the amazing creations for the parade; joining a pop-up workshop and working with others to make something spectacular; bringing their own colourful costumes or traditional cultural dress to dance, strut or style their way along the streets as part of the parade; or getting involved in volunteering opportunities both on the day and in the lead up to the event. 

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Applications to volunteer for Manchester Day are open until 31 May 2022.