As the city prepares to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a bang, Manchester City Council has announced that Piccadilly Gardens will be transformed into a party hub this bank holiday, providing a free place for Mancs to enjoy over the four-day weekend.
Kicking off on June 2nd at 11am, the area will be transformed into a bustling market, where visitors will be able to enjoy some of the city’s best street food and tipples while taking in an atmosphere amplified by live music and dance performances.
In addition to the shenanigans at Piccadilly Gardens, guests will also be able to watch the Beacon lighting at St. Peter’s Square at 9.45pm on Thursday June 2nd, which will also be accompanied by live music performed by a Piper and the GMP band. The Manchester Flower Show will also take centre stage across the city, bringing stunning Jubilee-themed installations to some of the city’s busiest areas.
Councillor Bev Craig, Leader of Manchester City Council, said: “The Queen’s Jubilee is a great opportunity for communities to come together, enjoy the long weekend and take part in the fun! There are lots of exciting events across the city.
“From foodie treats, to dance parties and film screenings, Manchester City Council is supporting events across the city which has packed the weekend full of activities for ages. We’ve got some brilliant entertainment planned and hope to see Mancunians enjoying the Jubilee weekend in style’’
Jane Sharrocks, Manchester Business Improvement District Chair and General Manager of Selfridges Exchange Square said: “The Manchester Flower Show is yet another example of our retail and hospitality sectors coming together to help build back the city post-pandemic. It demonstrates creativity, collaboration and resilience and we’re incredibly grateful to all the artists, community groups, retailers and businesses who are playing their part to bring this beautiful event to our city to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.”