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Top 5 Events in Manchester for Coach Hire Groups

1 Manchester Food and Drink Festival

Steet Location: 5 Oak St, Manchester M4 5JD, United Kingdom

Manchester’s dining scene has been completely transformed, with the Festival being regarded nationally as both exciting and influential. The Manchester Food and Drink Festival is now a well established nationally recognized event. Taking place between 26th September and 7th October annually. Festival events take place in venues across the City and at the Festival Hub, where a bespoke food and drink centre is custom-built. Over the years, Famous chefs have graced the festival such as Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay.

2 Manchester Science Festival

Street Location: Science and Industry Museum Liverpool Road, Manchester, M3 4FP

Held at the museum for science and industry a festival is an excellent place for innovative, surprising and meaningful experiences, where people of all ages can ignite their curiosity in science. Welcoming over 130,000 visitors to events around Manchester City Centre. the Manchester Science Festival has grown in size and scope to become the largest science festival of its kind in the country. Returning in 2020 with a fresh outlook to push the boundaries of science and technology.

3 Parklife festival

For one weekend every year, Heaton Park is transformed into a concoction of camping, questionable fashion choices and varying musical performances. Its growth in meant the need for even more choice and thus the introduction of a brand-new stage in 2018, The Valley, a massive urban sprawl. Coinciding with the end of exam season, much of Manchester’s student population took the weekend as either the glorious start of summer or just a nice getaway before a few weeks of boredom.

4 The Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run

The Great Manchester Run is a 10km race and a half marathon organised every year in mid-May. It’s one of the most popular mass participation events in the city, with more than 40,000 runners taking part and tens of thousands of supporters turning out to watch. The trail goes right through the city centre and passes by most of the main Manchester attractions including Old Trafford, the Coronation Street set and the Imperial War Museum.

5 Manchester Pride

The 10-day celebration involves music, arts and cultural events throughout the city, all finishing with a bang at the flagship event called “The Big Weekend” over the August bank holiday. The infamous 72-hour party features an extravagant parade, concerts from big-name musicians and a whole lot of rainbow-tinted love. It finishes with a moving Candlelight Vigil in the Sackville Gardens where thousands gather to remember those who are no longer with us.

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