We returned to the streets of Manchester in 2018 for our ninth successive Manchester Day, with 60 groups representing the city’s dazzling diversity.
Manchester Day 2018 featured more than 60 groups representing the rich array of communities that make Manchester what it is today.
Weaving its way through the city’s closed streets, from Liverpool Road all the way to Exchange Square, the colourful parade provided a fantastic opportunity for people across the city to express themselves in front of huge crowds.
But Manchester Day is much more than a parade. In 2018, it was a true city-wide celebration, taking over streets and squares with a diverse programme of outdoor arts and performance.
The theme in 2018 was The Word on the Street – a true celebration of community. From street culture and the printed page to music and art, the theme provided community groups and their supporting artists with plenty of inspiration for their costumes and performances. And as ever, it couldn't have happened without the generosity of the volunteers of all ages who really bring the event to life.