What's On in Manchester: June 2024

As June begins and summer officially starts, Manchester becomes even more of a vibrant hub of activity, with events and attractions to suit every taste and weather forecast. Whether you're into music festivals, cultural celebrations, family-friendly activities or a foodie, June in Manchester promises an exciting line-up with something for everyone. Join us as we explore our top picks for what’s on this month, and get ready to enjoy all that this lively city has to offer!


Parklife Festival @ Heaton Park

One of Manchester’s most anticipated summer events, is returning this June, bringing a weekend filled with music, fun and vibrant energy. Parklife is held at Heaton Park over two days and predominantly features dance, electronic, hop and hip-hop artists performing on multiple stages, with an overall capacity of over 82,500 people. Some of the artists in the line-up include Peggy Gou, Doja Cat, Sugababes, Disclosure and many, many more! Beyond the music, festival goers can enjoy a variety of food stalls, art pop ups, and other attractions making for an amazing weekend.

Date: June 8th – 9th 

More information: https://parklife.uk.com/ 


The Royal Opera of Madrid @ Contact Theatre 

An authentic Spanish flamenco show is coming to Manchester this June as part of their tour of Europe, the US and Asia this year. Taking place at Contact Theatre, The Royal Opera of Madrid will take to the stage with their acclaimed Flamenco show between June 2–10. Flamenco originated in the southern region of Andalusia, Spain, and is a traditional style of music and dance. The acclaimed flamenco dancers and live musicians taking to the stage in Manchester are part of The Royal Opera of Madrid, one of the most esteemed performing arts institutions in Spain.

Date: June 2nd – 10th

More information: https://authenticflamencoshow.com/manchester/ 


Food and Drinks Walking Tour – Ancoats/New Islington/Northern Quarter

Embark on a Culinary adventure with the Manchester Food and Drink Walking Tour, exploring the vibrant neighbourhoods of New Islington, Ancoats and the Northern Quarter. The tour takes you through some of the city’s most dynamic and historically rich areas, offering a delectable journey through Manchester’s burgeoning food scene. In New Islington, savour artisanal treats and enjoy scenic canal-side views. Ancoats, known as Manchester’s Little Italy, delights with its array of authentic Italian eateries and trendy cafes. The Northern Quarter, famous for its indie spirit is, has an array of quirky hidden gems to uncover along the way. You’ll learn fascinating stories about the area’s industrial past and its transformation into a foodie haven. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, this walking tour is a delicious way to experience the best of Manchester’s culinary diversity and urban charm.

Dates: From now until the end of the year!

More information: https://www.getyourguide.co.uk/manchester-l1128/manchester-food-and-drinks-walking-tour-t422261/


Craft & Flea Market @ Manchester Cathedral 

The stunning Manchester Cathedral is hosting a Craft & Flea market! The unique event brings together the best of local artisans, vintage collectors, and independent makers in one of the city’s most iconic settings. From handmade crafts and one-of-a-kind vintage treasures to tasty local produce and bespoke homewares, there’s something for everyone to discover. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the cathedral while you shop for unique finds and support small businesses. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience a vibrant market filled with creativity and community spirit in the heart of Manchester!

Date: 1st June

More information: https://manchestercathedral.org/news-events/events/single_events/manchester-craft-flea


Liam Gallagher Definitely Maybe 30 years tour @ Co-op Live

The Manchester legend and former frontman of Oasis is taking the stage at the city’s newest and largest indoor arena, Co-op Live as part of his tour that will be celebrating 30 years of the album ‘Definitely Maybe’, which promises to be a musical journey celebrating one of the most iconic albums of all time. Liam is set to deliver an unforgettable performance, featuring every song from the album and a night filled with nostalgia and the Manchester spirit that Gallagher embodies.

Dates: 15th, 16th, 27th and 28th June

More information: https://www.cooplive.com/events/32/definitely-maybe-30-years/liam-gallagher 


Manchester Festival of Nature @ Heaton Park

A chance for locals to explore the wild plants and creatures that inhabit the city and surrounding areas, a unique experience for the whole family. The event will feature a wide range of activities, including natural dyeing, mindfulness sessions, forest bathing, giant Jenga, wildlife recording, woodland games, scavenger hunts, den building. There will also be live music, enhancing the spirit and liveliness of the nature lead festival. This has to be the perfect family fun day out!

Date: Sunday 20th June

More information: https://www.lancswt.org.uk/events/manchester-festival-of-nature


Green Island Festival @ Hulme Community Garden Centre 

Green Island provides the platform for underground, underrepresented and emerging artists. It is a celebration of the creative spirit, talent, flavours, and experiences that make this city truly unique. There is live music, workshops, and family friendly activities with an emphasis on sustainability and community. Hulme Community Garden Centre and Green Island Festival represents Manchester’s creative, inclusive culture and community.

Date: 15th June 2024

More information: https://www.greenislandfestival.co.uk/


Summer Family Fun Day @ Gorton Monastery

This Free Summer Family Fun Day promises a delightful day packed with activities for all ages. Families can enjoy a variety of entertainment, including live performances, interactive games, and creative workshops, we’re talking a children’s funfair, vintage bus, music, stalls, local community groups, arts and crafts, face painting, tombola, raffle, and a whole lot more. Not to mention the appeal of the beautiful location! Gorton Monastery is a famous Landmark in Manchester, considered as a great architectural masterpiece, designed around a soulful central garden, so makes a magical backdrop for a fun-filled day out! And if you can’t make the event, Gorton Monastery is worth visiting, especially in the summer months!

Date: 30th June 2024

More information:https://www.themonastery.co.uk/events/summer-family-fun-day-manchester-2024/#:~:text=from%20gran%20%26%20grandad-,Event%20Details,family%20and%20come%20on%20down


Makers Market @ Cutting Room Square

The Makers Market is back this June, and will bring together the best of Manchester’s diverse artisan community. Set within many of the Manchester's neighbourhoods, the markets are accessible to most of Manchester and are full of handcrafted jewellery, unique artwork, delicious homemade food and organic produce, something for everyone! Live music adds to the atmosphere, so whether you’re looking for one-of-a-kind gifts or simply want to enjoy the community spirit, the Makers Market is a great way to support your local community and have a wholesome Sunday. 

Date: Ancoats - 2nd June 2024

More information: https://www.themakersmarket.co.uk/ 


Immerse yourself in the activities and entertainment you love and create some unforgettable moments that embrace the spirit of Manchester this June! Please tag us on socials if you go to any of these events, we love to see our community enjoying Manchester!

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