Manchester Day 2022

Date: 19 June 2022 to 19 June 2022

Location: Manchester City Centre

Client: Manchester City Council



Manchester Day returned on Sunday 19 June with a riot of colour, sound and spectacle.

This year Manchester Day brought Manchester's city streets to life and shone a spotlight on our city's children and young people. After a 2-year hiatus due to Covid-19, we think this brilliant day was well worth the wait!

Joining us was a very special guest, Little Amal a Syrian refugee who arrived in the city last year after an 8,000km walk on foot from Turkey through 65 European cities, towns and villages. Having made Manchester her home in late 2021, Little Amal was out exploring her city on Sunday and joined in the Manchester Day fun in a spectacular fashion.

Once again, we put environmental sustainability at the heart of Manchester Day through both the content and the ways in which we worked to reduce, re-use and recycle – all structures were either on electric vehicle bases, or were pushed and pulled and pedalled, and last but not least, the City Council’s first electric street cleaning truck swept up at the back.

Manchester Day is an annual event that celebrates everything great about the city. It is a day for families, residents and visitors to get together and celebrate all things Mancunian that have made Manchester one of the world’s most iconic cities. Manchester Day Parade has been created by Walk the Plank and Manchester City Council in collaboration with youth and community groups across Manchester.

Manchester Day: Our Year in the Press!


Photo credit: Images 1-12: Mark Waugh 2022 | Images 13-15 Rachel Beeson 2022.


"We are so glad to be back after the pandemic and we're putting a big hug round Manchester today, because everyone wants to connect, everyone wants to celebrate"

Councillor Pat Karney, Chair of Manchester Day

Project Specification
Project Scale
Creative Content
Costumes and props
Mobile structures
Parades and processions