The Manchester Flower Festival Returns To Manchester

Join us in welcoming the summer season at The Manchester Flower Festival!

Taking place across the late May Bank Holiday weekend, the festival of flowers transforms the city centre with themed decorations and green installations alongside live music, entertainment, alfresco food and drink, talks, demonstrations, processions and workshops. Now in its 7th year, the urban festival attracts hundreds of thousands of additional visitors to the city centre and launches the summer event season in the city.


Immerse yourself in stunning floral displays, al fresco dining, and live entertainment for an unforgettable long weekend on and around King Street.

Admission is free for all, so don’t miss out on experiencing Manchester blossoming in full glory.

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Download the festival map here.


Festival Zone Displays
Keep your eyes open as you walk around the city’s shopping streets, and you will find all manner of surprising displays in windows, planters, doorways, fountains and more, including;

– The Garden Sculpture Gallery, St Ann’s Passage
– A Simple Man, King Street
– The Ginnel Gardens, King Street

Tast Catala
Enjoy Tast Catala’s Catalonian and Mediterranean food and drink classics, as they should be served – outside, on St. Ann’s Square.

El Gato Negro 
Multi-award-winning chef and restaurateur Simon Shaw brings El Gato Negro to St. Ann’s Square, serving Spanish style dishes, alongside refreshing cocktails, draught lager, and soft drinks.

The Manchester Flower Festival Cocktail Trail
Enjoy Flower Festival inspired cocktails at bars and restaurants across the city, including: Franco Manca and Grand Pacific Manchester and Urban Playground.


24th – 27th May Bank Holiday

Festival Zone: Exchange Square, New Cathedral Street, St Ann’s Square, King Street, Market Street


  • ‘Manchester Icons in Flowers’: Floral Displays and Garden Trail
  • Floral Marquee
  • Green installations, displays and gardens from top brands, gardeners, charities, community groups and floristry talent
  • Floral street art and installations
  • Al fresco dining, street food and outdoor bars
  • Live music and entertainment
  • Talks, demonstrations and workshops
  • Flower, art and craft market
  • Family Play Zone and Sensory Gardens

City Wide Fringe: Installations across the city centre

  • Floral displays from city businesses, hotels, neighbourhoods and cultural venues
  • Explore Manchester’s green spaces with a specially commissioned trail and map
  • Workshops, events, experiences and exhibitions
  • Citywide street art and dressing