Here’s our highlights of where to be and what to see in Manchester this June.
Foodies Festival at Tatton Park
Friday 17 – Sunday 19 July
Enjoy a family day out at the UK’s biggest food and drink festival. Each year the ever-growing festival sees tens-of-thousands of visitors flock from the surrounding areas to feast on a vast array of culinary activities.
Manchester Children’s Book Festival
Friday 26 June – Sunday 5 July
2015 is one of the most interactive programmes yet, with lots of opportunities to use your imagination and share your creations, whether you’re writing, drawing, reading out loud … or even dressing up!
Summer In The City at Castlefield Bowl
Thursday 2 – Saturday 11 July
Paolo Nutini, The Charlatans and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds perform in the outdoor bowl in the industrial heart of Manchester city centre.
Wigan International Jazz Festival at Robin Park Sports Centre
Thursday 9 – Sunday 12 July
Acts converge from across the globe to give your eyes and ears a treat. Wigan will be rocking a big band theme but the sounds are varied and exciting and truly worthy of a monumental jazz celebration.
The RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park
Wednesday 22 – Sunday 26 July
Set in magnificent parklands, the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park is a celebration of the best in gardening with a vibrant carnival atmosphere.
Altrincham French Festival at Stamford Park
Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 July
As a fabulous celebration of French culture – the Altrincham French Festival is an annual event which brings French food, drink and community spirit to South Manchester.
Greater Manchester Fringe Festival
Wednesday 1 – Friday 31 July
Now in its 4th year the Greater Manchester Fringe is a grass roots festival run by volunteers with a lot of love. Encompassing the best of Manchester’s alternative scene. Art, Dance, Theatre, New Writing, Cabaret, Comedy, Poetry, Music, Burlesque, Workshops & Exhibitions.
Manchester International Festival
Thursday 2 – Sunday 19 July
World premiéres and special events for 18 extraordinary days transforming the city into a bustling festival zone.
Ironman UK in Bolton
Sunday 19 July
The course starts with a beautiful lake swim in Pennington Flash. Cyclists will then embark on a 112-mile, two-loop journey from Pennington Flash and onto the breathtaking Lancashire countryside before finishing with a run in Bolton Town Centre.
The Great Manchester Swim at Salford Quays
Saturday 4 July
Staged in the vibrant Salford Quays, this unique ‘dock to dock’ course is an unforgettable experience in the open water.
Tour of the Month
A Manchester Walking Tour
Blue Badge guide Jonathan Schofield has produced a one-off city walking tour for MIF15. Over 90 minutes, walkers will explore some of the themes of the Festival, visiting the city’s finest sites and hidden places.
New Kid on the Block
Quirky, eccentric and playful the Cosy Club offers informal casual dining, drinking and lounging in a homely and family friendly environment.
For more information about what’s on in Manchester go to www.visitmanchester.com