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Piccadilly Gardens will throw a party fit for royalty this bank holiday, with street food, live music and loads of entertainment.

The Jubilee Jamboree will begin this Thursday June 2 and will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, until the end of the Jubilee celebrations on Sunday June 5.

The gardens will host a number of independent street vendors, musicians and dance performances as part of the city’s Jubilee celebrations.

And that’s not the only thing happening in Manchester over the historic weekend; Also on Thursday, the lighting of the lighthouse will take place in St Peter’s Square, just one of thousands to be lit across the UK and Commonwealth.


Shops and restaurants will also be transformed into a ‘floral extravaganza’ as part of the Manchester Flower Show this weekend, with stunning display gardens, cocktails, live music and even a Queen’s Jubilee Floral Trail.

The trail will include ten magnificent displays located in the town center inspired by the Queen’s seventy years of service, including the Crown Jewels, the Changing of the Guard and the Queen’s famous love of horses.

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Elsewhere there will be lectures and live music on the main stage in Exchange Square, a Manchester Flower Show Cocktail Trail, pop-up food and drink stalls on New Cathedral Street and Exchange Square, and a flower market and crafts on Market Street.

And to complement the extended holiday, the council will also host a Funday Sunday at the Central Library, where families can enjoy a full day of vintage movies, crafts and face painting.

Manchester City Council

Councilor Bev Craig, Leader of Manchester City Council, said: ‘The Queen’s Jubilee is a great opportunity for communities to come together, enjoy the long weekend and have fun.

“There are plenty of exciting events across the city, from gourmet treats to dance parties and film screenings, Manchester City Council is supporting events across the city which have filled the weekend with activity for years. chandeliers.

“We have brilliant entertainment planned and hope to see Mancunians enjoy the Jubilee weekend in style.”

For the full list of events and activities planned for the Jubilee weekend visit the Manchester City Council website here.