What’s on in Manchester this weekend: things to do from 2-5 June including free events

There are lots of events to enjoy this weekend in Greater Manchester: here are four of our favourites including some events for the Queen’s Jubilee.

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Piccadilly Gardens Jubilee fun

Piccadilly Gardens has been transformed into an exciting hub of live music and dance performances, alongside food and drink stalls fit for royalty over the jubilee weekend. Local vendors will be hosting the food and drink at this free event suitable for the whole family.

Piccadilly Boardwalk in Manchester city centre will be open between 11am and 7pm, from 2-5 June.

Irlam Live

Irlam Live has returned to Manchester for its sixth year. Catch Marti Pellow, Bananarama, The Feeling, Hue & Cry, N-Trance, Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden with Boyzlife and lots more from 2-5 June. Head down to Princes Park for a weekend of music and fun - but you may have to hurry if you haven't yet grabbed your ticket, as previous years have seen the event sell out.

Marti Pellow  will be at Irlam Live Credit: GettyMarti Pellow  will be at Irlam Live Credit: Getty
Marti Pellow will be at Irlam Live Credit: Getty

Picnic in the Park, Bury

Head to Clarence Park in Bury dressed in your finest 1950s-wear for a picnic in, hopefully, glorious sunshine! The 1950s event on Sunday 5 June will see live music, entertainment and refreshments - bring your own food or grab something while you're there.

Manchester Flower Show

This year’s Manchester Flower Show is celebrating the monarch with flower displays, gardens and blooms including red, white and blue decorations. Headlining this year’s free event in the city centre is The Queen’s Jubilee Trail - 10 stunning professional displays inspired by the Queen’s seventy years of service, the Crown Jewels, the Changing of the Guard, the Queen’s love of horses and more.

Exchange Square will be home to the main stage featuring entertainment and pop-up food and drink, while Market Street hosts a flower and craft market.

The event runs 2-5 June.