Celebrating all things Caribbean in a multicultural society the carnival brings an explosion of colour to the Manchester Streets. Enjoy plenty of food and music, drum groups, the carnival kings and queens and of course the all-important festival parade. There’s to be the world music stage, the sound systems of roots and dub music, big bands, DJ’s and much more spread across 10 stages of entertainment. The Carnival Parade then leaves Alexandra park for a lap of the local area. The Caribbean Carnival of Manchester president is local celebrity Chris Bisson, made famous by Coronation Street and Emmerdale.
It is easy to get around Manchester via public transport and Manchester Airport is only 7.5 miles away from the city centre. The carnival is then held within the grounds of Alexandra Park. The carnival weekend is free to attend although check local listings, or the official website, for any supporting attractions that may require a ticket. The confirmed list of what’s on will be shown on the official website, expect the carnival parade to leave Alexandra around midday on the Saturday. If you are looking to hold a stall at the carnival prices are a fixed rate of £1000 for the two days.
Check out the whole weekend, arriving early on both days to make the most of your time. Ensure you don’t miss the centre point of the carnival parade and support the live music. With so many food stalls and not just flavours of the Caribbean, make sure you stay for lunch and dinner. The party atmosphere will be one all the family can enjoy, but be mindful of large crowds and the entertaBook self-catering accommodation in Manchester. Self-catering properties near Caribbean Carnival of Manchester. You will find a selection of houses, flats, Bed & Breakfasts, spare rooms and many more private rentals when you choose Eventful Stays.inment may go on until the evening. The event is outdoors so dress for the summer weather, although remember England can be temperamental.
Choose from a selection of houses, studio flats, apartments, Bed and Breakfast or other private rentals close to Alexandra Park. If you are close to the city centre or further afield you can get around Manchester easily using the local transport system.
Shopping at the Trafford Centre. Visit the set of Coronation Street at the Granada Studios, Salford Quays, or the Castlefield conservation areas. Watch a football match at Old Trafford, home to Manchester United, or take a tour of the stadium. Enjoy the nightlife the city has to offer.
Find out details on the Caribbean Carnival of Manchester, including: the carnival history, news and events, market stalls and booking your pitch, the Caribbean Carnival route, visitor information, find out about carnival president Chris Bisson and much more at the official website.
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