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Manchester Day parade route

The parade starts at 1pm. Credit: Manchester Day.
After passing Albert Square the parade moves to John Dalton Street and Deansgate Credit: Manchester Day
The parade will end at Exchange Square. Credit: Manchester Day

The parade will be around one mile long and take up to an hour to pass any one point.

The parade leaves Liverpool Road at 1pm and takes in some of the city’s most iconic landmarks including the Beetham Tower, Albert Square and Deansgate.

Approximate times for the parade are:

Albert Square 1.15pm;

Exchange Square (head of the parade arrives) 1.45pm;

Exchange Square (end of the parade) 2.30pm

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Road closures in place for Manchester Day

Liverpool Road (from Potato Wharf to Deansgate) will be closed between 7am and 6pm:

Corporation Street (from Withy Grove to Todd Street) and Withy Grove (from Dantzic Street to Corporation Street) will be closed between 1.30pm and 3pm.

The following roads will be closed between midday and 5pm:

Deansgate (from Liverpool Road to Cateaton Street)

Peter Street (from Lower Mosley Street to Deansgate)

John Dalton Street

Cateaton Street

The roads below will be closed between 10am and 7pm:

Albert Square (from Lloyd Street to Princess Street)

Mount Street (from Lloyd Street to Peter Street)

Princess Street (from Albert Square to Cooper Street)

Global theme as Manchester Day returns

Colourful crowds at last year's event. Credit: Mark Waugh

The fifth Manchester Day of celebrations takes over the city today.

The festival includes a parade and, for the first time, the city's central squares will be filled with a host of activities between midday and 6pm.

Thousands enjoy last year's parade. Credit: Mark Waugh

The parade starts at 1pm on Liverpool Road, led this year by a gigantic fish - called Gilly the Globe Fish - suspended high in the air and accompanied on the ground by a shoal of frolicking fish and dancing jellies.

Last year's parade passes Manchester Town Hall. Credit: Mark Waugh
It's Manchester Day Credit: Mark Waugh