Manchester will be celebrating St George’s Day this weekend and there is plenty happening for everyone to have a good time. Numagoo will be out and about joining crowds of people who celebrate everything English on this annual event.
The city has been decorated in red and white and although St George’s Day is not until 23 April, the party atmosphere has already kicked in. Many restaurants, cafes and venues are ready for partygoers wanting to celebrate the unique, eccentric, outstanding British culture.
23rd April 2016 –Family fun day at Lloyds Pub, Chorlton
Dress your kids up as knights and maidens to get involved in this fundraising event for the Key 103 “Cash for Kids” campaign. This is a great day out for all the family and if you masquerade as St George you will get a free beer, as will you ladies. For the children, there are soft drinks and if you bring your dragon with you, there’ll be no charge for a bucket of water.
Outer Limits will be performing from 9 pm. For more information visit the Lloyds Pub website.
Up to 26th April 2016 – Hard Rock Café, The Printworks, Manchester
Few people are aware that this American Diner began life in London and in celebration of its English heritage they are serving the most fantastic burger we have ever seen. Specially created for St George’s Day it has the following ingredients:
- English roast beef (rare, although you can ask for it to be cooked to your liking)
- Creamed Horseradish
- Lancashire Cheese
- Bovril Gravy
- Gunpowder Mustard Chips
There will be plenty of drinks on offer including a special St George’s Gin and Earl Grey Tea cocktail with lime and basil. For more details visit the Hard Rock Café website.
24th April 2016 – St George’s Day Parade
Manchester City Council has organised a fantastic festival on the day after St George’s Day and whether you are a staunch royalist or just want to party this is the day to do it! The parade begins at 11:45 am in Varley Street and will end at 1:45 pm. If you want to walk with the parade you can do so or if you just want to be a spectator you’ll be able to see it throughout its route. At around 12:30 pm the parade will pass through Piccadilly where you can view it in full splendour with St George at the head.
In addition to the parade, there will be street entertainment including musicians, Samba Bands and comedians. This will be happening between around 11:30 am and 4 pm at various places around Manchester. You won’t miss it, just follow the sound!