Manchester Day makes June 10th the red-letter day of Manchester entertainment in 2012

June 10th marks the pinnacle of Manchester entertainment for summer 2012, as Manchester Day sees local artists take to the streets in an eye-catching parade.

Held under the general theme of "The Sky's the Limit... a celebration of heroic achievements", the parade is just one of many things to do in Manchester this summer.

The organisers tell visitors arriving by public transport that, whether reaching the city centre by tram, train or bus, the parade route is easy to reach.

Get off the tram at St Peter's Square and walk the short distance to Albert Square, where the town hall is, or hop on a free city centre metro shuttle if your route lands you slightly further away.

Councillor Mike Amesbury, executive member for culture and leisure, says: "Each year I'm astounded by the effort the volunteers put in and each year they seem to create a more impressive spectacle than the year previous."

Manchester Day's parade gets underway at 2pm on June 10th 2012 and is one of the most popular pieces of Manchester entertainment on the summer calendar.

Parts of Deansgate and Cross Street could be very busy during the two-hour parade - but there are plenty of other things to do in Manchester city centre to get you away from the crowds for a while, from galleries and museums to shops and bars.

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