Community Festival 2022

Join us at our free fun-filled event!

Saturday 25 June 2022, 11am - 4pm, University of Manchester, Oxford Road.

In 2022, our Community Festival returns with an on campus free, fun-filled event open to everyone.

At our Community Festival we throw open our doors for our local friends and neighbours to discover the variety of work we do here at the University. This free day is jam-packed with fun activities for all the family, including interactive demonstrations, musical and drama performances, and behind the scenes tours.

Our Community Festival offers an inviting, informal space for visitors to meet our staff and students and community partners, and for us to take part in conversations that connect and inspire.

How to find us

The University is located on the south side of Manchester city centre with the Community Festival taking place on and around the Oxford Road area. We ask all visitors to head to our University Place building.

Car parking

Owing to the train strike on Saturday the 25 June, the University is able to offer free car parking for Community Festival visitors at the following University managed car parks:

  • Booth Street West
  • Cecil Street
  • Charles Street
  • Dilworth Street
  • Dover Street

Please note (1) parking on campus is limited, so this is offered on a first-come-first served basis - we cannot guarantee a free place for all visitors (2) the Aquatics carpark on Booth Street East is not managed by the University, so is not a part of this offer. For more details see here.