St. Ann’s Square, 10am to 5.30pm, Thursday 22 May to Sunday 8 June

New for 2014, our Festival of Markets will transform St Ann’s Square, making it even more charming with flowers, picket fencing and patio chairs to make the most of the spring sunshine.

With a vintage tea-garden and pavement café-bar, you’ll find a great choice of our regular specialist market traders in between. Relax in this charming, tree-lined square and enjoy a refreshing tea, home-made cake or glass of wine. There’ll also be a programme of free entertainment on offer, making St Ann’s Square the place to be for meeting up with friends.

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As well as the themed markets we’ll be inviting new and small-scale traders to try out for Manchester Markets in our new Orangery; a conservatory-style marquee where you can browse unique stalls and chat to other like-minded heads over a beer, craft ale or cider.

Take a look at what the different spring markets have to offer:

Vintage and fashion traders, Thursday 22 May – Tuesday 27 May

Style is very much on the agenda this, with our most popular vintage and fashion traders flocking to St. Ann’s Square to show off their wares.

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Artisan and produce market, Wednesday 28 May – Monday 2 June

A welcome return from some of the north-west’s best artisan producers, featuring some of the tastiest food and amazing crafts the region has to offer.

Better still, Saddleworth Creative Network will join us on 31 May and 1 June at the Orangery, bringing a select group of crafters and artisans.

Trinkets and treasures market, Tuesday 3 June – Sunday 8 June

We have invited some of the best designers and craftspeople we know to bring you an eclectic range of crafts.

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