May Day at Platt Fields Market Garden

- Platt Fields Park

May Day at Platt Fields Market Garden
Platt Fields Park, Platt Fields Market Garden Fallowfield M14 6LT
Sun 11th Feb, 2024
5.30am - 7pm


Head down to Platt Fields Market Garden to take part in their May Day celebrations on Sunday 5 May. Brought together by the University of Manchester Folk and Ceilidh Society, Manchester Urban Diggers and Queer Roots Collective, the celebrations will start at 5.20am to bring in the dawn, with tranquil folk music and hot drinks on the hill at Platt Fields.

Following that, from 11.30am, all are welcome to join, play, dance, sing, or sit and soak up the folky atmosphere in the gorgeous surroundings of the garden. This will be followed with a Hal an Tow at 2.30pm, a traditional Cornish May Day song which is said to drive out the old and welcome in the new.

To wind up the celebrations there will be dancing around the May Pole from 3.30pm, with the opportunity to learn May Pole jigs and Morris Dancing.