Those who wish to get a picture of both the city's present and its past should make plans to visit Manchester during June.
Arguably the most unique event of the year happens during this month. The city of Manchester hosts the Manchester International Festival. The festival is hard to describe, according to those who have seen it in person but the general consensus is that you never know what you'll see next!
Although play premiers are one of the key components, it is a display of art and drama that borders on audaciousness in some cases and completely crosses the line in others. It primarily features local artists, and spectators attend with the intentions of being shocked and surprised and of giving plenty of standing ovations.
Another incredibly popular and unique event is the Manchester Day Parade. This event is a celebration of Manchester pride in its various historical realms including its participation in the Industrial Revolution and the textile industry.
During this month, the average temperature is 57.6°F (14.2°C). This is comfortable for indoor and outdoor, daytime and nighttime activities. The average low temperature is at 50°F (10°C), mainly at night. The average high temperature is 63°F (17°C) during the daylight hours.
There is an average of 172.5 hours of sunlight during this month. Only two other months out of the year, May and July, see more sunlit hours in Manchester.
There is an average of 2.9" (76 mm) of precipitation, which is considered low for the city. There is an average of 11.5 days of precipitation all month long.