Manchester Mayor Kenneth Palmer, the Township Council, and the Department of Recreation cordially invite all residents to this year’s Manchester Day celebration, scheduled for Saturday, June 25, at Harry Wright Lake in Whiting.  

This annual tradition kicks off with opening ceremonies at 12 p.m. and continues throughout the day with free rides and games for kids, contests, kayak races, musical performances, and vendors selling goods and food. This year’s headlining musicians are Julian and Dominique performing at 6 p.m., and “Tusk,” the Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band, performing at 7:30 p.m. Capping off the day’s activities will be a spectacular fireworks display over the waters of Harry Wright Lake.  

“Manchester Day is a great opportunity for our families to come together and have fun as a community,” said Recreation Director Tracey Lynch. “I hope that all of our residents can attend and create some special memories with their families and neighbors.”  

New to this year’s event is a live K9 demonstration by the Manchester Township Police Department K9 Unit at 4 p.m. We’re also pleased to offer free swimming at Harry Wright Lake in celebration of Manchester Day — no badge is required all day.  

Thank you to all of our Manchester Day sponsors, including WJRZ Radio, which will take the stage at 5 p.m. for giveaways, and Camping World for providing a trailer for our performers. A free shuttle bus will be running during Manchester Day — the schedule is available on page 18 of the Rec. Dept.’s Spring/Summer Program Brochure (available on the Rec. Dept.’s section of A rain date of Sunday, June 26, has been set should inclement weather occur. 

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