Festivals & Events
Everyone loves to celebrate, that’s why we have so many festivals and events throughout the year.
Take a look at what’s on now and coming up below, or use our EXPLORE section for an extensive list of Birmingham and regional events.
Dram Fine Summer
June-August The Birmingham Whisky Club, the city’s premier whisky events company, is hosting a summer festival of whisky in venues across Birmingham city centre.
June-August Birmingham's most vibrant art and music festival celebrating collaborations between Birmingham and Brazil returns for its third year.
Entente Florale Europe
A European floral competition where each participating Country puts forward a representative Town and Village. The Town and Village are visited by the Jury and an assessment is made.
25 April-19 July - GRAIN Library of Birmingham photography commission by Tom Hunter.
Bollywood 100 in Birmingham
7-30 June - Birmingham will be rolling out the red carpet as it celebrates 100 years of Indian cinema, popularly known throughout the world as Bollywood.
11-30 June BASS (British Arts and Street Sounds) remains a feature of Birmingham's vibrant emerging underground of Black and Urban music. The BASS festival is still the UK’s only monthlong, annual celebration of urban creativity and culture.
Solihull Global Village Market
19-23 JuneShoppers of Solihull will have the opportunity to shop for items from all over the world as Global traders travel from all corners of the world
Brindleyplace Dragonboat Festival
22 June - The annual Dragonboat Festival will be returning to Brindleyplace in a bid to find out which local business will be crowned winner of the popular charity race.
26 June - Meet passionate local traders, and sample their artisan food products and high quality beverages.
Disney's The Lion King
29 June - 28 September - The touring production of The Lion King will play the Birmingham Hippodrome as part of its first-ever UK tour.
Gardeners' World Live
12-16 June - Enjoy practical gardening advice from BBC experts, superb shopping and the RHS Flower Show Birmingham.
BE FESTIVAL (Birmingham European Festival)
2-6 July - A week-long celebration of European culture, featuring the best live performance from across the continent.
4-14 July - The Lichfield Festival brings the best national and international artists and performers to the West Midlands each year.
Birmingham International Jazz & Blues Festival
5-14 July - Over 170 (mostly) free performances will take music to pubs, restaurants and public places around the city, making up Europe’s biggest free jazz party
Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival
5-7 July - Birmingham’s brilliant urban festival is back with its biggest lineup yet!
Brindleyplace Film Festival
8-14 July - Following the success of last year, Brindleyplace will be hosting its second annual free outdoor film festival for one week only.
13-14 July Dance Live promises a jam-packed programme providing exciting dance performances and workshops for visitors of all ages.
12-28 July - Birmingham Fest is a brand new performing arts festival celebrating the second city’s venues & arts scene.
All's Well That Ends Well
19 July - 26 September Nancy Meckler’s beguiling fairy tale of love and war All’s Well That Ends Well comes to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon from 19 July.
Shock and Gore
19-25 July The Shock & Gore horror and fantasy festival claws its way back out of the grave this summer, with another week of terrifyingly entertaining events in Birmingham.
Birmingham Chilli Festival
19 & 20 July - The annual Birmingham Chilli Festival returns to Brindleyplace in July and is set to be hotter than ever!
A Squash and a Squeeze - sharing stories with Julia Donaldson
20 July-3 November - Enter the world of stories, rhythm and rhyme this summer at an exhibition of the books of beloved author and 2013 Children’s Laureate, Julia Donaldson.
Style Birmingham Live AW13
28 September The region’s award winning fashion and shopping event, Style Birmingham LIVE AW13, is back with brand new hosts...
31 August-1 September - Fusion Festival is a brand new festival, which will support youth charity The Prince's Trust (in association with Capital FM).
4-6 October, Birmingham’s Fierce Festival returns with its distinctive programme of performance and surprising installations in public space.
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