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Jewellery Quarter Festival

Vyse Street, Hockley, BIRMINGHAM, West Midlands, B18 6ND
Jewellery Quarter Festival


The Jewellery Quarter (JQFestival is a celebration of all things Jewellery Quarter bringing together local businesses, residents and communities for a three-day extravaganza showcasing the very best of the Quarter.

29 June

Join us for some fun favourites on the first day of the Festival and experience the energy of the JQ. Expect family fun activities, and exciting performances, as well as street food, music and a whole host of activities celebrating the bicentenary of James Watts - the industrial pioneer and inventor who resided in the Quarter between 1777 to 1790.

Highlights include:

  • A fully rideable steam engine across the Golden Square.
  • CircusMASH who are returning with an epic Space-inspired performance.
  • Birmingham Museums Trust showcasing a whole host of 'out of this world' themed crafts and activities.
  • The Quarter's famous Brewery Tour.
  • A James Watt reenactor bringing the man himself to life.
  • A Kids Activity Zone run by JQ Townscape Heritage.
  • Succulent street food, drinks and live music.

30 June

Celebrate the history of the JQ on Sunday with a series of talks and walks, and immerse yourself in the incredible heritage of the Quarter.

Highlights include:

  • A guided tour of the JQ, discovering the unique stories behind the signs, lettering and numbers you'll find in the Quarter.
  • A theatre style programme of panel talks and discussions surrounding the Quarter's rich heritage.
  • A special exhibition welcoming local JQ jewellers and businesses.


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Opening Times

29 June 2019 - 30 June 2019

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