Best Events in Birmingham
Don't be silly now, you can't surely be stuck for things to do in Birmingham can you? What with all these amazing events in Birmingham? We didn't think so! From daytime raves and unique cinema events to food festivals, Birmingham is a hubbub of fun activities all year long. Check out our recommendations for the best events in Birmingham and get stuck into some of the biggest parties that the UK's second city has to offer.
Last updated on 24th May 2017
Get ready for a massive weekend of more than 130 different types of rum, exotic streetfood and samba in the Cuban Embassy as the Rum Festival returns to Birmingham. Bringing a sunny taste of South America to the Midlands, this cheery event has tickets starting from £8.
After a smashing Reggaeoke at Easter, the singing event of the year is back once again. Bringing big beats, laid back vibes, fun times and swaying to the rhythms, unleash your inner reggae star at one of the best events in Birmingham.
Think you know all there is to know about Big Suze, Jeremy, Mark and Super Hans? Test your knowledge down at The Old Crown as they start their series of cult quiz nights with a Peep Show special.
Hanky Panky at Popworld is all about giving Birmingham’s student population the best night ever. The premier retro bar will be delivering on their classic tunes, alongside a free bouncy castle, discounted drinks and a tonne of giveaways.
Spend the evening learning more about wine in the best way possible, with four delicious courses and plenty of wine. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde will be putting on a special supper club that includes British seasonal plates along with specially chosen wines.
Education is important and there are some lessons that are certainly worth learning. Step up The Lobby On Hill Street and their cocktail masterclasses as their expert bar staff teach you how to mix, muddle and shake up your favourite tipples.
The Old Joint Stock Pub and Theatre is accustomed to hosting live music and theatrical performances. But trying something a bit out there this January, the established Birmingham venue will be hosting a gin masterclass, full of flavour and delicious drinks. Alongside learning what it takes to make the perfect G & T, guests will sample 6 of the latest gin spirits to appear on the market.
One of the best student nights is coming your way, Birmingham. Every Monday, 6 On Broad Street opens its doors to bounce, featuring a free bouncy castle, free t-shirts, discounted drinks and house, RnB, chart, indie and more on the decks.
Asperger’s Are Us is a Boston comedy group made solely of artists on the autism spectrum. But are they looking for pity laughs? Hell no, these guys are talented, and they’ll earn their laughs through skits and monologues that reflect their own unique thoughts, perspectives and offbeat sensibilities.
Want to eat the best food in Birmingham but don’t want to pay an entry fee? Well, you’re welcome to come to the Kings Heath Dining Club, where some of the finest food traders in the city – we’re talking Street Chef, Fancy Fries, Bournville Waffle Company and more – are uniting in one place. Music from Leftfoot and the resident DJs will keep every boogeying along too.
Celebrating one of the most iconic stars in the world, the Kitchen Garden Café is inviting John O’Connell to play a no frills, no gimmicks set of the Bob Dylan’s work. Expect stripped back vocals and acoustic sets.
Got two left feet? You’re not alone, but luckily there’s a way to sort this all out thanks to LatinMotion. They take over 6 On Broad Street every Tuesday for classes designed for everyone from beginners to experts, and afterwards the doors are opened until late for some social dancing together.
Fancy getting your swing on? The Hare and Hounds are delivering a weekly night dedicated to the finest in jazz and blues, with established talents showcasing their skills in this wonderful daytime event.
Ever wanted to party AND support a good cause? Well, at Rumble 2.0, money from your raving goes to help raise money for the Children’s Society, and if that doesn’t sound like one of the best events in Birmingham, we don’t know what is. Expect a big night of talent from established artists and up-and-comers in the bassline, jungle, grime and drum and bass scene.
If you love wine but haven’t had the chance to experience English wine, head down to the English Wine Takeover and taste some flavours you’ve never had before. With some of the best wine producers in the country uniting in one spot, and brunch options available, this is the perfect day out for those that love the vino.
If you’re after the best events in Birmingham and you happen to be of the female persuasion, there’s a night that might interest you: Ladies’ Night. Offering up 2-4-1 cocktails, discounted wines and prosecco, give yourself a midweek treat a Bohemian Bar and Kitchen.