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 19th September 2017
Oktoberfest is coming to Digbeth! The Old Crown is hosting the Bavarian festival complete with a beer hall, an excellent range of German lager, German themed cocktails, mulled wine and delicious German food.
The beautiful, Victorian and unique venue The Old Joint Stock isn’t just one of the best pubs in Birmingham, supplying great food and drink. It’s also a theatre and a hub of everything from comedy and drama to full on art pieces. Check out their listings for more.
Whether you love sheesh or are more of a donna fan, the kebab festival will have what you want. Taking place in September, Kebab-ingham will be hosting a shindig of kebabs, live music and tipples.
Feast on a delicious four-course menu of Malaysian food as Norman Musa hosts another fantastic supper club. The dishes with boast fantastic, authentic flavours, bringing both Malaysian cuisine and fun to Birmingham.
The Cherry Red Comedy Club is well known in Birmingham's nightlife circles. The fun-loving team behind this 50-seater club are inviting Ivo Graham (Live at the Apollo), Daniel Simonsen (Russell Howard's Good News) and Katie Mulgrew (BBC Radio 2) onto their stage for a side-splitting night of live stand-up comedy. Grab your mates, sink into a chair and enjoy all the frivolity of a comedy night in Birmingham.
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.
Combining everything you love about hip hop – with everything from a club night to karaoke and film screenings – with both a strong selection of street food and regular colour throwing intervals, the Hip Hop Colour Powder Festival isn’t one to miss.
Head to Digbeth to put your Stranger Things' knowledge to the test. Spotlight will be quizzing you on Demogorgons and 11s, rewarding you with prizes and filling you with pizza.
Whether you're having a dinner party or fancy a night in with a difference, this cocktail masterclass is the one for you. A mixologist will come to your home to teach you the tricks of the trade with a cocktail masterclass.
Having taken London and Manchester by storm, Whistle Punks now offers Birmingham's adventurous crowds an unforgettable axe-throwing experience. Encouraging guests to embrace their inner Gimli, the venue's expert throwers will be on hand to offer advice, helping guests hurl axes at a huge target. With prizes on offer for whoever hits bullseye the most, there are fewer experiences in Birmingham that can match Whistle Punks.
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.
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.
The comedic talents of top Birmingham comedians are uniting in one place, as The Best of Brum Comedy Showcase returns with names like Phil Pagett, Lindsey Santoro and more.
Slamboree are a one-of-a-kind, extravagant audio-visual experience coming to a stage near you. Join for electronic and synthetic music and lots of weird times.
The newest and sexiest burlesque show is coming to Brum, as the Hare and Hounds host a night of burlesque, sideshow, gender bending and tonnes more.
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.
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.