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 14th July 2017
After the sell-out success of the first one, the Independent Birmingham Festival is back – and this time, with more! Expect more pop-up restaurants, more cocktails, more craft beer, more artists, designers and independent retailers and MORE live music! Experience the best of Brummie culture right here.
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.
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 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.
The award-winning Tina T’urner Tea Lady is taking over the Old Joint Stock for a night of hilarious bingo. Get your drinks ready as she takes you on a ride of outrageous jokes, a fun 80s soundtrack, and all the balls she can spin.
Perfect for any fans of gin, the team behind in charge of the Away2Dine canal boat is inviting Birmingham's self-proclaimed connoisseurs aboard their vessel for a fun 2-hour long cruise down Birmingham and Worcester's famous canal system. Gliding passed some of the city's most iconic sites, this masterclass will see guests sample 5 different world-class gins before turning each into a refreshing G&T drink.
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 budding stars of Birmingham should prepare their vocal chords because you could become a star! This singing competition is an open mic for all the singers, songwriters, rappers and vocal groups around, coming from Future Musical Label – the people behind Birdy, Lucy Spraggan and Jacob Banks.
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.
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.
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.
Meet up at the Tap & Spile, hop on board the boat and get ready for the boat party of your life. DJ Just Soriah is bringing the house and dancehall music, you just prepare for 3.5 hours of pure partying.
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.