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

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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.

Food & Drink, Festival, Live Music, Pop-Up
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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.

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Hen Party, Something A Little Different, Stag Do, Sport
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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.

Clubbing, Student Night, Fun Time Partying
Commercial/Pop
Broad Street
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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. 

Something A Little Different, Themed Nights, Food & Drink
Birmingham City Centre
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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.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Comedy, Cabaret/Burlesque, Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts
Birmingham City Centre
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Gin Ahoy

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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.

Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
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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.

Fun Time Partying, Hen Party, Food & Drink, Classes
House Music
Birmingham City Centre
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@ Birmingham National Exhibition Centre on Saturday 26 August 2017

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.

Daytime, Live Music

The Rainbow Venues know how to party and this summer they are opening up their rooftop for a night of epic bassline music. Expect top DJ talent and late-night partying.

Clubbing, Student Night
Drum and Bass
Digbeth

The O Bar opens its doors every week for #MondayClub, the premier start of the week party. Bringing everything you love about the champagne and cocktail bar, join for more of its trademark, high-end fun.

Fun Time Partying, Clubbing, Student Night
Party Mash Up
Broad Street
@ The Hare and Hounds on Every Saturday

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.

Live Music, Fun Time Partying, Daytime
Rhythm and Blues
Moseley and Kings Heath
@ 6 on Broad Street on Every Monday

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.

Clubbing, Fun Time Partying, Student Night
Broad Street

Live punk music right on your doorstep, Milk Teeth are coming to The Flapper, bringing the gross-pop sounds of their debut album ‘Vile Child’ and their upcoming EP ‘Be Nice’.

Live Music
Live Music
Birmingham City Centre

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.

Classes, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different
Broad Street
@ The O Bar on Every Wednesday

Why wait for Fridays to have the night of your life? Get yourself down to The O Bar for a night of big music, cocktails, champagne and laughs, all in Birmingham’s favourite party bar.

Clubbing, Fun Time Partying, Student Night
Party Mash Up
Broad Street

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.

Boat Party, Fun Time Partying, Clubbing
Hip Hop/RnB
Birmingham City Centre
@ Bohemian Bar and Kitchen on Every Wednesday

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.

Clubbing, Dating, Fun Time Partying, Student Night
Party Mash Up
Moseley and Kings Heath

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