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 March 2018

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The Independent Birmingham festival is back again after two amazing sold out events, bringing a wonderful line up of pop up restaurants, cocktail bars, street food, craft beer, artists, retailers and live music to create one of the most interesting days out.

11:30 - 18:00
Food & Drink, Live Music, Festival
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If you've got a penchant for all things gin, you're going to want to board this beautiful barge in June as this World Gin Day Cruise is not only bringing you the best in tasters and talks, you'll get to construct five of your own G&Ts along the way. 

17:00 - 22:00
Boat Party, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
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Do you want to see some of the coolest rising talent or local superstars in a fun, intimate venue? Head to the Jewellery Quarter Comedy Club every first Tuesday for just that!

19:00 - 22:00
Jewellery Quarter and Summer Row
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Cherry Reds continues to deliver the best comedians in the most intimate club yet. With less than 50 seats, this is your opportunity to get up close and personal with a range of talented stars, like Joe Lycett, Ivo Graham and Daniel Simonsen.

19:30 - 23:00
Comedy, Date Night, Food & Drink, Theatre/Arts
Live Music
Birmingham City Centre
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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. 

18:30 - 20:30
Something A Little Different, Themed Nights, Food & Drink
Birmingham City Centre
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Street food traders will keep you well fed, and the arcade, DJs and live music will keep you entertained, but there are also a tonne of gin bars to discover – including a secret Peaky Blinder’s gin bar.

13:00 - 20:00
Daytime, Festival, Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying
80's Music
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Experience the box office hit Sister Act like never before, as you watch the film on HD on a huge screen, a full-piece gospel choir and band will join the on-screen nuns to sing the hit-songs live for a immersive musical experience like no other.

14:30 - 16:45
Date Night, Film Screenings, Hen Party, Something A Little Different
Hip Hop/RnB
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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.

21:00 - 02:00
Clubbing, Student Night, Fun Time Partying
Broad Street
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1 events @ Gas Street Social with 1 upcoming dates starting on 25 Mar 2018

The Hip Hop brunch is the ultimate brunch party in Birmingham, giving you a three course ‘Dirty South’ meal, bottomless cocktails, hip hop karaoke, the best hip hop soundtrack and so much more.

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Get to know Birmingham a whole lot better with this brilliant treasure hunt that finishes at the pub.

10:00 - 22:00
Daytime, Quiz Night, Something A Little Different, Walks & Tours
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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.

Happily Affordable
Birmingham City Centre

Prepare yourself for a brilliant supper club with Norman Musa as the super chef head over to Brum with his scrumptious Malaysian dishes. With four-courses and canapes, this event is a great way to try a new cuisine.

18:30 - 21:30
Pop-Up, Supper Clubs, Food & Drink
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@ 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.

16:00 - 20:00
Live Music, Fun Time Partying, Daytime
Rhythm and Blues
Moseley and Kings Heath
@ 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.

19:00 - 22:00
Clubbing, Fun Time Partying, Student Night
Party Mash Up
Broad Street

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.

20:00 - 03:00
Fun Time Partying, Clubbing, Student Night
Party Mash Up
Broad Street

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