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 daytimes 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 on offer.
Last updated on 23rd February 2017
Inspired by the hit BBC TV show Peaky Blinders, the Vaults in Birmingham are hosting a 1920s themed charity event, all in aid of the St Basil's charity, an organisation that provides help and accommodation for young, homeless people. Set back in the 1920s, the night will include stunning vintage outfits, live entertainment, a 1920s fashion show and plenty of hidden surprises. Who knows, there might even be a special cast appearance on the night?
Two wonderful worlds have collided as Birmingham throws its very own Gin and Meat festival! Doing exactly what the name suggests, this great Birmingham event brings together the nation’s favourite drink with the best food traders in the country, serving everything from tacos, fried chicken, BBQ ribs, burgers, hot dogs, pizzas and more. There’s also a big DJ line up and some cutting edge live music.
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 Independent Birmingham Festival is a celebration of the fantastic independent culture Britain’s second city has to offer. Featuring the best restaurants, street food traders, independent retailers, artists, designers, cocktail and craft beer bars for a celebration of everything that makes the city great.
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.
Spice up your Saturday nights with Reggaeoke at Cogs in the city centre. Hosted by Jay9 with MC Dazzla and DJ Barse, the night will be nothing but the best reggae for you to sing your heart out to.
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.
Learn more about wine at Annexe this March as the quaint bar puts on a lunch time event with one of Argentina's largest producers. The day will be a delicious medley off food and drink as guests are treated to three delicious courses all carefully paired with wine.
DJ Kevin Rowland has paired up wth the Atlantic Players live band, offering Birmingham's music lovers a night full of melodic tunes and huge tracks. Taking over the Hare and Hound venue, the DJ and live band will play all of the biggest funk and soul tunes ever created, including the work of Marvin Gaye, the Jackson 5 and many other talented musicians.
The best parties in the world always seem to end up in the kitchen, and this is the philosophy over at The Monastery. Using state-of-the-art technology to blast out the best bass music, while set in the super-cool former Church venue, this is a house party you don’t want to miss.
The super popular rising star Hannah Wants is coming back to her hometown of Birmingham for an amazing set at the Rainbow Venues. Expect outstanding visuals, an intense atmosphere, a line up of great support acts and one of the best events in Birmingham.
Fresh from appearing on Russel Howard's comedy show Stand Up Central, Stuart Goldsmith takes over the Glee Club in Birmingham on the first Sunday of March, performing a new hour-long comedy set that revolves around being adult life. Pressured by his girlfriend and with fatherhood facing his square in the face, he asks the killer question - how much compromise is too much? Painfully funny and promising belly-aching laughter, this night is definitely worth checking out if you're a fan of comedy.
The Bass Collective will be bringing two floors of the UK’s best bass, bassline, garage and grime with a list of top DJs. Delivering those tunes will be Amusement 13’s very own VOID sound system, making sure that you feel every beat and that you have the best night out in Birmingham.
You haven’t quite experienced great clubbing in Birmingham until you’ve gone to a Magic Door event. Coming to Lab11 for their first party in 2017, they’ll be bringing the light show, mind-bending visuals, outrageous outfits, guest DJs and a lot of mayhem.
Even if you are a beginner or a burgeoning wine enthusiast, jump in and learn about the intricate flavours of wine at the Birmingham Wine tasting Experience. Attendees will be able to taste fifteen different wines before sitting down for a fantastic three course meal, where each dish is paired with the wine.
One of the best parties in Birmingham will sadly be the last for Uber – but that doesn’t mean they are giving up without a fight. Headliner Thatmanmonkz will be bringing the party home while a whole host of guests DJs will be keeping the party going all night.
The Rainbow Venues Festival is bringing together art, music and food into one of the best events in Birmingham. Chapter XIII will celebrate underground music with twelve hours of house and techno across 9 stages, with world-class pyrotechnics, cutting-edge laser and lighting technology, an art exhibition and six amazing food traders.