Best Events in May

Rumour, or history, has it that May in Latin is loosely transcribed into the 'elder month', but does that mean Birmingham is seizing up and slowing down when it comes to cracking events? No, no it's not. From great parties and euphoric gig nights to some premium DJ events, May still boasts a premium selection of events in the city. Check out our recommendations for the best May events in Birmingham and discover something great to do in the last month of Spring. 

Last updated on 17th April 2018

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Lab11 is always up for a party and this bank holiday is no difference. Join the warehouse club as they show off their party credentials with a 10-hour rave with collaborators such as Peaches + Cream and The Acid Experiment.

16:00 - 02:00
Clubbing, Fun Time Partying, Student Night
Drum and Bass
Digbeth
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In a tribute to two of the best bands in British history, this evening sees The Rolling Stones and The Beetles go head to head. Join the renowned music venue as they pitch two renowned tribute bands against one another.

14:00 - 20:00
Live Music
Digbeth
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We know what you need to see in the summer: some hilarious comedy! Join Snap Comedy as they invite some spectacularly talented performers onto the stage, alongside their amazing resident MC to create an unforgettable night.

19:30 - 22:00
Comedy, Theatre/Arts, Something A Little Different, Fun Time Partying
Birmingham City Centre
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Get your giggle on this May in Birmingham as Cherry Reds Comedy Club continue their reputation for delivering top notch stand-up at more than affordable prices.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Comedy, Date Night, Food & Drink, Theatre/Arts
Live Music
Birmingham City Centre
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We're nearly halfway through the year with May in Birmingham and we've still not learnt any new skills... step in Pop-Up Painting. The fun evening includes a class led by art teachers who will unleash your inner Picasso.

19:30 - 22:00
Dating, Fun Time Partying, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
Commercial/Pop
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Get on your dancing shoes as Moseley's favourite The Hare and Hounds put on an all night smash of disco tunes. The live music joint is ramping it up with non-stop hits, all the way until 3am.

22:30 - 03:00
Clubbing, Fun Time Partying, Student Night, Themed Nights
80's Music
Moseley and Kings Heath
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Take a spin around some of Birmingham's best breweries this May. The brilliant tours will show you everything about beer, from the beginning stages through to tasting a crafty delight or three.

14:00 - 18:30
Something A Little Different, Daytime, Food & Drink
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Thought you knew bingo? Think again; this bingo night is bringing all sorts of madness to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. There's rum punch, games, weird prizes, and all the fun.

19:00 - 22:00
Something A Little Different, Date Night, Food & Drink
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It's all about the bird at this event in Birmingham's Rose Villa Tavern. Featuring Grey Goose and the pub's own chicken wings, this evening will include making five vodka cocktails followed by a delicious selection of wings.

19:00 - 22:00
Food & Drink
Jewellery Quarter and Summer Row
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A mash-up of fairy tales and gangster culture is heading to the Old Joint Stock Pub and Theatre this May. It's as silly as it sounds, with Goldilock on the run from bears and East Enders in this hilarious comedy.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Theatre/Arts
Birmingham City Centre
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In what sounds like the best thing EVER, Birmingham is playing host to a big fat pizza festival. Local traders will be baking up pizza deliciousness and there will be plenty of cocktails and live entertainment when you're not indulging.

12:00 - 22:00
Daytime, Festival, Clubbing, Dating
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Thought you knew all there was to know about Birmingham? The Great Game Treasure Hunt is full of surprises about our city; downloadable whenever you fancy, the game takes you around Brum, sharing facts as it goes.

10:00 - 22:00
Daytime, Quiz Night, Something A Little Different, Walks & Tours
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SaSaSaS are heading to Birmingham's Boxxed for a huge night of Drum 'n' Bass. Expect 7 hours of partying as they mega group are joined by special guests including MCs, Hazard, and Mollie Collins.

22:00 - 05:00
Clubbing, Fun Time Partying
Drum and Bass
Digbeth
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