Birmingham is a leading destination for cultural festivals and events.

Visit our member profiles to learn more about the impressive range of festivals that take place across the city each year.

There's something for everyone...

Collectively Birmingham Festivals produce an eclectic and engaging programme of national and international significance spanning artforms, including music, dance, film, new media, visual art, theatre, comedy and literature.

Download the full Birmingham Festivals 2017 Calendar.


One of the best things about Birmingham is its festivals programme. Taking place everywhere from Digbeth arches to world-class concert halls, you’ll find a fantastic, colourful calendar of activity covering every artform imaginable – including music, dance, film, new media, visual art, theatre, comedy and literature.

This site has been set up to gather all of these events in one place, and was devised by a membership group made up of over 25 of the city’s festivals. Click here for more info on the group and how to sign up.

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Forthcoming Events

Still Walking Festival

Still Walking is Birmingham’s festival of walking, appearing this September with ten new guided tours, walking events, games and presentations.

Flatpack Festival 2019

Film, and then some. Flatpack is back with a week long celebration of the best independent talents in film, visual and performing art from the UK and the beyond. Popping up in locations across Digbeth and Birmingham.


BEAST FEaST showcases some of the most recent and cutting edge developments in electronic and electroacoustic music – a must for the sonic explorer.

B-Side Hip Hop Festival

Birmingham Hippodrome’s annual festival celebrating all things Hip-Hop.

Arts & Science Festival

Arts & Science Festival is a week long celebration of ideas, research, culture and collaboration across the University of Birmingham’s campus and beyond.


BE FESTIVAL is a week-long feast of culture, bringing the best of European performance to Birmingham

Summer in Southside

Summer in Southside is a free family outdoor arts festival presented by Birmingham Hippodrome.

TILT Festival

TILT is a 7-day programme of aerial circus masterclasses, performances and workshops from renowned international artists

Birmingham, Solihull & Sandwell Jazz Festival

Europe’s largest and longest running free jazz party, taking place in over 100 venues across the West Midlands.

Moseley Folk Festival

Moseley Folk presents its own brand of Folk, Americana, World and Psychedelia. A true community event, where family and friends of all ages and backgrounds can get together.

Birmingham Weekender

A weekend of free outdoor performance, art and entertainment across Birmingham city centre.

Birmingham Literature Festival

The annual celebration of books, writers, ideas and conversations.

Fierce Festival

A festival of international contemporary performance shaped by Birmingham and the party starters behind Club Fierce.

SHOUT! Festival of Queer Arts and Culture

SHOUT is an annual celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Arts and Culture.