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.

First Bite Festival

First Bite is an exciting and unique opportunity for artists and companies across the Midlands to develop new ideas and perform work in front of an audience of theatregoers, industry professionals and national venues.

Bournville Book Fest

Three weeks of storytelling, author events and creative fun for 0-12s.

Birmingham Wine Weekend

Birmingham Wine Weekend is a long weekend of sipping delicious wines in some of Birmingham’s best venues!

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.

A Matter of Life and Death Festival

An annual festival promoting healthy and productive conversation about death and dying.

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.

Birmingham Design Festival

Birmingham Design Festival is a celebration of the international design industry.

Birmingham Coffee Festival

Birmingham Coffee Festival brings together the top 40 independent coffee shops and coffee culture experiences from the local area and beyond.

Foodies Festival

Family food festival with Chefs Theatre, Cake & Bake theatre, kid zone, street food, artisan produce and live music.

Music for Youth Festival

A five-day feast of live music! Hear the very best brass, classical, folk, choral and contemporary renditions from the UK’s leading young musicians.


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


Free, family orientated music, art, dance and science fun.

Birmingham Cocktail Weekend

Birmingham Cocktail Weekend is a long weekend of sampling the best of Birmingham’s cocktail scene!

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

Festival of Audacity

A multidisciplinary festival of activist art moving beyond traditional arts venues and making Birmingham its stage.

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.

In:Site Festival

In:Site is a free festival of graduate creativity which presents new craft in unexpected contexts, challenges perceptions of craft, and promotes emerging trends.

King's Heath Street Festival

A street festival on York Road, Kings Heath. Featuring a music stage, street food and children’s entertainment.

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.

Birmingham Comedy Festival

With over 60 events right across Britain’s Second City –  theatre, workshops, film, spoken word, burlesque, music, visual art, food, puppets, showcases, special events, and tons of stand-up comedy.

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.

Archive Events

Verve Poetry Festival

Birmingham Swing Festival

Magic Lantern Festival

SHOUT! Festival of Queer Arts and Culture

Returning for their 9th year, SHOUT 2018 will present 10 days of the best in queer live performance, theatre, visual arts, comedy, music, and film at over 14 venues across the city.

International Dance Festival Birmingham

IDFB is a major biennial festival that presents a world-class programme of performance and participation in theatres and public spaces across Birmingham and the West Midlands.

Flatpack Film Festival

Flatpack takes over venues across Birmingham every spring with a packed, colourful menu of events, screenings, exhibitions, installations and parties.


CrossCurrents is a bi-annual festival celebrating new and contemporary classical music at the University of Birmingham.

Behind the Curtain Film Festival

Behind the Curtain is a unique Eastern European film festival which brings high quality films and new media from Central and Eastern Europe to Birmingham.

BASS Festival

BASS is the UK’s only month-long festival showcasing the best Black music and arts.

Birmingham International Piano Festival

Birmingham International Piano Festival brings some of the world’s finest pianists to the city of Birmingham, showcasing the piano as a solo instrument and celebrating its role in jazz.

Beyond The Tracks

Local heroes Ocean Colour Scene and Editors are to headline Beyond The Tracks – Birmingham city centre’s first three-day rock festival.

Shock and Gore

Shock & Gore is an annual film festival celebrating the weird, the wonderful and the fantastic.

Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul

Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival celebrates contemporary jazz, funk and soul music with an annual festival in the beautiful surroundings of Moseley Park, Birmingham.

University of Birmingham Summer Festival of Music

The Summer Festival of Music is a week-long festival of classical and contemporary music held every year by students at the University of Birmingham.


Swingamajig takes the sounds and a style of the roaring 20s in a weekend of music, dance, cabaret, walkabout, art installations, street food, performance and 3000 of the UK’s best dressed ladies and gents!

Frontiers Festival

Frontiers Festival is a celebration of bold, new music and is recognised as one of the UK’s most ambitious festivals of contemporary music and interdisciplinary practice.

The Flyover Show

Led by multi award winning musician Soweto Kinch, The Flyover Show is a one day festival of music, art and dance which brings world renowned acts right into the heart of Birmingham’s community.

Reggae City

Reggae City festival is a celebration of Reggae in Birmingham and beyond. The event features live music and sound system DJ’s and focuses on the positive influence Reggae has in today’s contemporary music and culture.

Ideas of Noise

Birmingham Heritage Week