Things To Do In Birmingham This Weekend
21st July 2016
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Take advantage of the beautiful sunshine this weekend and get out in Birmingham.

Live Music

The Birmingham and Solihull Jazz and Blues Festival ends this weekend with a handful events in St. Paul’s Square taking place across Friday, Saturday and Sunday, so there’ll be something for everyone. If jazz and blues isn’t your thing, visit the bestofBirmingham’s music, concerts page.


Birmingham Fest continues, featuring bestofBirmingham partner The Crescent Theatre, which has hosted a plethora of plays in the festival this year. On Saturday, Stripped Down Theatre presents Our Kylie’s Getting’ Wed at the Crescent Theatre. Find more live theatre performances in the ‘shows and exhibitions’ page.


Shardfest returns for its third year this weekend, featuring James Arthur, Lemar and more this Saturday and Sunday. To see what other festivals are on in Birmingham check out the ‘festivals, fairs and parades’ page.


Fancy some free comedy? Head down to The Holly Bush Ale House in Cradley Heath, where Martin Huburn is playing. Looking for something else? Find more comedy listings on the ‘performing arts’ page.

Fun For The Kids

Take a break from the sun this weekend and stop in at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery for an art session. See what other children’s activities and events are on in the ‘family fun, kids’ section on the bestofBirmingham.


Birmingham Bears play their final home game of the NatWest T20 Blast Twenty20, hosting Nottinghamshire Outlaws. For other sporting events this weekend, check out the ‘sport’ section of the bestofBirmingham.


Film21 Community Cinema night at Handsworth Library will be screening The Lobster, starring Colin Farrell and Rach Weisz, with entry at just £3. If that doesn’t take your fancy, see what else is on in the bestofBirmingham 'film' section.

Food & Drink

The UK’s first Gin and Vodka Festival arrives in Birmingham for the first time this weekend, kicking off at The Venue, Edgbaston at midday on Saturday. Not a big drinker? See what else is on in the ‘food and drink’ section.


The Polish Millennium Centre will be hosting ‘Help and Healing: Spiritual Path Through the Teaching of Bruno Groening’ on Saturday, but if that doesn’t pique your interest, take a look at the ‘learning, education’ page at the bestofBirmingham.


The Paperdolls Handmade Summer Market returns to the Hare and Hounds on Sunday, plus check out the other market events happening in Birmingham this weekend by visiting thebestofBirmingham 'markets' page. 

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