Discover Birmingham

Keep up with the latest events, festivals and entertainment going on throughout the second city with Birmingham's official visitor website for Birmingham and the region

Sights & Sounds of Birmingham


If you are looking for a top hotel to stay at, the quirkiest restaurant to dine in or even if you want to know which top artist is playing at a venue near you, the experts at Visit Birmingham are on hand to help.

Check out their regularly updated blog to see what they got up to in their latest outings in Birmingham.

Key Facts

  • The city hosts over 50 festivals each year
  • Visit Birmingham's #MOREBIRMINGHAM campaign is celebrating the new developments, anniversaries and world-class events across the city
  • There are a number of events throughout the region in 2016 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare


Birmingham is home to a variety of festivals throughout the year including music festivals, theatrical arts and a range of cultural events. To help you keep tabs on what is happening and when, Visit Birmingham have created a Festival Planner full of all of the main events happening throughout the year.

Remember to regularly return to the Visit Birmingham site and keep up to date with the events listings as they are constantly updated. From the next big act at the Barclaycard Arena to Shakespeare's 400th anniversary, you'll find the latest information on there first.


For inspiration on what to do in Birmingham on a weekend, the latest places to explore and the more unique dining experiences, have a read of the Visit Birmingham blog. If there's something new, interesting or unusual about Birmingham you can bet the Visit bloggers have already checked it out.

Guest bloggers also provide a different angle of many of the events and unique venues within the city.

Day Trips

Looking to plan a fun day out for the family? Why not take a look at the latest visitor itineraries from Visit Birmingham? They've put together a variety of trips and stays to suit all manners of visit - from romantic getaways and culture trips to nature trails and trips for food-lovers.

Thinking of making a weekend of it? Don't worry; the team has covered where to stay in the guides as well. 


For all of the latest news and information from Birmingham and the West Midlands, take a look at the Visit Birmingham media section. The site is regularly updated with local articles and stories to keep you up to date with the latest developments and events in the city.

Press releases keep you in the know of the latest news or check out the facts and stats to learn something new about the second city.



Discover More of what Birmingham has to offer

With everything from the latest fashion and greatest dining, the liveliest bands to the most relaxing canal rides, there's always something new to discover in Birmingham.