All the exciting stuff you have to do in Birmingham this summer

Finally something to be excited about

Exam period is officially over so it’s time to start planning how we’re going to celebrate. Here’s a list of events to kick-start summer, with something for everyone.

Carnival Magnifico 

Carnival is returning to Rainbow to mark the offical end of exams.

When: June 2nd

Cost: Tickets are limited, check sellers and final release

Time to get the wavy garms out

Valefest

Europe’s largest student-run charity festival is back.

When: June 3rd-4th

Cost: Tickets from £7 for residents, £15 for general release

Fab N Fresh

Round off the year with a classic UoB night out.

When: June 3rd / 10th / 16th

Cost: £5

Boy I’m feeling fab

Shakespeare in the Park 

Performances are running of As You Like It in the Italian Gardens, on Maple Hayes School, Lichfield.

When: June 21st-24th

Cost: Tickets from £13

Shakespeare at the Castle 

The Tempest is being performed at the Stafford Castle.

When: June 22nd-July 8th

Cosr: Tickets start at £13.50

Foodies Festival 

The return of the UK’s biggest celebration of food and drink held at Cannon Hill Park.

When: June 23rd, 24th, 25th

Birmingham Rum Festival 

130 rums to try with street food and live music at the Cuban Embassy.

When: July 1st

Birmingham Coffee Festival 

Yes, it’s a real thing. The top 40 independent coffee shops are coming to Birmingham for a caffeine-fuelled extravaganza and we can’t wait.

When: July 1st-2nd

Cost: Tickets from £6

Fleet St Food Feast-ival 

Advertising gourmet bites, cocktails & craft beers at Coffin Works, we will 100% be in attendance.

When: July 10th for seven weeks

Battle of the Proms 

The season finale of the Battle of the Proms kicks off, accompanied by canon fire, aerial displays and fireworks.

When: August 12th

Cost: Tickets from £35

The UK Festival of Fireworks

The annual UK Festival of Fireworks is coming to Catton Hall, near Tamworth.

When: September 2nd

Cost: Tickets are £23

Proms in the Park 

Enjoy the outdoor concert with features by the British Police Symphony Orchestra and many more.

When: September 2nd

Cost: Free entry

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