Located in the heart of England and with great transport links, Birmingham is a perfect location to plan a visit. Historically the home of Britain's industrial heritage and now a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, there are a fantastic range of festivals in Birmingham to experience throughout the year.
Held every December, the German Christmas Market is one of the most popular Birmingham events. Each year, thousands of people attend and get into the festive spirit. Reflecting the city’s cultural and ethnic diversity, Birmingham is also home to one of the most spectacular Chinese New Year celebrations in the UK. For fans of the stage and screen, the Brindleyplace Outdoor Film Festival is a showcase for popular family-orientated films at one of Birmingham’s many popular canal-side locations. The Open-Air Theatre at Birmingham’s Botanical Gardens also provides a great cultural experience for theatergoers, in a beautiful setting.
With a thriving music scene, Birmingham music festivals also play a key part in the year’s entertainment. Each summer, the Birmingham International Jazz & Blues Festival comes to the city, providing residents and visitors with a series of mostly free performances from some of the world’s best musicians.