About Birmingham Festivals

(Birmingham, England)

Birmingham features numerous lively festivals which are held all through the year, including many sporting events and religious holidays.

Popular festivals in Birmingham include the following events.

Annual Birmingham Festivals

  • January: Athletic Season of Events, with a range of athletes competing at the National Indoor Arena
  • February: International Craft and Hobby Fair, a major event, with many trade stands, demonstrations and workshops, held at the NEC Arena in the middle of the month
  • March: Crufts Dog Show, a prestigious event known throughout the world, held at Birmingham's NEC Arena
  • May: British International Motor Show, attracting the latest cars and technological advances from the motor industry, taking place at the NEC Arena
  • June: DFS Classic International Women's Tennis, popular tennis championship, held at the Edgbston Priory Club
  • July: HMV Birmingham International Jazz Festival, major event attracting famous jazz musician, with live music watch by thousands

  • August: Fireworks Fantasia, taking place at the beginning of the month at Canon Hill Park
  • August: Birmingham International Festival, with a range of celebrating at various venues around the centre of the city
  • August: Birmingham Carnival, held each year at the beginning of the month in Handsworth Park
  • September: Horse of the Year Show, an important equestrian event, taking place at the NEC Arena
  • December: Christmas Markets, at the beginning of the month in the centre of Birmingham, which is filled with seasonal decorations

National Exhibition Centre (NEC)
Address: Perimeter Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B40 1NT, England
Tel: +44 (0)121 780 4141
Website: http://www.thenec.co.uk/

International Convention Centre (ICC)
Address: Broad Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2EA, England
Tel: +44 (0)121 644 5025
Website: http://www.theicc.co.uk/

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