Schools return on Monday (September 4, 2023), and families in Birmingham might be looking for ways to make the most of the last weekend before that.
As the weekend approaches, the city is gearing up to offer an array of exciting, educational, and entertaining events that cater to all ages - including captivating exhibitions to lively outdoor festivals.
Between Friday and Sunday (September 1-3), there are several free events taking place in Birmingham that are family-friendly. From Digbeth to Kings Heath, there is something to do to keep the little ones entertained. And, the events are bound to keep the adults engaged as well. There’s also the Moseley Folk & Arts Festival taking place this weekend but that is a ticketed one.
So, if you're looking to wrap up the summer break with unforgettable experiences, join us as we explore the top nine events happening this weekend in Birmingham, ensuring your family enjoys every moment before the school week kicks in. Here are nine free events in Birmingham this weekend:
1. Great Western Arcade
Great Western Arcade has been hosting a series of themed Curated Markets featuring some of the best independent makers and producers from Birmingham and beyond. The next market is on September 2 and is themed Craft + Makers. (Photo - Google Maps)
2. Moseley Record Fair
Moseley Record Fair is a Sunday event in South Birmingham; providing a market for new & second-hand music formats and collectables. The next date is on Sunday September. (Photo - Unsplash)
3. Food, party and more at the Sutton Food Fest
Sutton Food Fest is back on September 1 & 2, and it has free entry. Located in The Townhouse on the High Street, the festival will start at 5pm on Friday and will include kids entertainment. (Photo - Unsplash)
4. Chicken Fest, Digbeth
On September 2, the chicken fest returns to The Bond. It will include craft beer, cocktails, cider, wines, soft drinks, and tea and coffee around the site. Live music will be provided by Headrush Brass Band, and kids can enjoy story telling sessions from Kate’s Story Tree from 12pm-4pm. They will be running this event in two sessions, from 12pm - 4pm and 4:30pm - 8:30pm. Tickets are £7.50 - Dog friendly - Kids under 12 go free.