Thousands of people in Birmingham are looking for things to do during the late May Bank Holidays, which is coming up soon.
We had an extra bank holiday in May thanks to the King’s Coronation, and for the long weekend from May 27 to 29 there’s more fun and activities taking place in the city. BirminghamWorld has curated a list of some free and some paid exciting events and attractions for you to take part in during the weekend.
Whether you are looking for a cultural fix or searching for ways to entertain your children or party the nights away - there’s something for everyone.
If you are planning to head out of the city, West Midland Railway’s GroupSave ticket might be useful for you. If not, Birmingham is has great options like galleries, museums, science centres or parks and open air parties to choose from.
So, here are 12 things to do over late May Day bank holiday this weekend:
1. Birmingham Pride 2023
Birmingham Pride returns this year with a mega celebration on May 27 & 28. The main stage will be set up in Smithfield. There will be a village street party, a big community event a day prior, and of course, the pride parade. Birmingham’s LGBTQ+ village will be transformed so that performers and musicians can entertain the large audience. There will be several amazing performers, including Eurovision contestant Mae Muller at Birmingham Pride. With Sugababes, Cat Burns and other performers- it’s going to be a massive celebration. (Photo - Jonathan Hipkiss Photography)
2. Discos for Grown Ups pop-ups
A pop-up 70s, 80s and 90s disco party is coming back to the Council House Ballroom in Birmingham city centre on May 27. Have a blast at your favourite 70s, 80s and 90s disco, with soul and feel good pop hits you love from Donna Summer, Earth Wind and Fire, Chic, Sister Sledge, Odyssey, Chaka Khan, Abba, Madonna, Robin S, Erasure, Bee Gees, Candi Staton, Faithless and many more. Tickets for this party is available on Eventbrite. (Photo - Adobe stock images)
3. The Donkey Sanctuary Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield
The Donkey Sanctuary Birmingham forms part of the wider national charity, which was set up to rescue and transform the lives of donkeys worldwide. Located in the stunning Sutton Park, kids can meet the docile creatures in person, while learning all about the charity and its mission. Tickets are free but must be pre-booked in advance.
4. Hare and Hounds, King’s Heath
You can visit the Hare and Hounds - which is known for live gigs - throughout the weekend. From live comedy to blues and soul - there’s a lot to catch up on here. (Photo - Google Maps)