Summer may well be almost over, but wait … just when you think you’ve seen it all this summer in Birmingham, there’s more to keep your toes tapping and the kids smiling. Birmingham Weekender promises a weekend of free outdoor theatre, music, art installations and performance across the city centre, from Broad Street to Digbeth, including the city’s retail heart.
From 22-24 September, you can expect performances from the city’s own Birmingham Royal Ballet in the Bullring; a spectacular South Asian dance, through to orchestral performances from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. The whole family will enjoy the Colours of Birmingham parade on Saturday at 11am which goes from New Street to Victoria Square, and in the evening at 8:30pm at Eastside Green, you can be wowed by the Clash of Drums parade which promises an unforgettable evening of sound, fireworks and performance.
Birmingham Weekender aims to draw residents and visitors into the city centre for a weekend celebration of the city’s culture. Visitor surveys from Birmingham Weekender 2015 indicated that some 46% of visitors came from outside of the city, helping to establish Birmingham as a major cultural visitor attraction.
The great news is, you can park in the city centre for FREE on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th, at B4 Car Park on Weaman Street – located in between Snow Hill railway station and Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Why queue and pay when you can just drive in and drive out for free? Find out more: