What’s On in Birmingham and Longbridge – May 2023

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Three bank holidays, a Coronation and the Eurovision song contest – May is the month to kick off an exciting and event-packed Summer! There’s tonnes going on in Birmingham and Longbridge, so let’s jump right in.

Great Birmingham Run

The Great Birmingham Run is taking place on Sunday 7th May 2023, starting at 8am with the junior event taking place at 8:45am. Whether you’re taking part or cheering on a loved one, it’ll be an electric atmosphere and a great day to celebrate.

Buy tickets here.

Street Parties for the Coronation of King Charles III

Throughout Birmingham and Longbridge there will be a host of street parties (and garden parties!), to bring the community together to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III.

You can host your own street parties as part of the Big Lunch on 7th May 2023.

Coronation Day Live at Severn Valley Railway

Celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III at Severn Valley Railway, watching on a huge screen, with a magician to keep children entertained, and a Great British Afternoon Tea! The Engine House will also have lots of miniature marvels to view.

See more here.

Coronation Street Party at Drayton Manor

Enjoy the Coronation street party over the bank holiday at Drayton Manor, from 5th-8th May. Day includes street party entertainment, live shows and Thomas Land Balcony Shows, late-night rides and a fireworks finale display each evening. 

Buy tickets here.

Eurovision Party in Centenary Square

Come and celebrate the Eurovision Song Contest in Centenary Square on Saturday 13th May 2023. Ahead of the broadcast there will be live music, dance performances and more. There will also be a special Eastern European folk dance and Ukrainian music presented by Centrala, an internationally recognised centre for Central and Eastern European Art and Artists, based in Birmingham.

Want to sing-a-long? There will be giant video lyrics for you to sing along to too!

More information.

Birmingham Pride

Birmingham Pride returns this month with lots going on throughout the city over the weekend of Saturday 27th – Sunday 28th May 2023.

More information here.

Makers Central

Makers Central brings together thousands of makers from all around the world, from crafters and inventors to hobbyists and artists, on 13th-14th May 2023.

There’s lots  to explore, learn about and get involved in at the show hosted at the NEC.

Book tickets here.

Workshops at Birmingham Hippodrome

Birmingham Hippodrome are running a variety of workshops over the May Half Term, including Islamic Patterns class, South African fabrics class, science workshop and Chinese instrument workshops.

See workshops here.

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