OUT & ABOUT What’s on this weekend!

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From movie nights at Mockingbird Cinema to the city’s best independent festivals – here’s what’s on this weekend!

Craft Beer Festival | Various venues | Now – July 15

Taking over The Junction, One Trick Pony and The Fighting Cocks, the Craft Beer Festival is showcasing an extensive range of craft beers from independent American brewer, Sierra Nevada. Get your hands on exclusive offers, discover your new favourite pint and grab your very own loyalty card before heading out into the beer garden to soak up the summer sun with your drink in hand. Cheers!

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Colmore Food Festival | Victoria Square | 30 June – 1 July

For culinary culture and cuisine, pop to Victoria Square for the Colmore Food Festival. Sample flavours from some of Colmore Business Districts finest eateries including Michelin star restaurant Purnell’s and some of Birmingham’s most celebrated eateries including The Alchemist, Bar Opus, Ginger’s Bar and Jekyll & Hyde – did we mention all samples are capped at £4? It’s not just mouth-watering food on offer at the festival; feast your eyes on some of the city’s best music and entertainment, take part in a couples cocktail competition, or have a tipple or two at a wine tasting. Best of all, it’s free entry!

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Birmingham Rum Festival | The Cuban Embassy | July 1

Embrace your inner pirate at The Birmingham Rum Festival this summer. With 130 rums and live music, you can learn mixology and sample some delicious street food. After its incredibly popular first year, The Birmingham Rum Festival is returning with two rum bars, outdoor areas and a terrace. And if that wasn’t enough, The Drinks Emporium will have just what you need to continue the party at home.

Tickets are just £8! Want to know more? Click here!

Birmingham Coffee Festival | The Custard Factory | July 1 – 2

Coffee lovers, this one’s for you. Spread across two days, the Birmingham Coffee Festival is bringing together 40 of the top independent coffee shops from the city and beyond. From finding your new favourite blend to kick-start your morning to sipping on some speciality coffee samples from across the world, this festival is sure to awaken your senses. And if you’re not a coffee drinker, you tuck can into a slice of cake whilst enjoying live music from local musicians.

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The Vamps Night & Day Showcase | O2 Academy | July 1

Fresh off their UK arena tour, The Vamps are heading to the O2 Academy to perform to intimate shows as part of their Night & Day – Up Close and Personal Album Tour. The band will be performing two gigs on the day which will allow fans to get closer to them than ever before.

Tickets start at just £12 – click here to get yours!

Mean Girls Movie Party | Mockingbird Cinema | July 1

Join Mockingbird Cinema as it hosts a movie night like no other. Make out with a hot dog and question if butter actually is a carb whilst tucking into some popcorn as you watch this Lindsay Lohan classic. That is so fetch.

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Birmingham Big Beauty Weekender | Various department & independent stores | July 1 – 2

This weekend multiple department stores and independent retails in the city will be taking part in the Birmingham Big Beauty Weekender. With more than 100 department stores in the city centre, Birmingham Big Beauty Weekender celebrates the huge beauty offering in Birmingham featuring everything from makeup, skincare, pampering and hair. And, it’s free!

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Reggae Caribbean Cook-Out | Hawker Yard | July 2

Want an alternative to your Sunday roast? This weekend Hawker Yard is hosting a Reggae Caribbean Cook-Out from 12pm – 10pm that will give you the chance to sink your teeth into some seriously mouth-watering food. Think Caribbean classics like Rice and Peas, Goat Curry and Rum Cake all washed down with a rum cocktail or two! And with entry at just £1, how can you possibly say no?

Live the Summer | Mailbox | July 1 – August 13

Celebrate summer in style this season with the Mailbox. Join the city’s most luxurious shopping destination as it plays host to a number of events across the warmer months that will help you make the most out of your summer. Pick up some new makeup in Harvey Nichols as part of the Birmingham Big Beauty Weekender, dance away at the Birmingham & Solihull Jazz Festival on July 14 – 23 or become a cocktail connoisseur at Birmingham Cocktail Weekend.

Check out the full list of events here!




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