Colmore Food Festival & 4 other great things to do in Birmingham this week

After a weekend filled with sun, it looks like summer has finally arrived in the city! And, as usual, this week’s What’s On is filled with fantastic things to see and do across Birmingham. So whether you’re looking for delicious food or a great day out, we’ve got you covered!

Great Serve Birmingham | St Martin’s Sq |July 1 – 14

Crack out the Pimms and strawberries and cream, Wimbledon kicks off this week, where once again some of the biggest tennis stars will take to the courts to battle it out for the prestigious trophy.

Instead of watching it at home this year, you can catch all the action live as it unfolds down at St Martin’s Sq. whether it’s to watch seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams, or witness Novak Djokovic defend his singles title.

As well as kicking back in a deck chair, which will offer the best seats in the house, Brown’s Bar and Brasserie will be offering a take-away service direct to the big screen. Plus, when you download the Bullring & Grand Central PLUS App, you’ll be able to get your hands on exclusive offers including free ice cream from Hotel Chocolat, a free glass of Pimms with any main meal at Bill’s and 20% off Strawberries & Cream pancakes from Little Dessert Shop.

Want to know more about Great Serve Birmingham? Just click here.

Gavin & Stacey Quiz | Mockingbird | Monday

Credit: BBC

Oh! What’s occurrin’? This Monday Mockingbird is hosting a Gavin & Stacey Quiz that fans of the BBC Comedy series won’t want to miss. If you think you ‘ve got what it takes to name all of Gavin’s fans or how many friends Uncle Brynn has on MySpace, then this is the quiz for you. And if you come up tops, you’ll bag yourself £50! Book yourself some tickets here.

Moseley Festival | Across Moseley | Thursday – Sunday

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Festival season is well and truly kicking off in the city this week. Running from Thursday to Sunday, Moseley Festival will be celebrating arts, culture, music and everything in between. With a fantastic range of independent retailers from across the suburb taking part, it’ll be a great day out that all the family can enjoy – especially if the sun’s shining. Click here for more info.

Colmore Food Festival | Victoria Sq | Friday & Saturday

Speaking of festivals, Colmore Food Festival is back this Friday and Saturday, where cafes, bars and restaurants from the district will gather in Victoria Sq for two days of delicious food and drink.

Some of the venues taking part this year include Adams, Asha’s, Bar OPUS and OPUS Cornwall Street, Purnell’s Bistro and Restaurant, Java Lounge Coffee House and Loki Wine. City centre newcomers Pint Shop, Hookway’s and Dirty Martini will be joining long-established favourites Chung Ying Central, Primitivo, Zen Metro and many others.

Arranged by Colmore BID, the festival brings more than 30,000 visitors each year, who will be able to sink their teeth into delicious food, cocktails, coffee and global menus – sounds pretty tasty, right? All food is capped at £4 and drinks at £5, which means you can enjoy the festival without breaking the bank.

Alongside the delicious food and drinks, you’ll also be able to enjoy a great range of live entertainment. The festival will run from 11am7pm on both days. Find out more here.

Beer Central |Custard Factory | Friday & Saturday

Beer Central comes to Custard Factory this weekend

If beer and street food sounds right up your street, then you might want to grab yourself some tickets to Beer Central. Taking over Custard Factory this Friday and Saturday, the festival will welcome a host of breweries including Dig Brew, BrewDog, Cloudwater and loads more.

As well as sampling a fantastic range of beers, you’ll be able to enjoy a pint or two with some street food from the likes of Original Patty Men, Brad Carter (Carters of Moseley), Baked in Brick and Purecraft Bar & Kitchen. Plus, there’ll be a live DJ set from the Kaiser Chiefs and tonnes more to enjoy. Click here to book your tickets now!

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