Throughout 2017, the city is hosting some amazing events, with everything from painted bear trails and international cricket, to world-class free outdoor cultural performances and dinosaurs running wild! And this is in addition to the already fantastic annual events and attractions already here in the city.

The Big Sleuth

The Big Sleuth, so named because a group of bears is called a sleuth, is the highly-anticipated sequel to The Big Hoot, delivered by Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity and creative producers Wild in Art. 

Müller Grand Prix Birmingham

The Birmingham grand prix will be one of the highlights of the 2017 outdoor season as we welcome the stars of the World Championships to the West Midlands on Sunday 20 August.

Dinosaurs in the Wild

The NEC is gearing up to welcome a new multi-million-pound attraction – Dinosaurs in the Wild. The unique, immersive live adventure combines theatre, theme park fun and the very latest scientific research, and will be the first time an event of this kind has been hosted in the UK.

ICC Champions Trophy

The top eight ranked international cricket teams will contest the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 from 1-18 June, with Edgbaston hosting four matches in the group stages matches – England v Australia, India v Pakistan, Australia v New Zealand and Pakistan v South Africa – as well as the 15 June second semi-final.

Birmingham Weekender

The award-winning Birmingham Weekender promises a packed 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. The festival will feature well-known local arts organisations and invited international artists, including a number of significant new commissions.

We’re giving you and someone else the chance to WIN The Big Birmingham Experience! The prize includes an overnight stay in a luxury hotel, dinner in a Michelin Star restaurant, one thousand pound spending spree with your very own personal shopper, tickets to a gig of your choice* at either Genting Arena or Barclaycard Arena, theatre tickets to watch a show* at the Hippodrome, spending money for lunch/drinks, travel to and from Birmingham* and tickets to some of the BIG events happening in Birmingham throughout 2017! Enter here: