Birmingham Botanical Gardens close to Park Regis Birmingham

What’s on in Birmingham This Bank Holiday

As we head into the August Bank Holiday weekend, we have compiled a list of the best of what Birmingham has to offer! The city is always bustling with an array of events and activities to get involved in so here we’ve rounded up the best things to do in Birmingham this Bank Holiday weekend.


The world’s most popular chicken wing festival is back for Bank Holiday weekend in Birmingham! Birmingham Wing Fest will take place on August 25-27 at The Bond in Digbeth. This three-day event will feature 100,000 wings from 10 different street food traders, restaurants, and BBQ teams. There will also be live music, axe throwing, beer, and bourbon.

Here are some of the things you can expect at Birmingham Wing Fest:

  • Sample the best chicken wings in the UK from a variety of vendors
  • Compete in the wing-eating contest
  • Enjoy live music from local bands
  • Throw axes at a target
  • Drink beer and bourbon
  • Have a fun-filled day with friends and family

Tickets for Birmingham Wing Fest are on sale now. Don’t miss out on this delicious and exciting event!

For more information or to purchase your tickets, please visit:


With our sun-trap terrace, expertly-crafted cocktails and delicious alfresco dining, our 1565 Bar & Terrace is a Summer hotspot here in Birmingham! Soak up the sunshine and city-scape whilst tucking into our all day dining menu. Serving up everything from pasta dishes, superfood salads, dishes off the grill, tapas and pizzas, book your table here.

If you’re looking for a more sophisticated afternoon occasion, we also offer a selection of Afternoon Teas. Opt for either our luxurious Classic Afternoon Tea, INDUS Afternoon Tea, which is inspired by the authentic flavours, spices and textures of Northern Indian cuisine, our Children’s Afternoon Tea or our vegan option. Book your teatime treat here.


It’s your last chance to catch the ultimate FRIENDS™ fan experience in Birmingham! The FRIENDS™ Experience is a fully immersive exhibition that lets you relive your favourite moments from the show. Explore Monica’s kitchen, peek around Rachel and Monica’s purple door, and relax in Chandler and Joey’s recliners. You can even help Ross with the infamous sofa pivot!

Of course, no FRIENDS™ experience would be complete without paying homage to Central Perk. The iconic coffee house has been fully recreated at the NEC Birmingham, complete with the legendary orange sofa. You can even order a coffee from Gunther himself!

The FRIENDS™ Experience is open now at the NEC Birmingham. For more information and to book your tickets, visit:


The Butterfly House is open and ready to amaze you and your kids in Birmingham this Bank Holiday!

Immerse yourselves in the magical world of butterflies from across the globe. Watch in awe as they transform from pupae to graceful fluttering creatures. Let your children’s imaginations take flight as they explore this kaleidoscope of colour with this educational and magical experience.

The Butterfly House is open from May – End of August 2023
Opening times: 10am – 6pm Monday – Sunday
Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Tickets: Entry to the Butterfly House is included with a valid entry ticket to the Gardens. Buy your tickets here:


The streets and squares burst into colourful life this August bank holiday in Birmingham. Birmingham Weekender is a fun and FREE annual arts festival open to all.

Head to Bullring & Grand Central and Birmingham Hippodrome for fantastical installations, energetic pop-up performances and a chance to take part in interactive games and experiences.

Programme details at


Birmingham is known for its diverse and vibrant dining scene, and the Birmingham Restaurant Festival is a celebration of that. Taking place from July 28 to August 27, the festival features a variety of restaurants offering exclusive, great-value set menus.

Whether you’re looking for classic British fare, international cuisine, or something more unique, you’re sure to find something to your taste at the Birmingham Restaurant Festival. And with over 100 participating restaurants, you’re sure to find something that’s convenient for you.

No passes or wristbands are required to enjoy the festival. Simply head to the Birmingham Restaurant Festival website to see which menus take your fancy and book your table.

For more information visit the website.


Don’t want to be designated driver this bank holiday weekend in Birmingham? Be sure that you book directly with us at Park Regis Birmingham hotel via our ‘SWTICH TO US’ offer. This means that you can access exclusive benefits. These include complimentary breakfast, 50% off car-parking, early check-in (subject to availability) and best rate guaranteed. Book your overnight stay in Birmingham, here.

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