What's on

With great open spaces and parks, it’s little wonder that there are so many events and activities in Solihull every year.

Use our What’s On calendar to see what’s happening across the borough.

Please note: Solihull Council is not responsible for organising all the events/activities in the calendar. Please check the details in the individual listing and contact the organiser to make sure the event/activity is going ahead. We will only announce cancelled events on our Facebook and Twitter accounts if they are organised by the Council.

If you're planning on holding an event in one of our parks or Solihull town centre please complete our events enquiry form.

For the latest business support events and information visit www.solihullforsuccess.com.

For visitor information, including major events, tourist attractions and hotel accommodation within Solihull visit www.destinationsolihull.com.

Upcoming events

Tuesday 17 September
Hobs Moat Library Literary Litter Pickers

Meet at Hobs Moat Library,10.00am – 11.00am

Talking Rubbish in Solihull was created to promote a litter-free borough through positive action. Monthly litter picks are currently taking part in Hobs Moat, so volunteers can help to litter pick the local area for an hour before returning to the library for tea or coffee and biscuits.  All equipment and bags are provided and a full briefing given.  For more information contact talkingrubbish@outlook.com

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Saturday 21 September
Fine and Local Food Fayre

Mell Square, High Street and Mill Lane, Solihull, 9.00am – 5.30pm

Sample the best of locally sourced food and produce from a range of top quality suppliers at this market, which is held on the third Saturday of each month.  Artworks and craft items by regional artists are also available at this market, which is held on the third Saturday of each month.  For more information visit www.sketts.co.uk

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Saturday 21 September
Octavian Droobers orienteering

Tudor Grange Park, B91 3LU, 10.30am – 1.30pm

Those who enjoy walking, jogging or running should try the outdoor adventure navigation sport of orienteering with the local club Octavian Droobers.  There are courses from 1Km to 6Km, easy to advanced to suit all abilities and ages from 5 to 85! 

A large scale map and electronic timer are also provided – bring a compass if you have one.  Cost £5 per adult, £1 per child or student. To find out more visit club website www.octavian-droobers.org or telephone 01926 632 189.

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Saturday 21 September
Balsall Common Village Fete

Lavender Hall Park, CV7 7BN, 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Join Balsall Common Parish Council at this free event which aims to bring the local community together. With over 40 stalls, an afternoon tea tent, children's activities including go karts, face painting and pony rides - this event is fun for all the family!

For more information visit balsallcommonfestival@gmail.com or for any enquiries call 07956 662 021.

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Sunday 22 September
Fun in the Park

Tudor Grange Park, B91 3LU, 11.00am – 5.00pm

The annual charity fundraising event, now in its 14th year, returns.  Organised by the Soroptimists and featuring entertainment including a dog show and classic car show, along with a packed programme of performances from talented local dancers and musicians in the main arena, this event is fun for all the family!  Local organisations will also have stalls at the event.  Entrance cost is £7.50 per family (two adults and up to four children), £3 per adult and £2 per child under 16.  For more information, visit www.funinthepark-solihull.co.uk or email info@funinthepark.co.uk

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Friday 27 September
Solihull Food and Drink Festival

Mell Square, Solihull, Friday to Sunday open from10.00am each day

Celebrate the best of worldwide cuisine at the Solihull Food and Drink Festival, organised by Solihull BID.  With over 100 food and drink traders in Solihull, visitors will be spoilt for choice! 

The popular demo kitchen is back, offering free culinary masterclasses from local Michelin-starred chefs Glyn Purnell and Peel’s Restaurant and Hampton Manor Hotel’s Rob Palmer; former Bake-Off contestants Jon Jenkins and Val Stones, and CBBC’s Katy Ashworth.

Other attractions include a new rum and reggae zone; free outdoor cinema showing food-themed family films; taster tent, entertainment including live music and a dining discount booklet.  For more information visit https://solihullbid.co.uk/events/

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Saturday 28 September
Kingshurst Literary Litter Pickers

Kingshurst Library, Kingshurst, 10.30am to 12.00pm

The Kingshurst Literary Litter Pickers were set up since in mid 2018 and meets once a month to do litter picks round the Parade and areas around Kingshurst and St Anthony’s Schools. In three months we, along with the Smiths Wood litter pickers cleared over 10 tonnes of rubbish. We are very keen for parents and particularly primary age children to be involved and try and include all members of our community. We host it in the library as it also helps to promote their services. All the equipment is provided through Love Solihull, which is part of Solihull Council

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Sunday 29 September
Elmdon Park Litter Pickers

Tanhouse Farm Road, opposite Elmdon Park Play Area, 9.00am

Join the Elmdon Park litter pickers on one of the monthly litter picks in Elmdon Park. The litter pickers meet by Elmdon Park play area opposite Tanhouse Farm Rd at 9:00am usually on the last Sunday of every month. Everyone is welcome and we would really appreciate you giving up an hour of your time to help keep Elmdon Park clean. All necessary equipment is provided. Thank you for your support and see you there.

 

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Sunday 29 September
Smith’s Wood Litter Pickers

End of Woodpecker Grove, opposite Smith’s Wood playing field, 9.30am to 11.00am

Do your bit for the community by helping litter pick on the last Sunday of the month. For more information follow the Smiths Wood Litter Pickers on Twitter. 

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Monday 30 September
Local Poetry Display at Knowle Library as part of National Poetry Week

Chester House, 1667-1669 High Street, Knowle, Solihull, B93 0LL

For information please call 01564 775840, email libraryarts@solihull.gov.uk or visit our Knowle library page.

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