Birmingham International Carnival
A huge festival in the spirit of the Caribbean, the Birmingham International Carnival attracts thousands of revellers each year for a day of non-stop, music, fun and dancing, where all are welcome to celebrate Birmingham's diverse community. Market stalls proffering arts and arts, Caribbean cuisine and festival trinkets line the streets, and a colourful parade of extravagant floats and larger-than-life costumes makes its way down the procession route to the accompanying clamour of carnival music.
Venue: Handsworth's Soho Road to Perry Barr Park
Date: The Birmingham Carnival is a biennial event: the next instalment will be held in August 2013