In this guide we look at what is on for those of you looking to either stay within Birmingham or don’t mind travelling a short distance for some sporting action. We have some excellent entertainment options in store for you, including a day trip, or 4-day trip if you like, to one of the UK’s major sporting events. So, without further ado, let us get stuck in!
Cheltenham Festival (An Hour’s Drive)
A little over an hour down the M5 the UK is preparing for none other than the Cheltenham Festival 2021. This is an event we initially thought will race behind closed doors. Although that’s not a huge problem because this is going to have one of the largest live stream and TV audiences in its history, it also makes for a good day out or a 4-day trip away if you really enjoy your horse racing and want to make the commitment.
For those of you that prefer a little armchair action or horse racing on the move, the Cheltenham Festival has tons of live streams to tune into the races! With that comes a flurry of Cheltenham betting information resources because this is one of those events that will get even those that don’t usually bet to have a flutter, and what better than to bet on the action live just before and during each race. Streams offer all the Cheltenham Festival live streaming information you need including day-to-day race guides, and what time each stream will kick off for the next race, so you catch all the action live!
Midlands Racecourses Opening to Crowds
Following on the theme of horse racing, the Midlands is home to some of the best racecourses on the UK circuit. Wolverhampton all-weather track will be open for a limited number of spectators with possible 100 out of its 400-seat capacity open for ticket sales in March. Plus, there are Warwick, Worcester, and Stratford-on-Avon horse racing courses also looking to reopen. Great news all-round and just in time for the summer. You can also check out our piece covering the best racecourses in the Midlands!
The Bridal Roadshow (Birmingham South)
Hosted at the amazing Chateau Impney, this is an event for all those newly weds and obviously those with wedding plans on hold due to the Pandemic in the UK. The Bridal Roadshow will bring those wedding bells closer and what better time to get to this show than before the summer. You’ll be able to check out the latest bridal collections. If you live outside of Birmingham, then why not make a romantic night of it and check into one of 3 suggested hotels in the area!
Fans Back to Villa Park & St. Andrew’s
That’s right, you heard it here first. The grapevines are rattling and wives cheering as they might get Saturday afternoons to themselves again. With the rollout of vaccines being so successful, by the latter end of March half the population will have been vaccinated and Villa Park as well St. Andrews could return to allowing up to 2,000 fans back into their stadiums.
Nothing is concrete, but it looks like things are starting to clear up out there. You only need to see that the Cheltenham Festival is already making a swift U-turn and allowing fans to purchase tickets, so small crowds at football are inevitably next!
Cancelled or Postponed Events
Just in case you missed event cancellations in Birmingham for March 2021, here are some unfortunate postponements. The Dolly Parton Experience in the Arden Hall, Solihull. Dane Baptiste at The Glee Club on 5th March is postponed, and Jack Duff on 5 March. These were expected to draw large crowds, but sadly the events are now postponed until further notice.