These sites are the city’s own Front Room to the Games, places where sports and culture go hand in hand. You can watch the big screen action, see innovative live and digital performances, enjoy food and drink, as well as making the most of a unique chance to play and participate in sports in a fun and welcoming Brummie atmosphere.
Festival Sites are the perfect opportunity for everyone to be part of the Games, even if you don’t have a ticket!
During the Games, you’ll find our two major Festival Sites in Birmingham City Centre throughout the Games. The first will be in Victoria Square and the second at Smithfield alongside the Beach Volleyball, Basketball 3X3 and Wheelchair Basketball 3X3 events. Across the city look out for our seven Neighbourhood Sites, local Festival Sites produced by and for local residents and bringing the Games experience right to our doorsteps. This also includes the Games’ first ever Relaxed Festival Site, offering a relaxed and supported space for visitors to be part of the Games.
27 July - 8 August - Victoria Square
29 July - 7 August - Smithfield
Neighbourhood Festival Sites
Across the city, look out for our Neighbourhood Festival Sites, local Festival Sites produced by and for local residents, bringing the Games experience right to your doorstep. This also includes the first ever Relaxed Festival Site for a Commonwealth Games, offering an accessible and inclusive space for disabled visitors.
Subject to successful license applications, we hope to stage seven neighbourhood festival sites and these include:
28 - 29 July - Farnborough Fields, Castle Vale
29 - 30 July - Sense Touchbase Pears, Selly Oak (Relaxed Festival Site)
30 - 31 July - Sparkhill Park, Sparkhill
1 - 2 August - Edgbaston Reservoir, Edgbaston
3 - 4 August - Oaklands Recreation Ground, Yardley
5 - 6 August - Handsworth Park, Handsworth
7 - 8 August - Ward End Park, Ward End