FESTIVALS AND CARNIVALS IN NORTHFIELD DISTRICT
Frankley has a history of carnivals going back to the 1970s and 80s. After a long gap the carnival returned in 2011 and now the committee hold a yearly carnival in September and many interim local events for the community with the community.
The Frankley Carnival Group is made up of residents, local community groups and organisations. We are supported by New Frankley in Birmingham Parish Council, our local Longbridge ward councillors and West Midlands Police.
The aim of the carnival is to foster an increased sense of community spirit and to make Northfield a more cohesive and pleasant place in which to live. Northfield Carnival offers local people an enjoyable day out whilst bringing them together as a community. It is also an opportunity for local groups, organisations and agencies to advertise the activities and service that they are able to offer to local residents. The carnival offers a wide variety of activities, workshops and entertainment that appeals to people of all ages, abilities and cultures from across the community and every year approximately 5000 attend at some point during the day.
Rubery Festival is an annual event held in St Chads park & or Rubery Social Club, come rain or shine. With something for all the family, the Festival brings the community together. If you would like more information, wish to help out or take part, please contact us.
Weoley Castle Festival was started by a small group of local volunteers in 2008, following several successful fun day events that had previously been held on Weoley Castle Square.
Weoley Festival is held annually on the third Sunday in September and is an opportunity for local people to get together, have an enjoyable afternoon in the sun – well we always hope for sun and so far, we have been lucky! It is also an opportunity for local small charities to raise some funds by having a stall. So put together with our aim of using local performers in our arena area, we offer a real local event.