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The Queen's Baton for Birmingham 2022 has been revealed.

Save the dates: 27 - 28 July!

The Queen’s Baton will arrive in the Proud Host City of Birmingham on 27 July.

Birmingham 2022 has unveiled the highly-anticipated route that the Queen’s Baton Relay will take in the West Midlands and the rest of the host nation this summer.

Travelling via land, air and sea, more than 180 communities in England will experience the Queen’s Baton on a route spanning 2,500 miles. From energetic cities and historic market towns, to rolling countryside and rugged coastline, the Baton will head as far south as Cornwall and as far north as Northumberland.

The final countdown to the Opening Ceremony will see the Baton spend 11 days travelling through the host region of the West Midlands, before culminating at the Opening Ceremony for Birmingham 2022 on 28 July 2022.

The full route through Birmingham on 27 and 28 July will be announced in due course.

Find out more on the Queen's Baton Relay route

Blooming proud! 

CGI of the Proud Host City display for the Chelsea Flower Show

Birmingham 2022 is the theme for the city council’s Chelsea Flower Show display.

A mixture of flowers grown at the council’s own nurseries and sporting-themed features make up the eye-catching entry, which has an interpretation of the official Games logo as its centerpiece.

It is hoped the display will help secure Birmingham City Council’s tenth consecutive Gold at the world-famous show, which runs from 24 to 28 May.

This year’s 10m x 15m entry showcases some of the city’s iconic landmarks that have a link to the Games, along with highlighting some of the sports that will be contested.

Learn more about the Chelsea Flower Show

What's on at the B2022 Festival in May

Three dancers celebrate the launch of the Birmingham 2022 Festival in Chamberlain Square, Birmingham.

The Birmingham 2022 Festival has some fantastic arts and cultural events taking place throughout May.

From photography exhibitions to free music events – the Festival has something for everyone to enjoy across Birmingham and the West Midlands.

With over 200 events, the Birmingham 2022 Festival is the biggest celebration of creativity ever seen in the region and one of the largest ever cultural programmes to surround a Commonwealth Games.

May's B2022 Festival line-up

Guarantee your Games seat today

The redeveloped Alexander Stadium. A view of the Northern Plaza and East Stand.

Tickets to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games are now on general sale.

Tickets are being sold on a first come, first served basis, so act fast to secure your tickets now and to avoid disappointment!

Tickets start from £8 for under 16s and £15 for adults.

Don't miss out on your chance to be at the biggest multi-sport event in the UK for a decade. 

Buy Games tickets

Are you ready for the Games?

Games partners launch Get Set for the Games outside the Library of Birmingham

As Birmingham ‘Gets Set for the Games', now is the perfect time to start planning so that you’re ready too.

The Get Set for the Games online hub provides the most up-to-date information and tools to help Birmingham residents and businesses plan and prepare for the summer ahead.

Visit Get Set for the Games online hub