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Throughout the year St Albans City & District has a lively cultural calendar, so why not plan your visit to coincide with one of the regular street events, festivals or markets? There is so much to do, and as well as the regular events listed below, local attractions often have special one-off events as well.

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Major festivals and events

An overview of the big events happening around the city and district in 2017
Find out more about the Herts County Show, Harpenden Carnival, the Alban Pilgrimage, St Albans Folk Festival, the International Organ Festival, CAMRA St Albans Beer Festival, St Albans & Harpenden Food and Drink Festival, and many more. 

Information on these and a whole host of other events happening around the city and district can also be found in our Events Search.

Verulamium FunPlay

Daily throughout July and August 2017
Fun & active entertainment for toddler to 12 years old. Trampolines, quad bikes and mini golf.

Willows Farm Summer Spectacular

Saturday 22nd July to Sunday 3rd September 2017
Find a jam-packed programme of fun during Summer Spectacular at Willows Activity Farm. Every day the packed programme includes Willows’ A-maize-ing Maze, and a full day of farmyard fun including the Peter Rabbit Adventure Playground, goat racing around Willows animal race track, summer sports day races and live shows with Peter Rabbit and his friends.

Crafts in the Park

Monday 24th July to Wednesday 26th July 2017
The highly successful Crafts in the Park will be returning to Greenwood Park during the first week of the school holidays to give children of all ages the opportunity to get creative with clay modelling, painting, collage and lots of other crafts.

Sounds Around the Abbey

Monday 24th July 2017 - Saturday 29 July 2017
A special concert at St Albans Abbey, organised by Rennie Grove in conjunction with the Rock Choir.

Goblin’s Peter and The Wolf

Tuesday 25th July 2017
Join Peter on a hilarious adventure through the fields and forest as he discovers new sounds and noises. Featuring animal antics of singing birds, waddling ducks, sneaky cats, and a rocking wolf. With new music lovingly inspired by Prokofiev’s classic, this is Peter and the Wolf as you’ve never seen it before.

St Albans Art Society Art Exhibition 2017

Wednesday 26th July to Saturday 29th July 2017
An exhibition and sale of original artwork By members of the St Albans Art Society. Visitors will choose the overall winning artwork! Once again members will show a vibrant and varied selection of reasonably priced paintings, sculpture, ceramics and greeting cards, most of which are for sale. We highlight the visual richness of the city itself with works aimed at the St Albans Trophy.

The Wiggles Big Show

Wednesday 26th July 2017
The Wiggles Big Show is coming to the UK Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony will play everyone’s favourite Wiggles songs like ‘Hot Potato’, ‘Rock-a-Bye your Bear’ and ‘Do the Propeller!’, along with their Wiggly friends Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus and Captain Feathersword.

Sundown Outdoor Cinema - Frozen (U)

Wednesday 26th July 2017
A special family day time showing of Frozen – Let it go! Let it go! Come and join Elsa and Anna on the big screen this summer in the open air. Outdoor cinema for kids is coming to St Albans!

Classics on the Common

Wednesday 26th July 2017
Once a year, Harpenden Common comes alive for half a day with 1200 classic cars and other four-wheelers, plus 250 cycles and scooters. You'll find a Chevy Bel Air rubbing shoulders with a 1927 Trojan, and a rare 1978 Mantra Bagheera with a '59 Berliet plus 10,000 admiring spectators. Little wonder Classics on the Common, already Britain's biggest mid-week classic car meeting, now ranks among the top events of the classics calendar.

Sundown Outdoor Cinema - Pitch Perfect (12A)

Wednesday 26th July 2017
Pitch Perfect, great for older kids and their parents. Laugh out loud and sing out loud – and if you’re anything like us ‘dance’ out loud too. A great way to spend afternoon with your older kids – a cinema experience without having to worry about them spilling popcorn on the carpet or start the summer holidays with this teen favourite in a fantastic family friendly setting.

Venture into Verulamium

Thursday 27th July 2017
To celebrate the national Festival of Archaeology, join in a wealth of activities in Verulamium Park as we invite you to explore and discover the secrets of the third largest city of Roman Britain.

We're Going On a Bug Hunt!

Friday 28th July 2017
Discover bugs and creepy crawlies... Join Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust to see what creatures are hiding high and low in the undergrowth! They will be using sweep nets and bug pots to get a closer look.

A Soldier's Story at the Clock Tower

Saturday 29th July 2017
Meet characters from the First World War and visit an exhibition about the home front in St Albans.

Fishpool Street - Rag & Riches Guided Walk

Saturday 29th July 2017
Journey from St Michaels, the village within the Roman walls, taking in medieval pubs and houses and a 16th century watermill, to Fishpool Street. How did this street, once a major 18th century coaching route, degenerate to a slum and backwater, then become a prime residential area?

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 30th July 2017
St Albans, the unheralded jewel of Hertfordshire, a 1000 year old city at the heart of English History. Tour well known and lesser known sites of the City - hear about revolting peasants, martyrs, heretics, monasteries and monks.

Family Guided Walk

Sunday 30th July 2017
This interactive historic walk is for families of primary school age children.

We're Going On a Dragon Hunt!

Monday 31st July 2017
Discover dragonflies and damselflies... Join Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust on Harpenden Common to search for dragonflies, damselflies and their young.

Sundown Outdoor Cinema - Puss in Boots (U)

Monday 31st July 2017
You loved him in Shrek… now see where the one-and-only swashbuckling feline found his fame – and a very big pair of boots. Lover, fighter and outlaw Puss In Boots is off on the adventure of his nine lives as he teams up with Kitty Softpaws and Humpty Dumpty for the ultimate showdown with the notorious Jack and Jill. Here’s the true story of The Cat, The Myth, The Legend – Puss In Boots!

Sundown Outdoor Cinema - School of Rock (PG)

Monday 31st July 2017
When Dewey Finn gets thrown out of his band and finds himself in desperate need of work he poses as a substitute music teacher at an elite private elementary school. Exposing his students to the hard rock gods he idolizes and emulates -he gets his privileged and precocious charges in touch with their inner rock ‘n’ roll animals, he imagines redemption at a local Battle of the Bands. Start the summer holidays with School of Rock!

Crack the Code Museum Trail

Tuesday 1st August 2017
Explore the museum for clues to the Roman words and phrases hidden around the galleries.

Show and Tell at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Come along and discover the secrets of our museum collections with a short talk or handling session.

Cathedral Family Discovery Morning - Animals Around the Cathedral

Thursday 3rd August 2017
To celebrate 30 years of Dick King Smith’s classic ‘The Hodgeheg’, this family discovery morning will feature story telling, face painting and a fun animal trail around the Cathedral. You’ll also get to make and take home your very own animal mask!

Mosaic Making - Creative Art Workshop at Verulamium Museum

Thursday 3rd August 2017
Come along and work with mosaic artist Dionne Ible to create your own mosaic coaster designs inspired by the beautiful mosaics in our museum collection.

Museum Explorers at Verulamium Museum

Thursday 3rd August 2017
Museum Explorers at Verulamium Museum

Family Fridays at Verulamium Museum

Friday 4th August 2017
Explore a different theme each week of the summer with a drop-in craft and learning session inspired by our collections. Handle artefacts and make a souvenir to take home.

Saturday Sightseeing at Verulamium Museum

Saturday 5th August 2017
Start your Sightseeing Saturday with a trip to Verulamium Museum and collect an ideas and activity sheet to help you explore other places of interest in St Albans.

Pop up St Albans Museum on the Mall

Saturday 5th August 2017
Free event 11am - 3pm

Aristocrats, Paupers & Philanthropists

Saturday 5th August 2017
An interesting stroll around the lesser known historic features of St Albans.

Rollin'Beatz & Origin UK

Saturday 5th August 2017
A free day and night of Drum N Bass & Jungle.
Starting in St Albans, the home of Rollin' Beatz with a day and night of Drum N Bass & Jungle. The event will start with a live radio feed to London's number 1 Oldskool Drum N Bass & Jungle radio Station originuk.net with a free night featuring some of London's top radio DJs & MCs

Pop up St Albans Museum on the Mall

Sunday 6th August 2017
Free event 11am - 3pm

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 6th August 2017
St Albans, the unheralded jewel of Hertfordshire, a 1000 year old city at the heart of English History. Tour well known and lesser known sites of the City - hear about revolting peasants, martyrs, heretics, monasteries and monks.

Museum Explorers at Verulamium Museum

Sunday 6th August 2017
Borrow items from our explorer kit to help you investigate the museum, what will you discover?

Discover Redbourn Guided Walk

Sunday 6th August 2017
During the coaching era, Redbourn became known as a Street of Inns and boasted at least 30 inns and public houses. This walk explores the area around the historic High Street, St Mary's Church and Almhouses.

Coaching Inns Guided Walk

Sunday 6th August 2017
For over 1000 years, St Albans has been a town of inns, taverns and alehouses. Find out why there were fifteen inns in one street alone. At one time, stabling was required for over 2,000 horses - imagine the smell!

Crafts in the Colonnade at Verulamium Museum

Monday 7th August 2017
A simple make and take craft activity to keep you busy on a Monday afternoon!

Pond Dipping In Lydekker Park

Tuesday 8th August 2017
Join the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust's People and Wildlife Officer in this tranquil three acre urban park to have a go at pond dipping and see what underwater creatures you can find! Why not bring a picnic to enjoy afterwards?

Crack the Code Museum Trail

Tuesday 8th August 2017
Explore the museum for clues to the Roman words and phrases hidden around the galleries.

Show and Tell at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 9th August 2017
Come along and discover the secrets of our museum collections with a short talk or handling session.

Cathedral Family Discovery Morning - A Magical Morning

Thursday 10th August 2017
2017 celebrates the 20th Anniversary of everyone’s favourite wizard – Harry Potter! We’ll be doing fun activities, including creating a creepy spider to take home and a fun trail learning about the family coats of arms that are all around the Cathedral!

Museum Explorers at Verulamium Museum

Thursday 10th August 2017
Borrow items from our explorer kit to help you investigate the museum, what will you discover?

Family Fridays at Verulamium Museum

Friday 11th August 2017
Explore a different theme each week of the summer with a drop-in craft and learning session inspired by our collections. Handle artefacts and make a souvenir to take home.

Meraki Festival

Friday 11th August to Sunday 13th August 2017
Meraki Festival is a new 3 day summer Festival featuring a line-up of top live music acts across three major music stages, with special features and creative spaces around the festival for everyone to enjoy. The activities are all-inclusive - once you're through the gates, you can enjoy all of our festival features for no extra cost! Features include: Enchanted Forest, Serenity Spa, Game Zone, 3 Music Stages, Mad Hatters Maze, Sky Wheel, Movie House.

Flamstead Book Festival

Friday 11th July to Sunday 13th August 2017
The very popular and highly successful annual Scarecrow Festival will be held one week earlier than normal in 2017. The scarecrows will be on display and voting forms will be available from mid day on Friday. In addition to the scarecrows there will be lots of other things to see and do.

Saturday Sightseeing at Verulamium Museum

Saturday 12th August 2017
Start your Sightseeing Saturday with a trip to Verulamium Museum and collect an ideas and activity sheet to help you explore other places of interest in St Albans.

Lexus Car Promotion

Saturday 12th August 2017
Free event 10am - 4pm

Games in the Galleries at Verulamium Museum

Saturday 12th August 2017
Spend an afternoon playing our awesome ancient games.

A Roman City Revealed Guided Walk

Saturday 12th August 2017
Discover the lurid past of Roman Britain's third city, revolting Celts and a fire to rival the Great Fire of London. See the hypocaust, the Roman central heating system not surpassed in England for over 1400 years, and part of the Roman Wall.

St Albans Farmers Market

Sunday 13th August 2017
Expect to find local specialities, mouth watering cheeses, seasonal fruit and vegetables, fresh herbs, top quality meat and game, dairy produce, freshly baked cakes & bread and hand crafted goods. Plus entertainment and refreshments.

Lexus Car Promotion

Sunday 13th August 2017
Free event 10am - 4pm

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 13th August 2017
St Albans, the unheralded jewel of Hertfordshire, a 1000 year old city at the heart of English History. Tour well known and lesser known sites of the City - hear about revolting peasants, martyrs, heretics, monasteries and monks.

Museum Explorers at Verulamium Museum

Sunday 13th August 2017
Borrow items from our explorer kit to help you investigate the museum, what will you discover?

Victorian St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 13th August 2017
The Victorian times were the age of massive expansion for the town.This walk takes us from the medieval to the age of steam, the railways, factories and even the pioneering days of cinema (hear about the first ever film advertisement)!

Crafts in the Colonnade at Verulamium Museum

Monday 14th August 2017
A simple make and take craft activity to keep you busy on a Monday afternoon!

Crack the Code Museum Trail

Tuesday 15th August 2017
Explore the museum for clues to the Roman words and phrases hidden around the galleries.

Show and Tell at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 16th August 2017
Come along and discover the secrets of our museum collections with a short talk or handling session.

Cathedral Family Discovery Morning - Detective Work

Thursday 17th August 2017
The first ever Sherlock Holmes publication turns 125 this year. Spend the morning searching for clues in the Cathedral on our detective trail, learn how to take finger prints and don’t forget your hat!

Family Guided Walk

Sunday 17th August 2017
This interactive historic walk is for families of primary school age children.

Museum Explorers at Verulamium Museum

Thursday 17th August 2017
Borrow items from our explorer kit to help you investigate the museum, what will you discover?

Family Fridays at Verulamium Museum

Friday 18th August 2017
Explore a different theme each week of the summer with a drop-in craft and learning session inspired by our collections. Handle artefacts and make a souvenir to take home.

Saturday Sightseeing at Verulamium Museum

Saturday 19th August 2017
Start your Sightseeing Saturday with a trip to Verulamium Museum and collect an ideas and activity sheet to help you explore other places of interest in St Albans.

360 Traverse Climbing Wall

Saturday 19th August 2017
Free event 10am - 3pm

Verulamium Revealed

Saturday 19th August 2017
Geophysical surveys of Verulamium Park have revealed new secrets of the Roman town. Kris Lockyear, Senior Lecturer of Archaeology at UCL has been leading the research and will be giving a talk to showcase more about the new information being uncovered.

Fishpool Street - Rag & Riches Guided Walk

Saturday 19th August 2017
Journey from St Michaels, the village within the Roman walls, taking in medieval pubs and houses and a 16th century watermill, to Fishpool Street. How did this street, once a major 18th century coaching route, degenerate to a slum and backwater, then become a prime residential area?

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 20th August 2017
St Albans, the unheralded jewel of Hertfordshire, a 1000 year old city at the heart of English History. Tour well known and lesser known sites of the City - hear about revolting peasants, martyrs, heretics, monasteries and monks.

Museum Explorers at Verulamium Museum

Sunday 20th August 2017
Borrow items from our explorer kit to help you investigate the museum, what will you discover?

Medieval Lives Guided Walk

Sunday 20th August 2017
As we walk around the historic market place you will hear tales about the life and times of the people who visited, lived and worked here.

Crafts in the Colonnade at Verulamium Museum

Monday 21st August 2017
A simple make and take craft activity to keep you busy on a Monday afternoon!

Crack the Code Museum Trail

Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Explore the museum for clues to the Roman words and phrases hidden around the galleries.

Wild Woods Day

Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Come along for a family fun day in the woods! Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust will be doing a variety of children's activities including den building, treasure hunts, bug hunts and games and more.

Show and Tell at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Come along and discover the secrets of our museum collections with a short talk or handling session.

French Market

Thursday 24th August and Friday 25th August 2017
France at Home returns to put on a French Market in St Albans. The traders mostly come from different 'departments' in Normandy and offer a wide range of top quality products. These are generally local and regional cheeses, bread freshly baked every day, patisserie products, olives and dried fruits, handbags, jewellery, Provençal soaps, and much more.

Cathedral Family Discovery Morning - Gulliver's Travels

Thursday 24th August 2017
The last of this summer's Family Discovery Mornings celebrates the 350th anniversary of ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ by Jonathan Swift. Explore the Cathedral on our fun ‘Traveller’s Trail’ and help to create a big collage of a giant from the land of Brobdingnag!

Animal Felting - Creative Art Workshop at Verulamium Museum

Thursday 24th August 2017
Join this bookable session working with textile artist Anne-Marie Stijelja to create your own felted image inspired by the animal brooches in the museum collections.

Museum Explorers at Verulamium Museum

Thursday 24th August 2017
Borrow items from our explorer kit to help you investigate the museum, what will you discover?

Family Fridays at Verulamium Museum

Friday 25th August 2017
Explore a different theme each week of the summer with a drop-in craft and learning session inspired by our collections. Handle artefacts and make a souvenir to take home.

A Curious Conversation - Pop Up Museum

Saturday 26th August 2017
A Curious Conversation - Pop Up Museum at St Albans Cathedral, North Transept (under the Rose Window)

Batak and Buzzwire

Saturday 26th August 2017
Free event 10am - 3pm

Saturday Sightseeing at Verulamium Museum

Saturday 26th August 2017
Start your Sightseeing Saturday with a trip to Verulamium Museum and collect an ideas and activity sheet to help you explore other places of interest in St Albans.

Meet a Roman Soldier at Verulamium Museum

Saturday 26th August 2017
Come along to Verulamium Museum to learn all about life as a Roman soldier.

A Roman City Revealed Guided Walk

Saturday 26th August 2017
Discover the lurid past of Roman Britain's third city, revolting Celts and a fire to rival the Great Fire of London. See the hypocaust, the Roman central heating system not surpassed in England for over 1400 years, and part of the Roman Wall.

Harpenden Farmers Market

Sunday 27th August 2017
The Harpenden Farmers Market occurs on the fourth Sunday of every month.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 27th August 2017
St Albans, the unheralded jewel of Hertfordshire, a 1000 year old city at the heart of English History. Tour well known and lesser known sites of the City - hear about revolting peasants, martyrs, heretics, monasteries and monks.

Museum Explorers at Verulamium Museum

Sunday 27th August 2017
Borrow items from our explorer kit to help you investigate the museum, what will you discover?

A Monastery Revealed Guided Walk

Sunday 27th August 2017
Our city owes its existence to the monastery, which was once the most important in England. From Dedication to Dissolution, powerful Abbots controlled the town, the lives of its people and of course the monks.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Monday 28th August 2017
St Albans, the unheralded jewel of Hertfordshire, a 1000 year old city at the heart of English History. Tour well known and lesser known sites of the City - hear about revolting peasants, martyrs, heretics, monasteries and monks.

Crafts in the Colonnade at Verulamium Museum

Monday 28th August 2017
A simple make and take craft activity to keep you busy on a Monday afternoon!

Coaching Inns Guided Walk

Monday 28th August 2017
For over 1000 years, St Albans has been a town of inns, taverns and alehouses. Find out why there were fifteen inns in one street alone. At one time, stabling was required for over 2,000 horses - imagine the smell!

Crack the Code Museum Trail

Tuesday 29th August 2017
Explore the museum for clues to the Roman words and phrases hidden around the galleries.

Show and Tell at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 30th August 2017
Show and Tell at Verulamium Museum

Museum Explorers at Verulamium Museum

Thursday 31st August 2017
Museum Explorers at Verulamium Museum

Fishpool Street - Rag & Riches Guided Walk

Saturday 2nd September 2017
Journey from St Michaels, the village within the Roman walls, taking in medieval pubs and houses and a 16th century watermill, to Fishpool Street. How did this street, once a major 18th century coaching route, degenerate to a slum and backwater, then become a prime residential area?

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 3rd September 2017
St Albans, the unheralded jewel of Hertfordshire, a 1000 year old city at the heart of English History. Tour well known and lesser known sites of the City - hear about revolting peasants, martyrs, heretics, monasteries and monks.

St Albans Fire Station Open Day

Sunday 3rd September 2017
St Albans fire station is holding its annual open day on Sunday 3rd September from 12-4pm.

Aristocrats, Paupers & Philanthropists Guided Walk

Sunday 3rd September 2017
An interesting stroll around the lesser known historic features of St Albans.

Awards Ceremonies for graduates of the University of Hertfordshire

Monday 4th September to Tuesday 12th September 2017
We would like to extend a warm welcome to those graduating from the University of Hertfordshire in September 2017.

Heritage Open Days

Thursday 7th September to Sunday 10th September 2017
Each September for one weekend, St Albans opens its doors to allow you to visit many of the museums and attractions free, and to explore buildings normally closed to the public. It is a once-a-year chance to discover our architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities that bring local history and culture to life.

Pots at Kingsbury Barn

Thursday 7th September to Sunday 10th September 2017
An exhibition by members of the Dacorum and Chiltern Potters Guild, a diverse range of functional and decorative ceramics.

Hertfordshire Open Studios

Saturday 9th September to Sunday 1st October 2017
Why not extend the summer holiday mood with a self-guided tour of some of Hertfordshire's finest artists, craftmakers and artisans? Artists are opening their doors for the biggest county-wide art event in Hertfordshire - Herts Open Studios. This annual autumn show, organised by Herts Visual Arts, runs for three weeks and entry to participating exhibitions is free.

A Roman City Revealed Guided Walk

Saturday 9th September 2017
Discover the lurid past of Roman Britain's third city, revolting Celts and a fire to rival the Great Fire of London. See the hypocaust, the Roman central heating system not surpassed in England for over 1400 years, and part of the Roman Wall.

Organ Theatre Concert - Kevin Grunill

Saturday 9th September 2017
Theatre Organ Concert

St Albans Farmers Market

Sunday 10th September 2017
Expect to find local specialities, mouth watering cheeses, seasonal fruit and vegetables, fresh herbs, top quality meat and game, dairy produce, freshly baked cakes & bread and hand crafted goods. Plus entertainment and refreshments.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 10th September 2017
St Albans, the unheralded jewel of Hertfordshire, a 1000 year old city at the heart of English History. Tour well known and lesser known sites of the City - hear about revolting peasants, martyrs, heretics, monasteries and monks.

Musical Sunday Afternoon

Sunday 10th September 2017
Enjoy a musical Sunday Afternoon listening to this fascinating collection of unique self-playing musical instruments.

St Albans Choral Society: Open Rehearsal

Thursday 14th September 2017
Do you enjoy singing? Come and try out our choir at this Open Rehearsal learning the Duruflé Requiem. For information about the event and current vacancies, contact our Membership Secretary at membership@choralsociety.com

Redbourn Classics Motor Show

Saturday 16th September 2017
Classic Vehicle Show plus Village Fête in aid of local charities.

Fishpool Street - Rag & Riches Guided Walk

Saturday 16th September 2017
Journey from St Michaels, the village within the Roman walls, taking in medieval pubs and houses and a 16th century watermill, to Fishpool Street. How did this street, once a major 18th century coaching route, degenerate to a slum and backwater, then become a prime residential area?

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 17th September 2017
St Albans, the unheralded jewel of Hertfordshire, a 1000 year old city at the heart of English History. Tour well known and lesser known sites of the City - hear about revolting peasants, martyrs, heretics, monasteries and monks.

Discover Harpenden Guided Walk

Sunday 17th September 2017
An infamous spy, a lane nicknamed after the smells from the brewery and the local artist who painted royalty and presidents - these are just some of the places you will see and people you will hear about on this walk through the village and common.

Victorian St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 17th September 2017
The Victorian times were the age of massive expansion for the town.This walk takes us from the medieval to the age of steam, the railways, factories and even the pioneering days of cinema (hear about the first ever film advertisement)!

Michelangelo: Love and Death (PG) - The Sandpit Theatre

Sunday 17th September 2017
A cinematic journey through the great chapels and museums of Florence, Rome and the Vatican, to the print and drawing rooms of Europe, to explore Michelangelo’s tempestuous life.

Natural World Bugs and Reptiles

Saturday 23rd September 2017
Free event 10am - 3pm

A Roman City Revealed Guided Walk

Saturday 23rd September 2017
Discover the lurid past of Roman Britain's third city, revolting Celts and a fire to rival the Great Fire of London. See the hypocaust, the Roman central heating system not surpassed in England for over 1400 years, and part of the Roman Wall.

Moonlight Walk

Saturday 23 September 2017
Take part in this 10 mile walk around the streets of St Albans under the light of the moon. All proceeds from the event are going to Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

Harpenden Farmers Market

Sunday 24th September 2017
The Harpenden Farmers Market occurs on the fourth Sunday of every month.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 24th September 2017
St Albans, the unheralded jewel of Hertfordshire, a 1000 year old city at the heart of English History. Tour well known and lesser known sites of the City - hear about revolting peasants, martyrs, heretics, monasteries and monks.

Medieval Lives Guided Walk

Sunday 24th September 2017
As we walk around the historic market place you will hear tales about the life and times of the people who visited, lived and worked here.

St Albans Food & Drink Festival 2017

Wednesday 27th September to Saturday 7th October
The St Albans Food & Drink Festival will return this autumn to showcase the fantastic range of food, drink and produce available throughout St Albans District. With so many excellent eateries providing fabulous food and delightful drinking holes, the festival is a great time to try something new or different.

CAMRA St Albans Beer and Cider Festival

Wednesday 27th September to Saturday 30th September 2017
The premier event in the Hertfordshire drinkers calendar will be back in town at the end of September so book your beer and cider holiday now and pay us a visit to enjoy the vast selection of drinks on offer. The number of real ale on offer runs into the hundreds and is complimented by a vast selection of real ciders and perries, bottle conditioned beers and a large selection from around the world.

The Unknown Soldier

Wednesday 27th September 2017
Jack stayed on when the guns fell silent, to search the battlefields for the boys that could not go home - for the dead and the missing, for both enemy and friend – and amongst the rusty wire and unexploded bombs Jack is looking for something – looking for someone. He has a promise to keep and a debt to repay, and now there is this strange request from the generals.

Birds of Bray

Saturday 30th September 2017
Free event 10am - 3pm

According to Arthur - The Sandpit Theatre

Saturday 30th September 2017
Bursting with poetry, puppetry, live music and imagination, PaddleBoat Theatre Company invite you to help Arthur find the moon again!

Fishpool Street - Rag & Riches Guided Walk

Saturday 30th September 2017
Journey from St Michaels, the village within the Roman walls, taking in medieval pubs and houses and a 16th century watermill, to Fishpool Street. How did this street, once a major 18th century coaching route, degenerate to a slum and backwater, then become a prime residential area?

Amadeus Chamber Orchestra

Saturday 30th September 2017

Amadeus Chamber Orchestra conducted by Simon Thompson, Jennifer Wigram (leader) and soloist Sebastian Kozub (cello) present -

Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream: Overture and 3 pieces;
Saint-Saens: Cello concerto no.1 in A minor;
Cherubini: Symphony in D major.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 1st October 2017
St Albans, the unheralded jewel of Hertfordshire, a 1000 year old city at the heart of English History. Tour well known and lesser known sites of the City - hear about revolting peasants, martyrs, heretics, monasteries and monks.

St Albans Street Feastival

Sunday 1st October 2017
St Peter’s Street will exhibit the finest food and drink producers, a variety of expert demonstrations and a line-up of outstanding chefs, welcoming over 14,000 visitors to the District. Impressive varieties of top quality produce will be showcased, from fruit, vegetables, cheeses, meat products, ice cream, wines and beers to homemade chocolates and preserves. All are from local and regional producers, suppliers and restaurants.

A Monastery Revealed Guided Walk

Sunday 1st October 2017
Our city owes its existence to the monastery, which was once the most important in England. From Dedication to Dissolution, powerful Abbots controlled the town, the lives of its people and of course the monks.

Vintage Tea Afternoon

Sunday 1st October 2017
Catch up with friends or family and enjoy a musical afternoon with tea, finger sandwiches and delicious cakes served by Serendipitea Tea Parties 'Pop Up Tea Room' whilst listening to the Steinway piano and other similar ‘quieter’ instruments in the collection at the Organ Theatre.

Antigone

Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd October 2017
A battle-ground and bloodshed between brothers. A double fratricide. A proclamation that one brother should remain unburied, left to decay on the fields for carrion to ravage. A loyal sister, Antigone, defiant of the State, buries him. Creon, her uncle, is determined to uphold the Law and punish those who disobey at whatever cost. Family loyalties and personal politics collide in this most passionate and timeless of ancient Greek tragedies.

A Curious Conversation - Pop Up Museum

Saturday 7th October 2017
A Curious Conversation - Pop Up Museum at St Julians, Cottonmill (as part of Culture in Cottonmill)

A Roman City Revealed Guided Walk

Saturday 7th October 2017
Discover the lurid past of Roman Britain's third city, revolting Celts and a fire to rival the Great Fire of London. See the hypocaust, the Roman central heating system not surpassed in England for over 1400 years, and part of the Roman Wall.

St Albans Farmers Market

Sunday 8th October 2017
Expect to find local specialities, mouth watering cheeses, seasonal fruit and vegetables, fresh herbs, top quality meat and game, dairy produce, freshly baked cakes & bread and hand crafted goods. Plus entertainment and refreshments.

The Herts 10k

Sunday 8th October 2017
The Herts 10k is a charity run, raising funds for Grove House Hospice. The route starts in Rothamsted Park and heads out towards Redbourn, along the Nickey Line and coming back into Rothamsted Park allowing runners to enjoy some glorious sights of the district's countryside.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 8th October 2017
St Albans, the unheralded jewel of Hertfordshire, a 1000 year old city at the heart of English History. Tour well known and lesser known sites of the City - hear about revolting peasants, martyrs, heretics, monasteries and monks.

Musical Sunday Afternoon

Sunday 8th October 2017
Enjoy a musical Sunday Afternoon listening to this fascinating collection of unique self-playing musical instruments.

Historic Pubs Of St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 8th October 2017
This walk traces the changing fortunes of many establishments - some long gone, others re-invented and those that remain virtually unchanged by time.

Fishpool Street - Rag & Riches Guided Walk

Saturday 14th October 2017
Journey from St Michaels, the village within the Roman walls, taking in medieval pubs and houses and a 16th century watermill, to Fishpool Street. How did this street, once a major 18th century coaching route, degenerate to a slum and backwater, then become a prime residential area?

Organ Theatre Concert - Andrew Nix

Saturday 14th October 2017
Theatre Organ Concert

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 15th October 2017
St Albans, the unheralded jewel of Hertfordshire, a 1000 year old city at the heart of English History. Tour well known and lesser known sites of the City - hear about revolting peasants, martyrs, heretics, monasteries and monks.

Aristocrats, Paupers & Philanthropists Guided Walk

Sunday 15th October 2017
An interesting stroll around the lesser known historic features of St Albans.

A Roman City Revealed Guided Walk

Saturday 21st October 2017
Discover the lurid past of Roman Britain's third city, revolting Celts and a fire to rival the Great Fire of London. See the hypocaust, the Roman central heating system not surpassed in England for over 1400 years, and part of the Roman Wall.

Canaletto:The Art of Venice - The Sandpit Theatre

Saturday 21st October 2017
From one of the world’s largest art collections comes the remarkable story of Canaletto and the city he shared with millions through his art.

Harpenden Farmers Market

Sunday 22nd October 2017
The Harpenden Farmers Market occurs on the fourth Sunday of every month.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 22nd October 2017
St Albans, the unheralded jewel of Hertfordshire, a 1000 year old city at the heart of English History. Tour well known and lesser known sites of the City - hear about revolting peasants, martyrs, heretics, monasteries and monks.

Coaching Inns Guided Walk

Sunday 22nd October 2017
For over 1000 years, St Albans has been a town of inns, taverns and alehouses. Find out why there were fifteen inns in one street alone. At one time, stabling was required for over 2,000 horses - imagine the smell!

Fairytales Gone Bad: Grannylocks / The Monstrous Duckling - The Sandpit Theatre

Monday 23rd October 2017
Join performance poet Joseph Coelho, winner of the 2015 Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award, as he unravels familiar fairytales to create fresh contemporary classics in an enchanting performance for young and old alike.

Limitless Presents: Our House The Musical! - The Sandpit Theatre

Thursday 26th October 2017 - Saturday 28th October 2017
A musical featuring the songs of Madness.

Hansel & Gretel and You… Who? - The Sandpit Theatre

Friday 27th October 2017
Hansel and Gretel have been turned into oven gloves and don’t know what to do!

Chicken Run (U) - The Sandpit Theatre

Sunday 29th October 2017
They are prisoners-trapped behind barbed wire, fearing for their very lives and dreaming only of the outside world. Every escape attempt is thwarted, and the ringleader tossed into solitary to do hard time.But this is no ordinary prison...and these are no ordinary jailbirds.

St Albans Fireworks Spectacular

Saturday 4th November 2017
Come and enjoy a spectacular event full of stunning fireworks, music, food and fun for the whole family! The biggest fireworks event in the region takes place in Verulamium Park and was started over 25 years ago in order to reduce firework accidents at home. To date this amazing event has raised over £730,000 for local and national charities. This year's charity is Special Olympics St Albans as well as other charities supported by the Cathedral.

Street War Memorials Guided Walk (Short Walk)

Saturday 11th November 2017
The Great War changed lives forever. Men enlisted to fight for King and Country, many never returned. The Abbey Parish remembers its dead, not in a church, but the streets where they grew up. The Parish was not unique in its experience but the memorials are.

Organ Theatre Concert - Robert Wolfe

Saturday 11th November 2017
Theatre Organ Concert

St Albans Farmers Market

Sunday 12th November 2017
Expect to find local specialities, mouth watering cheeses, seasonal fruit and vegetables, fresh herbs, top quality meat and game, dairy produce, freshly baked cakes & bread and hand crafted goods. Plus entertainment and refreshments.

Musical Sunday Afternoon

Sunday 12th November 2017
Enjoy a musical Sunday Afternoon listening to this fascinating collection of unique self-playing musical instruments.

Street War Memorials Guided Walk (Short Walk)

Sunday 12th November 2017
The Great War changed lives forever. Men enlisted to fight for King and Country, many never returned. The Abbey Parish remembers its dead, not in a church, but the streets where they grew up. The Parish was not unique in its experience but the memorials are.

St Albans Christmas Market

Saturday 25th November to Saturday 23rd December 2017
German-style Christmas Market in St Albans selling high quality gifts and products. Browse beautiful handmade gifts while enjoying a mug of mulled wine in the Christmas atmosphere. The event will take place in and around the beautiful Vintry Garden adjacent to the magnificent 11th-century St Albans Cathedral.
Further information: visit our Christmas Market section and find out more about the products, entertainment, and how to be involved.

Dance Organ Day No. 5

Saturday 25th November 2017
Dance Organ Day No. 5

St Albans Christmas Lights Switch

Sunday 26th November 2017
Entertainment throughout the city to mark the official start of the Christmas shopping season.

Harpenden Christmas Carnival

Sunday 26th November 2017
A spectacular event in Harpenden High Street, encompassing a carnival procession, charity stalls, a Farmers Market, turning on of the Town's Christmas lights, fairground rides and festive shopping.

David Hockney: A Bigger Picture / 82 Portraits & 1 Still Life - The Sandpit Theatre

Sunday 26th November 2017
Widely considered Britain’s most popular artist, David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York, Paris and beyond, attracting millions of visitors worldwide. Now entering his 9th decade, Hockney shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness. Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Art in London.

Santa in Love - The Sandpit Theatre

Sunday 3rd December 2017
A fun filled family musical complete with games, giggles and all your favourite Christmas songs.

St Albans Farmers Market

Sunday 12th December 2017
Expect to find local specialities, mouth watering cheeses, seasonal fruit and vegetables, fresh herbs, top quality meat and game, dairy produce, freshly baked cakes & bread and hand crafted goods. Plus entertainment and refreshments.

Christmas Charity Concert - The Sandpit Theatre

Thursday 14th December 2017
West End stars and local talent are coming together this Christmas in festive spirit, to raise money for Home Start Herts, a wonderful charity that supports families with young children in a multitude of difficult situations.

A Christmas Carol - The Sandpit Theatre

Saturday 16th December 2017
With the help of a large 60cm tall pop up book and lots of humbugs, this very entertaining version of the Dicken’s classic tale takes the audience back to Victorian England using mime, voice and a couple of suitcases loaded full of ghosts!

St Albans Mummers

Tuesday 26th December 2017 (Boxing Day)

For over 40 years the St Albans Mummers have performed their unique adaptation of George & The Dragon on Boxing Day in various locations in the City Centre.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Monday 1st January 2018
St Albans, the unheralded jewel of Hertfordshire, a 1000 year old city at the heart of English History. Tour well known and lesser known sites of the City - hear about revolting peasants, martyrs, heretics, monasteries and monks.
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