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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.

If you would like to submit an event for this page, please contact the Visitor Information Centre at tic@stalbans.gov.uk or 01727 864511.

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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.

Willows Farm Spring Special

Saturday 27th May to Sunday 4th June 2017
This May half term, families can make the most of the spring sunshine with a host of countryside activities at the Willows Activity Farm Spring Special. The programme will include live sheep shearing demonstrations by Tuck the Shepherd – seeing our woolly friends getting their hair cut for the warmer weather. You will also enjoy new shows in the Peter Rabbit Theatre, Sheep Racing around the animal race track and all your Willows Favourites including Tristan the Runaway Tractor.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Monday 29th May 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

Monday 29th May 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.

Archaeology Fun Day at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 31st May 2017
Discover the stories of Verulamium Museum’s history with a day of activities.

The Curse of the Pharaohs

Thursday 1st June 2017
Half term holiday activity for 6 – 11 year olds.

Abbey Line Community Rail Fun Day

Friday 2nd June 2017

An afternoon of fun and activities learning about the Abbey Line Community Rail Partnership and how it’s making a difference on the Abbey Line.

Crafty Capers at Verulamium Museum

Friday 2nd June 2017

Drop in craft activities with an Egyptian theme.
Suitable for ages 3+, accompanied by an adult.

Natural World Bugs and Reptiles

Saturday 3rd June 2017
Free event 10am - 3pm

St Albans Steam and Country Show

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June 2017
A full day's entertainment will be available for everyone. In addition to the old engines and farm equipment there will be stalls, a fairground and refreshments including a licensed bar. Demonstrations will be set up to show how the old equipment was used in days gone by. A working sawbench, threshing machine, stone crusher and other machinery will be at work. Ring events and parades will enable all the mobile exhibits to be moved on the field (if weather conditions allow).

Beautiful Alice Festival

Saturday 3rd June 2017
Fun, love, colour and eclectic sunshiny festival vibes will be coming your way from Beautiful Alice Festival 2017. Bring your family and friends to the magical Sleapshyde Farm in St Albans for a glorious celebration of all things wonderful! Amazing food, licensed bars, festival stalls, main stage, family fun, children's area and the all new Summer's Stage... plus the stunningly gorgeous pumping hot dance tipi to see you through to the early hours!

Fishpool Street - Rag & Riches Guided Walk

Saturday 3rd June 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?

Discover Wheathampstead Guided Walk

Saturday 3rd June 2017
This is a traditional site of the Catuvellauni, the local Iron Age tribe, but it eventually became part of the monastic Estate of Westminster.

Mini Meraki Festival

Sunday 4th June 2017
Free event 10am - 4pm

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 4th June 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.

A Monastery Revealed Guided Walk

Sunday 4th June 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.

Orwell on Jura – a rehearsed play reading by Tom McNab

Sunday 4th June 2017
Orwell on Jura is a rehearsed play reading directed by Michael Vaughan and performed by a professional cast.

St Albans Ride and Dine Experience

Wednesday 7th June 2017
Discover the beautiful countryside around St Albans with on an electric bike tour. The tour visits the Ayot Greenway, Shaw’s Corner and travels along the Chilterns Cycleway. The tour is followed by a British Tapas meal at the award winning Rose and Crown in Sandridge.

Italian Market

Thursday 8th and Friday 9th June 2017
Just imagine a few delicate slices of bresaola on a bed of rocket salad, shavings of the best parmesan and a drizzle of the finest extra virgin olive oil. On the side perhaps some olives individually stuffed by hand with garlic cloves and a sea salt focaccia bread with a cream of balsamic dip! Visit the Italia in Piazza markets and you'll be able to try most of these, and many more ingredients. right on your doorstep.

Mozart’s Opera Cosi fan Tutte

Friday 9th June 2017
Mozart’s comic opera, Cosi fan Tutte, will be performed by the Love Opera Company, which aims to put on modern and accessible productions of well - loved operas. The production will be set in 1940’s war-torn England and will be sung in English.

St Albans Farmers Market

Sunday 10th June 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.

Art on the Common

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June 2017
Established for over 30 years, Art on the Common is Hertfordshire's premier outdoor art event, set on a wonderful tree lined section of Harpenden Common close to the Town centre. The two day event showcases the very best of local art including paintings, ceramics, fine art photography, sculpture, jewellery, glass, wood and handmade greeting cards.

World Gin Day with Tomoka Spirits

Saturday 10th June 2017
Free event 12noon - 4pm

Harpenden Carnival

Saturday 10th June 2017
Come along on 10 June for Harpenden Goes Wild! Harpenden Round Table and Harpenden Town Council are delighted to be working in partnership again to bring you the 52nd Harpenden Carnival. The event will again be free to enter and will be a wonderful day out for all the family.

A Roman City Revealed Guided Walk

Saturday 10th June 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.

A Roman City Revealed Guided Walk

Saturday 10th June 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 - Howard Beaumont

Saturday 10th June 2017
Theatre Organ Concert

St Albans Half Marathon

Sunday 11th June 2017
A community focused event, St Albans Half Marathon aims to raise money for local charities and organisations as well as put on a great day out for all the family. Those looking for a challenge can take on the scenic Half Marathon or Walking Half Marathon, which takes you on a challenging but rewarding route through the country lanes of St Albans.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 11th June 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 - Queens Birthday Special

Sunday 11th June 2017

Queens Birthday Special

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

Historic Pubs Of St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 11th June 2017
This walk traces the changing fortunes of many establishments - some long gone, others re-invented and those that remain virtually unchanged by time.

St Albans Ride and Dine Experience

Wednesday 14th June 2017
Discover the beautiful countryside around St Albans with on an electric bike tour. The tour visits the Ayot Greenway, Shaw’s Corner and travels along the Chilterns Cycleway. The tour is followed by a British Tapas meal at the award winning Rose and Crown in Sandridge.

Lexus Car Promotion

Saturday 17th June 2017
Free event 10am - 4pm

Fishpool Street - Rag & Riches Guided Walk

Saturday 17th June 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?

Lexus Car Promotion

Sunday 18th June 2017
Free event 10am - 4pm

Annual Redbourn in Steam at Redbourn Village Museum

Sunday 18th June 2017

Annual gathering of traction engines and road rollers.

St Albans Ride and Dine Experience

Wednesday 21st June 2017
Discover the beautiful countryside around St Albans with on an electric bike tour. The tour visits the Ayot Greenway, Shaw’s Corner and travels along the Chilterns Cycleway. The tour is followed by a British Tapas meal at the award winning Rose and Crown in Sandridge.

The Alban Pilgrimage - part of Alban Weekend

Saturday 24th June 2017
St Albans Cathedral is delighted to bring you the spectacular Alban Pilgrimage, a celebration of the life of Saint Alban who gave the City its name. This unique and dramatic event sees giant carnival puppets retrace Alban's last steps and tell his remarkable and moving story. Roman chariots, centurions, lions, roses and executioners all take their place in the procession from St Peter's Church, through the City Centre to St Albans Cathedral.

St Albans Folk Festival

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June 2017
St Albans Folk Festival will take place on June 24th and 25th with the main events on Saturday June 24th. Local dance groups and guests from further afield will be dancing in the City Centre; . Singers and musicians will be giving free performances in City Centre pubs and the Courtyard Café; and the day will end with a special concert in the Maltings Arts Theatre,

Folk Festival Dancing

Saturday 24th June 2017
Free event 11am - 3pm

According To Arthur…

Saturday 24th June 2017
According to Arthur… is an inspirational and heart-warming tale of an old man who re-engages with the outside world and the adventurous life he once led, performed by the respected Paddleboat Theatre Company.

Harpenden Farmers Market

Sunday 25th June 2017
The Harpenden Farmers Market occurs on the fourth Sunday of every month.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 25th June 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.

Alban Street Festival - part of Alban Weekend

Sunday 25th June 2017
Showcasing our inspiring community, celebrate all that is fun, free and fabulous about St Albans at the Alban Street Festival. Food stalls, creative and sporting activities, live music, performance and more: and all of it is free!

Coaching Inns Guided Walk

Sunday 25th June 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!

IOFringe

Wednesday 28th June to Sunday 9th July 2017
The IOFringe promotes the diversity of excellent local music from the St Albans district whilst also offering inspirational performance and participatory opportunity to complement the International Organ Festival.

The International Organ Festival itself runs from 10th to 22nd July.

St Albans Ride and Dine Experience

Wednesday 28th June 2017
Discover the beautiful countryside around St Albans with on an electric bike tour. The tour visits the Ayot Greenway, Shaw’s Corner and travels along the Chilterns Cycleway. The tour is followed by a British Tapas meal at the award winning Rose and Crown in Sandridge.

Childwickbury Arts Fair

Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July 2017
A three day celebration of the arts held inside the beautiful private grounds of Childwickbury Estate, St Albans where you will find a vibrant mix of workshops, demonstrations and entertainment for all ages, a great day out for families. A unique way to engage with artists in a relaxed and informal setting as well as an opportunity to view and buy their work. Events and activities include painting, print making, jewellery, plus much much more!

Mini Meraki Festival

Saturday 1st July 2017
Free event 10am - 4pm

Fishpool Street - Rag & Riches Guided Walk

Saturday 1st 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?

Love Classics on Stage

Saturday 1st July 2017
Adoramus returns to the Alban Arena with a programme designed to take you deeper into the subject of love. The programme will feature some sparkling favourites including Verdi’s ‘Anvil Chorus’, ‘Wedding Music’ from ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘Seasons of Love’ from ‘Rent’, Scene from ‘Swan Lake with music from ‘Aspects of Love’, ‘Oklahoma’, ‘Rent’ and ‘Fiddler on the Roof’.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 2nd 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.

Victorian St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 2nd July 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)!

St Michaels Village Folk Evening

Wednesday 5th July 2017
Traffic will give way to music and dancing on Wednesday 5 July when St Michael's Street, St Albans will be closed from 8-10pm for the 30th St Michael's Street Folk evening. The overture by St Michael's bell ringers will start at 7.15pm. After dancing in the street and the school playground finished, music and singing will continue until closing time all over the village.

St Albans Film Festival

Friday 7th July to Sunday 9th July 2017
The fourth international St Albans Film Festival will take place over the weekend of 8th - 9th July 2017, with a short-film competition, film screenings, workshops, and other film-themed events taking place throughout the city. The theme this year is The Mind.

Dog Day with Glendee Rescue

Saturday 8th July 2017
Free event 10am - 4pm

Wheathampstead Village Weekend

Saturday 8th July and Sunday 9th July 2017
Village weekend happens every year on the second weekend in July. Events start with the "Wheathampstead's Got Talent" show, followed by a Picnic on the Meads with live music. On Sunday the festivities continue with a parade through the village followed by stalls and activities on the Marford Playing Field.

A Roman City Revealed Guided Walk

Saturday 8th July 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 - David Redfern

Saturday 8th July 2017
Theatre Organ Concert

St Albans Farmers Market

Sunday 9th July 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.

Harpenden Highland Gathering

Sunday 9th July 2017
Harpenden Lions Highland Gathering is a great day out with a 'Scottish flavour' offering four pipe and drum bands, highland dancing competitions and displays as well as solo piping. Plus the traditional highland games heavy events including 'weight over the bar', 'tossing the caber' and 'putting the stone'.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 9th 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.

Musical Sunday Afternoon

Sunday 9th July 2017
Enjoy a musical Sunday Afternoon listening to this fascinating collection of unique self-playing musical instruments.

Medieval Lives Guided Walk

Sunday 9th July 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 International Organ Festival

Monday 10th July to Saturday 22nd July 2017
The 29th St Albans International Organ Festival has announced its programme and, as you would expect from this prestigious event, many internationally recognised stars will be performing. Talented local artists also feature heavily, including St Albans teenager Julian Trevelyan, Harpenden-based Amici Voices, St Albans Cathedral Choir, St Albans Bach Choir and the St Albans Mosaic Chamber Choir.

Mini Meraki Festival

Saturday 15th July 2017
Free event 10am - 4pm

Fishpool Street - Rag & Riches Guided Walk

Saturday 15th 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?

M Festival

Saturday 15th July 2017
Marlborough Science Academy's annual music festival returns for its 8th year, with a fantastic line-up of local music talent - The Monster Hits; Alexis Kings; Billington & Quinn; Magician's Nephew, and many more!

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 16th 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.

Curling and Skittles on the Mall

Saturday 22nd July 2017
Free event 10am - 3pm

A Roman City Revealed Guided Walk

Saturday 22nd July 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 23rd July 2017
The Harpenden Farmers Market occurs on the fourth Sunday of every month.

St Albans Race for Life

Sunday 23rd July 2017
Race for life is the largest women only fundraising event in the UK. The St Albans event takes place in Verulamium Park, where over 3,000 women will come together and help raise money to beat cancer. Come along, walk, run, dance or sponsor. Why not enter with your friends and family? *PLEASE NOTE - Parking in Verulamium Park is very limited and you are strongly advised to use the city centre car parks.*

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 23rd 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.

Coaching Inns Guided Walk

Sunday 23rd July 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!

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.

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.

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.

Pop up St Albans Museum on the Mall

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

Aristocrats, Paupers & Philanthropists

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

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.

Pop up St Albans Museum on the Mall

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

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!

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.

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.

Lexus Car Promotion

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

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.

Organ Theatre Concert - Dr. Kevin Morgan F.R.C.O

Saturday 12th August 2017
Theatre Organ Concert

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

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 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.

Musical Sunday Afternoon

Sunday 13th August 2017
Enjoy a musical Sunday Afternoon listening to this fascinating collection of unique self-playing musical instruments.

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)!

Family Guided Walk

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

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.

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.

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.

Batak and Buzzwire

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Musical Sunday Afternoon

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

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?

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)!

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

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?

Vintage Tea Afternoon

Sunday 1st October 2017
A very popular Vintage Afternoon Tea whilst enjoying the quieter instruments in the collection.

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.

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 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.

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!

St Albans Fashion Week

Monday 23rd October - Sunday 29th October 2017
St Albans Fashion Week will return for its 5th year from Monday 23rd October to Sunday 29th October 2017 with a week of spectacular events showcasing fashion and beauty excellence.

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.

Organ Theatre Concert - Robert Wolfe

Saturday 11th November 2017
Theatre Organ Concert

Musical Sunday Afternoon

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

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.

Organ Theatre Concert - John Mann

Saturday 9th December 2017
Theatre Organ Concert

Organ Theatre - The Mechanical Instrument Christmas Special

Sunday 17th December 2017
Organ Theatre - The Mechanical Instrument Christmas Special

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.

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