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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
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.

Legendary Front Men Of Rock

Wednesday 24th January 2018
Legendary Front Men Of Rock makes UK landfall in 2018 with an all evening line up that all rock fans will not want to miss. FRAN COSMO – former lead singer of BOSTON & his Band and BOBBY KIMBALL – original lead singer of TOTO & his Band.

Archaeological Apprentices at Verulamium Museum

Saturday 27th January 2018
Come along and join in a simulated archaeology dig. Help peel back layers of time to see what people in the past have left behind and discover what can be learnt from the finds.

Jack Jones

Saturday 27th January 2018
80th Birthday Celebration Tour! JACK JONES lights up a stage – any stage, any time, anywhere. One of the world’s most loved international singing stars, JACK JONES still stands head and shoulders above his musical peers.

Amadeus Chamber Orchestra

Saturday 27th January 2018
Amadeus Chamber Orchestra with Joel Sandelson (conductor), Jennifer Wigram (leader) and soloist: Julian Trevelyan (piano)

Suggs: What A King Cnut

Thursday 1st February 2018
Due to huge popular demand, after his first tour-de-force, smash hit, sell out tour, ‘My Life Story’, Suggs is treading the boards again with a brand new show.

Ben Portsmouth is Elvis

Friday 2nd February 2018
The King Is Back
Ben Portsmouth -The World’s Number One Elvis Tribute Artist.

Folk at the Maltings - Alden, Patterson and Dashwood

Friday 2nd February 2018
Folk at the Maltings presents a concert featuring Alden, Patterson and Dashwood, a trio featuring music from both sides of the Atlantic, plus singer songwriters Julian Mount and Rose Ford.

St Albans Choral Society: Hymns and Anthems

Sunday 4th February 2018
St Albans Choral Society performs a special concert featuring well-known choral works by Sir Hubert Parry in his centenary year, together with anthems by Byrd, Tallis, Ireland and Stanford. Opportunities for audience participation. The concert is in aid of the Hospice of St Francis, Berkhamsted.

Verulamium Museum - Spotlight on History: Many a fight over a barrel of horse manure!

Wednesday 7th February 2018
Take a journey through twentieth century St Albans, hearing the experiences of those who lived and worked here.

Willows Farm - February Frolics

Saturday 10th February 2018 - Sunday 18th February 2018
Plenty of fleecy fun is to be had at the 2018 Willows Activity Farm February Frolics event in St Albans between 10 February and 18 February. The cutest event of the year will consist of live lambing and activities that the whole family can enjoy.

Harpenden Public Hall - Despicable Me 3 - Harpenden Mayor's Charity Matinee

Saturday 10th February 2018
Harpenden Town Mayor Cllr Rosemary Farmer is putting on a matinee showing of Despicable Me 3 at the Harpenden Public Halls on 10 February in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care and the Harpenden Hopper with thanks to the support of the Public Halls.

Valentine's at Luton Hoo

Saturday 10th February 2018, Wednesday 14th February 2018 and Saturday 17th February 2018
Create special memories this Valentine’s at Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa.

Verulamium Museum - Crack the Code Museum Trail

Monday 12th February 2018
Explore the museum for clues to the Roman words and phrases hidden around the galleries.

Crafts in the Colonnade at Verulamium Museum

Tuesday 13th February 2018
Simple crafts inspired by the museum’s collections.

Harpenden Public Hall - Jason Donovan

Tuesday 13th February 2018
Now, for the first time, fans can meet Jason Up Close. Appearing in An Audience With, Jason will talk about the highs and lows of his career. Expect previously untold stories and exclusive, stripped-back-and-acoustic versions of his biggest hits.

Menopause The Musical

Tuesday 13th February 2018
Menopause the Musical is heading out on another UK wide tour. This hysterical show packed full of one-liners about night sweats, hot flushes and memory loss is backed by an instantly recognisable soundtrack of innuendo-laden versions of 60s, 70s and 80s pop classics.

Crafts in the Colonnade at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 14th February 2018
Simple crafts inspired by the museum’s collections.

Verulamium Museum - Spotlight on History: The changing use of St Albans Town Hall

Wednesday 14th February 2018
This year, in the next stage of the building’s history, a new museum will be opened. Find out more about this fascinating building and see the latest behind-the-scenes photos of the fit out of the museum.

Museum Explorers at Verulamium Museum

Thursday 15th February 2018
Borrow items from our explorer kit to help you investigate the museum.

Meet the Conservator at Verulamium Museum

Thursday 15th February 2018
Want to find out about the museum pests? Ever wondered what damage a bit of dust can do? Why doesn't the museum "fix" all the broken pots?

An Audience with Frank Bruno

Thursday 15th February 2018
Enjoy an evening of conversation with Frank Bruno MBE, hosted by Jed Stone, well known comedian and entertainer.

Family Fridays - Time for Tea at Verulamium Museum

Friday 16th February 2018
Explore the collections with a drop-in craft and learning session. Handle artefacts and make a souvenir to take home.

Meet A Roman Soldier at Verulamium Museum

Saturday 17th February 2018
Meet a Roman soldier at Verulamium Museum

Harpenden Public Hall - Showaddywaddy

Saturday 17th February 2018
Showaddywaddy have long been established as Europe’s most successful ever exponents of retro-inspired rock & roll.

All Star Superslam Wrestling

Saturday 17th February 2018
Superslam wrestling returns to St Albans after a sell-out tour! A night of top action for all the family to enjoy.

Harpenden Public Hall - Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Sunday 18th February 2018
Formed in 1917, during the First World War, Grimethorpe Colliery Band is a British institution. National and British Open Champions on numerous occasions, the band’s contest successes remain legendary.

The Classic Rock Show

Sunday 18th February 2018
As testimony to the ever increasing popularity of Classic Rock music, the critically acclaimed live show ‘The Classic Rock Show’, returns to the UK in January and February 2018 to bring us, ‘Guitar Greats – World Tour 2018’, an amazing new live production, celebrating the world’s greatest guitarists.

Verulamium Museum - Spotlight on History: Mobilisation 1914

Wednesday 21st February 2018
This talk will explain how the British discovered the Kaiser’s spy ring, how the British Army and Royal Navy went to war and focus on the important role played by the police and the Post Office.

Richard Herring - I'm 50!

Thursday 22nd February 2018
“Podfather” (the Guardian) and star of Radio 4’s Relativity, Richard Herring gets to the half century (against all odds) and looks at how his life has changed in the last decade, from irresponsible, single kidult, literally fighting his way through a mid-life crisis, to married father who is mid-way to the telegram from the Queen.
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