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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.

All in it Together - Exhibition

Saturday 25th March to Sunday 30th April 2017
An exhibition featuring the reflections of local schools on the role of our diverse community in the two world wars and beyond. Inspired by recruitment posters including those produced by St Albans-based printers, Dangerfield Printing Company, students have explored the concepts of promotion and propaganda to create their own versions.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 30th April 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 Wheathampstead Guided Walk

Sunday 30th April 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.

Medieval Lives Guided Walk

Sunday 30th April 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.

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Sunday 30 April 2017 7.30pm
On an on-going “hand-luggage only” world tour, the Ukes provide pure entertainment, dead-pan British humour and foot-tapping music. Always doing the unexpected, whether re-imagining folk songs, twisting classical music favourites, uncovering quirky versions of rock covers, or playing the performers' own all-original compositions.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Monday 1st 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.

A Monastery Revealed Guided Walk

Monday 1st May 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.

A Monastery Revealed Guided Walk

Monday 1st May 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.

A Monastery Revealed Guided Walk

Monday 1st May 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.

Folk (not) at the Maltings at the Abbey Theatre Studio

Friday 5th May 2017
Folk at the Maltings, transferred to the Abbey Theatre Studio for one month only, presents West country singer and duet concertina player Geoff Lakeman, performing in St Albans on a launch tour for his first album duo Lynne Heraud and Pat Turner and young Aberdeenshire singer, Iona Fyfe.

GolfSixes

Saturday 6th May and Sunday 7th May 2017
The inaugural GolfSixes event, a revolutionary and novel short form of the game, will make its debut on the European Tour schedule at the Centurion Club in St Albans. The event will feature two-man teams from 16 different nations, with the leading European Tour member from each nation selecting his partner for the event.

Christopher Nibble

Saturday 6th May 2017
Written and illustrated by Charlotte Middleton and adapted for the stage by Claire Alizon Hills, Topsy Turvy Theatre, the company who brought you Ruby Flew Too! and Isabel’s Well, proudly present the charming Christopher Nibble in a tale of dandelion daring-do! Christopher Nibble is an uplifting story of one guinea pig’s selfless undertaking to help halt the disappearance of the delicious dandelion forever!

Fishpool Street - Rag & Riches Guided Walk

Saturday 6th May 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 7th 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.

Vintage Tea Afternoon

Sunday 7th May 2017
A very popular Vintage Afternoon Tea whilst enjoying the quieter instruments in the collection.

Historic Pubs Of St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 7th May 2017
This walk traces the changing fortunes of many establishments - some long gone, others re-invented and those that remain virtually unchanged by time.

Discover Harpenden Guided Walk

Sunday 7th May 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.

St Albans Ride and Dine Experience

Wednesday 10th May 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.

Brambleton Model Railway Open Day

Saturday 13th May 2017
Brambleton Model Railway Club invite you to their Outdoor Model Railway Open Day. Come and see one of the country's largest outdoor model railways in action. Double Track 'O' Gauge Mainline and Live Steam Operated 16mm/ft Scale Garden Line.

A Roman City Revealed Guided Walk

Saturday 13th May 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 13th May 2017
Theatre Organ Concert

St Albans Farmers Market

Sunday 14th May 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.

St Albans Charity Cycle Ride

Sunday 14th May 2017
The Rotary Clubs of St Albans organise this charity cycle ride event. There are 4 routes around Mid-Hertfordshire; 10 miles, 20 miles, 30 miles and 40 miles. This event welcomes everyone to take part from adults, children and young people and families. The ride starts and finishes at Oaklands College.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 14th 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.

Musical Sunday Afternoon

Sunday 14th May 2017
Enjoy a musical Sunday Afternoon listening to this fascinating collection of unique self-playing musical instruments.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 14th May 2017
An interesting stroll around the lesser known historic features of St Albans.

Fishpool Street - Rag & Riches Guided Walk

Saturday 20th May 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 Recital:Franz Josef Stoiber

Saturday 20th May 2017
Franz Josef Stoiber, renowned organist of Regensburg Dom returns to St Albans with a programme of arrangements and improvisations.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 21st 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.

Beating the Bounds

Sunday 21st May 2017
Beating the Bounds is a traditional ceremony dating back to medieval times and involves members of the community walking the boundary of St Albans. During the ceremony, people taking part in the event will be invited to beat the 'bounds' with willow wands at key locations along the 3 mile route. The procession, led by the Mayor and officers of the district council will follow the medieval boundary of the town as defined in 1327. The procession takes around 2 hours. Free.

Coaching Inns Guided Walk

Sunday 21st May 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 Ride and Dine Experience

Wednesday 24th May 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.

Hertfordshire County Show

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May 2017
The Hertfordshire County Showground is the setting for many events throughout the year, including the annual Hertfordshire County Show, which traditionally takes place over the late May Bank Holiday weekend. The event attracts up to 38,000 visitors and displays the best of Hertfordshire. Come and see animals ranging from huge bulls to tiny ducks, spectacular displays and educational demonstrations. Join us for a fantastic family day out, combining free entertainment, fun, food and shopping.

Old Macdonald and The Three Pigs

Saturday 27th May 2017
Booster Cushion Theatre present a comical version of the three pigs tale. With the help of a farmer, the audience, mime, a wild bunch of animals, squeaking and a large concentina book, this fun story comes to life! Can you help save the day and stop the wolf blowing all the pigs hard work away?

A Roman City Revealed Guided Walk

Saturday 27th May 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 28th May 2017
The Harpenden Farmers Market occurs on the fourth Sunday of every month.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 28th 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.

Victorian St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 28th May 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)!

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.
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