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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.

The Counterfeit Stones

Friday 25th May 2018
Now in their 27th year, these prank-stars continue to deliver the best “mock ‘n’ roll” show on the circuit.

Hertfordshire County Show

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May 2018
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.

Fishpool Street

Saturday 26th May 2018
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?

High Sheriff of Hertfordshire’s Charity Concert

Saturday 26th May 2018
Pupils from the prestigious Tring Park School for the Performing Arts are proud to have been asked to perform an amateur concert version of the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor ® Dreamcoat at St Albans Cathedral, for the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire’s Charity concert.

We’ve Only Just Begun

Saturday 26th May 2018
“We’ve Only Just Begun” is a celebration of the Carpenter’s music and the spirit of Karen Carpenter.

Historic St.Albans

Sunday 27th May 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.

Historic Pubs of St.Albans

Sunday 27th May 2018
For centuries, the innkeepers and publicans of St Albans have provided hospitality for pilgrims, travellers, market traders and locals alike.

Lee Nelson

Sunday 27th May 2018
Due to huge demand, Lee is extending his smash hit tour for a second (and final) time, adding an extra 30 dates to his huge 150 show run.

Historic St.Albans

Monday 28th May 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.

There's More To The Tudors

Monday 28th May 2018
From Henry VII to Elizabeth I, an era of unprecedented social, religious and political change. How did the dissolution of our powerful monastery impact on the people of St Albans and its economy? You may be surprised how many of the 16th century buildings have survived – though some may be in disguise!

Gorhambury Gardens History and Tour

Wednesday 30th May 2018
Mark Todhunter - Gorhambury Gardens History and Tour

Jolly Journeys!

Thursday 31st May 2018
St Albans Cathedral holiday activities for children

Abbey Line Community Rail Fun Day

Thursday 31st May 2018
The 2nd Community Rail Fun Day event is on 31st May 2018. Join in an afternoon of fun activities for all the family from 11am to 3pm at the St Albans Abbey Car Park.

Folk at the Maltings - Rosie Hodgson and Rowan Pigott with Elizabeth and Jameson

Friday 1st June 2018
Folk at the Maltings presents a concert featuring Folk at the Maltings: Rosie Hodgson and Rowan Pigott with Elizabeth and Jameson