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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.

The Bootleg Beatles

Thursday 30 March 2017 7.30pm
The world’s most famous Beatles Tribute band continues to draw critical acclaim from across the globe with their stunning recreation of the greatest songbook of all time. Tracing the Fab Four’s journey through the sixties, every tiny detail is meticulously covered from costumes to authentic period instruments; from their witty ‘Scouse’ banter to their ‘inflection perfect’ vocal mimicry.

The Magic of Motown

Friday 31 March 2017 8.00pm
Now seen by over 1 million people worldwide, music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town. Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience.

Herts Big Weekend

Saturday 1st April and Sunday 2nd April 2017
During English Tourism Week, Hertfordshire residents get the chance to enjoy an amazing day out in their county for FREE in the Herts Big Weekend! The ballot for tickets is open from 9th February until 3rd March 2017. If you missed the main ballot for tickets in February, check and bid for returned tickets to great attractions and events on the Herts Big Weekend website.

A Roman City Revealed Guided Walk

Saturday 1st April 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.

The Sensational 60s Experience

Saturday 1 April 2017 7.30pm

THE TOUR THAT NEVER ENDS

Another explosive tour. For one night only seven legendary names take to the stage and deliver to you a night never to be forgotten.

A Monastery Revealed Guided Walk

Sunday 2nd April 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.
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