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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.

Hertfordshire Open Studios

Saturday 8th September to Sunday 30th September 2018
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.

St Albans Food & Drink Festival 2018

Wednesday 26th September to Monday 8th 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 26th September to Saturday 29th September 2018
A four day event being held at the Alban Arena in St Albans, United Kingdom. Up to 450 different beers on sale across ten bars. Up to 300 cool, cask-conditioned real ales, 80 ciders and perries, 50 bottle conditioned beers and 80 foreign beers from all over the world. Live music from The Landlords Thursday evening, Swan Vesta Social Club Saturday lunchtime and The Overtures Saturday evening.

Rogue Opera presents Bizet's Carmen

Friday 28th and Sunday 30th September 2018
Rogue Opera presents a new intimate production of Bizet’s Carmen for six singers, pianist and dancer, sung in in French with English surtitles. With the audience close enough to see blood, sweat and tears and to feel the vibration of every note, Bizet’s thrilling and captivating music is raw, powerful and intimate.

St Albans Organ Theatre - Arts and Crafts sale

Saturday 29th September 2018
Please come along and see some delightful crafted items, there is always something new to see and buy.

Amadeus Chamber Orchestra

Saturday 29th September 2018
Amadeus Chamber Orchestra with James Murray (conductor), Jennifer Wigram (leader) and soloist: Polina Makhina (violin) Purcell School concerto competition finalist

St Albans Organ Theatre - Vintage Tea Afternoon

Sunday 30th September 2018
A very popular Vintage Afternoon Tea whilst enjoying the quieter instruments in the collection.

A Music Icon: I.K Dairo MBE Commemorative Exhibition

Monday 1st October to Wednesday 31st October 2018
A Music Icon: I.K. Dairo will commemorate the anniversary of 55 years since Dairo received his MBE for services to music across the Commonwealth and in doing so; recognise the only African musician to have received such an honour.

St Albans Remembers

October and November 2018
St Albans Remembers will provide information on events held to commemorate Remembrance Sunday 2018 and the WW1 Centenary in 2018.

Gorhambury Tour on Film

Wednesday 3rd October 2018
The Gorhambury Tour allows viewers to experience the 18th century rooms of the house as they were laid out until very recently. This specially commissioned film is narrated by Tessa Roberts, head guide for the National and Decorative Fine Art Societies (NADFAS), who led tours at Gorhambury for 29 years and has an unparalleled knowledge of the house and its treasures.