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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Vintage Tea Afternoon

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