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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 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.