Events search

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.

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.

St Albans Christmas Lights Switch On

Sunday 18th November 2018
It’s time to light up St Albans city centre. Bring family and friends along for free fun entertainment!

St Albans Organ Theatre - Dance Organ Day No. 6

Saturday 24th November 2018
Musical Sunday Afternoon

The Ultimate Civic Disco present Ultimate 70's nightfever - Dance party

Saturday 24th November 2018
The return of the mega popular UCD with the Ultimate “Old” School Disco! Hosted by Graham Kentsley with the return of School favourites The “Hello Sailor” Discotheque! Live music from the FAB local band The Push playing the “End of Term” Christmas party set!

The St Albans Antique and Vintage Market

Sunday 25th November 2018
A unique and long awaited monthly outdoor Antique and Vintage market in central St Albans.

Harpenden Christmas Carnival

Sunday 25th November 2018* (provisional date)
A spectacular event in Harpenden High Street, encompassing a carnival procession, charity stalls, a Farmers Market, turning on of the Town's Christmas lights, fairground rides and festive shopping.

Meraki Christmas Festival

Friday 30th November to Saturday 22nd December
For the first time this year, the St Albans Christmas Market is being hosted within Meraki Christmas Festival, so not only will you be able to shop for unique hand-made goods from picturesque wooden chalets, you’ll also be able to enjoy all the fun of a winter wonderland with rides, a spectacular virtual reality Santa’s grotto experience, Christmas movies, skating, an ice bar and much, much more.

Redbourn Christmas Market

Sunday 2nd December 2018
Experience the best of Redbourn at their annual winter festival. Visit the pretty historic village of Redbourn to celebrate authentic and quality local crafts, food and music. 70+ stalls overflowing with delicious food, beautiful crafts and gift ideas; seasonal music showcasing the best local talent; Yule raffle with lots of amazing prizes from local businesses, plus Santa Claus!

Folk at the Maltings - Kitty Macfarlane

Friday 7th December 2018
Somerset-based singer and songwriter, Kitty Macfarlane, returns to Folk at the Maltings as part of a national tour to launch her debut album, ‘Namer of clouds’.

St Albans Organ Theatre - Nicholas Martin B.E.M.

Saturday 8th December 2018
St Albans Organ Theatre Concert

Carols on the Hour

Saturday 15th December 2018
Take a break from the last-minute Christmas shopping and enjoy this special St Albans Cathedral event. Each service lasts just 30 minutes, enough time to sing some uplifting carols with the Cathedral Choirs. Everyone is welcome to come and sing and experience the true meaning of Christmas at these hourly Carol Services from 11am to 4pm. No tickets required and admission is free.

St Albans Organ Theatre - The Mechanical Instrument Christmas Special

Sunday 16th December 2018
The Mechanical Instrument Christmas Special

St Albans Mummers

Wednesday 26th December 2018 (Boxing Day)

For over 40 years the St Albans Mummers have performed their unique adaptation of George & The Dragon on Boxing Day in various locations in the City Centre.