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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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Hertfordshire Open Studios

Saturday 9th September to Sunday 1st October 2017
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 International Organ Festival Gala Concert

Saturday 23rd September 2017
Prize-winners of the 2017 Competition.

St Albans Motor Show

Sunday 24th September 2017
After the success of the first St Albans Motor Show in March 2016, the free street event is back with even more to entertain and delight car enthusiasts, families and friends. Situated on the pedestrianised areas of St Peter’s Street, the Motor Show delivers a fun day out with hands-on opportunities and a range of free activities too. …Additional entertainment will include:

St Albans Food & Drink Festival 2017

Wednesday 27th September to Saturday 7th 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.

St Albans Street Feastival

Sunday 1st October 2017
St Peter’s Street will exhibit the finest food and drink producers, a variety of expert demonstrations and a line-up of outstanding chefs, welcoming over 14,000 visitors to the District. Impressive varieties of top quality produce will be showcased, from fruit, vegetables, cheeses, meat products, ice cream, wines and beers to homemade chocolates and preserves. All are from local and regional producers, suppliers and restaurants.

Lunchtime Organ Recital

Wednesday 4th October 2017
Martyn Rawles, Organist and Assistant Director of Music at Lichfield Cathedral

Older People’s Day

Wednesday 11th October 2017
An event for members of the public, especially for older people, their families and carers. Information sessions on community and fire safety. 30+ stalls for organisations for older people. Sports and arts demonstrations and light refreshments.
Photography exhibition created by Oaklands College students celebrating older people in the district.

Meet A Roman Soldier at Verulamium Museum

Saturday 21st October 2017
Meet a Roman soldier at Verulamium Museum

Crafts in the Colonnade at Verulamium Museum

Monday 23rd October 2017
A simple drop-in make and take craft activity to keep you busy!

Crafts in the Colonnade at Verulamium Museum

Tuesday 24th October 2017
A simple drop-in make and take craft activity to keep you busy!

The Big Draw 2017

Thursday 26th October 2017
Budding artists of all ages are invited to explore the Cathedral and create their very own masterpieces inspired by the theme of this year's Big Draw - Living Lines.

Meet Tessa Wheeler at Verulamium Museum

Saturday 18th November 2017
Meet Tessa Wheeler at Verulamium Museum

St Albans Christmas Market

Saturday 25th November to Saturday 23rd December 2017
German-style Christmas Market in St Albans selling high quality gifts and products. Browse beautiful handmade gifts while enjoying a mug of mulled wine in the Christmas atmosphere. The event will take place in and around the beautiful Vintry Garden adjacent to the magnificent 11th-century St Albans Cathedral.
Further information: visit our Christmas Market section and find out more about the products, entertainment, and how to be involved.

Harpenden Christmas Carnival

Sunday 26th November 2017
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.

St Albans Christmas Lights Switch

Sunday 26th November 2017
Entertainment throughout the city to mark the official start of the Christmas shopping season.

Redbourn Christmas Market

Sunday 3rd December 2017
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!

St Albans Mummers

Tuesday 26th December 2017 (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.

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