Loading

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.

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.

Image1 Image2 Image3 Image5 Image4

Large Map View

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.

Muslims in the First World War

Wednesday 26th April 2017
Learn about the experiences of the hundreds of thousands of Muslim soldiers who fought for Britain during the First World War. Historian and former advisor to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Jahan Mahmood will use his 'travelling military museum' to lift the veil on their forgotten histories.

Climbing Everest: an Extraordinary Adventure by Rob Lucas

Thursday 27th April 2017
The Friends of the Abbey are very pleased to welcome Rob Lucas, a great supporter of the Cathedral, to talk about his experience of climbing Everest. Come and hear Rob's account of his incredible experience in the lovely Lady Chapel.

A Roman City Revealed Guided Walk

Saturday 29th April 2017
Discover the lurid past of Roman Britain's third city, revolting Celts and a fire to rival the Great Fire of London. See the hypocaust, the Roman central heating system not surpassed in England for over 1400 years, and part of the Roman Wall.

Wicker Man May Fest

Saturday 29th April 2017
It's time to welcome the summer in and, for the third year in a row, The Foragers are doing it in true pagan style.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

St Albans Ride and Dine Experience

Wednesday 10th May 2017
Discover the beautiful countryside around St Albans with on an electric bike tour. The tour visits the Ayot Greenway, Shaw’s Corner and travels along the Chilterns Cycleway. The tour is followed by a British Tapas meal at the award winning Rose and Crown in Sandridge.

Brambleton Model Railway Open Day

Saturday 13th May 2017
Brambleton Model Railway Club invite you to their Outdoor Model Railway Open Day. Come and see one of the country's largest outdoor model railways in action. Double Track 'O' Gauge Mainline and Live Steam Operated 16mm/ft Scale Garden Line.

A Roman City Revealed Guided Walk

Saturday 13th May 2017
Discover the lurid past of Roman Britain's third city, revolting Celts and a fire to rival the Great Fire of London. See the hypocaust, the Roman central heating system not surpassed in England for over 1400 years, and part of the Roman Wall.

Organ Theatre Concert - Howard Beaumont

Saturday 13th May 2017
Theatre Organ Concert

St Albans Farmers Market

Sunday 14th May 2017
Expect to find local specialities, mouth watering cheeses, seasonal fruit and vegetables, fresh herbs, top quality meat and game, dairy produce, freshly baked cakes & bread and hand crafted goods. Plus entertainment and refreshments.

St Albans Charity Cycle Ride

Sunday 14th May 2017
The Rotary Clubs of St Albans organise this charity cycle ride event. There are 4 routes around Mid-Hertfordshire; 10 miles, 20 miles, 30 miles and 40 miles. This event welcomes everyone to take part from adults, children and young people and families. The ride starts and finishes at Oaklands College.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 14th 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.

Musical Sunday Afternoon

Sunday 14th May 2017
Enjoy a musical Sunday Afternoon listening to this fascinating collection of unique self-playing musical instruments.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 14th May 2017
An interesting stroll around the lesser known historic features of St Albans.

Fishpool Street - Rag & Riches Guided Walk

Saturday 20th 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?

Organ Recital:Franz Josef Stoiber

Saturday 20th May 2017
Franz Josef Stoiber, renowned organist of Regensburg Dom returns to St Albans with a programme of arrangements and improvisations.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 21st 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.

Beating the Bounds

Sunday 21st May 2017
Beating the Bounds is a traditional ceremony dating back to medieval times and involves members of the community walking the boundary of St Albans. During the ceremony, people taking part in the event will be invited to beat the 'bounds' with willow wands at key locations along the 3 mile route. The procession, led by the Mayor and officers of the district council will follow the medieval boundary of the town as defined in 1327. The procession takes around 2 hours. Free.

Coaching Inns Guided Walk

Sunday 21st May 2017
For over 1000 years, St Albans has been a town of inns, taverns and alehouses. Find out why there were fifteen inns in one street alone. At one time, stabling was required for over 2,000 horses - imagine the smell!

Hertfordshire County Show

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May 2017
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.

Old Macdonald and The Three Pigs

Saturday 27th May 2017
Booster Cushion Theatre present a comical version of the three pigs tale. With the help of a farmer, the audience, mime, a wild bunch of animals, squeaking and a large concentina book, this fun story comes to life! Can you help save the day and stop the wolf blowing all the pigs hard work away?

A Roman City Revealed Guided Walk

Saturday 27th May 2017
Discover the lurid past of Roman Britain's third city, revolting Celts and a fire to rival the Great Fire of London. See the hypocaust, the Roman central heating system not surpassed in England for over 1400 years, and part of the Roman Wall.

Harpenden Farmers Market

Sunday 28th May 2017
The Harpenden Farmers Market occurs on the fourth Sunday of every month.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 28th 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.

Victorian St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 28th May 2017
The Victorian times were the age of massive expansion for the town.This walk takes us from the medieval to the age of steam, the railways, factories and even the pioneering days of cinema (hear about the first ever film advertisement)!

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Monday 29th 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.

Medieval Lives Guided Walk

Monday 29th May 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.

St Albans Steam and Country Show

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June 2017
A full day's entertainment will be available for everyone. In addition to the old engines and farm equipment there will be stalls, a fairground and refreshments including a licensed bar. Demonstrations will be set up to show how the old equipment was used in days gone by. A working sawbench, threshing machine, stone crusher and other machinery will be at work. Ring events and parades will enable all the mobile exhibits to be moved on the field (if weather conditions allow).

Beautiful Alice Festival

Saturday 3rd June 2017
Fun, love, colour and eclectic sunshiny festival vibes will be coming your way from Beautiful Alice Festival 2017. Bring your family and friends to the magical Sleapshyde Farm in St Albans for a glorious celebration of all things wonderful! Amazing food, licensed bars, festival stalls, main stage, family fun, children's area and the all new Summer's Stage... plus the stunningly gorgeous pumping hot dance tipi to see you through to the early hours!

Discover Wheathampstead Guided Walk

Saturday 3rd June 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.

Fishpool Street - Rag & Riches Guided Walk

Saturday 3rd June 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 4th June 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

Sunday 4th June 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.

St Albans Farmers Market

Sunday 10th June 2017
Expect to find local specialities, mouth watering cheeses, seasonal fruit and vegetables, fresh herbs, top quality meat and game, dairy produce, freshly baked cakes & bread and hand crafted goods. Plus entertainment and refreshments.

Art on the Common

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June 2017
Established for over 30 years, Art on the Common is Hertfordshire's premier outdoor art event, set on a wonderful tree lined section of Harpenden Common close to the Town centre. The two day event showcases the very best of local art including paintings, ceramics, fine art photography, sculpture, jewellery, glass, wood and handmade greeting cards.

Harpenden Carnival

Saturday 10th June 2017
Harpenden Carnival is organised by the Harpenden Round Table,with a wide range of entertainment, craft stalls, a fun fair, bouncy inflatables, BBQ, children's activities along with food and drink.

A Roman City Revealed Guided Walk

Saturday 10th June 2017
Discover the lurid past of Roman Britain's third city, revolting Celts and a fire to rival the Great Fire of London. See the hypocaust, the Roman central heating system not surpassed in England for over 1400 years, and part of the Roman Wall.

A Roman City Revealed Guided Walk

Saturday 10th June 2017
Discover the lurid past of Roman Britain's third city, revolting Celts and a fire to rival the Great Fire of London. See the hypocaust, the Roman central heating system not surpassed in England for over 1400 years, and part of the Roman Wall.

Organ Theatre Concert - Howard Beaumont

Saturday 10th June 2017
Theatre Organ Concert

St Albans Half Marathon

Sunday 11th June 2017
A community focused event, St Albans Half Marathon aims to raise money for local charities and organisations as well as put on a great day out for all the family. Those looking for a challenge can take on the scenic Half Marathon or Walking Half Marathon, which takes you on a challenging but rewarding route through the country lanes of St Albans.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 11th June 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.

Musical Sunday Afternoon - Queens Birthday Special

Sunday 11th June 2017

Queens Birthday Special

Enjoy a musical Sunday Afternoon listening to this fascinating collection of unique self-playing musical instruments.

Fishpool Street - Rag & Riches Guided Walk

Saturday 17th June 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?

Annual Redbourn in Steam at Redbourn Village Museum

Sunday 18th June 2017

Annual gathering of traction engines and road rollers.

The Alban Pilgrimage - part of Alban Weekend

Saturday 24th June 2017
St Albans Cathedral is delighted to bring you the spectacular Alban Pilgrimage, a celebration of the life of Saint Alban who gave the City its name. This unique and dramatic event sees giant carnival puppets retrace Alban's last steps and tell his remarkable and moving story. Roman chariots, centurions, lions, roses and executioners all take their place in the procession from St Peter's Church, through the City Centre to St Albans Cathedral.

St Albans Folk Festival

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June 2017
St Albans Folk Festival will take place on June 24th and 25th with the main events on Saturday June 24th. Local dance groups and guests from further afield will be dancing in the City Centre; . Singers and musicians will be giving free performances in City Centre pubs and the Courtyard Café;and the day will end with a special concert in the Maltings Arts Theatre,

According To Arthur…

Saturday 24th June 2017
According to Arthur… is an inspirational and heart-warming tale of an old man who re-engages with the outside world and the adventurous life he once led, performed by the respected Paddleboat Theatre Company.

Harpenden Farmers Market

Sunday 25th June 2017
The Harpenden Farmers Market occurs on the fourth Sunday of every month.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 25th June 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.

Alban Street Festival - part of Alban Weekend

Sunday 25th June 2017
Showcasing our inspiring community, celebrate all that is fun, free and fabulous about St Albans at the Alban Street Festival. Food stalls, creative and sporting activities, live music, performance and more: and all of it is free!

Coaching Inns Guided Walk

Sunday 25th June 2017
For over 1000 years, St Albans has been a town of inns, taverns and alehouses. Find out why there were fifteen inns in one street alone. At one time, stabling was required for over 2,000 horses - imagine the smell!

IOFringe

Wednesday 28th June to Sunday 9th July 2017
The IOFringe, curated by the St Albans Arts Team, is an eclectic programme to complement the International Organ Festival - the theme for 2017 is 'Heroes' remembering music icons who we lost in 2016.

Childwickbury Arts Fair

Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July 2017
A three day celebration of the arts held inside the beautiful private grounds of Childwickbury Estate, St Albans where you will find a vibrant mix of workshops, demonstrations and entertainment for all ages, a great day out for families. A unique way to engage with artists in a relaxed and informal setting as well as an opportunity to view and buy their work. Stay into the evening for one of the concerts. Events and activities include painting, print making, jewellery, plus much much more!

Fishpool Street - Rag & Riches Guided Walk

Saturday 1st July 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 2nd July 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.

Victorian St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 2nd July 2017
The Victorian times were the age of massive expansion for the town.This walk takes us from the medieval to the age of steam, the railways, factories and even the pioneering days of cinema (hear about the first ever film advertisement)!

St Michaels Village Folk Evening

Wednesday 5th July 2017
Traffic will give way to music and dancing on Wednesday 5 July when St Michael's Street, St Albans will be closed from 8-10pm for the 30th St Michael's Street Folk evening. The overture by St Michael's bell ringers will start at 7.15pm. After dancing in the street and the school playground finished, music and singing will continue until closing time all over the village.

St Albans Film Festival

Friday 7th July to Sunday 9th July 2017
The fourth international St Albans Film Festival will take place over the weekend of 8th - 9th July 2017, with a short-film competition, film screenings, workshops, and other film-themed events taking place throughout the city. The theme this year is The Mind.

Wheathampstead Village Weekend

Saturday 8th July and Sunday 9th July 2017
Village weekend happens every year on the second weekend in July. Events start with the "Wheathampstead's Got Talent" show, followed by a Picnic on the Meads with live music. On Sunday the festivities continue with a parade through the village followed by stalls and activities on the Marford Playing Field.

Organ Theatre Concert - David Redfern

Saturday 8th July 2017
Theatre Organ Concert

St Albans Farmers Market

Sunday 9th July 2017
Expect to find local specialities, mouth watering cheeses, seasonal fruit and vegetables, fresh herbs, top quality meat and game, dairy produce, freshly baked cakes & bread and hand crafted goods. Plus entertainment and refreshments.

Harpenden Highland Gathering

Sunday 9th July 2017
Harpenden Lions Highland Gathering is a great day out with a 'Scottish flavour' offering four pipe and drum bands, highland dancing competitions and displays as well as solo piping. Plus the traditional highland games heavy events including 'weight over the bar', 'tossing the caber' and 'putting the stone'.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 9th July 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.

Musical Sunday Afternoon

Sunday 9th July 2017
Enjoy a musical Sunday Afternoon listening to this fascinating collection of unique self-playing musical instruments.

Medieval Lives Guided Walk

Sunday 9th July 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.

St Albans International Organ Festival

Monday 10th July to Saturday 22nd July 2017
This biennial festival is centred around the magnificent Norman cathedral of St Albans and in other churches and buildings in this beautiful historic city. The festival attracts leading musicians and performers from around the world together with very best young organists who come to compete in the two competitions.

Fishpool Street - Rag & Riches Guided Walk

Saturday 15th July 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?

M Festival

Saturday 15th July 2017
Marlborough Science Academy's annual music festival returns for its 8th year, with a fantastic line-up of local music talent - The Monster Hits; Alexis Kings; Billington & Quinn; Magician's Nephew, and many more!

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 16th July 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.

St Albans Race for Life

Sunday 23rd July 2017
Race for life is the largest women only fundraising event in the UK. The St Albans event takes place in Verulamium Park, where over 3,000 women will come together and help raise money to beat cancer. Come along, walk, run, dance or sponsor. Why not enter with your friends and family? *PLEASE NOTE - Parking in Verulamium Park is very limited and you are strongly advised to use the city centre car parks.*

Harpenden Farmers Market

Sunday 23rd July 2017
The Harpenden Farmers Market occurs on the fourth Sunday of every month.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 23rd July 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.

Coaching Inns Guided Walk

Sunday 23rd July 2017
For over 1000 years, St Albans has been a town of inns, taverns and alehouses. Find out why there were fifteen inns in one street alone. At one time, stabling was required for over 2,000 horses - imagine the smell!

Goblin’s Peter and The Wolf

Tuesday 25th July 2017
Join Peter on a hilarious adventure through the fields and forest as he discovers new sounds and noises. Featuring animal antics of singing birds, waddling ducks, sneaky cats, and a rocking wolf. With new music lovingly inspired by Prokofiev’s classic, this is Peter and the Wolf as you’ve never seen it before.

Classics on the Common

Wednesday 26th July 2017
Once a year, Harpenden Common comes alive for half a day with 1200 classic cars and other four-wheelers, plus 250 cycles and scooters. You'll find a Chevy Bel Air rubbing shoulders with a 1927 Trojan, and a rare 1978 Mantra Bagheera with a '59 Berliet plus 10,000 admiring spectators. Little wonder Classics on the Common, already Britain's biggest mid-week classic car meeting, now ranks among the top events of the classics calendar.

Fishpool Street - Rag & Riches Guided Walk

Saturday 29th July 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 30th July 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.

Meraki Festival

Friday 11th August to Sunday 13th August 2017
Meraki Festival is a new 3 day summer Festival featuring a line-up of top live music acts across three major music stages, with special features and creative spaces around the festival for everyone to enjoy. The activities are all-inclusive - once you're through the gates, you can enjoy all of our festival features for no extra cost! Features include: Enchanted Forest, Serenity Spa, Game Zone, 3 Music Stages, Mad Hatters Maze, Sky Wheel, Movie House.

Organ Theatre Concert - Dr. Kevin Morgan F.R.C.O

Saturday 12th August 2017
Theatre Organ Concert

St Albans Farmers Market

Sunday 13th August 2017
Expect to find local specialities, mouth watering cheeses, seasonal fruit and vegetables, fresh herbs, top quality meat and game, dairy produce, freshly baked cakes & bread and hand crafted goods. Plus entertainment and refreshments.

Harpenden Farmers Market

Sunday 27th August 2017
The Harpenden Farmers Market occurs on the fourth Sunday of every month.

Musical Sunday Afternoon

Sunday 13th August 2017
Enjoy a musical Sunday Afternoon listening to this fascinating collection of unique self-playing musical instruments.

Awards Ceremonies for graduates of the University of Hertfordshire

Monday 4th September to Tuesday 12th September 2017
We would like to extend a warm welcome to those graduating from the University of Hertfordshire in September 2017.

Heritage Open Days

Thursday 7th September to Sunday 10th September 2017
Each September for one weekend, St Albans opens its doors to allow you to visit many of the museums and attractions free, and to explore buildings normally closed to the public. It is a once-a-year chance to discover our architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities that bring local history and culture to life.

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.

Organ Theatre Concert - Kevin Grunill

Saturday 9th September 2017
Theatre Organ Concert

St Albans Farmers Market

Sunday 10th September 2017
Expect to find local specialities, mouth watering cheeses, seasonal fruit and vegetables, fresh herbs, top quality meat and game, dairy produce, freshly baked cakes & bread and hand crafted goods. Plus entertainment and refreshments.

Musical Sunday Afternoon

Sunday 10th September 2017
Enjoy a musical Sunday Afternoon listening to this fascinating collection of unique self-playing musical instruments.

Redbourn Classics Motor Show

Saturday 16th September 2017
Classic Vehicle Show plus Village Fête in aid of local charities.

St Albans and Harpenden Food and Drink Festival

Saturday 23rd September - Monday 2nd October 2017
Showcasing our inspiring food and drink businesses, including restaurants, bars, supplies, ingredients and more over two weeks, culminating with a finale street festival in St Peter’s Street and a celebratory awards dinner for local businesses.

Harpenden Farmers Market

Sunday 24th September 2017
The Harpenden Farmers Market occurs on the fourth Sunday of every month.

CAMRA St Albans Beer and Cider Festival

Wednesday 27th September to Saturday 30th September 2017
The premier event in the Hertfordshire drinkers calendar will be back in town at the end of September so book your beer and cider holiday now and pay us a visit to enjoy the vast selection of drinks on offer. The number of real ale on offer runs into the hundreds and is complimented by a vast selection of real ciders and perries, bottle conditioned beers and a large selection from around the world.

The Unknown Soldier

Wednesday 27th September 2017
Jack stayed on when the guns fell silent, to search the battlefields for the boys that could not go home - for the dead and the missing, for both enemy and friend – and amongst the rusty wire and unexploded bombs Jack is looking for something – looking for someone. He has a promise to keep and a debt to repay, and now there is this strange request from the generals.

Vintage Tea Afternoon

Sunday 1st October 2017
A very popular Vintage Afternoon Tea whilst enjoying the quieter instruments in the collection.

Antigone

Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd October 2017
A battle-ground and bloodshed between brothers. A double fratricide. A proclamation that one brother should remain unburied, left to decay on the fields for carrion to ravage. A loyal sister, Antigone, defiant of the State, buries him. Creon, her uncle, is determined to uphold the Law and punish those who disobey at whatever cost. Family loyalties and personal politics collide in this most passionate and timeless of ancient Greek tragedies.

St Albans Farmers Market

Sunday 8th October 2017
Expect to find local specialities, mouth watering cheeses, seasonal fruit and vegetables, fresh herbs, top quality meat and game, dairy produce, freshly baked cakes & bread and hand crafted goods. Plus entertainment and refreshments.

The Herts 10k

Sunday 8th October 2017
The Herts 10k is a charity run, raising funds for Grove House Hospice. The route starts in Rothamsted Park and heads out towards Redbourn, along the Nickey Line and coming back into Rothamsted Park allowing runners to enjoy some glorious sights of the district's countryside.

Musical Sunday Afternoon

Sunday 8th October 2017
Enjoy a musical Sunday Afternoon listening to this fascinating collection of unique self-playing musical instruments.

Organ Theatre Concert - Andrew Nix

Saturday 14th October 2017
Theatre Organ Concert

Harpenden Farmers Market

Sunday 22nd October 2017
The Harpenden Farmers Market occurs on the fourth Sunday of every month.

St Albans Fashion Week

Monday 23rd October - Sunday 29th October 2017
St Albans Fashion Week will return for its 5th year from Monday 23rd October to Sunday 29th October 2017 with a week of spectacular events showcasing fashion and beauty excellence.

St Albans Fireworks Spectacular

Saturday 4th November 2017
Come and enjoy a spectacular event full of stunning fireworks, music, food and fun for the whole family! The biggest fireworks event in the region takes place in Verulamium Park and was started over 25 years ago in order to reduce firework accidents at home. To date this amazing event has raised over £730,000 for local and national charities. This year's charity is Special Olympics St Albans as well as other charities supported by the Cathedral.

Organ Theatre Concert - Robert Wolfe

Saturday 11th November 2017
Theatre Organ Concert

Musical Sunday Afternoon

Sunday 12th November 2017
Enjoy a musical Sunday Afternoon listening to this fascinating collection of unique self-playing musical instruments.

St Albans Christmas Lights Switch

Sunday 19th or Sunday 26th November 2017
Entertainment throughout the city to mark the official start of the Christmas shopping season.

St Albans Christmas Market

TBC
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.

Dance Organ Day No. 5

Saturday 25th November 2017
Dance Organ Day No. 5

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.

Organ Theatre Concert - John Mann

Saturday 9th December 2017
Theatre Organ Concert

Organ Theatre - The Mechanical Instrument Christmas Special

Sunday 17th December 2017
Organ Theatre - The Mechanical Instrument Christmas Special

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.

What's on Filter

Audience

Event Type

Search by date or keyword