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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.

IOFringe

Wednesday 28th June to Sunday 9th July 2017
The IOFringe promotes the diversity of excellent local music from the St Albans district whilst also offering inspirational performance and participatory opportunity to complement the International Organ Festival (10th to 22nd July)l.

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. Events and activities include painting, print making, jewellery, plus much much more!

Mini Meraki Festival

Saturday 1st July 2017
Free event 10am - 4pm

Heartwood Forest Guided Butterfly Walk

Saturday 1st July 2017
Join the Woodland Trust and Herts Butterfly Conservation to find out more about the captivating world of butterflies at Heartwood Forest on this guided walk. This leisurely walk through newly planted areas of forest aims to witness a vivid display of summer butterflies. Target species include Skippers, Marbled White, blues and browns. Handy tips will be provided by our walk leader to help you learn how to identify individual species.

Kimpton Folk Festival

Saturday 1st July 2017
Spend an unforgettable day in the Hertfordshire countryside with some of the UK's finest folk artists.

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?

Love Classics on Stage

Saturday 1st July 2017
Adoramus returns to the Alban Arena with a programme designed to take you deeper into the subject of love. The programme will feature some sparkling favourites including Verdi’s ‘Anvil Chorus’, ‘Wedding Music’ from ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘Seasons of Love’ from ‘Rent’, Scene from ‘Swan Lake with music from ‘Aspects of Love’, ‘Oklahoma’, ‘Rent’ and ‘Fiddler on the Roof’.

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

Wednesday 5th July to Sunday 9th July 2017
The fourth international St Albans Film Festival will take place in 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. There will be open-air cinema in Abbey Orchard from 5th to 8th July.

Dog Day with Glendee Rescue

Saturday 8th July 2017
Free event 10am - 4pm

Heartwood Forest Summer Festival

Saturday 8th July 2017
The Heartwood Forest Summer Festival is back for 2017! A family favourite, the Summer Festival celebrates Heartwood Forest, the local community and dedicated volunteers.

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.

A Roman City Revealed Guided Walk

Saturday 8th July 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 - 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
The 29th St Albans International Organ Festival has announced its programme and, as you would expect from this prestigious event, many internationally recognised stars will be performing. Talented local artists also feature heavily, including St Albans teenager Julian Trevelyan, Harpenden-based Amici Voices, St Albans Cathedral Choir, St Albans Bach Choir and the St Albans Mosaic Chamber Choir.

Tots Tales at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 12th July 2017
Join in for a story, craft activity and a museum hunt inspired by Plunge into the Pirate Pool by Caryl Hart and Ed Eaves.

A Curious Conversation - Pop Up Museum

Thursday 13th July 2017
A Curious Conversation - Pop Up Museum at St Paul's Church, Fleetville

A Curious Conversation - Pop Up Museum

Saturday 15th July 2017
A Curious Conversation - Pop Up Museum at The Maltings

Mini Meraki Festival

Saturday 15th July 2017
Free event 10am - 4pm

The Little Welly Goes Wild

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July 2017
The Little Welly Goes Wild gives kids the opportunity to get outdoors, reconnect with nature, to run wild and free... and get as wet and muddy as they like! The obstacle course and activities are designed to challenge and inspire, and allow children a sense of independence.

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!

IOF Charity Concert - Handel's Messiah

Saturday 15th July 2017
HANDEL Messiah
Sponsored by the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire
Proceeds from the concert will be split between the High Sheriff’s Fund, St Albans Cathedral and the International Organ Festival.

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.

Curling and Skittles on the Mall

Saturday 22nd July 2017
Free event 10am - 3pm

A Roman City Revealed Guided Walk

Saturday 22nd July 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 23rd July 2017
The Harpenden Farmers Market occurs on the fourth Sunday of every month.

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.*

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!

Sounds Around the Abbey

Monday 24th July 2017 - Saturday 29 July 2017
A special concert at St Albans Abbey, organised by Rennie Grove in conjunction with the Rock Choir.

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.

Venture into Verulamium

Thursday 27th July 2017
To celebrate the national Festival of Archaeology, join in a wealth of activities in Verulamium Park as we invite you to explore and discover the secrets of the third largest city of Roman Britain.

A Soldier's Story at the Clock Tower

Wednesday 29th July 2017
Meet characters from the First World War and visit an exhibition about the home front in St Albans.

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.

Family Guided Walk

Sunday 30th July 2017
This interactive historic walk is for families of primary school age children.

Crack the Code Museum Trail

Tuesday 1st August 2017
Crack the Code Museum Trail at Verulamium Museum

Show and Tell at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Show and Tell at Verulamium Museum

Museum Explorers at Verulamium Museum

Thursday 3rd August 2017
Museum Explorers at Verulamium Museum

Mosaic Making - Creative Art Workshop at Verulamium Museum

Thursday 3rd August 2017
Mosaic Making - Creative art workshops

Family Fridays at Verulamium Museum

Friday 4th August 2017
Crafts in the Colonnade at Verulamium Museum

Saturday Sightseeing at Verulamium Museum

Saturday 5th August 2017
Saturday Sightseeing at Verulamium Museum

Pop up St Albans Museum on the Mall

Saturday 5th August 2017
Free event 11am - 3pm

Aristocrats, Paupers & Philanthropists

Saturday 5th August 2017
An interesting stroll around the lesser known historic features of St Albans.

Pop up St Albans Museum on the Mall

Sunday 6th August 2017
Free event 11am - 3pm

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 6th August 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.

Museum Explorers at Verulamium Museum

Sunday 6th August 2017
Museum Explorers at Verulamium Museum

Coaching Inns Guided Walk

Sunday 6th August 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!

Discover Redbourn Guided Walk

Sunday 6th August 2017
During the coaching era, Redbourn became known as a Street of Inns and boasted at least 30 inns and public houses. This walk explores the area around the historic High Street, St Mary's Church and Almhouses.

Crafts in the Colonnade at Verulamium Museum

Monday 7th August 2017
Crafts in the Colonnade at Verulamium Museum

Crack the Code Museum Trail

Tuesday 8th August 2017
Crack the Code Museum Trail at Verulamium Museum

Show and Tell at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 9th August 2017
Show and Tell at Verulamium Museum

Museum Explorers at Verulamium Museum

Thursday 10th August 2017
Museum Explorers at Verulamium Museum

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.

Family Fridays at Verulamium Museum

Friday 11th August 2017
Crafts in the Colonnade at Verulamium Museum

Saturday Sightseeing at Verulamium Museum

Saturday 12th August 2017
Saturday Sightseeing at Verulamium Museum

Lexus Car Promotion

Saturday 12th August 2017
Free event 10am - 4pm

Mosaic Making - Creative Art Workshop at Verulamium Museum

Saturday 12th August 2017
Spend an afternoon playing our awesome ancient games.

A Roman City Revealed Guided Walk

Saturday 12th August 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 - 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.

Lexus Car Promotion

Sunday 13th August 2017
Free event 10am - 4pm

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 13th August 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.

Museum Explorers at Verulamium Museum

Sunday 13th August 2017
Museum Explorers at Verulamium Museum

Musical Sunday Afternoon

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

Victorian St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 13th August 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)!

Crafts in the Colonnade at Verulamium Museum

Monday 14th August 2017
Crafts in the Colonnade at Verulamium Museum

Crack the Code Museum Trail

Tuesday 15th August 2017
Crack the Code Museum Trail at Verulamium Museum

Show and Tell at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 16th August 2017
Show and Tell at Verulamium Museum

Family Guided Walk

Sunday 17th August 2017
This interactive historic walk is for families of primary school age children.

Museum Explorers at Verulamium Museum

Thursday 17th August 2017
Museum Explorers at Verulamium Museum

Family Fridays at Verulamium Museum

Friday 18th August 2017
Crafts in the Colonnade at Verulamium Museum

Saturday Sightseeing at Verulamium Museum

Saturday 19th August 2017
Saturday Sightseeing at Verulamium Museum

360 Traverse Climbing Wall

Saturday 19th August 2017
Free event 10am - 3pm

Verulamium Revealed

Saturday 19th August 2017
Verulamium Revealed

Fishpool Street - Rag & Riches Guided Walk

Saturday 19th August 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 20th August 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.

Museum Explorers at Verulamium Museum

Sunday 20th August 2017
Museum Explorers at Verulamium Museum

Medieval Lives Guided Walk

Sunday 20th August 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.

Crafts in the Colonnade at Verulamium Museum

Monday 21st August 2017
Crafts in the Colonnade at Verulamium Museum

Crack the Code Museum Trail

Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Crack the Code Museum Trail at Verulamium Museum

Show and Tell at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Show and Tell at Verulamium Museum

French Market

Thursday 24th August and Friday 25th August 2017
France at Home returns to put on a French Market in St Albans. The traders mostly come from different 'departments' in Normandy and offer a wide range of top quality products. These are generally local and regional cheeses, bread freshly baked every day, patisserie products, olives and dried fruits, handbags, jewellery, Provençal soaps, and much more.

Animal Felting - Creative Art Workshop at Verulamium Museum

Thursday 24th August 2017
Animal Felting - Creative art workshops

Museum Explorers at Verulamium Museum

Thursday 24th August 2017
Museum Explorers at Verulamium Museum

Family Fridays at Verulamium Museum

Friday 25th August 2017
Crafts in the Colonnade at Verulamium Museum

Saturday Sightseeing at Verulamium Museum

Saturday 26th August 2017
Saturday Sightseeing at Verulamium Museum

A Curious Conversation - Pop Up Museum

Saturday 26th August 2017
A Curious Conversation - Pop Up Museum at St Albans Cathedral, North Transept (under the Rose Window)

Batak and Buzzwire

Saturday 26th August 2017
Free event 10am - 3pm

Meet a Roman Soldier at Verulamium Museum

Saturday 26th August 2017
Mosaic Making - Creative art workshops

A Roman City Revealed Guided Walk

Saturday 26th August 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 27th August 2017
The Harpenden Farmers Market occurs on the fourth Sunday of every month.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 27th August 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.

Museum Explorers at Verulamium Museum

Sunday 27th August 2017
Museum Explorers at Verulamium Museum

A Monastery Revealed Guided Walk

Sunday 27th August 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.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Monday 28th August 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.

Crafts in the Colonnade at Verulamium Museum

Monday 28th August 2017
Crafts in the Colonnade at Verulamium Museum

Coaching Inns Guided Walk

Monday 28th August 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!

Crack the Code Museum Trail

Tuesday 29th August 2017
Crack the Code Museum Trail at Verulamium Museum

Show and Tell at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 30th August 2017
Show and Tell at Verulamium Museum

Museum Explorers at Verulamium Museum

Thursday 31st August 2017
Museum Explorers at Verulamium Museum

Fishpool Street - Rag & Riches Guided Walk

Saturday 2nd September 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 3rd September 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.

Aristocrats, Paupers & Philanthropists Guided Walk

Sunday 3rd September 2017
An interesting stroll around the lesser known historic features of St Albans.

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.

A Roman City Revealed Guided Walk

Saturday 9th September 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 - 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.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 10th September 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 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.

Fishpool Street - Rag & Riches Guided Walk

Saturday 16th September 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 17th September 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 17th September 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)!

Discover Harpenden Guided Walk

Sunday 17th September 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.

Natural World Bugs and Reptiles

Saturday 23rd September 2017
Free event 10am - 3pm

A Roman City Revealed Guided Walk

Saturday 23rd September 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.

Moonlight Walk

Saturday 23 September 2017
Take part in this 10 mile walk around the streets of St Albans under the light of the moon. All proceeds from the event are going to Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

Harpenden Farmers Market

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

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 24th September 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 24th September 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 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.

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.

Birds of Bray

Saturday 30th September 2017
Free event 10am - 3pm

Fishpool Street - Rag & Riches Guided Walk

Saturday 30th September 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?

Amadeus Chamber Orchestra

Saturday 30th September 2017

Amadeus Chamber Orchestra conducted by Simon Thompson, Jennifer Wigram (leader) and soloist Sebastian Kozub (cello) present -

Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream: Overture and 3 pieces;
Saint-Saens: Cello concerto no.1 in A minor;
Cherubini: Symphony in D major.

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.

A Monastery Revealed Guided Walk

Sunday 1st October 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.

Vintage Tea Afternoon

Sunday 1st October 2017
Catch up with friends or family and enjoy a musical afternoon with tea, finger sandwiches and delicious cakes served by Serendipitea Tea Parties 'Pop Up Tea Room' whilst listening to the Steinway piano and other similar ‘quieter’ instruments in the collection at the Organ Theatre.

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.

A Curious Conversation - Pop Up Museum

Saturday 7th October 2017
A Curious Conversation - Pop Up Museum at St Julians, Cottonmill (as part of Culture in Cottonmill)

A Roman City Revealed Guided Walk

Saturday 7th October 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.

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.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

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

Historic Pubs Of St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 8th October 2017
This walk traces the changing fortunes of many establishments - some long gone, others re-invented and those that remain virtually unchanged by time.

Fishpool Street - Rag & Riches Guided Walk

Saturday 14th October 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 Theatre Concert - Andrew Nix

Saturday 14th October 2017
Theatre Organ Concert

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 15th October 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.

Aristocrats, Paupers & Philanthropists Guided Walk

Sunday 15th October 2017
An interesting stroll around the lesser known historic features of St Albans.

A Roman City Revealed Guided Walk

Saturday 21st October 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 22nd October 2017
The Harpenden Farmers Market occurs on the fourth Sunday of every month.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 22nd October 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 22nd October 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!

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.

Street War Memorials Guided Walk (Short Walk)

Saturday 11th November 2017
The Great War changed lives forever. Men enlisted to fight for King and Country, many never returned. The Abbey Parish remembers its dead, not in a church, but the streets where they grew up. The Parish was not unique in its experience but the memorials are.

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.

Street War Memorials Guided Walk (Short Walk)

Sunday 12th November 2017
The Great War changed lives forever. Men enlisted to fight for King and Country, many never returned. The Abbey Parish remembers its dead, not in a church, but the streets where they grew up. The Parish was not unique in its experience but the memorials are.

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.

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.

St Albans Christmas Lights Switch

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

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.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Monday 1st January 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.
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