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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 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.

Verulamium FunPlay

Daily throughout July and August 2017
Fun & active entertainment for toddler to 12 years old. Trampolines, quad bikes and mini golf.

Willows Farm Summer Spectacular

Saturday 22nd July to Sunday 3rd September 2017
Find a jam-packed programme of fun during Summer Spectacular at Willows Activity Farm. Every day the packed programme includes Willows’ A-maize-ing Maze, and a full day of farmyard fun including the Peter Rabbit Adventure Playground, goat racing around Willows animal race track, summer sports day races and live shows with Peter Rabbit and his friends.

Family Fridays at Verulamium Museum

Friday 18th August 2017
Explore a different theme each week of the summer with a drop-in craft and learning session inspired by our collections. Handle artefacts and make a souvenir to take home.

Harpenden Street Food Social

Friday 18th August 2017
The Harpenden Street Food Social is a monthly event bringing together a diverse collection of local street food vendors. The event aims to bring together an exciting array of foods from around the world and visitors to the social can quench their thirst with a locally brewed beer and cider, or indulge in a chilled glass of Prosecco from the licensed bar - there’s something for everyone’s tastes.

Saturday Sightseeing at Verulamium Museum

Saturday 19th August 2017
Start your Sightseeing Saturday with a trip to Verulamium Museum and collect an ideas and activity sheet to help you explore other places of interest in St Albans.

360 Traverse Climbing Wall

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

Verulamium Revealed

Saturday 19th August 2017
Geophysical surveys of Verulamium Park have revealed new secrets of the Roman town. Kris Lockyear, Senior Lecturer of Archaeology at UCL has been leading the research and will be giving a talk to showcase more about the new information being uncovered.

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
Borrow items from our explorer kit to help you investigate the museum, what will you discover?

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
A simple make and take craft activity to keep you busy on a Monday afternoon!

Crack the Code Museum Trail

Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Explore the museum for clues to the Roman words and phrases hidden around the galleries.

Wild Woods Day

Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Come along for a family fun day in the woods! Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust will be doing a variety of children's activities including den building, treasure hunts, bug hunts and games and more.

Show and Tell at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Come along and discover the secrets of our museum collections with a short talk or handling session.

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.

Cathedral Family Discovery Morning - Gulliver's Travels

Thursday 24th August 2017
The last of this summer's Family Discovery Mornings celebrates the 350th anniversary of ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ by Jonathan Swift. Explore the Cathedral on our fun ‘Traveller’s Trail’ and help to create a big collage of a giant from the land of Brobdingnag!

Animal Felting - Creative Art Workshop at Verulamium Museum

Thursday 24th August 2017
Join this bookable session working with textile artist Anne-Marie Stijelja to create your own felted image inspired by the animal brooches in the museum collections.

Museum Explorers at Verulamium Museum

Thursday 24th August 2017
Borrow items from our explorer kit to help you investigate the museum, what will you discover?

Family Fridays at Verulamium Museum

Friday 25th August 2017
Explore a different theme each week of the summer with a drop-in craft and learning session inspired by our collections. Handle artefacts and make a souvenir to take home.

August Bank Holiday funfair

Friday 25th August to Monday 28th August 2017
Back by popular demand, the August bank holiday family fun fair at Westminster lodge.

Batak and Buzzwire

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

Saturday Sightseeing at Verulamium Museum

Saturday 26th August 2017
Start your Sightseeing Saturday with a trip to Verulamium Museum and collect an ideas and activity sheet to help you explore other places of interest in St Albans.

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)

Meet a Roman Soldier at Verulamium Museum

Saturday 26th August 2017
Come along to Verulamium Museum to learn all about life as a Roman soldier.

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
Borrow items from our explorer kit to help you investigate the museum, what will you discover?

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
A simple make and take craft activity to keep you busy on a Monday afternoon!

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
Explore the museum for clues to the Roman words and phrases hidden around the galleries.

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

Willows Farm Potato Shindig

Friday 1st September 2017 to Sunday 24th September 2017
Potato Shindig is at Willows Activity Farm, St Albans, every day between 1 and 24 September, and this year, visitors can turn their picked potatoes into artistic prints!
The Willows Potato Patch is open to all: with spades at the ready, little ones can dig up and harvest their very own Picasso potatoes. Every child gets to take a bag-full of potatoes home to try out some delicious Willows recipes.

Hertfordshire Schools Show

Saturday 2 September 2017
An exhibition for parents of Hertfordshire schools and academies, with recruitment opportunities for teachers and new graduates.

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?

Highfield Park Photography Walk

Sunday 3rd September 2017
A guided walk around Highfield Park, suitable for photographers of all ages and abilities. Bring your multi-lens camera systems, compact cameras, instamatics or camera phones! You will pause at features of photographic interest, and some advice and assistance will be available.

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.

St Albans Fire Station Open Day

Sunday 3rd September 2017
St Albans fire station is holding its annual open day on Sunday 3rd September from 12-4pm.

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.

Heartwood Sunset Walk

Tuesday 5th September 2017
Sunset walk to learn about the landscape history of Heartwood. A walk of about 1.5 miles with a guide to the "top 10" of selected events/periods in geological and human history which have dramatically changed and shaped the landscape you see here.

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.

Pots at Kingsbury Barn

Thursday 7th September to Sunday 10th September 2017
An exhibition by members of the Dacorum and Chiltern Potters Guild, a diverse range of functional and decorative ceramics.

St Albans Clock Tower

Thursday 7th September 2017 - Sunday 10th September 2017
For four days only, entry to St Albans Clock Tower is free.

Rainbow trail around the museum

Thursday 7th September 2017 - Friday 8th September 2017
Rainbow trail around the museum

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.

Rainbow mosaic craft activity

Saturday 9th September 2017
Rainbow mosaic craft activity

Out and About with the Romans

Saturday 9th September 2017
Meander through the museum on a guided tour that explores identity and hear stories of Roman life that might intrigue, surprise and excite you when compared with our traditional social roles.

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

Sunrise at St Albans Clock Tower

Sunday 10th September 2017
A chance to see the view from the Clock Tower at sunrise, for those who fancy an early start!

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.

The Ultimate OLLIE Challenge

Sunday 10th September 2017
Join the fun in this innovative family treasure hunt to raise funds for the OLLIE Foundation, where the city streets of St Albans become your playground as you get out and about to explore, learn, find clues and compete against other teams. Armed with your Smart Phone as your tour guide, you’ll work together to locate the city hotspots, answer questions and collect photographic evidence to earn team points.

Rainbow trail around the museum

Sunday 10th September 2017
Rainbow trail around the museum

Musical Sunday Afternoon

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

Tots Tales at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 13th September 2017
Join us for a story, craft activity and a museum hunt inspired by The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr.

St Albans Choral Society: Open Rehearsal

Thursday 14th September 2017
Do you enjoy singing? Come and try out our choir at this Open Rehearsal learning the Duruflé Requiem. For information about the event and current vacancies, contact our Membership Secretary at membership@choralsociety.com

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?

Indoor Table Top Sale in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care

Sunday 17th September 2017
Indoor Table Top Sale – Sunday 17 September 2017, 10am - 2pm

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.

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.

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)!

Michelangelo: Love and Death (PG) - The Sandpit Theatre

Sunday 17th September 2017
A cinematic journey through the great chapels and museums of Florence, Rome and the Vatican, to the print and drawing rooms of Europe, to explore Michelangelo’s tempestuous life.

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.

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:

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.

Fragments - Exhibition in St Albans Clock Tower

Wednesday 27th September 2017 - Sunday 1st October 2017
A joint commission by St Albans Museums and UH Galleries. Abi Spendlove’s exhibition of new works at the Clock Tower in St Albans.

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

According to Arthur - The Sandpit Theatre

Saturday 30th September 2017
Bursting with poetry, puppetry, live music and imagination, PaddleBoat Theatre Company invite you to help Arthur find the moon again!

Heartwood Afternoon Walk

Saturday 30th September 2017
Afternoon walk to visit the newly created Heartwood Arboretum England's newest and largest arboretum with all the trees and shrubs native to the British Isles. You will see 60 different species and learn how they have been used over the centuries. They are still small saplings, but you will be able to watch them grow in coming years.

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.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 1st 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Grove House Fashion Show in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care

Wednesday 4th October 2017
Join the volunteers and staff of Rennie Grove on Wednesday 4 October for your chance to see, try on and buy this season's lines at reduced prices - all to help raise money for Rennie Grove Hospice Care. The models on the night are volunteers and staff of Rennie Grove, so come and see them strut their stuff!

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.

Craft Fair in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care

Sunday 8th October 2017
Craft Fair Sunday 8th October 2017 10 am – 4pm

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.

Tots Tales at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 11th October 2017
Join us for a story, craft activity and a museum hunt inspired by Whatever Next by Jill Murphy .

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.

Meet A Roman Soldier at Verulamium Museum

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

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.

Canaletto:The Art of Venice - The Sandpit Theatre

Saturday 21st October 2017
From one of the world’s largest art collections comes the remarkable story of Canaletto and the city he shared with millions through his art.

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!

Fairytales Gone Bad: Grannylocks / The Monstrous Duckling - The Sandpit Theatre

Monday 23rd October 2017
Join performance poet Joseph Coelho, winner of the 2015 Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award, as he unravels familiar fairytales to create fresh contemporary classics in an enchanting performance for young and old alike.

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!

Roman Paper Engineering at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 25th October 2017
Back by popular demand, another opportunity to work with illustrator and paper engineer John O’Leary to create wonderful Roman themed masterpieces!

Roman Paper Engineering at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 25th October 2017
In this drop-in session, help to co-create a giant work of three dimensional art!

Halloween Ghosts and Ghouls Guided Walk

Wednesday 25th October 2017
As we explore haunted St Albans, we will visit many places that are noted for some strange events. Stories of the well known phantoms of the town will be related by the guide. During this walk you may wonder if we are on our own - who knows!

Museum Explorers at Verulamium Museum

Thursday 26th October 2017
Borrow items from our explorer kit to help you investigate the museum.

Limitless Presents: Our House The Musical! - The Sandpit Theatre

Thursday 26th October 2017 - Saturday 28th October 2017
A musical featuring the songs of Madness.

Halloween Ghosts and Ghouls Guided Walk

Thursday 26th October 2017
As we explore haunted St Albans, we will visit many places that are noted for some strange events. Stories of the well known phantoms of the town will be related by the guide. During this walk you may wonder if we are on our own - who knows!

Family Fridays - Puppets at Verulamium Museum

Friday 27th October 2017
Explore our collections with a drop-in craft and learning session.

Hansel & Gretel and You… Who? - The Sandpit Theatre

Friday 27th October 2017
Hansel and Gretel have been turned into oven gloves and don’t know what to do!

A History of Pubs and Brewing in St Albans at Verulamium Museum

Friday 27th October 2017
To celebrate Museums at Night, learn about the history of St Albans’ many pubs and inns with a talk by Curator David Thorold.

Halloween Ghosts and Ghouls Guided Walk

Friday 27th October 2017
As we explore haunted St Albans, we will visit many places that are noted for some strange events. Stories of the well known phantoms of the town will be related by the guide. During this walk you may wonder if we are on our own - who knows!

Shadow Puppet Roman Myths and Legends at Verulamium Museum

Saturday 28th October 2017
Soak up the atmosphere of Verulamium Museum at dusk with special family-friendly puppet show performances as part of the national Museums at Night celebrations.

Halloween Ghosts and Ghouls Guided Walk

Saturday 28th October 2017
As we explore haunted St Albans, we will visit many places that are noted for some strange events. Stories of the well known phantoms of the town will be related by the guide. During this walk you may wonder if we are on our own - who knows!

Chicken Run (U) - The Sandpit Theatre

Sunday 29th October 2017
They are prisoners-trapped behind barbed wire, fearing for their very lives and dreaming only of the outside world. Every escape attempt is thwarted, and the ringleader tossed into solitary to do hard time.But this is no ordinary prison...and these are no ordinary jailbirds.

Halloween Ghosts and Ghouls Guided Walk

Monday 30th October 2017
As we explore haunted St Albans, we will visit many places that are noted for some strange events. Stories of the well known phantoms of the town will be related by the guide. During this walk you may wonder if we are on our own - who knows!

Halloween Ghosts and Ghouls Guided Walk

Tuesday 31st October 2017
As we explore haunted St Albans, we will visit many places that are noted for some strange events. Stories of the well known phantoms of the town will be related by the guide. During this walk you may wonder if we are on our own - who knows!

Haunted Harpenden Guided Walk

Tuesday 31st October 2017
An atmospheric walk in search of spooks, spectres and skeletons!

Halloween Ghosts and Ghouls Guided Walk

Tuesday 31st October 2017
As we explore haunted St Albans, we will visit many places that are noted for some strange events. Stories of the well known phantoms of the town will be related by the guide. During this walk you may wonder if we are on our own - who knows!

Halloween Ghosts and Ghouls Guided Walk

Tuesday 31st October 2017
As we explore haunted St Albans, we will visit many places that are noted for some strange events. Stories of the well known phantoms of the town will be related by the guide. During this walk you may wonder if we are on our own - who knows!

A Night of Dirty Dancing – The Ultimate Tribute Show

Wednesday 1st November 2017 7.30pm
Be part of the magic as A Night of Dirty Dancing, heads out on its BIGGEST Tour yet – This Autumn 2017.

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.

Tots Tales at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 8th November 2017
Join us for a story, craft activity and a museum hunt inspired by The Slightly Annoying Elephant by David Walliams.

Ghosts and Ghouls Guided Walk

Wednesday 8th November 2017
As we explore haunted St Albans, we will visit many places that are noted for some strange events. Stories of the well known phantoms of the town will be related by the guide. During this walk you may wonder if we are on our own - who knows!

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

St Albans Farmers Market

Sunday 12th November 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 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.

Meet Tessa Wheeler at Verulamium Museum

Saturday 18th November 2017
Meet Tessa Wheeler at Verulamium Museum

Quiz Night in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care

Saturday 18th November 2017
Test your knowledge at the Rennie Grove quiz night!

Ghosts and Ghouls Guided Walk

Wednesday 22nd November 2017
As we explore haunted St Albans, we will visit many places that are noted for some strange events. Stories of the well known phantoms of the town will be related by the guide. During this walk you may wonder if we are on our own - who knows!

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.

Mosaic workshop for adults at Verulamium Museum

Saturday 25th November 2017
Taking inspiration from the Roman mosaics, join in a workshop to create your own mosaic masterpiece to take away.

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.

David Hockney: A Bigger Picture / 82 Portraits & 1 Still Life - The Sandpit Theatre

Sunday 26th November 2017
Widely considered Britain’s most popular artist, David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York, Paris and beyond, attracting millions of visitors worldwide. Now entering his 9th decade, Hockney shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness. Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Art in London.

Santa in Love - The Sandpit Theatre

Sunday 3rd December 2017
A fun filled family musical complete with games, giggles and all your favourite Christmas songs.

St Albans Farmers Market

Sunday 12th December 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.

Halloween Ghosts and Ghouls Guided Walk

Wednesday 13th December 2017
As we explore haunted St Albans, we will visit many places that are noted for some strange events. Stories of the well known phantoms of the town will be related by the guide. During this walk you may wonder if we are on our own - who knows!

Christmas Charity Concert - The Sandpit Theatre

Thursday 14th December 2017
West End stars and local talent are coming together this Christmas in festive spirit, to raise money for Home Start Herts, a wonderful charity that supports families with young children in a multitude of difficult situations.

A Christmas Carol - The Sandpit Theatre

Saturday 16th December 2017
With the help of a large 60cm tall pop up book and lots of humbugs, this very entertaining version of the Dicken’s classic tale takes the audience back to Victorian England using mime, voice and a couple of suitcases loaded full of ghosts!

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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