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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
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.

Squatlife - Walk a Day in My Shoes - Photography exhibition

Saturday 14th July 2018 - Sunday 26th August 2018
To coincide with the Squatlife exhibition inside the museum this poignant collection of photographs, of those currently homeless, will be tied to railings around St Albans Cathedral and City Centre.HLF funded 250px

Squatlife Exhibition

Saturday 14th July 2018 - Sunday 26th August 2018
A thought-provoking and challenging exhibition inspired by Dave Kotula’s photographs of squatted premises in St Albans in the 1980s. This collection of iconic images illustrates a period in history and a culture that has almost completely gone and has rarely been documented.HLF funded 250px

Ayletts Butterfly Corner

Saturday 14th July 2018 - Sunday 16th September 2018
Walk amongst free flying tropical Butterflies and exotic plants and look out for Butterflies emerging in the Puparium... Back by popular demand - Ayletts are delighted to announce that Butterfly Corner is NOW OPEN!

Willows Farm Summer Spectacular

Saturday 21st July to Sunday 2nd September 2018
A programme packed with shows and activities designed to make the most of your day, there is plenty to keep the whole family occupied. From the Peter Rabbit™ Adventure Playground, Mr Tod's Lair (new for 2018), summer sports day races and live shows, as well as meet and greets with Peter Rabbit™ and his friends.

Summer Holiday activities at St Albans Museum + Gallery

Until 31st August 2018
A wide variety of activities throughout the summer holidays, including free drop-in Make and Do craft sessions, Museum Explorers, Screen Printing workshops and more.

Summer Holiday activities at Verulamium Museum

Until 29th August 2018
A range of activities throughout the school holidays, including Verulamium Puzzlers, make a mosaic, and Meet the Romans!

Fit For Sport Activity Camp

Monday 30th July to Friday 31st August 2018
This summer, the experienced and fully qualified team will be delivering a wide range of activities to keep your children happy and healthy all week long. From sports and games to arts and crafts, each day offers something different for children aged 5 - 12 years old, providing childcare in a safe and supportive learning environment, making sure your children have fun, make friends and keep moving during the holidays!

Summer activities at St Albans Cathedral

Monday 30th July to 31st August 2018
Family fun in this spectacular building during the summer holidays. Enjoy the Graffiti Trail, Family Discovery Mornings, Wax Sculpture Drop-In Sessions, plus Children's Explorer Guides & Bag!

Historic St.Albans

Sunday 5th August 2018, Sunday 12th August 2018, Sunday 19th August 2018, Sunday 26th August 2018, Monday 27th August 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.

Summer activities with Sophie Sunflower at Ayletts Nursery

Weekdays from 6th August to 24th August 2018
Sophie Sunflower invites you to join in the Summer Fun at Aylett Nurseries! Great children's activities to keep your little ones entertained this Summer!

Harpenden Street Food Social

Saturday 18th August 2018
A monthly event from April to August bringing together a diverse collection of local street food vendors with foods from around the world. 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. A DJ at the event will bring a relaxed atmosphere and assortment of music from all genres for visitors to the event.