Our historic Cathedral city is a great place to enjoy the three-day-long festivities with the city centre alive with music, entertainment, and interactive trails for a superb atmosphere and plenty of places to watch the ceremony.  Scroll down to find the full list and read our highlights below.

Kids will love the fun, interactive Coronation-themed trail, ‘The King’s Wardrobe’  put on by St Albans BID.  Scan QR codes to reveal the story of Sir Lawrence the Lion’s Coronation with hilarious selfies, a free e-book, and prizes too. Free for all to enjoy from 24 April until 14 May.

The historic Charter Market in St Albans will be decked out in red, white and blue to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III. The Charter Market, which is run by St Albans City and District Council (SADC), is the beating heart of the City and will be a vibrant place to visit on the day of the Coronation and pick up a keepsake, or two!

St Albans Cathedral, a stunning landmark of the city, has an exciting weekend of events starting with a screening of the Coronation from 10 am in the Nave followed by a bring-your-own lunch and cash bar. Admission is free, and £5 donations at the door are welcome. Evensong will be sung by the Cathedral Choir at 5 pm. On Sunday 7th at 9.30 am and 11.15 am morning service with special prayers for the Coronation will take place and at 4 pm there will be a Service of Thanksgiving for the Coronation.

The stunning St Albans Museum + Gallery building will be spectacularly lit up in Coronation colours from 3rd to 10th May and families are invited to take part in a drop-in, ‘Create Your Own Coronation Crown’ craft activity from 11am to 5pm on Saturday 6th May. A memento of this occasion is a must and the St Albans Museum + Gallery shop has souvenirs for sale while the café will have Coronation-style food on the menu.

If you have little ones why not join Museum Minis on the 8th May, suitable for children aged 2-4 years. In keeping with the Coronation theme, a story, craft activities and Museum hunt will take place inspired by the book “The Cook and The King” by Julia Donaldson. Admission is £5 for participating children.

Looking for a party atmosphere? Head to Greenwood Park for a large “Coronation Festival”  hosted by the wonderful Elvis Smelvis – expect fantastic live music on the main stage, a big screen showing Coronation highlights, children’s activities, food and drink stalls and a fantastic fireworks finale! Free for all to enjoy from 3 pm-10 pm at Greenwood Park, Chiswell Green AL2 3HW. Limited parking available off Watford Road, AL2 3JX.

On Monday 8th, as part of The Big Help Out initiative, a day to celebrate the work of charities and voluntary groups in the entire community, the Cathedral will be inviting the local community to come for a litter-pick, polishing and cleaning in the Cathedral. Registration is from 10.30 am at the Cathedral on the day. If you’d like to explore other local volunteering opportunities either on the day or afterwards, visit https://www.communities1st.org.uk/volunteer-centre or https://www.govolherts.org.uk/the-big-help-out.

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