Events, Arts and Entertainment

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Events sponsorship

Our vision is to inspire everyone to enjoy and celebrate their district and all the heritage and community programming that it has to offer. We invite you to be a part of our community. If you would like to discuss opportunities to sponsor or support our Three Year Events Programme, please contact us at

All events and activities taking place in St Albans can be found on our full events listings at

In line with the Community Services Three Year Plan, St Albans District Council delivers the following events for the enjoyment of the district and its visitors:

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albantide Alban Weekend (June):

Showcasing our inspiring community, celebrating all that is fun, free and fabulous about St Albans . The traditional story of St Alban’s martyrdom is celebrated with a procession of giant puppets on the Saturday, followed by a free street festival on the Sunday.

food St Albans & Harpenden Food & Drink Festival (Sept/Oct):

Showcasing our inspiring food and drink businesses, including restaurants, bars, supplies, ingredients and more over two weeks, culminating with a finale street festival for the public and a celebratory awards dinner for local businesses

xmas lights at dusk Christmas Lights switch on (November):

Showcasing our holiday spirit with a fun, friendly and free celebration.

Christmas Market chalet St Albans Christmas Market (December):

After 1,000 years of a regular market, St Albans now has a Christmas one with up to 60 stalls. The event takes place in and around the beautiful Vintry Garden – a walled garden adjacent to the magnificent 11th-century St Albans Cathedral.

Mayor's Pride Awards Mayor's Pride Awards (March):

Showcasing the inspiring individuals, celebrating the good and generous people who make up our city. Nominate your local champions and celebrate all their achievements at a star-studded gala evening hosted by the Mayor. Future dates: Nominations will close in January with the celebrations taking place for winners in March of each year.

managment St Albans Arts Team

What we do and details of our past projects