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St Albans Roman Festival

Celebrate Alban and the world in which he lived with the St Albans Roman Festival: Discover the Story! This 10 day festival is part of the launch of our Alban, Britain's first saint project. Join us as we unveil our new Welcome Centre, Exhibition Area and stunning audio visuals which tell the story of Alban, pilgrimage and the history of this amazing building.

This summer from Friday 21 – Sunday 30 June, join the city of St Albans as it discovers its Roman heritage during a 10-day festival with events fit for the whole family. Take a walk back in time to where it all began and celebrate the city’s past with all the amazing things St Albans has to offer today! Local organisations are getting involved to make it a real city-wide event, such as the Roman Amphitheatre and OVO, The Pudding Stop, St Albans City Guides and the St Albans Film Festival. Expect Roman-film showings, themed menus, historical city walks and talks, plays and performances, and much more!

A highlight of the Festival, and at the centre of it all, will be St Albans Cathedral. Join us as we mark Saturday 22 June, St Albans Day, with the hugely successful annual Alban Pilgrimage through the city, followed by the first Alban Fest!, a free festival to celebrate the launch of the Cathedral’s Heritage Lottery funded project Alban, Britain’s First Saint: Telling the Whole Story.

Taking place on the Abbey Orchard from 12-6pm on Saturday 22nd June, Alban Fest! will have something for everyone: Military battles and live displays by Ermine Street Guard, Medieval pilgrimage badge demonstrations by Lionheart replicas, and sculpting the Cathedral out of clay are only a few of the exciting entertainments we have in store, alongside crafts, games, food and music!

See below for a full list of events.

The Alban Pilgrimage

The Alban Pilgrimage
22 June 2019

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Alban Fest

Alban Fest
22 June 2019

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St Alban Pilgrim Way

St Alban Pilgrim Way
19 June 2019 - 21 June 2019

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Tower Tours

Tower Tours

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Roman Arts and Crafts

Roman Arts and Crafts
21 June 2019 - 30 June 2019

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The Roman Theatre of Verulamium

The Roman Theatre of Verulamium
21 June 2019 - 30 June 2019

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St Michael's Church

St Michael's Church
21 June 2019 - 30 June 2019

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Hypocaust in the Park

Hypocaust in the Park
22 June 2019

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The Passion of Alban and Livia

The Passion of Alban and Livia
21 June 2019 - 22 June 2019

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Roman Fun at St Albans Clock Tower

Roman Fun at St Albans Clock Tower
22 June 2019 - 23 June 2019

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Empress and Emperor Party

Empress and Emperor Party
23 June 2019

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Roman Film Club

Roman Film Club
23 June 2019

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The Crossing Place

The Crossing Place
24 June 2019

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A Grim Day Out

A Grim Day Out
24 June 2019

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St Albans Film Festival - Gladiator

St Albans Film Festival - Gladiator
26 June 2019

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The denarii in your pocket – Roman coins and Verulamium

The denarii in your pocket – Roman coins and Verulamium
27 June 2019

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Making Mosaic Masks

Making Mosaic Masks
29 June 2019

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Ben-Hur Screening at the Odyssey Cinema

Ben-Hur Screening at the Odyssey Cinema
30 June 2019

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‘A Roman City Revealed’ Guided Walks

‘A Roman City Revealed’ Guided Walks

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Verulamium: The Life and Death of a Roman City

Verulamium: The Life and Death of a Roman City
29 June 2019

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St Albans Museums Open Day

St Albans Museums Open Day
29 June 2019

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Toga Yoga

Toga Yoga
30 June 2019

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Larkus in the Parkus

Larkus in the Parkus
30 June 2019

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