What’s On in St Albans in Spring 2022

As days begin to lengthen with the early springtime sunshine extending into the evening, thoughts naturally begin to turn to spending time out and about with family and friends. As always, St Albans has plenty of special events planned to keep all ages entertained this Spring. Here’s our guide to the best of what lays ahead over the next couple of months.

Food and Drink

St Albans is well known for its weekly street food market and regular farmers’ market; however, on Sunday 1st May the marketplace will go vegan. Indulge in a wide range of vegan street food vendors, craft brewers, artisan bakers, ethically driven jewellers, and local artists. Take the opportunity to learn more about sustainability with zero-waste champions and environmental charities.

Before that, food writer Becky Alexander will be in conversation at Books on the Hill at 7pm on Tuesday 29th March talking about her new book, The Green Lunch Box. As well as answering questions, Becky will talk about the inspiration behind the book and share quick and delicious ideas for a healthy, planet-friendly lunch.

Kids and Family

Of course, springtime means Easter and St Albans has plenty to offer families looking for something to keep the kids entertained. Charter Market hosts several outdoor shows across the holiday period, with Eggs on Legs performing between 11:30am and 3:30pm on Wednesday 6th April. Then on Saturday 9th April, it’s the turn of Spring Chickens.

Wednesday 13th April sees Farmers Frank and Dave bring their rare chicken, a Norwegian Sjokolade, which is the only chicken in the world to lay chocolate eggs, to St Albans in Easy Lay Eggs, before Chic Eggs and Chef comes to the clock tower on Good Friday keeping children and parents on their toes with their interactive show.


As well as the regular local selection of cover bands, tribute acts and modern-day bands at The Alban Arena and The Horn, local singer Richard Lafford leads a cast of local acts on Wednesday 6th April between 11:30am and 2:30pm at the Change the World Through Music event which focuses on sustainability through music.

Local ravers will love the all-day Invited Festival at Springfield Farm on Saturday 16th April. The day that promises to celebrate the end of lockdown with the finest house music begins at midday and ends at 11pm. Meanwhile, 1990s indie and Britpop fans will have a ball at the Common People 90s Indie Night on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th April, running from 8pm until 1am.

Sustfest 2022

The second half of May sees Sustfest return to St Albans. Beginning on Sunday 15th May and running until Tuesday 31st May, Sustfest is a community festival that includes several events across the fortnight focused on sustainable living and steps we can take to protect the environment. The festival is curated by local individuals and groups running workshops and events across the St Albans district to encourage everyone to limit their impact on the planet as they go about their daily lives.

For more details on events in and around St Albans in Spring 2022, take a look at the Enjoy St Albans website.