Live music, dancers, street performers and face painters will keep the crowds entertained for free at the Alban Street Festival in St Albans this Sunday.
Come to the sizzling summer party in St Peter’s Street from 12 noon to 6.00pm that will follow the Alban Pilgrimage on the Saturday of Alban Weekend.
There will be two live music stages, with acts ranging from The Swanvesta Social Club to St Albans Rock Choir. A Performers’ Piazza with sensational dance theatre, a hula hoop act and a Covent Garden unicyclist will also provide plenty of entertainment.
Children will be able to join free storytelling, music and drama sessions in the Family Tent and mini golf and tennis in the Active Zone.
Everyone is invited to join two mass summer fun events. You can get in the party mood by taking part in a crowd sing-a-long at 2.00pm. You can then stretch and relax in the Open Yoga Class at 3.00pm in the Active Zone.
If retail therapy is more your thing, you can browse the many arts and crafts stalls that will be in the Designer Maker Market.
To help keep you going, there will also be a great variety of food and drink available to buy from the many stalls that will line the street. Alternatively, you can head to the Fish & Chip Beach and relax in a deckchair watching traditional Punch and Judy shows.
C12 Dance Theatre
(© Tricia de Courcy Ling)
Cllr Beric Read, Community Engagement and Localism Portfolio Holder at St Albans City and District Council, said: “Come and join in the fun in the City centre this Alban Weekend. On Saturday June 20, there is the Alban Pilgrimage with giant puppets parading down St Peter’s Street telling the story of Alban, Britain’s First saint. This will be followed the next day by the Alban Street Festival with street entertainment, food and drink stalls and live music.
“Organised by the Council, the street festival, and St Albans Cathedral’s Pilgrimage, attract significant numbers of visitors to the City centre. Together, they make the City the place to be during Alban Weekend. Events like these help us develop the visitor economy, a key element of the Council’s wider strategy of providing support to the local business community.”
The Alban Street Festival is provided by St Albans City and District Council. It follows the Alban Pilgrimage on Saturday 20th June when giant puppets will parade through the City telling the story of Alban, Britain’s first saint.
Councillor Beric Read, Community Engagement and Localism Portfolio Holder St Albans City and District Council, said: “There will be lots going in St Albans throughout the weekend and all the entertainment is free. Why not come and watch the pilgrimage and then enjoy the street festival the following day.
“These two events together create a wonderful spectacle attracting plenty of visitors to the city centre and making it the place to be. The Council is working with St Albans Cathedral to turn the Alban Weekend into a must-see event for people locally as well as further afield. It is part of our strategy to develop the visitor economy and support the local business community.”
More information about the Alban Street Festival and the Alban Pilgrimage is available at: www.enjoystalbans.com.
(Source: St Albans City and District Council)