Herts' Summer Events

It feels refreshing to tell you about all the wonderful things coming up in Hertfordshire this summer – we’ve waited a long time for it! Not only will this summer no doubt be full of your favourite walks, bike rides, trips to the best restaurants in Herts and more, but with the suggestions we’ve got below you’ll have a summer to remember… 

If you're looking to plan even further into the summer, take a read of what is right around the corner at our Events page

Please always check an event’s website before travelling as plans may be subject to change in line with events guidelines. Be sure to follow the latest government guidance regarding Covid-19, and take a look at our #RespectProtectEnjoy advice to help keep yourself and others safe.

Summer evenings in Paradise

While the title of this one echoes the Maldives or Bora Bora, our very own Paradise Wildlife Park will open its doors until late every Friday and Saturday from 30th July to 28th August. This doesn’t mean however that these times at the Park will just be a usual opening, as there’ll be plenty of entertainment including African drummers, acoustic sets, wildlife stilt walkers and face painting.

St Albans & Harpenden’s Markets

If you’re a local or staying around in St Albans or Harpenden for a day or two, make the most of it by heading to some of the county’s finest markets and foodie experiences. With a big focus on sustainability in the homeware world, you might find your next cooking utensil or piece of furniture at the St Albans Vintage Market. If you’re looking to eat well and have a treat Sunday, there are numerous Farmers Markets serving summer produce in Harpenden! Also on is the Inside Out Pop Up Market full of local traders and food stalls. Discover the full calendar here

Home Farm Elstree

If you’ve been missing the international and national festivals, you don’t have to travel far for this one! Despite it’s name of Home Farm, this one isn’t via Zoom… you’ll be able to enjoy a number of handpicked events such as alfresco dining experiences and live theatre, to circus camp and outdoor adventures for your little ones. Get booking for some of your ultimate summer event days and evenings!

The Classic Motor Show

Petrolheads this is one event not to be missed on the 29th & 30th August at Knebworth Park. Rolling into the beautiful surroundings of Knebworth, you'll have the chance to see parades of classic favourites, with sport, saloons, American, motorbikes and even military vehicles to be spied in a series of static displays. Get ready to start those engines! 

The Luna Open Air Cinema

Ah, cinema under the stars! The Luna Cinema is back in the beautiful surroundings of Knebworth House from 19th - 22nd August with a classic line-up of feel-good favourites on the big screen! With a full bar, sensational foodie treats and everything from Moulin Rouge, to Pretty Woman and Rocketman to choose from, it's time to kick back and let those credits roll. 

DogFest

DogFest is back at Knebworth Park on 11th - 12th September. You and your fur-riend are in for plenty of treats this year, with tricks, obedience techniques and doggy socialising paw-fect for lockdown pooches and new friends. Put your paws up for doggy displays and even pup paddle boarding, before spoiling your pal rotten in the festi-village. What’s more – to really get those tails wagging – the team at DogFest have sorted us out with an exclusive discount for our Visit Herts friends. Simply use the code VISITHERTS when booking your event ticket, and you’ll receive 15% off your full ticket price! 

The Big Screen at The Atria 

"Saturday night at the movies..." Watford Atria has brought back the big screen and they're showing a whole summer of sport, from The Tour de France to the Olympics! Relax, put your feet up and enjoy the atmosphere as you watch a whole host of unmissable live sport.