Are you ready for the Alban Street Festival this weekend?

Alban Street Festival is being held on Sunday June 21.

Alban Street Festival is being held on Sunday June 21. - Credit: Tricia de Courcy Ling

Outdoor dance, music and entertainment - including a unicyclist - will bring the centre of St Albans to life next weekend, when the historic city hosts the Alban Street Festival.

Market stalls, a dance workshop and a range of free activities and entertainment will be on offer from 12-6pm on Sunday June 21.

Abigail Harris and the Rock Choir will take charge of a mass sing-along at the taxi rank stage at 2pm, while other acts taking to the stage include the Swanvesta social club and Broken Boat.

At 3pm an open yoga class will be held at the active zone, and Oaklands College will offer wooden games.

There is also mini golf, mini tennis and play in the parks activities for children.

In addition, a family tent will be hosting storytelling sessions and music and drama workshops for children.

The festival is provided by St Albans district council, and takes place the day after the Alban Pilgrimage on Saturday June 20, when giant puppets will parade through the city telling the story of Alban, Britain’s first saint.

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The council’s localism portfolio holder Cllr Beric Read said: “There will be lots going on 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.”

Cllr Read added: “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.”

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