Forthcoming events from Sustainable St Albans and friends – across St Albans, Harpenden and the villages.

SustFest22: Award Winning Festival Across the District

A table of sustainable products with volunteers and children smiling to the camera in a sunny park.

Our annual Sustainability Festival featuring talks, events, community campaigns and more (opens in new tab). Running this year from 15 May to 31 May 2022, find something to learn, to meet, to talk and to do to help make your life kinder to the planet!

The programme is now launched. More than 100 events are planned across the St Albans District. With day and evening, online and in-real-world, free and fee, whether you’re a photographer or a foodie, a walker or a talker you’re sure to find a way to join, learn and love your local community this year.

Events programme:

Print-at-home events listing:

Harpenden Sustainability Market

Harpenden Sustainability Markets 10-3pm on the dates below for a range of products, food and pantry staples, ideas and activities to inspire you.

Sunday 15 May – on Harpenden Common – this market launches SustFest22 and includes a programme of live music and performance

Sunday 17 July – on Harpenden Common

Sunday 19 September

Sunday 20 November

Further Information see Harpenden Sustainability Market

To book a stall see Stallholder Booking Information

The Harpenden Sustainability Markets are a partnership between Harpenden Town Council and Sustainable St Albans.

Get involved with Sustainable St Albans – short, online info sessions

During SustFest, come to a 45 minute, no-commitment, on-line info session.

Learn about Sustainable St Albans’ year-round work on climate and nature, and current volunteering opportunities.

Choice of 4 dates and times. All sessions on Zoom, 45mins long.

Register in advance using the inks below:

St Albans Fixers Repair Fair: New dates added!

Two people smile with a 'fixed' sign over a record player

Don’t throw it away; maybe it can be fixed!

Book a slot at our Repair Fair, offering electrical, electronic, clothing & fabric repairs & maybe even bikes! As part of SustFest, we are fixing things for free! More information on upcoming dates and to book your slot here.

Sat, 14 May 2022, 14:00 – 17:00 in Harpenden

Sat, 28 May 2022, 14:00 – 17:00 in St Albans

Playing Out Information Sessions

Playing Out sessions allow you to close your road to through traffic up to 8 times a year for short play and community building sessions. Think cups of tea and kids scooting. Lots of neighbourly chat in the fresh air!

Come to a free information session on Wednesday 15 June,8.00 pm or Monday 20 June, 10.30 am.

Book here or find out more information about the scheme here.

Prefer to chat in person?

Come and meet the Playing Out team at the Harpenden Sustainability Market on Sunday 15 May or in the Trestle Arts Base cafe on Thursday 26 May, 10 – 11 am.

Our Planet our Future Evening Events at Harpenden Arms

Our 2022 events return to the Harpenden Arms, every second Monday of alternate months at 7.30 to 9.30pm. Details about this programme can be found here.

11 July

12 September

14 November

It’s a short walk from Harpenden Train station. Find us in the Pullman Room at the Harpenden Arms, 188 High Street, Harpenden, AL5 2TR.