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Harpenden Town Council 2021 Events Calendar

Our 2021 events calendar is here! We're very excited to host another year of fantastic events for Harpenden residents and all of this year's events & activities will be run in line with the latest government guidance.
Further details for each event will be announced on our Facebook page as well as on our website (
2021 Spring/Summer events calendar
2021 Autumn/Winter events calendar

Harpenden's Shops are now Open!

Harpenden's retail shops, gyms, library, hairdressers, beauty & nail salons, and restaurants/pubs with outdoor seating are open as of today, Monday 12 April! 
As businesses reopen, please follow all government guidance to keep yourself and others safe:

Update on Harpenden Summer Carnival 2021

Each year Harpenden Town Council and Harpenden Round Table work together to deliver the Harpenden Summer Carnival. Large scale events like these require significant lead in time to ensure that they are delivered safely and to a high standard. Unfortunately, the Government restrictions and roadmap relating to COVID-19 means it is not possible to deliver the event as planned in June 2021 and it has sadly been cancelled.  

We know the cancellation of Harpenden Carnival in June will be disappointing news, however we are committed to delivering it even bigger and better in 2022.  

Despite this news, Harpenden Town Council is planning to deliver a variety of exciting events for the summer and autumn months once restrictions are relaxed. This includes the return of the Harpenden Food and Drink Festival on Saturday 18 September 2021. The Food and Drink Festival will bring together businesses from the local area for a wide range of food & drink stalls and cookery demonstrations, while children’s activities, live entertainment, and much more will be on hand throughout the day.   

Harpenden Round Table also have exciting plans for the rest of the year including joining the Food and Drink Festival and hosting a Festival Field as part of the event which will have live entertainment and be delivered in partnership with the Harpenden Beer Festival who will be celebrating their 10th anniversary.  

In the coming weeks and months, the Town Council’s website and Facebook page will be updated with details regarding the Food & Drink Festival and many other Town Council events.

Annual Town Meeting

Annual Town Meeting 12 April 2021

Due to the ongoing situation the Annual Town Meeting scheduled for 12 April 2021 will not be going ahead this year.  As part of the Annual Town Meeting next year in 2022, a larger presentation celebrating the Award of Merit winners from 2020, 2021 and 2022 will take place instead. 

COVID-19 Business Grants

St Albans District Council has created a webpage dedicated to COVID-19 Business Grants. The webpage covers grants that businesses may be eligible to claim, submission deadlines, and information on how to apply.
To view the available Business Grants, visit:

Harpenden Vaccination Newsletter

The Harpenden Health Primary Care Network (HHPCN) is distributing a weekly newsletter with up-to-date and factual information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. The newsletter will be posted on the websites of all three GP practices in Harpenden.

January 2021 National Lockdown

Coronavirus cases are rising rapidly across the country. Find out what you can and cannot do by visiting: 

national Lockdown poster

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