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Thousands attend street festival

 Published on: 27th June 2018   |   By: Ryan Gray   |   Category: Uncategorized

Around 15,000 people came out in force for the St Albans Street Festival on Sunday, June 24.

The festival-goers watched street performance acts, dance displays, theatre shows and live music, while face painting, puppet making and games were also on offer.

St Peter’s Street was lined with food and drink stalls.

Hertfordshire’s Year of Physical Activity Bike Month was celebrated with a bike zone, complete with live stunt shows. There was also a special World War One zone where children learned about life as a soldier and the story behind the poppy.

Councillor Salih Gaygusuz, the Council’s Portfolio Holder for Business and the Community, said: “The Alban Street Festival was as popular as ever pulling in 15,000 visitors to our historic City on what was a glorious summer day. Organised by the Council, this free festival for the community is also part of a wider strategy to attract visitors to our wonderful City.”

During the event, the Mayor of the City and District of St Albans, Cllr Rosemary Farmer, opened the Incredible Edible Civic Centre Food Garden managed by FoodSmiles. 

The Mayor said: “There were lots of activities at the Alban Street Festival for the whole family to enjoy, from music and dance performances to art workshops. There was also the Sustainability Zone where I was honoured to open the Incredible Edible garden where volunteers grow free food for people to pick and eat.” 

The street festival marked the culmination of the annual two-day Alban Weekend which started with the Alban Pilgrimage parade of giant puppets on Saturday, June 23. 

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