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Best Events in Hertfordshire 2023

Nov 25, 2022
Events in Hertfordshire
Whether you're into music, food, movies, or you name it, Hertfordshire is the home of great entertainment. Here we've rounded up some of the best events in the county, so grab your diary and mark down the dates for a 2023 bucket list to remember. 

Best music events

Jazz, punk, rock, pop and the list goes on; music enthusiasts will love Herts' energy. Below are two of the best music events you cannot miss.

Watford Jazz Junction

When: 18th-21st May 2023

Where: Multiple venues across Watford


Held in Watford, the Jazz Junction festival is a celebration of all forms of music. This family-friendly event was founded as a community interest company to promote mental well-being and inclusivity. Today, it is one of England's biggest music occurrences, gathering artists from all over the country.


Find out more: https://www.watfordjazzjunction.com/

Battle Proms

When: 15th July 2023

Where: Hatfield House, Hatfield


Battle Proms Concert promises an experience like no other. It takes place in the Queen Elizabeth Oak Field at Hatfield House, Hatfield, where she spent much of her childhood. This summer celebration brims with great music, fireworks, fighter planes, cannons and cavalry and marks the perfect way to pay homage to the armed forces. No wonder it's often considered one of the best events in Herts.


Find out more: https://www.hatfield-house.co.uk/event/battle-proms/

Best film events

Movie buff? You've come to the right place. Herts loves a good movie, and these two events celebrate cinema at its finest.

Hertfordshire Film Festival

When: February 2023. Dates to be confirmed

Where: Watford


Have an idea and want to make a movie out of it? Then Hertfordshire Film Festival is your best chance to do so. This event is an opportunity for young artists to showcase their films on the big screen alongside renowned filmmakers. The screening will involve panels and masterclasses from leading media figures. And winners will also receive a prize!


Find out more: https://www.hertsfilmfest.co.uk/

The Making of Harry Potter Halloween Feast

When: September 22nd – November 5th

Where: Warner Bros Studio, Leavesden


Calling all Harry Potter fans! Warner Bros Studio is a haven for the lovers of this incredible saga, and the Halloween Feast is the perfect way to experience it. The Great Hall is decorated with over 100 pumpkins and spooky ornaments. Visitors are invited to venture on the Dark Mark trail and try their wands in combat before walking down to Platform 9 ¾ and Diagon Alley.


Find out more: https://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/

Best food events

If you visit Herts to try its delicious local food, you won't be disappointed. Here are our top picks for best food events in the county.

Pub in the Park

When: 8th-10th September

Where: St Albans


Pub in the Park takes place in St Albans and celebrates the culture of the classic British Pub. Tasty food, award-winning chefs and exciting live music performances are on the agenda on this three-day event.


Find out more: https://www.pubintheparkuk.com/st-albans

Great British Food Festival

 When: 15th-16th July

Where: Knebworth House, Stevenage


Get ready for a foodie journey like no other. The Great British Food Festival returns at Knebworth House in Stevenage in July and promises delicious food and refreshing drinks. Here you'll find bakers, street food, chefs' demos and award-winning restaurants showcasing their products and talents.


Find out more: https://greatbritishfoodfestival.com/knebworth


If you're planning to stay in Hertfordshire for longer, our guides to the best pubs and restaurants can point you to the best food in the area. Explore this beautiful county in the East of England and make the most of what it has to offer. Discover our thorough buying guides with all you need to know when buying a new house. We are here to help you through your house buying journey.