Events & Activities in Stevenage

This page gives information on events and activities in Stevenage and the surrounding area, including Knebworth. It is updated daily. If you would like to advertise on this website and the Facebook page, please do get in touch.

Monday 22nd July – Tea and Chat

Come and join this friendly group for good conversation and lots of laughs over a cuppa. They have a monthly speaker or activity, and chat and socialise on the weeks in between. No need to book, just drop in on the day. Free event, but donations are welcome. Mondays from 10.30am – 12 noon. At Stevenage Central Library, Southgate, Stevenage, SG1 1HD.

Monday 22nd July – IT Champions

IT Champions offer one-to-one support, problem-solving, and online safety advice for users of the library computers and WiFi. Every Monday from 2pm – 4pm. At Stevenage Central Library, Southgate, Stevenage, SG1 1HD.

Wednesday 24th July – Meet and Compete Board Game Group

The group meet in the front area of Stevenage Central Library, Southgate, Stevenage, SG1 1HD, to play scrabble and other board games. Free drop-in event. Every Wednesday from 2pm – 3.30pm.

Thursday 25th July –  The Big Care UK Sports Day

Come along to Knebworth care home, 59 London Road, Woolmer Green, Knebworth, SG3 6JE, to celebrate The Big Care UK Sports Day, where they are welcoming the local community to join them for fun and games at their Olympics-themed open day, or simply relax and enjoy the cheerful atmosphere. Thursday 25th July from 2pm – 4pm.

Thursday 25th July – Let’s Play Anything Night

Lost Ark Games have an extensive board game library full of great games to play. Come and play games from their board game library. Bring your own in, meet friends and play. Play a wargame on a big table. Run a Role Playing game with friends. Play Magic: The Gathering or any other TCG. Bring a games console in. hook it up to one of our big TVs and play with your mates.

At Lost Ark Games, 29 Market Place, Stevenage, SG1 1DH. Their front door on the high street is closed from 5pm. Please use their rear entrance which can be found directly opposite the car entrance to the Westgate Multi Storey car park. Please use your sat-nav to find the car park if you are unsure. Every Thursday until at least June 2025 from 6pm – 10pm.

Saturday 27th July – Stevenage Indoor Market

If you have not recently visited Stevenage Indoor Market why not come and give them a try, you will be pleasantly surprised by the range and quality of goods and services on offer. At Stevenage Town Centre.

Friday 2nd August – Have a go Archery

Each Friday in August the Green Dragon Bowmen Archery Club will be in Knebworth Park, Knebworth, Stevenage, SG1 2AX, running Have-a-go Archery sessions for aspiring Archers. This activity is suitable for ages 8+ with adults encouraged to take part and is charged at £3 for 6 arrows. Payment is taken on the day by the Green Dragon Bowmen Archery Club. To book click here

Sunday 4th August – Garden Theatre: Hamlet

Come along to the Sunken Lawn of Knebworth House, Knebworth, Stevenage, SG1 2AX, for an open-air performance of ‘Hamlet’ by The Lord Chamberlain’s Men. On Sunday 4th August. Gates open at 6pm and the performance begins at 7pm. Bring a picnic, blanket and chairs to make the evening even more enjoyable. They will have hot and cold drinks, cakes, ice cream and a selection from their daily menu in the Garden Terrace Tea Room for your to enjoy during the performance. To book click here

Monday 5th August – Who Wants To Be an Olympian?

Qualify, win team medals and be in your very own Olympic ceremony with Pākiki Theatre’s ‘Who Wants To Be An Olympian?’, the show that celebrates Olympics and Paralympics past, present and future. Ideal for ages 6-12 and their families. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult throughout this event. Monday 5th August from 10.30am – 11.30am, at Stevenage Central Library, Southgate, Stevenage, SG1 1HD. To book click here

Wednesday 7th August – Reading Friends

Join our Reading Friends group on the first Wednesday of every month from 10.30am – 11.45am. Meet people and make new friend, and chat about books, hobbies and interests over a hot drink. At Stevenage Central Library, Southgate, Stevenage, SG1 1HD.

Thursday 8th August – Play Day

Join Stevenage Town Centre at Event Island on Thursday 8th August from 11am – 3.30pm for free fun, with Skate school, Slush puppies, Fancy dress, Kids tattoos, Dancing and games, and much more.

Thursday 15th August – Dementia Cafe

Come along to this dementia café and meet like-minded members of the community. Enjoy an informal chat, share experiences and receive support. To book your free place, call 01438 894386 or email [email protected] On the Third Thursday of the month from 11am – 12.30pm. Knebworth Care Home, London Road, Woolmer Green, Knebworth, SG3 6HG.

Saturday 17th August – The Peculiar Market

A specialised market in Hertfordshire bringing you over 25 unusual and fantastical traders. Discover peculiar collections of art, home decor, jewellery, live music and so much more. Saturday 17th August from 11am – 3.30pm, at Event Island, Stevenage, SG1 1BP.

Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th August – Food and Drink Festival

Stevenage Food and Drink Festival, will be at Event Island, New Town Fountain and Clock Tower, Queensway on Saturday 24th from 10am – 7pm and Sunday 25th August from 10am – 5pm. A weekend packed with mouth-watering food, refreshing drinks, and lively entertainment for the whole family. Explore the marketplace filled with top quality traders offering everything from artisanal cheeses to international street food favourites. Enjoy delicious cocktails and ice-cold drinks while soaking up the summer vibes.

There will be live music performances on our main stage, showcasing talented local artists and community groups. Plus, enjoy walkabout entertainment and workshops to hone your culinary skills. Admission is free, so everyone can join in the fun.

Thursday 29th August – Garden Theatre: Peter Pan

Come along to the Sunken Lawn of Knebworth House, Knebworth, Stevenage, SG1 2AX,  for an open-air performance of ‘Peter Pan’ by Immersion Theatre. Bring a picnic, blanket and chairs to make the evening even more enjoyable. They will have hot and cold drinks, cakes, ice cream and a selection from our daily menu in the Garden Terrace Tea Room for your to enjoy during the performance. Thursday 29th August. Gates open at 5.30pm and the performance begins at 6pm. To book click here

Saturday 5th October – Craft and Gift Market

Craft and Gift Market on Saturday 5th October from 1pm – 4.30pm. At Great Ashby Community Centre, Whitehorse Lane, Stevenage, SG1 6NH.

Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th November – Knebworth Christmas Market

The Knebworth Christmas Fair will be returning to the Barns and Marquees at Knebworth House, Knebworth Park, Stevenage SG1 2AX, for a three day event on Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November. Packed with Christmas gifts, presents for all the family and delicious festive food and drink, this really is a festive event that everyone can enjoy. Come along with your friends and enjoy this festive feast of fun and entertainment and browse over 250 stalls. Tickets on sale soon.

Friday 22nd November – Sunday 19th January – The New Adventures of Peter Pan

Take to the skies with Peter, Wendy and Tinker Bell as The Gordon Craig Theatre, Lytton Way, Stevenage, SG1 1LZ, presents their next sensational pantomime The New Adventures of Peter Pan, flying onto their stage from Friday 22nd November 2024 until Sunday 19th January 2025. For further information and to book click here