Events & Activities in Hitchin

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Friday 17th May – For Men To Talk

Walking and talking can do wonders for our mental and physical health. Join For Men To Talk, on Friday 17th May from 5.30pm outside St Mary’s Church, Hitchin opposite the Memorial Fountain.

Friday 17th May – Fundraiser Quiz Night

The event kicks off on Friday 17th May from 8pm with doors opening at 7.45pm for an evening filled with challenging questions, laughter, and community spirit. Gather your friends, family, or colleagues to form a team of up to six and compete for the title of Friends of Weston School Quiz Champions. At Weston Village Hall, Maiden Street, Weston, Hitchin, SG4 7AA. For further information and to book click here

Sunday 19th May – Walsworth Festival

A range of world foods will be provided by Hitchin Street Food; pizza, burgers, curries, including vegan options. In the centre of the festival they have an arena where various exhibitions and acts entertain the crowd. Sunday 19th May from 11am – 4pm. At Walsworth Common.

Tuesday 21st May – Air Ambulance Donation Station

Bring down your unwanted items to support a local charity. Arlesey Road, Ickleford, Hitchin, SG5 3TG. Tuesday 21st May from 10.30am – 1.30pm.

Tuesday 21st May – Craftea

Monthly drop-in Craftea at Hitchin Library, Paynes Park, Hitchin, SG5 1EW, on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 10.30am -12 noon. Everyone is welcome, bring your current crafty project or activity and have a chat over a cup of tea or coffee.

Wednesday 22nd May – Chatty Table

The North Hertfordshire Museum, 14 Brand Street, Hitchin, SG5 1JE, have joined The Chatty Café Scheme the UK’s leading non-profit organisation tackling loneliness. Face to face meet ups where venues offer Chatter and Natter tables, where customers can get together and chat. Many tables are hosted by Chatty Table Volunteers. Their chatter and natter table is available during all of their cafe opening hours which are 10.30am – 3.30pm Tuesday- Saturday and 11am -2pm on Sundays.

Saturday 25th May – Rainbow Craft Fairs

Regular craft fair held Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, Baldock, SG7 6DH. Each event there will have a variety of craft stall holders. Saturday 25th May from 11am – 3pm at Church House, Hitchin, SG5 1HP.

Wednesday 29th May – Quiz Night

Get your teams together and book a table for the Millstream Quiz Night in aid of charity. The quiz starts at 8pm. There will be a raffle in the interval. At The Millstream, 97 Cambridge Road, Walsworth, Hitchin, SG4 0JH. To book call 01462 434 227 or click here

Saturday 1st June – Community Surgery

Join North Herts Council on Saturday 1st June from 10.30am – 12 noon, for the Hitchin Community Surgery. It is a fantastic opportunity to discuss any matters of interest or concern with your Councillors. At Market Place, Hitchin.

Sunday 2nd June – Mum2mum Market

Come and shop pre loved, good condition all things baby, kids and maternity with 20 stalls to browse. Refreshments and snacks available. At Woodside Hall, Walsworth Road, Hitchin, SG4 9SP. Sunday 2nd June from 2pm – 4pm.

Thursday 6th June – D-Day 80th Anniversary 

Come and celebrate 80th anniversary of D Day and the Battle of Normandy at Fairfield Community Hall, Kipling Crescent, Fairfield Park, Stotfold, Hitchin, SG5 4GY, on Thursday 6th June from 5pm. Children’s activities from 5pm, quiz night from 7pm and Fish and chips supper, raffle. Beacon lighting in Urban Park at 9.15pm. For further information, please call 07342 485 111 or email [email protected] To book click here

Thursday 6th June – D-Day 80th Commemorations 

Music and food of the WWII era followed by the lighting of the beacon to pay tribute to all those involved in the D-Day Landings. Free entry for all. At Upper Green, Ickleford. Fish and chips available from The Old George at a special low rate; range of food available from The Plume of Feathers (prices available on the night). Handbells performance and live 40s singer. Marquees with tables and chairs for food and drink. Thursday 6th June from 6pm.

Friday 7th June – For Men To Talk

Walking and talking can do wonders for our mental and physical health. Join For Men To Talk, on Friday 7th June from 5.30pm outside St Mary’s Church, Hitchin opposite the Memorial Fountain.

Saturday 8th June – Churchyard Day

Open day at St Mary’s Church, Hitchin, with tours of the Church available, trips to the top of the Tower on the hour for small groups. Bell tours tbc Churchyard businesses have special events from 10am – 4pm.

Saturday 8th June – Baby Rhyme Time

On the 2nd Saturday of the month Hitchin Library have a special Saturday Baby Rhyme Time session from 10.15am. The library opens at 10am, so why not join them in rhymes and songs delivered by their fantastic staff. No need to book in advance, all are welcome. At Hitchin Library, Paynes Park, Hitchin, SG5 1EW.

Wednesday 12th June – Bring Your Baby Pub Quiz

Bring Your Baby Pub Quizzes are fun, brain-stimulating daytime parent socials. There is also a soft play area at this wonderful pub (admission fee for soft play payable to the pub separately). Quizzes take a slower pace than traditional ones. They take two breaks to feed, change and chat, and questions are always repeated. Wednesday from 12 noon – 2.30pm. At The Angels, Bedford Road, Hitchin, SG5 2NG. Second Wednesday of the month, next is 10th June. For further information and to book click here

Saturday 22nd June – Hidden Hitchin

Join Visit Hitchin in supporting some of their amazing businesses by visiting their pop-up stalls at this Hidden Hitchin event on the Market Place on Saturday 22nd June from 10am – 4pm. Get to know more about the businesses, their brand, their products, and services.

Monday 24th June – Craft Night

Woolly Chic is excited to be hosting regular monthly Craft Nights in Hitchin at the St Ippolyts Parish Hall, Waterdell Lane, St Ippolyts, Hitchin, SG4 7RB, on the last Monday of the month, 7pm – 9pm (excluding November and December). Bring along your knitting, crochet, embroidery, or even needle felting and enjoy an evening of crafting with friends.

Tea or Coffee and Biscuits provided. There is plenty of parking at the hall, including disabled parking spaces. This is an informal knit and natter style group and everyone is welcome to join. No booking needed, £3 which you can pay on the day.

Sunday 30th June – Hitchin Symphony Orchestra

An introduction to orchestral music in a relaxed and friendly environment. At The British Schools Museum, 41-42 Queen Street, Hitchin, SG4 9TS. Sunday 30th June from 3pm – 4pm. To book click here

Tuesday 6th August – Monday 26th August – Hitchin Beach

Hitchin beach returns Tuesday 6th August – Monday 26th August from 10am – 4pm each day. Located in the Market Place, children will be able to bring their buckets and spades to play in the sand. Come down and enjoy the fun.

Saturday 28th September – Vegan Market

The Hitchin event takes over the Riverside, SG5 1AB, adjacent to the regular market, on Saturday 28th September from 10.30am – 4pm. The event brings together a huge variety of vegan street food vendors, artisan bakers, craft brewers, ethical jewellers, sustainable chandlers, local artists, zero-waste champions, environmental charities and loads more.