Calendar

May
11
Wed
Baldock Museum – Baldock in 1881 @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High St, SG7 6AR
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

(Also open Saturday 7 May and Wednesday 11 May, 11am -3pm)

Baldock in 1881, a display based on newspaper articles, the trade directory and the census showing the life of the late-Victorian town in all its aspects: the breweries and maltings, pubs and shops, churches and schools, entertainments and events and much more.

May
13
Fri
History in the Afternoon: ‘Verdi – The Man of Stone’ @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street, SG7 6AR
May 13 @ 2:30 pm

This History in the Afternoon Special is a journey through the life of the great Italian composer, Giuseppe Verdi, with songs by Laura Valentine, and accompaniment by Margaret Johnson.

May
14
Sat
Baldock Street Fair @ Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Baldock Street Fair is one of the must-attend days in the Calendar, with stalls and free shows down the High Street and around town.

Baldock High Street

  • Craft and Charity Stalls – Local Charity and Craft stalls will line the High Street.
  • Medieval Combat Society is back to educate us in Medieval warfare and to entertain us with their battles. Which knight will you support? Make sure you try the armour and weapons.
  • ‘Tricky Micky’ is back again with five 30-minute performances including Punch and Judy. Shows starting at 10.30.
  • Fairground rides – James Harris will again be bringing his fairground rides to delight the children.
  • Morris Dancing Day of Dance will take place outside The White Lion and other venues around the town. These traditional Morris sides and other groups from all over the east of England will bring music, dance, fun and colour to add to the fantastic atmosphere of the Street Fair. Starting at The White Lion at 10.30.
  • Local schools will be showcasing their choirs, dancing and music.
  • Solar Viewing with Letchworth and District Astronomical Society (LDAS) (see below).

Don’t forget to visit the Community Centre for Country Market, weaving by Liliane Boutique and children’s craft activities in the main hall, a zoo from Exotic explorers https://exoticexplorers.co.uk/ in the youth wing and teas and coffees.

St. Marys Church Baldock – Tower Trips @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tower trips will take place, weather permitting, throughout the day from 10am – 4pm. Come and see Baldock from a different perspective! Refreshments are available.
No entry for children under 8. Sensible footwear is required.

Baldock Museum – Royal Jubilee @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High St, SG7 6AR
May 14 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

(Also open Wednesday 18 May & Saturday 21 May 11am-3pm and each Wednesday and Saturday thereafter)

Royal Jubilee, this new display to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee looks back at Baldock’s extensive celebrations to mark the Queen’s coronation in June 1953, amongst which, the Soap-Box Derby even attracted national interest. The display also shows how the town came together to celebrate earlier royal events, such as Victoria’s jubilees, in great style.

May
15
Sun
Baldock Classic Car Show @ Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The ever-growing Baldock Classic Car Show will once again be part of the Baldock Festival and is open to any vehicle over the age of 20 years old and ‘interesting’ newer vehicles are also welcome. As usual, we will have prizes on offer awarded by our expert judges for best in class. We will have a BBQ with quality burgers and bacon sandwiches for the early birds run by the scouts, a Cider Bar run by Apple Cottage, a Coffee Truck will be available along with a cake stall run by the Brownies/Guides and live music from 12:00. All the proceeds from this event will be going to charity so please if you are just spectating please donate some money to the charity boxes as all the team are working for free.

  • Classic Bikes and Commercials welcome
  • Parking Starts from 10:00
  • Prizes will be awarded at 14:30
  • Brown and Gammons will be opening their doors for you to take a look around
  • The entry price for displaying a vehicle will be a minimum of a £5.00 donation per vehicle and is payable upon your arrival
  • It is possible to register in advance and make sure there is space for you in the pre-registered area. Just email us and let us know:

    • Your name
    • Car make/model
    • Year of manufacture
    • Registration number.

    and we will make sure there is space for you. Our email address is BaldockCCS@gmail.com

    You can book spaces for groups too. We will need a primary contact, club/group name and the number of vehicles (preferably details of each one if possible).

    We look forward to seeing you again this year.

  • Forms will be available on the day to be completed
  • Entry-Form-Classic-Car-Show

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All proceeds will go support the running of the Baldock Festival

May
18
Wed
Baldock Museum – Royal Jubilee @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High St, SG7 6AR
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

(Also open Wednesday 18 May & Saturday 21 May 11am-3pm and each Wednesday and Saturday thereafter)

Royal Jubilee, this new display to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee looks back at Baldock’s extensive celebrations to mark the Queen’s coronation in June 1953, amongst which, the Soap-Box Derby even attracted national interest. The display also shows how the town came together to celebrate earlier royal events, such as Victoria’s jubilees, in great style.

May
21
Sat
Baldock Museum – Royal Jubilee @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High St, SG7 6AR
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

(Also open Wednesday 18 May & Saturday 21 May 11am-3pm and each Wednesday and Saturday thereafter)

Royal Jubilee, this new display to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee looks back at Baldock’s extensive celebrations to mark the Queen’s coronation in June 1953, amongst which, the Soap-Box Derby even attracted national interest. The display also shows how the town came together to celebrate earlier royal events, such as Victoria’s jubilees, in great style.