Discover Luton’s heritage gems and vibrant history this September. Prepare to be captivated by a remarkable series of Heritage Open Day events, England’s largest festival celebrating history and culture. And here’s the cherry on top – every single event is free of charge!

Between 8th – 17th September, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Luton’s past, exploring hidden treasures and unravelling the tales that have shaped our remarkable town. Funding for the events has been provided by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, making them free for all.

For a dose of culture, make your way to the UK Centre for Carnival Arts for an immersive multimedia exhibition, a fitting tribute to the 75th Windrush anniversary.

Music enthusiasts, the Luton Beatz Lab awaits your arrival. Explore the art of crafting vintage-sounding beats and melodies using old vinyl records and cassettes.

Sports fans, lace up your walking shoes for a historical journey through the formation of Luton Town Football Club. Join a local historian as you trace the footprints of the club’s inception at key locations around the town.

Don’t miss the chance to experience this and numerous other fascinating events. For the full list of events, click here.

The free Heritage Open Day events are scheduled from Saturday, September 8, to Sunday, September 17. It’s bound to be busy, so make sure you secure your spot early.

About the Author
Laura Redmond

Laura is a passionate supporter of the Step Forward Luton campaign and a Place Activation and Marketing Coordinator for Luton Council. Armed with a journalism degree and unwavering love for her university town, she often pens positive blogs that spotlights the best of Luton. From charity work to market management, Laura's professional journey has explored every corner of Luton. And when she's not busy being a marketing maven, she's out on a culinary adventure, unearthing the town's hidden foodie gems.