What's on inNorthampton


Welcome to Northampton

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Northampton - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Northampton to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Everything you need to know if you're visiting Northampton as a visitor or a resident.

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Forthcoming events in Northampton

19
APR
Franchise Now - Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes Christian Centre Church

Are you fed up with the grind of a 9 to 5 chained to your job with very little job satisfaction. Is it time to swing your worklife balance a little more in your favourIf youve ever wanted to run your own…

Location: 16 milesaway
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 03337 720858
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21
APR
St. George's Day Parade
Daventry Town Centre

The annual St. Georges Day Parade led by Daventry and District Scout group in partnership with Daventry Town Council will return to Daventry Town Centre on Saturday 21st April 2018. A fun filled event for all the family the parade will start…

Location: 10.9 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01327 301246
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27
APR
Big Bang Camper & Bus Show
Santa Pod Raceway

Big Bang VW festival is the first and friendliest VW festival on the calendar. With high‐octane racing the festival remains as laid‐back and family friendly as ever. All Vee Dubs welcome Three days of VW fun in the sun with great racing…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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27
APR
Only Fools and 3 Courses Comedy Night and Dinner
Holiday Inn Milton Keynes

Join us for the dinner event of the year which combines fine food and classic comedy action as Marlene and Boycie invite you to a Gala Dinner.Only Fools and 3 Courses Dinning Invitation.Join us for the Dinner event of the year which…

Location: 15.3 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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02
MAY
Milton Keynes Speed Dating
Aqua, The Hub

Speed Dating in Milton KeynesHow speed dating in Milton Keynes worksBy simply arriving at venue for the Speed Dating in Milton Keynes event you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format…

Location: 15.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

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18
MAY
Big Bang
Santa Pod Raceway

. Big Bang VW festival is the first and friendliest VW festival on the calendarDespite high‐octane racing the festival remains as laid‐back and family friendly as everAll Vee Dubs welcome Three days of VW fun in the sun with great racing and…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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25
MAY
FIA Main Event
Santa Pod Raceway

FIA EUROPEAN DRAG RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS inc FIM DRAG BIKES.Santa Pod Raceway the home of European drag racing gears up for one of Europes most prominent Drag Racing meetings The Main Event. Taking place over Spring Bank Holiday weekend this hugely popular televised…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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26
MAY
Miss Over 50 & Fabulous 2018
York House

This pageant gives honour to women who have reachedthe age of elegance and maturity it is a great confidence boost and a platform to meet other women who mayhave similar interests.This pageant is the search forthe gracious lady who best…

Location: 13.4 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07914 640161
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10
JUN
JapShow
Santa Pod Raceway

It doesnt matter whether you drive a Nissan Micra or a race spec Evo ride a GSXR or a Yamaha R1. All Japanese cars and bikes are welcome at Jap show. No matter what you like about the scene there is something…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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17
JUN
Retro Show
Santa Pod Raceway

Retro Show is the annual family event for all those supporters of the pre 1980 vehicles that like a bit of fun in their lives. All makes and models of bikes and cars are welcome to this celebration of a time when…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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23
JUN
Showblitz!
Stantonbury Theatre

Hold onto your seats cos its showtime as local groups Wolverton Gilbert & Sullivan Society and Wolverton Light Orchestra combine to bring you a fantastic selection of pieces from the musical theatre. Wander the streets of London with Eliza Doolittle feel the…

Location: 13.7 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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07
JUL
The Northampton Town Festival 2018
Northampton Racecourse

The Northampton Town Festival 2018The Northampton Town Festival is back for 2018 and its bigger and better than ever A fun filled throwback to the iconic Northampton Town Show the festival is also bringing hot air balloons back to the Racecourse for…

Location: 0.9 milesaway
Category: Family Events

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08
JUL
BMW Show
Santa Pod Raceway

The BMW Show at Santa Pod Raceway will be back for 2018 with a new summer date and all BMWs are welcome‐ race cars show cars modern retros classics new minis and BMW bikes.BMWs have all the right elements to make great…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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10
JUL
Born To Win
Castle Theatre Wellingborough

After the huge success of Dance is Life in 2017 Giovanni is once again set to get your hearts beating a little faster showcasing a story of love and passion with even more heat even more energy and even more drama than…

Location: 9.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01933 270007
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20
JUL
Bug Jam
Santa Pod Raceway

Now firmly established as Europes biggest best and most popular VW show hits its third decade as the summer VW event of choice Bug Jam 32 is back once again with a line‐up of both on and off‐track action that reflects the…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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20
JUL
Bug Jam 32
Santa Pod Raceway

The original and best VW festival with a vibrant and fun atmosphere bringing to life the very essence of VW culture. Europes largest VW event incorporates all things VW with drag racing RWYB nightlife Show & Shine comedy fun fair massive trade…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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20
JUL
Silverstone Classic
Silverstone Circuit

The Silverstone Classic is a fun three‐day weekend of flat‐out fun for all the family.Now in its 22nd year the worlds biggest classic motor racing festival is held each year at Silverstone Circuit…

Location: 12.4 milesaway
Category: Sports

27
JUL
Kelmarsh Land Rover Show 2018
Kelmarsh Hall

After the huge success of the inaugural Kelmarsh event in 2017 its back with the new dates of 27th‐29th JulyThe Kelmarsh Land Rover Show is a one‐stop shop for any enthusiast. The show brings together national clubs industry professionals and Land Rover…

Location: 11.5 milesaway
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01775 768661
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03
AUG
Ultimate Street Car
Santa Pod Raceway

If youve never been before let us enlighten you with how it all goes down. The finest drag strip in Europe and the UKs most superbly executed show cars. Its no accident that USC has become one of the most eagerly‐anticipated events…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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14
AUG
Robin Hood and his Merry Men
Boughton House

Robin Hood and his band of merry men are feared by the richest of the land as they travel through Sherwood Forest stealing from the rich to give to the poor. When the evil Sheriff of Nottingham schemes to stop the outlaws…

Location: 15.8 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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14
AUG
Robin Hood and his Merry Men at Boughton House
Boughton House

The touring troupe will stop by the lawns of Boughton House for an al fresco performance on Tuesday 14th August during the Estates summer opening season. The new production for 2018 will see Robin Hood and his band of merry men travelling…

Location: 15.8 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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06
SEP
FIA European Finals
Santa Pod Raceway

The final round of the acclaimed European Drag Racing Championship The European Finals is the climax to the 2018 FIAFIM race season. This televised final is where racers put it all on the line to decide who claims the crown This event…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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22
SEP
Sywell Classic: Pistons & Props
Sywell Aerodrome

Join us for this years Sywell Classic: Pistons and Props motoring festival combining historic racers hot rods and motorbikes with classic planes and vintage music to create a fantastic two‐day event celebrating classic motoring on the ground and in the air. The…

Location: 6.2 milesaway
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01775 768661
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22
SEP
Sywell Classic: Pistons & Props 2018
Sywell Aerodrome

Join us for this years Sywell Classic: Pistons and Props motoring festival combining historic racers hot rods and motorbikes with classic planes and vintage music to create a fantastic two‐day event celebrating classic motoring on the ground and in the air.The Racing…

Location: 6.2 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01775 768661
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28
SEP
Sweeney Entertainments Presents T.Rextasy
Castle Theatre

. SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS T.REXTASYMarc Bolan with his band T.Rex was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era.With Bolans special ingredient of Rock‐a‐Boogie songs the band had a string of huge hits throughout…

Location: 9.9 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01366 380333
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29
SEP
Hal Cruttenden 'Chubster' UK Tour 2018
Royal & Derngate

After a 2 year hiatus from touring one of the UKs most popular TV and live comedians is back with a new show entitled Chubster and nationwide tour this autumn. This hotly anticipated show premieres at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
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06
OCT
National Finals
Santa Pod Raceway

The National Drag Racing Championship Finals for MSA Pro Mod and national sportsman classes plus Top Methanol Wild Bunch Nostalgia Fuel Altered Association and the ACU National Drag Bike Championship including SuperTwins.…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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21
OCT
Sweeney Entertainments Presents Jackson Live
Milton Keynes Theatre

Sweeney Entertainments presents Jackson Live in Concert featuring the hugely talented CJ recreating the Michael Jackson experience with his stunning rendition of all his favourite songs. Michael Jackson is not only remembered as one of the most influential artists of all time…

Location: 15.2 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01366 380333
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27
OCT
Flame & Thunder
Santa Pod Raceway

Flame & Thunder is an action‐packed day for all the family featuring motorsport stunts and Drag Racing. Witness a huge gathering of jet vehicles and experience 300mph Nitro guzzling Top Fuel dragster along with cars and bikes from various classes of Drag…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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Tourist Attractions


Althorp House

Althorp has been home to the Spencer family for nearly 500 years. It became the focus of world attention following the tragic death of Diana, Princess of Wales in September 1997.Like many great country houses, it has benefited from the discriminating and varied collecting of generations…

Northampton And Lamport Railway

The Northampton & Lamport Railway is a steam and heritage diesel operated tourist railway located in the Northamptonshire countryside just 5 miles from Northampton, within easy reach of the motorway network.A number of special events take place throughout the year, including three visits from Thomas the Tank Engine,…

Hush

Hush Nightclub in Northampton, Northamptonshire.Contact venue on telephone number 01604 626860 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Luxe

Luxe Nightclub in Northampton, Northamptonshire.Contact venue on telephone number 01604 637288 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Fever

Fever Nightclub in Northampton, Northamptonshire.Contact venue on telephone number 01604 604488 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Rileys

SnookerPool Hall at Rileys in Northampton, Northamptonshire.Contact venue on 01604 622770 for opening times, entrance costs and snooker table informationavailability.…

Want more?

Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Northampton? See our list of attractions in Northampton, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.


Updated: 18/04/2018 16:53:37