What's on in Rushden, Northamptonshire
Local Tourist Guide
Welcome to Rushden in the beautiful county of Northamptonshire. Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Rushden - 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 Rushden to suit all the family, whatever the weather.
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Discover museums, art galleries, historic houses, castles, attractions, theme parks and much more in and around Rushden to keep both parents and children amused and entertained whatever the British weather decides to throw at you!
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Handy Local Guide
Taxis in Rushden
If you're out on the tiles in Rushden then please don't drink and drive - our list of taxis in Rushden will help you get from A to B quickly and safely so you can fully enjoy the delights of Rushden.
Tourist Information Centres
If you're stuck and don't know what to do, then pop in to your local Tourist Information Centre in Rushden (TIC) for friendly help and advice for tourists and locals alike.
Enjoy some of the wide choice of restaurants in Rushden for a gourmet feast of fresh local produce. You're sure of a warm welcome from budget diners to highly acclaimed restaurants.
Local Hotel Accommodation
Whether you're staying in Rushden for the night or you're staying for a few days or more, you'll love the choice of hotel accommodation available in the area.
Premier Inn WellingboroughWellingborough
Rooms from £44.00
Rooms from £25.00
The Hind HotelWellingborough
Rooms from £40.00
The Columbia HotelWellingborough
Rooms from £45.00
Rooms from £32.00
Forthcoming Events Diary
|The Fast ShowThe season-opening show for all performance and modified car enthusiasts with RWYB, Show 'n' Shine, stunt shows, drifting, Jet Car, trade village, car clubs and heated nightclub on Saturday night! Day Entry: 8am - 6pm.…||23 Mar 2014Santa Pod RacewayWellingboroughSports|
|The Comedy Club NorthamptonThe Comedy Club Northampton At Northampton Saints RFC On Thursday 27th March. 3 Top Comedians As Seen On TV. Host Comedian – Bryan Lacey A genuinely funny man and a potential comedy star of the future!’ (BBC6 Music)…||27 Mar 2014Northampton Saints Rugby ClubNorthamptonTheatre & Performing Arts|
|Genesish In ConcertAn all era show recreating the live performances of one of the greatest rock bands of a generation. All the band and crew are avid, passionate and very knowledgeable Genesis fans, which is clearly evident from the specta…||29 Mar 2014The Pemberton CentreRushdenMusic/Gigs/Concerts|
|The Legends showOnce again The Picturedrome in Northampton is the venue to host a fantastic show featuring The Jets. This time “THE LEGENDS” show features The Jets performing their theatre style “Kings of Harmony show' and well kn…||29 - 30 Mar 2014The PicturedromeNorthamptonMusic/Gigs/Concerts|
|Hansel and Gretel starring Margi Clarke Hansel and Gretel starring Margi Clarke Hansel and Gretel aren’t greedy; they just want a better life for themselves and their father (oh - and no more cabbage soup please!!) Their lives are turned upside down when th…||10 - 11 Apr 2014The Lighthouse TheatreKetteringTheatre & Performing Arts|
|Big Bang Vw ShowBig Bang VW festival is the first and friendliest VW festival on the calendar. Despite high-octane racing and two music arenas, the festival remains as laid-back and family friendly as ever. All Vee Dubs welcome! Three d…||11 - 13 Apr 2014Santa Pod RacewayWellingboroughSports|
|Judy Shire - The Devils Daughter Rock Band Concert￼The Picturedrome, Northampton will be hosting a Vampire themed fancy dress Rock event headlining Vamp Rock Queen, Judy Shire - The Devils Daughter and her Band with 2 great support Rock Bands, The Thorn Corporation an…||11 Apr 2014The PicturedromeNorthamptonMusic/Gigs/Concerts|
|Festival of PowerAn action packed Easter weekend of family Drag Racing entertainment including European Nitro Funny Car Series, Jet Car Show and National Drag Racing classes headlined by the MSA 200mph Pro Mods. Also the 2nd round of the…||18 - 20 Apr 2014Santa Pod RacewayWellingboroughFamily Days Out|
|Big Bang Camper and Bus ShowBig Bang VW festival in conjunction with Volksworld Camper and Bus magazine is the first and friendliest VW festival on the calendar. Despite high-octane racing and two music arenas, the festival remains as laid-back and…||25 - 27 Apr 2014Santa Pod RacewayWellingboroughSports|
|Fia European Drag Racing Championships Round 1FIA EUROPEAN DRAG RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS inc FIM DRAG BIKES. Round 1 Santa Pod's flagship Championship event attracting over 250 of Europe's top drag racing teams including 300mph Top Fuel Dragsters, 200mph Drag Bikes and…||23 - 26 May 2014Santa Pod RacewayWellingboroughFamily Days Out|
|Crabstock Shellfish FestivalUnique inland seafood festival the only inland seafood festival in the UK, Supporting the UK Fishermen and the Fishing Industry. by showcasing the best UK caught Shellfish and wet fish. FUN FUN for all the family with a …||24 - 26 May 2014The Obelisk CentreNorthamptonFamily Days Out|
|Festival of TransportIt is a show where you can see various forms of transport right from stream engines up to modern day. The show has all forms of transport including stream engines, model stream, cars, commercial vehicle, military vehicle…||24 - 26 May 2014Whites NurseriesEarls BartonFamily Days Out|
|The Moot Hall Overnight Ghost HuntStep into the world of John Bunyan when you visit this delightful 15th century timber-framed market hall, set on the village green, in the centre of the delightful village of Elstow. Only 20 places at £25 per pers…||7 - 8 Jun 2014The Moot HallElstowMiscellaneous|
|Bwm Scooter and Ska RallyThree days of fun with a Mod vibe and attractions including night time entertainment: Main stage and DJ tents featuring famous names from the Mod and Ska music scene. Plus show and shine, scooter racing, ride outs, deale…||13 - 15 Jun 2014Santa Pod RacewayWellingboroughLifestyle|
|DragstalgiaA weekend event dedicated to race cars, bikes and hot rods from a bygone era. In association with the NSRA. With Jet Car, RWYB, live evening entertainment, swap meet, Show 'n' Shine and cars for sale. Day Entry: 8am - 6…||11 - 13 Jul 2014Santa Pod RacewayWellingboroughLifestyle|
|Bug Jam 28Now firmly established as Europe's biggest, best and most popular VW show and cruising towards its third decade as the summer VW event of choice, Bug Jam 28 is back once again with a line-up of both on and off-track acti…||18 - 20 Jul 2014Santa Pod RacewayWellingboroughLifestyle|
|Usc Ultimate Street CarThe fastest, hottest, largest and loudest modified car festival in Europe. If you've never been before, let us enlighten you with how it all goes down. The finest drag strip in Europe. 35,000 modifying disciples. The UK…||1 - 3 Aug 2014Santa Pod RacewayWellingboroughLifestyle|
|Fia European Drag Racing Championships final RoundFinal Round. The Championship finals event attracting over 250 of Europe's top drag racing teams including 300mph Top Fuel Dragsters, 200mph Drag Bikes and over 10 supporting classes. Jet Cars, stunts, air displays, mon…||4 - 7 Sep 2014Santa Pod RacewayWellingboroughLifestyle|
|National FinalsThe 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 SuperTwi…||20 - 21 Sep 2014Santa Pod RacewayWellingboroughSports|
|Flame and ThunderFlame and Thunder is an action packed day for all the family featuring motorsport stunts and Drag Racing. Witness a huge gathering of jet vehicles including a Jet Dragster, Jet Funny Cars, Jet Truck and Jet Beetle. Exper…||25 Oct 2014Santa Pod RacewayWellingboroughFamily Days Out|
Easter in Rushden
Easter activities in Rushden
Enjoy a fun-filled family Easter holiday with our list of events taking place over the Bank Holiday Easter weekend in Rushden.
Wedding fairs in Rushden
Get married in style by visiting wedding fairs in Rushden. From the bride's dress, to the wedding cake, venues and photographers, plan your special day with our list of local wedding exhibitions.