The Northampton Town Festival will celebrate its 7th year in 2023

Celebrating Summer in the heart of the Midlands! The Northampton Town Festival is all about showcasing the amazing community!

This privately-run event is a fun-filled throwback to the iconic Northampton Town Show combined with The Northampton Balloon Festival, this annual event has become a firm favourite for families in the area. The event has grown over the years and thanks to everyone’s continued support it has been able to carry on the tradition.

Taking place across two large arenas on the Racecourse, which is at the heart of Northampton and large enough to accommodate the estimated 65,000+ people, you don’t want to miss this!

If you’ve attended the Northampton Town Festival before, you’ll know it’s jam-packed with stalls and bars, displays, live music, funfair rides, fireworks, stunts and shows, and, of course, the balloons! But in 2021 and 2022 we added an extra day of Balloons, Tunes and Fireworks on Friday night.

Come along and celebrate summer… The Northampton Town Festival is for everyone, friends, families, visitors, traders and community groups. Support, share and take pride in our fabulous festival! And, if you want to participate – whether it’s performing, sponsoring or exhibiting, we’d love to hear from you (drop us an email at

Where Can I Park?

£5 for all day parking

There are car parks available next to the Racecourse. These will shown on the event map as soon as it is available and they will be well signposted as you approach the racecourse.

Disabled Parking available

Opening Hours

Friday- 4pm- 11pm

Saturday- 12pm-11pm

Sunday- 12pm-11pm


£2.35 + Booking Fee

You can come and go with a wristband or stamp on the same day.


Pets are welcome to come along during the day but must be well behaved and kept on a leash at all times.