Back for it's 5th Year!

The Northampton Town Festival is back for the fifth year running!

A fun-filled throwback to the iconic Northampton Town Show, the festival is also bringing hot air balloons back to the Racecourse for the fifth year running. This fun event takes place across two large arenas on the Racecourse, which is at the heart of Northampton and large enough to accommodate the estimated 65,000+ attending, 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 from local traders, chill out tents, live music, funfair rides, fireworks, stunts and shows, and, of course, the balloons! But this year we are introducing Balloons Tunes and Fireworks on Friday night. Opening at 5 pm, we have some amazing tribute bands, hot air balloons and fireworks to kick your weekend off to a great start!

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

17.00 – 11pm

11am – 11pm

11am – 8pm


£1.80 + Booking Fee

(Saturday and Sunday only)

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.