Back for it's 5th Year!

The Northampton Town Festival will be back in 2022!

A fun-filled throwback to the iconic Northampton Town Show, the festival also brings the hot air balloons to the Racecourse annually. 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 in 2021 we added an extra day of Balloons and Fireworks on Friday night. It was an excellent way to kick start the weekend.

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





£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.