Key dates for your diary in Northampton as events now listed for next six months

Northampton Borough Council has revealed a packed events calendar for the first half of 2019, which features the return of some much loved events and some new projects too.

Monday, 21st January 2019, 12:04 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 6:11 pm
Northampton's Pretty Muddy.

Here’s a selection of the some of the events taking place over the next six months in Northampton's parks and around the town centre, organised by the council, partners, community groups and businesses. This information, is however, subject to change.

Abington Park Museum is set to host its first ever vegan food fair this month. The event, which has been organised to inspire people to try veganism during January, will feature more than 25 food and drink producers.
A civic ceremony and community event are set to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. Residents are invited to join the Mayor of Northampton, Cllr Tony Ansell, and Cllr Anna King for a special ceremony at 12pm in the Guildhall Courtyard.

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Last year more than 22 mouth-watering stalls were offering delectable delights such as bread, popcorn, chutneys, cakes, wine and cider. The courtyard also hosted a number of stalls offering hot food such as Jamaican street food.
Kingsthorpe Rec April Fun Fair
Racecourse May Fun Fair
Northampton 10K, the Racecourse
Abington Park Fun Fair
The annual Becket's Park beer festival took place for the second time last year and featured 175 different cask ales, 75 ciders, a wide range of craft beers, wine and spirits.
Last year, 30 floats saw travelling troupes joined by displays from Northampton Music Festival (NMF), Northampton Borough Council and the Royal & Derngate theatre - which promoted the upcoming return of Kinky Boots to the town.
Organisers of the Northampton Music Festival are appealing to bands to get in touch to be part of this years event as the free festival is due to return for its 12th year. Northampton Music Festival is a non-profit event which aims to promote musicians from across the town, showcasing a range of genres.
The 5k and 10k events are part of a larger series of nationwide fundraising races organised by the cancer charity. Combined with the Pretty Muddy obstacle course, around 125,000 was raised for life-saving research last year.
A full day of entertainment kicked off last year with a marching parade of serving troops, veterans and cadets who took to the towns streets at 10.30am. The parade set off from the top of Abington Street before looping around the Market Square twice.