A Guide to Northampton Carnival -A Fun Day for the whole Family!

Northampton Carnival is a fun filled carnival celebration for the whole family! It is an incredible day where you can watch the amazing parade or watch some free concerts, go on some rides, eat delicious food from around the world and have fun with the community.

Saturday the 13th June, 2020

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What is carnival in Northampton?

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The Northampton Carnival is a community event for the whole family. Local organisations, businesses, schools and charities come together to participate in attending and participating in the biggest annual summer event in Northampton town.

The Northampton Carnival is a multicultural event that allows us to experience the diverse lifestyles and cultures that are unique to the Northampton community.

The Northampton Carnival has two parts – the carnival parade that is filled with floats, troupes, dancers and performers. The other part is the live performances and street vendors selling arts, crafts and food from all around the world.

Every year the Northampton Carnival has a theme for the parade. The parade participants use the theme for their creative inspiration.  The 2020 Northampton Carnival theme is “Around the World Through Carnival & Festival”.

When is the Northampton Carnival?

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The annual Northampton Carnival is always held in summer. The 2020 Northampton Carnival date is Saturday 13th June 2020.  The Northampton Carnival will start at Midday and will run till around 7:30pm.

Where is the Northampton Carnival?

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Northampton is a town in England’s midlands region.  The Northampton Carnival will take place at the Racecourse Park.

Racecourse Park Address:

Kettering Rd,

Northampton NN1 4LG, UK

Northampton Carnival Fun Fair & Entertainment

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The Northampton Carnival is an explosion of culture. In addition to the parade there is lots of entertainment and concerts live on stage featuring regional and local talent that will keep the crowds popping from start to finish. There are lots of bands, solo acts, choirs and dance groups.

There are also lots of fun activities for the whole family from workshops, rides, a wide range of stalls with delicious food, drinks, Arts & Crafts vendors from all over the world.

The Northampton Carnival Parade 

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The Northampton Carnival Parade is an incredible event that features performers, dancers and musicians. The streets are filled with masquerades dressed in the most stunning costumes representing different cultures from all around the world, celebrating Northamptonshire multi-cultural community. It is a lively and vibrant event that will attract thousands of spectators who crowd along the parade route.

Northampton Carnival Parade Route

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The Northampton Carnival Parade leaves the Racecourse and will head to Kettering Road @ 2:00pm.

It will arrive at Abington Square @ 2:35pm, then head to Giles street @ 2:50pm, then to Guildhall @ 3:00pm, then to Abington street @ 3:15pm, then onto Abington square @ 3:35pm and then the parade will return to the Racecourse to finish.

How to get to Northampton?

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Northampton is only about an 1.5 hour drive from London. By train it takes around an hour and there are around 57 trains per day travelling from London to Northampton. To get a quote for a flight click here. Get a quote for a rental car here.

Where to stay in Northampton?

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There are plenty of places to stay in Northampton, from intimate bed & breakfasts, to elegant country hotels, charming inns, private rentals or at a modern hotel with all the necessary amenities. Northampton can accommodate you easily.

Check out some accommodation options here 

What to do and see in Northampton?

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Northampton is a gorgeous town filled with historic architecture and parklands. Why not visit the house at 78 Derngate which is now a museum and was remodelled by architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1916. Or you could admire Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens.

Stroll through the grasslands and see bird habitats in the wetlands at the Barnes Meadow Nature Reserve. Bike through the trail at Brixworth Country Park relax at Abington Park. Visit Delapré Abbey to stop and smell the flowers. Or you can shop at Grosvenor Centre.

For more information about tours, things to do, sightseeing tours, day trips and more click here. For a longer trip check out some cool itineraries on Tour Radar. 

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