58-17 Northampton town centre news & events


A Royal Wedding themed Street Circus
Northampton town centre streets will come alive again with the return of the BID's Street Circus this May. 
The one-day event will take place on Saturday 19 th May – to tie in with the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Hundreds of families are expected to flock into the town centre to enjoy some of the UK’s best circus acts, street entertainers and walkabout artists as they perform on Abington Street and Market Square between 11am-4pm on the day. The family event will also include face painting and other free activities. 
For more information and updates visit our Facebook event HERE.
Northampton Music Festival
The BID is delighted to continue as a main sponsor for this year's Northampton Music Festival on Sunday 17th June.
The festival, now in its eleventh year, is one of the biggest events on the town centre calendar and usually pulls over 7,000 visitors into the town each time. With 500 artists and musicians set to perform across six town centre stages, thousands of people are yet again expected at the free one-day event.
The 'Business and Arts Fair' piloted in 2017 will also return, with a mixture of stalls including retro and vintage clothing and street food outlets. All town centre businesses can apply for a free stall - call Jacky Davis on 07505 7590 58 or email  HERE for more information.
We will update businesses with more information in the run-up to the event and on the festival website HERE.
Northampton town centre Tidy Morning
Our Tidy Morning will now take place on  Wednesday 18th April and we are looking for volunteers to take part - join the BID team as we help tidy up our town centre.
We will be meeting at 8.30am on the Market Square near the waterfall and will be litter picking until 10am. 
If you would like to take part email us HERE .
BID Monthly Meeting
Feedback on BID initiatives, share ideas for future projects, meet our executive director and BID team, and discuss specific business issues at our upcoming BID Monthly Meeting. 
Date: Wednesday 28th March
Time: Either 9.30am-10.30am and 5.00pm-6.00pm
Venue: BID Office, 2nd Floor, Town Centre House, 7-8 Mercers Row, NN1 2QL
Please email  HERE to attend.
Dates for your diary
  • ProducersMarket on the Market Square - Saturday 10th March & 14th April
  • BID Monthly Meeting – Wednesday 28th March

  • Northampton town centre Tidy Morning - Wednesday 18th April
  • Street Circus - Saturday 19th May
  • Northampton Music Festival - Sunday 17th June
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