Dates for the Diary
Saturday 21st April 2018 - St George's Day Celebrations
Music and entertainment taking place in the High Street
5th -7th May Rushden Cavalcade
Over the last 39 years Rushden Cavalcade has evolved from a small gathering of vehicles taking part in a parade around Rushden High Street, into the Rally that starts the season, bringing together over 1,000 different exhibit's from all over country and attracting over 25,000 visitors annually there's something for everybody to see and do from Traction Engines & Vintage Vehicles, to Fun Fair Rides & Trade Stands. Fun for all the family to enjoy.
9th -16th June Celebrate Rushden Week
A whole week of exciting events and entertainment culminating in a concert for all - here's the Timetable for the week!
- Timetable of Events for Party Week 2018 (Word Document, 30 Kb)
Timetable for Party Week 2018
Soap Box Derby - Wednesday 13th June 2018
- Soap Box Derby 2018 Entry Forms (PDF, 679 Kb)
Soap Box Derby 2018 Entry Forms
Women's Cycle Race - Thursday 14 June 2018
Saturday 23th June - Armed Forces Day
A Royal British Legion Event in Rushden for everyone to enjoy: Military vehicles, steam train rides, carriage buffet and a raft of other activities for all to enjoy. The Rushden Town Band is usually in attendance too!
There will also be a rolling road closure on Wellingborough Road, High Street and Station Approach between 1300 and 1400 hrs on the day.
Saturday 7th July - Independents Day
Rushden Town Partnership organise an Independents Day in Rushden for all the family to enjoy. Its a special event to celebrate the independent shops in Rushden. The Independent's Day event marks the first day of the larger Get To Know Rushden event, where the town's independent shops come together to show people the quality on their doorstep.
Saturday 14th July 2018 - Party in the Park
This is now a major annual event, working with Rushden Events Team and The Town Council to provide top quality entertainment for the people of Rushden to enjoy free of charge. Free admission and child-friendly. All enquiries for stalls and information regarding this event to email@example.com
Photos from the recent Party in the Park 2016.
Saturday 11th August 2018
SWIVELFEST 2018 - HALL PARK. A fantastic family day out has been organised, at Rushden Hall Park Walled Garden. 'SwivelFest' will be a live, outdoor Summer event, bringing renown high class tribute bands, both National and International. effectivly the best of entertainment to our very own corner of Northamptonshire.
Music in the Walled Garden - dates in August to be confirmed.
Saturday 1st September - Proms in the Park
Rushden Town Council's annual event, it usually begins around 6pm with live music and a funfair.
Sunday 2 September - Bark in the Park Dog Show
The dog show - Bark in the Park - will be held in the Walled Garden, Hall Park, Rushden. This is our Mayor's charity dog show and all proceeds will be split between all the dog charities attending. We have 'have a go agility', various dog classes including golden oldies, Mayor's choice, Rushden's Finest etc. Fun for all.
Friday 14th September - Rushden Feast
Come and join all the fun of the fair in Rushden.
Photos from Party in the Park
29 September 2018 - Bernard Van Parade
A service will be held at the Rushden War Memorial for the unveiling of the memorial stone in honour of our towns Victory Cross recipient Lieutenant Colonel The Reverend Bernard William Vann VC MC & Bar from World War One.
After the service it is intended to hold a 24 hour vigil by members of the RBL and members of the public, school children cadets etc. If you are interested in standing a watch over this period then please step forward with contact details.
October - dates TBC
Film Shows in the Walled Garden
Saturday 3 November - Fireworks in Hall Park
Organised by Rushden Scouts
Date TBC - Beacon Lighting
Sunday 11 November - Remembrance Parade & Service
The Remembrance Service and Parade will be held at the Rushden War Memorial at 1050 on the 11th Nov 2018. From 1015 the Parade starts to form up at Robinson Road ready to march off at 1035.
Saturday 24 November - Rushden's Christmas Lights Switch-on
The Towns Annual Christmas Lights Switch On Hosted by Rushden Town Council Events Team.
The afternoon begins with a High Street full of stalls, fairground rides, live reindeer, food, refreshments and most of all YOU! The residents of Rushden coming together to witness the excitement, entertainment, energy and most of all the towns beautiful display of lighting.
Rushden Hall Pensioners Club
If you are a pensioner and at a loose end on Tuesdays, come and join us at Rushden Hall between 2pm and 4pm.
Have a laugh, learn at leisure from one of our many guest speakers, stuff yourself silly at our annual dinner, win prizes at bingo or play whist.
Please see the Rushden Hall Pensioners Club website for more details.