Dates for the Diary
9-17 June Celebrate Rushden Week
- Timetable of Events for Party Week 2018 (Word Document, 30 Kb)
Events begin on Saturday 9 June with a Cycle Themed Flower Festival at the Hope Methodist RC Church and St Mary's Church Fete in the afternoon. There will also be an Inter-schools Mass Choir in the Walled Garden, a Salvation Army Craft Fair and an Independents' Day event.
Of course, on Thursday 14 June, the Stage 2 start of the Women's Cycle Race will begin in Hall Park at approximately 10.30am with lots going on during the day and evening.
Party Week celebrates what a great community we have in Rushden and we hope you will take full advantage of the programme on offer. Most of the events in Party Week are at no cost and include something for all ages from the action-packed Soap Box Derby in Hall Park, Swing Band, Caribbean evening, treasure trail, children's events to a fantastic mix of concerts, talks, tea dance, drama performances and open nights. There will be events and activities in the High Street on both Saturdays, 9 and 16 June from 11am to 3pm.
It will be a great week. Whether you want to get actively involved or simply sit back and enjoy, you will find something to suit you. See the full Timetable of Events below for the exact timings.
Page 6 of the Timetable
Page 7 of the Timetable
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 23 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 14 July - 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
11 August 2018 - SWIVELFEST
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 1 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.
14 September - Rushden Feast
Come and join all the fun of the fair in Rushden.
Photos from Party in the Park
Macmillan Coffee Morning - Friday 28 September 2018
Come along to the Town Council offices at Rushden Hall on Friday 28 September between 10.30am and 12.30pm where a Macmillan Coffee Morning will be held to raise funds for this worthwhile charity. Bring a friend and come and indulge yourself with cake and coffee!
Saturday 29 September - 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 2018 - Fireworks in Hall Park
Organised by Rushden Scouts
Date TBC - Beacon Lighting
Sunday 11 November - Remembrance Parade and 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.