Northampton Borough Council
Northampton Borough Council

Northampton is big on events and each year we see more  

Every year Northampton comes alive with many events and activities right across the board - from festivals, from drama to dancing, organised not just by Northampton Borough Council but also by the staggering variety of artistic, cultural and ethnic organisations, both professional and amateur, who stage so many events for the benefit of us all.

Apply to hold an event

If you would like to hold an event in our parks and open spaces please use our online application to find out location availability and if you require permission.

To enable us to help you in every stage of your event, there are several pieces of information we require.

Some of this information is below, the rest should be provided via our online application help usfrom you in order to allow the event and see that before, during and after the event, everything

Guidance Notes

Please read our Guidance notes before applying for an Event.

Event Management Plan example

This gives you a good indication on how to complete an event plan.

Event Management Plan

Designing your Site Plan

Example site plan

What is a Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment Example

This give you a good indication on how to complete your risk assessment.

Risk Assessment 

Terms and Conditions

Abington Park Bandstand

The bandstand is operational from April to September each year, with a programme of concerts coordinated by us. The bandstand is not bookable by groups during this season.    If you are looking for another park location in which to hold an event, please apply online at and we will work to assist with finding a suitable location for your activity.

For more information contact the events team.

Tel: 01604 838555

Events team

Address: Events, Guildhall, St. Giles Square, Northampton, NN1 1DE

Tel: 01604 838555