Throughout the year the Pavilion plays host to a diverse range of activities and events which reflect our values.
We offer live music from punk, reggae, motown and folk, as well as regular DJ sets. There is something for everyone.
Over Summer and Winter we have a wide range of activities inside the Pavilion or on our lawn - family fun days, fairs and creative workshops.
Drop in on a Wednesday to Sunday, to enjoy our cafe and artspace, for some time out and to look at our current gallery exhibition.
Check below or on Facebook @UmbrellaFair to see whats coming up at the Pavilion, and sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with whats happening.
Health Walks on the Park
Meet 11.15am at the Pavilion
From Thursday 21st of June, and then on every Thursday the Pavilion becomes the starting point for The Racecourse Healthwalk.
Everyone is welcome on this accessible walk around the Racecourse.
Meet new people and enjoy a refreshing walk. We'll finish off at the Pavilion where the Cafe provides tasty snacks and hot drinks.
Ride and Stride - Walking and Cycling Festival on the Racecourse
Saturday 23rd June
12 - 5pm
A FREE family event on the Racecourse to celebrate and inspire walking and cycling in Northamptonshire.
Extreme bike display, crazy bikes, cycle powered Scalextric and million step challenge. The Umbrella Fair Cafe will be open for refreshments.
Friday July 6th 19:30
We'll be hosting the Songwriter Sessions as 'pin drop' events - a listening event with the spotlight on the art of songwriting.
Just £3 on the door, which goes directly to the artists and to the Umbrella Fair Organisation to help keep running events like this. Drinks are reasonably priced, the sofas are comfy, and we have every kind of herbal tea imaginable, if you're that way inclined.
Three carefully chosen original acts share their music each month at this intimate, cosy venue. This is run as a pin-drop, meaning you'll be able to focus on the song. "You can just close your eyes and be in another world" said one attendee after the last event.
This month we'll have:
Every other month
Sunday 22nd July from 12 noon - 2pm
Four local projects pitch their ideas to improve life in Northampton across the arts, communities, environment and well-being; listen and then vote for your favourite. You will receive soup, bread and a vote. All money raised will go to the winning pitch to help them realise their plans! You'll hear how the winner got on at a future SOUP event.
£5 donation on the door