Diwali Celebrations 2022

Saturday 15th October, 10am – 8pm on the Market Square in Northampton

The event has become the biggest Diwali celebration in the county and sees hundreds of visitors join to celebrate the event which will consist of entertainment in the Market Square and a parade along Abington Street and St Giles Street.

Parade Route

Programme for the day

10am – 4pm

Stalls Selling Cultural food & drinks and community stalls.


Cultural experiences – traditional cultural game karom, arts & crafts, henna painting, saree dressing, exhibitions by local community groups plus more. Performances from members of Northampton community groups.


Welcome dignitaries & candle lighting by dignitaries.


Performances by young people.


Preparation for Diwali procession.


Diwali Procession – Traditional walk around Town Centre with Diwali Lanterns.


Raj Tilak – Welcoming back of Lord Ram Short speeches by dignitaries. Diwali Lights switch on: Switching on of the lights to mark the celebration of the festival of lights.

The evening will finish with bhangra music & plenty of dancing!

Photo Album


The event has been organised by the Indian Hindu Welfare Organisation (IHWO) Northampton and supported by Northampton BID.

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