Family fun comes to Kettering
Come down to Kettering Market Place for an afternoon of fun activities.
We have a special theatre show Ranger Rita's Animal Adventure exploring all about animals, nature and how we can help the environment.
The show from LOL Theatre, lasts 30 minutes and afterwards there's a chance to have a go at acting with a drama workshop.
There will also be fun with giant bubbles that you can create and play with from children's entertainer Just Karen.
And as well as all this we have arts and crafts activities running all afternoon.
The first show starts at 1pm, more information is on our Facebook page.
Kettering Skate Jam
We are looking for the next Olympic champions at Kettering Skate Jam.
Come along to Kettering Skatepark on Wednesday 17 August, and show us your skills.
The day starts at 10am with coaching in the morning and in the afternoon there's a chance to showcase your talents and compete in a fun contest with prizes.
The event is open to all ages and all abilities - just come along and show us what you've got.
Bands in the Park is back
Bands in the Parks returns for the summer season with a series of afternoon performances.
The programme will see a live band performing on Sunday afternoons throughout the summer – and it's free for everyone to enjoy.
The first group to perform at the bandstand in Rockingham Road Pleasure Park will be the Dave Parker Jazz band on Saturday 2 July as part of Kettfest while Kettering Silver Band will take to the stage on Sunday 3 July.
And the rest of the summer looks like this:
Sunday 17 July - Corby Silver Band
Sunday 24 July - Phoenix Saxophone Orchestra
Sunday 31 July - Kettering Silver Band
Sunday 7 August - Rushden Mission Band
Sunday 21 August - Gretton Silver Band
Sunday 4 September - Kettering Silver Band
Sunday 11 September - Rushden Mission Band
Everyone is welcome to come along to the free concerts which will be held from 2 to 4pm. In the event of any wet weather, performances will take place in All Saints Church, which is also serving strawberries, ice cream, teas and coffees during the events.
Join us for Street Food Saturdays
Saturday 30 July 2022
Saturday 27 August 2022
Saturday 24 September 2022
Street Food Saturdays will be coming to Kettering town centre this summer with a series of events.
Vendors will be taking over the Market Place for the last Saturday of the month, with a range of stalls.
Each Saturday will have a theme with activities and the first one is a family-friendly day All About Fun and Games.
Food on offer will include tacos, Indian snacks, Jamaican food, vegan snacks and more as well as a local Farmers' Market. There will also be a pop-up bar serving craft beer and cider, cocktails and more.
The first event will be on Saturday 30 July from 11am to 7pm and will include entertainment from a DJ as well as children's activities and games.
The event on Saturday 27 August will be a cultural celebration and on Saturday 25 September the day will be themed "have a go" – featuring sports, arts and hobbies.
Councillors are calling for ideas and support from the community – anyone who would like to get involved in the Saturday events can get in touch at the link below.