Diwali 2021

Diwali Celebrations 2021

Saturday 30th October, 10am – 8pm on the Market Square

Welcome to the Diwali 2021 official webpage.

Scroll down for information on the parade route and the programme for the day.

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.


Music with Mark Dean of Inspiration FM


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.

Message from the Indian Hindu Welfare Organisation

“May the warmth and splendour, that are a part of this auspicious occasion, fill your life with happiness and bright cheer, and bring to you joy and prosperity, for the whole year.”

Ram and Sita

Harminder the Elephant



Northampton Town Centre BID is proud to be a sponsor of the Diwali event.