Our guide to what you can do in and around the Borough this Weekend

Date published: 13 September 2017

Walks, Exhibitions & History Tours, Food and Craft Markets, Springfield Park Model Train Ride, Live Music, Rugby Union Festival - lots to do round the borough for all the family.

  • All Weekend 

Littleborough Lacemakers Exhibitions and Demonstrations

Saturday 11.00am - 4.00pm; Sunday 12.00pm - 3.00pm, Littleborough Coach House

Exhibitions are generally mounted in the Heritage Centre and Victoria Room. Most items on display are available to purchase.

Rochdale Photographic Society Annual Exhibition

Saturday 11.00am - 4.00pm; Sunday 12.00pm - 3.00pm, Littleborough Coach House

An Exhibition of prints and digitally projected images by Rochdale Photographic Society.

St Leonard's Church History Tours, 1pm to 4pm

History tour guides available to show you round one of the most historic and interesting buildings in Greater Manchester.

  • Friday 15 September 

Live Band: Small Weller & The Micradotts & The Vinyl Countdown, 8pm - 4am, Empire Rochdale

Small Weller - The Jam and Paul Weller tribute band on the block.

Find out more about healthcare in Rochdale, 10.30am - 12.30pm, Number One Riverside

The monthly Governing Body meeting is where official business is discussed and formal decisions are made about everything from policies to which health services will be commissioned.

Fire Museum - Fire Brigade War Horses reunited after 100 years, 10.00am - 3.00pm

Two historic fire engines which, together, helped save the North West from a disaster a century ago, have been reunited in an exclusive event

For a full list of Friday’s events see the Rochdale Online Events Diary 

  • Saturday 16 September 

Pete Storm 'Elvis World Tour', Doors: 7.30pm, shows starts 8pm, Middleton Arena

A stunning recreation the world’s most popular entertainer of all time at the peak of his career!

Handmade and Vintage Fair, 10am - 4pm, Mayfield Sports Centre

We will be supporting Springhill Hospice with all proceeds from the raffle donated to the hospice.

Classic Manchester Night, The Ratcliffe Bars

A night of classic Manchester music, with MC Tunes and Dave Sweetmore. With support DJ

Oli Makin and Ant Sorah playing Manchester anthems.

Guided Walk Of Wince Brook, 10am, Wince Brook

A guided walk of Wince Brook, looking at the types of plants, shrubs, birds and insects. Led by ranger Mike Cummings.

Fun Day, 2 - 4 pm, St Luke's Church

Traditional games, bouncy castle, hook a duck, have a go at craft, treasure hunt. The admission fee includes unlimited use of the bouncy castle.

Live Band: The Beatles tribute The Cheatles, 8pm - 4am, Empire Rochdale

Free live concert @ Empire Rochdale. A ‘first class’ tribute to The Beatles

For a full list of Saturday’s events see the Rochdale Online Events Diary 

  •  Sunday 17 September  

Xplorer family friendly navigation challenge: Walk and Ride Festival 2017, 11.00am, Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre

It involves a healthy mix of physical activity and decision making that the whole family can enjoy together. At each marker children need to identify what is pictured and enjoy learning a fun fact to tell their friends.

Springfield Park Model Train Rides, 12.00noon - 3.00pm

We have many different locomotives running throughout the year, where for a small fee you and your family can enjoy the thrill of a journey behind a hand built model.

Littleborough Lions Centennial Circular Walk, Between 9am and 10am, Wardle Scout HQ, Wardle Square

The walk has fine moorland views throughout. The event is marshalled and the route is well marked.

Forest Fun Tree Detectives, 1.30pm -3.30pm, Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre

Join NatureEd for a fun afternoon playing in the woods! Learn about trees and make something to take home.

Live Band: Ryan Gilmour & Dazed Reaction, 6pm - 2am, Empire Rochdale

Sunday Club @ Empire Rochdale. Support Band: Dazed Reaction (On stage 7pm) Main Band: Ryan Gilmour (On stage from 8pm).

Rochdale Girls Rugby Union Fun Festival, 2pm - 5pm, Rochdale Rugby Union Club

Come and watch the Rochdale Girls Inaugural Rugby Union Fun Festival Over 250 Players 10 Clubs Attending Under 13’s 15’s

For a full list of Sunday’s events see the Rochdale Online Events Diary

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