Our guide to what you can do in and around the borough this weekend
Date published: 30 May 2019
Fire Service Museum Family Fun Day is being held on Sunday (2 June) at Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum, Maclure Road, 10am – 4pm
Time Machine – The People’s Festival, Family Fun Days and Fundraising Fairs, ‘Allo Allo’ Performance, National Children’s Gardening Week, Fire Service Museum Open Day, Brass Band Concert, Alpacas at Littleborough Library, Live Music, Irish Night, Jazz on a Sunday and 75th Anniversary of D-Day Concert - lots to do in and around the borough this weekend.
- Events happening all weekend
Time Machine Rochdale – The People’s Festival – Sat 1 & Sun 2 June, Toad Lane, 11am – 4pm
A free family festival at The Baum, Rochdale Pioneers Museum and St Mary’s in the Baum, bringing together Rochdale’s old and new clubs, societies and collectors as well as entertainment for young and old.
HAODS presents 'Allo Allo' – Rochdale Unitarian Church, Fri 31 May & Sat 1 June, 7.30pm
Based on the hugely successful British television series, tickets are still available for this comedy.
- Friday 31 May
Friday is the last day of the Greater Manchester Walking Festival, with walks still being held in the borough:
National Children’s Gardening Week – Gordon Rigg Garden Centre, Rochdale, 10am – 12noon & 2pm – 4pm
Join in with a selection of gardening themed craft activities.
Afternoon Tea and Talk – Whitworth Library, 2.30pm – 4pm
Learn about Whitworth Mens Shed with a drink and cream scone.
Calderbrook Alpacas at Littleborough Library – Littleborough Library, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Your chance to ask questions and get up close to the real thing.
Rochdale Gramaphone Society – St George’s Church Hall, 2.30pm – 4.30pm
This week is members choice of music.
Brass Band Concert – Wardle Academy, 7.30pm
With bands from Wardle, Stockport and Norway.
Irish Night – Rochdale Catholic Club, 7.30pm
Hosted by Phoenix Academy of Irish Dancing with 2 Irish Dance displays and music from Joe Dunne.
Live Music: U2-2 – Empire Rochdale, 6pm – 4am
Ultimate tribute band to U2.
For a full list of Friday’s events see the Rochdale Online Events Diary:
- Saturday 1 June
Family Fundraising Fun Fair – Highfield Manor Care Home, 10am – 5pm
Free entry with children’s fun fair rides, stalls and crafts.
Live Music: Frankly Aretha – Empire Rochdale, 6pm – 4am
The UK’s ultimate Aretha Franklin tribute show.
For a full list of Saturday’s events see the Rochdale Online Events Diary:
- Sunday 2 June
Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Collectors Market – Bowlee Community Park, 6am for sellers, 7am – 1.30pm for public
As always there’s no need to book, just turn up.
Fire Service Museum Family Fun Day – Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum, 10am – 4pm
Including face painting, bouncy castle, train ride, miniature fire engine rides and more.
Ellenroad Engine House Open Day – Ellenroad Engine House Steam Museum, 11am – 4pm
This month we welcome back Littleborough Oakenhoof Cloggers.
Hollingworth Lake Craft Fair – Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre, 11.30am – 3.30pm
Runs on the first Sunday of the month.
Brass Knuckle Riders - Family Fun Day – Empire Rochdale, ride starts 10am, event from 1pm
Raising funds for PAGUK (Parents Against Grooming) and Rochdale Children's Moorland Home Charity.
One Little Word: Family Theatre Performance – M6 Theatre Company, 2pm
Follow the joys and struggles of a friendship where actions speak louder than words.
Friends of Hare Hill Park Concert - 75th Anniversary Of D-Day – Hare Hill Park, 3pm – 5pm
An afternoon of music and crafts in honour of the people involved in the Normandy landings.
Jazz on a Sunday – Newtown National Club, doors open 7.15pm for 7.45pm start
This week we welcome Pedigree Jazz Band.
For a full list of Sunday’s events see the Rochdale Online Events Diary:
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