Our guide to what you can do in and around the borough this weekend

Date published: 06 June 2019

Littleborough Food & Drink Festival, Inflatable Fun Weekend, Spirtual Fayre and Family Fun Day, Doggy Dash For Life, Rochdale Digital Festival, Explore Old Ruins & Ancient Monuments, Live Music, Churches Walk Together, Car Boot Sales and Thornham Cricket World Cup - lots to do in and around the borough this weekend.

  • Events happening all weekend

Explore With Archaeologists: Old Ruins & Ancient Monuments – From Lobden Golf Club, Fri 7 – Sun 9 June, 10am – 3pm

Join archaeologists on an excursion into the hills around Whitworth to explore three distinctive, but little-known, ruins.


Inflatable Fun Weekend – Queen’s Park, Sat 8 & Sun 9 June, 11am – 5pm

Some of the countries largest and best inflatables in the UK including the Giant Assault Course measuring a staggering 100 feet, as well as Body Zorbing and a Toddler Zone.


  • Friday 7 June

Fire Service Museum Weekly Open Day – Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum, 10am – 4pm

Fire museum attractions will be on show including historic artefacts from the 18th century to present day.


Rochdale Society of Model & Experimental Engineers Meeting - Castleton Community Centre, 7pm – 8.45pm

This week is a models competition night.


Live Music: Beaver Dogs – The Flying Horse Hotel, live music starts 10pm

Party / Rock songs cover band.


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


  • Saturday 8 June

Rochdale Digital Festival – Number One Riverside, 10am – 4pm

Designed to improve people’s digital skills with hands-on help and advice for all age groups.


Littleborough Food & Drink Festival 2019 – Hare Hill Road & Victoria Street, 11am – 4pm

Littleborough’s 5th annual festival with food and drink stalls plus live entertainment.


Coach House Craft Fair – Littleborough Coach House, 11am – 3pm

Local crafters will be displaying some amazing work.


Lunchtime Concert – Rochdale Parish Church of St Chad’s, 12noon

Welcoming the ELKA Quartet with James Gillett – Clarinet.


The Supersonics 70s Show – Middleton Arena, doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start

A 6 piece 100% live band, with both male & female lead vocals.


Live Music: Manchester Ska Foundation – Empire Rochdale, 6pm – 4am

9 piece collective of musicians who have got together through their love of Ska & 2 tone.


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


  • Sunday 9 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.


Rochdale Town Hall Car Boot – Rochdale Town Hall Square, 8am – 1pm

You do not need to book to bring a vehicle to the car boot sale.


Spiritual Fayre and Family Fun Day – Middleton Masonic Hall, 10am – 5pm

With over 100 stalls, arts and crafts, animal healing, bouncy castle, face painting, talks and demonstrations, plus more.


Doggy Dash For Life 2019 – Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre, 11am – 2pm

A walk/run clockwise around the lake back to the visitors centre in aid of Cancer Research.


Thornham Cricket World Cup & Family Day – Thornham Cricket Club, 1pm – 4pm

Cricket and other games on the pitch, bar and maybe even some special cricket world cup themed games and prizes.


Littleborough Churches Walk Together – From Arm Road to Hare Hill Park, Littleborough, 1pm – 2.30pm

From Dearnley to Littleborough.


Annual Service of Remembrance – Middleton Crematorium, 3pm

Open to all in remembrance of those buried or cremated in the cemetery and crematorium.


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



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