Our guide to what you can do in and around the borough this weekend
Date published: 06 June 2019
Littleborough’s 5th annual Food and Drink Festival will host food and drink stalls plus live entertainment on Saturday 9 June, 11am - 4pm
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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