Our guide to what's on in the borough this weekend

Date published: 21 March 2024

Lots to do in and around the borough this weekend: Taylormania, Great British Spring Clean, Rochdale Hornets v Hunslet, Alkrington Village Craft Market, Messy Church, American Wrestling Show, Eggs-tra Exciting Easter Event, Wardle Academy Bands Night, Motown & 60s Night, Million Dollar Men, Rochdale AFC v Maidenhead United, Come and Sing Day, Easter-Spring Market, Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Market, Visit Fireground Museum, Rochdale Ramblers – Saturday Walks, Exhibition: Dalymaign Wool Creations

  • Events happening all weekend

Eggs-tra Exciting Easter Event – Russell Homes – Stubley Meadows, Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 March, 11am – 4pm

Families in Littleborough are being invited to hop over to Russell Homes’ new Stubley Meadows development for an Easter egg hunt in aid of charity.


Visit Fireground Museum – Fireground, Maclure Road, open 10am - 4pm, Friday 22 & Saturday 23 March

Fire Museum attractions are on show including historic and recent day artifacts.


Gallery Exhibitions: Dalymaign Wool Creations – Littleborough Coach House, Friday 22 & Saturday 23 March

Dalymaign Wool Creations, Vicky Ash.


  • Friday 22 March

Wardle Academy Bands Night – Rochdale Town Hall, 7pm – 10pm

The mayor’s charity presents Wardle Academy bands night.


Motown & 60’s Night – Rochdale Sports Club, 7.30pm

A night of nostalgia and groovy tunes.


Million Dollar Men – Middleton Arena, 7.30pm

This powerful show has everything you need for the ultimate ladies night out.


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


  • Saturday 23 March

Rochdale Ramblers – Saturday Walks – Delph Circular, 10am

Walk distance = 8.5 miles.


Come and Sing Day – Rochdale Parish Church, St Chad’s, 10am – 2.30pm

John Stainer's crucifixion.


Easter-Spring Market – Richard Bentley Smalley Memorial Hall, 10am – 3pm

There will be 26 stalls to look around.


Rochdale AFC v Maidenhead United – Crown Oil Arena, 3pm kick off

Vanarama National League match.


Messy Church – Moorhouse Methodist Church, 4pm – 6pm

A time of craft, music, games, learning and food.


American Wrestling Show – Middleton Arena, 7.30pm

Cheer the goodies and boo the baddies! Featuring the man with the million dollar arms ‘Tiny Iron’.


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


  • Sunday 24 March

Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Market – Bowlee Community Park, 7am – 1.30pm for public

One of the biggest car boot sales and markets in Greater Manchester,


Great British Spring Clean – Falinge Park, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Join Vintage Worx green volunteers as they help clear up Falinge Park and the surrounding areas.


Alkrington Village Craft Market – Alkrington Community Centre, 11am – 4pm

Over 30 stalls selling their handmade and unique crafts not available on the high street.


Rochdale Hornets v Hunslet – Crown Oil Arena, 3pm kick off

Betfred League One match.


Taylormania – Middleton Arena, 6.30pm

Katy Ellis and her incredible live band and dancers promises to deliver the most authentic recreation of a Taylor Swift show you will ever see.


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


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