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

Date published: 28 March 2024

Lots to do in and around the borough this weekend: Easter Treasure Hunt, Dale-Con, Sapere Aude’s 24 Hour Walk for Kyle, Pace Egg Play, Rochdale AFC v Hartlepool United, Mini Live Aid 2.0, Easter Extravaganza, Fundraising Car Wash, Comedy Night, Bottomless Drag Brunch with Just May, Easter Fair – Farmers Market & Duck Race, Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Market, Visit Fireground Museum, Rochdale Ramblers – Sunday Walks, Exhibition: Dalymaign Wool Creations

  • Events happening all weekend

Sapere Aude’s 24 Hour Walk for Kyle – Hollingworth Lake, Saturday 30 March, 10.30am - Sunday 31 March, 10.30am

A group of football coaches from Sapere Aude are attempting to walk for 24 hours around Hollingworth Lake to raise money for Kyle who has just been diagnosed with leukaemia.


Easter Fair, Farmers Market & Duck Race – Engine House at Lodge Mill, Saturday 30 March – Money 1 April, 11am – 4pm

Three day fair over the Bank Holiday weekend with local crafts, food and drink.


Visit Fireground Museum – Fireground, Maclure Road, open 10am - 4pm, Friday 29 & Saturday 30 March

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


Gallery Exhibitions: Dalymaign Wool Creations – Littleborough Coach House, Friday 29 & Saturday 30 March

Dalymaign Wool Creations, Vicky Ash.


  • Friday 29 March

Pace Egg Play – Littleborough Coach House, 11am

The play is based on the tradition of medieval mystery plans.


Pace Egg Play – Milnrow Park, 1.30pm

The play is based on the tradition of medieval mystery plans.


Ace Lips Events: Comedy Show at the Old Court Room with Michael Legge – The Old Court Room, 8.30pm

Another fantastic lineup sees some of the very best on the circuit here in Rochdale.


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


  • Saturday 30 March

Dale-Con – Crown Oil Arena, 10am – 5pm

Movie guests, film props, car show, cosplays, toys and collectable traders.


Easter Treasure Hunt - Falinge Park, 11am – 2pm

Family-friendly activities include lucky shot games, making Easter crowns and seedbomb making.


Bottomless Drag Brunch with Just May star of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK – The Mill Venue, 12pm – 4pm

A cast of local drag stars including GenErika, Diana DoGood and new to brunch Charra Tea.


Comedy Night - Thornham Cricket Club, 7pm

Ricky Balshaw, Jon Capewell, Bethany Black and MC Sully O'Sullivan.


Fundraising Car Wash – Unit 4, Broadfield Industrial Estate

Ye Olde Bubbles is holding a fundraising car wash for Jack Morton.


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


  • Sunday 31 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.


Rochdale Ramblers – Sunday Walks – Uppermill and Beyond, 10am

Walk distance = 8.6 miles.


Mini Live Aid 2.0 – Empire Rochdale, 1pm

Join Empire in supporting their military veterans through the power of music.


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


  • Monday 1 April

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.


Easter Extravaganza – Springhill Hospice, 10am – 2pm

Easter egg hunt plus a visit from the Easter Bunny.


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

Vanarama National League match.


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


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