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

Date published: 30 May 2024

Lots to do in and around the borough this weekend: Goofus Theatre, live music, Gallery Exhibitions, Milnrow Fun Day, Ladies Day Derby Races, Rochdale Ramblers, Volunteer Celebration & Open Day, Donate Blood, Dog Show, Car boot sale and lots more.

  • Events happening all weekend.

Visit Fireground Museum – Fireground, Maclure Road
Friday 31 May - Saturday 1 June, 10am - 4pm

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


Gallery Exhibitions - Littleborough Coach House
Friday 31 May – Saturday 1 June, 10am – 3pm

Debbie Lord – Acrylics. Phoenix Textiles. Heritage Room.


  • Friday 31 May

Tracy Morgan & Co - The Reform Club, 7.30pm

Friday Night Entertainment is Back. We are delighted to announce, the powerhouse voices of Tracy Morgan & Co.


Goofus Theatre: Carried by the Wind – Rochdale Town Hall, 11am , 1.30pm and 3pm.

Carried By The Wind is a pop up, playful non-verbal journey with puppetry, masks and music for all ages.


Resurrection – The Stone Roses - Empire Rochdale, 8pm

Established in 1998 & are based in Glasgow, Scotland. Formed for their love of The Stone Roses.


Live music from Junkyard Chard – Treehouse Bar, 7pm

Junkyard Chard offers a unique live music experience playing a large repertoire of classics from Rock, pop and blues.


For a full list of Fridays events see the Rochdale Online Events Diary:


  • Saturday 25 May

Milnrow Fun Day – Milnrow Memorial Park, 10am - 8pm

Live music and entertainment, Inflatables’ Game stalls, Craft stalls, Food and drinks, Celebrity appearance.


Ladies Day Derby Races – Rochdale Sports Club, 12.30pm

Join us for a day of elegance, excitement, and fabulous fashion at our Ladies Day Derby Races event.


Rochdale Ramblers - A Wander around Watergrove, 10am

Walk distance = 10 miles. National Grade: Moderate.

This is a walk in the area around Watergrove Reservoir.


Pink Tribute - Norton Grange Hotel and Spa, 6pm - 1am

The Pink experience faithfully recreates the energy of PINK's live shows. 2 course meal, tribute & DJ.


Dying To Talk - St Michael’s Church, 2pm – 4pm

Working with the Undertaker - Led by Dixons Funeral Service. An opportunity to discuss dying, how to relate to those we love over the last part of their lives and talk about the practicalities following a death.


Kids Stitch & Play - Brimrod Church Community Hall, 1pm - 3pm

We are so excited to offer the chance for local children and their caregivers to join us in learning sewing skills. All our sessions are open to all children under 10, of all abilities.


Lady Ga Ga Tribute – Empire Rochdale, 8pm

Beth Reddy, the lead vocalist of the tribute band ‘Gaga’s Born,’ is a truly exceptional performer who captures the essence and talent of Lady Gaga.


Live music from Graham Cooper – Treehouse Bar, 7pm

Graham plays hits from all decades by artists like: The Coral, Fleetwood Mac, Gerry Cinnamon, Sam Fender, The Beatles, Neil Diamond.


For a full list of Saturday’s events see the Rochdale Online Events Diary: www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/events/search?searchvalue=01-06-2024&searchtype=date

  • Sunday 2 June

Donate Blood - Heywood Sports Village, 12.50pm - 7.35pm

Giving blood and platelets is essential to the NHS and vulnerable patients. Please keep donating.


Volunteer Celebration & Open Day – Falinge Park, 10am - 1pm

Vintage Worx has some amazing volunteer opportunities at Falinge Park this year. Come down to their volunteer celebration day, enjoy the free buffet and find out more about them.


Ellenroad Engine House Open Day - Ellenroad Engine House, Steam Museum, 11am - 4pm

This month it is their Summer Fair 2024. We have an onsite café serving sandwiches, cakes, pies, and soft drinks as well as a small souvenir / gift shop.


Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Market - Bowlee Community Park, 6am for sellers, 7am for public - 1.30pm

If it's time for a de-clutter, you can easily offload your unwanted possessions in exchange for cash or explore and bag yourself a bargain. There's a huge range of goods available.


Springfield Park Model Train Rides - Springfield Park, 1pm to 4pm

Our miniature railway running in Springfield Park, is now open every Sunday afternoon till the end of October. Please come along and support us.


Fun Dog Show – Bamford Green, 11am

The Friends of Bamford are holding a fun dog show on Bamford Green, kindly arranged, and sponsored by Amber Pets, with all fundraising effort being donated to the Save Bamford Greenbelt Campaign.


For a full list of Sunday’s events see the Rochdale Online Events Diary: www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/events/search?searchvalue=02-06-2024&searchtype=date

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