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

Date published: 13 June 2024

Lots to do in and around the borough this weekend: Street Eat, live music in various locations, GEM Appeal Diamond and Pearl Summer Ball , Gallery Exhibitions, Rochdale Ramblers, Car boot sale, Fireground open day, Comedy, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling, Disney’s bottomless drag brunch and lots more…

  • Events happening all weekend

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – St John’s Hall

Friday 14 June 2024 - Saturday 15 June 2024, 7.30pm

Six awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn't everything.
Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humour.


Visit Fireground Museum – Fireground, Maclure Road,

Friday 14 June - Saturday 15 June, 10am - 4pm

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


Gallery Exhibitions - Littleborough Coach House,   

Friday 14 June - Saturday 15 June, 10am - 3pm

Debbie Lord – Acrylics. Phoenix Textiles. Heritage Room.


  • Friday 14 June

Northern Live - Middleton Arena, 7.30pm

The world’s greatest and most authentic touring live band Northern Soul show, Northern Live is ‘keeping the faith’ to the original sounds of the underground movement that started on the dance floors in the North, and eventually swept the nation.


Donate Blood - Crown Oil Arena, 12.50pm - 7.35pm

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


FREE Comedy with two Solo Festival Shows - The Old Court Room, Above The Flying Horse, 8pm

June Brings something different to the Old Court Room Comedy night.

Two Solo Festival shows FREE!! Thanks to Cartwheel Arts Free or VIP tickets available.


Disney Bottomless Drag Night - The Mill, 6pm

The magic of Disney is coming to Calderdale. Just a short hop on the train to the enchanted Disney drag cabaret show.  Tickets include 2 x 45 minute cabaret shows.


AC/DC Tribute Band Performed by Dirty DC – Empire Rochdale, 8pm

The band have for many years set the benchmark recreating the sound and visual of the world’s greatest ever Rock n Roll band!


Live music from Peter Mylett - Treehouse Bar Rochdale, 7pm

Singing songs mainly from the 60's.            


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


  • Saturday 15 June

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

A fun time of worship, crafts, games and food. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.


Charity Indoor Car Boot Sale - Smithy Bridge Methodist Church, 9.30am - 11.30am

Each month we raise money for a different charity through our indoor car boot sales. If you would like a table to sell your unwanted items (rent...


GEM Appeal Diamond and Pearl Summer Ball - Rochdale Town Hall, 6.30pm

Tickets are now on sale for our 30th year celebration. We are going back to our roots, to the place our first major fundraiser took place, at the newly restored Rochdale Town Hall.


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

Will, Legacies and Finances - Led by Louise Salisbury, AST Hampsons Solicitors 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.


Springhill Hospice Coffee Morning - St. Andrews Church, 11am - 1pm

Charity Coffee Morning in aid of Springhill Hospice Tickets include coffee and home made cakes.


Street Eat - Rochdale Town Hall Square, 11am - 7pm

Amazing street food from Rochdale’s best vendors, drinks, music and more as this popular food festival returns to Rochdale Town Hall Square


Milnrow & Newhey Districts Community Carnival - From Newhey through Milnrow village, finishing at Milnrow Memorial Park, 12pm

The parade will start at 1.00pm, but everyone is welcome from 12noon. The parade will terminate at Milnrow Memorial Park. Road closure...


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


  • Sunday 16 June

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. 


Free Sunday Old Court Room Comedy Night Solo Shows - The Old Court Room above the Flying Horse Hotel, 5pm

June Brings something different to the Old Court Room Comedy night. Two Solo Festival shows thanks to Cartwheel Arts Free or VIP tickets.


Save the Dale fundraising event - Empire Rochdale, 2pm

Join us for an unforgettable day of giving and community at the “Save the Dale” fundraising event.


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


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