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Events and activities

Coronavirus (COVID-19). In light of the current situation, we’ve taken the difficult decision to cancel all events up to Thursday, 30 April 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation closely, carefully and frequently and will keep this website updated.

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01 January 2018

10 February 2020 - 28 June 2020

Visitors to Rochdale can enjoy 2 dinosaur adventures as part of their visit and they're both free.

FEATURED EVENT: Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Market
03 January 2018

April 2020 - September 2020

One of Greater Manchester’s most popular outdoor car boot events.

Rochdale Town Hall tours
01 March 2018

Various dates depending on your tour

Find out details of our regular guided tours of Rochdale Town Hall. There's lots of different options to choose from.

Tour de Manc 2020
03 May 2020
One of Greater Manchester’s premier cycling events returns. Starting in Middleton, the cycle route then goes through a number of Greater Manchester areas.
Clinton Baptiste - The Paranormalist Returns
28 May 2020
Join the paranormal sensation as he takes you on a hilarious yet touching journey through his life, out the other side and beyond the celestial curtains.
Rochdale Artisan Market
30 May 2020
Join us for a feast of live music, food, drinks, arts and crafts from local artisans and producers.
Ed Byrne at Middleton Arena
17 June 2020
Ed Byrne presents 'If I'm Being Honest...', his brand-new masterclass in observational comedy.
Heywood 1940s Day
20 June 2020
Celebrate all things 1940s at this superb event for all the family.
Feel Good Family Picnic
25 July 2020
An amazing new summer day out for everyone with outdoor performances and a range of activities.
Rochdale Feel Good Festival
22 August 2020
Fabulous entertainment in Rochdale town centre. Headline band for 2020 to be announced.
Rochdale Wedding Show
20 September 2020
The ultimate wedding shopping experience, where you can buy, book and hire everything you need for your special day.
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run
04 October 2020
Returning for its 6th year, taking you on a tour of our historic town and breath-taking countryside.

Rochdale 2020 events calendar highlights

A roarsome year of huge events!! Here we look ahead to some of the highlights.


Rochdale 2020 events calendar video on YouTube (2mins 8secs) (opens in a new window)

Apply to hold an event

Find out what you need to know when planning an event.

Request to raise a flag

You can request to raise a flag from a number of locations across the borough.