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Events and activities

All events and activities

Bowlee Car Boot Sale logo.
02 March 2018



July 2021 – October 2021

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

Runners starting the race.
04 March 2018

Sunday, 3 October 2021

Returning for its 6th year, taking you on a tour of our historic town and breath-taking countryside.

Crowds watching the headline act at the 2019 Feel Good Festival.
04 March 2018


Saturday, 13 August 2022

Fabulous entertainment in Rochdale town centre, headlined by The Fratellis. Tickets on sale now.

A Post-it note with School's out written on it.
06 March 2018
There's lots to do during the school holidays​​ in the Rochdale borough​.
Computer screen and mobile screen.
09 March 2018

Available at home

We can still show you lots of things to do at home even though in-person activities have started again.

Exterior of Rochdale Town Hall.
20 March 2018

Virtual tours available from home

Our regular guided tours of Rochdale Town Hall will not take place now until 2023, but you may want to take a virtual tour.

A yoga practitioner.
01 June 2018

Available at home

Workouts, classes and more you can do at home.

A parent and child playing.
05 June 2018

Monday-Friday

Find out what activities and events are happening at your local Sure Start Children's Centre.

2 children sat together.
23 May 2020

Weekly sessions

As we can’t hold fostering information sessions in our usual public venues, we’re meeting online on Zoom video call.

Freedom Programme logo.
23 May 2020

Weekly sessions

A free and confidential 12-week programme for women who want to know more about domestic abuse.

A person reading a book.
29 June 2020

Available at home

We've created a Facebook group to share the latest books we've all been reading. It's free to join.

A young mother reading with her child.
06 July 2020


Every Wednesday

Weekly informal sessions for new and expectant mums to talk, ask questions and make new friends.

Virtual Lego Club logo.
08 July 2020


Every Thursday

Anybody with access to Lego is welcome to take on our weekly challenges and post creations in the group.

Illustration of animals reading books.
02 August 2020


Last Friday of every month

Join our new virtual Children’s Reading Group for ages 7–11, with a new book to read and discuss each month.

Logo for Rochdale in Rainbows – let's bring the borough together.
28 June 2021


28 June 2021–4 July 2021

Rochdale in Rainbows, the borough's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender+ (LGBT+) steering group, is proud to present Pride.

A photo of Amy next to an illustration of Bookstart Bear reading to a young bear.
17 August 2021


Sessions every week

Join Amy and Bookstart Bear for a fun session specially for babies up to 15 months and their parent or carer.

A photo of Amy next to an illustration of young bears reading and discussing books.
19 August 2021


Sessions every week

Join Amy and Bookstart Bear for a fun session specially for toddlers up to pre-school age and their parent or carer.

Clinton Baptiste, next to text reading, Clinton Baptiste goes Stratospheric, from Bolton via Vegas to the stars.
17 September 2021

Friday, 17 September 2021

Following the massive success of his last UK tour, clairvoyant medium and psychic Clinton Baptiste has gone exploring stateside.

A red poppy in a field.
07 November 2021

November 2021

A special service paying tribute to the fallen will be streamed on the council's Facebook page.

Ed Byrne.
13 November 2021

Saturday, 13 November 2021

Ed Byrne presents 'If I'm Being Honest...', his brand-new masterclass in observational comedy.

Silohuette of a parent holding a child aloft in front of a large moel of the Earth.
20 November 2021


20 November 2021–24 December 2021

Luke Jerram’s internationally renowned work of art depicts the Earth as you’ve never seen it before.

Request to raise a flag

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