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Events and activities

Coronavirus (COVID-19): event updates

We will continue to monitor the situation closely, carefully and frequently and will keep this website updated.

If you're concerned about whether an event you are attending or would like to attend is affected, please check with the individual venues.

All events and activities

Computer screen and mobile screen.
04 March 2018

Available at home

We can show you lots of things to do at home whilst we're not yet running activities in our libraries.

A yoga practitioner.
05 March 2018

Available at home

Workouts, classes and more you can do at home.

Runners starting the race.
06 March 2018

Sunday, 3 October 2021

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

Exterior of Rochdale Town Hall.
07 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.

Dippy at Number One Riverside.
08 March 2018

Dippy has now left Rochdale. Find out more about his stay.

A parent and child playing.
05 June 2018


Find out what activities and events are happening at your local Sure Start Children's Centre, including special Christmas-themed events.

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.

2 children sat together.
02 July 2020

Weekly sessions

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

Virtual Lego Club logo.
08 July 2020

Available at home

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

2 racing cyclists.
01 January 2021

2021 - date to be confirmed

One of Greater Manchester’s premier cycling events returns.

Bowlee Car Boot Sale logo.
01 January 2021

2021 dates to be announced

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

Feel Good Family Picnic logo.
01 July 2021

July 2021 - date to be confirmed

An amazing new summer day out for everyone with outdoor performances and a range of activities.

Fabulous entertainment in Rochdale town centre. Headline band to be announced.
01 August 2021

August 2021 - date to be confirmed

Fabulous entertainment in Rochdale town centre. Headline band to be announced.

A bride posing in a wedding dress.
05 September 2021

Sunday, 5 September 2021

The ultimate wedding shopping experience, where you can buy, book and hire everything you need for your special day.

Clinton Baptiste.
17 September 2021

Friday, 17 September 2021

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.

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.

Request to raise a flag

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