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Featured events

Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Collectors Market
23 April 2017
Every Sunday (or Monday on bank holiday weekends​) until 18 September 2017. One of Greater Manchester’s most popular outdoor car boot events.
Rochdale Feel Good Festival
11 August 2017
Friday, 11 August - Saturday, 12 August 2017. Indie rockers Razorlight headline. Live music, a quality food court and family fun.
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run
08 October 2017
Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K returns for its third year. It’s one of the highlights of our sporting calendar.

More events

Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Collectors Market
23 April 2017
Every Sunday (or Monday on bank holiday weekends​) until 18 September 2017. One of Greater Manchester’s most popular outdoor car boot events.
Armed Forces Day veterans
29 June 2017
The veterans' breakfast club is every Thursday, 9am-10am and breakfast costs just £2.50.
Introduction to Selling Online, Rochdale Central Library
21 July 2017
A beginner’s guide to Selling on Line suitable for private sellers and new business sellers.
Things to do during the school holidays
25 July 2017
There's lots to do during the school holidays​​, whether it's in the library, ​countryside or one of the many other venues in the Rochdale borough​.
Family Fun session, Teddy Bears Picnic at Boarshaw Children’s Centre
26 July 2017
Please bring along a healthy snack! Children will be doing a Bear Hunt and lots of ‘Bear activities’. Older siblings welcome to this event.
That’s Entertainment: Reminiscence Exhibition Launch, Spotland Library
27 July 2017
An exhibition of local entertainment memorabilia contributed by customers, local societies and Rochdale Local Studies. People are invited to bring their own memorabilia and share their stories. The display will continue through the month of August 2017.
Heywood Township Passchendaele service
30 July 2017
Community service commemorating the centenary of Passchendaele.
Jungle Book – Promenade Production
31 July 2017
It’s time to stop monkeying around and join us on a jolly jaunt down to the jungle. Our exciting explorers will take you on an astonishing adventure and you’ll discover the captivating story of Mowgli the man cub and his animal friends.
Storytime with Sue, Middleton Library
31 July 2017
An exciting storytime for children ages 5-9 and their parents.
Barclays Tea and Teach, Spotland Library
10 August 2017
Barclays Bank will be hosting a ‘tea and teach’ morning to help first time or novice internet users develop the skills and confidence needed to explore the benefits of the digital world.
Foster with Rochdale information event
10 August 2017
6pm - 8pm, Rochdale Town Hall
Rochdale Feel Good Festival
11 August 2017
Friday, 11 August - Saturday, 12 August 2017. Indie rockers Razorlight headline. Live music, a quality food court and family fun.
Storytime with Sue, Middleton Library
14 August 2017
An exciting storytime for children ages 5-9 and their parents.
Animal Agents, Summer Reading Challenge 2017 – CodeBug Event, Middleton Library
18 August 2017
An interactive coding session aimed at 7-11 year olds.
Noise Orchestra, Rochdale Central Library
18 August 2017
What is a Noise Machine?
Animal Agents, Summer Reading Challenge 2017 – CodeBug Event, Alkrington Library
24 August 2017
An interactive coding session aimed at 7-11 year olds.
Animal Agents, Summer Reading Challenge 2017 – CodeBug Event, Littleborough Library
25 August 2017
An interactive coding session aimed at 7-11 year olds.
Animal Agents, Summer Reading Challenge 2017 – CodeBug Event, Rochdale Central Library
01 September 2017
An interactive coding session aimed at 7-11 year olds.
Break Into Business, Rochdale Central Library
04 September 2017
Have you always wanted to work for yourself but not sure what type of business suits your skills?
Recital on the J.J. Binns Organ
09 September 2017
Come and enjoy listening to an afternoon recital on our famous organ.
Barclays Tea and Teach, Middleton Library
12 September 2017
Barclays Bank will be hosting a ‘tea and teach’ morning to help first time or novice internet users develop the skills and confidence needed to explore the benefits of the digital world.
The Freedom Programme for women - Castleton Children’s Centre
14 September 2017
An awareness raising and empowerment programme about domestic abuse for women. Just 2 hours a week could change your life!
The Freedom Programme for women - Derby Street Children
25 September 2017
An awareness raising and empowerment programme about domestic abuse for women. Just 2 hours a week could change your life!
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run
08 October 2017
Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K returns for its third year. It’s one of the highlights of our sporting calendar.
Barclays Tea and Teach, Balderstone Library
12 October 2017
Barclays Bank will be hosting a ‘tea and teach’ morning to help first time or novice internet users develop the skills and confidence needed to explore the benefits of the digital world.
Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival
17 October 2017
An exciting week of arts for all ages from Tuesday, 17 - Sunday, 23 October 2017,  covering drama, comedy, poetry, spoken word, visual arts and children's shows.
Barclays Tea and Teach, Rochdale Central Library
14 November 2017
Barclays Bank will be hosting a ‘tea and teach’ morning to help first time or novice internet users develop the skills and confidence needed to explore the benefits of the digital world.
Barclays Tea and Teach, Heywood Library
14 December 2017
Barclays Bank will be hosting a ‘tea and teach’ morning to help first time or novice internet users develop the skills and confidence needed to explore the benefits of the digital world.