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City Events

Summer Festival 2017

Some exciting events are coming to Aberdeen this year including a cycle tour and a half marathon. This year we have planned our most exciting events calendar yet!

 Forthcoming events

  • 2018 Commonwealth Games Baton Relay

    The 2018 Commonwealth Games Baton Relay comes to Aberdeen on 24 August as part of an exciting five-day programme of events and celebrations held around the country. These events will mark the visit of the Gold Coast 2018 Queen's Baton Relay (QBR) on its global tour, ahead of next year's Commonwealth Games in Australia. or further information about the  Queen's Baton Relay and its journey across the Commonwealth so far visit 


  • Celebrate Aberdeen Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 August,
    Union Street and Union Terrace Gardens FREE

    Organised by a team of volunteers, Celebrate Aberdeen returns to the Granite City once again to highlight community spirit, volunteering and civic pride. Previous years have included colourful parades along Union Street and live entertainment in Union Terrace Gardens.

  • Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run - Sunday 27 August, City Centre

    Have your trainers at the ready as runners from across Scotland will flock to the city to take part in the first ever Great Aberdeen Run. The run includes a half marathon, 10k and a family mile. So whether you are an experienced runner or a bit of a novice looking to raise money for charity the Great Aberdeen Run has something for everyone.

  • Doors Open Day Saturday 9 September, various locations

  • Aberdeen Festivals Collective
  • Planning an Event
  • Filming Permission
    If you would like to film in Aberdeen please contact Links

About the City Events Team

The City Events team are responsible for the planning, co-ordination and delivery of the Council's annual Festivals and Events programme within the City of Aberdeen.  They also offer support and advice to a wide variety of other events organised within the City.

The team are able to provide help and advice on all aspects of event management and can offer support for your event by attending any planning and/or site meetings (this may incur a charge). Details of how the City Events Team can assist with your event can be found at Planning an Event

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