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What's On In Aberdeen

Aberdeen City and Shire is a vibrant and exciting region which will take your breath away, with a wide range of festivals and events. Choose from Highland Games, music or literature festivals and continental markets - there is more to discover everyday.

This comprehensive events calendar is updated daily by the Council, event partners and community groups to allow you to find hundreds of local events and things to do in Aberdeen City and Shire.

Event Highlights

Education Event: Developing Comprehension Workshop with Explore LearningDeveloping Comprehension Workshop with Explore Learning
On 23 Oct 2017(Monday Only)
Come along and learn how to develop your comprehension skills in a fun and interactive workshop!
(Theme: Education,Workshops & Courses)
Storytelling Event: Spooky StorytimeSpooky Storytime
On 24 Oct 2017
Visit your local library this October for a few tricks and many treats for an eerie event this Halloween with Spooky Stories at the Children's Lending Library.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: Dementia Awareness with Alzheimer ScotlandDementia Awareness with Alzheimer Scotland
On 24 Oct 2017
Join Sarah Geoghegan from Alzheimer Scotland at Mastrick Library for this talk about dementia.
(Theme: Health,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
Dance Event: Halloween DanceYoga - be there and be terrifiedHalloween DanceYoga - be there and be terrified
From 25 Oct 2017 To 30 Oct 2017(Monday and Wednesday)
A DanceYoga class with a Halloween theme. Be there and be terrified!
(Theme: Dance,Sport & Games)
Business Event: Business Planning with COBRABusiness Planning with COBRA
On 25 Oct 2017
Marianne Whitfield will explain how to get the most out of COBRA (Complete Business Reference Adviser) to make sure you don’t start up or grow your business until you’re fully prepared.
(Theme: Business,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
Theatre & Shows Event: Evening of Mediumship, Holiday Inn WesthillEvening of Mediumship, Holiday Inn Westhill
On 26 Oct 2017(Thursday Only)
On behalf of the Summerland Trust it's an opportunity to see these two mediums work
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Fundraising)
Music Event: Lunchbreak Concert: COLIN BROCKIE (Baritone) JEREMY COLEMAN (Piano)Lunchbreak Concert: COLIN BROCKIE (Baritone) JEREMY COLEMAN (Piano)
On 26 Oct 2017(Thursday Only)
Welcome to Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums’ 2017/18 season of Lunchbreak Concerts.
(Theme: Music,)
Guided Walks/Tours Event: Halloween Walking Tour: Crime PaysHalloween Walking Tour: Crime Pays
From 27 Oct 2017 To 28 Oct 2017(Friday and Saturday)
This Halloween it is time to explore the darkest side of Aberdeen's history.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Heritage)
Crafts Event: Teen Halloween scream!Teen Halloween scream!
On 27 Oct 2017(Friday Only)
Prepare for the scare! We’ll help you make your Halloween ‘17 a night(mare) to remember
(Theme: Crafts,Young People,)
Exhibitions Event: Adult Takeover @ Aberdeen Science Centre: Science of the StarsAdult Takeover @ Aberdeen Science Centre: Science of the Stars
On 27 Oct 2017(Friday Only)
Ever wanted to explore Aberdeen Science Centre after hours? This is your chance! Re-discover your sense of wonder and discovery at our Science of the Stars night 27th October at 7 pm.
(Theme: Exhibitions)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: Craft Fair in Aid of Alzheimer Scotland

Craft Fair in Aid of Alzheimer Scotland
On 28 Oct 2017(Saturday Only)
Craft Fair in Balgownie Community Centre, Bridge of Don, from 10am - 12pm on Saturday 28th October 2017. Free entry: refreshments: raffle. Craft stalls - Proceeds from Raffle and teas to Alzheimer Scotland.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Crafts)
Performing Arts Event: Michael Fabbri at Breakneck comedyMichael Fabbri at Breakneck comedy
On 28 Oct 2017(Saturday Only)
Aberdeen premier comedy club
(Theme: Performing Arts)
Environment Event: Data Driven Production North Sea ConferenceData Driven Production North Sea Conference
From 31 Oct 2017 To 01 Nov 2017(Tuesday and Wednesday)
Improve Efficiency, Eliminate Downtime, Achieve Production Excellence.
(Theme: Environment)
Seasonal Event: Dobbies hosts first ever fireworks event
Guy Fawkes Evening at Dobbies Garden Centre
Dobbies hosts first ever fireworks event Guy Fawkes Evening at Dobbies Garden Centre
On 03 Nov 2017(Friday Only)
An occasion to be enjoyed by all the family, this November head down to your local Dobbies Garden Centres for an evening of delicious food, show stopping fireworks displays, shopping and more.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Seasonal,)
Markets Event: Aberdeen Ministry of CraftsAberdeen Ministry of Crafts
On 04 Nov 2017(Saturday Only)
Craft and local fair to be held the 1st Saturday of every month from March to May and August to December - sharing with you some of the best creative independent business from the Aberdeen area.
(Theme: Crafts,Markets)
Visual Arts Event: Tide & Time - An Exhibition by Alexander Millar
Inspired by Aberdeen’s HeritageTide & Time - An Exhibition by Alexander Millar Inspired by Aberdeen’s Heritage
From 13 Nov 2017 To 15 Nov 2017(Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)
Free Art Exhibition
(Theme: Visual Arts,Exhibitions)
Films Event: Resistance - Film Screening & Panel DiscussionResistance - Film Screening & Panel Discussion
On 21 Nov 2017(Tuesday Only)
A documentary about the threat of antibiotic resistance. Followed by panel discussion with University of Aberdeen and NHS Grampian staff.
(Theme: Films,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Design Event: Aberdeen Fashion WeekAberdeen Fashion Week
From 25 Nov 2017 To 26 Nov 2017(Weekend Only)
Fashion designers showcasing their latest collection. Exhibitors and artists also present.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Design)
Written Word Event: Book Week Scotland: A 'Hue & Cry' with Shirley McKayBook Week Scotland: A 'Hue & Cry' with Shirley McKay
On 27 Nov 2017
Help get Book Week Scotland off to a start, as we raise a ‘Hue and Cry’ with acclaimed Historical Crime author Shirley McKay at Aberdeen Central Library.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Written Word,)
Media Event: Mobile Gaming Summit with App CasinosMobile Gaming Summit with App Casinos
On 07 Dec 2017(Thursday Only)
Speakers and Workshops on the Latest Mobile Gaming Technologies
(Theme: Media,Business)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Comprehension Workshop with Explore Learning
Comprehension Workshop with Explore Learning
On 23 Oct 2017 (Monday Only)
Come along and develop your comprehension skills in a fun and interactive workshop!
(Theme: Education,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Grammar & Punctuation Workshop with Explore Learning
Grammar & Punctuation Workshop with Explore Learning
On 24 Oct 2017 (Tuesday Only)
Come along and improve your grammar and punctuation skills with a fun and interactive workshop!
(Theme: Education,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Comprehension Workshop with Explore Learning
Comprehension Workshop with Explore Learning
On 24 Oct 2017 (Tuesday Only)
Come along and develop your comprehension skills with a fun and interactive workshop!
(Theme: Education,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Spooky Stories & Creepy Crafts at Cornhill Library
Spooky Stories & Creepy Crafts at Cornhill Library
On 24 Oct 2017
Visit your local library this October for a few tricks and many treats with a series of eerie events. Fancy dress is optional but positively encouraged. Suitable for children aged 4-11.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
 Event: Cafe Scientifique - MRI scanning: a magnetic window to the body
Cafe Scientifique - MRI scanning: a magnetic window to the body
On 25 Oct 2017 (Wednesday Only)
Aberdeen University’s Cafe Sci series takes place monthly with all events free to attend. No booking is required, places are allocated on a first-come basis. All events are pitched at a very accessible level and give ample time for audience questions
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Spooky Stories & Creepy Crafts at Dyce Library
Spooky Stories & Creepy Crafts at Dyce Library
On 25 Oct 2017
Visit your local library this October for a few tricks and many treats with a series of eerie events. Fancy dress is optional but positively encouraged. Suitable for children aged 4-11.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
 Event: Spooky Stories & Creepy Crafts at Airyhall Library
Spooky Stories & Creepy Crafts at Airyhall Library
On 25 Oct 2017
Visit your local library this October for a few tricks and many treats with a series of eerie events. Fancy dress is optional but positively encouraged. Suitable for children aged 4-11.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
 Event: Spooky Stories & Creepy Crafts at Kincorth Library
Spooky Stories & Creepy Crafts at Kincorth Library
On 26 Oct 2017
Visit your local library this October for a few tricks and many treats with a series of eerie events. Fancy dress is optional but positively encouraged. Suitable for children aged 4-11.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
 Event: Spooky Stories & Creepy Crafts at Cults Library
Spooky Stories & Creepy Crafts at Cults Library
On 26 Oct 2017
Visit your local library this October for a few tricks and many treats with a series of eerie events. Fancy dress is optional but positively encouraged. Suitable for children aged 4-11.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
 Event: Scotland Meets Pakistan: Trading Story & Song
Scotland Meets Pakistan: Trading Story & Song
On 26 Oct 2017 (Thursday Only)
A lively journey in music, song, story, and poetry from the Isle of Lewis to Lahore.
(Theme: Storytelling,Music)
 Event: Technology Awareness Day
Technology Awareness Day
On 26 Oct 2017 (Thursday Only)
Suitable for geologists in the Oil & Gas and Environmental sectors with expert case studies, tours and presentations.
(Theme: Business,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Our Journey to Emotional Maturity and Self -Empowerment
Our Journey to Emotional Maturity and Self -Empowerment
On 27 Oct 2017 (Friday Only)
Life's situations come at specific stages in our personal growth, and all offer learning opportunities at the right time.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Health)
 Event: The Mega Halloween Party
The Mega Halloween Party
On 28 Oct 2017 (Saturday Only)
The Aberdeenshire Mega 2019 and Fizzy's Funtastic Parties are organising not just one, but two Halloween Parties!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fundraising)
 Event: Lunchbreak Concert: PROMENADE CONCERT
Lunchbreak Concert: PROMENADE CONCERT
On 28 Oct 2017 (Saturday Only)
Welcome to Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums’ 2017/18 season of Lunchbreak Concerts.
(Theme: Music,Children & Family-Friendly,)
 Event: Lunchbreak Concert: EDINBURGH QUARTET
Lunchbreak Concert: EDINBURGH QUARTET
On 28 Oct 2017 (Saturday Only)
Welcome to Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums’ 2017/18 season of Lunchbreak Concerts.
(Theme: Music,)
 Event: Boy George Night - The Celebratory Impersonator
Boy George Night - The Celebratory Impersonator
On 28 Oct 2017 (Saturday Only)
Boy George tribute act and dinner show
(Theme: Music,Theatre & Shows)
 Event: Scot Free Tours: Free Walking Tour
Scot Free Tours: Free Walking Tour
From 01 Apr 2017 To 29 Oct 2017 (Weekend Only)
Learn about Aberdeen's history and colourful characters, from pirates to Lord Byron, in this free one and a half hour walking tour.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Heritage,)
 Event: Seeing the Universe in All its Light
Seeing the Universe in All its Light
From 11 Sep 2017 To 29 Oct 2017 (Everyday)
Chance for all ages to learn more about the universe and the tools we use to analyze it!
(Theme: Education,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Aberdeen Model Railway Club 2017 Model Railway Exhibition
Aberdeen Model Railway Club 2017 Model Railway Exhibition
From 28 Oct 2017 To 29 Oct 2017 (Weekend Only)
The North East's premier model railway show, with over 13 model railway layouts, trade stands and model railway societies. Large range of refreshments available. Disabled-friendly venue. Free on-site parking.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
 Event: Big Splash at Macduff Marine Aquarium
Big Splash at Macduff Marine Aquarium
From 28 Oct 2017 To 29 Oct 2017 (Weekend Only)
Join us to celebrate our 20th Anniversary at our Big Splash party on 28th & 29th October 2017!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)

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