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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

Children & Family-Friendly Event: JDRF One Walk Aberdeen 2017JDRF One Walk Aberdeen 2017
On 24 Sep 2017(Sunday Only)
The One Walk is a friendly, inclusive sponsored 5k walk or untimed fun run which has something for all ages and abilities
(Theme: Fundraising,Children & Family-Friendly)
Crafts Event: Frame Loom Weaving Workshop: Create a Wall Hanging with Le Petit MooseFrame Loom Weaving Workshop: Create a Wall Hanging with Le Petit Moose
On 24 Sep 2017(Sunday Only)
Learn the basics of the addictive art of modern frame loom weaving by creating a unique wall hanging for your home.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
Environment Event: Community Litter PickCommunity Litter Pick
On 24 Sep 2017(Sunday Only)
Rotaract Aberdeen would like to invite you to take part in some selfless action and join us at our next litter pick along the River Dee beside Victoria Bridge on Sunday the 24th of September at 11am.
(Theme: Environment,Health)
Heritage Event: Auchtavan Ferm Toun.Auchtavan Ferm Toun.
On 24 Sep 2017(Sunday Only)
Come and join us for a walk to the ferm toun of Auchtavan. Explore the life of a traditional rural village in the Highlands and have a look inside the cottage, the horsemill and the Queen Mother’s Victorian picnic cottage.
(Theme: Heritage)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: Director's Cut - Tina Gharavi with 'I am Nasrine'Director's Cut - Tina Gharavi with 'I am Nasrine'
On 25 Sep 2017(Monday Only)
Join us for this special Director's Cut with BAFTA nominated screenwriter and director Tina Gharavi, featuring her highly acclaimed film 'I am Nasrine'.
(Theme: Films,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Performing Arts Event: Laugh in the AtticLaugh in the Attic
On 26 Sep 2017(Tuesday Only)
Monthly comedy show in Aberdeen showcasing acts from all over the Scottish Comedy Circuit
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Performing Arts)
Written Word Event: Book Launch: Stand By Your Reds by Bryan CooneyBook Launch: Stand By Your Reds by Bryan Cooney
On 27 Sep 2017(Wednesday Only)
A book launch event to celebrate the publication of Stand By Your Reds: An uncompromising history of the Dandy Dons by Bryan Cooney.
(Theme: Written Word,Sport & Games)
Business Event: Business Boosters - Responsible Business, why it’s good for your community and your businessBusiness Boosters - Responsible Business, why it’s good for your community and your business
On 27 Sep 2017(Wednesday Only)
Business in the Community Scotland, Scotland's leading charity devoted to promoting responsible business practice is pleased to share their insight from thirty five years of working with responsible businesses, large and small across Scotland.
(Theme: Business)
Music Event: Lunchbreak Concert: AMANDA BABINGTON (Baroque Violin)CLAIRE BABINGTON (Baroque Cello) ROGER B WILLIAMS (Harpsichord)Lunchbreak Concert: AMANDA BABINGTON (Baroque Violin)CLAIRE BABINGTON (Baroque Cello) ROGER B WILLIAMS (Harpsichord)
On 28 Sep 2017(Thursday Only)
Welcome to Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums’ 2017/18 season of Lunchbreak Concerts.
(Theme: Music,)
Visual Arts Event: The Cornerstone Foundation Art FairThe Cornerstone Foundation Art Fair
From 29 Sep 2017 To 30 Sep 2017(Friday and Saturday)
The Cornerstone Foundation is hosting a pop-up Art Fair, showcasing the work of Scottish and national award-winning artists.
(Theme: Visual Arts,Exhibitions)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: EXPLORATHON Pub Quiz!EXPLORATHON Pub Quiz!
On 29 Sep 2017(Friday Only)
Exciting museums and object based pub quiz
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Design Event: Scottish Home Show 2017Scottish Home Show 2017
From 29 Sep 2017 To 01 Oct 2017(Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
The Scottish Home Show is an exhibition showcasing the latest in home improvements, garden design, furniture, gadgets and interiors.
(Theme: Design,Exhibitions)
Education Event: EXPLORATHON IN THE CITY CENTREEXPLORATHON IN THE CITY CENTRE
On 29 Sep 2017(Friday Only)
A day of hands on science, research, fun and learning. Join researchers from the University of Aberdeen to discover the latest research and how it affects all of our lives.
(Theme: Education)
Storytelling Event: Doric EveningDoric Evening
On 06 Oct 2017(Friday Only)
Doric Evening of poems song and music
(Theme: Performing Arts,Storytelling)
Markets Event: Aberdeen Ministry of CraftsAberdeen Ministry of Crafts
On 07 Oct 2017(Saturday Only)
Craft and local fair to be held the 1st Saturday of every month - sharing with you some of the best creative independent business from the Aberdeen area.
(Theme: Crafts,Markets)
Dance Event: A CELEBRATION OF ARGENTINE TANGOA CELEBRATION OF ARGENTINE TANGO
On 21 Oct 2017(Saturday Only)
Two workshops and Milonga presented by International tango teachers, Alexandra Wood and Guillermo Torrens. In the delightful ballroom of the Northern Hotel. An event supported by Tango Aberdeen.
(Theme: Dance,Workshops & Courses)
Young People Event: Teen Halloween scream!Teen Halloween scream!
On 27 Oct 2017(Friday Only)
Learn to move like a zombie or cook like a killer. Try out murderous make-up techniques. Make your Halloween 2017 a night to remember!
(Theme: Crafts,Young People,)
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,)
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: Make and excavate your own archaeological poo!
Make and excavate your own archaeological poo!
From 23 Sep 2017 To 24 Sep 2017
Discover some of the amazing history, heritage and archaeology on your doorstep during Scottish Archaeology Month.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,)
 Event: Apple Sunday at Pitmedden Garden
Apple Sunday at Pitmedden Garden
On 24 Sep 2017 (Sunday Only)
Apple Sunday at Pitmedden Garden
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: PUT YOURSELF IN THE PICTURE
PUT YOURSELF IN THE PICTURE
On 25 Sep 2017 (Monday Only)
Step back in time and discover a world before selfies!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,)
 Event: Hands-on history
Hands-on history
From 22 Sep 2017 To 25 Sep 2017
Discover some of the amazing history, heritage and archaeology on your doorstep during Scottish Archaeology Month.
(Theme: Heritage,)
 Event: Authentic Argentine Tango Events Week with International Meastro Damian Thompson in Residency
Authentic Argentine Tango Events Week with International Meastro Damian Thompson in Residency
From 16 Sep 2017 To 26 Sep 2017 (Everyday)
We are passionate about bringing the best of Tango to all; total beginner or experienced; solo or coupled; something for everyone!
(Theme: Dance,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: The edible archive
The edible archive
On 27 Sep 2017 (Wednesday Only)
As part of the Hungry Histories series delve into the history of food in Aberdeen's UNESCO recognised archives
(Theme: Heritage,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Scrimshaw printing, 11am
Scrimshaw printing, 11am
On 28 Sep 2017 (Thursday Only)
Lisa Gribbon introduces the simple technique of scrimshaw printing, an artform developed by sailors.
(Theme: Crafts,)
 Event: Scrimshaw printing, 2.30pm
Scrimshaw printing, 2.30pm
On 28 Sep 2017 (Thursday Only)
Lisa Gribbon introduces the simple technique of scrimshaw printing, an artform developed by sailors.
(Theme: Crafts,)
 Event: FIRE AND ICE: THE REAL HISTORY AND SCIENCE  
BEHIND GAME OF THRONES
FIRE AND ICE: THE REAL HISTORY AND SCIENCE BEHIND GAME OF THRONES
On 29 Sep 2017 (Friday Only)
As part of EXPLORATHON join in this thrilling night of history and science!
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: DISCOVERY NIGHT AT ABERDEEN SCIENCE CENTRE
DISCOVERY NIGHT AT ABERDEEN SCIENCE CENTRE
On 29 Sep 2017 (Friday Only)
Part of EXPLORATHON join us in an evening of hands on fun, science and much more!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: THE GREENLAND ICE SHEET
THE GREENLAND ICE SHEET
On 29 Sep 2017 (Friday Only)
Join us for this talk as part of EXPLORATHON at Aberdeen Science Centre.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: EXPLORING FOR EVIDENCE OF LIFE
EXPLORING FOR EVIDENCE OF LIFE
On 29 Sep 2017 (Friday Only)
Join us as part of EXPLORATHON at Aberdeen Science Centre for this talk.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: PITCH PERFECT: TALK AND INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP
PITCH PERFECT: TALK AND INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP
On 29 Sep 2017 (Friday Only)
Join us at EXPLORATHON at Aberdeen Science Centre for this pitch perfect talk!
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Pieces From A Broken Land Exhibition
Pieces From A Broken Land Exhibition
From 04 Sep 2017 To 29 Sep 2017 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
An exhibition of mixed media art inspired by a year in the West Bank.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Written Word)
 Event: Volunteering Recruitment Open Day
Volunteering Recruitment Open Day
On 29 Sep 2017 (Friday Only)
Come along and find out about volunteering at the Gordon Highlanders Museum; Tea Room, Museum Guide, Education, Gardening, Handy Person
(Theme: Heritage)
 Event: OUR SPECTACULAR COAST: THE IMPORTANCE OF 
ABERDEEN BAY FOR COMMUNITY WELLBEING
OUR SPECTACULAR COAST: THE IMPORTANCE OF ABERDEEN BAY FOR COMMUNITY WELLBEING
On 29 Sep 2017 (Friday Only)
EXPLORATHON at Aberdeen Maritime Museum-join us for this free talk about Aberdeen Bay
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
 Event: PECHAKUCHA ABERDEEN
PECHAKUCHA ABERDEEN
On 29 Sep 2017 (Friday Only)
EXPLORATHON special PechaKucha talks evening
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: CAFÉ SCI SPECIAL: HOW DO YOU TURN CRUDE OIL INTO PLASTIC BAGS?
CAFÉ SCI SPECIAL: HOW DO YOU TURN CRUDE OIL INTO PLASTIC BAGS?
On 29 Sep 2017 (Friday Only)
EXPLORATHON special Café Sci
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: SCI-SCREEN: TOTAL RECALL
SCI-SCREEN: TOTAL RECALL
On 29 Sep 2017 (Friday Only)
EXPLOTATHON special showing of the original TOTAL RECALL
(Theme: Films)
 Event: Kirk Coffee
Kirk Coffee
From 09 Jun 2017 To 29 Sep 2017 (Friday Only)
Tea, coffee and light refreshments at the Kirk of St Nicholas Uniting, Aberdeen.
(Theme: Fundraising,Children & Family-Friendly)

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