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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: A Night at the Movies with AUCBA Night at the Movies with AUCB
On 30 Mar 2015(Monday Only)
University of Aberdeen Concert Band presents one night of film scores.
(Theme: Music,Education)
Films Event: 'Getting a Life, Not a Service'
Experiences of Self-Directed Support in Aberdeen'Getting a Life, Not a Service' Experiences of Self-Directed Support in Aberdeen
On 30 Mar 2015(Monday Only)
The Self-Directed Support Team within Aberdeen City Council Social Care and Wellbeing service are showcasing local stories from local people with a focus on Self-Directed Support.
(Theme: Films)
Health Event: How the Change Fund has changed things...How the Change Fund has changed things...
On 31 Mar 2015(Tuesday Only)
A drop-in event to showcase the work done by projects supported by the Aberdeen Change Fund.
(Theme: Health)
Business Event: Business Boosters - Today's the Day!Business Boosters - Today's the Day!
On 01 Apr 2015(Wednesday Only)
The importance of 1st April 2015 to your Business Rates bill.
(Theme: Business)
Fundraising Event: Casino Night for CLAN '1920's Crystal Club'Casino Night for CLAN '1920's Crystal Club'
On 03 Apr 2015(Friday Only)
A 1920's themed evening that includes a three-course meal, music entertainment, casino tables, cocktail demonstrations and a raffle to raise money for CLAN Cancer Support.
(Theme: Fundraising,Music)
Markets Event: Aberdeen Ministry of CraftsAberdeen Ministry of Crafts
On 04 Apr 2015(Saturday Only)
Makers market featuring 20+ stalls. Quality handmade items for local artists, designers and makers
(Theme: Markets,Crafts)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: The Art of Vintage & Crafts - Exhibits AberdeenThe Art of Vintage & Crafts - Exhibits Aberdeen
On 05 Apr 2015(Sunday Only)
Exhibits Aberdeen offer a wonderful variety on a monthly basis of authentic Vintage, Crafts & Arts.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Markets)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: Easter Activities at Bead PopEaster Activities at Bead Pop
On 07 Apr 2015(Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
Craft and jewellery making activities for ages 5+ suitable for boys and girls
(Theme: Crafts,Children & Family-Friendly)
Performing Arts Event: Aberdeen Chamber OrchestraAberdeen Chamber Orchestra
On 07 Apr 2015(Saturday Only)
March concert
(Theme: Music,Performing Arts)
Workshops & Courses Event: 'Read and Remember' Creative Writing Workshop'Read and Remember' Creative Writing Workshop
On 08 Apr 2015
As part of the national ‘Read and Remember’ campaign, commemorating the First World War through books and reading, Aberdeen City Libraries presents this creative writing workshop led by local writer Sheena Blackhall
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Written Word,)
Young People Event: Creative Writing for TeensCreative Writing for Teens
On 08 Apr 2015
As part of the national ‘Read and Remember’ campaign, commemorating the First World War through books and reading, Aberdeen City Libraries presents this creative writing workshop for teens and young adults, led by local writer Sheena Blackhall
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Young People,)
Visual Arts Event: Look Again - visual art & design festivalLook Again - visual art & design festival
From 08 Apr 2015 To 12 Apr 2015(Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Locals will turn tourist in their own city when a groundbreaking festival launches in Aberdeen this April.
(Theme: Visual Arts,Design)
Dance Event: Aberdeen's only Greek Easter Party hosted by members of Aberdeen Scottish Hellenic SocietyAberdeen's only Greek Easter Party hosted by members of Aberdeen Scottish Hellenic Society
On 12 Apr 2015(Sunday Only)
A celebration of Greek Easter with traditional food, dancing, and music provided by musicians flown in from Athens - Giorgos Tsimbouksis (bouzouki and vocals), Nickos Sariyannis (guitar and vocals) and Lambrini Gioti (piano and vocals).
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Dance)
Sport & Games Event: Old School Sports DayOld School Sports Day
On 12 Apr 2015(Sunday Only)
The Old School Sports Day is organised by RGU BA Hons Events Management Students to raise money for Cornerstone charity.
(Theme: Sport & Games,Children & Family-Friendly)
Storytelling Event: StorypocketsStorypockets
On 21 Apr 2015(Saturday Only)
Sessions for families and very young children to enjoy rhymes, songs and simple stories and make a "pocket place" as somewhere to keep their own creative responses.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: World Book Night with Quintin JardineWorld Book Night with Quintin Jardine
On 23 Apr 2015
Author Quintin Jardine will visit the Central Library on World Book Night to talk about his bestselling crime fiction.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Written Word,)
Theatre & Shows Event: Tonight...From The West EndTonight...From The West End
On 23 Apr 2015(Thursday Only)
Join us for an extravaganza of Musical Theatre this April as some of the hottest names from the West End and Broadway take to the stage to perform in an all singing all dancing production featuring some of the songs from the best loved shows.
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Performing Arts)
Exhibitions Event: 29th Great Grampian Beer Festival29th Great Grampian Beer Festival
From 04 Jun 2015 To 06 Jun 2015(Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
CAMRA Real Ale Festival
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Gaelic Language Evening Classes
Gaelic Language Evening Classes
From 19 Feb 2015 To 30 Mar 2015 (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday)
Gaelic language evening classes
(Theme: Education,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: ARGENTINE TANGO CLASSES WITH TANGO ABERDEEN
ARGENTINE TANGO CLASSES WITH TANGO ABERDEEN
From 07 Jan 2015 To 01 Apr 2015 (Wednesday Only)
Tango Aberdeen is a non-profit making group providing tuition in the art of authentic Argentine tango. Weekly, evening classes in a city centre location.
(Theme: Dance,Performing Arts)
 Event: Ogston Music Prize
Ogston Music Prize
On 02 Apr 2015 (Thursday Only)
University of Aberdeen Concert Series
(Theme: Music,Education)
 Event: Jazz at the Bluelamp - Charlie Woods
Jazz at the Bluelamp - Charlie Woods
On 02 Apr 2015 (Thursday Only)
Charlie Wood is a Memphis-born singer, songwriter and pianist. He is joined by Blue Lamp favourites, Euan Burton on bass and Alyn Cosker on drums. It'll be a night of classic jazz and blues.
(Theme: Music)
 Event: World Health Day: Know Your Food Safety
World Health Day: Know Your Food Safety
On 06 Apr 2015
Come along to the library and discover how your food is kept safe from farm to plate at this free talk for World Health Day.
(Theme: Business,Health,)
 Event: A concert to celebrate Greek film music under the auspices of Aberdeen Scottish Hellenic Society.
A concert to celebrate Greek film music under the auspices of Aberdeen Scottish Hellenic Society.
On 08 Apr 2015 (Wednesday Only)
A concert by Greek musicians flown directly from Athens to play for the people of the North-East with an interest in Greek and Cypriot film and music.
(Theme: Music,Performing Arts)
 Event: Treborth Botanic Garden
Treborth Botanic Garden
On 09 Apr 2015 (Thursday Only)
Treborth’s curator describes the plants, diverse habitats and research in this spectacular garden: 18 hectares of parkland and woodland bordering the Menai Strait in North Wales with views to the island of Anglesey and Snowdonia.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Countryside)
 Event: Jazz at the Bluelamp - Fat-Suit
Jazz at the Bluelamp - Fat-Suit
On 09 Apr 2015 (Thursday Only)
Fat-Suit is a 14 piece instrumental collective who deliver a mighty fusion of jazz, rock, and folk.
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Diana Dellanzo: Open Night & Art Exhibition
Diana Dellanzo: Open Night & Art Exhibition
From 04 Mar 2015 To 09 Apr 2015 (Weekdays Only)
Featuring local artist, Diana Dellanzo, you are invited to come along to our advanced preview of her exhibition as part of Art in the Waiting Room on Wednesday 4th March 2015, 6.30pm to 8.00pm
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fundraising)
 Event: Beer, Bacon and Banter for Charlie House
Beer, Bacon and Banter for Charlie House
On 10 Apr 2015 (Friday Only)
Join us for an evening of Beer, Bacon and Banter in aid of the local charity Charlie House!
(Theme: Fundraising,Music)
 Event: One Day Retreat : Inner Peace, Inner Power
One Day Retreat : Inner Peace, Inner Power
On 11 Apr 2015 (Saturday Only)
This Retreat will focus on how to create and sustain inner peace and balance, through the sharing of simple spiritual truths, opportunities for reflection and meditation
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
 Event: Highland Coo Brooch
Highland Coo Brooch
On 11 Apr 2015 (Saturday Only)
Another fabulous bead embroidery workshop at Bead Pop!
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Reunion of the Union
Reunion of the Union
On 13 Apr 2015 (Monday Only)
A night of musical entertainment from local bands
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Rocking Stitch & Bead Pop Kids Craft Days
Rocking Stitch & Bead Pop Kids Craft Days
From 10 Apr 2015 To 17 Apr 2015 (Friday Only)
Bead Pop and Rocking Stitch join forces to bring you these fabulous crafting sessions to keep your kids creativity flowing in the Easter holidays!
(Theme: Crafts,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Easter Programme
Easter Programme
From 06 Apr 2015 To 17 Apr 2015 (Monday, Thursday and Friday)
Come and play!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Light, Science, Action!
Light, Science, Action!
From 04 Apr 2015 To 30 Apr 2015 (Everyday)
For Spring, Aberdeen Science Centre will celebrate the International Year of Light with events and activities that will light up the day for all the family!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Young People)
 Event: Wellcome Image Awards at Aberdeen Science Centre
Wellcome Image Awards at Aberdeen Science Centre
From 19 Mar 2015 To 19 May 2015 (Everyday)
Aberdeen Science Centre, Satrosphere will host the Wellcome Image Awards and showcase the best in science imaging talent and techniques.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
 Event: Winifred Fergus & Jim Livingstone: Open Night & Art Exhibition
Winifred Fergus & Jim Livingstone: Open Night & Art Exhibition
From 10 Apr 2015 To 21 May 2015 (Weekdays Only)
Featuring local artists, Winifred Fergus and Jim Livingstone, you are invited to come along to our advanced preview of their exhibition as part of Art in the Waiting Room on Friday 10th April 2015, 6.30pm to 8.00pm
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fundraising)
 Event: Cabaret Lounge Sundays and Gin Joint
Cabaret Lounge Sundays and Gin Joint
From 15 Mar 2015 To 31 May 2015 (Sunday Only)
Every week we have a variety of cabaret acts showing at The Office Late lounge,followed by Our Gin Joint after-party.
(Theme: Performing Arts,Theatre & Shows)
 Event: Jazz on Sunday Afternoon
Jazz on Sunday Afternoon
From 07 Sep 2014 To 07 Jun 2015 (Sunday Only)
Aberdeen's newest and coolest jazz club showcasing the cream of local talent.
(Theme: Music)

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