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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

Music Event: Te Deum LaudamusTe Deum Laudamus
On 30 Apr 2017(Sunday Only)
The Aberdeen Bach Choir, directed by Peter Parfitt and accompanied on the organ by David Gerrard, will perform a celebration of the Te Deum with settings of the ancient text by composers including Tallis, Byrd, Stanford, and Vaughan Williams.
(Theme: Music)
Visual Arts Event: Pushing Out the Boat Launch of New Issue of North-East Scotland’s Literary MagazinePushing Out the Boat Launch of New Issue of North-East Scotland’s Literary Magazine
On 30 Apr 2017(Sunday Only)
An afternoon celebrating the launch of Issue 14 of the Pushing Out the Boat magazine of new writing and visual arts. The event features readings by writers featured in the magazine and the opportunity to see some of the original artwork.
(Theme: Visual Arts,Written Word,)
Workshops & Courses Event: Introduction to Raja Yoga MeditationIntroduction to Raja Yoga Meditation
On 02 May 2017(Tuesday Only)
Informal course over four successive Tuesday evenings in May. No hard mats, special clothes, difficult positions or chants to learn! This is open eyed meditation whilst relaxed sitting in a chair.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
Sport & Games Event: Adult Female only martial art / self defence classes starting up in Bridge of Don with Highly Commended Club Sooyang Do.Adult Female only martial art / self defence classes starting up in Bridge of Don with Highly Commended Club Sooyang Do.
On 04 May 2017(Thursday Only)
A FREE introductory lesson to female only class ran by a female instructor for adults wishing to learn valuable self defence skills in a safe and friendly environment.
(Theme: Health,Sport & Games,)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: Powered by PechaKucha: Maternal & Newborn Health- More Than A Medical IssuePowered by PechaKucha: Maternal & Newborn Health- More Than A Medical Issue
On 04 May 2017(Thursday Only)
To celebrate International Day of the Midwife this May, The Soapbox Collaborative are hosting a PechaKucha evening on the theme of maternal & newborn health.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Fundraising)
Business Event: Scottish Business Environment Awards - Aberdeen Launch EventScottish Business Environment Awards - Aberdeen Launch Event
On 04 May 2017(Thursday Only)
Businesses in Scotland of all sizes and sectors are urged to enter the accredited environmental awards scheme VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards.
(Theme: Business,Environment)
Education Event: Postgraduate Open EveningPostgraduate Open Evening
On 04 May 2017(Thursday Only)
There has never been a better time to embark on a postgraduate full-time, online or part-time course.
(Theme: Education,Workshops & Courses)
Heritage Event: Tor Na Coille Whisky ClubTor Na Coille Whisky Club
On 05 May 2017(Friday Only)
Join whisky connoisseurs Sandy Kenneway and Steven McConnachie for a guided tour of Scotland’s national drink, sampling malts from across the country and learning about what makes good whisky.
(Theme: Heritage,)
Markets Event: Aberdeen Ministry of CraftsAberdeen Ministry of Crafts
On 06 May 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)
Performing Arts Event: Carey Marx at Breakneck comedyCarey Marx at Breakneck comedy
On 06 May 2017(Saturday Only)
Aberdeen premier comedy club
(Theme: Performing Arts)
Exhibitions Event: Gallery of Memories Sharing Day - can you help?Gallery of Memories Sharing Day - can you help?
On 06 May 2017(Saturday Only)
Our second memory sharing day will take place at our new museum centre, Aberdeen Treasure Hub.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Heritage,)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: Dunecht Dash 2k Fun Run & 5k Road RceDunecht Dash 2k Fun Run & 5k Road Rce
On 07 May 2017(Sunday Only)
The “Dunecht Dash" 2k Fun Run and 5k Road Race takes place at AB32 7DD on 7th May 2017
(Theme: Sport & Games,Children & Family-Friendly)
Storytelling Event: Speakin' WeirdSpeakin' Weird
On 10 May 2017(Wednesday Only)
Aberdeen's premier spoken word open mic night.
(Theme: Performing Arts,Storytelling)
Theatre & Shows Event: "Circa" A mystery 200 Years in the Making"Circa" A mystery 200 Years in the Making
On 20 May 2017(Saturday Only)
A theatrical performance set in The Gordon Highlanders Museum.
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Performing Arts)
Dance Event: Traditional CeilidhTraditional Ceilidh
On 26 May 2017(Friday Only)
St Margaret of Scotland is Hosting a Ceilidh
(Theme: Dance,Fundraising)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: University of Aberdeen May FestivalUniversity of Aberdeen May Festival
From 26 May 2017 To 28 May 2017(Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
From famous faces and top performers to lively talks, debates and hands-on activities, the festival has something for everyone.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Young People Event: 70 LIVE PIPE BAND CONCERT70 LIVE PIPE BAND CONCERT
On 26 May 2017(Friday Only)
Live pipe band concert with top Grade 1 Band Peoples Ford Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia and Bucksburn and District, Aberdeen Pipe Band
(Theme: Music,Young People)
Countryside Event: Muir of Dinnet Fun DayMuir of Dinnet Fun Day
On 07 Jul 2017(Friday Only)
Come and join the fun at Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve.
(Theme: Countryside,Children & Family-Friendly)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Aberdeen Fashion Week
Aberdeen Fashion Week
From 26 Apr 2017 To 30 Apr 2017 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Local and international fashion designers showcasing their latest collections on runway shows and exhibitions.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Exhibitions)
 Event: Lunchbreak Concert: Plainchant and Organ
Lunchbreak Concert: Plainchant and Organ
On 04 May 2017 (Thursday Only)
Aberdeen Schola and Roger B. Williams (Organ).
(Theme: Music,)
 Event: Leadership Conference - Powered By Purpose
Leadership Conference - Powered By Purpose
On 05 May 2017 (Friday Only)
Purpose is what defines us, drives us, and empowers us. Join us as we explore what can happen when teams and individuals are connected with purpose, creating a strong organizational culture with intentional leadership that inspires extraordinary results.
(Theme: Business,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Advice stand in Mastrick Library.
Advice stand in Mastrick Library.
On 05 May 2017 (Friday Only)
Home Energy Scotland advice stand at Mastrick Library.
(Theme: Environment,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Torry Language Café
Torry Language Café
From 09 Jan 2017 To 08 May 2017 (Monday Only)
An informal learning opportunity for anyone whose first language is not English. Held on Monday evenings.
(Theme: Education,Workshops & Courses,)
 Event: South Georgia Expedition Talk for Charity
South Georgia Expedition Talk for Charity
On 09 May 2017 (Tuesday Only)
A talk by esteemed climber and author Simon Richardson about his incredible expedition to South Georgia in Antarctica where he climbed 4 previously unclimbed mountains.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Fundraising)
 Event: SPE Workshop: Realising Cost Savings in Oilfield Scale Management
SPE Workshop: Realising Cost Savings in Oilfield Scale Management
From 09 May 2017 To 10 May 2017 (Tuesday and Wednesday)
Realising Cost Saving in Oilfield Scale Management. Welcome to the 5th SPE scale workshop. This interactive and popular event will be held in Aberdeen, Scotland.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Let's Talk: Literature's Role in Breaking the Stigma of Suicide
Let's Talk: Literature's Role in Breaking the Stigma of Suicide
On 10 May 2017
Author and Journalist Kevin McAllion joins us to mark Mental Health Awareness Week on 10 May 2017, 6 pm in Aberdeen Central Library, Rosemount Viaduct
(Theme: Written Word,Health,)
 Event: Dig into the Past with Historic Maps
Dig into the Past with Historic Maps
On 10 May 2017
Delve into your family history and memories using our extensive map collection.
(Theme: Heritage,Workshops & Courses,)
 Event: Kincorth Health Walk
Kincorth Health Walk
From 11 May 2016 To 11 May 2017 (Wednesday Only)
Short, easy walk around the local community lead by a trained volunteer walk leader finishing with a cuppa!
(Theme: Health,Sport & Games)
 Event: Torry Health Walk
Torry Health Walk
From 11 May 2016 To 11 May 2017 (Monday Only)
Short, easy walk around the local community lead by a trained volunteer walk leader finishing with a cuppa!
(Theme: Health)
 Event: Lunchbreak Concert: Xiaofen Song (Piano), the Royal Conservatoire Scotland
Lunchbreak Concert: Xiaofen Song (Piano), the Royal Conservatoire Scotland
On 11 May 2017 (Thursday Only)
Music by Schubert, Liszt, Carl Vine and traditional Chinese music.
(Theme: Music,)
 Event: City Centre Language Café
City Centre Language Café
From 12 Jan 2017 To 11 May 2017 (Thursday Only)
An informal learning opportunity for anyone whose first language is not English. Held on Thursday mornings.
(Theme: Education,Workshops & Courses,)
 Event: Gifford Lecture Series with Professor David Novak
Gifford Lecture Series with Professor David Novak
From 25 Apr 2017 To 11 May 2017 (Tuesday and Thursday)
Athens and Jerusalem: God, Humans, and Nature.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Advice stand in Northfield Library
Advice stand in Northfield Library
On 11 May 2017 (Thursday Only)
Home Energy Scotland advice stand at Northfield Library.
(Theme: Environment,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Advice Stand in Northfield Library
Advice Stand in Northfield Library
On 12 May 2017 (Friday Only)
Home Energy Scotland advice stand at Northfield Library.
(Theme: Environment,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: St Mary’s Chapel open
St Mary’s Chapel open
On 13 May 2017 (Saturday Only)
The 15th century St Mary’s Chapel will be open for the public to view and ask questions of the wardens
(Theme: Heritage)
 Event: Steve Shanyaski at Breakneck comedy
Steve Shanyaski at Breakneck comedy
On 13 May 2017 (Saturday Only)
Aberdeen premier comedy club
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: Risographic Zine Workshop with Katie Guthrie
Risographic Zine Workshop with Katie Guthrie
On 13 May 2017 (Saturday Only)
Free taster workshop with Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums at Seventeen No previous printing experience necessary. Age 13 +
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses,)
 Event: Gaelic Weekend Classes - all levels catered for
Gaelic Weekend Classes - all levels catered for
From 17 Sep 2016 To 13 May 2017 (Saturday Only)
Club Gaidhlig Obar Dheathain/Aberdeen Gaelic Club offers monthly weekend gaelic classes at Mile End Primary School. Come along and learn some Gaelic in a fun and engaging environment!
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Heritage)

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