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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

Dance Event: Traditional CeilidhTraditional Ceilidh
On 26 May 2017(Friday Only)
St Margaret of Scotland is Hosting a Ceilidh
(Theme: Dance,Fundraising)
Health Event: What is the Secret of HappinessWhat is the Secret of Happiness
On 26 May 2017(Friday Only)
Happiness comes from within: it means to pay attention to our thoughts so that our mind is cared for, and then our heart becomes light.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Health)
Music 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)
Performing Arts Event: Mary Bourke at Breakneck comedyMary Bourke at Breakneck comedy
On 27 May 2017(Saturday Only)
Aberdeen premier comedy club
(Theme: Performing Arts)
Sport & Games Event: Tyrebagger - Orienteering EventTyrebagger - Orienteering Event
On 28 May 2017(Sunday Only)
Middle distance orienteering event with courses suitable for all levels!
(Theme: Sport & Games,Countryside)
Workshops & Courses Event: Personal Empowerment Event using the Be Free Glass Walk.Personal Empowerment Event using the Be Free Glass Walk.
On 28 May 2017(Sunday Only)
This event will be led by international motivational coach, Graeme Pyper, the founder of Be Free.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses)
Exhibitions Event: Full Throttle - charity car show.Full Throttle - charity car show.
On 28 May 2017(Sunday Only)
Full Throttle is a charity car show being held to raise money for the Make a Wish Foundation. The event takes place in the beautiful setting of Castle Fraser in Aberdeenshire.
(Theme: Fundraising,Exhibitions)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: Aberdeen Vegan Festival 2017Aberdeen Vegan Festival 2017
On 28 May 2017(Sunday Only)
One of the largest vegan events in the UK. Join thousands of visitors from across the UK at Aberdeen Football Club for a day of family fun, free samples, talks and movies.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Exhibitions)
Visual Arts Event: Mixed Bag - Art ExhibitionMixed Bag - Art Exhibition
From 30 May 2017 To 27 Jun 2017(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Visual Art Exhibition, Multiple Artists
(Theme: Visual Arts)
Heritage Event: Springtime Stroll in the Silver City on the 30th of May Springtime Stroll in the Silver City on the 30th of May
On 30 May 2017(Tuesday Only)
Join Europe Direct Aberdeen for a gentle stroll discovering the hidden links between Aberdeen and the European continent.
(Theme: Health,Heritage,)
Films Event: Understanding the Middle EastUnderstanding the Middle East
On 03 Jun 2017(Saturday Only)
Film Screening and Symposium on Middle Eastern identity, history and context.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Films)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: Middleton Park Primary School Summer FairMiddleton Park Primary School Summer Fair
On 03 Jun 2017(Saturday Only)
Fun for all the family.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Children & Family-Friendly)
Business Event: Marketing for Start-Ups and Small BrandsMarketing for Start-Ups and Small Brands
On 06 Jun 2017(Tuesday Only)
With local marketing professional Seáron Thornton.
(Theme: Business,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
Education Event: Mistletoe Therapy UK: Patient Information Day
How good is your gut?Mistletoe Therapy UK: Patient Information Day How good is your gut?
On 10 Jun 2017(Saturday Only)
How good is your gut? Mistletoe therapy and nutrition: a role in cancer care
(Theme: Health,Education)
Environment Event: Marvellous MothsMarvellous Moths
On 20 Jul 2017(Thursday Only)
Discover marvellous moths.
(Theme: Countryside,Environment)
Guided Walks/Tours Event: Wild Food WalkWild Food Walk
On 09 Aug 2017(Wednesday Only)
Long before supermarkets and pharmacies, people had to feed and doctor themselves with the plants around them.
(Theme: Countryside,Guided Walks/Tours)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: The Tour Series 2017
The Tour Series 2017
On 25 May 2017 (Thursday Only)
Britain's top cycle teams will compete in Round 8 of the Tour Series in Aberdeen on Thursday 25 May.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Sport & Games,)
 Event: Book launch: Performance Art in Eastern Europe since 1960 by Amy Bryzgel
Book launch: Performance Art in Eastern Europe since 1960 by Amy Bryzgel
On 25 May 2017 (Thursday Only)
Blackwell's is delighted to present local author Amy Bryzgel and her latest book.
(Theme: Performing Arts,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: For Pony! + Depeche Choad + Casper Heyzeus @ Tunnels, Aberdeen
For Pony! + Depeche Choad + Casper Heyzeus @ Tunnels, Aberdeen
On 26 May 2017 (Friday Only)
Live rock/punk rock
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Aberdonians in the Americas
Aberdonians in the Americas
From 10 Feb 2017 To 27 May 2017 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Migrants and adventurers from Mexico to Paraguay
(Theme: Exhibitions)
 Event: University of Aberdeen May Festival
University 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)
 Event: Whisky Mash Festival 2017
Whisky Mash Festival 2017
On 28 May 2017 (Sunday Only)
Love Whisky and Gin? Come along to Whisky Mash Festival 2017 and meet over 30 exhibitors from the well-established to new independent bottlers.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Exhibitions)
 Event: Mandy Henderson: Art Exhibition Open Night
Mandy Henderson: Art Exhibition Open Night
From 20 Apr 2017 To 31 May 2017 (Weekdays Only)
Join us for the open night of Mandy Henderson's work: Thursday 20th April 2017, 6.30-8.00pm.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fundraising)
 Event: Tor Na Coille Whisky Club
Tor Na Coille Whisky Club
On 02 Jun 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)
 Event: Stonehaven Feein Market - much more than just a farmers market!
Stonehaven Feein Market - much more than just a farmers market!
On 03 Jun 2017 (Saturday Only)
A packed programme of live music and acts all day in Stonehaven square together with stalls, games, kids rides, great food, fare and good company.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Because You Can Can
Because You Can Can
On 03 Jun 2017 (Saturday Only)
Buffet and disco from Absafe and Aberdeen FC Community Trust - fancy dress optional - prizes for best costume - shopping and pamper area - raffles raising funds for Absafe and AFCCT
(Theme: Fundraising)
 Event: Ava Vidal at Breakneck comedy
Ava Vidal at Breakneck comedy
On 03 Jun 2017 (Saturday Only)
Aberdeen premier comedy club
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: Absafe Car Boot and Craft Sale
Absafe Car Boot and Craft Sale
On 03 Jun 2017 (Saturday Only)
We are back Join us for our CAR boot and CRAFT sale at Absafe- Corunna Road, Bridge of Don (behind the Barracks) Fundraising for Absafe: don't learn safety by accident
(Theme: Fundraising)
 Event: Granite City Brawlers Roller Derby v Knights of Oldham
Granite City Brawlers Roller Derby v Knights of Oldham
On 03 Jun 2017 (Saturday Only)
Granite City Brawlers take on Knights of Oldham Roller Derby
(Theme: Sport & Games)
 Event: Out of School Care Policy and Good Practice Guidelines: Promoting the Value of High Quality Out of School Care Provision
Out of School Care Policy and Good Practice Guidelines: Promoting the Value of High Quality Out of School Care Provision
On 05 Jun 2017 (Monday Only)
Launch of the updated Out of School Policy and Good Practice Guidelines approved by Education and Children's Services Committee in January 2017. This event is aimed at all partners involved in the delivery of out of school care in Aberdeen.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: New Material Comedy Night - Summer Bonanza!
New Material Comedy Night - Summer Bonanza!
On 06 Jun 2017 (Tuesday Only)
A free comedy show dedicated to developing local comedic talent.
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: Learig Orchestra
Learig Orchestra
From 10 Jan 2017 To 06 Jun 2017 (Tuesday Only)
This community orchestra takes on a full repertoire of mostly classical music and welcomes new players,with availability in most sections, especially brass and timpani.
(Theme: Music)
 Event: RV Jones Lecture - Space resources: engineering beyond planetary boundaries
RV Jones Lecture - Space resources: engineering beyond planetary boundaries
On 07 Jun 2017 (Wednesday Only)
This lecture will be given by Prof Colin McInnes, University of Glasgow.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Pottery Wheel Throwing
Pottery Wheel Throwing
From 15 Apr 2017 To 17 Jun 2017 (Saturday Only)
Whether you have always wanted to have a go or have experience and would just like the time to practice - here's an opportunity to spend a whole day in the ceramics workshop at Gray's School of Art throwing at the potters wheel.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Crafts)
 Event: KISS OF DEATH: DEATH AND MOURNING IN THE VICTORIAN ERA
KISS OF DEATH: DEATH AND MOURNING IN THE VICTORIAN ERA
From 28 Jan 2017 To 18 Jun 2017 (Everyday)
This exhibition is inspired by the contemporary artwork, 'Kiss of Death' by Jo Gordon, which is an extreme version of a Victorian mourning bonnet.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Heritage,)
 Event: Sharing the North Sea
Sharing the North Sea
From 03 Jun 2017 To 25 Jun 2017 (Weekend Only)
During weekends throughout June join us to explore the life under the North Sea in our new show!
(Theme: Education,Children & Family-Friendly)

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