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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

Fundraising Event: Khyber Pass Association (KPA) Fundraiser NightKhyber Pass Association (KPA) Fundraiser Night
On 06 Jul 2015(Sunday Only)
The Khyber Pass Association (KPA) FUNDRAISER for underprivileged children in Aberdeen
(Theme: Fundraising,Music)
Health Event: Meditation Made EasyMeditation Made Easy
On 06 Jul 2015(Monday and Thursday)
This introductory course shares basic Raja Yoga philosophy which helps to settle our thoughts so that we can then become focused and peaceful.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
Design Event: Gray's School of Art, Short Course EXTRA
4 Day: Introduction to Fundamental Fashion and Textile DesignGray's School of Art, Short Course EXTRA 4 Day: Introduction to Fundamental Fashion and Textile Design
From 06 Jul 2015 To 09 Jul 2015(Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
This course is perfect for students who wish to pursue their interest in the fashion and textile industry with progression onto degree level study.
(Theme: Design,Workshops & Courses,)
Business Event: Business Workshop at the Central LibraryBusiness Workshop at the Central Library
On 08 Jul 2015
Find your target market using online premium business resources, free with library membership.
(Theme: Business,Workshops & Courses,)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: Rockpool Ramble with RSPB DolphinwatchRockpool Ramble with RSPB Dolphinwatch
On 09 Jul 2015(Thursday Only)
Come and join the Dolphinwatch team to discover what creatures are hiding in the rockpools around Torry.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Countryside)
Heritage Event: TOLBOOTH TOURSTOLBOOTH TOURS
On 10 Jul 2015(Friday Only)
Enjoy a tour of The Tolbooth Museum.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Heritage,)
Written Word Event: Estelle Maskame signingEstelle Maskame signing
On 11 Jul 2015(Saturday Only)
Estelle Maskame, author of the internet sensation "Did I Mention I Love You", will be in store signing copies of her debut novel!
(Theme: Young People,Written Word)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: The Media Centre's 10th Birthday Party!The Media Centre's 10th Birthday Party!
On 11 Jul 2015
Visit the Central Library today for a whole host of fun activities, musical performances and cake to celebrate the Media Centre turning 10!
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Music,)
Exhibitions Event: Extreme stunt Show.Extreme stunt Show.
From 11 Jul 2015 To 12 Jul 2015(Weekend Only)
The Extreme Stunt show is heading back to Aberdeen for 2 days with brand new show 'Air Battle'
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Exhibitions)
Senior Citizens/50+ Event: How to Take & Share Photos with your TabletHow to Take & Share Photos with your Tablet
On 13 Jul 2015(Monday Only)
This talk will demonstrate how to use a tablet’s camera to take photographs and share them with friends & family using the Internet. We will also show you how to make sure that you never lose any precious photographs ever again.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Senior Citizens/50+)
Sport & Games Event: Perwinnes Moss - OrienteeringPerwinnes Moss - Orienteering
On 15 Jul 2015(Wednesday Only)
Gramp Orienteers Wednesday Evening Summer Series Event
(Theme: Sport & Games,Countryside)
Environment Event: Beach Clean with RSPB DolphinwatchBeach Clean with RSPB Dolphinwatch
On 16 Jul 2015(Thursday Only)
Come and help us clear up litter from nature’s home on the shore below the Dolphinwatch viewpoint.
(Theme: Environment,Countryside)
Markets Event: Castlegate weekly market trade craftCastlegate weekly market trade craft
From 19 Jul 2015 To 20 Jul 2015(Friday and Saturday)
Every Friday and Saturday Do you craft and want to sell your items? Do you own a small business you want to promote ? Do you make ham / cheese etc we are looking for you? Email connorteresa@aol.com if you require any info
(Theme: Markets)
Crafts Event: Altered Books WorkshopAltered Books Workshop
On 22 Jul 2015
Learn how to create new treasures from old books at this free workshop led by Edinburgh-based artist Isabell Buenz.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses,)
Dance Event: Magical MilongaMagical Milonga
From 24 Jul 2015 To 25 Jul 2015(Friday Only)
An evening of Argentine tango brought to you by Tango Aberdeen and Tangodee
(Theme: Dance,Music)
Performing Arts Event: KATYA - Season 7 RuPaul Drag Queen @ CheerzKATYA - Season 7 RuPaul Drag Queen @ Cheerz
On 30 Jul 2015(Thursday Only)
The next RuPaul Drag Queen to visit Cheerz Club from RPDR Season 7 is Katya Zamolodchikova Live in Cheerz Nightclub on the 30th July.
(Theme: Performing Arts)
Visual Arts Event: Make Deck: Workshops for Young PeopleMake Deck: Workshops for Young People
On 31 Jul 2015(Friday Only)
We’re offering an exciting new programme of creative, artist led workshops for young people aged 14-19 years. Workshops run on Friday afternoons between July-August. For full details visit the What's On section of our website aagm.co.uk
(Theme: Young People,Visual Arts)
Education Event: Energetica Summer Festival - OPAL Pond SurveyEnergetica Summer Festival - OPAL Pond Survey
On 08 Aug 2015(Saturday Only)
Now in its third year, the Energetica Summer Festival is expanding and offering an ever bigger selection of activities to residents and visitors. From guided walks and wildlife spotting to tours of the BrewDog brewery, there's plenty to choose from.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Education)
Theatre & Shows Event: Pick of the FringePick of the Fringe
On 23 Sep 2015(Wednesday Only)
Exclusive Evening of Comedy and Entertainment.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Theatre & Shows,)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: School's Out! Dolphin crafts and facepainting at RSPB Dolphinwatch
School's Out! Dolphin crafts and facepainting at RSPB Dolphinwatch
From 04 Jul 2015 To 05 Jul 2015 (Weekend Only)
Celebrate the start of the summer holidays with the RSPB at Torry Battery
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Crafts)
 Event: Positive Living
Positive Living
On 07 Jul 2015 (Tuesday and Thursday)
How to become more aware of your thoughts and influences. Taught in four successive sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings over a two week period.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
 Event: Beginners photography guided walk with RSPB Dolphinwatch
Beginners photography guided walk with RSPB Dolphinwatch
On 11 Jul 2015 (Saturday Only)
Join the RSPB Dolphinwatch team and experience amateur wildlife photographer, Alan Belton, for a beginners photography guided walk.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Energetica Summer Festival - Dolphinwatch at Torry Battery
Energetica Summer Festival - Dolphinwatch at Torry Battery
On 11 Jul 2015 (Saturday Only)
Now in its third year, the Energetica Summer Festival is expanding and offering an ever bigger selection of activities to residents and visitors. From guided walks and wildlife spotting to tours of the BrewDog brewery, there's plenty to choose from.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Guided Walks/Tours)
 Event: North East Trades Awards
North East Trades Awards
On 12 Jul 2015 (Friday Only)
Celebrating excellence throughout Scotland's construction industry
(Theme: Business)
 Event: Make Deck: Workshops for Young People
Make Deck: Workshops for Young People
On 17 Jul 2015 (Friday Only)
We’re offering an exciting new programme of creative, artist led workshops for young people aged 14-19 years. Workshop run on Friday afternoons between July-August. For full details visit the What's On section of our website aagm.co.uk
(Theme: Young People,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Aberdeen’s History of Crime & Punishment
Aberdeen’s History of Crime & Punishment
On 17 Jul 2015 (Friday Only)
Step back into Aberdeen’s grim past as we explore the sites associated with the delivery of 'justice' by court, kirk & community.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,)
 Event: Aberheart Black Tie Charity Dinner
Aberheart Black Tie Charity Dinner
From 17 Jul 2015 To 18 Jul 2015 (Friday Only)
This Event is to help raise funds for Wildhearts Charity a great Micro-Tyco Challenge that encourages participants to become entrepreneur http://www.wildheartsinaction.org/
(Theme: Business,Fundraising,)
 Event: Hell Yeah // Feast Your Eyes
Hell Yeah // Feast Your Eyes
From 27 Jun 2015 To 18 Jul 2015 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
From Saturday 6 June, Hell Yeah will be taking over Peacock Visual Arts to draw a sugar loaded, popcorn poppin', over indulgent large-scale illustration installation on the walls of our main gallery!
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
 Event: Jealous @ Peacock Visual Arts
Jealous @ Peacock Visual Arts
From 27 Jun 2015 To 18 Jul 2015 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Peacock Visual Arts present a selection of new works from the dynamic London based print studio Jealous in our reception gallery.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
 Event: Pilgrimage by Caitlin Hynes
Pilgrimage by Caitlin Hynes
From 20 Jun 2015 To 19 Jul 2015 (Weekend Only)
The SMART Gallery invites you to the exhibition - PILGRIMAGE by Caitlin Hynes, winner of The SMART Gallery New Art Look to the North Award.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
 Event: Girdle Ness Wildlife Guided Walk
Girdle Ness Wildlife Guided Walk
On 19 Jul 2015 (Sunday Only)
Join the RSPB Dolphinwatch team and wildlife expert, Mark Lewis, for a guided walk around Girdle Ness
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Countryside)
 Event: PILGRIMAGE by Caitlin Hynes
PILGRIMAGE by Caitlin Hynes
From 20 Jun 2015 To 19 Jul 2015 (Weekend Only)
An exhibition of new artwork by Caitlin Hynes, winner of last years 'New Art Look to the North Award' presented at Gray’s School of Art’s final year degree show.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
 Event: Snowblind Eyes
Snowblind Eyes
From 27 Jun 2015 To 21 Jul 2015 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Paintings and models by Catherine Ross Gray's School of Art graduate.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
 Event: MAKE DECK: WORKSHOPS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
MAKE DECK: WORKSHOPS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
From 17 Jul 2015 To 07 Aug 2015 (Friday Only)
We’re offering an exciting new series of creative, artist led workshops for young people aged 14-19 years. Try something different, meet other young people and have fun.
(Theme: Young People,Workshops & Courses,)
 Event: Family Fun at Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Family Fun at Aberdeen Maritime Museum
From 14 Jul 2015 To 08 Aug 2015 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday)
Families can get creative together at Aberdeen Maritime Museum this summer with our free drop-in sessions.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Crafts)
 Event: Summer Family Fun at Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Summer Family Fun at Aberdeen Maritime Museum
From 14 Jul 2015 To 08 Aug 2015 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday)
Families can get creative together at Aberdeen Maritime Museum this summer with our free drop-in sessions. Artist Emma-Leigh McKay will be on hand to help you craft your own artworks, inspired by the intriguing museum displays.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Crafts,)
 Event: New Balls Please!
New Balls Please!
From 01 Apr 2015 To 09 Aug 2015 (Everyday)
This exhibition takes The Tennis Party, Sir John Lavery’s famous painting of the urban middle classes at play as inspiration.
(Theme: Exhibitions,)
 Event: Gwen Black: Open Night & Art Exhibition
Gwen Black: Open Night & Art Exhibition
From 09 Jul 2015 To 12 Aug 2015 (Weekdays Only)
Featuring local artist, Gwen Black, you are invited to come along to our advanced preview of her exhibition as part of our Art in the Waiting Room programme on Thursday 9th July, 6.30pm to 8.00pm
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fundraising)
 Event: RSPB Dolphinwatch
RSPB Dolphinwatch
From 16 Apr 2015 To 16 Aug 2015 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Did you know that Aberdeen is one of the best places to see dolphins in the UK?
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Countryside)

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