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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: Banished! 'Transported beyond Seas' Women's History Cafe : Silver City Stories FestivalBanished! 'Transported beyond Seas' Women's History Cafe : Silver City Stories Festival
On 30 Jun 2017(Friday Only)
Join us (Aberdeen Women's Alliance) for a free and informal Friday afternoon to discover the stories of a group of five Aberdeen women who were sentenced to be 'transported beyond seas' to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) in April 1835.
(Theme: Heritage,Education)
Fundraising Event: The Big Summer Inspire QuizThe Big Summer Inspire Quiz
On 30 Jun 2017(Friday Only)
Take on this general knowledge quiz with a summery twist and raise money for local charity Inspire!
(Theme: Fundraising)
Performing Arts Event: Zombie Asylum Murder MysteryZombie Asylum Murder Mystery
On 30 Jun 2017(Friday Only)
Take part in a zombie murder mystery where you are one of the characters.
(Theme: Performing Arts)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: Danestone Community GalaDanestone Community Gala
On 01 Jul 2017(Saturday Only)
Free family fun event
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Health Event: Weekend Meditation CourseWeekend Meditation Course
On 01 Jul 2017(Saturday Only)
Opportunity to learn the basics of open-eyed Raja Yoga meditation over one weekend.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
Design Event: Minecraft Workshop: Crafting the Past - Dig it! 2017Minecraft Workshop: Crafting the Past - Dig it! 2017
On 01 Jul 2017(Saturday Only)
Participants will receive a Minecraft world with Aberdeen Science Centre built at a 1:1 scale.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Design)
Theatre & Shows Event: A Bosie for Luck?A Bosie for Luck?
On 01 Jul 2017(Saturday Only)
A comedy in Doric by Charles Barron Brian McDonald and Yvonne Morton head the cast in the entertaining comedy with tragic consequences.
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Performing Arts)
Crafts Event: Beginner Frame Loom Weaving Workshop: Create a Wall hangingBeginner Frame Loom Weaving Workshop: Create a Wall hanging
On 02 Jul 2017(Sunday Only)
Come and learn the addictive art of frame loom weaving.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
Dance Event: Hip Hop Home CampHip Hop Home Camp
From 03 Jul 2017 To 07 Jul 2017(Weekdays Only)
The camp is aiming at developing children's skills in Street Dance, their physical strength, flexibility, and also introducing them to Hip Hop culture and opening new opportunities within dance scene for children and teenagers.
(Theme: Dance,Children & Family-Friendly)
Music Event: BP Big Screen - La traviata BP Big Screen - La traviata
On 04 Jul 2017(Tuesday Only)
Enjoy a free performance of this popular opera broadcast live from the Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden. La traviata combines drama, profound emotion and wonderful melody at Duthie Park.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Music,)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: Knowing me, knowing you: how to develop a safer & more effective workplaceKnowing me, knowing you: how to develop a safer & more effective workplace
On 05 Jul 2017(Wednesday Only)
Presenting an interactive session on behaviours using an industry tool called DiSC®.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
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)
Environment Event: A World in TransitionA World in Transition
On 07 Jul 2017(Friday Only)
How we can all do something to bring about the change we want to see in the world. With invitation for audience input.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Environment)
Written Word Event: Craiginches: Life in Aberdeen's Prison, a Q&A with author Bryan GlennieCraiginches: Life in Aberdeen's Prison, a Q&A with author Bryan Glennie
On 12 Jul 2017(Wednesday Only)
“When listening to some of the events told by Bryan in graphic detail it makes you wonder how the wardens got through their day.” – Sir Alex Ferguson CBE
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Written Word,)
Exhibitions Event: Ferryhill Past and PresentFerryhill Past and Present
On 14 Jul 2017
Come visit Ferryhill Library for this open session to celebrate 125 years of the Central Library.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Exhibitions,)
Sport & Games Event: Aberdeen Backgammon ClubAberdeen Backgammon Club
On 16 Jul 2017(Sunday Only)
Aberdeen Backgammon
(Theme: Sport & Games)
Business Event: Intellectual Property Advice ClinicsIntellectual Property Advice Clinics
On 19 Jul 2017
Discuss your ideas for new products or brands with an IP attorney in the Central Library
(Theme: Business,Workshops & Courses,)
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)
Visual Arts Event: Aberdeen Art Fair 2017Aberdeen Art Fair 2017
From 01 Sep 2017 To 03 Sep 2017(Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
An exhibition of contemporary affordable and original art from galleries and artists from across the UK
(Theme: Visual Arts,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Friday Evening Meditation
Friday Evening Meditation
From 16 Jun 2017 To 30 Jun 2017 (Friday Only)
At the end of a busy week what could be a better start to the weekend than to unwind for an hour in a ready-made meditation atmosphere?
(Theme: Health)
 Event: Tom Allen at Breakneck comedy
Tom Allen at Breakneck comedy
On 01 Jul 2017 (Saturday Only)
Aberdeen premier comedy club
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: Silver City Stories @ Aberdeen Science Centre
Silver City Stories @ Aberdeen Science Centre
From 01 Jul 2017 To 03 Jul 2017 (Monday, Saturday and Sunday)
Aberdeen Science Centre will celebrate the History, Heritage and Archaeology of Aberdeen with a free activity packed open weekend.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Free Event - NMN Comedy's Independence Day Spectacular
Free Event - NMN Comedy's Independence Day Spectacular
On 04 Jul 2017 (Tuesday Only)
A free monthly comedy night dedicated to developing and showcasing local comedic talent.
(Theme: Performing Arts,Theatre & Shows)
 Event: Minecraft Workshop: Why a Swimming Pool?
Minecraft Workshop: Why a Swimming Pool?
On 05 Jul 2017 (Wednesday Only)
The year is 1885 and the building of new factories and housing in the area has thrown up a problem - where will everyone wash!? Bring in the Aberdeen Swimming Bath company. the challenge is to build a swimming baths for this site.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Design)
 Event: Summer Reading Challenge 2017 - Animal Agents at Bridge of Don Library
Summer Reading Challenge 2017 - Animal Agents at Bridge of Don Library
On 05 Jul 2017
Take part in the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland and spend a Super Sleuthing Summer with Aberdeen City Libraries.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Written Word,)
 Event: Library Bear's Picnic (Culter)
Library Bear's Picnic (Culter)
On 05 Jul 2017
Come along to Culter Library where Library Bear will be helping them celebrate 125 years of the Central Library.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
 Event: Tor Na Coille Whisky Club
Tor Na Coille Whisky Club
On 07 Jul 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: Keith Farnan at Breakneck comedy
Keith Farnan at Breakneck comedy
On 08 Jul 2017 (Saturday Only)
Aberdeen premier comedy club
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: St Mary’s Chapel open
St Mary’s Chapel open
On 08 Jul 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: Central Library 125 Anniversary Fair
Central Library 125 Anniversary Fair
On 08 Jul 2017 (Saturday Only)
Celebrate 125 years of the Central Library with an afternoon of family fun!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fairs, Festivals, Galas,)
 Event: Stonehaven Folk Festival
Stonehaven Folk Festival
From 06 Jul 2017 To 09 Jul 2017 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Weekend Festival of Traditional and Contemporary Folk Music and Song
(Theme: Music,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
 Event: Lorraine Gahagan: Open Night & Exhibition
Lorraine Gahagan: Open Night & Exhibition
From 02 Jun 2017 To 12 Jul 2017 (Weekdays Only)
Join us for the open night of Lorraine Gahagan's work!
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fundraising)
 Event: Speakin' Weird
Speakin' Weird
On 12 Jul 2017 (Wednesday Only)
Spoken word open mic Aberdeen. Poems, comedy, monologues, wise words, angry rants and introspective musings all welcome!
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: Minecraft Workshop: From Swimming to Engineering
Minecraft Workshop: From Swimming to Engineering
On 12 Jul 2017 (Wednesday Only)
In 1920, the Aberdeen Corporation Tramways altered this building and began to use it as a tram depot. Participants will be asked to consider the design challenges of such a building transformation.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Design)
 Event: International Conference on Violence against Women

PRE_CONFERENCE TRAINING
International Conference on Violence against Women PRE_CONFERENCE TRAINING
On 13 Jul 2017 (Thursday Only)
ETHICS IN VICTIM SERVICE Trainer; Carolyn(USA) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified EQ-I 2.0/EQ 360 Emotional Intelligence, Victims Assistance , and Domestic Violence Instructor State of Alabama Peace Officer Standards.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Kincorth Library 50th Anniversary
Kincorth Library 50th Anniversary
On 13 Jul 2017
History of the Library Service Special: Kincorth Library 50th Anniversary
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
 Event: Minecraft Workshops at Aberdeen Science Centre
Minecraft Workshops at Aberdeen Science Centre
From 01 Jul 2017 To 19 Jul 2017 (Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday)
Book into our fabulous Minecraft Workshop and experience Science through one of the worlds' most popular games!
(Theme: Education,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Forest Magick - Kyle Noble - The Small Gallery,  Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Forest Magick - Kyle Noble - The Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
From 05 Jun 2017 To 21 Jul 2017 (Everyday)
An exhibition of paintings by Kyle Noble.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
 Event: Memories of Ferryhill
Memories of Ferryhill
From 10 Jul 2017 To 22 Jul 2017
Come visit Ferryhill Library to celebrate 125 years of the Central Library.
(Theme: Exhibitions,)

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