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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: Dance Taster SessionDance Taster Session
On 22 Oct 2014(Wednesday Only)
Dance Taster session run by Create Aberdeen for Adults aged 16+ with a Learning Disability. Create can provide you with details of their regular sessions should you wish to attend again.
(Theme: Dance)
Sport & Games Event: Trampoline Taster Session.Trampoline Taster Session.
On 22 Oct 2014(Wednesday Only)
Trampoline Taster session run by Aberdeen Sports Village for Children 5 to 18 years of all abilities.
(Theme: Sport & Games)
Storytelling Event: Multi-Sensory Storytelling Session.Multi-Sensory Storytelling Session.
On 22 Oct 2014(Wednesday Only)
Multi-Sensory Storytelling session is suitable for both children and adults and will engage the senses in a relaxed environment.
(Theme: Storytelling)
Fundraising Event: An Evening of Clairvoyance with Wendy Lyon CNSU.An Evening of Clairvoyance with Wendy Lyon CNSU.
On 23 Oct 2014(Thursday Only)
A fund rasising event of Clairvoyance in aid of North East Sensory Services with Wendy Lyon.
(Theme: Fundraising,Health)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: The Festival of Lights - Diwali.The Festival of Lights - Diwali.
On 23 Oct 2014(Thursday Only)
Diwali is the celebration of New Year in the Hindu calendar, but it is also a chance for all of us, irrespective of religious faith, to bring new spiritual commitment to our lives.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Storytelling)
Music Event: Rock Choir Taster Session.Rock Choir Taster Session.
On 23 Oct 2014(Thursday Only)
Create Aberdeen can provide you with details of their regular sessions should you wish to attend again.
(Theme: Music,Performing Arts)
Environment Event: Duthie Park Garden Project.Duthie Park Garden Project.
On 24 Oct 2014(Friday Only)
The project work outside and activities are changed to suit both the abilities of participants as well as the needs of the garden areas.
(Theme: Environment)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: Tattie Twist Family Fun Day!Tattie Twist Family Fun Day!
On 24 Oct 2014(Friday Only)
A central family fun day with a local cultural twist...
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: ONE Community Conference.ONE Community Conference.
On 24 Oct 2014(Friday Only)
A conference themed around community capacity building & citizenship.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Markets Event: March Hare Craft & Vintage MarketMarch Hare Craft & Vintage Market
On 25 Oct 2014(Saturday Only)
The March Hare Craft & Vintage Market.
(Theme: Crafts,Markets)
Countryside Event: Autumn Plant Sale.Autumn Plant Sale.
On 25 Oct 2014(Saturday Only)
A wide range of herbaceous and woody garden plants and some indoor plants for sale by the Friends of Cruickshank Botanic Garden.
(Theme: Countryside,Markets)
Crafts Event: Leather Wrap Bracelet.Leather Wrap Bracelet.
On 25 Oct 2014(Saturday Only)
A new jewellery making class at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
Exhibitions Event: Aberdeen Model Railway & Hobbies Exhibition.Aberdeen Model Railway & Hobbies Exhibition.
From 25 Oct 2014 To 26 Oct 2014(Weekend Only)
Aberdeen Model Railway Club will be hosting their 36th Annual Exhibition. The venue will be packed with model railways, trade stands, model society displays, a kids play area together with demonstrations from many other local hobby groups.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Exhibitions)
Films Event: CSID's African Film Series presents Welcome to Lagos by Gavin Searle.CSID's African Film Series presents Welcome to Lagos by Gavin Searle.
On 28 Oct 2014(Tuesday Only)
Come join us every Tuesday at 6pm in MacRobert 0.51 (University of Aberdeen) for an evening of film and discussion.
(Theme: Films)
Education Event: Introduction to MeditationIntroduction to Meditation
On 01 Nov 2014(Saturday Only)
An Introduction to Buddhist Meditation Suitable for Complete Beginners.
(Theme: Education)
Written Word Event: Moving Summit on Oil and Literature:Oil Cities.Moving Summit on Oil and Literature:Oil Cities.
On 10 Nov 2014(Monday Only)
A seminar on the nature and character of cities that have been marked by a rapidly growing oil industry.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Written Word)
Visual Arts Event: Big Draw Family Fun: Drawing Sounds.Big Draw Family Fun: Drawing Sounds.
On 15 Nov 2014(Saturday Only)
Big Draw family event at the University Library.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Visual Arts)
Heritage Event: Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society's November Meeting.Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society's November Meeting.
On 15 Nov 2014(Saturday Only)
The Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society exists to assist and promote the study of genealogy and family history based on the North-East corner of Scotland.
(Theme: Heritage,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Theatre & Shows Event: Poles Apart? A Model for the Polish Community Integration in Scotland.Poles Apart? A Model for the Polish Community Integration in Scotland.
On 17 Nov 2014(Monday Only)
A discussion featuring speaker from Scotland and Poland to discuss the integration of Polish Immigrants in Scotland.
(Theme: Theatre & Shows)
Seasonal Event: Festive Fizz Friday on behalf of Cornerstone.Festive Fizz Friday on behalf of Cornerstone.
On 21 Nov 2014(Friday Only)
An exciting one-off festive fundraiser on behalf of Cornerstone. Spend a few hours browsing exclusive stalls and pick up some unique Christmas gifts whilst enjoying live entertainment, a glamorous fashion show and lots more.
(Theme: Fundraising,Seasonal)
Design Event: BI, Design, Innovation & Mobile Technology.BI, Design, Innovation & Mobile Technology.
On 27 Nov 2014(Monday Only)
IRW has developed expertise in Business Intelligence (BI), software solutions and User Experience Design (UX) since 1999.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Design)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Breakneck Comedy
Breakneck Comedy
On 21 Oct 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Tuesday 21st October Breakneck Comedy: Nathan Caton Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 8pm / Show 8.30pm Tickets: £10
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: Cutting communication time: the development of the telegraph and telephone in the 19th century.
Cutting communication time: the development of the telegraph and telephone in the 19th century.
On 21 Oct 2014 (Tuesday Only)
A free lecture by Dr John Reid, University of Aberdeen.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Heritage)
 Event: The Wishing Tree Launch night.
The Wishing Tree Launch night.
On 21 Oct 2014 (Tuesday Only)
The Wishing Tree aims to highlight the importance business networking throughout Scotland by creating a gift economy between Start-ups (Trading less than 3 years, known as Wishers) & established business who are keen to support entrepreneurial values.
(Theme: Business,Fundraising)
 Event: PechaKucha - One World Week.
PechaKucha - One World Week.
On 21 Oct 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Oin us for a series of short presentations in the PechaKucha format for One World Week in Aberdeen.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Visual Arts)
 Event: CSID's African Film Series presents Moolaadé by Ousmane Sembene.
CSID's African Film Series presents Moolaadé by Ousmane Sembene.
On 21 Oct 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Come join us every Tuesday at 6pm in MacRobert 0.51 (University of Aberdeen) for an evening of film and discussion.
(Theme: Films)
 Event: Health Walk.
Health Walk.
On 21 Oct 2014 (Tuesday Only)
The Health Walk session is run by AFC Communities Trust for all ages and abilities.
(Theme: Health)
 Event: Drumming & Percussion Taster Session.
Drumming & Percussion Taster Session.
On 21 Oct 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Drumming & Percussion Taster session run by Create Aberdeen for Adults aged 16+ with a Learning Disability.
(Theme: Music,Performing Arts)
 Event: New Age Kurling Taster Session.
New Age Kurling Taster Session.
On 21 Oct 2014 (Tuesday Only)
New Age Kurling Taster Session run by Aberdeen Sports Village for all ages and abilities. New Age Kurling is a chair based sport similar to Ice Curling but warmer, and is accessible for wheelchair users.
(Theme: Sport & Games)
 Event: Duthie Park Garden Project.
Duthie Park Garden Project.
On 21 Oct 2014 (Tuesday Only)
The Duthie Park Garden Project is for Adults over 16 of all abilities. The project work outside and activities are changed to suit both the abilities of participants as well as the needs of the garden areas.
(Theme: Environment)
 Event: Meet the Buyers - Balfour Beatty - Tuesday 21 October 2014.
Meet the Buyers - Balfour Beatty - Tuesday 21 October 2014.
On 21 Oct 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Balfour Beatty will be holding an information day for existing and new suppliers to review the proposed new projects and plan ahead for continued growth.
(Theme: Business)
 Event: Technogym Taster Session.
Technogym Taster Session.
On 22 Oct 2014 (Wednesday Only)
The Technogym session is run by AFC Communities Trust for all ages and abilities. The gym is fully accessible and you will be supported by members of the Communities Trust.
(Theme: Sport & Games)
 Event: Fitness FUNdamentals Taster Session.
Fitness FUNdamentals Taster Session.
On 23 Oct 2014 (Thursday Only)
Fitness Fundamentals Taster session run by Aberdeen Sports Village for Children in P1 to P3 of All Abilities.
(Theme: Sport & Games)
 Event: Rock School Taster Session.
Rock School Taster Session.
On 23 Oct 2014 (Thursday Only)
Rock School Taster session run by Create Aberdeen for Adults aged 16+ with a Learning Disability. Create Aberdeen can provide you with details of their regular sessions should you wish to attend again.
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Jazz at the Blue Lamp - Eyeshutight
Jazz at the Blue Lamp - Eyeshutight
On 23 Oct 2014 (Thursday Only)
Paul Baxter on bass leads a young piano trio with a shining future. An unmissable band in the style of EST, Avishai Cohen and Keith Jarrett.
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Collision Investigation: Fate or fatal consequences?
Collision Investigation: Fate or fatal consequences?
From 23 Sep 2014 To 23 Oct 2014 (Tuesday Only)
The presenter, Marco Venturini, has been involved in collision investigation since 1985.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
 Event: Fiona Taylor Open Night: Art Exhibition
Fiona Taylor Open Night: Art Exhibition
From 12 Sep 2014 To 23 Oct 2014 (Weekdays Only)
Featuring local artist, Fiona Taylor, you are invited to come along to our advanced preview of her exhibition as part of Art in the Waiting Room.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fundraising)
 Event: Family Swim Session.
Family Swim Session.
On 24 Oct 2014 (Friday Only)
Family Swim session run by Aberdeen Sports Village is for all the family, any age and ability. Children under 16 require to be accompanied by an adult.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: The Gordon Highlanders Great War Project
Children and Young people’s Programme.
The Gordon Highlanders Great War Project Children and Young people’s Programme.
From 21 Oct 2014 To 24 Oct 2014 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
Free October school holiday programme led by experienced tutors.
(Theme: Young People,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Ray Brower album launch gig.
Ray Brower album launch gig.
From 24 Oct 2014 To 25 Oct 2014 (Friday Only)
Ray Brower launch their debut album Speaking Truthfully. Thinking Brave.
(Theme: Music,Music)
 Event: Come & Play with the Aberdeen Play Forum this Tattie Holiday!
Come & Play with the Aberdeen Play Forum this Tattie Holiday!
From 16 Oct 2014 To 25 Oct 2014 (Friday Only)
Come & Play family play session - Friday 17th October. Tattie Twist family fun day - Friday 24th October.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,)

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