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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: Bon Accord Lions Club - Quiz Night!Bon Accord Lions Club - Quiz Night!
On 28 Aug 2015(Friday Only)
In support of CLAN
(Theme: Fundraising,)
Heritage Event: St Mary's Chapel open morningSt Mary's Chapel open morning
On 29 Aug 2015(Saturday Only)
St Mary's Chapel, a 15th century chantry chapel, one of the hidden gems of Aberdeen, will be open to the public on Saturday 29th August between 10 am and 12.30pm. Entry is free, all welcome.
(Theme: Heritage)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: Sunday FunDay for all the familySunday FunDay for all the family
On 30 Aug 2015(Sunday Only)
Being a veterinary practice means helping animals is in our nature; however our dedication to all creatures doesn’t end once our practice doors close. This summer Ardene House is raising funds for Guide Dogs, World Horse Welfare and Send a Cow
(Theme: Fundraising,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: GAELIC LANGUAGE TASTER SESSIONGAELIC LANGUAGE TASTER SESSION
On 30 Aug 2015(Saturday Only)
Gaelic language session for beginners.
(Theme: Education,Children & Family-Friendly)
Business Event: Business Boosters - Business Opportunity – work with Talent Exchange at RGU

Business Boosters - Business Opportunity – work with Talent Exchange at RGU
On 31 Aug 2015(Monday Only)
Talent Exchange gives your business or organisation an opportunity to access the skills and knowledge of RGU students in ways that are tailored to your needs.
(Theme: Business)
Sport & Games Event: Duthie Park and Ferryhill - Urban OrienteeringDuthie Park and Ferryhill - Urban Orienteering
On 02 Sep 2015(Wednesday Only)
Gramp Orienteers Wednesday Evening Urban Series Event
(Theme: Sport & Games)
Visual Arts Event: Aberdeen Art Fair 2015Aberdeen Art Fair 2015
From 04 Sep 2015 To 06 Sep 2015(Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
The AAF offers visitors the opportunity to view and buy a wide range of art from a broad range of galleries and artists from across Scotland and the UK.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Visual Arts)
Workshops & Courses Event: 'A Fairytale of Aberdeen' - Free drama workshop for ages 6-9 exploring themes related to North East culture, history, language and song.'A Fairytale of Aberdeen' - Free drama workshop for ages 6-9 exploring themes related to North East culture, history, language and song.
On 05 Sep 2015(Saturday Only)
Supported by Aberdeen City Council, Vibrant Aberdeen, Foundation Scotland, and Fèisean nan Gàidheal, Stoirm Òg and ACT Aberdeen will be holding free community workshops exploring themes related to North East culture, history, language and song.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Children & Family-Friendly)
Young People Event: 'My City, Early Days' - Free drama workshop for ages 10-14 exploring themes related to North East culture, history, language and song.'My City, Early Days' - Free drama workshop for ages 10-14 exploring themes related to North East culture, history, language and song.
On 05 Sep 2015(Saturday Only)
Supported by Aberdeen City Council, Vibrant Aberdeen, Foundation Scotland, and Fèisean nan Gàidheal, Stoirm Òg and ACT Aberdeen will be holding free community workshops exploring themes related to North East culture, history, language and song.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Young People)
Performing Arts Event: 'A Local Beauty' - Free drama workshop for ages 18+ exploring themes related to North East culture, history, language and song.'A Local Beauty' - Free drama workshop for ages 18+ exploring themes related to North East culture, history, language and song.
On 05 Sep 2015(Saturday Only)
Supported by Aberdeen City Council, Vibrant Aberdeen, Foundation Scotland, and Fèisean nan Gàidheal, Stoirm Òg and ACT Aberdeen will be holding free community workshops exploring themes related to North East culture, history, language and song.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Performing Arts)
Markets Event: Aberdeen Ministry of CraftsAberdeen Ministry of Crafts
On 05 Sep 2015(Saturday Only)
Aberdeen Ministry of Crafts monthly market is held the first Saturday of every month. Over 20 stalls featuring the best artists, designers and makers from city and shire.
(Theme: Markets,Crafts)
Theatre & Shows Event: SPECTRETOWN, a new Doric play inspired by the bothy ballads of the North East.SPECTRETOWN, a new Doric play inspired by the bothy ballads of the North East.
From 05 Sep 2015 To 07 Sep 2015(Monday, Saturday and Sunday)
Stoirm Òg, in co-production with Cumbernauld Theatre, present SPECTRETOWN, written by Elspeth Turner and directed by Matthew Lenton.
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Performing Arts)
Health Event: Positive LivingPositive Living
On 06 Sep 2015(Sunday Only)
Learn how your mind really works and how we can steer our thoughts to control how we feel and to make better choices.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
Senior Citizens/50+ Event: Putting the Positive into DementiaPutting the Positive into Dementia
On 07 Sep 2015
Join Aberdeen City Libraries and dementia researcher and writer John Killick to celebrate the strengths and insights of people living with dementia.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Senior Citizens/50+,)
Dance Event: Aberdeen Kilt Kickers American Square Dance ClubAberdeen Kilt Kickers American Square Dance Club
From 07 Sep 2015 To 14 Sep 2015(Monday Only)
Open Night to introduce new-comers
(Theme: Dance,Workshops & Courses)
Environment Event: TechFest Opening Night
Faulty Communications: Why Earthquake Science is Failing At-Risk Communities.TechFest Opening Night Faulty Communications: Why Earthquake Science is Failing At-Risk Communities.
On 11 Sep 2015(Friday Only)
Professor Iain Stewart from Plymouth University talks about how to translate our scientific understanding of the earthquake hazard into effective preparedness and improved safety on the ground.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Environment)
Guided Walks/Tours Event: Doors Open Day - Aberdeen Central LibraryDoors Open Day - Aberdeen Central Library
On 12 Sep 2015
Find out more about the history and architecture of Aberdeen Central Library during free tours for Doors Open Day.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Heritage,)
Films Event: Hollywood ScienceHollywood Science
On 21 Sep 2015(Monday Only)
Based on the BBC/Open University TV series Hollywood Science Dr Jonathan Hare of the University of Sussex looks at the science behind those blockbuster movies.
(Theme: Films,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Media Event: SocialMediaScienceSocialMediaScience
On 22 Sep 2015(Tuesday Only)
Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram, blogs, frappe, cyber-bullying and sexting. Over the past decade the social life of teens has moved online.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Media)
Exhibitions Event: Scottish Home ShowScottish Home Show
From 25 Sep 2015 To 27 Sep 2015(Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
The largest new homes and DIY show in North Scotland!
(Theme: Exhibitions)
Music Event: Nicholas McDonaldNicholas McDonald
On 26 Sep 2015(Saturday Only)
Live Performance and Meet and Greet.
(Theme: Music,)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Saturday Night live Singers After Dinner Service
Saturday Night live Singers After Dinner Service
From 04 Jul 2015 To 29 Aug 2015 (Saturday Only)
Saturday Night we help our patrons unwind after 10pm with live Singers with our After Dinner drinks Service and sometimes on a Friday too!
(Theme: Music,Performing Arts)
 Event: Marie Curie Walk To Remember
Marie Curie Walk To Remember
On 29 Aug 2015 (Saturday Only)
Marie Curie is encouraging people in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to get together with friends and family and walk 10k around Hazlehead Park on Saturday 29th August to raise money for people living with a terminal illness.
(Theme: Fundraising)
 Event: Fossils & Funny Bones
Fossils & Funny Bones
From 18 Jun 2015 To 30 Aug 2015 (Everyday)
This Summer stomp in the footsteps of GIANTS with our multi-sensory exhibition ‘Fossils and Funny Bones’!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Young People)
 Event: MBC Festival (Milltimber, Bieldside and Cults)
MBC Festival (Milltimber, Bieldside and Cults)
From 20 Aug 2015 To 30 Aug 2015 (Everyday)
A range of "Come and Try" and entertainment events being run in the Cults, Bieldside and Milltimber area.
(Theme: Performing Arts,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Aberdeen International Street Market
Aberdeen International Street Market
From 27 Aug 2015 To 30 Aug 2015 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
A Taste of the Continent! Around 70 stalls, with food, arts, crafts, textiles and much more from around Europe.
(Theme: Markets,)
 Event: Castlegate Theatre School.
Castlegate Theatre School.
From 10 Sep 2014 To 01 Sep 2015 (Wednesday Only)
Musical Theatre for 8 - 16 year olds.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Business Boosters - First Steps to Exporting
Business Boosters - First Steps to Exporting
On 01 Sep 2015 (Tuesday Only)
Export has always been misunderstood and underutilised by a lot of Scottish businesses due to some of the inherent difficulties of the process.
(Theme: Business)
 Event: Danestone Congregational Church Autumn Fayre
Danestone Congregational Church Autumn Fayre
On 05 Sep 2015 (Saturday Only)
Autumn Fayre
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Meditation Made Easy
Meditation Made Easy
On 07 Sep 2015 (Monday Only)
This introductory course over four evening sessions shares basic Raja Yoga philosophy which helps to settle our thoughts so that we can then become focused and peaceful.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
 Event: Meditation Made Easy
Meditation Made Easy
On 07 Sep 2015 (Monday Only)
This introductory course over four sessions shares basic Raja Yoga philosophy which helps to settle our thoughts so that we can then become focused and peaceful.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
 Event: Matt Wilson 'Ten Isles'
Matt Wilson 'Ten Isles'
From 22 Aug 2015 To 08 Sep 2015 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Lithographs, digital prints and screenprints by an award winning artist Matt Wilson.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
 Event: An Introduction to Family History
An Introduction to Family History
On 09 Sep 2015
Learn more about family history resources and discover tips and techniques for getting the most out of them at this free workshop led by Aberdeen City Libraries' Local Studies team.
(Theme: Heritage,Workshops & Courses,)
 Event: Westburn & Victoria Park - Urban Orienteering!
Westburn & Victoria Park - Urban Orienteering!
On 09 Sep 2015 (Wednesday Only)
Gramp Orienteers Wednesday Evening Urban Series Event
(Theme: Sport & Games)
 Event: Business Boosters - “Explore new opportunities, increase visibility to potential buyers, streamline pre-qualification”
Business Boosters - “Explore new opportunities, increase visibility to potential buyers, streamline pre-qualification”
On 09 Sep 2015 (Wednesday Only)
Overview of current buyer trends in the local market Update on Achilles FPAL services: New Buyers, Updated Pilot Forward Workplans
(Theme: Business)
 Event: How It All Began: The Story Behind The Brand
How It All Began: The Story Behind The Brand
On 10 Sep 2015
Discover the story behind your favourite brands at this free event with Aberdeen City Libraries
(Theme: Business,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
 Event: Gray's School of Art, Short Course EXTRA
4 Day: Figure Drawing School
Gray's School of Art, Short Course EXTRA 4 Day: Figure Drawing School
From 07 Sep 2015 To 10 Sep 2015 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
A new Short Course Extra opportunity to spend 4 days of concentrated study, working from the human form in the drawing studios of Gray’s School of Art.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Visual Arts)
 Event: Aberdeen Kilt Kickers American Square Dance Club
Aberdeen Kilt Kickers American Square Dance Club
From 07 Sep 2015 To 14 Sep 2015 (Monday Only)
Open night to introduce new-comers
(Theme: Dance,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism
Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism
From 02 Sep 2015 To 16 Sep 2015 (Wednesday Only)
An introduction to basic Buddhist meditation and the ideas behind it.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses)
 Event: The Far North: Frozen Stars, Shifting Ice and the Silence Beyond
The Far North: Frozen Stars, Shifting Ice and the Silence Beyond
From 03 Apr 2015 To 20 Sep 2015 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Our new exhibition in the University Library Gallery explores the idea of the The Far North through contemporary art and music, historical artefacts and written words.
(Theme: Heritage,Visual Arts)
 Event: City Centre Women's Heritage Walk
City Centre Women's Heritage Walk
From 26 Jul 2015 To 23 Sep 2015 (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday)
You'll hear some great stories about some remarkable women who had some wonderful achievements and contributions to our city. Many of these women were truly pioneers.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours)

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