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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

Business Event: British Heart Foundation VOLUNTEER OPEN DAYBritish Heart Foundation VOLUNTEER OPEN DAY
On 23 Aug 2017(Wednesday Only)
Wednesday 23rd August 2017 11:00am - 2pm British Heart Foundation at 202 Union Street, Aberdeen are holding an open day to recruit new volunteers, with information and refreshments on offer.
(Theme: Business)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: Cafe Scientifique - Health and the disposable cave man: understanding disease using evolutionCafe Scientifique - Health and the disposable cave man: understanding disease using evolution
On 23 Aug 2017(Wednesday Only)
Aberdeen University’s Cafe Sci series takes place monthly with all events free to attend. No booking is required, places are allocated on a first-come basis. All events are pitched at a very accessible level and give ample time for audience questions
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Workshops & Courses Event: Old news, gateway to new knowledgeOld news, gateway to new knowledge
On 23 Aug 2017(Wednesday Only)
Do you want to learn more about your family or your local history? Are you curious to discover new ways to explore your past? Join our Local Studies team at these free and entertaining workshops, specially designed to meet your needs!
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,)
Exhibitions Event: Gray's School of Art - Contextualized Practice Final Show 2017Gray's School of Art - Contextualized Practice Final Show 2017
From 25 Aug 2017 To 08 Sep 2017(Everyday)
End of year show for Full and Part-Time MA Art students.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
Education Event: A Gordon for Me - The Gordon Highlanders in WWIA Gordon for Me - The Gordon Highlanders in WWI
On 26 Aug 2017(Saturday Only)
Commemorate the brave men of the Gordons and their role in World War I.
(Theme: Heritage,Education)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: Additional Support Needs Summer BBQAdditional Support Needs Summer BBQ
On 26 Aug 2017(Saturday Only)
A family fun day around those who 'get it'
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
Performing Arts Event: Paul Pirie at Breakneck comedyPaul Pirie at Breakneck comedy
On 26 Aug 2017(Saturday Only)
Aberdeen premier comedy club
(Theme: Performing Arts)
Fundraising Event: Celebrate AberdeenCelebrate Aberdeen
From 26 Aug 2017 To 27 Aug 2017(Weekend Only)
Organised by a team of volunteers, Celebrate Aberdeen is a unique celebration which has been held in the city every summer since 2011.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fundraising,)
Sport & Games Event: Great Aberdeen RunGreat Aberdeen Run
On 27 Aug 2017
An exciting new running event taking in many of Aberdeen's iconic landmarks.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Sport & Games,)
Theatre & Shows Event: The TrickeryThe Trickery
On 01 Sep 2017(Friday Only)
Aberdeen's premier Cabaret night.
(Theme: Performing Arts,Theatre & Shows)
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)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: Spirit of Speyside: DistilledSpirit of Speyside: Distilled
From 01 Sep 2017 To 02 Sep 2017(Friday and Saturday)
Glasses are being raised for the return of Spirit of Speyside: Distilled – a celebration of the region’s favourite drams with a dash of food, gin and beer added for good measure.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Written Word Event: Douglas Jackson Author Talk at Airyhall LibraryDouglas Jackson Author Talk at Airyhall Library
On 09 Sep 2017
Author Douglas Jackson will talk about his work including Glory Of Rome, the eighth Gaius Valerius Verrens adventure, and the Battle of Mons Graupius between the Romans and the Caledonians.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Written Word,)
Countryside Event: CLAN at the CastleCLAN at the Castle
On 10 Sep 2017(Sunday Only)
CLAN at the Castle is a sponsored walk & fun day at Crathes Castle on Sunday 10th September, to raise funds and awareness for CLAN Cancer Support
(Theme: Fundraising,Countryside)
Environment Event: Beach Clean at Aberdeen City BeachBeach Clean at Aberdeen City Beach
On 16 Sep 2017(Saturday Only)
Please volunteer and participate in the UK Great British beach clean event at your local Aberdeen beach, organised by the Marine Conservation Society
(Theme: Environment,Countryside)
Health Event: Summerland Trust Open DaySummerland Trust Open Day
On 23 Sep 2017(Saturday Only)
The Summerland Trust is a registered charity who provides opportunities to experience building on their spiritual development.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
Music Event: Boy George Night - The Celebratory ImpersonatorBoy George Night - The Celebratory Impersonator
On 28 Oct 2017(Saturday Only)
Boy George tribute act and dinner show
(Theme: Music,Theatre & Shows)
Dance Event: Studio-202  Aerial ExtravaganzaStudio-202 Aerial Extravaganza
On 05 Nov 2017(Sunday Only)
We are a small aerial arts school based in Aberdeen. We are putting on our first showcase, with our students and instructors performing. Many of which will be their first time ever!
(Theme: Dance)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Catherine Redgate: Open Night & Exhibition
Catherine Redgate: Open Night & Exhibition
From 13 Jul 2017 To 23 Aug 2017 (Weekdays Only)
Join us for the open night of Catherine Redgate's work: Thursday 13th July 6.30pm - 8pm
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fundraising)
 Event: Graphic novel workshop with Tom Foster
Graphic novel workshop with Tom Foster
On 26 Aug 2017 (Saturday Only)
Come Visit Tillydrone Library for this Graphic novel Workshop to celebrate 125 years of the Central Library
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,)
 Event: Scot Free Tours: Crime Pays Tour
Scot Free Tours: Crime Pays Tour
From 29 Apr 2017 To 26 Aug 2017 (Saturday Only)
Tales from the darkest annals of Aberdeen's history.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Heritage,)
 Event: Scot Free Tours: Free Walking Tour
Scot Free Tours: Free Walking Tour
From 01 Apr 2017 To 27 Aug 2017 (Weekend Only)
Learn about Aberdeen's history and colourful characters, from pirates to Lord Byron, in this free one and a half hour walking tour.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Heritage,)
 Event: Auchtavan a Ferm Toun Open Day.
Auchtavan a Ferm Toun Open Day.
On 27 Aug 2017 (Sunday Only)
Join us for a walk to the old ferm toun of Auchtavan and learn about life in a traditional small community in the Highlands. Have a look inside the cottage, the horsemill and the Queen Mother’s Victorian picnic cottage.
(Theme: Heritage)
 Event: Gut reactions: the role of diet and gut bacteria in health and disease
Gut reactions: the role of diet and gut bacteria in health and disease
On 28 Aug 2017 (Monday Only)
Join us for our next health talk with Dr Alan Walker of the Rowett Institute to explore the relationship between the microbes in our gut and our overall health and wellbeing.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
 Event: Scottish Country Summer Social Dances
Scottish Country Summer Social Dances
From 03 May 2017 To 30 Aug 2017 (Wednesday Only)
Informal social dancing with live music, run by Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. Open to all but not suitable for complete beginners.
(Theme: Dance)
 Event: Fish, friars and other food stories from medieval Aberdeen
Fish, friars and other food stories from medieval Aberdeen
On 30 Aug 2017 (Wednesday Only)
A talk exploring the latest work on archaeology and diet in medieval Aberdeen.
(Theme: Heritage,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Seize the Summer with Explore Learning!
Seize the Summer with Explore Learning!
From 14 Jul 2017 To 31 Aug 2017 (Everyday)
Join us for a head start to becoming a fearless learner in the summer and beyond! Join today and save on your first three months. Book a free trial and come and visit us!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Education)
 Event: Neil Dougan at Breakneck comedy
Neil Dougan at Breakneck comedy
On 02 Sep 2017 (Saturday Only)
Aberdeen premier comedy club
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: Open Business Days with NYBizDb
Open Business Days with NYBizDb
From 02 Sep 2017 To 03 Sep 2017 (Weekend Only)
Come meet us at our headquaters to learn more about our company and the technology we use.
(Theme: Business)
 Event: Shazam Theatre Company SCIO
Shazam Theatre Company SCIO
From 03 Sep 2016 To 03 Sep 2017 (Monday, Wednesday and Saturday)
Theatre company for 8-30 year olds.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Theatre & Shows)
 Event: Alzheimer Scotland Garden Party
Alzheimer Scotland Garden Party
On 03 Sep 2017 (Sunday Only)
Garden Party in the beautiful grounds of Grandhome Estate
(Theme: Fundraising,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
 Event: Say It Ain't Sew
Say It Ain't Sew
From 07 Sep 2016 To 06 Sep 2017 (Wednesday Only)
A free sewing and craft class, open to all, every Wednesday from 6:30pm in BrewDog Gallowgate.
(Theme: Crafts,Education,)
 Event: MBC Festival 2017
MBC Festival 2017
From 24 Aug 2017 To 15 Sep 2017 (Everyday)
Four weeks of events designed to celebrate the communities of Milltimber, Bieldside and Cults.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
 Event: Speaking Out - Recalling Women’s Aid in Scotland: a touring exhibition on the history of women’s aid in Scotland
Speaking Out - Recalling Women’s Aid in Scotland: a touring exhibition on the history of women’s aid in Scotland
From 21 Aug 2017 To 16 Sep 2017 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
An audio visual exhibition on the history of women's aid in Scotland curated by Scottish Women's Aid.
(Theme: Heritage,Exhibitions,)
 Event: My Journey
My Journey
From 24 Aug 2017 To 21 Sep 2017 (Everyday)
An exhibition from the participants of the Healthy Minds Art Groups.
(Theme: Exhibitions)
 Event: Kirk Coffee
Kirk Coffee
From 09 Jun 2017 To 29 Sep 2017 (Friday Only)
Tea, coffee and light refreshments at the Kirk of St Nicholas Uniting, Aberdeen.
(Theme: Fundraising,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Chronicles of Cove
Chronicles of Cove
From 21 Aug 2017 To 30 Sep 2017
Come visit Cove Library to celebrate 125 years of the Central Library.
(Theme: Exhibitions,)
 Event: THE GATEWAY TO THE NORTH: ABERDEEN HARBOUR 1136-1660
THE GATEWAY TO THE NORTH: ABERDEEN HARBOUR 1136-1660
From 10 Sep 2016 To 30 Sep 2017 (Everyday)
This new display presents the early history of Aberdeen Harbour.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Heritage,)

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