How can we help you...

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

Children & Family-Friendly Event: Summer Reading Challenge 2017 - Animal Agents at Airyhall LibrarySummer Reading Challenge 2017 - Animal Agents at Airyhall Library
On 27 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,)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: Manuel Magrini (Italy) & Heriot Watt Jazz GroupManuel Magrini (Italy) & Heriot Watt Jazz Group
On 27 Jul 2017(Thursday Only)
Jazz piano from Italy and big band music from Scotland.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Music)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: Deepening my Faith and CompassionDeepening my Faith and Compassion
On 28 Jul 2017(Friday Only)
An opportunity to explore how obstacles can make me stronger and more giving as a person.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Health)
Theatre & Shows Event: Theatre Double-Bill: Collision (UK) and Dramatic Troop for Artistic Creation (Morocco)Theatre Double-Bill: Collision (UK) and Dramatic Troop for Artistic Creation (Morocco)
On 29 Jul 2017(Saturday Only)
Two of Aberdeen International Youth Festival's theatre groups present their shows in Aberdeen's very own Lemon Tree.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Theatre & Shows)
Visual Arts Event: Anna Shirron ‘Incidental Interiors’ creative workshopsAnna Shirron ‘Incidental Interiors’ creative workshops
On 29 Jul 2017(Saturday Only)
‘Incidental Interiors’ Anna Shirron will be running 2 workshops on Saturday 29th July in The Suttie Arts Space, ARI.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Visual Arts)
Performing Arts Event: Micky Barlett at Breakneck comedyMicky Barlett at Breakneck comedy
On 29 Jul 2017(Saturday Only)
Aberdeen premier comedy club
(Theme: Performing Arts)
Sport & Games Event: GCRD host Scottish Sevens TournamentGCRD host Scottish Sevens Tournament
On 29 Jul 2017(Saturday Only)
Granite City Roller Derby will be hosting a Sevens tournament of Scottish proportions.
(Theme: Sport & Games,Sport & Games)
Education Event: IET Open Day 2017IET Open Day 2017
On 29 Jul 2017(Saturday Only)
Delve deeper into the wonders of engineering by meeting local engineers, attending exciting presentations and trying out hands on activities.
(Theme: Education,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Exhibitions Event: 4TG Game Con 20174TG Game Con 2017
From 29 Jul 2017 To 30 Jul 2017(Weekend Only)
4TG Game Con 2017, The North East of Scotland's largest Gaming Expo!
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Storytelling Event: Library Bear's Picnic (Kaimhill)Library Bear's Picnic (Kaimhill)
On 31 Jul 2017(Monday Only)
Come along to Kaimhill Library where Library Bear will be helping them celebrate 125 years of the Central Library.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
Business Event: Power up your business!Power up your business!
On 31 Jul 2017(Wednesday Only)
Free interactive workshop. Discover how to take the best advantage of your free access to our premium business eResources.
(Theme: Business,Workshops & Courses,)
Fundraising Event: Walking the West Highland Way 2017Walking the West Highland Way 2017
From 01 Aug 2017 To 08 Aug 2017(Tuesday Only)
We are organising this event called "Walking the West Highland Way 2017", in order to raise awareness of what we do and for whom, and of course to raise funds to continue providing the activities to those individuals and further the charity aims.
(Theme: Fundraising,Countryside)
Crafts Event: Creators' Club Taster Session (Bridge of Don)Creators' Club Taster Session (Bridge of Don)
On 01 Aug 2017
Come along to Bridge of Don Library to celebrate 125 years of the Central Library.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Crafts,)
Dance Event: Encore's Rock 'N' Roll American Circus (USA)Encore's Rock 'N' Roll American Circus (USA)
On 01 Aug 2017(Tuesday Only)
Talented dance group from California perform as part of the Aberdeen International Youth Festival.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Dance)
Guided Walks/Tours Event: Curator’s Tours of ‘Incidental Interiors’Curator’s Tours of ‘Incidental Interiors’
On 02 Aug 2017(Wednesday Only)
an alternative tour of the hospital, using Rachel Barron’s unique map, made for the exhibition ‘Incidental Interiors’.
(Theme: Visual Arts,Guided Walks/Tours)
Heritage Event: Tor Na Coille Whisky ClubTor Na Coille Whisky Club
On 04 Aug 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)
Written Word Event: David Northcroft: Grampian LivesDavid Northcroft: Grampian Lives
On 09 Aug 2017
Over the last 16 years David Northcroft has been engaged on a personal oral history project: to investigate 20th century everyday life in the North east of Scotland. To date he has conducted some 500 face to face interviews with a wide range of people, ga
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Written Word,)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Summer Reading Challenge 2017 - Animal Agents at Kaimhill Library
Summer Reading Challenge 2017 - Animal Agents at Kaimhill Library
On 28 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,)
 Event: The Wizards Banquet
The Wizards Banquet
From 23 Jun 2017 To 28 Jul 2017 (Friday Only)
Wands at the ready! Missed out on your letter to wizard school? We have the next best thing - The Wizard's Banquet. Over 18's only.
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: Up Close & Musical: Amy Birse
Up Close & Musical: Amy Birse
On 28 Jul 2017 (Friday Only)
The 2017 Grampian Youth Orchestra's Concerto Competition winner plays a solo concert as part of AIYF.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Music)
 Event: Mitchell School of Drama: Comedy of Errors
Mitchell School of Drama: Comedy of Errors
From 26 Jul 2017 To 28 Jul 2017 (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
William Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors is given a new contemporary make-over in the hands of this Inverurie young people's theatre company.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Theatre & Shows)
 Event: Garthdee International Gala
Garthdee International Gala
On 28 Jul 2017 (Friday Only)
Aberdeen International Youth Festival brings its annual gala to Garthdee for the 2017 festival.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Music)
 Event: Up Close & Musical: Performers from Aberdeen and North East Music Festival
Up Close & Musical: Performers from Aberdeen and North East Music Festival
On 29 Jul 2017 (Saturday Only)
The collaboration between two key Aberdeen music festivals comes together for a morning concert not to be missed!
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Music)
 Event: AIYF Festival In The City
AIYF Festival In The City
On 29 Jul 2017 (Saturday Only)
Aberdeen International Youth Festival showcases the groups of 2017 in locations all around Aberdeen's City Centre. Free and fun for all the family!
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Performing Arts)
 Event: Theatre Double-Bill: Collision (UK) and Variant (Ukraine)
Theatre Double-Bill: Collision (UK) and Variant (Ukraine)
On 29 Jul 2017 (Saturday Only)
Two of Aberdeen International Youth Festival's theatre groups present their shows in Aberdeen's very own Lemon Tree.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Theatre & Shows,)
 Event: Up Close & Musical: Ross Cumming
Up Close & Musical: Ross Cumming
On 29 Jul 2017 (Saturday Only)
The University of Aberdeen's Ogston Prize Winner for 2017 performs his own concert as part of the Aberdeen International Youth Festival.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Music)
 Event: La Inestable 21 Theatre Company (Spain): Q
La Inestable 21 Theatre Company (Spain): Q
On 29 Jul 2017 (Saturday Only)
Aberdeen International Youth Festival presents the talented La Inestable from Spain.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Theatre & Shows)
 Event: The Dorothy Brown Memorial Concert 2017
The Dorothy Brown Memorial Concert 2017
On 29 Jul 2017 (Saturday Only)
This memorial Classical Music concert highlights and showcases the best emerging young talent in the UK.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Music)
 Event: Extended Festival: Ricciotti Ensemble (The Netherlands)
Extended Festival: Ricciotti Ensemble (The Netherlands)
On 29 Jul 2017 (Saturday Only)
This Dutch Orchestra bring a high level of musicianship to many non-venue settings in informal pop-up performances with the aim of bringing classical music to places it isn't normally heard.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Music)
 Event: "Gan the messages"
"Gan the messages"
From 03 Jul 2017 To 29 Jul 2017
Come visit Mastrick library to celebrate 125 years of the Central Library.
(Theme: Exhibitions,)
 Event: Jaguar Classic Show at Drum Castle
Jaguar Classic Show at Drum Castle
On 30 Jul 2017 (Sunday Only)
The annual Jaguar Classic Show returns to the National Trust for Scotland’s Drum Castle for the eighteenth time this July
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
 Event: Open Day @ Warehouse Health Club
Open Day @ Warehouse Health Club
On 30 Jul 2017 (Sunday Only)
FREE Events!
(Theme: Sport & Games,Health)
 Event: The Chinese State Circus - Dynasty
The Chinese State Circus - Dynasty
From 14 Jul 2017 To 30 Jul 2017 (Everyday)
The internationally acclaimed Chinese State Circus is coming back, returning to its roots in an innovatively spectacular new production – “DYNASTY”.
(Theme: Performing Arts,Theatre & Shows)
 Event: Concert featuring AIYF Ensemble
Concert featuring AIYF Ensemble
On 30 Jul 2017 (Sunday Only)
The AIYF Ensemble have been brought together from some of the UK's leading conservatoires and feature some of the most exciting new voices in the country.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Music)
 Event: Aberdeen Mela One World Day
Aberdeen Mela One World Day
On 30 Jul 2017 (Sunday Only)
Thousands of people united for one day to celebrate the cultural DIVERSITY of the WORLD in Aberdeen. World Music, Dance, Theatre, Food, Crafts, and much more. 30th of July at Westburn Park.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Music)
 Event: Up Close & Musical: Turquoise Duo
Up Close & Musical: Turquoise Duo
On 30 Jul 2017 (Sunday Only)
Royal Conservatoire students collaborate to bring a musical flair as part of Aberdeen International Youth Festival.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Music)
 Event: La Inestable 21 Theatre Company (Spain): Q
La Inestable 21 Theatre Company (Spain): Q
On 30 Jul 2017 (Sunday Only)
Aberdeen International Youth Festival presents La Inestable from Spain.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Theatre & Shows)

Content Related Links

Search What's On

 Click Here to Pick up From Date
 Click here to pick up To Date



Related Information

  RSS Feeds of What's On in Aberdeen

Useful Links