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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

Children & Family-Friendly Event: Explore Learning Literacy Workshops.Explore Learning Literacy Workshops.
On 20 Oct 2014(Monday Only)
Fun packed literacy workshops for kids using popular children's books including Harry Potter, Horrid Henry and the Gruffalo!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Education)
Dance Event: Dance Taster Session.Dance Taster Session.
On 20 Oct 2014(Monday Only)
A Dance Taster session run by Create Aberdeen for Adults aged 16+ with a Learning Disability.
(Theme: Dance)
Performing Arts Event: Drama Taster Session.Drama Taster Session.
On 20 Oct 2014(Monday Only)
A Drama Taster session run by Create Aberdeen for Adults aged 16+ with a Learning Disability.
(Theme: Performing Arts,Visual Arts)
Sport & Games Event: Boccia Taster Session.Boccia Taster Session.
On 20 Oct 2014(Monday Only)
Boccia Taster Session run by Aberdeen Sports Village for all ages and abilities.
(Theme: Sport & Games)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences 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)
Music 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)
Films 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)
Fundraising 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)
Health 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)
Environment 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)
Business 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)
Workshops & Courses 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)
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)
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)
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)
Exhibitions Event: Lily & Mim – A Department Store 
A new art exhibition in the form of a‘Department Store’.
Lily & Mim – A Department Store A new art exhibition in the form of a‘Department Store’.
From 01 Nov 2014 To 23 Nov 2014(Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
“Everything and more than you wanted…”
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
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)
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)
Countryside Event: Culter Hillwalking Club Monday Walk Oct 20th.Culter Hillwalking Club Monday Walk Oct 20th.
On 20 Nov 2014(Thursday Only)
A circular walk from Bellabeg, Strathdon focussed on Green Hill and covering 15km and 300m vertical ascent.
(Theme: Countryside,Environment)
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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)
 Event: Dance Taster Session
Dance 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)
 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)
 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)
 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: ONE Community Conference.
ONE Community Conference.
On 24 Oct 2014 (Friday Only)
A conference themed around community capacity building & citizenship.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 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)
 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: 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)
 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,)
 Event: Glasgow Phoenix Choir charity Concert.
Glasgow Phoenix Choir charity Concert.
On 25 Oct 2014 (Saturday Only)
The Glasgow Phoenix Choir is delighted to be performing a concert to raise funds for local charities in St Machar’s Cathedral, Aberdeen.
(Theme: Music,Fundraising)

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