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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

Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: SHMU Multi-Ethnic Recording ProjectSHMU Multi-Ethnic Recording Project
On 27 Jan 2015(Tuesday Only)
A lecture from Simon Gall, Station House Media Unit
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Business Event: Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Conference 2015Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Conference 2015
On 28 Jan 2015(Wednesday Only)
Tourism businesses from across the north east of Scotland are invited to attend the Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Conference 2015, held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on 28 January.
(Theme: Business)
Crafts Event: Captured Bead BraceletCaptured Bead Bracelet
On 29 Jan 2015(Thursday Only)
Beginners chainmaille weave jewellery making workshop
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
Music Event: Jazz at the Blue Lamp - LAURA JURD SEPTETJazz at the Blue Lamp - LAURA JURD SEPTET
On 29 Jan 2015(Thursday Only)
Laura Jurd returns to the Blue Lamp after a stunning performance here in 2013. She brings her septet to launch her latest album "Human Spirit", a series of songs commissioned for the 2013 London Jazz Festival.
(Theme: Music)
Heritage Event: Aberdeen Skeptics in the Pub: Uncovering our Medieval Aberdonian AncestorsAberdeen Skeptics in the Pub: Uncovering our Medieval Aberdonian Ancestors
On 29 Jan 2015(Thursday Only)
The Skeletal Remains from St. Nicholas Kirk, Aberdeen
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Heritage)
Health Event: Breathing Space Day 2015Breathing Space Day 2015
On 30 Jan 2015
In the run up to Breathing Space Day, Aberdeen City Libraries will welcome NHS Health Improvement Officer David Alexander to the Central Library to talk about the Breathing Space service and the importance of opening up when you feel down.
(Theme: Health,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: Aberdeen Gaelic Club Coffee afternoonAberdeen Gaelic Club Coffee afternoon
On 31 Jan 2015(Saturday Only)
Aberdeen Gaelic Club Coffee afternoon
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Senior Citizens/50+)
Countryside Event: Culter Hillwalking Club Sunday Walk February 1stCulter Hillwalking Club Sunday Walk February 1st
On 01 Feb 2015(Sunday Only)
Strathfinella, near Auchnblae a circular walk, Distance 17k, Ascent 650 metres, OS map 45
(Theme: Countryside,Environment)
Fundraising Event: Charity Swap Shop and range of Pop-Up StallsCharity Swap Shop and range of Pop-Up Stalls
On 04 Feb 2015(Wednesday Only)
An evening of swapping and shopping, fuelled by bubbly and buffet!
(Theme: Fundraising,Markets)
Theatre & Shows Event: Brass band hootenanny. An evening of fantastic music to raise funds for a children's playparkBrass band hootenanny. An evening of fantastic music to raise funds for a children's playpark
On 07 Feb 2015(Saturday Only)
A wonderful concert comprising music celebrating Scotland and beyond.
(Theme: Music,Theatre & Shows)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: Vintage Valentine FairVintage Valentine Fair
On 07 Feb 2015(Saturday Only)
Exhibits Aberdeen present a taste of Vintage and Vintage Inspired....
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Markets)
Education Event: Gaelic language day courseGaelic language day course
On 07 Feb 2015(Saturday Only)
Gaelic language day course for beginners and improvers
(Theme: Education,Workshops & Courses)
Films Event: Film Nights With connected babyFilm Nights With connected baby
On 20 Feb 2015(Tuesday Only)
Free film screening of 'the connected baby', a film looking at attachment and connection in babies. Ideal viewing for parents, students, nursery nurses, heathcare workers and anybody interested in how we connect as humans.
(Theme: Films,Children & Family-Friendly)
Performing Arts Event: Clean Water Gala 2015Clean Water Gala 2015
On 28 Feb 2015(Saturday Only)
The Aqua Initiative Clean Water Gala works to raise awareness and funds for those without access to clean water and sanitation.
(Theme: Fundraising,Performing Arts,)
Exhibitions Event: Vintage Wedding ShowVintage Wedding Show
On 01 Mar 2015(Sunday Only)
The Vintage Wedding Show is Scotland's boutique wedding event for the bride searching for good quality, originality and style.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: OPEN NIGHT!  WE ARE RECRUITING ! Come along and meet The Aberdeen Chorus of Sweet Adelines.
OPEN NIGHT! WE ARE RECRUITING ! Come along and meet The Aberdeen Chorus of Sweet Adelines.
On 26 Jan 2015 (Monday Only)
Ladies, if you want to give 2015 a really positive start, we've got a place for you! Come and join the fun with this Introduction to 4 part singing. There is no need to be able to read music, but you do need to enjoy singing and hold a tune.
(Theme: Music,Performing Arts)
 Event: Breathing Space Day 2015
Breathing Space Day 2015
On 26 Jan 2015
In the run up to Breathing Space Day, Aberdeen City Libraries will welcome NHS Health Improvement Officer David Alexander to the Central Library to talk about the Breathing Space service and the importance of opening up when you feel down.
(Theme: Health,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
 Event: Business Boosters
Business Boosters
On 28 Jan 2015 (Tuesday Only)
“Online Marketing – What Works"
(Theme: Business,)
 Event: Captured Bead Bracelet
Captured Bead Bracelet
On 29 Jan 2015 (Thursday Only)
Learn a chain maille weave to make this beautiful bracelet
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Silver City Surfers' Cummings Park Sessions
Silver City Surfers' Cummings Park Sessions
From 30 Jan 2014 To 29 Jan 2015 (Thursday Only)
Free coffee and computing for over 55's new to laptops, iPads, Internet. Calm, quiet and cosy room in Cummings Park Community Flat. No. 12 or 13 bus. 122 Cummings Park Drive. 11-1
(Theme: Senior Citizens/50+,Education)
 Event: Beaded Kumihimo
Beaded Kumihimo
On 31 Jan 2015 (Saturday Only)
Kumihimo braiding taken one step further in this workshop from Bead Pop.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Creatures of Power in Iron Age and Early Medieval Scandinavia
Creatures of Power in Iron Age and Early Medieval Scandinavia
On 31 Jan 2015 (Saturday Only)
Public talk by Professor Kristina Jennbert (University of Lund, Sweden)
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Heritage)
 Event: Circling the Midnight Sun - an illustrated talk by James Raffan
Circling the Midnight Sun - an illustrated talk by James Raffan
On 02 Feb 2015 (Monday Only)
An Illustrated Talk by an Expert in the Canadian Arctic, presented by the Royal Scottish Geographic Society and Aberdeen University.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Countryside)
 Event: Meet the Buyer – Aberdeenshire Council
Meet the Buyer – Aberdeenshire Council
On 03 Feb 2015 (Tuesday Only)
This event is aimed at Companies who may be interested in competing for the provision of goods and services relating to construction projects, commissioned by Aberdeenshire Council.
(Theme: Business)
 Event: Business Workshop at the Central Library
Business Workshop at the Central Library
On 04 Feb 2015
Find your target market using online premium business resources, free with library membership.
(Theme: Business,Workshops & Courses,)
 Event: Jazz at the Blue Lamp - JIM MULLEN ORGAN TRIO
Jazz at the Blue Lamp - JIM MULLEN ORGAN TRIO
On 05 Feb 2015 (Thursday Only)
The Jim Mullen Organ Trio bring together three of the leading jazz exponents in the UK. Led by legendary Jazz Guitar Uber Statesman Jim Mullen, with Mike Gorman on organ and Matt Skelton on drums.
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Brass Band Hootenanny
Brass Band Hootenanny
On 07 Feb 2015 (Saturday Only)
Music Celebrating Scotland and Beyond. In aid of Inchgarth Community Centre Playpark
(Theme: Music,Fundraising)
 Event: Simple Cabochon Wrap
Simple Cabochon Wrap
On 07 Feb 2015 (Saturday Only)
Learn to wire wrap flat stone pieces in this jewellery making workshop to make them into wearable pendants.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Beginners jewellery making
Beginners jewellery making
On 07 Feb 2015 (Saturday Only)
A great introduction to a variety of jewellery making techniques brought to you from Bead Pop.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Code The City 3 – Hack Community Information
Code The City 3 – Hack Community Information
From 07 Feb 2015 To 08 Feb 2015 (Weekend Only)
Following on from the success of the two events we ran in 2014, we now invite you to get involved in the first of 2015.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Education)
 Event: Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Northfield.
Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Northfield.
From 29 Sep 2014 To 23 Feb 2015 (Monday Only)
'Connect' a visual art and textile project for adults with artist Linsay Macdonald
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Crafts)
 Event: Lift: arts and wellbeing project in the City Centre.
Lift: arts and wellbeing project in the City Centre.
From 30 Sep 2014 To 24 Feb 2015 (Tuesday Only)
Upstream / Downstream art inspired by nature with artist Kevin Andrew Morris
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Crafts)
 Event: Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Seaton.
Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Seaton.
From 01 Oct 2014 To 25 Feb 2015 (Wednesday Only)
'Connect' a visual art and textile project for adults with artist Linsay Macdonald
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Crafts)
 Event: Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Tillydrone.
Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Tillydrone.
From 01 Oct 2014 To 25 Feb 2015 (Wednesday Only)
'A Community Singing Project' with musician Abi Sinar.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Music)
 Event: Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Cummings Park.
Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Cummings Park.
From 01 Oct 2014 To 25 Feb 2015 (Wednesday Only)
A Community Singing Project' with musician Abi Sinar.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Music)

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