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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: Family Fun DayFamily Fun Day
On 23 Aug 2014(Saturday Only)
Fun Day for all the Family on Saturday 23rd August 2014 at Sheddocksley Baptist Church, Aberdeen - Behind Curling Rink
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
Crafts Event: Kumihimo SpiralKumihimo Spiral
On 23 Aug 2014(Saturday Only)
Jewellery making class at Bead Pop in Aberdeen.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
Performing Arts Event: Breakneck ComedyBreakneck Comedy
On 23 Aug 2014(Saturday Only)
Saturday 23rd August Breakneck Comedy: Patrick Rolink Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 8pm / Show 8.30pm Tickets: £10
(Theme: Performing Arts)
Visual Arts Event: Monoprinting and Collage WorkshopMonoprinting and Collage Workshop
On 23 Aug 2014(Saturday Only)
Art Workshop for all levels taught by artist Rosemary Taylor
(Theme: Visual Arts)
Music Event: Jamie's ConcertJamie's Concert
From 23 Aug 2014 To 24 Aug 2014(Saturday Only)
A concert held in memory of Jamie Stewart who died at 14 due to a rare condition called Leighs disease
(Theme: Music,Fundraising)
Exhibitions Event: King's Museum Lunchtime TalkKing's Museum Lunchtime Talk
On 27 Aug 2014(Wednesday Only)
Student Volunteers provide free talks introducing the current King's Museum exhibition
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Exhibitions)
Dance Event: La Fiesta Latina - Latino NightLa Fiesta Latina - Latino Night
On 29 Aug 2014(Friday Only)
Latino Night, Salsa Class for Beginners followed by Salsa, Merengue & Bachata party.
(Theme: Dance,Music)
Markets Event: Aberdeen International MarketAberdeen International Market
From 29 Aug 2014 To 31 Aug 2014(Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Part of Aberdeen's Summer Festival, this hugely popular and well established market once again makes a return to the City and will attract large numbers of visitors and shoppers over the weekend offering an array of products from around Europe and the UK.
(Theme: Markets,)
Health Event: The Easy Way to Good RelationshipsThe Easy Way to Good Relationships
On 30 Aug 2014(Saturday Only)
A Saturday workshop with a light vegetarian lunch provided.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
Sport & Games Event: Granite City Roller Girls vs. Roller Derby - BedfordshireGranite City Roller Girls vs. Roller Derby - Bedfordshire
On 30 Aug 2014(Saturday Only)
Roller derby home game for the Granite City Roller Girls against Bedfordshire.
(Theme: Sport & Games,Fundraising)
Theatre & Shows Event: Shazam Theatre CompanyShazam Theatre Company
On 01 Sep 2014(Monday, Wednesday and Saturday)
Shazam offers a wide range of drama and theatre classes for 8 to 25 year olds.
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Workshops & Courses)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: ExtremesExtremes
On 06 Sep 2014(Saturday Only)
Join Dr Kevin Fong from the series To Boldly Go and Extreme A&E!
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,)
Senior Citizens/50+ Event: Tea and Tour of TechFest in September Festival.Tea and Tour of TechFest in September Festival.
On 11 Sep 2014(Thursday Only)
Join us for an afternoon tea and tour of our science workshops.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Senior Citizens/50+)
Education Event: Heroes of TomorrowHeroes of Tomorrow
On 20 Sep 2014(Saturday Only)
As part of the Statoil sponsorship, TechFest In September will stage a new Science communication event featuring students from S1-S6 presenting short 5 minute talks on a particular STEM topic which they are passionate about.
(Theme: Education,Young People)
Environment Event: What the frack?What the frack?
On 22 Sep 2014(Monday Only)
Come along to find out a bit more about the process of shale gas extraction.
(Theme: Environment,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Heritage Event: Shipwrecks of Truk Lagoon.Shipwrecks of Truk Lagoon.
On 22 Sep 2014(Monday Only)
Join local shipwreck author and technical diver Rod MacDonald of Stonehaven as he discusses the "Shipwrecks of Truk Lagoon"
(Theme: Heritage,Senior Citizens/50+)
Business Event: The Big Aberdeen EventThe Big Aberdeen Event
On 22 Sep 2014(Monday Only)
The Big Aberdeen Event is a Conference accompanied by Give it a Try arenas offering free family fun, help and advice, opportunities to try and activities to interact with
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Business)
Guided Walks/Tours Event: Under Pressure: National Hyperbaric Centre Discovery Tour.Under Pressure: National Hyperbaric Centre Discovery Tour.
On 25 Sep 2014(Thursday Only)
Have an up close and personal glimpse into the vital work carried out at the centre guided by it's enthusiastic staff.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Guided Walks/Tours)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: King's Museum Lunchtime Talk
King's Museum Lunchtime Talk
On 22 Aug 2014 (Friday Only)
Student Volunteers provide free talks introducing the current King's Museum exhibition
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Exhibitions)
 Event: Seed Bead: Cellini Spiral
Seed Bead: Cellini Spiral
On 23 Aug 2014 (Saturday Only)
Jewellery making at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Breakneck Comedy
Breakneck Comedy
On 26 Aug 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Tuesday 26th August Breakneck Comedy: Joel Dommet Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 8pm / Show 8.30pm Tickets: £10
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: Scottish Country Dancing Socials
Scottish Country Dancing Socials
From 07 May 2014 To 27 Aug 2014 (Wednesday Only)
Scottish Country Dancing social evenings at Curl Aberdeen every Wednesday from 7th May to 27th August. Some experience of Scottish Country Dancing is helpful!
(Theme: Dance)
 Event: King's Museum Lunchtime Talk
King's Museum Lunchtime Talk
On 28 Aug 2014 (Thursday Only)
Student Volunteers provide free talks introducing the current King's Museum exhibition
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Exhibitions)
 Event: Muscling In: Meet the Expert Evening Event
Muscling In: Meet the Expert Evening Event
On 28 Aug 2014 (Thursday Only)
Satrosphere welcome expert Dr Stuart Gray from the University of Aberdeen for Meet the Expert talk “Muscling In”.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Absolute Legends Tribute Night
Absolute Legends Tribute Night
On 29 Aug 2014 (Friday Only)
From WBRM productions comes Absolute Legends, a true rocking band, stunning costumes and amazing lights worthy of any West End show.
(Theme: Dance,Music,)
 Event: King's Museum Curator's Talk
King's Museum Curator's Talk
On 29 Aug 2014 (Friday Only)
Free afternoon talk from the student curators of the King's Museum exhibition Victorian Time: Spirit of the Age.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Exhibitions)
 Event: Wild Dolphins art trail takes over Aberdeen
Wild Dolphins art trail takes over Aberdeen
From 25 Jun 2014 To 29 Aug 2014 (Everyday)
The Wild Dolphins project is a free public art trail which is taking place in Aberdeen all summer.
(Theme: Visual Arts,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Granite City Ball in aid of Make-A-Wish UK
Granite City Ball in aid of Make-A-Wish UK
On 29 Aug 2014 (Friday Only)
Grampian supporters of Make-A-Wish are raising funds to help grant magical wishes for children and young people living in the Grampian area with life threatening conditions.
(Theme: Fundraising)
 Event: Seed Bead: Flat Spiral
Seed Bead: Flat Spiral
On 30 Aug 2014 (Saturday Only)
Jewellery making class at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Introduction to Jewellery Making
Introduction to Jewellery Making
On 30 Aug 2014 (Saturday Only)
Jewellery Making class at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: New Found Land: Scottish Emigration to Canada
New Found Land: Scottish Emigration to Canada
From 02 May 2014 To 30 Aug 2014 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
This new exhibition uses items from the Special Collections Centre to review stories of emigration from Aberdeen and Scotland to Canada.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
 Event: Bucksburn and Newhills Community Gala
Bucksburn and Newhills Community Gala
On 30 Aug 2014 (Saturday Only)
Community Gala.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Children & Family-Friendly,)
 Event: Celebrate Aberdeen Weekend
Celebrate Aberdeen Weekend
From 30 Aug 2014 To 31 Aug 2014 (Weekend Only)
Following on from three successful voluntary sector parades, the Celebrate Aberdeen team is back, this time with a two day event aimed at showcasing local talent from across the city in a fun and entertaining manner.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Performing Arts,)
 Event: Silver Art Clay
Silver Art Clay
On 31 Aug 2014 (Sunday Only)
Jewellery making workshop at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Meditation Made Easy
Meditation Made Easy
On 01 Sep 2014 (Monday Only)
Introductory course to Raja Yoga meditation. Taught over four successive Monday evenings.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
 Event: Breakneck Comedy
Breakneck Comedy
On 02 Sep 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Tuesday 2nd September Breakneck Comedy: Keir McAllister Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 8pm / Show 8.30pm Tickets: £5
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: Sewing workshop
Sewing workshop
On 03 Sep 2014 (Wednesday Only)
Workshop designed to get to grips with the basics of your sewing machine.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Crafts)
 Event: Argentine Tango classes with Tangodee
Argentine Tango classes with Tangodee
From 03 Apr 2014 To 04 Sep 2014 (Thursday Only)
Learn to dance authentic Argentine Tango in a fun, relaxed and informal setting. Discover the art of leading and following this fascinating dance which encourages improvisation and personal expression.
(Theme: Dance)

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