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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

Health Event: Springtime Stroll in the Silver City on the 30th of May Springtime Stroll in the Silver City on the 30th of May
On 30 May 2017(Tuesday Only)
Join Europe Direct Aberdeen for a gentle stroll discovering the hidden links between Aberdeen and the European continent.
(Theme: Health,Heritage,)
Visual Arts Event: Mixed Bag - Art ExhibitionMixed Bag - Art Exhibition
From 30 May 2017 To 27 Jun 2017(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Visual Art Exhibition, Multiple Artists
(Theme: Visual Arts)
Music Event: Cathedral ClassicsCathedral Classics
On 03 Jun 2017(Saturday Only)
Grampian Concert Orchestra, conducted by Tim Tricker, presents an evening of classics, in St Machar's Cathedral, including: Alyabyev - Overture in F minor Mendelssohn - Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (Leo Strelle, Violin) Dvorák - Czech Suite
(Theme: Music,Performing Arts)
Sport & Games Event: Granite City Brawlers Roller Derby v Knights of OldhamGranite City Brawlers Roller Derby v Knights of Oldham
On 03 Jun 2017(Saturday Only)
Granite City Brawlers take on Knights of Oldham Roller Derby
(Theme: Sport & Games)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: Understanding the Middle EastUnderstanding the Middle East
On 03 Jun 2017(Saturday Only)
Film Screening and Symposium on Middle Eastern identity, history and context.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Films)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: Middleton Park Primary School Summer FairMiddleton Park Primary School Summer Fair
On 03 Jun 2017(Saturday Only)
Fun for all the family.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Children & Family-Friendly)
Fundraising Event: Because You Can CanBecause You Can Can
On 03 Jun 2017(Saturday Only)
Buffet and disco from Absafe and Aberdeen FC Community Trust - fancy dress optional - prizes for best costume - shopping and pamper area - raffles raising funds for Absafe and AFCCT
(Theme: Fundraising)
Business Event: Marketing for Start-Ups and Small BrandsMarketing for Start-Ups and Small Brands
On 06 Jun 2017(Tuesday Only)
With local marketing professional Seáron Thornton.
(Theme: Business,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
Education Event: Mistletoe Therapy UK: Patient Information Day
How good is your gut?Mistletoe Therapy UK: Patient Information Day How good is your gut?
On 10 Jun 2017(Saturday Only)
How good is your gut? Mistletoe therapy and nutrition: a role in cancer care
(Theme: Health,Education)
Dance Event: Shazam Theatre Company SCIO's Fundraising CeilidhShazam Theatre Company SCIO's Fundraising Ceilidh
On 17 Jun 2017(Saturday Only)
A fun filled evening of dancing raising funds for Shazam Theatre Company.
(Theme: Dance,Fundraising)
Workshops & Courses Event: Intellectual Property Advice ClinicsIntellectual Property Advice Clinics
On 21 Jun 2017
Discuss your ideas for new products or brands with an IP attorney in the Central Library
(Theme: Business,Workshops & Courses,)
Exhibitions Event: Adult Takeover Evening: Gaming & PlayAdult Takeover Evening: Gaming & Play
On 23 Jun 2017(Friday Only)
Join us on the 23rd June from 7pm for our next Adult Takeover Evening. Ever wanted to explore Aberdeen Science Centre after hours? This is your chance! Join us from 7-10pm to discover the world of gaming and play with local experts and fun games!
(Theme: Exhibitions,Education)
Countryside Event: Muir of Dinnet Fun DayMuir of Dinnet Fun Day
On 07 Jul 2017(Friday Only)
Come and join the fun at Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve.
(Theme: Countryside,Children & Family-Friendly)
Environment Event: Marvellous MothsMarvellous Moths
On 20 Jul 2017(Thursday Only)
Discover marvellous moths.
(Theme: Countryside,Environment)
Guided Walks/Tours Event: Wild Food WalkWild Food Walk
On 09 Aug 2017(Wednesday Only)
Long before supermarkets and pharmacies, people had to feed and doctor themselves with the plants around them.
(Theme: Countryside,Guided Walks/Tours)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Mandy Henderson: Art Exhibition Open Night
Mandy Henderson: Art Exhibition Open Night
From 20 Apr 2017 To 31 May 2017 (Weekdays Only)
Join us for the open night of Mandy Henderson's work: Thursday 20th April 2017, 6.30-8.00pm.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fundraising)
 Event: Tor Na Coille Whisky Club
Tor Na Coille Whisky Club
On 02 Jun 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)
 Event: Stonehaven Feein Market - much more than just a farmers market!
Stonehaven Feein Market - much more than just a farmers market!
On 03 Jun 2017 (Saturday Only)
A packed programme of live music and acts all day in Stonehaven square together with stalls, games, kids rides, great food, fare and good company.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Ava Vidal at Breakneck comedy
Ava Vidal at Breakneck comedy
On 03 Jun 2017 (Saturday Only)
Aberdeen premier comedy club
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: Absafe Car Boot and Craft Sale
Absafe Car Boot and Craft Sale
On 03 Jun 2017 (Saturday Only)
We are back Join us for our CAR boot and CRAFT sale at Absafe- Corunna Road, Bridge of Don (behind the Barracks) Fundraising for Absafe: don't learn safety by accident
(Theme: Fundraising)
 Event: Out of School Care Policy and Good Practice Guidelines: Promoting the Value of High Quality Out of School Care Provision
Out of School Care Policy and Good Practice Guidelines: Promoting the Value of High Quality Out of School Care Provision
On 05 Jun 2017 (Monday Only)
Launch of the updated Out of School Policy and Good Practice Guidelines approved by Education and Children's Services Committee in January 2017. This event is aimed at all partners involved in the delivery of out of school care in Aberdeen.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: New Material Comedy Night - Summer Bonanza!
New Material Comedy Night - Summer Bonanza!
On 06 Jun 2017 (Tuesday Only)
A free comedy show dedicated to developing local comedic talent.
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: Learig Orchestra
Learig Orchestra
From 10 Jan 2017 To 06 Jun 2017 (Tuesday Only)
This community orchestra takes on a full repertoire of mostly classical music and welcomes new players,with availability in most sections, especially brass and timpani.
(Theme: Music)
 Event: RV Jones Lecture - Space resources: engineering beyond planetary boundaries
RV Jones Lecture - Space resources: engineering beyond planetary boundaries
On 07 Jun 2017 (Wednesday Only)
This lecture will be given by Prof Colin McInnes, University of Glasgow.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Concert at St Andrew's Cathedral in aid of the Cathedral Development Project 2020
Concert at St Andrew's Cathedral in aid of the Cathedral Development Project 2020
On 10 Jun 2017 (Saturday Only)
Enjoy the wonderful acoustics of St Andrew's Cathedral on Saturday 10 June as visiting church choirs from Illinois and New York, USA, perform a concert of sacred song and organ music in aid of the Cathedral Development Project 2020.
(Theme: Music,Fundraising)
 Event: St Mary’s Chapel open
St Mary’s Chapel open
On 10 Jun 2017 (Saturday Only)
The 15th century St Mary’s Chapel will be open for the public to view and ask questions of the wardens
(Theme: Heritage)
 Event: Mike Wilmot at Breakneck comedy
Mike Wilmot at Breakneck comedy
On 10 Jun 2017 (Saturday Only)
Aberdeen premier comedy club
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: Pop in for Parkinson's - Family Fun Day
Pop in for Parkinson's - Family Fun Day
On 10 Jun 2017 (Saturday Only)
A fun day out for all of the family, in aid of Parkinson's UK.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
 Event: The Great British Dog Walk @ Haddo House & Country Park
The Great British Dog Walk @ Haddo House & Country Park
On 10 Jun 2017 (Saturday Only)
Charity dog walk for the Hearing Dogs
(Theme: Fundraising)
 Event: Northfield Academy Summer Fair
Northfield Academy Summer Fair
On 10 Jun 2017 (Saturday Only)
Summer Fair
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Cafe MED - The enigma of inflammatory bowel disease
Cafe MED - The enigma of inflammatory bowel disease
On 12 Jun 2017 (Monday Only)
The incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is increasing in Scotland, especially in the juvenile population. We will discuss the latest findings in IBD research that will help in the control and treatment of this disease.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Health)
 Event: Pottery Wheel Throwing
Pottery Wheel Throwing
From 15 Apr 2017 To 17 Jun 2017 (Saturday Only)
Whether you have always wanted to have a go or have experience and would just like the time to practice - here's an opportunity to spend a whole day in the ceramics workshop at Gray's School of Art throwing at the potters wheel.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Crafts)
 Event: KISS OF DEATH: DEATH AND MOURNING IN THE VICTORIAN ERA
KISS OF DEATH: DEATH AND MOURNING IN THE VICTORIAN ERA
From 28 Jan 2017 To 18 Jun 2017 (Everyday)
This exhibition is inspired by the contemporary artwork, 'Kiss of Death' by Jo Gordon, which is an extreme version of a Victorian mourning bonnet.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Heritage,)
 Event: Sharing the North Sea
Sharing the North Sea
From 03 Jun 2017 To 25 Jun 2017 (Weekend Only)
During weekends throughout June join us to explore the life under the North Sea in our new show!
(Theme: Education,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Creative Writing Class - Rosemount Community Centre
Creative Writing Class - Rosemount Community Centre
From 17 Apr 2017 To 26 Jun 2017 (Monday Only)
Creative Writing Class - Rosemount Community Centre - Every Monday from 19:30 to 21:00
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Written Word)

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