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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

Crafts Event: AFTER HOURS: EXTREME MAKEOVERAFTER HOURS: EXTREME MAKEOVER
On 27 Mar 2015(Friday Only)
Aberdeen Art Gallery is having a makeover…an extreme makeover! Join us for a final weekend extravaganza of creative fun as we prepare to revamp our very own grand design!
(Theme: Crafts,Design,)
Education Event: University of Aberdeen Chamber ChoirUniversity of Aberdeen Chamber Choir
On 27 Mar 2015(Friday Only)
University of Aberdeen Concert Series
(Theme: Music,Education)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: Fizz FridayFizz Friday
On 27 Mar 2015(Friday Only)
Join us for an exclusive ladies evening of fun and sparkle!
(Theme: Fundraising,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Visual Arts Event: After Hours: Extreme MakeoverAfter Hours: Extreme Makeover
On 27 Mar 2015(Friday Only)
Aberdeen Art Gallery is having a makeover…an extreme makeover! Join us for a final weekend extravaganza of creative fun as we prepare to revamp our very own grand design!
(Theme: Visual Arts,Young People)
Workshops & Courses Event: Jenny BraceletJenny Bracelet
On 28 Mar 2015(Saturday Only)
A stunning but simple introduction to bead weaving suitable for beginners.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
Dance Event: Breaking the RulesBreaking the Rules
On 28 Mar 2015(Saturday Only)
We’re closing for redevelopment. This is your chance to come and experience our completely empty Gallery. Join us to dance a reel, beat the goalie, eat your picnic and draw on the walls on our last day before closing.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Dance,)
Films Event: 'Getting a Life, Not a Service'
Experiences of Self-Directed Support in Aberdeen'Getting a Life, Not a Service' Experiences of Self-Directed Support in Aberdeen
On 30 Mar 2015(Monday Only)
The Self-Directed Support Team within Aberdeen City Council Social Care and Wellbeing service are showcasing local stories from local people with a focus on Self-Directed Support.
(Theme: Films)
Health Event: How the Change Fund has changed things...How the Change Fund has changed things...
On 31 Mar 2015(Tuesday Only)
A drop-in event to showcase the work done by projects supported by the Aberdeen Change Fund.
(Theme: Health)
Business Event: Business Boosters - Today's the Day!Business Boosters - Today's the Day!
On 01 Apr 2015(Wednesday Only)
The importance of 1st April 2015 to your Business Rates bill.
(Theme: Business)
Markets Event: Aberdeen Ministry of CraftsAberdeen Ministry of Crafts
On 04 Apr 2015(Saturday Only)
Makers market featuring 20+ stalls. Quality handmade items for local artists, designers and makers
(Theme: Markets,Crafts)
Performing Arts Event: Aberdeen Chamber OrchestraAberdeen Chamber Orchestra
On 07 Apr 2015(Saturday Only)
March concert
(Theme: Music,Performing Arts)
Written Word Event: 'Read and Remember' Creative Writing Workshop'Read and Remember' Creative Writing Workshop
On 08 Apr 2015
As part of the national ‘Read and Remember’ campaign, commemorating the First World War through books and reading, Aberdeen City Libraries presents this creative writing workshop led by local writer Sheena Blackhall
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Written Word,)
Sport & Games Event: Old School Sports DayOld School Sports Day
On 12 Apr 2015(Sunday Only)
The Old School Sports Day is organised by RGU BA Hons Events Management Students to raise money for Cornerstone charity.
(Theme: Sport & Games,Children & Family-Friendly)
Storytelling Event: StorypocketsStorypockets
On 21 Apr 2015(Saturday Only)
Sessions for families and very young children to enjoy rhymes, songs and simple stories and make a "pocket place" as somewhere to keep their own creative responses.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: World Book Night with Quintin JardineWorld Book Night with Quintin Jardine
On 23 Apr 2015
Author Quintin Jardine will visit the Central Library on World Book Night to talk about his bestselling crime fiction.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Written Word,)
Theatre & Shows Event: Tonight...From The West EndTonight...From The West End
On 23 Apr 2015(Thursday Only)
Join us for an extravaganza of Musical Theatre this April as some of the hottest names from the West End and Broadway take to the stage to perform in an all singing all dancing production featuring some of the songs from the best loved shows.
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Performing Arts)
Exhibitions Event: 29th Great Grampian Beer Festival29th Great Grampian Beer Festival
From 04 Jun 2015 To 06 Jun 2015(Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
CAMRA Real Ale Festival
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Edinburgh Quartet
Edinburgh Quartet
On 26 Mar 2015 (Thursday Only)
University of Aberdeen Concert Series
(Theme: Music,Education)
 Event: University of Aberdeen Symphony Orchestra
University of Aberdeen Symphony Orchestra
On 26 Mar 2015 (Thursday Only)
University of Aberdeen Concert Series
(Theme: Music,Education)
 Event: Elphinstone 500 Lecture Programme: 'William Elphinstone and Scotland's first books'
Elphinstone 500 Lecture Programme: 'William Elphinstone and Scotland's first books'
On 26 Mar 2015 (Thursday Only)
A talk by Professor Jane Stevenson, Regius Chair of Humanity.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Exhibitions)
 Event: 'Working Life to War Life' A WW1 exhibition.
'Working Life to War Life' A WW1 exhibition.
From 12 Mar 2015 To 26 Mar 2015 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
A display of Aberdeen city pupils' WW1 art work at the Maritime Museum.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Education)
 Event: Meditation for All
Meditation for All
From 16 Jan 2015 To 27 Mar 2015 (Friday Only)
This class is an introduction to Buddhist meditation & Buddha's teachings. Non-Buddhists & Buddhist practitioners are both welcome.
(Theme: Health,Education)
 Event: Art Exhibition and Auction Fundraiser for Diabetes Scotland
Art Exhibition and Auction Fundraiser for Diabetes Scotland
From 20 Mar 2015 To 27 Mar 2015 (Everyday)
A wonderful exhibition featuring well established artists and up and coming art students displayed and sold together to benefit research and care for those with diabetes.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
 Event: Concordia String Orchestra - Spring Concert
Concordia String Orchestra - Spring Concert
On 28 Mar 2015 (Saturday Only)
Concordia String Orchestra return for their Spring concert, with harp and flute.
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Thank You For The Music
Thank You For The Music
On 28 Mar 2015 (Saturday Only)
With special guests Bee Gees Magic
(Theme: Music,)
 Event: Torcher Parade 2015
Torcher Parade 2015
On 28 Mar 2015 (Saturday Only)
Torcher Parade is Europe’s largest student-led parade and raises thousands of pounds for local charities every year. Over 30 torchbearers lead more than 2,000 students in fancy dress on 30 floats around Aberdeen city centre - all in the name of charity!
(Theme: Fundraising,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
 Event: Vintage style coffee afternoon and sale to raise money for Aberdeen Diamonds Trampoline Club
Vintage style coffee afternoon and sale to raise money for Aberdeen Diamonds Trampoline Club
On 28 Mar 2015 (Saturday Only)
A vintage style coffee afternoon, craft and pre loved sale of work.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: 65th Aberdeen (Milltimber) Scouts Annual Jumble Sale
65th Aberdeen (Milltimber) Scouts Annual Jumble Sale
On 28 Mar 2015 (Saturday Only)
Jumble Sale
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
 Event: Hungarian Carnival
Hungarian Carnival
From 27 Mar 2015 To 29 Mar 2015 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
The carnival will show something new for Scottish people.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Arctic Elegy
Arctic Elegy
On 29 Mar 2015 (Sunday Only)
University of Aberdeen Concert Series
(Theme: Education,Music,)
 Event: La Fiesta Latina - Latino Night
La Fiesta Latina - Latino Night
From 28 Mar 2015 To 29 Mar 2015 (Saturday Only)
Salsa Class for Beginners followed by Salsa Party
(Theme: Dance)
 Event: Tillydrone Community Consultation
Tillydrone Community Consultation
From 23 Mar 2015 To 29 Mar 2015 (Everyday)
Community Consultation
(Theme: Environment)
 Event: Simply Easter Party
Simply Easter Party
On 29 Mar 2015 (Sunday Only)
Easter themed party with music, dances and games with look-a-like Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Sven, Mickey, Minnie, 2 Minions plus the Easter Bunny!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Music)
 Event: Gaelic Language Evening Classes
Gaelic Language Evening Classes
From 19 Feb 2015 To 30 Mar 2015 (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday)
Gaelic language evening classes
(Theme: Education,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: A Night at the Movies with AUCB
A Night at the Movies with AUCB
On 30 Mar 2015 (Monday Only)
University of Aberdeen Concert Band presents one night of film scores.
(Theme: Music,Education)
 Event: ARGENTINE TANGO CLASSES WITH TANGO ABERDEEN
ARGENTINE TANGO CLASSES WITH TANGO ABERDEEN
From 07 Jan 2015 To 01 Apr 2015 (Wednesday Only)
Tango Aberdeen is a non-profit making group providing tuition in the art of authentic Argentine tango. Weekly, evening classes in a city centre location.
(Theme: Dance,Performing Arts)
 Event: Ogston Music Prize
Ogston Music Prize
On 02 Apr 2015 (Thursday Only)
University of Aberdeen Concert Series
(Theme: Music,Education)

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