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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: Danestone Congregational Church's Christmas FayreDanestone Congregational Church's Christmas Fayre
On 25 Nov 2017(Saturday Only)
Christmas Fayre
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Children & Family-Friendly)
Design Event: Aberdeen Fashion WeekAberdeen Fashion Week
From 25 Nov 2017 To 26 Nov 2017(Weekend Only)
Fashion designers showcasing their latest collection. Exhibitors and artists also present.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Design)
Performing Arts Event: Junior Simpson at Breakneck comedyJunior Simpson at Breakneck comedy
On 25 Nov 2017(Saturday Only)
Aberdeen premier comedy club
(Theme: Performing Arts)
Seasonal Event: WINTER CARE 2017WINTER CARE 2017
On 25 Nov 2017(Saturday Only)
Keeping safe and healthy during winter. For details about the event and how to register you can go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/winter-care-2017-tickets-39548731320
(Theme: Seasonal,Children & Family-Friendly)
Sport & Games Event: Granite City Brawlers // Roller Derby Double Header
Granite City Brawlers // Roller Derby Double Header
On 25 Nov 2017(Saturday Only)
GCB vs Team Poland & Power of Scotland vs Team Poland
(Theme: Sport & Games)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: Gresley Class P2 RoadshowGresley Class P2 Roadshow
On 25 Nov 2017(Saturday Only)
A presentation about new build steam locomotive No. 2007 Prince of Wales
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Markets Event: Old Togs New Tricks - Vintage Fayre 
Christmas DoOld Togs New Tricks - Vintage Fayre Christmas Do
On 26 Nov 2017(Sunday Only)
Christmas Vintage Shopping Event with added sparkle - Pop Up Plant Shop, Food, Drink, Coffee, Cakes and Music all day. Free Entry. Family Friendly. Fur Babies Welcome
(Theme: Markets)
Music Event: Wild Sounds in Hazelhead ParkWild Sounds in Hazelhead Park
On 26 Nov 2017(Sunday Only)
Explore the natural world, discover wildlife and make music using sticks, stones, pinecones and other natural objects!
(Theme: Environment,Music)
Storytelling Event: Book Week Scotland: Bookbug at Kincorth LibraryBook Week Scotland: Bookbug at Kincorth Library
On 27 Nov 2017
Bookbug sessions are free, fun and friendly events for babies, toddlers and their parent/carer to enjoy together. Celebrate Book Week Scotland with one of our special Bookbug sessions at Kincorth Library
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
Written Word Event: Book Week Scotland: A 'Hue & Cry' with Shirley McKayBook Week Scotland: A 'Hue & Cry' with Shirley McKay
On 27 Nov 2017
Help get Book Week Scotland off to a start, as we raise a ‘Hue and Cry’ with acclaimed Historical Crime author Shirley McKay at Aberdeen Central Library.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Written Word,)
Workshops & Courses Event: Book Week Scotland: Creative Writing with Esther WoolfsonBook Week Scotland: Creative Writing with Esther Woolfson
On 29 Nov 2017
Join us to develop creative writing skills and receive invaluable guidance and advice from one of Aberdeen’s most successful writers, Esther Woolfson, author of ‘Corvus’ and ‘Field Notes From a Hidden City’.
(Theme: Written Word,Workshops & Courses,)
Business Event: Tech Startup Q&A Session and Seminar.Tech Startup Q&A Session and Seminar.
On 29 Nov 2017(Wednesday Only)
Listen, ask and learn with the IT experts of DirectorStats.
(Theme: Business)
Dance Event: Ceilidh DanceCeilidh Dance
On 01 Dec 2017(Friday Only)
Ceilidh Dance
(Theme: Dance,Music)
Theatre & Shows Event: The Trickery - The Dark RoomThe Trickery - The Dark Room
On 01 Dec 2017(Friday Only)
A live 80s style Text Adventure from Aberdeen's Premier Cabaret show.
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Performing Arts)
Crafts Event: Have a cool yule!Have a cool yule!
On 02 Dec 2017(Saturday Only)
We have some of the best DIY gift ideas around - so good you'll want to keep them!
(Theme: Crafts,)
Health Event: Self-Esteem CourseSelf-Esteem Course
On 02 Dec 2017(Saturday Only)
Informal weekend course over Saturday and Sunday mornings that encourages self exploration and personal development.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
Guided Walks/Tours Event: Wasps Christmas ShowWasps Christmas Show
On 03 Dec 2017(Sunday Only)
Come and join us for the festive season celebration at Wasps Artist Studios.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours)
Films Event: Christmas Movie MarathonChristmas Movie Marathon
On 03 Dec 2017(Sunday Only)
Day of Christmas movies
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Films)
Media Event: Mobile Gaming Summit with App CasinosMobile Gaming Summit with App Casinos
On 07 Dec 2017(Thursday Only)
Speakers and Workshops on the Latest Mobile Gaming Technologies
(Theme: Media,Business)
Fundraising Event: Carols of Christmas for Sue Ryder.Carols of Christmas for Sue Ryder.
On 09 Dec 2017(Saturday Only)
A Christmas event to raise funds for Sue Ryder.
(Theme: Music,Fundraising)
Heritage Event: Introduction to Family HistoryIntroduction to Family History
On 13 Dec 2017
Develop your genealogy skills in using both digital and traditional resources.
(Theme: Heritage,Workshops & Courses,)
Education Event: Entrepreneurship in UK - Bizset workshopEntrepreneurship in UK - Bizset workshop
On 15 Dec 2017(Friday Only)
Bizset has the pleasure to invite every enthusiastic entrepreneur to take part in a workshop dedicated to creating a company in UK. Our team of specialists will focus on legal and administrative requirements, that need to be met to run a company in UK.
(Theme: Business,Education)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Unshakeable Gentle Power
Unshakeable Gentle Power
On 24 Nov 2017 (Friday Only)
How Raja Yoga meditation can help us to stay calm and strong in an increasingly chaotic world.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Health)
 Event: The Laughter Lounge at The Hook and Eye Bar
The Laughter Lounge at The Hook and Eye Bar
From 26 Aug 2017 To 25 Nov 2017 (Saturday Only)
Live stand-up comedy presented on the last Saturday of every month.
(Theme: Performing Arts,Storytelling,)
 Event: The Art of the Building Warrant
The Art of the Building Warrant
From 03 Nov 2017 To 25 Nov 2017 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
An exhibition of building warrant plans from the collections of Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire Archives featuring some of Aberdeen's most iconic buildings
(Theme: Exhibitions,Heritage)
 Event: The Scottish Kids Show
The Scottish Kids Show
From 25 Nov 2017 To 26 Nov 2017 (Weekend Only)
Fun packed Family event at the AECC. Ideal for children from 2-12 .
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Seasonal)
 Event: Scot Free Tours: Free Walking Tour
Scot Free Tours: Free Walking Tour
From 01 Apr 2017 To 26 Nov 2017 (Weekend Only)
Learn about Aberdeen's history and colourful characters, from pirates to Lord Byron, in this free one and a half hour walking tour.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Heritage,)
 Event: The Ice Age in Scotland
The Ice Age in Scotland
On 27 Nov 2017 (Monday Only)
Professor Colin Ballantyne explores the climate change of the last ice age and the effects of glaciation on Scotland's scenery
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Book Week Scotland Storytime at Culter Library
Book Week Scotland Storytime at Culter Library
On 27 Nov 2017
Join us for a special story time this Book Week Scotland when we will be reading the titles shortlisted for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize. Suitable for children aged 3 – 7 years old.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
 Event: Book Week Scotland: Bookbug at Central Children's Library
Book Week Scotland: Bookbug at Central Children's Library
On 28 Nov 2017
Bookbug sessions are free, fun and friendly events for babies, toddlers and their parent/carer to enjoy together. Celebrate Book Week Scotland with one of our special Bookbug sessions at Central Children's Library.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
 Event: Book Week Scotland Storytime at Dyce Library
Book Week Scotland Storytime at Dyce Library
On 29 Nov 2017
Join us for a special story time this Book Week Scotland when we will be reading the titles shortlisted for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize. Suitable for children aged 3 – 7 years old.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
 Event: Lunchbreak Concert: ROBERT GORDON’S COLLEGE
Lunchbreak Concert: ROBERT GORDON’S COLLEGE
On 30 Nov 2017 (Thursday Only)
Welcome to Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums’ 2017/18 season of Lunchbreak Concerts.
(Theme: Music,)
 Event: Get IP Savvy! - Patent Basics
Get IP Savvy! - Patent Basics
On 30 Nov 2017
Designed for the novice inventor/entrepreneur, this lunchtime session will explain the benefits & basics of patent protection for your product/ idea and how Aberdeen City Libraries can be of assistance.
(Theme: Business,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
 Event: Book Week Scotland Storytime at Cults Library with Michelle Sloan
Book Week Scotland Storytime at Cults Library with Michelle Sloan
On 30 Nov 2017
Join us for a special story time this Book Week Scotland where Michelle Sloan will be reading from her book The Fourth Bonniest Baby In Dundee.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
 Event: Book Week Scotland: Bookbug at Bridge Of Don Library
Book Week Scotland: Bookbug at Bridge Of Don Library
On 30 Nov 2017
Bookbug sessions are free, fun and friendly events for babies, toddlers and their parent/carer to enjoy together. Celebrate Book Week Scotland with one of our special Bookbug sessions at Bridge Of Don Library.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
 Event: Book Week Scotland: Bookbug at Kaimhill Library
Book Week Scotland: Bookbug at Kaimhill Library
On 30 Nov 2017
Bookbug sessions are free, fun and friendly events for babies, toddlers and their parent/carer to enjoy together. Celebrate Book Week Scotland with one of our special Bookbug sessions at Kaimhill Library.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
 Event: Aberdeen Joint Station: 150 Years of History Exhibition
Aberdeen Joint Station: 150 Years of History Exhibition
From 04 Nov 2017 To 30 Nov 2017 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
November's exhibition in the Central Library tells by way of photographs and ephemera the full story of the station and its social & economic history. It is a collaboration between Aberdeen City Libraries & the Great North of Scotland Railway Association.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Heritage,)
 Event: James Dun's Christmas Open House
James Dun's Christmas Open House
On 30 Nov 2017 (Thursday Only)
Christmas shopping event at James Dun's House
(Theme: Seasonal)
 Event: Scotstown School Christmas Fayre
Scotstown School Christmas Fayre
On 02 Dec 2017 (Saturday Only)
Fun fayre for all the family. Come meet Santa! Star raffle prize is a Nintendo Switch!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
 Event: Ideas2Action Workshop
Ideas2Action Workshop
On 02 Dec 2017 (Saturday Only)
Whether you’re looking at a career change, or how to implement a business idea, we can help you develop your idea further, and draft your action plans to start you on your way.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Business)
 Event: Aberdeen Ministry of Crafts
Aberdeen Ministry of Crafts
On 02 Dec 2017 (Saturday Only)
Craft fair to be held the 1st Saturday of every month, from March to May and August to December, sharing some of the best creative independent business from the Aberdeen area. This month featuring two floors and goodie bags for the first 25 people.
(Theme: Crafts,Markets)
 Event: Book Week Scotland: Scribbling In The Margins with Daniel Gray
Book Week Scotland: Scribbling In The Margins with Daniel Gray
On 02 Dec 2017
Rounding off Aberdeen City Libraries Book Week Scotland celebrations, STV’s Peoples Historian and author, Daniel Gray, will be telling us why he thinks there are at least 50 Reasons to love Reading.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Written Word,)

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