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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: Pass It On DayPass It On Day
On 02 Aug 2014(Saturday Only)
Have you got something that you no longer want but someone else might like? Come along, and pass it on!
(Theme: Environment,Children & Family-Friendly)
Crafts Event: Chainmaille: Wave BraceletChainmaille: Wave Bracelet
On 02 Aug 2014(Saturday Only)
Jewellery making class at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
Music Event: Gary Barlow TributeGary Barlow Tribute
On 02 Aug 2014(Saturday Only)
Dan Hadfield is the no.1 UK Gary look and sound alike! Selling out last year this is a must see for all Barlow and Take That fans!
(Theme: Music)
Performing Arts Event: Breakneck ComedyBreakneck Comedy
On 02 Aug 2014(Saturday Only)
Saturday 2nd August Breakneck Comedy: Allyson Smith Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 8pm / Show 8.30pm Tickets: £10
(Theme: Performing Arts)
Sport & Games Event: 'jogscotland' One Big Weekend Aberdeen'jogscotland' One Big Weekend Aberdeen
On 02 Aug 2014(Saturday Only)
jogscotland One Big Weekend is a series of 5k timed runs which will be held over the weekend of Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd August 2014 in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth.
(Theme: Sport & Games)
Heritage Event: Full Steam Ahead: Family Fun EventFull Steam Ahead: Family Fun Event
On 02 Aug 2014(Saturday Only)
Aberdeen Maritime Museum will host a special exhibition exploring the people, places and history of stunning Royal Deeside. Find out more about one of Aberdeenshire’s most popular areas through our hands-on summer family activities.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Heritage)
Theatre & Shows Event: The Trickery - Aberdeen's Cabaret NightThe Trickery - Aberdeen's Cabaret Night
On 03 Aug 2014(Sunday Only)
A night of Cabaret, featuring some of the best acts from the UK and abroad.
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Performing Arts)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: Mini-Fete Fun DayMini-Fete Fun Day
On 03 Aug 2014(Sunday Only)
Family fun
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,)
Education Event: Wild Dolphin ActivitiesWild Dolphin Activities
On 04 Aug 2014(Monday Only)
Take part in fun dolphin-themed activities and find out all there is to know about these magical creatures at your local library this summer!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Education,)
Health Event: Meditation Made EasyMeditation Made Easy
On 04 Aug 2014(Monday Only)
Introductory course to Raja Yoga meditation. Taught over four successive Monday evenings.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
Films Event: Union Square Cineworld Film QuizUnion Square Cineworld Film Quiz
On 07 Aug 2014(Thursday Only)
Test your knowledge on all the recent releases and cinematic classics from times gone by.
(Theme: Films,Sport & Games)
Exhibitions Event: Pioneer Spirit with Pen Hadow: Canada to the North PolePioneer Spirit with Pen Hadow: Canada to the North Pole
On 07 Aug 2014(Thursday Only)
In this fascinating illustrated talk, Pen Hadow will assert the on-going importance of the role of explorer, as a communicator and collector of information between the natural world and the scientific research laboratory.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Exhibitions)
Dance Event: Big Band at the BallroomBig Band at the Ballroom
On 08 Aug 2014(Friday Only)
Featuring Eliot Murray and his 12 piece band plus Ocean's 3.
(Theme: Dance,Music,)
Written Word Event: No GloryNo Glory
On 10 Aug 2014(Sunday Only)
An explosive night of new, satirical and greatest war poetry.
(Theme: Written Word)
Fundraising Event: Strictly Can't DanceStrictly Can't Dance
On 16 Aug 2014(Saturday Only)
A fundraiser where Couples dance infront of a panel of Judges for entertainment and attendees can vote for favourite couple to be crowned as the 'Strictly Can't Dance Champion' for 2014!
(Theme: Fundraising,Dance)
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,)
Visual Arts Event: After Hours: Colour ClashAfter Hours: Colour Clash
On 26 Sep 2014(Friday Only)
We’ll be wrapping up our gloriously colourful Kaffe Fassett exhibition in the best way possible! Don your most vibrant outfit as we invite you to join the Colour Clash.
(Theme: Visual Arts,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Young People Event: Peppa's PartyPeppa's Party
On 05 Oct 2014(Sunday Only)
Featuring some of your favourite characters including Peppa, George, Mummy and Daddy look-a-likes. A mixture of music, games and dances for a fun filled 2 hours. A party bag will also be provided to each child.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Young People,)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Performing Arts Workshop. 
'Life On Air'
Performing Arts Workshop. 'Life On Air'
From 28 Jul 2014 To 01 Aug 2014 (Weekdays Only)
Performing Arts Classes for children ages 5-18 years.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Children's Summer Art Club with The Creation Station
Children's Summer Art Club with The Creation Station
From 21 Jul 2014 To 01 Aug 2014 (Weekdays Only)
The Creation Station is a national award winning creativity programme for children of all abilities and interests.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Education)
 Event: King's Museum Lunchtime Talk
King's Museum Lunchtime Talk
On 01 Aug 2014 (Friday Only)
Student Volunteers provide free talks introducing the current King's Museum exhibition
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Exhibitions)
 Event: Views of Scotland
Views of Scotland
From 05 Jul 2014 To 02 Aug 2014 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Photography exhibition of landscape and urban images from around Scotland.
(Theme: Exhibitions)
 Event: Summer Sessions at the Academy Aberdeen
Summer Sessions at the Academy Aberdeen
From 05 Jul 2014 To 02 Aug 2014 (Thursday and Saturday)
The Academy Aberdeen is delighted to announce a great line up of live music this summer.
(Theme: Music)
 Event: The RSPB's Dolphinwatch team bring you Face Painting & Body Art!
The RSPB's Dolphinwatch team bring you Face Painting & Body Art!
From 02 Aug 2014 To 03 Aug 2014 (Weekend Only)
Join us on our penultimate weekend and take part in all the fun.
(Theme: Crafts,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Breakneck Comedy
Breakneck Comedy
On 05 Aug 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Tuesday 5th August Breakneck Comedy: Allyson Smith Returns Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 8pm / Show 8.30pm Tickets: £5
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: Vivaldi Bach Mozart
Vivaldi Bach Mozart
On 05 Aug 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Chamber Philharmonia Cologne performing on Tuesday 5th August 2014 at 7.30 pm in Cathedral Church of St. Machar in Aberdeen
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Chamber Philharmonia Cologne
Chamber Philharmonia Cologne
On 05 Aug 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Chamber Philharmonia Cologne performing on Tuesday 5th August 2014 at 7.30 pm in Cathedral Church of St. Machar in Aberdeen 'Vivaldi' and his tremendously famous "Four Seasons" to Mozart, Bach, Rossini and Tchaikovsky.
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Victorian Time: Family Crafting Event
Victorian Time: Family Crafting Event
On 06 Aug 2014 (Wednesday Only)
Optical Illusions Free drop in crafting sessions for families, suitable for children age 3 to 10 but all welcome.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Crafts,)
 Event: National Play Day 2014
National Play Day 2014
On 06 Aug 2014 (Wednesday Only)
Come and celebrate children's right to play in Union Terrace Gardens
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Education)
 Event: Wild Dolphin Activities
Wild Dolphin Activities
On 06 Aug 2014 (Thursday Only)
Take part in fun dolphin-themed activities and find out all there is to know about these magical creatures at your local library this summer!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Education,)
 Event: Pioneer Day
Pioneer Day
On 06 Aug 2014 (Wednesday Only)
Free children's event and activities for holiday/out-of-school club groups
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Pioneer Day
Pioneer Day
On 06 Aug 2014 (Wednesday Only)
Free children's event and activities
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Positive Living
Positive Living
On 07 Aug 2014 (Thursday Only)
How to become more aware of your thoughts and influences. Taught over four successive Thursday evenings.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
 Event: Dr Sketchy Alternative Life Drawing Sessions
Dr Sketchy Alternative Life Drawing Sessions
From 07 Aug 2013 To 07 Aug 2014 (Sunday Only)
Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art school is the world's premier alternative drawing movement. Artists draw glamorous underground performers in an atmosphere of boozy conviviality.
(Theme: Visual Arts,Performing Arts)
 Event: Family Fun Summer Programme
Aberdeen Art Gallery
Family Fun Summer Programme Aberdeen Art Gallery
From 15 Jul 2014 To 08 Aug 2014 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
Keep the kids busy with free Family fun workshops at Aberdeen Art Gallery this summer.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Crafts)
 Event: Wild Dolphin Activities
Wild Dolphin Activities
On 08 Aug 2014 (Friday Only)
Take part in fun dolphin-themed activities and find out all there is to know about these magical creatures at your local library this summer!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Education,)
 Event: 'Unrecorded' by Jen Bradley
'Unrecorded' by Jen Bradley
From 21 Jun 2014 To 08 Aug 2014 (Weekend Only)
The SMART gallery is delighted to present 'Unrecorded' by Jen Bradley, winner of last years New Art Look to the North Award presented at Gray’s School of Art final year degree show.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
 Event: Breakneck Comedy
Breakneck Comedy
On 09 Aug 2014 (Saturday Only)
Saturday 9th August Breakneck Comedy: Tony Jamieson Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 8pm / Show 8.30pm Tickets: £10
(Theme: Performing Arts)

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