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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: Albacappella Barbershop BazaarAlbacappella Barbershop Bazaar
On 11 Dec 2016(Sunday Only)
Festive carols, crafts and more
(Theme: Music,Crafts)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: Old Togs New Tricks - Vintage Fayre 
Christmas EditionOld Togs New Tricks - Vintage Fayre Christmas Edition
On 11 Dec 2016(Sunday Only)
Vintage fashion, accessories, vinyl, furniture and jewellery, with music and food all day. The best Vintage Traders in the Aberdeen area, all together, under one roof. The best in Beer thanks to our hosts BrewDog Castlegate and the team at UnderDog.
(Theme: Markets,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Workshops & Courses Event: Torry Language CaféTorry Language Café
On 12 Dec 2016(Monday Only)
An informal learning opportunity for anyone whose first language is not English
(Theme: Education,Workshops & Courses,)
Business Event: Webinar: Business plan for e-shopsWebinar: Business plan for e-shops
On 12 Dec 2016(Monday Only)
Learn how to write a business plan for an online store
(Theme: Business)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: Strategies for Successful Winter ClimbingStrategies for Successful Winter Climbing
On 13 Dec 2016(Tuesday Only)
An illustrated lecture by Simon Richardson organised by the North East Mountain Trust (SCIO SC008783)
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Written Word Event: Dickensian Winter WorkshopDickensian Winter Workshop
On 14 Dec 2016
Sketch out your own winter tale at a free creative writing workshop with local writer Shane Strachan.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Written Word,)
Theatre & Shows Event: Ice Aberdeen presents Once Upon a ChristmasIce Aberdeen presents Once Upon a Christmas
From 17 Dec 2016 To 18 Dec 2016(Weekend Only)
Join the Linx Ice Arena and Skate UK this December for their annual Christmas Ice Show.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Theatre & Shows)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: Aberdeen Science Centre Christmas PartyAberdeen Science Centre Christmas Party
On 17 Dec 2016(Saturday Only)
Join us for some festive fun at our Christmas Party on 17 December!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
Environment Event: Meditation in the ParkMeditation in the Park
On 18 Dec 2016(Sunday Only)
A time for reflective contemplation assisted by music and conducted commentaries.
(Theme: Environment,Health)
Fundraising Event: Iron Broo's Mad Friday Christmas Ceilidh, fundraising for Cyrenians Aberdeen.Iron Broo's Mad Friday Christmas Ceilidh, fundraising for Cyrenians Aberdeen.
On 23 Dec 2016(Friday Only)
Chase away your Mad Friday blues with Iron Broo, A world famous local ceilidh band. A Ceilidh dance with Stovies or Macaroni at half time, helping to raise funds for the less fortunate this Christmas.
(Theme: Fundraising,Dance)
Seasonal Event: 'Nippy Dipper' Boxing Day Dip.'Nippy Dipper' Boxing Day Dip.
On 26 Dec 2016(Monday Only)
A charity dip in the chilly North Sea to raise funds for the Lord Provost's Charitable Trust and other local charities and non-profit groups.
(Theme: Fundraising,Seasonal)
Guided Walks/Tours Event: Scot Free Tours AberdeenScot Free Tours Aberdeen
On 01 Jan 2017(Sunday 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)
Performing Arts Event: Scottish Ballet's Hansel & GretelScottish Ballet's Hansel & Gretel
From 18 Jan 2017 To 21 Jan 2017(Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
A tasty winter treat
(Theme: Performing Arts,Dance)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Mapping the City: a new approach for the Digital Age
Mapping the City: a new approach for the Digital Age
On 13 Dec 2016 (Tuesday Only)
Evening Lecture in association with University of Aberdeen Museums and Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course
8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course
From 25 Oct 2016 To 13 Dec 2016 (Tuesday Only)
The intended outcome of the MBSR programme is to improve sustainable well-being.
(Theme: Health,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Fat-Suit 'Atlas' Album Launch concert
Fat-Suit 'Atlas' Album Launch concert
On 14 Dec 2016 (Wednesday Only)
Glasgow based fusion collective Fat-Suit are coming to Aberdeen as part of the launch tour for their third album - 'Atlas'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0NraYVUuvw http://www.fat-suit.co.uk/
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Gaelic Nightclasses - all levels welcome
Gaelic Nightclasses - all levels welcome
From 14 Sep 2016 To 14 Dec 2016 (Wednesday Only)
Club Gaidhlig Obar Dheathain/Aberdeen Gaelic Club offer weekly nightclasses at Rosemount Community Centre. Come along and learn gaelic in a fun, interactive environment!
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Heritage)
 Event: Intellectual Property Advice Clinics
Intellectual Property Advice Clinics
On 14 Dec 2016 (Wednesday Only)
Discuss your ideas for new products or brands with a patent attorney in the Central Library
(Theme: Business,)
 Event: CD and Book Sale
CD and Book Sale
From 30 Nov 2016 To 14 Dec 2016 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Grab a bargain at Aberdeen City Libraries' stock sale
(Theme: Markets,Written Word,)
 Event: Lunchbreak Concert: Carols for All
Lunchbreak Concert: Carols for All
On 15 Dec 2016 (Thursday Only)
Drew Tulloch (Piano) and Roger B. Williams (Director).
(Theme: Music,)
 Event: Jazz at the Blue Lamp - ABERDEEN JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Jazz at the Blue Lamp - ABERDEEN JAZZ ORCHESTRA
On 15 Dec 2016 (Thursday Only)
Get back to the great music of the Big Bands with a festive twist.
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Lunchbreak Concert: Carols for All
Lunchbreak Concert: Carols for All
On 16 Dec 2016 (Friday Only)
Drew Tulloch (Piano) and Roger B. Williams (Director).
(Theme: Music,)
 Event: Wynford Christmas Party
Wynford Christmas Party
On 17 Dec 2016 (Saturday Only)
Something to get the kids excited in the run up to Christmas!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Mud Pies on Monday afternoons
Mud Pies on Monday afternoons
From 24 Oct 2016 To 19 Dec 2016 (Monday Only)
Engaging activities over 9 weeks this Autumn at Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen, for 2 to 5 year olds to discover nature and play and explore outdoors.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Environment,)
 Event: Mud Pies on Monday mornings
Mud Pies on Monday mornings
From 24 Oct 2016 To 19 Dec 2016 (Monday Only)
Engaging activities over 9 weeks this Autumn at Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen, for 2 to 5 year olds to discover nature and play and explore outdoors.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Environment,)
 Event: Adult Jazz Classes
Adult Jazz Classes
From 23 Sep 2016 To 20 Dec 2016 (Tuesday Only)
A fun cardio based dance class that is fun friendly and for everyone. Enjoy a cardio based warm up with stretching corner work and a fun fast paced routine at the end.
(Theme: Dance,Performing Arts)
 Event: Tiny Twirlers Dance Class
Tiny Twirlers Dance Class
From 23 Sep 2016 To 20 Dec 2016 (Tuesday Only)
A fun and energetic movement based class for youngsters. age 2-5years. A great way for little ones to express themselves using props music and laughter.
(Theme: Dance,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Crafty Christmas Cards
Crafty Christmas Cards
On 21 Dec 2016
Christmas card fun in the Central Library
(Theme: Crafts,Children & Family-Friendly,)
 Event: Mud Pies on Thursday mornings
Mud Pies on Thursday mornings
From 27 Oct 2016 To 22 Dec 2016 (Thursday Only)
Engaging activities over 9 weeks this Autumn at Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen, for 2 to 5 year olds to discover nature and play and explore outdoors.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Environment,)
 Event: Scot Free Tours Aberdeen
Scot Free Tours Aberdeen
From 05 Nov 2016 To 25 Dec 2016 (Saturday 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)
 Event: ABERDEEN MARITIME MUSEUM GUIDED TOURS
ABERDEEN MARITIME MUSEUM GUIDED TOURS
From 26 May 2016 To 31 Dec 2016 (Weekend Only)
Free guided tours to the award-winning Museum!
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,)
 Event: Life Drawing Club (Launch) All The Young Nudes Aberdeen
Life Drawing Club (Launch) All The Young Nudes Aberdeen
From 21 Jun 2016 To 03 Jan 2017 (Tuesday Only)
All The Young Nudes are delighted to welcome you to our new weekly drawing session at UnderDog in Aberdeen!
(Theme: Music,Visual Arts,)
 Event: Winter Exhibition- Group Show
Winter Exhibition- Group Show
From 09 Dec 2016 To 10 Jan 2017 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Contemporary Art by best selling emerging and established Artists.
(Theme: Exhibitions)

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