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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: PUT YOURSELF IN THE PICTUREPUT YOURSELF IN THE PICTURE
On 25 Sep 2017(Monday Only)
Step back in time and discover a world before selfies!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,)
Films Event: Director's Cut - Tina Gharavi with 'I am Nasrine'Director's Cut - Tina Gharavi with 'I am Nasrine'
On 25 Sep 2017(Monday Only)
Join us for this special Director's Cut with BAFTA nominated screenwriter and director Tina Gharavi, featuring her highly acclaimed film 'I am Nasrine'.
(Theme: Films,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Theatre & Shows Event: Laugh in the AtticLaugh in the Attic
On 26 Sep 2017(Tuesday Only)
Monthly comedy show in Aberdeen showcasing acts from all over the Scottish Comedy Circuit
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Performing Arts)
Sport & Games Event: Book Launch: Stand By Your Reds by Bryan CooneyBook Launch: Stand By Your Reds by Bryan Cooney
On 27 Sep 2017(Wednesday Only)
A book launch event to celebrate the publication of Stand By Your Reds: An uncompromising history of the Dandy Dons by Bryan Cooney.
(Theme: Written Word,Sport & Games)
Heritage Event: The edible archiveThe edible archive
On 27 Sep 2017(Wednesday Only)
As part of the Hungry Histories series delve into the history of food in Aberdeen's UNESCO recognised archives
(Theme: Heritage,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Business Event: Business Boosters - Responsible Business, why it’s good for your community and your businessBusiness Boosters - Responsible Business, why it’s good for your community and your business
On 27 Sep 2017(Wednesday Only)
Business in the Community Scotland, Scotland's leading charity devoted to promoting responsible business practice is pleased to share their insight from thirty five years of working with responsible businesses, large and small across Scotland.
(Theme: Business)
Music Event: Lunchbreak Concert: AMANDA BABINGTON (Baroque Violin)CLAIRE BABINGTON (Baroque Cello) ROGER B WILLIAMS (Harpsichord)Lunchbreak Concert: AMANDA BABINGTON (Baroque Violin)CLAIRE BABINGTON (Baroque Cello) ROGER B WILLIAMS (Harpsichord)
On 28 Sep 2017(Thursday Only)
Welcome to Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums’ 2017/18 season of Lunchbreak Concerts.
(Theme: Music,)
Crafts Event: Scrimshaw printing, 11amScrimshaw printing, 11am
On 28 Sep 2017(Thursday Only)
Lisa Gribbon introduces the simple technique of scrimshaw printing, an artform developed by sailors.
(Theme: Crafts,)
Design Event: Scottish Home Show 2017Scottish Home Show 2017
From 29 Sep 2017 To 01 Oct 2017(Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
The Scottish Home Show is an exhibition showcasing the latest in home improvements, garden design, furniture, gadgets and interiors.
(Theme: Design,Exhibitions)
Education Event: EXPLORATHON IN THE CITY CENTREEXPLORATHON IN THE CITY CENTRE
On 29 Sep 2017(Friday Only)
A day of hands on science, research, fun and learning. Join researchers from the University of Aberdeen to discover the latest research and how it affects all of our lives.
(Theme: Education)
Exhibitions Event: The Cornerstone Foundation Art FairThe Cornerstone Foundation Art Fair
From 29 Sep 2017 To 30 Sep 2017(Friday and Saturday)
The Cornerstone Foundation is hosting a pop-up Art Fair, showcasing the work of Scottish and national award-winning artists.
(Theme: Visual Arts,Exhibitions)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: EXPLORATHON Pub Quiz!EXPLORATHON Pub Quiz!
On 29 Sep 2017(Friday Only)
Exciting museums and object based pub quiz
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Fundraising Event: World's Biggest Coffee MorningWorld's Biggest Coffee Morning
On 30 Sep 2017(Saturday Only)
17th Aberdeen Scout Group is hosting a World's Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support. Lots of fun, cakes and cuppa.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fundraising)
Health Event: Meditation CourseMeditation Course
On 02 Oct 2017(Monday Only)
No hard mats, special clothes, difficult positions or chants to learn! This is open eyed meditation whilst relaxed sitting in a chair.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
Storytelling Event: Doric EveningDoric Evening
On 06 Oct 2017(Friday Only)
Doric Evening of poems song and music
(Theme: Performing Arts,Storytelling)
Markets Event: Aberdeen Ministry of CraftsAberdeen Ministry of Crafts
On 07 Oct 2017(Saturday Only)
Craft and local fair to be held the 1st Saturday of every month - sharing with you some of the best creative independent business from the Aberdeen area.
(Theme: Crafts,Markets)
Environment Event: Meditate in the Park - World Meditation HourMeditate in the Park - World Meditation Hour
On 15 Oct 2017(Sunday Only)
Every third Sunday of the month is a pre-designated time across the world to sit for an hour and to give thoughts of peace to those in need.
(Theme: Environment,Health)
Dance Event: A CELEBRATION OF ARGENTINE TANGOA CELEBRATION OF ARGENTINE TANGO
On 21 Oct 2017(Saturday Only)
Two workshops and Milonga presented by International tango teachers, Alexandra Wood and Guillermo Torrens. In the delightful ballroom of the Northern Hotel. An event supported by Tango Aberdeen.
(Theme: Dance,Workshops & Courses)
Young People Event: Teen Halloween scream!Teen Halloween scream!
On 27 Oct 2017(Friday Only)
Learn to move like a zombie or cook like a killer. Try out murderous make-up techniques. Make your Halloween 2017 a night to remember!
(Theme: Crafts,Young People,)
Seasonal Event: Dobbies hosts first ever fireworks event
Guy Fawkes Evening at Dobbies Garden Centre
Dobbies hosts first ever fireworks event Guy Fawkes Evening at Dobbies Garden Centre
On 03 Nov 2017(Friday Only)
An occasion to be enjoyed by all the family, this November head down to your local Dobbies Garden Centres for an evening of delicious food, show stopping fireworks displays, shopping and more.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Seasonal,)
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)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Hands-on history
Hands-on history
From 22 Sep 2017 To 25 Sep 2017
Discover some of the amazing history, heritage and archaeology on your doorstep during Scottish Archaeology Month.
(Theme: Heritage,)
 Event: Authentic Argentine Tango Events Week with International Meastro Damian Thompson in Residency
Authentic Argentine Tango Events Week with International Meastro Damian Thompson in Residency
From 16 Sep 2017 To 26 Sep 2017 (Everyday)
We are passionate about bringing the best of Tango to all; total beginner or experienced; solo or coupled; something for everyone!
(Theme: Dance,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Scrimshaw printing, 2.30pm
Scrimshaw printing, 2.30pm
On 28 Sep 2017 (Thursday Only)
Lisa Gribbon introduces the simple technique of scrimshaw printing, an artform developed by sailors.
(Theme: Crafts,)
 Event: Pieces From A Broken Land Exhibition
Pieces From A Broken Land Exhibition
From 04 Sep 2017 To 29 Sep 2017 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
An exhibition of mixed media art inspired by a year in the West Bank.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Written Word)
 Event: Volunteering Recruitment Open Day
Volunteering Recruitment Open Day
On 29 Sep 2017 (Friday Only)
Come along and find out about volunteering at the Gordon Highlanders Museum; Tea Room, Museum Guide, Education, Gardening, Handy Person
(Theme: Heritage)
 Event: FIRE AND ICE: THE REAL HISTORY AND SCIENCE  
BEHIND GAME OF THRONES
FIRE AND ICE: THE REAL HISTORY AND SCIENCE BEHIND GAME OF THRONES
On 29 Sep 2017 (Friday Only)
As part of EXPLORATHON join in this thrilling night of history and science!
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: DISCOVERY NIGHT AT ABERDEEN SCIENCE CENTRE
DISCOVERY NIGHT AT ABERDEEN SCIENCE CENTRE
On 29 Sep 2017 (Friday Only)
Part of EXPLORATHON join us in an evening of hands on fun, science and much more!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: THE GREENLAND ICE SHEET
THE GREENLAND ICE SHEET
On 29 Sep 2017 (Friday Only)
Join us for this talk as part of EXPLORATHON at Aberdeen Science Centre.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: EXPLORING FOR EVIDENCE OF LIFE
EXPLORING FOR EVIDENCE OF LIFE
On 29 Sep 2017 (Friday Only)
Join us as part of EXPLORATHON at Aberdeen Science Centre for this talk.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: PITCH PERFECT: TALK AND INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP
PITCH PERFECT: TALK AND INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP
On 29 Sep 2017 (Friday Only)
Join us at EXPLORATHON at Aberdeen Science Centre for this pitch perfect talk!
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: OUR SPECTACULAR COAST: THE IMPORTANCE OF 
ABERDEEN BAY FOR COMMUNITY WELLBEING
OUR SPECTACULAR COAST: THE IMPORTANCE OF ABERDEEN BAY FOR COMMUNITY WELLBEING
On 29 Sep 2017 (Friday Only)
EXPLORATHON at Aberdeen Maritime Museum-join us for this free talk about Aberdeen Bay
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
 Event: PECHAKUCHA ABERDEEN
PECHAKUCHA ABERDEEN
On 29 Sep 2017 (Friday Only)
EXPLORATHON special PechaKucha talks evening
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: CAFÉ SCI SPECIAL: HOW DO YOU TURN CRUDE OIL INTO PLASTIC BAGS?
CAFÉ SCI SPECIAL: HOW DO YOU TURN CRUDE OIL INTO PLASTIC BAGS?
On 29 Sep 2017 (Friday Only)
EXPLORATHON special Café Sci
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: SCI-SCREEN: TOTAL RECALL
SCI-SCREEN: TOTAL RECALL
On 29 Sep 2017 (Friday Only)
EXPLOTATHON special showing of the original TOTAL RECALL
(Theme: Films)
 Event: Kirk Coffee
Kirk Coffee
From 09 Jun 2017 To 29 Sep 2017 (Friday Only)
Tea, coffee and light refreshments at the Kirk of St Nicholas Uniting, Aberdeen.
(Theme: Fundraising,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Chronicles of Cove
Chronicles of Cove
From 21 Aug 2017 To 30 Sep 2017
Come visit Cove Library to celebrate 125 years of the Central Library.
(Theme: Exhibitions,)
 Event: THE GATEWAY TO THE NORTH: ABERDEEN HARBOUR 1136-1660
THE GATEWAY TO THE NORTH: ABERDEEN HARBOUR 1136-1660
From 10 Sep 2016 To 30 Sep 2017 (Everyday)
This new display presents the early history of Aberdeen Harbour.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Heritage,)
 Event: Rob Rouse at Breakneck comedy
Rob Rouse at Breakneck comedy
On 30 Sep 2017 (Saturday Only)
Aberdeen premier comedy club
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: From The Jam - The Gift 35th Anniversary Tour 2017
From The Jam - The Gift 35th Anniversary Tour 2017
On 30 Sep 2017 (Saturday Only)
From the Jam featuring former The Jam bassist Bruce Foxton and legendary vocalist & guitarist Russell Hastings are celebrating 35 years since the release of The Gift, The Jam’s sixth and final album.
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Cathedral Classics
Cathedral Classics
On 30 Sep 2017 (Saturday Only)
An Hour of Beautiful Melodies
(Theme: Music)

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