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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

Countryside Event: Circling the Midnight Sun - an illustrated talk by James RaffanCircling the Midnight Sun - an illustrated talk by James Raffan
On 02 Feb 2015(Monday Only)
An Illustrated Talk by an Expert in the Canadian Arctic, presented by the Royal Scottish Geographic Society and Aberdeen University.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Countryside)
Health Event: Meditation Made EasyMeditation Made Easy
On 02 Feb 2015(Monday Only)
Introductory course to Raja Yoga meditation. Taught over four successive Monday evenings.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
Business Event: Meet the Buyer – Aberdeenshire CouncilMeet the Buyer – Aberdeenshire Council
On 03 Feb 2015(Tuesday Only)
This event is aimed at Companies who may be interested in competing for the provision of goods and services relating to construction projects, commissioned by Aberdeenshire Council.
(Theme: Business)
Fundraising Event: Charity Swap Shop and range of Pop-Up StallsCharity Swap Shop and range of Pop-Up Stalls
On 04 Feb 2015(Wednesday Only)
An evening of swapping and shopping, fuelled by bubbly and buffet!
(Theme: Fundraising,Markets)
Music Event: Aberdeen Early Music CollectiveAberdeen Early Music Collective
On 05 Feb 2015(Thursday Only)
University of Aberdeen Concert Series
(Theme: Music,Education)
Crafts Event: Suncatcher WorkshopSuncatcher Workshop
On 05 Feb 2015(Thursday Only)
Create your own fused glass suncatcher.
(Theme: Crafts)
Dance Event: Aberdeen Science Grrl CeilidhAberdeen Science Grrl Ceilidh
On 06 Feb 2015(Friday Only)
Aberdeen Science Grrls are holding a fundraising Ceilidh. There will be stovies and Ceilidh dancing with a science twist.
(Theme: Fundraising,Dance)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: Vintage Valentine FairVintage Valentine Fair
On 07 Feb 2015(Saturday Only)
Exhibits Aberdeen present a taste of Vintage and Vintage Inspired....
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Markets)
Theatre & Shows Event: Brass band hootenanny. An evening of fantastic music to raise funds for a children's playparkBrass band hootenanny. An evening of fantastic music to raise funds for a children's playpark
On 07 Feb 2015(Saturday Only)
A wonderful concert comprising music celebrating Scotland and beyond.
(Theme: Music,Theatre & Shows)
Visual Arts Event: Binary School [1]Binary School [1]
From 07 Feb 2015 To 08 Feb 2015(Saturday Only)
An evening of live electronic music from SPORKZ. FAKE NOISES. LOW ORBIT ION CANNON
(Theme: Music,Visual Arts)
Environment Event: Honey bees: fascinating, important and threatenedHoney bees: fascinating, important and threatened
On 12 Feb 2015(Thursday Only)
Local beekeeper and former Chair of Aberdeen and District Beekeepers Association John Cooper describes the wonder of honey bees and the unique role that bees play in our food production.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Environment)
Films Event: Film Nights With connected babyFilm Nights With connected baby
On 20 Feb 2015(Tuesday Only)
Free film screening of 'the connected baby', a film looking at attachment and connection in babies. Ideal viewing for parents, students, nursery nurses, heathcare workers and anybody interested in how we connect as humans.
(Theme: Films,Children & Family-Friendly)
Performing Arts Event: Clean Water Gala 2015Clean Water Gala 2015
On 28 Feb 2015(Saturday Only)
The Aqua Initiative Clean Water Gala works to raise awareness and funds for those without access to clean water and sanitation.
(Theme: Fundraising,Performing Arts,)
Exhibitions Event: Vintage Wedding ShowVintage Wedding Show
On 01 Mar 2015(Sunday Only)
The Vintage Wedding Show is Scotland's boutique wedding event for the bride searching for good quality, originality and style.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Heritage Event: Blairs Museum: the museum of Scotland's Catholic Heritage. Part of the Elphinstone 500 Lecture Programme.Blairs Museum: the museum of Scotland's Catholic Heritage. Part of the Elphinstone 500 Lecture Programme.
On 05 Mar 2015(Thursday Only)
Blairs Museum Manager, Ian Forbes, introduces the collections of Catholic art and artefacts held at Blairs Museum at Maryculter.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Heritage)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Culter Hillwalking Club Sunday Walk February 1st
Culter Hillwalking Club Sunday Walk February 1st
On 01 Feb 2015 (Sunday Only)
Strathfinella, near Auchnblae a circular walk, Distance 17k, Ascent 650 metres, OS map 45
(Theme: Countryside,Environment)
 Event: Business Workshop at the Central Library
Business Workshop at the Central Library
On 04 Feb 2015
Find your target market using online premium business resources, free with library membership.
(Theme: Business,Workshops & Courses,)
 Event: Jazz at the Blue Lamp - JIM MULLEN ORGAN TRIO
Jazz at the Blue Lamp - JIM MULLEN ORGAN TRIO
On 05 Feb 2015 (Thursday Only)
The Jim Mullen Organ Trio bring together three of the leading jazz exponents in the UK. Led by legendary Jazz Guitar Uber Statesman Jim Mullen, with Mike Gorman on organ and Matt Skelton on drums.
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Simple Cabochon Wrap
Simple Cabochon Wrap
On 07 Feb 2015 (Saturday Only)
Learn to wire wrap flat stone pieces in this jewellery making workshop to make them into wearable pendants.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Beginners jewellery making
Beginners jewellery making
On 07 Feb 2015 (Saturday Only)
A great introduction to a variety of jewellery making techniques brought to you from Bead Pop.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Gaelic language day course
Gaelic language day course
On 07 Feb 2015 (Saturday Only)
Gaelic language day course for beginners and improvers
(Theme: Education,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Brass Band Hootenanny
Brass Band Hootenanny
On 07 Feb 2015 (Saturday Only)
Music Celebrating Scotland and Beyond. In aid of Inchgarth Community Centre Playpark
(Theme: Music,Fundraising)
 Event: Code The City 3 – Hack Community Information
Code The City 3 – Hack Community Information
From 07 Feb 2015 To 08 Feb 2015 (Weekend Only)
Following on from the success of the two events we ran in 2014, we now invite you to get involved in the first of 2015.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Education)
 Event: Look After Yourself
Look After Yourself
On 09 Feb 2015 (Monday Only)
When we look after our own self first, then we are better equipped to look after others. To be responsible is different from being selfish. Self care is important.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Health)
 Event: Experience as a Himalayan Porter
Experience as a Himalayan Porter
On 10 Feb 2015 (Tuesday Only)
An illustrated lecture on living and working as a Himalayan porter.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Rediscoveries 3: Denis Smalley, A Portrait
Rediscoveries 3: Denis Smalley, A Portrait
On 12 Feb 2015 (Thursday Only)
University of Aberdeen Concert Series
(Theme: Music,Education)
 Event: 'De sex pueri chori': Elphinstone and Music of his time. Part of the Elphinstone 500 Lecture Programme
'De sex pueri chori': Elphinstone and Music of his time. Part of the Elphinstone 500 Lecture Programme
On 12 Feb 2015 (Thursday Only)
David J. Smith and Frauke Jürgensen, from the University of Aberdeen's Music Department, explore the role of music in worship, and introduce the sort of pieces that might have been part of a broader musical culture in Aberdeen in Bishop Elphinstone’s day.
(Theme: Music,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Ladies Love Crafts Day
Ladies Love Crafts Day
On 14 Feb 2015 (Saturday Only)
Brought to you by Bead Pop and RockingStitch - spend the most 'romantic' day of the year giving yourself some crafty TLC while celebrating your love of all things Crafty!
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Northfield.
Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Northfield.
From 29 Sep 2014 To 23 Feb 2015 (Monday Only)
'Connect' a visual art and textile project for adults with artist Linsay Macdonald
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Crafts)
 Event: Lift: arts and wellbeing project in the City Centre.
Lift: arts and wellbeing project in the City Centre.
From 30 Sep 2014 To 24 Feb 2015 (Tuesday Only)
Upstream / Downstream art inspired by nature with artist Kevin Andrew Morris
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Crafts)
 Event: Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Seaton.
Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Seaton.
From 01 Oct 2014 To 25 Feb 2015 (Wednesday Only)
'Connect' a visual art and textile project for adults with artist Linsay Macdonald
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Crafts)
 Event: Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Tillydrone.
Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Tillydrone.
From 01 Oct 2014 To 25 Feb 2015 (Wednesday Only)
'A Community Singing Project' with musician Abi Sinar.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Music)
 Event: Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Cummings Park.
Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Cummings Park.
From 01 Oct 2014 To 25 Feb 2015 (Wednesday Only)
A Community Singing Project' with musician Abi Sinar.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Music)
 Event: Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Woodside.
Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Woodside.
From 01 Oct 2014 To 25 Feb 2015 (Wednesday Only)
'Step into my Parlour' with singer Michelle Burke.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Music)
 Event: Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Torry.
Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Torry.
From 01 Oct 2014 To 25 Feb 2015 (Wednesday Only)
'Step into my Parlour' singing workshops with performer Michelle Burke.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Music)

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