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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: Forehill School Community FairForehill School Community Fair
On 30 Jun 2015(Saturday Only)
Community fair with stalls, inflatables for the kids and Circus Sensible and their baby big top
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Senior Citizens/50+ Event: Zumba Gold free taster sessionZumba Gold free taster session
On 30 Jun 2015(Tuesday and Wednesday)
Midstocket Community Association are hosting free taster session events for the whole family to participate on 9th June, 15-20th June, 30th and 1st July
(Theme: Senior Citizens/50+)
Markets Event: Aberdeen Ministry of CraftsAberdeen Ministry of Crafts
On 04 Jul 2015(Saturday Only)
Makers market which offers high quality arts, crafts and local produce.
(Theme: Crafts,Markets)
Storytelling Event: Summer Reading Challenge Launch Event with MacastorySummer Reading Challenge Launch Event with Macastory
On 04 Jul 2015
Storytellers Ron and Fergus from Macastory will launch the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland in Aberdeen City Libraries
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
Music Event: Khyber Pass Association (KPA) Fundraiser NightKhyber Pass Association (KPA) Fundraiser Night
On 06 Jul 2015(Sunday Only)
The Khyber Pass Association (KPA) FUNDRAISER for underprivileged children in Aberdeen
(Theme: Fundraising,Music)
Design Event: Gray's School of Art, Short Course EXTRA
4 Day: Introduction to Fundamental Fashion and Textile DesignGray's School of Art, Short Course EXTRA 4 Day: Introduction to Fundamental Fashion and Textile Design
From 06 Jul 2015 To 09 Jul 2015(Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
This course is perfect for students who wish to pursue their interest in the fashion and textile industry with progression onto degree level study.
(Theme: Design,Workshops & Courses,)
Business Event: Business Workshop at the Central LibraryBusiness Workshop at the Central Library
On 08 Jul 2015
Find your target market using online premium business resources, free with library membership.
(Theme: Business,Workshops & Courses,)
Guided Walks/Tours Event: TOLBOOTH TOURSTOLBOOTH TOURS
On 10 Jul 2015(Friday Only)
Enjoy a tour of The Tolbooth Museum.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Heritage,)
Written Word Event: Estelle Maskame signingEstelle Maskame signing
On 11 Jul 2015(Saturday Only)
Estelle Maskame, author of the internet sensation "Did I Mention I Love You", will be in store signing copies of her debut novel!
(Theme: Young People,Written Word)
Exhibitions Event: Extreme stunt Show.Extreme stunt Show.
From 11 Jul 2015 To 12 Jul 2015(Weekend Only)
The Extreme Stunt show is heading back to Aberdeen for 2 days with brand new show 'Air Battle'
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Exhibitions)
Countryside Event: Perwinnes Moss - OrienteeringPerwinnes Moss - Orienteering
On 15 Jul 2015(Wednesday Only)
Gramp Orienteers Wednesday Evening Summer Series Event
(Theme: Sport & Games,Countryside)
Performing Arts Event: KATYA - Season 7 RuPaul Drag Queen @ CheerzKATYA - Season 7 RuPaul Drag Queen @ Cheerz
On 30 Jul 2015(Thursday Only)
The next RuPaul Drag Queen to visit Cheerz Club from RPDR Season 7 is Katya Zamolodchikova Live in Cheerz Nightclub on the 30th July.
(Theme: Performing Arts)
Education Event: Energetica Summer Festival - OPAL Bugs Count SurveyEnergetica Summer Festival - OPAL Bugs Count Survey
On 08 Aug 2015(Saturday Only)
Now in its third year, the Energetica Summer Festival is expanding and offering an ever bigger selection of activities to residents and visitors. From guided walks and wildlife spotting to tours of the BrewDog brewery, there's plenty to choose from.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Education)
Visual Arts Event: Aberdeen Art Fair 2015Aberdeen Art Fair 2015
From 04 Sep 2015 To 06 Sep 2015(Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
The AAF offers visitors the opportunity to view and buy a wide range of art from a broad range of galleries and artists from across Scotland and the UK.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Visual Arts)
Theatre & Shows Event: Pick of the FringePick of the Fringe
On 23 Sep 2015(Wednesday Only)
Exclusive Evening of Comedy and Entertainment.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Theatre & Shows,)
Dance Event: The Red Carpet EventThe Red Carpet Event
On 26 Sep 2015
In Aid Of Alzheimer Scotland and Friends Of Anchor
(Theme: Dance,Fundraising,)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Sticks and Stones
Sticks and Stones
From 04 Jun 2015 To 02 Jul 2015 (Thursday Only)
Outdoor fun for the under 2s!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Environment)
 Event: See the Unseen: Open Night & Art Exhibition
See the Unseen: Open Night & Art Exhibition
From 28 May 2015 To 02 Jul 2015 (Weekdays Only)
Featuring local artist, Isaac James Menzies Jackson, you are invited to come along to our advanced preview of his exhibition as part of Art in the Waiting Room on Thursday 28th May, 6.30pm to 8.00pm
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fundraising)
 Event: Danestone Community Gala
Danestone Community Gala
From 17 Apr 2015 To 04 Jul 2015 (Everyday)
Great fun for all the family to help support your local community
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
 Event: Energetica Summer Festival - Dolphinwatch at Torry Battery
Energetica Summer Festival - Dolphinwatch at Torry Battery
On 11 Jul 2015 (Saturday Only)
Now in its third year, the Energetica Summer Festival is expanding and offering an ever bigger selection of activities to residents and visitors. From guided walks and wildlife spotting to tours of the BrewDog brewery, there's plenty to choose from.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Guided Walks/Tours)
 Event: The Media Centre's 10th Birthday Party!
The Media Centre's 10th Birthday Party!
On 11 Jul 2015
Visit the Central Library today for a whole host of fun activities, musical performances and cake to celebrate the Media Centre turning 10!
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Music,)
 Event: Beginners photography guided walk with RSPB Dolphinwatch
Beginners photography guided walk with RSPB Dolphinwatch
On 11 Jul 2015 (Saturday Only)
Join the RSPB Dolphinwatch team and experience amateur wildlife photographer, Alan Belton, for a beginners photography guided walk.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: North East Trades Awards
North East Trades Awards
On 12 Jul 2015 (Friday Only)
Celebrating excellence throughout Scotland's construction industry
(Theme: Business)
 Event: Hell Yeah // Feast Your Eyes
Hell Yeah // Feast Your Eyes
From 27 Jun 2015 To 18 Jul 2015 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
From Saturday 6 June, Hell Yeah will be taking over Peacock Visual Arts to draw a sugar loaded, popcorn poppin', over indulgent large-scale illustration installation on the walls of our main gallery!
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
 Event: Snowblind Eyes
Snowblind Eyes
From 27 Jun 2015 To 21 Jul 2015 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Paintings and models by Catherine Ross Gray's School of Art graduate.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
 Event: Summer Family Fun at Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Summer Family Fun at Aberdeen Maritime Museum
From 14 Jul 2015 To 08 Aug 2015 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday)
Families can get creative together at Aberdeen Maritime Museum this summer with our free drop-in sessions. Artist Emma-Leigh McKay will be on hand to help you craft your own artworks, inspired by the intriguing museum displays.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Crafts,)
 Event: New Balls Please!
New Balls Please!
From 01 Apr 2015 To 09 Aug 2015 (Everyday)
This exhibition takes The Tennis Party, Sir John Lavery’s famous painting of the urban middle classes at play as inspiration.
(Theme: Exhibitions,)
 Event: RSPB Dolphinwatch
RSPB Dolphinwatch
From 16 Apr 2015 To 16 Aug 2015 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Did you know that Aberdeen is one of the best places to see dolphins in the UK?
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Countryside)
 Event: Fossils & Funny Bones
Fossils & Funny Bones
From 18 Jun 2015 To 30 Aug 2015 (Everyday)
This Summer stomp in the footsteps of GIANTS with our multi-sensory exhibition ‘Fossils and Funny Bones’!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Young People)
 Event: Castlegate Theatre School.
Castlegate Theatre School.
From 10 Sep 2014 To 01 Sep 2015 (Wednesday Only)
Musical Theatre for 8 - 16 year olds.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: The Far North: Frozen Stars, Shifting Ice and the Silence Beyond
The Far North: Frozen Stars, Shifting Ice and the Silence Beyond
From 03 Apr 2015 To 20 Sep 2015 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Our new exhibition in the University Library Gallery explores the idea of the The Far North through contemporary art and music, historical artefacts and written words.
(Theme: Heritage,Visual Arts)
 Event: Blues Jam Downstairs at the Malt Mill.
Blues Jam Downstairs at the Malt Mill.
From 24 Sep 2014 To 24 Sep 2015 (Wednesday Only)
A co-op of local musicians gather to celebrate and play the Blues.
(Theme: Music,Theatre & Shows)
 Event: ACT2 Acting Workshops.
ACT2 Acting Workshops.
From 06 Oct 2014 To 06 Oct 2015 (Monday Only)
Acting workshops for 12-18 years.
(Theme: Performing Arts,Young People)
 Event: ACTDAFT Acting Workshops.
ACTDAFT Acting Workshops.
From 09 Oct 2014 To 09 Oct 2015 (Thursday Only)
Devised theatre for 12-16 years.
(Theme: Performing Arts,Young People)
 Event: CTS Seniors.
CTS Seniors.
From 10 Oct 2014 To 10 Oct 2015 (Friday Only)
Musical Theatre for 16 to 25 year olds.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Performing Arts,)
 Event: Saturday Drama Workshops.
Saturday Drama Workshops.
From 10 Sep 2014 To 10 Oct 2015 (Wednesday and Friday)
Workshops for kids ages 3 yrs to 12 yrs.
(Theme: Performing Arts,Children & Family-Friendly)

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