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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: Bridge Building Challenge: Family Fun EventBridge Building Challenge: Family Fun Event
On 26 Jul 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,Exhibitions)
Crafts Event: Introduction to Jewellery MakingIntroduction to Jewellery Making
On 26 Jul 2014(Saturday Only)
The perfect class for beginners to jewellery making.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
Performing Arts Event: Breakneck ComedyBreakneck Comedy
On 26 Jul 2014(Saturday Only)
Saturday 26th July Breakneck Comedy: Paul Pirie Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 8pm / Show 8.30pm Tickets: £10
(Theme: Performing Arts)
Sport & Games Event: Granite City Roller Girls vs. Fierce Valley Roller GirlsGranite City Roller Girls vs. Fierce Valley Roller Girls
On 26 Jul 2014(Saturday Only)
Our next home game will see GCRG's Northern Fights take on the FVRG's Parma Violents!
(Theme: Sport & Games)
Storytelling Event: Mythical Maze Activities at Mastrick LibraryMythical Maze Activities at Mastrick Library
On 26 Jul 2014
Free event for children taking part in the Mythical Maze Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
Guided Walks/Tours Event: Photography WalksPhotography Walks
From 26 Jul 2014 To 27 Jul 2014(Weekend Only)
RSPB Scotland's Dolphinwatch team are running two guided walks around Torry Battery headland, aimed at developing photography skills.
(Theme: Environment,Guided Walks/Tours,)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: Big Positive Weekend 26 Jul - 27 Jul 2014Big Positive Weekend 26 Jul - 27 Jul 2014
From 26 Jul 2014 To 27 Jul 2014(Weekend Only)
The Big Positive Weekend is coming to Union Square on 26 and 27 July.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Environment)
Education Event: Wild Dolphin ActivitiesWild Dolphin Activities
On 28 Jul 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,)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: King's Museum Lunchtime TalkKing's Museum Lunchtime Talk
On 30 Jul 2014(Wednesday Only)
Student Volunteers provide free talks introducing the current King's Museum exhibition
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Exhibitions)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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: The LadyBoys Of Bangkok.
The LadyBoys Of Bangkok.
From 18 Jul 2014 To 27 Jul 2014 (Everyday)
The Lady Boys of Bangkok are back in another sizzling and seductive production.
(Theme: Performing Arts,Theatre & Shows)
 Event: Wild Dolphin Activities
Wild Dolphin Activities
On 29 Jul 2014 (Tuesday 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: Breakneck Comedy
Breakneck Comedy
On 29 Jul 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Tuesday 29th July Breakneck Comedy: Vladimir McTavish Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 8pm / Show 8.30pm Tickets: £10
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: Wild Dolphin Activities
Wild Dolphin Activities
On 30 Jul 2014 (Wednesday 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: Child Migration from the Orphan Homes of Scotland
Child Migration from the Orphan Homes of Scotland
On 31 Jul 2014 (Thursday Only)
This illustrated talk discusses child migration from the Orphan Homes of Scotland (the organisation that would become Quarriers) from 1872 until 1960, as part of the New Found Land exhibition programme
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Exhibitions)
 Event: King's Museum Lunchtime Talk
King's Museum Lunchtime Talk
On 31 Jul 2014 (Thursday Only)
Student Volunteers provide free talks introducing the current King's Museum exhibition
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Exhibitions)
 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: 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: 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: Breakneck Comedy
Breakneck 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)
 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: 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: Chainmaille: Wave Bracelet
Chainmaille: Wave Bracelet
On 02 Aug 2014 (Saturday Only)
Jewellery making class at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Pass It On Day
Pass 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)
 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)
 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: Mini-Fete Fun Day
Mini-Fete Fun Day
On 03 Aug 2014 (Sunday Only)
Family fun
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,)
 Event: Wild Dolphin Activities
Wild 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,)
 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: 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)

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