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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

Films Event: Half a Yellow Sun.Half a Yellow Sun.
On 30 Sep 2014(Tuesday Only)
CSID will screen the Nigerian film Half a Yellow Sun on 30th September.
(Theme: Films)
Performing Arts Event: Breakneck ComedyBreakneck Comedy
On 30 Sep 2014(Tuesday Only)
Tuesday 30th September Breakneck Comedy: Bruce Fummey Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 8pm / Show 8.30pm Tickets: £5
(Theme: Performing Arts)
Seasonal Event: Union Square Student Sessions.Union Square Student Sessions.
On 01 Oct 2014(Wednesday Only)
Abderdeen's biggest student day.
(Theme: Seasonal,Young People)
Education Event: Why the End of Poverty requires the End of Violence.Why the End of Poverty requires the End of Violence.
On 01 Oct 2014(Wednesday Only)
A talk by Andy Bevan of the International Justice Mission, UK
(Theme: Education,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Workshops & Courses Event: Poetry Workshop with Sheena BlackhallPoetry Workshop with Sheena Blackhall
On 01 Oct 2014
Aberdeen City Libraries presents this free creative writing workshop for all ages and abilities led by local published poet Sheena Blackhall
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Written Word,)
Music Event: Music co-Operative Scotland.Music co-Operative Scotland.
On 02 Oct 2014(Thursday Only)
Schubert: Octet Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel
(Theme: Music,Education)
Exhibitions Event: King's Museum Lunchtime Talk.King's Museum Lunchtime Talk.
On 02 Oct 2014(Thursday Only)
Student Volunteers provide free talks introducing the current King's Museum exhibition.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Exhibitions)
Heritage Event: Gaelic Place-names of North East Scotland.Gaelic Place-names of North East Scotland.
On 03 Oct 2014(Friday Only)
A talk by Dr Jake King of Sabhal Mor Ostaig and Edinburgh University on the Gaelic Place-names of North East Scotland.
(Theme: Heritage,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Markets Event: Aberdeen Ministry of CraftsAberdeen Ministry of Crafts
On 04 Oct 2014(Saturday Only)
Over 20 stalls will be at our free entry indoor market.
(Theme: Crafts,Markets)
Fundraising Event: The Dee Don Walkathon 2014.The Dee Don Walkathon 2014.
On 04 Oct 2014(Friday and Saturday)
A simple sponsored walk for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland along Aberdeen Beach Promenade from the Dee to the Don and back!
(Theme: Fundraising,Health)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: Rosemount Learning Centre Open Day! 10am - 2pm. Saturday the 4th of October. Free Event!Rosemount Learning Centre Open Day! 10am - 2pm. Saturday the 4th of October. Free Event!
On 04 Oct 2014(Saturday Only)
An Open Day to showcase the past, present and future of Rosemount Learning Centre. Highlighting all the activities the centre has to offer to the community.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fairs, Festivals, Galas,)
Countryside Event: Culter Hillwalking Club Sunday Walk October 5th.Culter Hillwalking Club Sunday Walk October 5th.
On 05 Oct 2014(Sunday Only)
Circular walk from Auchallater Car Park (A93 south of Braemar) to Creag nan Gabhar Distance 14 km. Ascent 490 metres. OS Map 43.
(Theme: Countryside,Environment)
Theatre & Shows Event: The Trickery - Aberdeen's premier Cabaret Show.The Trickery - Aberdeen's premier Cabaret Show.
On 05 Oct 2014(Sunday Only)
The Trickery strives every month to bring you the very best variety/alternative acts from all over the world. Over 18s only - show contains bad language and partial nudity.
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Performing Arts)
Senior Citizens/50+ Event: Altered Books Workshop with Aberdeen City LibrariesAltered Books Workshop with Aberdeen City Libraries
On 06 Oct 2014
Learn how to create unique and beautiful artwork out of disused and unwanted books with Edinburgh-based artist Isabell Buenz.
(Theme: Crafts,Senior Citizens/50+,)
Dance Event: DanceLiveDanceLive
From 07 Oct 2014 To 28 Oct 2014(Everyday)
Festival of Contemporary Dance
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Dance)
Sport & Games Event: A Lecture on the Munro Society.A Lecture on the Munro Society.
On 15 Oct 2014(Wednesday Only)
The background and work of the Munro Society.
(Theme: Sport & Games,Environment)
Storytelling Event: Stories and their Stories.Stories and their Stories.
On 28 Oct 2014(Tuesday Only)
A lecture from Lawrence Tulloch and Tom Muir, Storytellers.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Storytelling)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Back to the Moon for Good: The Planetarium Show
Back to the Moon for Good: The Planetarium Show
From 05 Jul 2014 To 30 Sep 2014 (Everyday)
Satrosphere are proud to announce our brand new planetarium show for the summer holidays, Google's "Back to the Moon for Good".
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Films)
 Event: Kildrummy Castle Hotel Art 2014
Kildrummy Castle Hotel Art 2014
From 01 Jul 2014 To 30 Sep 2014 (Everyday)
Exhibition of art by French artist Corine Pagny housed in the historic Kildrummy Castle Hotel. Titled “Geste Nu”, the paintings and drawings explore the form and rhythm of the human body.
(Theme: Visual Arts,Exhibitions)
 Event: FREE SINGING COURSE FOR MEN
FREE SINGING COURSE FOR MEN
From 15 Sep 2014 To 01 Oct 2014 (Monday Only)
Gents, Do you say "I can't sing" - You've probably not been Shown How, Come along, and we'll Show you how in a fun an relaxed way. Singing is Fun and Healthy, To those of you who say you can't sing - Of course you Can! see website for details.
(Theme: Music,Performing Arts)
 Event: National Poetry Day workshop with Olive M. Rich at Tillydrone Library
National Poetry Day workshop with Olive M. Rich at Tillydrone Library
On 02 Oct 2014
Aberdeen City Libraries celebrates National Poetry Day with this free creative writing workshop for all ages and abilities led by local poet Olive M. Rich
(Theme: Written Word,Workshops & Courses,)
 Event: Jazz at the Blue Lamp - Mackenzie Milligan Duo
Jazz at the Blue Lamp - Mackenzie Milligan Duo
On 02 Oct 2014 (Thursday Only)
Guitarist Kevin Mackenzie and Dave Milligan on piano explore the diverse catalogue of music and musicians that have most inspired them on their way to the top of Scottish jazz.
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Concert to raise funds for seafarers.
Concert to raise funds for seafarers.
On 03 Oct 2014 (Friday Only)
Jacqui Lawrence, an international soprano has been invited from London to sing her favourite songs and arias among the walls of St. Peter's Church in the Castlegate (also called as the Hidden Gem of Aberdeen)
(Theme: Performing Arts,Music)
 Event: Breathless Breastless Project. A breast cancer awareness art exhibition.
Breathless Breastless Project. A breast cancer awareness art exhibition.
From 09 Sep 2014 To 03 Oct 2014 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
A team of talented artists have come together to work with breast cancer survivors to tell of real breast cancer journeys. A challenging exhibition containing powerful and compelling images. Note the exhibition contains graphic images & nudity.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts,)
 Event: Durga Puja Festival 2014.
Durga Puja Festival 2014.
From 29 Sep 2014 To 03 Oct 2014 (Weekdays Only)
Durga Puja Festival epitomises the victory of Good over Evil, refers to the days observed as Mahalaya, Shashthi, Saptami, Ashtami, Navami & Vijayadashami.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
 Event: Fundraising Coffee Morning.
Fundraising Coffee Morning.
On 04 Oct 2014 (Saturday Only)
A coffee morning with many craft stalls, raffle, home bakes & tombola to raise funds for a local 4year old boy with Autism to get ABA therapy.
(Theme: Fundraising,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Breakneck Comedy
Breakneck Comedy
On 04 Oct 2014 (Saturday Only)
Saturday 4th October Breakneck Comedy: Vladimir McTavish Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 8pm / Show 8.30pm Tickets: £10
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: An evening of beautiful songs to raise funds for Blairs Chapel.
An evening of beautiful songs to raise funds for Blairs Chapel.
On 04 Oct 2014 (Saturday Only)
Jacqui Lawrence international soprano will sing her favourite songs and arias in the beautiful chapel of Blairs College outside Aberdeen.
(Theme: Music,Performing Arts)
 Event: Celtic Knot Bracelet.
Celtic Knot Bracelet.
On 04 Oct 2014 (Saturday Only)
New jewellery making workshop at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Seed Bead: Highland Lace Workshop.
Seed Bead: Highland Lace Workshop.
On 04 Oct 2014 (Saturday Only)
A new jewellery making workshop at Bead Pop in Aberdeen City Centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Princess Party at Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen.
Princess Party at Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen.
On 05 Oct 2014 (Sunday Only)
Featuring Snow White, Princess Jasmine, Hello Kitty and Minnie Mouse look-a-likes. This 2 hour party features a mixture of music, dances and games. Also attending will be a "real life" Princess.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Music)
 Event: Wodkapalooza
Wodkapalooza
From 08 Sep 2014 To 05 Oct 2014 (Everyday)
A Festival of Food, Drink, Culture and Music right in the heart of Belmont Street in Aberdeen.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
 Event: Peppa's Party
Peppa'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,)
 Event: Fabric of the Land 2014.
Fabric of the Land 2014.
From 13 Sep 2014 To 05 Oct 2014 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Fabric of the Land returns to Aberdeen once again explore links between art and science.
(Theme: Visual Arts,Exhibitions)
 Event: The Trickery - Aberdeen's Premier Cabaret Night.
The Trickery - Aberdeen's Premier Cabaret Night.
On 05 Oct 2014 (Sunday Only)
A night of world class comedy, magic and burlesque.
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Performing Arts)
 Event: Meditation Made Easy.
Meditation Made Easy.
On 06 Oct 2014 (Monday Only)
Introductory course to Raja Yoga meditation. Taught over four successive Monday evenings.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
 Event: CURIOS: community history and digital archives in the Outer Hebrides.
CURIOS: community history and digital archives in the Outer Hebrides.
On 07 Oct 2014 (Tuesday Only)
As part of the King's Museum evening lecture series Dr David Beel provides a free lecture on the CURIOS project.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Heritage)

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