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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

Dance Event: La Fiesta LatinaLa Fiesta Latina
From 27 Feb 2015 To 28 Feb 2015(Friday Only)
The best Latino Night in town
(Theme: Dance)
Education Event: Introduction to MeditationIntroduction to Meditation
On 28 Feb 2015(Saturday Only)
An introduction to basic Buddhist meditation practice.
(Theme: Education)
Crafts Event: Leather Wrap BraceletLeather Wrap Bracelet
On 28 Feb 2015(Saturday Only)
Learn to create a stunning wrap around bracelet of your very own!
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
Fundraising 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,)
Music Event: CELEBRATING MUSIC AT THE COWDRAY HALLCELEBRATING MUSIC AT THE COWDRAY HALL
On 28 Feb 2015(Saturday Only)
A special concert of jazz, folk, classical and Scottish music to mark the start of the redevelopment of Aberdeen Art Gallery and Cowdray Hall.
(Theme: Music,)
Markets Event: Exhibits March Hare MarketExhibits March Hare Market
On 01 Mar 2015(Sunday Only)
A wonderful showcasing of Vintage, Arts & Crafts
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Markets)
Theatre & Shows Event: The Trickery at The Office Late loungeThe Trickery at The Office Late lounge
On 01 Mar 2015(Sunday Only)
Join us to see the best in alternative entertainment from across the world. From magicians to mind readers, burlesque to boylesque, strongmen to showgirls and everything in between. All of this featuring in one amazing night of entertainment.
(Theme: Performing Arts,Theatre & Shows)
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)
Guided Walks/Tours Event: Culter Hillwalking Club Sunday walk March 1stCulter Hillwalking Club Sunday walk March 1st
On 01 Mar 2015(Sunday Only)
A circular walk up the Corbett Morven 872m Walk dDistance 12 km. Ascent 700 metres OS Map 37
(Theme: Countryside,Guided Walks/Tours)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: Propaganda, and the Cult of the Kim - Daily 
Life in the Hermit Kingdom
Propaganda, and the Cult of the Kim - Daily Life in the Hermit Kingdom
On 02 Mar 2015(Monday Only)
Royal Scottish Geographic Society and Aberdeen University present an illustrated talk about life in North Korea today, and Arirang - the mass celebration of the life of the great leader Kim II-Sung
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Health Event: Positive Living CoursePositive Living Course
On 03 Mar 2015(Tuesday and Thursday)
Learn how your mind really works and how we can steer our thoughts to control how we feel and to make better choices.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
Business Event: Business Workshop at the Central LibraryBusiness Workshop at the Central Library
On 04 Mar 2015
Find your target market using online premium business resources, free with library membership.
(Theme: Business,Workshops & Courses,)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: Family Fun on World Book DayFamily Fun on World Book Day
On 05 Mar 2015
Join author and illustrator Natalie Russell for a fun-filled family workshop on World Book Day
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
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)
Written Word Event: An Evening with Ann CleevesAn Evening with Ann Cleeves
On 12 Mar 2015
Experience a thrilling evening of crime and mystery with one of Britain’s most talented crime writers.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Written Word,)
Films Event: Director's Cut with Zoe Heron - BBC HorizonDirector's Cut with Zoe Heron - BBC Horizon
On 19 Mar 2015(Thursday Only)
In an interest to investigate the ways science-related subjects are presented on television, we are pleased to welcome Zoe Heron, Series Producer of Horizon, the BBC’s longest running popular science series.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Films)
Environment Event: Planet Oil: A History of AddictionPlanet Oil: A History of Addiction
On 21 Mar 2015(Saturday Only)
Professor Iain Stewart talks about his recent 3 part documentary on BBC Television "Planet Oil"
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Environment)
Young People Event: An Evening with Leslye WaltonAn Evening with Leslye Walton
On 25 Mar 2015(Wednesday Only)
Meet Leslye Walton, the WCBP shortlisted author of The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender.
(Theme: Written Word,Young People)
Visual Arts Event: After Hours: Extreme MakeoverAfter Hours: Extreme Makeover
On 27 Mar 2015(Friday Only)
Aberdeen Art Gallery is having a makeover…an extreme makeover! Join us for a final weekend extravaganza of creative fun as we prepare to revamp our very own grand design!
(Theme: Visual Arts,Young People)
Design Event: AFTER HOURS: EXTREME MAKEOVERAFTER HOURS: EXTREME MAKEOVER
On 27 Mar 2015(Friday Only)
Aberdeen Art Gallery is having a makeover…an extreme makeover! Join us for a final weekend extravaganza of creative fun as we prepare to revamp our very own grand design!
(Theme: Crafts,Design,)
Sport & Games Event: An Evening with John McGuinnessAn Evening with John McGuinness
On 28 Apr 2015(Tuesday Only)
An opportunity to hear from motorcycle racing legends
(Theme: Sport & Games,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Celtic Knot bracelet
Celtic Knot bracelet
On 28 Feb 2015 (Saturday Only)
Learn this fabulous braiding technique for producing some stunning accessories
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: German Gems - a trio of masterpieces by German composers
German Gems - a trio of masterpieces by German composers
On 28 Feb 2015 (Saturday Only)
Concert by local group, Grampian Concert Orchestra, with guest soloists
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Mannofield Explorers Entertainment Night
Mannofield Explorers Entertainment Night
On 28 Feb 2015 (Saturday Only)
Fundraising event for Mannofield Explorer Scouts. Raising funds for trip to Yosemite & Californian Coast July 2015
(Theme: Fundraising,Music)
 Event: NEW Online course: PAINTING - TOWARDS ABSTRACTION
NEW Online course: PAINTING - TOWARDS ABSTRACTION
From 29 Nov 2014 To 02 Mar 2015 (Everyday)
This Online Course is recommended for students having completed the Foundation Painting, or who have equivalent experience.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Visual Arts)
 Event: Organ Recital: Sietze de Vries
Organ Recital: Sietze de Vries
On 03 Mar 2015 (Tuesday Only)
University of Aberdeen Concert Series
(Theme: Music,Education)
 Event: Positive Living Course
Positive Living Course
On 03 Mar 2015 (Tuesday and Thursday)
Learn how your mind really works and how we can steer our thoughts to control how we feel and to make better choices.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
 Event: Aberdeen Folk Club
Aberdeen Folk Club
On 04 Mar 2015 (Wednesday Only)
Aberdeen Folk Club meets every Wednesday at the Blue Lamp from 8.30pm to 11pm.
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Joseph Long
Joseph Long
On 05 Mar 2015 (Thursday Only)
University of Aberdeen Concert Series
(Theme: Music,Education)
 Event: Playlist for Life
Playlist for Life
On 05 Mar 2015 (Thursday Only)
A Playlist for Life gives people with dementia the opportunity to access a unique musical playlist that helps to unlock who they are.
(Theme: Music,Health)
 Event: Gray's School of Art 2014/15 Short Course Programme.
Gray's School of Art 2014/15 Short Course Programme.
From 06 Oct 2014 To 05 Mar 2015 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday)
Meet fellow like-minded creative individuals. Explore a completely new discipline or spend time concentrating on a favourite subject.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Visual Arts)
 Event: Jazz at the Blue Lamp - MARTIN KERSHAW QUARTET
Jazz at the Blue Lamp - MARTIN KERSHAW QUARTET
On 05 Mar 2015 (Thursday Only)
Martin Kershaw returns with a new top class quartet featuring Paul Harrison, Euan Burton and Alyn Cosker.
(Theme: Music)
 Event: International Women’s Day Conference
International Women’s Day Conference
On 06 Mar 2015 (Friday Only)
As part of this worldwide celebration, the University of Aberdeen invites you to join us at our 2015 International Women’s Day Conference entitled “INSPIRING WOMEN : Challenges and Overcoming Barriers”
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: The NESS Spring Ball
The NESS Spring Ball
On 07 Mar 2015 (Saturday Only)
The NESS Spring Ball is the annual fundraising event for North East Sensory Services.
(Theme: Fundraising)
 Event: Twisted Wire Bracelet
Twisted Wire Bracelet
On 07 Mar 2015 (Saturday Only)
Learn techniques for twisting and curling wires to make a lovely bracelet.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Aberdeen Ministry of crafts
Aberdeen Ministry of crafts
On 07 Mar 2015 (Saturday Only)
A makers market packed with 20+ stalls featuring some of the best artists, designers and makers from Aberdeen and the local area.
(Theme: Crafts,Markets)
 Event: Aberdeen's War
Aberdeen's War
From 22 Mar 2014 To 07 Mar 2015
Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums will mark the anniversary of the commencement of the First World War with a major exhibition featuring material from the City’s collections and private lenders.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts,)
 Event: Beginners Jewellery Making
Beginners Jewellery Making
On 07 Mar 2015 (Saturday Only)
This class is perfect for anyone starting out making their own jewellery - you will learn multiple techniques for creating your own professional looking, unique pieces.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Marie Curie's Diamond Dinner
Marie Curie's Diamond Dinner
On 07 Mar 2015 (Saturday Only)
Prestigious charity dinner held at Norwood Hall Hotel in Aberdeen. Organised by students from RGU along with Marie Curie to raise funds to stay locally within Aberdeen.
(Theme: Business,Fundraising,)
 Event: Meditation Made Easy
Meditation Made Easy
On 09 Mar 2015 (Monday Only)
Introductory course to Raja Yoga meditation. Taught over four successive Monday evenings.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
 Event: Central Library Media Sale
Central Library Media Sale
From 25 Feb 2015 To 10 Mar 2015
Hundreds of CDs and DVDs for sale at low prices in the Media Centre
(Theme: Films,Media,)

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