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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

Education 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)
Workshops & Courses Event: National Poetry Day workshop with Olive M. Rich at Tillydrone LibraryNational 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,)
Performing Arts 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)
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)
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,)
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+,)
Films Event: Alien Lullabies at Cineworld.Alien Lullabies at Cineworld.
On 09 Oct 2014(Thursday Only)
A surreal cinema/live gig crossover at Cineworld Union Square for Aberdeen International Film Festival.
(Theme: Music,Films)
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)
Dance Event: A Peace and Justice Concert to celebrate One World Week.A Peace and Justice Concert to celebrate One World Week.
On 19 Oct 2014(Sunday Only)
Music, poetry and dance performed by local artists from Scotland, India, Nepal, Vietnam, China, Japan, Spain, South America Bob Marley and John Lennon Anthems
(Theme: Music,Dance)
Business Event: The Wishing Tree Launch night.The Wishing Tree Launch night.
On 21 Oct 2014(Tuesday Only)
The Wishing Tree aims to highlight the importance business networking throughout Scotland by creating a gift economy between Start-ups (Trading less than 3 years, known as Wishers) & established business who are keen to support entrepreneurial values.
(Theme: Business,Fundraising)
Storytelling Event: The Festival of Lights - Diwali.The Festival of Lights - Diwali.
On 23 Oct 2014(Thursday Only)
Diwali is the celebration of New Year in the Hindu calendar, but it is also a chance for all of us, irrespective of religious faith, to bring new spiritual commitment to our lives.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Storytelling)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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)
 Event: Positive Living.
Positive Living.
On 07 Oct 2014 (Tuesday Only)
How to become more aware of your thoughts and influences.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
 Event: Breakneck Comedy
Breakneck Comedy
On 07 Oct 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Tuesday 7th October Breakneck Comedy: Patrick Rolink & Graham Mackie Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 8pm / Show 8.30pm Tickets: £5
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: Fun Shopping day with the Kids.
Fun Shopping day with the Kids.
On 07 Oct 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Start your Xmas shopping early.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival -Unplugged.
Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival -Unplugged.
On 07 Oct 2014 (Tuesday Only)
An evening of music and words.
(Theme: Music,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
 Event: Free Singing Course for Men.
Free Singing Course for Men.
From 30 Sep 2014 To 07 Oct 2014 (Tuesday Only)
a free course to encourage men who feel they cant sing or who haven't sung for a long time.
(Theme: Music,Music)
 Event: Free Singing Course for Men.
Free Singing Course for Men.
From 30 Sep 2014 To 07 Oct 2014 (Tuesday Only)
A free course to encourage men who feel they cant sing or who haven't sung for a long time.
(Theme: Music,Music)

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