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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

Business Event: Intellectual Property Advice ClinicsIntellectual Property Advice Clinics
On 18 Oct 2017
Discuss your ideas for new products or brands with an IP attorney in the Central Library
(Theme: Business,Workshops & Courses,)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: Sea Songs & Shanties: plus maritime songs from around the worldSea Songs & Shanties: plus maritime songs from around the world
On 18 Oct 2017(Wednesday Only)
In the Harbour Gallery with Bob Walser
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Music,)
Heritage Event: From stone-age to obese-ageFrom stone-age to obese-age
On 18 Oct 2017(Wednesday Only)
As part of the Hungry Histories series learn about the development of diet in Aberdeen over the centuries.
(Theme: Heritage,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Music Event: The Godfather Of Rock: Tales from inside the world of rock music with Tom RussellThe Godfather Of Rock: Tales from inside the world of rock music with Tom Russell
On 18 Oct 2017
With over 35 years in the music industry working with some of the biggest names in business including Bon Jovi, Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne, Queen and AC/DC, Tom Russell will be sharing some of his unique tales about a life in rock music.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Music,)
Storytelling Event: Horror Treasure Hunt at Torry LibraryHorror Treasure Hunt at Torry Library
On 19 Oct 2017
Visit your local library this October for a few tricks and many treats with a series of eerie events. Fancy dress is optional but positively encouraged. Suitable for children aged 4-11.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
Education Event: Stuff Worth Knowing: Avoiding NemoStuff Worth Knowing: Avoiding Nemo
On 19 Oct 2017(Thursday Only)
Dr Tara Marshall will explore how information and communication technology can be used to improve tactical decision making at sea.
(Theme: Education,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Fundraising Event: An Evening of Mediumship with Pauline ConnellyAn Evening of Mediumship with Pauline Connelly
On 20 Oct 2017(Friday Only)
SensationALL a small developing charity based in Westhill are hosting an evening of Mediumship and high class Italian food to raise funds for our redevelopment project for our premises.
(Theme: Fundraising)
Performing Arts Event: Rhys James at Breakneck comedyRhys James at Breakneck comedy
On 21 Oct 2017(Saturday Only)
Aberdeen premier comedy club
(Theme: Performing Arts)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: Aberdeen Diwali Celebration 2017Aberdeen Diwali Celebration 2017
On 21 Oct 2017(Saturday Only)
Sat 21st October 5pm onwards till late IANES invites you to join us for the Diwali 2017 celebrations at Westhill, Aberdeen.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Music)
Dance Event: A CELEBRATION OF ARGENTINE TANGOA CELEBRATION OF ARGENTINE TANGO
On 21 Oct 2017(Saturday Only)
Two workshops and Milonga presented by International tango teachers, Alexandra Wood and Guillermo Torrens. In the delightful ballroom of the Northern Hotel. An event supported by Tango Aberdeen.
(Theme: Dance,Workshops & Courses)
Written Word Event: Five Horsemen of Novel Writing: What, Who, Where, When, Why
A creative writing workshop with Michael MaloneFive Horsemen of Novel Writing: What, Who, Where, When, Why A creative writing workshop with Michael Malone
On 21 Oct 2017
To celebrate Mastrick Library's 60th birthday they are hosting a creative writing workshop with novelist Michael J. Malone (House of Spines, A Suitable Lie).
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Written Word,)
Young People Event: Torcher Parade 2017Torcher Parade 2017
On 21 Oct 2017(Saturday Only)
AUSA is delighted to announce the return of the historic Torcher Parade to the streets of Aberdeen.
(Theme: Young People)
Health Event: Dementia Awareness with Alzheimer ScotlandDementia Awareness with Alzheimer Scotland
On 24 Oct 2017
Join Sarah Geoghegan from Alzheimer Scotland at Mastrick Library for this talk about dementia.
(Theme: Health,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
Sport & Games Event: Halloween DanceYoga - be there and be terrifiedHalloween DanceYoga - be there and be terrified
From 25 Oct 2017 To 30 Oct 2017(Monday and Wednesday)
A DanceYoga class with a Halloween theme. Be there and be terrified!
(Theme: Dance,Sport & Games)
Theatre & Shows Event: Evening of Mediumship, Holiday Inn WesthillEvening of Mediumship, Holiday Inn Westhill
On 26 Oct 2017(Thursday Only)
On behalf of the Summerland Trust it's an opportunity to see these two mediums work
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Fundraising)
Exhibitions Event: Adult Takeover @ Aberdeen Science Centre: Science of the StarsAdult Takeover @ Aberdeen Science Centre: Science of the Stars
On 27 Oct 2017(Friday Only)
Ever wanted to explore Aberdeen Science Centre after hours? This is your chance! Re-discover your sense of wonder and discovery at our Science of the Stars night 27th October at 7 pm.
(Theme: Exhibitions)
Guided Walks/Tours Event: Halloween Walking Tour: Crime PaysHalloween Walking Tour: Crime Pays
From 27 Oct 2017 To 28 Oct 2017(Friday and Saturday)
This Halloween it is time to explore the darkest side of Aberdeen's history.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Heritage)
Crafts Event: Teen Halloween scream!Teen Halloween scream!
On 27 Oct 2017(Friday Only)
Prepare for the scare! We’ll help you make your Halloween ‘17 a night(mare) to remember
(Theme: Crafts,Young People,)
Environment Event: Data Driven Production North Sea ConferenceData Driven Production North Sea Conference
From 31 Oct 2017 To 01 Nov 2017(Tuesday and Wednesday)
Improve Efficiency, Eliminate Downtime, Achieve Production Excellence.
(Theme: Environment)
Seasonal Event: Dobbies hosts first ever fireworks event
Guy Fawkes Evening at Dobbies Garden Centre
Dobbies hosts first ever fireworks event Guy Fawkes Evening at Dobbies Garden Centre
On 03 Nov 2017(Friday Only)
An occasion to be enjoyed by all the family, this November head down to your local Dobbies Garden Centres for an evening of delicious food, show stopping fireworks displays, shopping and more.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Seasonal,)
Markets Event: Aberdeen Ministry of CraftsAberdeen Ministry of Crafts
On 04 Nov 2017(Saturday Only)
Craft and local fair to be held the 1st Saturday of every month from March to May and August to December - sharing with you some of the best creative independent business from the Aberdeen area.
(Theme: Crafts,Markets)
Visual Arts Event: Tide & Time - An Exhibition by Alexander Millar
Inspired by Aberdeen’s HeritageTide & Time - An Exhibition by Alexander Millar Inspired by Aberdeen’s Heritage
From 13 Nov 2017 To 15 Nov 2017(Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)
Free Art Exhibition
(Theme: Visual Arts,Exhibitions)
Films Event: Resistance - Film Screening & Panel DiscussionResistance - Film Screening & Panel Discussion
On 21 Nov 2017(Tuesday Only)
A documentary about the threat of antibiotic resistance. Followed by panel discussion with University of Aberdeen and NHS Grampian staff.
(Theme: Films,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Design Event: Aberdeen Fashion WeekAberdeen Fashion Week
From 25 Nov 2017 To 26 Nov 2017(Weekend Only)
Fashion designers showcasing their latest collection. Exhibitors and artists also present.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Design)
Media Event: Mobile Gaming Summit with App CasinosMobile Gaming Summit with App Casinos
On 07 Dec 2017(Thursday Only)
Speakers and Workshops on the Latest Mobile Gaming Technologies
(Theme: Media,Business)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Memories of Mastrick - An Illustrated Talk
Memories of Mastrick - An Illustrated Talk
On 18 Oct 2017
To celebrate Mastrick Library's 60th birthday, Wullie Wright of the Library Home Service will present an illustrated talk about the history of the library and the local area.
(Theme: Heritage,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
 Event: Lunchbreak Concert: JOSEPH LONG (Piano)
Lunchbreak Concert: JOSEPH LONG (Piano)
On 19 Oct 2017
Welcome to Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums’ 2017/18 season of Lunchbreak Concerts.
(Theme: Music,)
 Event: Wild music!
Wild music!
On 19 Oct 2017 (Thursday Only)
Join Diana Peers for a fun session of animal-themed music, games and dancing.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Music,)
 Event: Spooky Stories & Creepy Crafts at Kaimhill Library
Spooky Stories & Creepy Crafts at Kaimhill Library
On 20 Oct 2017
Visit your local library this October for a few tricks and many treats with a series of eerie events. Fancy dress is optional but positively encouraged. Suitable for children aged 4-11.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
 Event: Horror Treasure Hunt at Cove Library
Horror Treasure Hunt at Cove Library
On 20 Oct 2017
Visit your local library this October for a few tricks and many treats with a series of eerie events. Fancy dress is optional but positively encouraged. Suitable for children aged 4-11.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
 Event: Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society's October Meeting
Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society's October Meeting
On 21 Oct 2017 (Saturday Only)
Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society exists to assist and promote the study of genealogy and family history based in the north-east corner of Scotland.
(Theme: Heritage,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Developing Comprehension Workshop with Explore Learning
Developing Comprehension Workshop with Explore Learning
On 23 Oct 2017 (Monday Only)
Come along and learn how to develop your comprehension skills in a fun and interactive workshop!
(Theme: Education,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Comprehension Workshop with Explore Learning
Comprehension Workshop with Explore Learning
On 23 Oct 2017 (Monday Only)
Come along and develop your comprehension skills in a fun and interactive workshop!
(Theme: Education,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Grammar & Punctuation Workshop with Explore Learning
Grammar & Punctuation Workshop with Explore Learning
On 24 Oct 2017 (Tuesday Only)
Come along and improve your grammar and punctuation skills with a fun and interactive workshop!
(Theme: Education,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Comprehension Workshop with Explore Learning
Comprehension Workshop with Explore Learning
On 24 Oct 2017 (Tuesday Only)
Come along and develop your comprehension skills with a fun and interactive workshop!
(Theme: Education,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Spooky Storytime
Spooky Storytime
On 24 Oct 2017
Visit your local library this October for a few tricks and many treats for an eerie event this Halloween with Spooky Stories at the Children's Lending Library.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
 Event: Spooky Stories & Creepy Crafts at Cornhill Library
Spooky Stories & Creepy Crafts at Cornhill Library
On 24 Oct 2017
Visit your local library this October for a few tricks and many treats with a series of eerie events. Fancy dress is optional but positively encouraged. Suitable for children aged 4-11.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
 Event: Spooky Stories & Creepy Crafts at Airyhall Library
Spooky Stories & Creepy Crafts at Airyhall Library
On 25 Oct 2017
Visit your local library this October for a few tricks and many treats with a series of eerie events. Fancy dress is optional but positively encouraged. Suitable for children aged 4-11.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
 Event: Spooky Stories & Creepy Crafts at Dyce Library
Spooky Stories & Creepy Crafts at Dyce Library
On 25 Oct 2017
Visit your local library this October for a few tricks and many treats with a series of eerie events. Fancy dress is optional but positively encouraged. Suitable for children aged 4-11.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
 Event: Business Planning with COBRA
Business Planning with COBRA
On 25 Oct 2017
Marianne Whitfield will explain how to get the most out of COBRA (Complete Business Reference Adviser) to make sure you don’t start up or grow your business until you’re fully prepared.
(Theme: Business,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
 Event: Cafe Scientifique - MRI scanning: a magnetic window to the body
Cafe Scientifique - MRI scanning: a magnetic window to the body
On 25 Oct 2017 (Wednesday Only)
Aberdeen University’s Cafe Sci series takes place monthly with all events free to attend. No booking is required, places are allocated on a first-come basis. All events are pitched at a very accessible level and give ample time for audience questions
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Technology Awareness Day
Technology Awareness Day
On 26 Oct 2017 (Thursday Only)
Suitable for geologists in the Oil & Gas and Environmental sectors with expert case studies, tours and presentations.
(Theme: Business,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Lunchbreak Concert: COLIN BROCKIE (Baritone) JEREMY COLEMAN (Piano)
Lunchbreak Concert: COLIN BROCKIE (Baritone) JEREMY COLEMAN (Piano)
On 26 Oct 2017 (Thursday Only)
Welcome to Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums’ 2017/18 season of Lunchbreak Concerts.
(Theme: Music,)
 Event: Scotland Meets Pakistan: Trading Story & Song
Scotland Meets Pakistan: Trading Story & Song
On 26 Oct 2017 (Thursday Only)
A lively journey in music, song, story, and poetry from the Isle of Lewis to Lahore.
(Theme: Storytelling,Music)
 Event: Spooky Stories & Creepy Crafts at Cults Library
Spooky Stories & Creepy Crafts at Cults Library
On 26 Oct 2017
Visit your local library this October for a few tricks and many treats with a series of eerie events. Fancy dress is optional but positively encouraged. Suitable for children aged 4-11.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)

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