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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: IET Engineering Open House DayIET Engineering Open House Day
On 30 Jul 2016(Saturday Only)
Join us for the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Open House day at Aberdeen Science Centre, on Saturday 30th July.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Education)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: Garden Party - Grandhome HouseGarden Party - Grandhome House
On 31 Jul 2016(Sunday Only)
Explore the beautiful Gardens and enjoy afternoon tea in the grounds of Grandhome House, Danestone, one of Aberdeen's oldest homes.
(Theme: Senior Citizens/50+,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Heritage Event: WW1 ConcertWW1 Concert
On 31 Jul 2016(Sunday Only)
Braemar Castle will continue the commemorations of the Great War with an afternoon event on Sunday 31 st July. It
(Theme: Music,Heritage)
Performing Arts Event: Engage 2016 - ONE VOICE!Engage 2016 - ONE VOICE!
On 31 Jul 2016(Weekdays Only)
Engage is an annual worship event in Aberdeen Scotland. These annual concerts focus on lifting up GOD's name in a creative, professional, excellent and inclusive way.
(Theme: Music,Performing Arts)
Health Event: Healing our SpiritHealing our Spirit
On 01 Aug 2016(Monday Only)
In order to let go of what have been supports and dependencies it means changing our relationship with these things and waking up to who we really are as imperishable souls.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Health)
Theatre & Shows Event: Magic at the MuseumMagic at the Museum
On 02 Aug 2016(Tuesday Only)
Magicians Gary Seagraves and Jim Aitken will wow and amaze you and your family at our exclusive 'Magic at the Museum' event. Bring the kids and delight in the fun and wonder that only a brilliant magician (or two) can bring.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Theatre & Shows)
Storytelling Event: Storytelling and Role Play for KidsStorytelling and Role Play for Kids
On 02 Aug 2016(Tuesday Only)
Dress up in your favourite costume for storytelling and play at The Gordon Highlanders Museum
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling)
Written Word Event: The Big Friendly Read in Mastrick Library The Big Friendly Read in Mastrick Library
On 02 Aug 2016
Take part in the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland in Aberdeen City Libraries from Friday 1 July to Saturday 20 August as we celebrate 100 years of Roald Dahl!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Written Word,)
Workshops & Courses Event: Boost Your Brand IQ!Boost Your Brand IQ!
On 03 Aug 2016
Your brand is a valuable asset - come along to this free workshop to find out how to protect it.
(Theme: Business,Workshops & Courses,)
Crafts Event: Dickensian Family Fun at the Library: Kill or CureDickensian Family Fun at the Library: Kill or Cure
On 03 Aug 2016(Wednesday Only)
Free, drop-in craft and exploration session. Suitable for children but all welcome.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Crafts)
Fundraising Event: Popcorn & ProseccoPopcorn & Prosecco
On 04 Aug 2016(Thursday Only)
We are excited to announce the launch of our brand new pop-up cinema event!
(Theme: Fundraising)
Dance Event: Gallowgate Gala Week - ZumbaGallowgate Gala Week - Zumba
On 10 Aug 2016(Wednesday Only)
Zumba Class
(Theme: Health,Dance)
Enhanced Access Event: Signed Stories for FamiliesSigned Stories for Families
On 10 Aug 2016
Free storytime session with British Sign Language
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Enhanced Access,)
Exhibitions Event: Catherine Ross 'The Narrowing Sky' Solo ExhibitionCatherine Ross 'The Narrowing Sky' Solo Exhibition
From 13 Aug 2016 To 10 Sep 2016(Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Exhibition of paintings and models by a multi award-winning artist born in Canada, but raised in Aberdeenshire,Scotland.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
Environment Event: MEDITATE IN THE PARKMEDITATE IN THE PARK
On 21 Aug 2016(Sunday Only)
A time for reflective contemplation assisted by music and conducted commentaries. Come and go as you please.
(Theme: Environment,Health)
Sport & Games Event: Friends of Hazlehead Dandara 5K Challenge 2016Friends of Hazlehead Dandara 5K Challenge 2016
On 03 Sep 2016(Saturday Only)
Superheroes from Aberdeen and beyond will join forces at Hazlehead Park this year, as organisers Friends of Hazlehead announced the Dandara 5k and family fun day will take place on Saturday 3rd September.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Sport & Games)
Guided Walks/Tours Event: Alzheimer Scotland Memory WalkAlzheimer Scotland Memory Walk
On 18 Sep 2016(Sunday Only)
Annual Memory Walk raising funds for Alzheimer Scotland
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Guided Walks/Tours)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: SUMMER FAMILY FUN
SUMMER FAMILY FUN
From 09 Jul 2016 To 30 Jul 2016
Ahoy! Pirates, ocean adventurers and playtime enthusiasts are invited to join us at Aberdeen Maritime Museum this summer for an exciting month of activity packed family fun events!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Crafts,)
 Event: Bead Pop - Beginners Jewellery Making
Bead Pop - Beginners Jewellery Making
From 02 Jul 2016 To 30 Jul 2016 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday)
New to jewellery making? In this workshop you'll get familiarized with the tools and terminology of basic bead jewellery making whilst learning multiple techniques and making your own gorgeous jewellery to take home with you on the day.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Storytelling and Role Play for Children (Afternoon Session)
Storytelling and Role Play for Children (Afternoon Session)
On 02 Aug 2016 (Tuesday Only)
Dress up in your favourite costume for storytelling and play at The Gordon Highlanders Museum. All proceeds will be donated to the museum (registered charity no. SC022039).
(Theme: Storytelling,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Storytelling and Role Play for Children (Morning Session)
Storytelling and Role Play for Children (Morning Session)
On 02 Aug 2016 (Tuesday Only)
Dress up in your favourite costume for storytelling and play at The Gordon Highlanders Museum. All proceeds will be donated to the museum (registered charity no. SC022039).
(Theme: Storytelling,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
 Event: Bridge of Don Health Walk
Bridge of Don Health Walk
From 03 Aug 2015 To 03 Aug 2016 (Monday Only)
Short, easy walk around the local community lead by a trained volunteer walk leader finishing with a cup o tea!
(Theme: Health,Guided Walks/Tours)
 Event: National Play Day
National Play Day
On 03 Aug 2016 (Wednesday Only)
Come along and Celebrate Play
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Whisky Tasting with Gordon McIntosh
Whisky Tasting with Gordon McIntosh
On 03 Aug 2016 (Wednesday Only)
Let Gordon McIntosh expertly take you through the wonderful world of the Scottish national drink, Whisky!
(Theme: Heritage,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Div Ye Mind?
Div Ye Mind?
On 03 Aug 2016 (Wednesday Only)
Based on a series of poems written in Doric, 'Div Ye Mind' is a social history of Aberdeen mixed with nostalgia and humour.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Meet the Expert: Online Recommenders: Artificial Intelligence + Big Data
Meet the Expert: Online Recommenders: Artificial Intelligence + Big Data
On 04 Aug 2016 (Thursday Only)
Aberdeen Science Centre's FREE Meet the Expert events are a chnace for you to hear from experts in all sorts of fields. This week we are joined by Susan Craw from Robert Gordons University.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Watercolour Painting Class @ The Gordon Highlanders Museum
Watercolour Painting Class @ The Gordon Highlanders Museum
On 04 Aug 2016 (Thursday Only)
Learn to create a watercolour painting, or refine your skills in the former home of prominent Scottish Artist Sir George Reid PRSA. All proceeds will be donated to the museum (registered charity no. SC022039).
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Crafts)
 Event: Mixed Media Art Canvas Workshop
Mixed Media Art Canvas Workshop
On 06 Aug 2016 (Saturday Only)
Learn how to create a stunning unique mixed media canvas for your home or to give as a very special gift.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Prenatal Parenting workshop
Prenatal Parenting workshop
On 06 Aug 2016 (Saturday Only)
Learn how to deal with any situation that arises in a way that is right for you and for your baby. No more feeling guilty if something makes you feel ‘bad’. Learning great techniques that will benefit your baby too.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Education)
 Event: Gallowgate Gala
Gallowgate Gala
On 06 Aug 2016 (Saturday Only)
Annual Gala in the Gallowgate Aberdeen
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Fundraising)
 Event: Commemorate Hiroshima Day
Commemorate Hiroshima Day
On 06 Aug 2016 (Saturday Only)
Aberdeen and District CND are holding a gathering to remember the dropping of the nuclear bomb on Hiroshima in 1945
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Education)
 Event: Mindfulness Meditation Day
Mindfulness Meditation Day
On 07 Aug 2016 (Sunday Only)
A day of guided mindfulness practices.
(Theme: Health,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Gallowgate Gala Week Floral Art Classes
Gallowgate Gala Week Floral Art Classes
On 08 Aug 2016 (Monday Only)
Floral Arts Classes - part of the Gallowgate Gala week of events
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Edwina Bracken 'Remote Proximities' Solo Exhibition
Edwina Bracken 'Remote Proximities' Solo Exhibition
From 16 Jul 2016 To 09 Aug 2016 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Remote Proximities is an ambitious installation of painting, drawing and sculpture.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
 Event: Gallowgate Gala Week - Bingo Night
Gallowgate Gala Week - Bingo Night
On 10 Aug 2016 (Wednesday Only)
Bingo night as part of the Gallowgate Gala Week
(Theme: Fundraising,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
 Event: Sweet Dreams - Arts & Crafts Activity
Sweet Dreams - Arts & Crafts Activity
On 10 Aug 2016
Explore the history of chocolate and design your own recipe and wrapper at this free children's event.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Crafts,)
 Event: The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme
The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme
On 11 Aug 2016 (Thursday Only)
A COMPLETE ANTENATAL COURSE INCLUDING ‘HYPNOBIRTHING’, BIRTH PREPARATION, EDUCATION ON YOUR BIRTH CHOICES AND MORE!
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Education)

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