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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

Countryside Event: Antarctic AdventuresAntarctic Adventures
On 30 Mar 2017(Thursday Only)
Donald Thomas of John Muir Trust will give an illustrated talk about his adventures during 12 months stay in Antarctica.
(Theme: Countryside,Environment)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: Christ's College Open LecturesChrist's College Open Lectures
On 30 Mar 2017(Thursday Only)
The series will provide an opportunity for researchers at the University of Aberdeen to share their developing work in theology, ethics and biblical studies with the wider public.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Health Event: Friday Evening Meditation


Friday Evening Meditation
On 31 Mar 2017(Friday Only)
At the end of a busy week what could be a better start to the weekend than to unwind for an hour in a ready-made meditation atmosphere?
(Theme: Health)
Markets Event: Aberdeen Ministry of CraftsAberdeen Ministry of Crafts
On 01 Apr 2017(Saturday Only)
Craft and local fair to be held the 1st Saturday of every month - sharing with you some of the best creative independent business from the Aberdeen area.
(Theme: Crafts,Markets)
Music Event: Con Anima Chamber Choir present Seven StarsCon Anima Chamber Choir present Seven Stars
On 01 Apr 2017(Saturday Only)
Con Anima Chamber Choir's concert for spring 2017
(Theme: Music)
Performing Arts Event: Tanyalee Davis at Breakneck comedyTanyalee Davis at Breakneck comedy
On 01 Apr 2017(Saturday Only)
Aberdeen premier comedy club
(Theme: Performing Arts)
Sport & Games Event: Granite City Roller Derby Intake DayGranite City Roller Derby Intake Day
On 01 Apr 2017(Saturday Only)
Granite City Roller Derby is excited to open its doors once again to a fresh intake of new skaters!
(Theme: Sport & Games)
Dance Event: ABERDEEN HOLI MELA (COLOUR FESTIVAL) - 2017ABERDEEN HOLI MELA (COLOUR FESTIVAL) - 2017
On 02 Apr 2017(Sunday Only)
After a grand success of 2016 Aberdeen Colour Festival, we are fully excited to invite you all for 2017 Aberdeen Holi Mela (Colour Festival) Regardless of your age and nationality, come and join us for this beautiful festival of colours
(Theme: Dance,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Business Event: Gaming AberdeenGaming Aberdeen
On 04 Apr 2017(Tuesday Only)
Gaming Aberdeen Developers Conference is created for game industry professionals to get informed about online multiplayer games, mobile and next generation game technologies.
(Theme: Business,Sport & Games)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: Playmaking - Create a story & enjoy yourself!Playmaking - Create a story & enjoy yourself!
On 04 Apr 2017(Tuesday Only)
Easter Holiday Playmaking Session for Children
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Workshops & Courses)
Heritage Event: An Introduction to Family HistoryAn Introduction to Family History
On 05 Apr 2017
Develop your genealogical skills in using both digital and traditional resources to find out more about your ancestors at this free workshop with Aberdeen City Libraries' Local Studies team.
(Theme: Heritage,Workshops & Courses,)
Education Event: Creative Writing WorkshopsCreative Writing Workshops
On 07 Apr 2017(Friday Only)
For the past 8 years, our National Young Writer’s Awards has been encouraging children, ages 4-14, across the UK to unleash their imaginations and create some utterly brilliant, bonkers and captivating short stories.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Education)
Young People Event: Make your own Bath BombMake your own Bath Bomb
On 07 Apr 2017(Friday Only)
Taster workshop for teens at Aberdeen Maritime Museum No experience necessary. All materials provided. Teens: 13-19 years
(Theme: Crafts,Young People,)
Guided Walks/Tours Event: Slow Marathon 2017: Energised LandscapeSlow Marathon 2017: Energised Landscape
From 15 Apr 2017 To 16 Apr 2017(Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
A 26 mile walk exploring our relationship to energy and the landscape.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Countryside)
Written Word Event: Celebrate World Book Night with Leila AboulelaCelebrate World Book Night with Leila Aboulela
On 22 Apr 2017(Saturday Only)
Award-winning writer Leila Aboulela joins us to celebrate World Book Night on Saturday 22 April at 2.30pm in Aberdeen Central Library, Rosemount Viaduct.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Written Word,)
Theatre & Shows Event: Justin's Party @ His Majesty's TheatreJustin's Party @ His Majesty's Theatre
On 23 Apr 2017(Sunday Only)
Because BAFTA award winning actor Justin Fletcher is coming to town and YOU are invited!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Theatre & Shows)
Exhibitions Event: Gallery of Memories Sharing Day - can you help?Gallery of Memories Sharing Day - can you help?
On 06 May 2017(Saturday Only)
Our second memory sharing day will take place at our new museum centre, Aberdeen Treasure Hub.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Heritage,)
Fundraising Event: Big Kids' Golf Challenge 2017Big Kids' Golf Challenge 2017
On 19 May 2017(Friday Only)
Befriend a Childs annual charity Golf Fundraiser held at Oldmeldrum Golf Club
(Theme: Fundraising,Sport & Games,)
Visual Arts Event: Mixed Bag - Art ExhibitionMixed Bag - Art Exhibition
From 30 May 2017 To 27 Jun 2017(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Visual Art Exhibition, Multiple Artists
(Theme: Visual Arts)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Jewellery making at Rosemount Community Centre
Jewellery making at Rosemount Community Centre
From 24 Jan 2017 To 28 Mar 2017 (Tuesday Only)
A great introduction into a variety of different jewellery making techniques, suitable for beginners and intermediate level jewellery makers who want to expand their skills. Go home with a different new piece each week.
(Theme: Crafts,Design)
 Event: Arts and Crafts for People with Additional Support Needs
Arts and Crafts for People with Additional Support Needs
From 19 Jan 2017 To 30 Mar 2017 (Thursday Only)
This Arts and Crafts class is suitable for people with additional support needs and projects are tailored to the student's abilities.
(Theme: Visual Arts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Meditation Course
Meditation Course
On 03 Apr 2017 (Monday Only)
This introductory course over four evening lessons shares basic Raja Yoga philosophy, which helps to settle our thoughts so that we can then become focused and peaceful.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
 Event: Positive Thinking
Positive Thinking
On 04 Apr 2017 (Tuesday Only)
Taught in a light, informal way, over four evening sessions. This month, Tue 4 April, then Tue 18, 25 and Thur 27 April.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
 Event: Lunchbreak Concert: Katherine Williams (Soprano) and Roger B. Williams (Piano)
Lunchbreak Concert: Katherine Williams (Soprano) and Roger B. Williams (Piano)
On 06 Apr 2017 (Thursday Only)
Music from France and Germany by Debussy, Poulenc, Strauss and Marx.
(Theme: Music,)
 Event: Simple Scrimshaw Printmaking, 10am-12pm
Simple Scrimshaw Printmaking, 10am-12pm
On 06 Apr 2017 (Thursday Only)
Taster workshop for adults at Aberdeen Maritime Museum No experience necessary. All materials provided. Adults: 16+
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses,)
 Event: Simple Scrimshaw Printmaking, 2-4pm
Simple Scrimshaw Printmaking, 2-4pm
On 06 Apr 2017 (Thursday Only)
Taster workshop for adults at Aberdeen Maritime Museum No experience necessary. All materials provided. Adults: 16+
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses,)
 Event: Make your own Duct Tape Wallet
Make your own Duct Tape Wallet
On 07 Apr 2017 (Friday Only)
Taster workshop for teens at Aberdeen Maritime Museum No experience necessary. All materials provided. Teens: 13-19 years
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses,)
 Event: Friday Evening Meditation
Friday Evening Meditation
On 07 Apr 2017 (Friday Only)
At the end of a busy week what could be a better start to the weekend than to unwind for an hour in a ready-made meditation atmosphere?
(Theme: Health)
 Event: 3D Hot Air Balloon making workshops!
3D Hot Air Balloon making workshops!
From 04 Apr 2017 To 08 Apr 2017 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Get creative and learn how to make your own 3D Hot Air Balloon using unusual materials and art form.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Crafts)
 Event: Megga Fun Day
Megga Fun Day
On 08 Apr 2017 (Saturday Only)
Join us for a Family Fun Day at Deeside Activity Park on the 8th April!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
 Event: Sully O'Sullivan at Breakneck comedy
Sully O'Sullivan at Breakneck comedy
On 08 Apr 2017 (Saturday Only)
Aberdeen premier comedy club
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: Crathes Castle - Orienteering - Come and Try It!
Crathes Castle - Orienteering - Come and Try It!
On 09 Apr 2017 (Sunday Only)
Orienteering Event for all levels!
(Theme: Sport & Games,Countryside)
 Event: Design Your Own Ceramics
Design Your Own Ceramics
On 10 Apr 2017 (Monday Only)
Easter Holiday Sessions for Children
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Crafts)
 Event: Creative Writing Workshops
Creative Writing Workshops
On 10 Apr 2017 (Monday Only)
For the past 8 years, our National Young Writer’s Awards has been encouraging children, ages 4-14, across the UK to unleash their imaginations and create some utterly brilliant, bonkers and captivating short stories.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Education)
 Event: Portmahomack on Tarbat Ness - barometer of European politics
Portmahomack on Tarbat Ness - barometer of European politics
On 10 Apr 2017 (Monday Only)
Evening lecture in association with University of Aberdeen Museums and Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Heritage)
 Event: Melting Medals Children's Craft Workshop
Melting Medals Children's Craft Workshop
On 11 Apr 2017 (Tuesday Only)
Easter Holiday Session for Children at The Gordon Highlanders Museum
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Crafts)
 Event: Beginners computing classes at Mastrick Library
Beginners computing classes at Mastrick Library
From 13 Mar 2017 To 13 Apr 2017
Mastrick library are planning to hold beginners computing classes. We are looking to gauge interest so please let us know if you would like to attend.
(Theme: Education,Workshops & Courses,)
 Event: ECIR 2017 (European Conference on Information Retrieval)
ECIR 2017 (European Conference on Information Retrieval)
From 08 Apr 2017 To 13 Apr 2017 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday)
ECIR is the premier European forum for the presentation of new research in the field of Information Retrieval. Robert Gordon University are delighted to announce that ECIR 2017 will be returning to Aberdeen, Scotland for the first time since 1997.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Loose Parts Play
Loose Parts Play
From 03 Apr 2017 To 14 Apr 2017 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday)
Aberdeen Play Forum provides free loose parts play at various different parks throughout the Spring Holidays. No need to book, no need to pay, just come along and play!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Sport & Games)

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