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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

Exhibitions Event: King's Museum Lunchtime TalkKing's Museum Lunchtime Talk
On 18 Apr 2014(Friday Only)
Student Volunteers give short talks on the new exhibition 'Fiji, Scotland and the Making of Empire'.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Exhibitions)
Fundraising Event: Stand Up For Care presents - Comedy Night!Stand Up For Care presents - Comedy Night!
On 18 Apr 2014(Friday Only)
An intimate night of comedy with John McRuvie and Patrice.
(Theme: Performing Arts,Fundraising)
Music Event: An Evening of Movies and MusicalsAn Evening of Movies and Musicals
On 18 Apr 2014(Friday Only)
An exceptional evening of songs from the musicals with a 50 piece orchestra, 100 strong choir and some of the best entertainers in the UK and America.
(Theme: Music,Theatre & Shows)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: European Marathi Sneh Sammelan 2014 (EMS-2014)European Marathi Sneh Sammelan 2014 (EMS-2014)
From 18 Apr 2014 To 20 Apr 2014(Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Over 500 attendees, Music, Dance, Art and Drama from eminent personalities. Integration and celebration of Scottish & Marathi Culture. Indian food cooked by a Celebrity Michellin star Chef.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Theatre & Shows)
Crafts Event: Anemone Stitch Bracelet WorkshopAnemone Stitch Bracelet Workshop
On 19 Apr 2014(Saturday Only)
New seed bead jewellery workshop at Bead Pop.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
Heritage Event: Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society April MeetingAberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society April Meeting
On 19 Apr 2014(Saturday Only)
The Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society exists to assist and promote the study of genealogy and family history based on the North-East corner of Scotland.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Heritage)
Storytelling Event: Breakneck Comedy!Breakneck Comedy!
On 19 Apr 2014(Saturday Only)
A must see comedy club!
(Theme: Storytelling,Performing Arts)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: The Big Dolphinwatch Easter EggstravaganzaThe Big Dolphinwatch Easter Eggstravaganza
From 19 Apr 2014 To 20 Apr 2014(Weekend Only)
Join the RSPB Scotland Dolphinwatch team this Easter weekend for lots of Easter related fun!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Crafts)
Dance Event: Scottish Ensemble at Beach Ballroom 
Easter Tea DanceScottish Ensemble at Beach Ballroom Easter Tea Dance
On 21 Apr 2014(Monday Only)
Dance or listen to the Scottish Ensemble.
(Theme: Music,Dance)
Education Event: Café Controversial: GM Crops: Raking up the facts
Café Controversial: GM Crops: Raking up the facts
On 22 Apr 2014(Tuesday Only)
The science behind the headlines and place GM crops have in modern agriculture.
(Theme: Education,Exhibitions)
Health Event: Free Lunchtime Concert at the Aberdeen Community Health & Care VillageFree Lunchtime Concert at the Aberdeen Community Health & Care Village
On 22 Apr 2014(Tuesday Only)
The Aberdeen Community Health and Care Village in Frederick Street will resound with music, as a series of free lunchtime concerts begins this month.
(Theme: Health,Music)
Written Word Event: Celebrate World Book Night with Aberdeen City Libraries and James OswaldCelebrate World Book Night with Aberdeen City Libraries and James Oswald
On 23 Apr 2014(Wednesday Only)
Join Aberdeen City Libraries as we celebrate World Book Night with author James Oswald. Scottish crime writer.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Written Word,)
Business Event: Cyrenians Sleepout 2014Cyrenians Sleepout 2014
From 23 Apr 2014 To 24 Apr 2014(Wednesday and Thursday)
Corporate based 'Sleepout' event aiming to raise funds and awareness for the local charity; the Aberdeen Cyrenians.
(Theme: Fundraising,Business)
Visual Arts Event: The Trickery PresentsThe Trickery Presents
On 04 May 2014(Sunday Only)
An Evening Of Wanders From Around The World
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Visual Arts)
Sport & Games Event: Aberdeen Anarchy 2014

Aberdeen Anarchy 2014
On 10 May 2014(Saturday Only)
WrestleZone are back at the Beach Ballroom this May for more family-friendly wrestling action. The North-east grappling stars will be in bone-crunching, body-slamming action on Saturday 10 May for “Aberdeen Anarchy 2014”.
(Theme: Sport & Games)
Guided Walks/Tours Event: WalkWalk
On 31 May 2014(Saturday Only)
Cove to Burnbanks Join Countryside Ranger Rob Rowe, Chris Croly, Judith Stones and Stewart Thain to explore the history, archaeology and natural history of this area. Sensible footwear recommended.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,)
Countryside Event: 2 NORTH 4 SOUTH2 NORTH 4 SOUTH
From 31 May 2014 To 01 Jun 2014(Weekend Only)
A 24 hour non-stop long distance fundraising walk for adults with learning disabilities in Aberdeen.
(Theme: Fundraising,Countryside)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Russian Spiral Jewellery Workshop
Russian Spiral Jewellery Workshop
On 17 Apr 2014 (Thursday Only)
Popular seed bead jewellery making class at Bead Pop.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Easter Holiday Storytime
Easter Holiday Storytime
From 10 Apr 2014 To 17 Apr 2014 (Thursday Only)
Come and join us for storytime at the Children's Library!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
 Event: Jazz at the Blue Lamp - Niki King
Jazz at the Blue Lamp - Niki King
On 17 Apr 2014 (Thursday Only)
Niki King Quintet sings Duke Ellington
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Spring Fashion Fix
Spring Fashion Fix
On 17 Apr 2014 (Thursday Only)
Make sure you stay on trend this season with Union Square's Spring Fashion Fix
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Come Den With Me!
Come Den With Me!
From 11 Apr 2014 To 18 Apr 2014 (Friday Only)
Children will get the chance to build dens (big or small) using a variety of resources.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Countryside)
 Event: Come Den With Me!
Come Den With Me!
From 11 Apr 2014 To 18 Apr 2014 (Friday Only)
Children will get the chance to build dens (big or small) using a variety of resources.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Countryside)
 Event: Intensive Gaelic Course for Beginners starting soon at the University of Aberdeen
Intensive Gaelic Course for Beginners starting soon at the University of Aberdeen
From 14 Apr 2014 To 18 Apr 2014 (Weekdays Only)
Week-long Ùlpan course for Beginners (level 1)
(Theme: Education,Heritage)
 Event: The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra
The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra
On 19 Apr 2014 (Saturday Only)
Scotland's top fiddle orchestra, with 100 performers including singers, pipers and dancers comes to Aberdeen.
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Kids jewellery making Easter workshops at Bead Pop
Kids jewellery making Easter workshops at Bead Pop
From 08 Apr 2014 To 19 Apr 2014 (Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday)
Exciting jewellery making projects for the kids in the Easter holidays at Bead Pop!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Crafts)
 Event: Charity Race Night
Charity Race Night
On 19 Apr 2014 (Saturday Only)
Sense Scotland is a charity that provides support to disabled children and adults.
(Theme: Fundraising)
 Event: Music of the North East
Music of the North East
On 20 Apr 2014 (Sunday Only)
Aberdeen Strathspey & Reel Society showcase the music of their home with tributes to North East fiddle masters past and present, including William Marshall, Peter Milne, J Scott Skinner, Hector MacAndrew and Judi Nicolson.
(Theme: Music,Heritage)
 Event: The Great Tapestry of Scotland - Scotland's History Stitched with Love
The Great Tapestry of Scotland - Scotland's History Stitched with Love
From 15 Feb 2014 To 20 Apr 2014
The artwork at the heart of Scotland’s largest ever community arts project will be displayed at Aberdeen Art Gallery this spring.
(Theme: Crafts,Exhibitions,)
 Event: King's Museum Lunchtime Talk
King's Museum Lunchtime Talk
On 21 Apr 2014 (Monday Only)
Student Volunteers give short talks on the new exhibition 'Fiji, Scotland and the Making of Empire'.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Exhibitions)
 Event: King's Museum Lunchtime Talk
King's Museum Lunchtime Talk
On 22 Apr 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Student Volunteers give short talks on the new exhibition 'Fiji, Scotland and the Making of Empire'.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Exhibitions)
 Event: Breakneck Comedy 'The Young Guns'
Breakneck Comedy 'The Young Guns'
On 22 Apr 2014 (Tuesday Only)
A must see comedy club
(Theme: Performing Arts,Storytelling,)
 Event: Seeing into old age?

Speaker: Dr Karin Pilz, School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen
Seeing into old age? Speaker: Dr Karin Pilz, School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen
On 23 Apr 2014 (Wednesday Only)
Vision often worsens with age but are the eyes always to blame? Come and discuss the role of the brain in vision-related changes during healthy ageing.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Psychic Night with the MS Society
Psychic Night with the MS Society
On 23 Apr 2014 (Wednesday Only)
The MS Society is dedicated to help anyone and everyone affected by MS. There are more cases of MS in Scotland then any other country in the world, making the work we do here in Aberdeen all the more vital.
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Fundraising)
 Event: Lunchtime Talk
Lunchtime Talk
On 23 Apr 2014 (Wednesday Only)
30 Years of Aberdeen Maritime Museum John Edwards
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
 Event: LUNCHBREAK CONCERT: Scottish Fiddle Music
LUNCHBREAK CONCERT: Scottish Fiddle Music
On 24 Apr 2014 (Thursday Only)
Nicola Auchnie (Violin) and Mo Rutherford (Piano).
(Theme: Music,)
 Event: JCA Reunited!
Reunion evening for past & present members of Junior Chamber in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
JCA Reunited! Reunion evening for past & present members of Junior Chamber in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
On 24 Apr 2014 (Thursday Only)
Celebratory evening for past members to reunite, be entertained and raise money for nominated local charities.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Fundraising)

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