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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: Business Boosters - Today's the Day!Business Boosters - Today's the Day!
On 01 Apr 2015(Wednesday Only)
The importance of 1st April 2015 to your Business Rates bill.
(Theme: Business)
Education Event: Ogston Music PrizeOgston Music Prize
On 02 Apr 2015(Thursday Only)
University of Aberdeen Concert Series
(Theme: Music,Education)
Music Event: Jazz at the Bluelamp - Charlie WoodsJazz at the Bluelamp - Charlie Woods
On 02 Apr 2015(Thursday Only)
Charlie Wood is a Memphis-born singer, songwriter and pianist. He is joined by Blue Lamp favourites, Euan Burton on bass and Alyn Cosker on drums. It'll be a night of classic jazz and blues.
(Theme: Music)
Fundraising Event: Casino Night for CLAN '1920's Crystal Club'Casino Night for CLAN '1920's Crystal Club'
On 03 Apr 2015(Friday Only)
A 1920's themed evening that includes a three-course meal, music entertainment, casino tables, cocktail demonstrations and a raffle to raise money for CLAN Cancer Support.
(Theme: Fundraising,Music)
Crafts Event: Aberdeen Ministry of CraftsAberdeen Ministry of Crafts
On 04 Apr 2015(Saturday Only)
Makers market featuring 20+ stalls. Quality handmade items for local artists, designers and makers
(Theme: Markets,Crafts)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: The Art of Vintage & Crafts - Exhibits AberdeenThe Art of Vintage & Crafts - Exhibits Aberdeen
On 05 Apr 2015(Sunday Only)
Exhibits Aberdeen offer a wonderful variety on a monthly basis of authentic Vintage, Crafts & Arts.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Markets)
Health Event: World Health Day: Know Your Food SafetyWorld Health Day: Know Your Food Safety
On 06 Apr 2015
Come along to the library and discover how your food is kept safe from farm to plate at this free talk for World Health Day.
(Theme: Business,Health,)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: Easter Activities at Bead PopEaster Activities at Bead Pop
On 07 Apr 2015(Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
Craft and jewellery making activities for ages 5+ suitable for boys and girls
(Theme: Crafts,Children & Family-Friendly)
Performing Arts Event: A concert to celebrate Greek film music under the auspices of Aberdeen Scottish Hellenic Society.A concert to celebrate Greek film music under the auspices of Aberdeen Scottish Hellenic Society.
On 08 Apr 2015(Wednesday Only)
A concert by Greek musicians flown directly from Athens to play for the people of the North-East with an interest in Greek and Cypriot film and music.
(Theme: Music,Performing Arts)
Workshops & Courses Event: 'Read and Remember' Creative Writing Workshop'Read and Remember' Creative Writing Workshop
On 08 Apr 2015
As part of the national ‘Read and Remember’ campaign, commemorating the First World War through books and reading, Aberdeen City Libraries presents this creative writing workshop led by local writer Sheena Blackhall
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Written Word,)
Young People Event: Creative Writing for TeensCreative Writing for Teens
On 08 Apr 2015
As part of the national ‘Read and Remember’ campaign, commemorating the First World War through books and reading, Aberdeen City Libraries presents this creative writing workshop for teens and young adults, led by local writer Sheena Blackhall
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Young People,)
Visual Arts Event: Look Again - visual art & design festivalLook Again - visual art & design festival
From 08 Apr 2015 To 12 Apr 2015(Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Locals will turn tourist in their own city when a groundbreaking festival launches in Aberdeen this April.
(Theme: Visual Arts,Design)
Countryside Event: Treborth Botanic GardenTreborth Botanic Garden
On 09 Apr 2015(Thursday Only)
Treborth’s curator describes the plants, diverse habitats and research in this spectacular garden: 18 hectares of parkland and woodland bordering the Menai Strait in North Wales with views to the island of Anglesey and Snowdonia.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Countryside)
Sport & Games Event: Old School Sports DayOld School Sports Day
On 12 Apr 2015(Sunday Only)
The Old School Sports Day is organised by RGU BA Hons Events Management Students to raise money for Cornerstone charity.
(Theme: Sport & Games,Children & Family-Friendly)
Dance Event: Aberdeen's only Greek Easter Party hosted by members of Aberdeen Scottish Hellenic SocietyAberdeen's only Greek Easter Party hosted by members of Aberdeen Scottish Hellenic Society
On 12 Apr 2015(Sunday Only)
A celebration of Greek Easter with traditional food, dancing, and music provided by musicians flown in from Athens - Giorgos Tsimbouksis (bouzouki and vocals), Nickos Sariyannis (guitar and vocals) and Lambrini Gioti (piano and vocals).
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Dance)
Storytelling Event: StorypocketsStorypockets
On 21 Apr 2015(Saturday Only)
Sessions for families and very young children to enjoy rhymes, songs and simple stories and make a "pocket place" as somewhere to keep their own creative responses.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling)
Theatre & Shows Event: Tonight...From The West EndTonight...From The West End
On 23 Apr 2015(Thursday Only)
Join us for an extravaganza of Musical Theatre this April as some of the hottest names from the West End and Broadway take to the stage to perform in an all singing all dancing production featuring some of the songs from the best loved shows.
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Performing Arts)
Exhibitions Event: 29th Great Grampian Beer Festival29th Great Grampian Beer Festival
From 04 Jun 2015 To 06 Jun 2015(Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
CAMRA Real Ale Festival
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: How the Change Fund has changed things...
How the Change Fund has changed things...
On 31 Mar 2015 (Tuesday Only)
A drop-in event to showcase the work done by projects supported by the Aberdeen Change Fund.
(Theme: Health)
 Event: ARGENTINE TANGO CLASSES WITH TANGO ABERDEEN
ARGENTINE TANGO CLASSES WITH TANGO ABERDEEN
From 07 Jan 2015 To 01 Apr 2015 (Wednesday Only)
Tango Aberdeen is a non-profit making group providing tuition in the art of authentic Argentine tango. Weekly, evening classes in a city centre location.
(Theme: Dance,Performing Arts)
 Event: Director's Cut with Tanja Ostojic
Director's Cut with Tanja Ostojic
On 01 Apr 2015 (Wednesday Only)
Feminism, Markets, Migration in performance art
(Theme: Films,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Monster Movement: Family Fun
Monster Movement: Family Fun
On 08 Apr 2015 (Wednesday Only)
Fun-filled craft, movement and discovery session. Suitable for families with children aged 3-10 years but all welcome.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Crafts)
 Event: Jazz at the Bluelamp - Fat-Suit
Jazz at the Bluelamp - Fat-Suit
On 09 Apr 2015 (Thursday Only)
Fat-Suit is a 14 piece instrumental collective who deliver a mighty fusion of jazz, rock, and folk.
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Diana Dellanzo: Open Night & Art Exhibition
Diana Dellanzo: Open Night & Art Exhibition
From 04 Mar 2015 To 09 Apr 2015 (Weekdays Only)
Featuring local artist, Diana Dellanzo, you are invited to come along to our advanced preview of her exhibition as part of Art in the Waiting Room on Wednesday 4th March 2015, 6.30pm to 8.00pm
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fundraising)
 Event: Beer, Bacon and Banter for Charlie House
Beer, Bacon and Banter for Charlie House
On 10 Apr 2015 (Friday Only)
Join us for an evening of Beer, Bacon and Banter in aid of the local charity Charlie House!
(Theme: Fundraising,Music)
 Event: Forest Sprint Orienteering - Countesswells
Forest Sprint Orienteering - Countesswells
On 10 Apr 2015 (Friday Only)
Blast away the cobwebs of the week with the 2015 Spring Friday Evening Orienteering sprint series.
(Theme: Sport & Games,Countryside)
 Event: One Day Retreat : Inner Peace, Inner Power
One Day Retreat : Inner Peace, Inner Power
On 11 Apr 2015 (Saturday Only)
This Retreat will focus on how to create and sustain inner peace and balance, through the sharing of simple spiritual truths, opportunities for reflection and meditation
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
 Event: Highland Coo Brooch
Highland Coo Brooch
On 11 Apr 2015 (Saturday Only)
Another fabulous bead embroidery workshop at Bead Pop!
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Reunion of the Union
Reunion of the Union
On 13 Apr 2015 (Monday Only)
A night of musical entertainment from local bands
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Rocking Stitch & Bead Pop Kids Craft Days
Rocking Stitch & Bead Pop Kids Craft Days
From 10 Apr 2015 To 17 Apr 2015 (Friday Only)
Bead Pop and Rocking Stitch join forces to bring you these fabulous crafting sessions to keep your kids creativity flowing in the Easter holidays!
(Theme: Crafts,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Easter Programme
Easter Programme
From 06 Apr 2015 To 17 Apr 2015 (Monday, Thursday and Friday)
Come and play!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Grimescapes Exhibition
Grimescapes Exhibition
From 04 Apr 2015 To 28 Apr 2015 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Works by a fine artist Grant McNicoll who specialises in high detail oil paintings. He previously studied at Gray's School of Art and graduated in 2013 with BA Honours Degree in Fine Art.
(Theme: Visual Arts,Exhibitions)
 Event: Light, Science, Action!
Light, Science, Action!
From 04 Apr 2015 To 30 Apr 2015 (Everyday)
For Spring, Aberdeen Science Centre will celebrate the International Year of Light with events and activities that will light up the day for all the family!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Young People)
 Event: Wellcome Image Awards at Aberdeen Science Centre
Wellcome Image Awards at Aberdeen Science Centre
From 19 Mar 2015 To 19 May 2015 (Everyday)
Aberdeen Science Centre, Satrosphere will host the Wellcome Image Awards and showcase the best in science imaging talent and techniques.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
 Event: Winifred Fergus & Jim Livingstone: Open Night & Art Exhibition
Winifred Fergus & Jim Livingstone: Open Night & Art Exhibition
From 10 Apr 2015 To 21 May 2015 (Weekdays Only)
Featuring local artists, Winifred Fergus and Jim Livingstone, you are invited to come along to our advanced preview of their exhibition as part of Art in the Waiting Room on Friday 10th April 2015, 6.30pm to 8.00pm
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fundraising)
 Event: Cabaret Lounge Sundays and Gin Joint
Cabaret Lounge Sundays and Gin Joint
From 15 Mar 2015 To 31 May 2015 (Sunday Only)
Every week we have a variety of cabaret acts showing at The Office Late lounge,followed by Our Gin Joint after-party.
(Theme: Performing Arts,Theatre & Shows)
 Event: Jazz on Sunday Afternoon
Jazz on Sunday Afternoon
From 07 Sep 2014 To 07 Jun 2015 (Sunday Only)
Aberdeen's newest and coolest jazz club showcasing the cream of local talent.
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Castlegate Theatre School.
Castlegate Theatre School.
From 10 Sep 2014 To 01 Sep 2015 (Wednesday Only)
Musical Theatre for 8 - 16 year olds.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Children & Family-Friendly)

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