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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

Environment Event: World Meditation HourWorld Meditation Hour
On 27 May 2015(Sunday Only)
Join meditators across the world in seated meditation for one designated hour.
(Theme: Environment,Health)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: Cafe Scientifique - Let there be light!Cafe Scientifique - Let there be light!
On 27 May 2015(Wednesday Only)
To celebrate the International Year of Light, we'll explore the fascinating story of understanding light, including Aberdeen's role - how our ancestors were wrong and we think we are right!
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
Workshops & Courses Event: Bead from a bead EarringsBead from a bead Earrings
On 28 May 2015(Thursday Only)
Try your hand at making these earrings in another great taster session from Bead Pop!
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Crafts)
Music Event: Jazz at the Bluelamp - Colin SteeleJazz at the Bluelamp - Colin Steele
On 28 May 2015(Thursday Only)
Colin Steele, Graeme Stephen and Euan Burton get together in a special jazz chamber group to revisit their sell out performance at the 2014 Aberdeen Jazz Festival. Truly inspirational music.
(Theme: Music)
Business Event: Magically Enhance your Elevator Pitch - North East Business Week eventMagically Enhance your Elevator Pitch - North East Business Week event
On 28 May 2015(Tuesday Only)
Perfect your business pitch with Fifth Dimension in this fantastic free event organised by Elevator.
(Theme: Business,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Sport & Games Event: Grampian Flyers Charity BallGrampian Flyers Charity Ball
On 29 May 2015(Friday Only)
Grampian Flyers is a local Basketball Club for young people, adults and adults with physical disabilities throughout Grampian.
(Theme: Fundraising,Sport & Games)
Theatre & Shows Event: Take ThisTake This
On 29 May 2015(Friday Only)
Take This perform a fantastic Take That tribute show with exciting new choreography, outstanding vocals and 4 piece harmonies creating a visually stunning and exceptional musical performance.
(Theme: Music,Theatre & Shows)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: Stonehaven Baby FairStonehaven Baby Fair
On 30 May 2015(Saturday Only)
Everything you need from bump, babe and beyond under one roof.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Countryside Event: Beach Clean with RSPB DolphinwatchBeach Clean with RSPB Dolphinwatch
On 30 May 2015(Saturday Only)
Help the RSPB give nature a cleaner home around the beaches of Torry.
(Theme: Environment,Countryside)
Visual Arts Event: ELECTREESELECTREES
From 30 May 2015 To 23 Jun 2015(Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Two Artists - One Show. Tansy Lee Moir and Tomasz Wrobel.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
Education Event: Get a Taste for Learning with Bake Off's Norman CalderGet a Taste for Learning with Bake Off's Norman Calder
On 02 Jun 2015
North East Scotland College and Aberdeen City Libraries will kick off their Get a Taste for Learning celebrations in June with a cooking demonstration from the Great British Bake Off's Norman Calder.
(Theme: Education,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
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)
Senior Citizens/50+ Event: Unleash your Tablet & Make it SingUnleash your Tablet & Make it Sing
On 08 Jun 2015(Monday Only)
Many older people are unaware how to use a tablet’s App Store to its full potential. This talk will show older adults many useful apps & how to access & use their App Store. It will demonstrate search & install of apps by using free music streaming apps.
(Theme: Senior Citizens/50+,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Design Event: Aberdeen Fashion WeekAberdeen Fashion Week
From 12 Jun 2015 To 14 Jun 2015(Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
A fashionable, interactive and educative fashion weekend bringing together the Scottish fashion fraternity and supported by the America and Europe’s fashion world, the Aberdeen Fashion Weekend is geared to unveil yet a fashion force to reckon with.
(Theme: Design,Exhibitions)
Markets Event: Flamin' L Hot Sauces Chilli Eating ContestFlamin' L Hot Sauces Chilli Eating Contest
On 13 Jun 2015(Sunday Only)
Flamin’ L Hot Sauces – Chilli Eating Competition Over 18’s Only £10 entry per person 1st Prize - £25 Flamin’ L Hot Sauces Voucher and Chilli Eating Competition Winner T-shirt 2nd Prize – Disappointment and £10 voucher for Flamin’ L Hot Sauces
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Markets)
Guided Walks/Tours Event: Energetica Summer Festival - Woodland Walk at SeatonEnergetica Summer Festival - Woodland Walk at Seaton
On 13 Jun 2015(Saturday Only)
Now in its third year, the Energetica Summer Festival is expanding and offering an ever bigger selection of activities to residents and visitors. From guided walks and wildlife spotting to tours of the BrewDog brewery, there's plenty to choose from.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Countryside)
Heritage Event: BATTLES IN ABERDEENBATTLES IN ABERDEEN
On 19 Jun 2015
A walk through Aberdeen’s military past, this tour takes us from the defences of the Second World War all the way back to the Battle of Justice Mills in 1644.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Heritage,)
Written Word Event: Estelle Maskame signingEstelle Maskame signing
On 11 Jul 2015(Saturday Only)
Estelle Maskame, author of the internet sensation "Did I Mention I Love You", will be in store signing copies of her debut novel!
(Theme: Young People,Written Word)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: VIBES Aberdeen Launch
VIBES Aberdeen Launch
On 28 May 2015 (Thursday Only)
Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland (VIBES) Awards 2015 Aberdeen Launch
(Theme: Business,Environment)
 Event: Aberdeen Orpheus Choir's Summer Concert
Aberdeen Orpheus Choir's Summer Concert
On 29 May 2015 (Friday Only)
A varied programme, including classical choral works contemporary compositions, spirituals and show songs. Guests are Bon-Accord Silver Band Quintet, Christopher Smith, Oboe and Cor Anglais and Organist Geoffrey Atkinson
(Theme: Music)
 Event: 'Mark Making' Macmillan Aberdeen Art Show
'Mark Making' Macmillan Aberdeen Art Show
From 09 May 2015 To 30 May 2015 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
On behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support, SMART invite you to Mark Making, an art show raising money to support patients and their families who have been affected by cancer as well as funding a number of new services across the area.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
 Event: Change Your Mindset to Drive Growth - North East Business Week Event.
Change Your Mindset to Drive Growth - North East Business Week Event.
On 30 May 2015 (Thursday Only)
A free transatlantic business presentation in Elevator's new state of the art headquarters.
(Theme: Business,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Scotstown School Summer Fair & Car Boot Sale
Scotstown School Summer Fair & Car Boot Sale
On 30 May 2015 (Saturday Only)
BBQ... Bouncy Castle.... Fruit Kebabs.... HomeBakes... Tombola.... Indian Snacks.... Lucky Dip.... Bottle Stall.... Car Boot Sale.... Beat The Goalie - a chance to win signed AFC gloves.... Raffle - star prize Kindle Fire HDX!!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
 Event: I love the 80s NIGHT for MND Scotland
I love the 80s NIGHT for MND Scotland
From 29 May 2015 To 30 May 2015 (Friday and Saturday)
Dig out your mullets, big shoulder pads and neon and join us for a fun night of 80's music, fun and dancing!
(Theme: Fundraising,Music,)
 Event: Coffee Morning
Coffee Morning
On 30 May 2015 (Saturday Only)
Friends of Gomel are fundraising for medical support and provisions in Aberdeen's twin city of Gomel, Belarus.
(Theme: 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: Introduction to Meditation
Introduction to Meditation
On 01 Jun 2015 (Monday Only)
This introductory course 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: Business Workshop at the Central Library
Business Workshop at the Central Library
On 03 Jun 2015
Find your target market using online premium business resources, free with library membership.
(Theme: Business,Workshops & Courses,)
 Event: The Elvis Show
The Elvis Show
On 03 Jun 2015 (Wednesday Only)
Elvis may be dead… but if you still love him, don't miss this show!
(Theme: Music,Theatre & Shows,)
 Event: Goddess wrap bracelet jewellery making workshop
Goddess wrap bracelet jewellery making workshop
On 03 Jun 2015 (Wednesday Only)
Join us at Bead Pop to learn how to make this fabulous accessory.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: LUNCHTIME TALK - THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO
LUNCHTIME TALK - THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO
On 03 Jun 2015 (Wednesday Only)
Talk by Jason Finch, Curator, Maritime History This year marks 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. A defining moment in modern European history and marking the end of the wars caused by the French Revolution, as well inspiring a pop song and a
(Theme: Education,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
 Event: Gaelic Language Day course
Gaelic Language Day course
On 06 Jun 2015 (Saturday Only)
Gaelic Language Day course for beginners and intermediate students
(Theme: Education,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Lewis United Junior Football Club Race Night
Lewis United Junior Football Club Race Night
On 06 Jun 2015 (Saturday Only)
Fun evening of horse racing and other fundraising games
(Theme: Fundraising,Sport & Games)
 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: Beaded Kumihimo
Beaded Kumihimo
On 07 Jun 2015 (Sunday Only)
Fabulous necklace braiding workshop from the team at Bead Pop!
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Tri-link necklace jewellery making workshop
Tri-link necklace jewellery making workshop
On 07 Jun 2015 (Sunday Only)
A beautiful summery necklace project from Bead Pop.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Kendo Thistle Cup & Japan Day 2015
Kendo Thistle Cup & Japan Day 2015
From 06 Jun 2015 To 07 Jun 2015 (Weekend Only)
Weekend of Japanese cultural events
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Rockpool Ramble with RSPB Dolphinwatch
Rockpool Ramble with RSPB Dolphinwatch
On 07 Jun 2015 (Sunday Only)
Join the RSPB for a rockpooling session in Torry
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Countryside)

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