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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: Leaders In IndustryLeaders In Industry
On 21 Nov 2017(Tuesday Only)
The objective of this event is to hear from inspiring leaders in our industry and to gain an insight into the hurdles they have faced, what the new generation may face and how we can excel in the industry.
(Theme: Business,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Films Event: Resistance - Film Screening & Panel DiscussionResistance - Film Screening & Panel Discussion
On 21 Nov 2017(Tuesday Only)
A documentary about the threat of antibiotic resistance. Followed by panel discussion with University of Aberdeen and NHS Grampian staff.
(Theme: Films,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Performing Arts Event: Free Event - NMN Comedy's Beta TestersFree Event - NMN Comedy's Beta Testers
On 21 Nov 2017(Tuesday Only)
Fortnightly comedy show dedicated to the development and progression of local comedic talent
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Performing Arts)
Written Word Event: An evening of Stories and Poems on the theme of WINTER
An evening of Stories and Poems on the theme of WINTER
On 21 Nov 2017(Tuesday Only)
Mearns Writers support and promote creative writing in the Mearns. Now in their 10th year, they are presenting a free evening of stories and poems at Stonehaven Library.
(Theme: Written Word,)
Workshops & Courses Event: Ancestry and Find My Past for Beginners Ancestry and Find My Past for Beginners
On 22 Nov 2017
Learn how to use the leading genealogy websites to search thousands of names and historical records.
(Theme: Heritage,Workshops & Courses,)
Music Event: Lunchbreak Concert: LISA MILNE (Soprano) ROGER B WILLIAMS (Piano)Lunchbreak Concert: LISA MILNE (Soprano) ROGER B WILLIAMS (Piano)
On 23 Nov 2017(Thursday Only)
Welcome to Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums’ 2017/18 season of Lunchbreak Concerts.
(Theme: Music,)
Crafts Event: Friends of Aberdeen University Library Event Series: Behind the Scenes with our Collections - Bookbinding Session & TalkFriends of Aberdeen University Library Event Series: Behind the Scenes with our Collections - Bookbinding Session & Talk
On 23 Nov 2017(Thursday Only)
Exclusive Friends' Event: Behind the Scenes with our Collections: Bookbinding Workshop & Talk
(Theme: Crafts,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
Health Event: Unshakeable Gentle PowerUnshakeable Gentle Power
On 24 Nov 2017(Friday Only)
How Raja Yoga meditation can help us to stay calm and strong in an increasingly chaotic world.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Health)
Seasonal Event: WINTER CARE 2017WINTER CARE 2017
On 25 Nov 2017(Saturday Only)
Keeping safe and healthy during winter. For details about the event and how to register you can go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/winter-care-2017-tickets-39548731320
(Theme: Seasonal,Children & Family-Friendly)
Sport & Games Event: Granite City Brawlers // Roller Derby Double Header
Granite City Brawlers // Roller Derby Double Header
On 25 Nov 2017(Saturday Only)
GCB vs Team Poland & Power of Scotland vs Team Poland
(Theme: Sport & Games)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: Danestone Congregational Church's Christmas FayreDanestone Congregational Church's Christmas Fayre
On 25 Nov 2017(Saturday Only)
Christmas Fayre
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Children & Family-Friendly)
Design Event: Aberdeen Fashion WeekAberdeen Fashion Week
From 25 Nov 2017 To 26 Nov 2017(Weekend Only)
Fashion designers showcasing their latest collection. Exhibitors and artists also present.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Design)
Environment Event: Wild Sounds in Hazelhead ParkWild Sounds in Hazelhead Park
On 26 Nov 2017(Sunday Only)
Explore the natural world, discover wildlife and make music using sticks, stones, pinecones and other natural objects!
(Theme: Environment,Music)
Markets Event: Old Togs New Tricks - Vintage Fayre 
Christmas DoOld Togs New Tricks - Vintage Fayre Christmas Do
On 26 Nov 2017(Sunday Only)
Christmas Vintage Shopping Event with added sparkle - Pop Up Plant Shop, Food, Drink, Coffee, Cakes and Music all day. Free Entry. Family Friendly. Fur Babies Welcome
(Theme: Markets)
Storytelling Event: Book Week Scotland: Bookbug at Kincorth LibraryBook Week Scotland: Bookbug at Kincorth Library
On 27 Nov 2017
Bookbug sessions are free, fun and friendly events for babies, toddlers and their parent/carer to enjoy together. Celebrate Book Week Scotland with one of our special Bookbug sessions at Kincorth Library
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
Dance Event: Ceilidh DanceCeilidh Dance
On 01 Dec 2017(Friday Only)
Ceilidh Dance
(Theme: Dance,Music)
Guided Walks/Tours Event: Wasps Christmas ShowWasps Christmas Show
On 03 Dec 2017(Sunday Only)
Come and join us for the festive season celebration at Wasps Artist Studios.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours)
Media Event: Mobile Gaming Summit with App CasinosMobile Gaming Summit with App Casinos
On 07 Dec 2017(Thursday Only)
Speakers and Workshops on the Latest Mobile Gaming Technologies
(Theme: Media,Business)
Fundraising Event: Carols of Christmas for Sue Ryder.Carols of Christmas for Sue Ryder.
On 09 Dec 2017(Saturday Only)
A Christmas event to raise funds for Sue Ryder.
(Theme: Music,Fundraising)
Education Event: Entrepreneurship in UK - Bizset workshopEntrepreneurship in UK - Bizset workshop
On 15 Dec 2017(Friday Only)
Bizset has the pleasure to invite every enthusiastic entrepreneur to take part in a workshop dedicated to creating a company in UK. Our team of specialists will focus on legal and administrative requirements, that need to be met to run a company in UK.
(Theme: Business,Education)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Book Launch: Beyond the Secret Howff by Ashie Brebner
Book Launch: Beyond the Secret Howff by Ashie Brebner
On 22 Nov 2017 (Wednesday Only)
Join us at the launch of Ashie Brebner's debut novel Beyond the Secret Howff, at the Transition Extreme Sports Centre.
(Theme: Written Word)
 Event: BBC Singer
BBC Singer
On 23 Nov 2017 (Thursday Only)
The BBC Singers are performing as part of the University of Aberdeen Concert Series.
(Theme: Performing Arts,Music)
 Event: Junior Simpson at Breakneck comedy
Junior Simpson at Breakneck comedy
On 25 Nov 2017 (Saturday Only)
Aberdeen premier comedy club
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: The Laughter Lounge at The Hook and Eye Bar
The Laughter Lounge at The Hook and Eye Bar
From 26 Aug 2017 To 25 Nov 2017 (Saturday Only)
Live stand-up comedy presented on the last Saturday of every month.
(Theme: Performing Arts,Storytelling,)
 Event: Gresley Class P2 Roadshow
Gresley Class P2 Roadshow
On 25 Nov 2017 (Saturday Only)
A presentation about new build steam locomotive No. 2007 Prince of Wales
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: The Art of the Building Warrant
The Art of the Building Warrant
From 03 Nov 2017 To 25 Nov 2017 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
An exhibition of building warrant plans from the collections of Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire Archives featuring some of Aberdeen's most iconic buildings
(Theme: Exhibitions,Heritage)
 Event: Scot Free Tours: Free Walking Tour
Scot Free Tours: Free Walking Tour
From 01 Apr 2017 To 26 Nov 2017 (Weekend Only)
Learn about Aberdeen's history and colourful characters, from pirates to Lord Byron, in this free one and a half hour walking tour.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Heritage,)
 Event: The Scottish Kids Show
The Scottish Kids Show
From 25 Nov 2017 To 26 Nov 2017 (Weekend Only)
Fun packed Family event at the AECC. Ideal for children from 2-12 .
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Seasonal)
 Event: The Ice Age in Scotland
The Ice Age in Scotland
On 27 Nov 2017 (Monday Only)
Professor Colin Ballantyne explores the climate change of the last ice age and the effects of glaciation on Scotland's scenery
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Book Week Scotland Storytime at Culter Library
Book Week Scotland Storytime at Culter Library
On 27 Nov 2017
Join us for a special story time this Book Week Scotland when we will be reading the titles shortlisted for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize. Suitable for children aged 3 – 7 years old.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
 Event: Book Week Scotland: A 'Hue & Cry' with Shirley McKay
Book Week Scotland: A 'Hue & Cry' with Shirley McKay
On 27 Nov 2017
Help get Book Week Scotland off to a start, as we raise a ‘Hue and Cry’ with acclaimed Historical Crime author Shirley McKay at Aberdeen Central Library.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Written Word,)
 Event: Book Week Scotland: Bookbug at Central Children's Library
Book Week Scotland: Bookbug at Central Children's Library
On 28 Nov 2017
Bookbug sessions are free, fun and friendly events for babies, toddlers and their parent/carer to enjoy together. Celebrate Book Week Scotland with one of our special Bookbug sessions at Central Children's Library.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
 Event: Book Week Scotland: Creative Writing with Esther Woolfson
Book Week Scotland: Creative Writing with Esther Woolfson
On 29 Nov 2017
Join us to develop creative writing skills and receive invaluable guidance and advice from one of Aberdeen’s most successful writers, Esther Woolfson, author of ‘Corvus’ and ‘Field Notes From a Hidden City’.
(Theme: Written Word,Workshops & Courses,)
 Event: Book Week Scotland Storytime at Dyce Library
Book Week Scotland Storytime at Dyce Library
On 29 Nov 2017
Join us for a special story time this Book Week Scotland when we will be reading the titles shortlisted for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize. Suitable for children aged 3 – 7 years old.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
 Event: Tech Startup Q&A Session and Seminar.
Tech Startup Q&A Session and Seminar.
On 29 Nov 2017 (Wednesday Only)
Listen, ask and learn with the IT experts of DirectorStats.
(Theme: Business)
 Event: Lunchbreak Concert: ROBERT GORDON’S COLLEGE
Lunchbreak Concert: ROBERT GORDON’S COLLEGE
On 30 Nov 2017 (Thursday Only)
Welcome to Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums’ 2017/18 season of Lunchbreak Concerts.
(Theme: Music,)
 Event: Get IP Savvy! - Patent Basics
Get IP Savvy! - Patent Basics
On 30 Nov 2017
Designed for the novice inventor/entrepreneur, this lunchtime session will explain the benefits & basics of patent protection for your product/ idea and how Aberdeen City Libraries can be of assistance.
(Theme: Business,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
 Event: Book Week Scotland Storytime at Cults Library with Michelle Sloan
Book Week Scotland Storytime at Cults Library with Michelle Sloan
On 30 Nov 2017
Join us for a special story time this Book Week Scotland where Michelle Sloan will be reading from her book The Fourth Bonniest Baby In Dundee.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
 Event: Book Week Scotland: Bookbug at Bridge Of Don Library
Book Week Scotland: Bookbug at Bridge Of Don Library
On 30 Nov 2017
Bookbug sessions are free, fun and friendly events for babies, toddlers and their parent/carer to enjoy together. Celebrate Book Week Scotland with one of our special Bookbug sessions at Bridge Of Don Library.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
 Event: Book Week Scotland: Bookbug at Kaimhill Library
Book Week Scotland: Bookbug at Kaimhill Library
On 30 Nov 2017
Bookbug sessions are free, fun and friendly events for babies, toddlers and their parent/carer to enjoy together. Celebrate Book Week Scotland with one of our special Bookbug sessions at Kaimhill Library.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)

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