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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

Children & Family-Friendly Event: Signed Stories for FamiliesSigned Stories for Families
On 17 Aug 2017(Thursday Only)
Signed stories for families
(Theme: Storytelling,Children & Family-Friendly,)
Education Event: Stuff Worth Knowing: Building the Aberdeen Bypass (AWPR)Stuff Worth Knowing: Building the Aberdeen Bypass (AWPR)
On 17 Aug 2017(Thursday Only)
The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route is the longest road building project currently underway in the UK. Join us for a talk by Transport Scotland about the skills required to complete this massive project.
(Theme: Education,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Performing Arts Event: Des McLean at Breakneck comedyDes McLean at Breakneck comedy
On 19 Aug 2017(Saturday Only)
Aberdeen premier comedy club
(Theme: Performing Arts)
Fundraising Event: Charity BallCharity Ball
From 19 Aug 2017 To 20 Aug 2017(Saturday Only)
Charity Ball in aid of Alzheimer Scotland.
(Theme: Fundraising)
Guided Walks/Tours Event: Aberdeen Lifeboat Open DayAberdeen Lifeboat Open Day
On 20 Aug 2017(Sunday Only)
Your one chance this year to tour Aberdeen's Lifeboats. Admission FREE! Perfect for the last day of the school holidays.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Guided Walks/Tours)
Sport & Games Event: Aberdeen Backgammon GroupAberdeen Backgammon Group
On 20 Aug 2017(Sunday Only)
Backgammon
(Theme: Sport & Games)
Music Event: The Music of John DenverThe Music of John Denver
On 20 Aug 2017(Sunday Only)
The songs of John Denver performed by acclaimed singer-songwriter and musician Chris Bannister.
(Theme: Music,Performing Arts)
Exhibitions Event: Speaking Out - Recalling Women’s Aid in Scotland: a touring exhibition on the history of women’s aid in ScotlandSpeaking Out - Recalling Women’s Aid in Scotland: a touring exhibition on the history of women’s aid in Scotland
From 21 Aug 2017 To 16 Sep 2017(Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
An audio visual exhibition on the history of women's aid in Scotland curated by Scottish Women's Aid.
(Theme: Heritage,Exhibitions,)
Business Event: British Heart Foundation VOLUNTEER OPEN DAYBritish Heart Foundation VOLUNTEER OPEN DAY
On 23 Aug 2017(Wednesday Only)
Wednesday 23rd August 2017 11:00am - 2pm British Heart Foundation at 202 Union Street, Aberdeen are holding an open day to recruit new volunteers, with information and refreshments on offer.
(Theme: Business)
Workshops & Courses Event: Old news, gateway to new knowledgeOld news, gateway to new knowledge
On 23 Aug 2017(Wednesday Only)
Do you want to learn more about your family or your local history? Are you curious to discover new ways to explore your past? Join our Local Studies team at these free and entertaining workshops, specially designed to meet your needs!
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,)
Heritage Event: A Gordon for Me - The Gordon Highlanders in WWIA Gordon for Me - The Gordon Highlanders in WWI
On 26 Aug 2017(Saturday Only)
Commemorate the brave men of the Gordons and their role in World War I.
(Theme: Heritage,Education)
Theatre & Shows Event: The TrickeryThe Trickery
On 01 Sep 2017(Friday Only)
Aberdeen's premier Cabaret night.
(Theme: Performing Arts,Theatre & Shows)
Visual Arts Event: Aberdeen Art Fair 2017Aberdeen Art Fair 2017
From 01 Sep 2017 To 03 Sep 2017(Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
An exhibition of contemporary affordable and original art from galleries and artists from across the UK
(Theme: Visual Arts,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: Spirit of Speyside: DistilledSpirit of Speyside: Distilled
From 01 Sep 2017 To 02 Sep 2017(Friday and Saturday)
Glasses are being raised for the return of Spirit of Speyside: Distilled – a celebration of the region’s favourite drams with a dash of food, gin and beer added for good measure.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Written Word Event: Douglas Jackson Author Talk at Airyhall LibraryDouglas Jackson Author Talk at Airyhall Library
On 09 Sep 2017
Author Douglas Jackson will talk about his work including Glory Of Rome, the eighth Gaius Valerius Verrens adventure, and the Battle of Mons Graupius between the Romans and the Caledonians.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Written Word,)
Countryside Event: CLAN at the CastleCLAN at the Castle
On 10 Sep 2017(Sunday Only)
CLAN at the Castle is a sponsored walk & fun day at Crathes Castle on Sunday 10th September, to raise funds and awareness for CLAN Cancer Support
(Theme: Fundraising,Countryside)
Health Event: Summerland Trust Open DaySummerland Trust Open Day
On 23 Sep 2017(Saturday Only)
The Summerland Trust is a registered charity who provides opportunities to experience building on their spiritual development.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
Environment Event: Data Driven Production North Sea ConferenceData Driven Production North Sea Conference
From 31 Oct 2017 To 01 Nov 2017(Tuesday and Wednesday)
Improve Efficiency, Eliminate Downtime, Achieve Production Excellence.
(Theme: Environment)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Summer Holiday Football
Summer Holiday Football
From 14 Aug 2017 To 18 Aug 2017 (Weekdays Only)
Holiday football for children age 4-6 at Kingswells Community Centre
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Maths 4 everyday life in the 21st century
Maths 4 everyday life in the 21st century
From 14 Aug 2017 To 19 Aug 2017 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
This event is for everyone who wants to learn how to code in a high level computer language and see how algorithms and mathematics shape our lives. There will be streams for absolute beginners and more experienced programmers. For everyone from 10-99 y/o.
(Theme: Education,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Dolphinwatch Aberdeen
Dolphinwatch Aberdeen
From 28 Apr 2017 To 20 Aug 2017 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Come and spot Dolphins with us. Free event, open to all every Thurs - Sun during summer.
(Theme: Environment,)
 Event: Exhibition: Cooking The Books
Exhibition: Cooking The Books
From 05 Jun 2017 To 20 Aug 2017 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Cookery books from the University of Aberdeen's Special Collections.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Cafe Scientifique - Health and the disposable cave man: understanding disease using evolution
Cafe Scientifique - Health and the disposable cave man: understanding disease using evolution
On 23 Aug 2017 (Wednesday Only)
Aberdeen University’s Cafe Sci series takes place monthly with all events free to attend. No booking is required, places are allocated on a first-come basis. All events are pitched at a very accessible level and give ample time for audience questions
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Catherine Redgate: Open Night & Exhibition
Catherine Redgate: Open Night & Exhibition
From 13 Jul 2017 To 23 Aug 2017 (Weekdays Only)
Join us for the open night of Catherine Redgate's work: Thursday 13th July 6.30pm - 8pm
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fundraising)
 Event: Graphic novel workshop with Tom Foster
Graphic novel workshop with Tom Foster
On 26 Aug 2017 (Saturday Only)
Come Visit Tillydrone Library for this Graphic novel Workshop to celebrate 125 years of the Central Library
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,)
 Event: Additional Support Needs Summer BBQ
Additional Support Needs Summer BBQ
On 26 Aug 2017 (Saturday Only)
A family fun day around those who 'get it'
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Great Aberdeen Run
Great Aberdeen Run
On 26 Aug 2017
An exciting new running event taking in many of Aberdeen's iconic landmarks.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Sport & Games,)
 Event: Paul Pirie at Breakneck comedy
Paul Pirie at Breakneck comedy
On 26 Aug 2017 (Saturday Only)
Aberdeen premier comedy club
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: Scot Free Tours: Crime Pays Tour
Scot Free Tours: Crime Pays Tour
From 29 Apr 2017 To 26 Aug 2017 (Saturday Only)
Tales from the darkest annals of Aberdeen's history.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Heritage,)
 Event: Celebrate Aberdeen
Celebrate Aberdeen
From 26 Aug 2017 To 27 Aug 2017 (Weekend Only)
Organised by a team of volunteers, Celebrate Aberdeen is a unique celebration which has been held in the city every summer since 2011.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fundraising,)
 Event: Auchtavan a Ferm Toun Open Day.
Auchtavan a Ferm Toun Open Day.
On 27 Aug 2017 (Sunday Only)
Join us for a walk to the old ferm toun of Auchtavan and learn about life in a traditional small community in the Highlands. Have a look inside the cottage, the horsemill and the Queen Mother’s Victorian picnic cottage.
(Theme: Heritage)
 Event: Scot Free Tours: Free Walking Tour
Scot Free Tours: Free Walking Tour
From 01 Apr 2017 To 27 Aug 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: Gut reactions: the role of diet and gut bacteria in health and disease
Gut reactions: the role of diet and gut bacteria in health and disease
On 28 Aug 2017 (Monday Only)
Join us for our next health talk with Dr Alan Walker of the Rowett Institute to explore the relationship between the microbes in our gut and our overall health and wellbeing.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
 Event: Scottish Country Summer Social Dances
Scottish Country Summer Social Dances
From 03 May 2017 To 30 Aug 2017 (Wednesday Only)
Informal social dancing with live music, run by Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. Open to all but not suitable for complete beginners.
(Theme: Dance)
 Event: Fish, friars and other food stories from medieval Aberdeen
Fish, friars and other food stories from medieval Aberdeen
On 30 Aug 2017 (Wednesday Only)
A talk exploring the latest work on archaeology and diet in medieval Aberdeen.
(Theme: Heritage,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Seize the Summer with Explore Learning!
Seize the Summer with Explore Learning!
From 14 Jul 2017 To 31 Aug 2017 (Everyday)
Join us for a head start to becoming a fearless learner in the summer and beyond! Join today and save on your first three months. Book a free trial and come and visit us!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Education)
 Event: Shazam Theatre Company SCIO
Shazam Theatre Company SCIO
From 03 Sep 2016 To 03 Sep 2017 (Monday, Wednesday and Saturday)
Theatre company for 8-30 year olds.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Theatre & Shows)
 Event: Say It Ain't Sew
Say It Ain't Sew
From 07 Sep 2016 To 06 Sep 2017 (Wednesday Only)
A free sewing and craft class, open to all, every Wednesday from 6:30pm in BrewDog Gallowgate.
(Theme: Crafts,Education,)

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