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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

Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: The Festival of Lights - Diwali.The Festival of Lights - Diwali.
On 23 Oct 2014(Thursday Only)
Diwali is the celebration of New Year in the Hindu calendar, but it is also a chance for all of us, irrespective of religious faith, to bring new spiritual commitment to our lives.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Storytelling)
Fundraising Event: An Evening of Clairvoyance with Wendy Lyon CNSU.An Evening of Clairvoyance with Wendy Lyon CNSU.
On 23 Oct 2014(Thursday Only)
A fund rasising event of Clairvoyance in aid of North East Sensory Services with Wendy Lyon.
(Theme: Fundraising,Health)
Sport & Games Event: Fitness FUNdamentals Taster Session.Fitness FUNdamentals Taster Session.
On 23 Oct 2014(Thursday Only)
Fitness Fundamentals Taster session run by Aberdeen Sports Village for Children in P1 to P3 of All Abilities.
(Theme: Sport & Games)
Music Event: Jazz at the Blue Lamp - EyeshutightJazz at the Blue Lamp - Eyeshutight
On 23 Oct 2014(Thursday Only)
Paul Baxter on bass leads a young piano trio with a shining future. An unmissable band in the style of EST, Avishai Cohen and Keith Jarrett.
(Theme: Music)
Performing Arts Event: Rock Choir Taster Session.Rock Choir Taster Session.
On 23 Oct 2014(Thursday Only)
Create Aberdeen can provide you with details of their regular sessions should you wish to attend again.
(Theme: Music,Performing Arts)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: ONE Community Conference.ONE Community Conference.
On 24 Oct 2014(Friday Only)
A conference themed around community capacity building & citizenship.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Environment Event: Duthie Park Garden Project.Duthie Park Garden Project.
On 24 Oct 2014(Friday Only)
The project work outside and activities are changed to suit both the abilities of participants as well as the needs of the garden areas.
(Theme: Environment)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: Tattie Twist Family Fun Day!Tattie Twist Family Fun Day!
On 24 Oct 2014(Friday Only)
A central family fun day with a local cultural twist...
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Countryside Event: Autumn Plant Sale.Autumn Plant Sale.
On 25 Oct 2014(Saturday Only)
A wide range of herbaceous and woody garden plants and some indoor plants for sale by the Friends of Cruickshank Botanic Garden.
(Theme: Countryside,Markets,)
Crafts Event: Leather Wrap Bracelet.Leather Wrap Bracelet.
On 25 Oct 2014(Saturday Only)
A new jewellery making class at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
Markets Event: March Hare Craft & Vintage MarketMarch Hare Craft & Vintage Market
On 25 Oct 2014(Saturday Only)
The March Hare Craft & Vintage Market.
(Theme: Crafts,Markets)
Exhibitions Event: Aberdeen Model Railway & Hobbies Exhibition.Aberdeen Model Railway & Hobbies Exhibition.
From 25 Oct 2014 To 26 Oct 2014(Weekend Only)
Aberdeen Model Railway Club will be hosting their 36th Annual Exhibition. The venue will be packed with model railways, trade stands, model society displays, a kids play area together with demonstrations from many other local hobby groups.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Exhibitions)
Films Event: CSID's African Film Series presents Welcome to Lagos by Gavin Searle.CSID's African Film Series presents Welcome to Lagos by Gavin Searle.
On 28 Oct 2014(Tuesday Only)
Come join us every Tuesday at 6pm in MacRobert 0.51 (University of Aberdeen) for an evening of film and discussion.
(Theme: Films)
Education Event: Introduction to MeditationIntroduction to Meditation
On 01 Nov 2014(Saturday Only)
An Introduction to Buddhist Meditation Suitable for Complete Beginners.
(Theme: Education)
Dance Event: Mini Milonga-an early evening Argentine Tango social event brought to you by Tango Aberdeen and Tangodee.Mini Milonga-an early evening Argentine Tango social event brought to you by Tango Aberdeen and Tangodee.
On 02 Nov 2014(Sunday Only)
Two hours of Argentine tango dance and music.
(Theme: Dance,Music)
Written Word Event: Moving Summit on Oil and Literature:Oil Cities.Moving Summit on Oil and Literature:Oil Cities.
On 10 Nov 2014(Monday Only)
A seminar on the nature and character of cities that have been marked by a rapidly growing oil industry.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Written Word)
Visual Arts Event: Big Draw Family Fun: Drawing Sounds.Big Draw Family Fun: Drawing Sounds.
On 15 Nov 2014(Saturday Only)
Big Draw family event at the University Library.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Visual Arts)
Heritage Event: Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society's November Meeting.Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society's November Meeting.
On 15 Nov 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: Heritage,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Theatre & Shows Event: Poles Apart? A Model for the Polish Community Integration in Scotland.Poles Apart? A Model for the Polish Community Integration in Scotland.
On 17 Nov 2014(Monday Only)
A discussion featuring speaker from Scotland and Poland to discuss the integration of Polish Immigrants in Scotland.
(Theme: Theatre & Shows)
Seasonal Event: Festive Fizz Friday on behalf of Cornerstone.Festive Fizz Friday on behalf of Cornerstone.
On 21 Nov 2014(Friday Only)
An exciting one-off festive fundraiser on behalf of Cornerstone. Spend a few hours browsing exclusive stalls and pick up some unique Christmas gifts whilst enjoying live entertainment, a glamorous fashion show and lots more.
(Theme: Fundraising,Seasonal)
Design Event: BI, Design, Innovation & Mobile Technology.BI, Design, Innovation & Mobile Technology.
On 27 Nov 2014(Monday Only)
IRW has developed expertise in Business Intelligence (BI), software solutions and User Experience Design (UX) since 1999.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Design)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Collision Investigation: Fate or fatal consequences?
Collision Investigation: Fate or fatal consequences?
From 23 Sep 2014 To 23 Oct 2014 (Tuesday Only)
The presenter, Marco Venturini, has been involved in collision investigation since 1985.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
 Event: Fiona Taylor Open Night: Art Exhibition
Fiona Taylor Open Night: Art Exhibition
From 12 Sep 2014 To 23 Oct 2014 (Weekdays Only)
Featuring local artist, Fiona Taylor, you are invited to come along to our advanced preview of her exhibition as part of Art in the Waiting Room.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fundraising)
 Event: Rock School Taster Session.
Rock School Taster Session.
On 23 Oct 2014 (Thursday Only)
Rock School Taster session run by Create Aberdeen for Adults aged 16+ with a Learning Disability. Create Aberdeen can provide you with details of their regular sessions should you wish to attend again.
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Family Swim Session.
Family Swim Session.
On 24 Oct 2014 (Friday Only)
Family Swim session run by Aberdeen Sports Village is for all the family, any age and ability. Children under 16 require to be accompanied by an adult.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: The Gordon Highlanders Great War Project
Children and Young people’s Programme.
The Gordon Highlanders Great War Project Children and Young people’s Programme.
From 21 Oct 2014 To 24 Oct 2014 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
Free October school holiday programme led by experienced tutors.
(Theme: Young People,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Come & Play with the Aberdeen Play Forum this Tattie Holiday!
Come & Play with the Aberdeen Play Forum this Tattie Holiday!
From 16 Oct 2014 To 25 Oct 2014 (Friday Only)
Come & Play family play session - Friday 17th October. Tattie Twist family fun day - Friday 24th October.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,)
 Event: Chainmaille Bunting Workshop.
Chainmaille Bunting Workshop.
On 25 Oct 2014 (Saturday Only)
A new jewellery making class at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Breakneck Comedy
Breakneck Comedy
On 25 Oct 2014 (Saturday Only)
Saturday 25th October Breakneck Comedy: Paul Pirie Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 8pm / Show 8.30pm Tickets: £10
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: Ray Brower album launch gig.
Ray Brower album launch gig.
From 24 Oct 2014 To 25 Oct 2014 (Friday Only)
Ray Brower launch their debut album Speaking Truthfully. Thinking Brave.
(Theme: Music,Music)
 Event: Glasgow Phoenix Choir charity Concert.
Glasgow Phoenix Choir charity Concert.
On 25 Oct 2014 (Saturday Only)
The Glasgow Phoenix Choir is delighted to be performing a concert to raise funds for local charities in St Machar’s Cathedral, Aberdeen.
(Theme: Music,Fundraising)
 Event: King's Museum Lunchtime Talks.
King's Museum Lunchtime Talks.
From 05 Sep 2014 To 27 Oct 2014 (Monday and Friday)
Student Volunteers provide free talks introducing the current King's Museum exhibition.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Exhibitions)
 Event: DanceLive
DanceLive
From 07 Oct 2014 To 28 Oct 2014 (Everyday)
Festival of Contemporary Dance
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Dance)
 Event: Lee Evans: Monsters
Lee Evans: Monsters
From 27 Oct 2014 To 28 Oct 2014 (Monday and Tuesday)
Lee Evans performs at AECC's GE Oil & Gas Arena
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: Stories and their Stories.
Stories and their Stories.
On 28 Oct 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Storytelling from the Northern Isles.
(Theme: Performing Arts,Storytelling)
 Event: CSID Seminar Series - Climate Compatible Development and Sustainable Energy for All.
CSID Seminar Series - Climate Compatible Development and Sustainable Energy for All.
On 29 Oct 2014 (Wednesday Only)
Climate Compatible Development and Sustainable Energy for All. How might this work within the Common but Differentiated Responsibilities and Respective Capacities of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change?
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK CONSULTATION.
DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK CONSULTATION.
From 16 Oct 2014 To 31 Oct 2014
Aberdeen City Council,Scottish Enterprise and Aberdeen Harbour Board are preparing a Development Framework for Nigg Bay, Altens and East Tullos.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Exhibitions,)
 Event: Beginners Polymer Clay.
Beginners Polymer Clay.
On 01 Nov 2014 (Saturday Only)
Jewellery making class at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Beginners Jewellery Making.
Beginners Jewellery Making.
On 01 Nov 2014 (Saturday Only)
An introductory class in Jewellery Making at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Breakneck Comedy
Breakneck Comedy
On 01 Nov 2014 (Saturday Only)
Saturday 1st November Breakneck Comedy: Raymond Mearns Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 8pm / Show 8.30pm Tickets: £10
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: Ministry of Crafts Xmas Market.
Ministry of Crafts Xmas Market.
On 01 Nov 2014 (Saturday Only)
Ministry of Crafts monthly market returns with 30+ stalls this month. This month there will be 2 floors and a pop up tea room. Open 11am - 4:00pm Free Entry. We will have mix of handmade, vintage and independent businesses.
(Theme: Markets,Crafts)

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