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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 Workshop at the Central LibraryBusiness Workshop at the Central Library
On 05 Aug 2015
Find your target market using online premium business resources, free with library membership.
(Theme: Business,Workshops & Courses,)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: National Play DayNational Play Day
On 05 Aug 2015(Wednesday Only)
Come along to our free event to celebrate National Play Day, where we are promoting 'More Play!' in the outdoors.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
Crafts Event: Family Fun at the Library: Ice and SnowFamily Fun at the Library: Ice and Snow
On 05 Aug 2015(Wednesday Only)
Join us for fun-filled art, craft and discovery sessions, exploring aspects of our current exhibition The Far North. Suitable for families with children aged 3-10 years but all welcome. FREE, drop-in session. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Crafts)
Young People Event: Make Deck: Workshops for Young PeopleMake Deck: Workshops for Young People
On 07 Aug 2015(Friday Only)
We’re offering an exciting new programme of creative, artist led workshops for young people aged 14-19 years. Workshops run on Friday afternoons between July-August. For full details visit the What's On section of our website aagm.co.uk
(Theme: Young People,Workshops & Courses)
Countryside Event: Rockpool Ramble with RSPB DolphinwatchRockpool Ramble with RSPB Dolphinwatch
On 07 Aug 2015(Friday Only)
Come and join the Dolphinwatch team to discover what creatures are hiding in the rockpools around Torry.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Countryside)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: Gallowgate GalaGallowgate Gala
On 08 Aug 2015(Saturday Only)
Annual Festival/Gala with stalls - charity fundraiser for local churches, also Aberdeen Lifeboat and Aberdeen Sea Cadets have stalls. Food served throughout the day in the church hall.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Fundraising)
Education Event: Energetica Summer Festival - OPAL Pond SurveyEnergetica Summer Festival - OPAL Pond Survey
On 08 Aug 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: Children & Family-Friendly,Education)
Music Event: IBIZA PARTYIBIZA PARTY
On 10 Aug 2015(Monday Only)
Latin party at the Blue Lamp
(Theme: Music,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Senior Citizens/50+ Event: HOW TO BE AN ENERGY TARIFF SAVERHOW TO BE AN ENERGY TARIFF SAVER
On 10 Aug 2015(Monday Only)
This talk will: -> Look at why you should go online shopping for a new energy deal. -> Show you how to find the best energy deal for your needs online. -> Tell you what's involved in changing energy supplier online. -> Save you money!
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Senior Citizens/50+)
Guided Walks/Tours Event: Gallowgate Gala Week Church TourGallowgate Gala Week Church Tour
On 10 Aug 2015(Monday Only)
Gallowgate Gala Week Church Tour. St Margaret of Scotland Episcopal Church open to the public with a guided tour. Church features Comper Stained Glass
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Education)
Dance Event: Gallowgate Gala Week Ceilidh Dance ClassGallowgate Gala Week Ceilidh Dance Class
On 11 Aug 2015(Tuesday Only)
Ceilidh Dance Class as part of week long programme of events for the Gallowgate Gala Week
(Theme: Dance,Workshops & Courses)
Health Event: Gallowgate Gala Week Zumba ClassGallowgate Gala Week Zumba Class
On 12 Aug 2015(Thursday Only)
Zumba Class as part of the week long programme for the Gallowgate Gala Week
(Theme: Sport & Games,Health)
Environment Event: Clean up Torry Battery with RSPB DolphinwatchClean up Torry Battery with RSPB Dolphinwatch
On 13 Aug 2015(Thursday Only)
Come and help us clear up litter around Torry Battery
(Theme: Environment,Countryside)
Performing Arts Event: The Cheeky Girls - Live In CheerzThe Cheeky Girls - Live In Cheerz
On 14 Aug 2015(Friday Only)
The Cheeky Girls British-based pop duo consisting of twin sisters Gabriela and Monica Irimia are visiting Cheerz in Aberdeen.
(Theme: Performing Arts,Music)
Heritage Event: East meets EastEast meets East
On 17 Aug 2015(Monday Only)
An evening of traditional Chinese music and singing.
(Theme: Performing Arts,Heritage)
Markets Event: Aberdeen International Street MarketAberdeen International Street Market
From 27 Aug 2015 To 30 Aug 2015(Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
A Taste of the Continent! Around 70 stalls, with food, arts, crafts, textiles and much more from around Europe.
(Theme: Markets,)
Visual Arts Event: Aberdeen Art Fair 2015Aberdeen Art Fair 2015
From 04 Sep 2015 To 06 Sep 2015(Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
The AAF offers visitors the opportunity to view and buy a wide range of art from a broad range of galleries and artists from across Scotland and the UK.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Visual Arts)
Theatre & Shows Event: Pick of the FringePick of the Fringe
On 23 Sep 2015(Wednesday Only)
Exclusive Evening of Comedy and Entertainment.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Theatre & Shows,)
Exhibitions Event: Scottish Home ShowScottish Home Show
From 25 Sep 2015 To 27 Sep 2015(Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
The largest new homes and DIY show in North Scotland!
(Theme: Exhibitions)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: MAKE DECK: WORKSHOPS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
MAKE DECK: WORKSHOPS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
From 17 Jul 2015 To 07 Aug 2015 (Friday Only)
We’re offering an exciting new series of creative, artist led workshops for young people aged 14-19 years. Try something different, meet other young people and have fun.
(Theme: Young People,Workshops & Courses,)
 Event: Summer Family Fun at Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Summer Family Fun at Aberdeen Maritime Museum
From 14 Jul 2015 To 08 Aug 2015 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday)
Families can get creative together at Aberdeen Maritime Museum this summer with our free drop-in sessions. Artist Emma-Leigh McKay will be on hand to help you craft your own artworks, inspired by the intriguing museum displays.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Crafts,)
 Event: Family Fun at Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Family Fun at Aberdeen Maritime Museum
From 14 Jul 2015 To 08 Aug 2015 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday)
Families can get creative together at Aberdeen Maritime Museum this summer with our free drop-in sessions.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Crafts)
 Event: Energetica Summer Festival - OPAL Bugs Count Survey
Energetica Summer Festival - OPAL Bugs Count Survey
On 08 Aug 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: Children & Family-Friendly,Education)
 Event: Gallowgate Gala Week Beer Tasting
Gallowgate Gala Week Beer Tasting
On 09 Aug 2015 (Sunday Only)
Gallowgate Gala Week Beer Tasting
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Fundraising)
 Event: The Netherlands National Circus
The Netherlands National Circus
From 23 Jul 2015 To 09 Aug 2015 (Everyday)
The Netherlands National Circus, Aberdeen, Queens Links, Thu 23rd Jul - Sun 9th Aug 2015.
(Theme: Performing Arts,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: New Balls Please!
New Balls Please!
From 01 Apr 2015 To 09 Aug 2015 (Everyday)
This exhibition takes The Tennis Party, Sir John Lavery’s famous painting of the urban middle classes at play as inspiration.
(Theme: Exhibitions,)
 Event: Love Rara Children's Show
Love Rara Children's Show
On 09 Aug 2015 (Sunday Only)
An interactive show for children.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,)
 Event: Gallowgate Gala Week Silver Surfers (Introduction to IT for Novices)
Gallowgate Gala Week Silver Surfers (Introduction to IT for Novices)
On 11 Aug 2015 (Wednesday Only)
Introduction to IT for Novices
(Theme: Education,Senior Citizens/50+)
 Event: ASN Music Groups
ASN Music Groups
From 14 Jul 2015 To 12 Aug 2015 (Tuesday and Thursday)
Music group running over summer holidays for children with additional support needs. Siblings welcome. £5 per child.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Music)
 Event: Countesswells - Orienteering
Countesswells - Orienteering
On 12 Aug 2015 (Wednesday Only)
Gramp Orienteers Wednesday Evening Summer Series Event
(Theme: Sport & Games,Countryside)
 Event: Gwen Black: Open Night & Art Exhibition
Gwen Black: Open Night & Art Exhibition
From 09 Jul 2015 To 12 Aug 2015 (Weekdays Only)
Featuring local artist, Gwen Black, you are invited to come along to our advanced preview of her exhibition as part of our Art in the Waiting Room programme on Thursday 9th July, 6.30pm to 8.00pm
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fundraising)
 Event: Gallowgate Gala Week Bingo Evening
Gallowgate Gala Week Bingo Evening
On 13 Aug 2015 (Thursday Only)
Gallowgate Gala Week Bingo Evening
(Theme: Fundraising,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
 Event: Gallowgate Gala Week Ceilidh
Gallowgate Gala Week Ceilidh
On 14 Aug 2015 (Friday Only)
Final event of a week long programme of events is a Ceilidh
(Theme: Dance,Music)
 Event: Friends of Duthie Park Open Day
Friends of Duthie Park Open Day
On 16 Aug 2015 (Sunday Only)
A family fun day for all ages.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Music)
 Event: RSPB Dolphinwatch
RSPB Dolphinwatch
From 16 Apr 2015 To 16 Aug 2015 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Did you know that Aberdeen is one of the best places to see dolphins in the UK?
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Countryside)
 Event: R. Liwen 'Eighteen by fourteen'
R. Liwen 'Eighteen by fourteen'
From 25 Jul 2015 To 18 Aug 2015 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Acrylic paintings and mural by a talented Polish artist with roots in graffiti and street art.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
 Event: Kids Summer Activities
Kids Summer Activities
From 24 Jun 2015 To 19 Aug 2015 (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
Come along and join in the crafty fun, we have shrinkies, badgemaking, necklace and bracelet making suitable for ages 5+ at Bead Pop over the summer.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Saturday Night live Singers After Dinner Service
Saturday Night live Singers After Dinner Service
From 04 Jul 2015 To 29 Aug 2015 (Saturday Only)
Saturday Night we help our patrons unwind after 10pm with live Singers with our After Dinner drinks Service and sometimes on a Friday too!
(Theme: Music,Performing Arts)
 Event: Fossils & Funny Bones
Fossils & Funny Bones
From 18 Jun 2015 To 30 Aug 2015 (Everyday)
This Summer stomp in the footsteps of GIANTS with our multi-sensory exhibition ‘Fossils and Funny Bones’!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Young People)

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