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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: Additional Support Needs Indoor Family Fun DayAdditional Support Needs Indoor Family Fun Day
On 18 Nov 2017(Saturday Only)
An indoor family fun day event for those with Additional Support Needs their friends and family. Bouncy Castle, snacks and drinks, glitter tattoos and face painting. Games and prizes, arts and crafts, lego etc.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
Dance Event: Family Ceilidh at Holburn WestFamily Ceilidh at Holburn West
On 18 Nov 2017(Saturday Only)
Family ceilidh at Holburn West to raise funds for SC&T (Scottish Culture and Traditions). Dance the night away to the fabulous ceilidh band 'Reel Din'. Bring your own refreshments. http://scottishculture.org/
(Theme: Dance,Music)
Education Event: Little Explorer Days - Marvellous MinibeastsLittle Explorer Days - Marvellous Minibeasts
On 18 Nov 2017(Everyday)
Come along and meet our minibeasts! We have some with six legs, some with hundreds of legs and some with no legs! Learn all about how to look after them!
(Theme: Education)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: Jumble SaleJumble Sale
On 18 Nov 2017(Saturday Only)
Jumble Sale organised by The Daughters of the King, A Women Group, part of the City of God Aberdeen Charity. Proceeds from sales will go to a named Aberdeen Charity.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Fundraising)
Performing Arts Event: Scott Capurro at Breakneck comedyScott Capurro at Breakneck comedy
On 18 Nov 2017(Saturday Only)
Aberdeen premier comedy club
(Theme: Performing Arts)
Heritage Event: Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society's November MeetingAberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society's November Meeting
On 18 Nov 2017(Saturday Only)
The Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society exists to assist and promote the study of genealogy and family history based in the north-east corner of Scotland.
(Theme: Heritage,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Health Event: World Meditation HourWorld Meditation Hour
On 19 Nov 2017(Sunday Only)
Every third Sunday of the month is a pre-designated time across the world to sit for an hour and to give thoughts of peace to those in need.
(Theme: Environment,Health)
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)
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)
Theatre & Shows 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,)
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,)
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)
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)
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,)
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)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical
Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical
From 14 Nov 2017 To 18 Nov 2017 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Phoenix Theatre presents Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical at Aberdeen Arts Centre.
(Theme: Theatre & Shows)
 Event: Book Sale and Christmas Fair
Book Sale and Christmas Fair
On 18 Nov 2017 (Saturday Only)
21st Aberdeen (Cults) Scout Group
(Theme: Fundraising)
 Event: A fun-filled festive day out for all the family
A fun-filled festive day out for all the family
On 18 Nov 2017 (Saturday Only)
Dobbies Introduces Christmas Family Fun Day with all proceeds from tickets to go directly to Dobbies two Christmas National Charity Partners
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Festival!
Festival!
From 16 Nov 2017 To 19 Nov 2017 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
A 4 day pop-up festival that aims to bring the Edinburgh Festival experience to Aberdeen.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Films,)
 Event: Take One Action Film Festival
Take One Action Film Festival
From 17 Nov 2017 To 19 Nov 2017 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
The Take One Action Film Festival returns to Aberdeen from the 17-19th November to celebrate the people and the films that are changing the world!
(Theme: Films,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: The Bella & Co cash for kids mission Christmas walk
The Bella & Co cash for kids mission Christmas walk
On 19 Nov 2017 (Sunday Only)
Bella & Co are hosting a giant dog walk at cruden bay beach in aid for cash for kids mission Christmas, check us out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/1547162908663768/?ti=cl
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fundraising)
 Event: Shifting Paradigms: Economics in the 21st Century
Shifting Paradigms: Economics in the 21st Century
From 17 Nov 2017 To 19 Nov 2017 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Student Led Economics Conference at the University of Aberdeen, Shifting Paradigms: Economics in the 21st Century[1] has four main themes: Planetary Boundaries; Gender, Race & Religion; Automation & AI; Macroeconomic Policy and Global Finance.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Concordia String Orchestra
Concordia String Orchestra
On 19 Nov 2017 (Sunday Only)
Concordia's November concert
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Stuff Worth Knowing - Avoiding Nemo: How Not to catch a Fish with a Smartphone
Stuff Worth Knowing - Avoiding Nemo: How Not to catch a Fish with a Smartphone
On 19 Nov 2017 (Thursday Only)
Fishing requires selectively avoiding the capture of species or sizes of fish so as to meet the objectives of sustainable management. In the North Sea this goal is made more difficult by the mixed composition of the fish community.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Aberdeen Burgh Court Roll - 700th Birthday Bash!
Aberdeen Burgh Court Roll - 700th Birthday Bash!
On 20 Nov 2017 (Monday Only)
A free illustrated talk on Aberdeen's Burgh Court Roll, the oldest record of council business anywhere in Scotland, which celebrates its 700th anniversary this year.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Heritage)
 Event: Cafe MED - Novel approaches to treating antibiotic resistant infections
Cafe MED - Novel approaches to treating antibiotic resistant infections
On 20 Nov 2017 (Monday Only)
Bringing the public, researchers and clinicians together. Café MED are a series of informal talks pitched at a very accessible level and that give ample time for audience questions.
(Theme: Health,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: A-Z of Curious Aberdeenshire with Duncan Harley
A-Z of Curious Aberdeenshire with Duncan Harley
On 20 Nov 2017
The folklore and the history of that piece of Scotland known variously as Aberdeenshire or the North East of Scotland makes for interesting reading. Duncan Harley takes us through the stories of old, that still hold a fascination for the curious.
(Theme: Heritage,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
 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: 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,)
 Event: Unshakeable Gentle Power
Unshakeable 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)
 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: Danestone Congregational Church's Christmas Fayre
Danestone Congregational Church's Christmas Fayre
On 25 Nov 2017 (Saturday Only)
Christmas Fayre
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Children & Family-Friendly)
 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,)

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