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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

Dance Event: AMERICAN SQUARE DANCING - OPEN NIGHTSAMERICAN SQUARE DANCING - OPEN NIGHTS
On 01 Sep 2014(Monday Only)
Come along to our open nights and find out what Square Dancing is all about.
(Theme: Dance,Markets)
Health Event: Meditation Made EasyMeditation Made Easy
On 01 Sep 2014(Monday Only)
Introductory course to Raja Yoga meditation. Taught over four successive Monday evenings.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
Theatre & Shows Event: Shazam Theatre CompanyShazam Theatre Company
On 01 Sep 2014(Monday, Wednesday and Saturday)
Shazam offers a wide range of drama and theatre classes for 8 to 25 year olds.
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Workshops & Courses)
Performing Arts Event: Breakneck ComedyBreakneck Comedy
On 02 Sep 2014(Tuesday Only)
Tuesday 2nd September Breakneck Comedy: Keir McAllister Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 8pm / Show 8.30pm Tickets: £5
(Theme: Performing Arts)
Crafts Event: Sewing workshopSewing workshop
On 03 Sep 2014(Wednesday Only)
Workshop designed to get to grips with the basics of your sewing machine.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Crafts)
Fundraising Event: Charlie House Ladies LunchCharlie House Ladies Lunch
On 04 Sep 2014(Thursday Only)
Social Ladies Lunch to raise funds for Charlie House Appeal
(Theme: Fundraising)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: ExtremesExtremes
On 06 Sep 2014(Saturday Only)
Join Dr Kevin Fong from the series To Boldly Go and Extreme A&E!
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,)
Sport & Games Event: Granite City Roller Girls Intake DayGranite City Roller Girls Intake Day
On 06 Sep 2014(Saturday Only)
We are holding our next Roller Derby Intake Day. No previous skating experience is necessary!
(Theme: Sport & Games)
Visual Arts Event: Aberdeen Art Fair 2014Aberdeen Art Fair 2014
From 06 Sep 2014 To 07 Sep 2014(Weekend Only)
Now in its fourth year the AAF is an excellent range of local and national galleries and artists exhibiting selling original contemporary and affordable work from £50-£10,000.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Visual Arts)
Exhibitions Event: Breathless Breastless Project. A breast cancer awareness art exhibition.Breathless Breastless Project. A breast cancer awareness art exhibition.
From 09 Sep 2014 To 03 Oct 2014(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
A team of talented artists have come together to work with breast cancer survivors to tell of real breast cancer journeys. A challenging exhibition containing powerful and compelling images. Note the exhibition contains graphic images & nudity.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts,)
Media Event: Central Library Media SaleCentral Library Media Sale
From 10 Sep 2014 To 24 Sep 2014
Hundreds of CDs and DVDs for sale at low prices
(Theme: Media,)
Music Event: 50+ Festival and Jazz at the Blue Lamp - Jacqui Dankworth50+ Festival and Jazz at the Blue Lamp - Jacqui Dankworth
On 11 Sep 2014(Thursday Only)
Jacqui Dankworth, one of the UK's top vocalists and daughter of Cleo Laine, opens the Autumn series with her top London trio of Sebastian De Krom (drums); Geoff Gascoyne (bass) and Charlie Wood (Piano).
(Theme: Music)
Senior Citizens/50+ Event: Tea and Tour of TechFest in September Festival.Tea and Tour of TechFest in September Festival.
On 11 Sep 2014(Thursday Only)
Join us for an afternoon tea and tour of our science workshops.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Senior Citizens/50+)
Films Event: British Science Association Sci-Screen and 'Meet Up'British Science Association Sci-Screen and 'Meet Up'
On 11 Sep 2014(Thursday Only)
British Science Association Aberdeen Branch invite you to join us for a drink and a movie.
(Theme: Films)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: Autumn FayreAutumn Fayre
On 13 Sep 2014(Saturday Only)
Danestone Congregational Church's Autumn Fayre
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Children & Family-Friendly)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: Jason Bradbury: My Life In TechJason Bradbury: My Life In Tech
On 13 Sep 2014(Saturday Only)
An entertaining tour of the evolution of consumer technology.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Young People Event: Heroes of TomorrowHeroes of Tomorrow
On 20 Sep 2014(Saturday Only)
As part of the Statoil sponsorship, TechFest In September will stage a new Science communication event featuring students from S1-S6 presenting short 5 minute talks on a particular STEM topic which they are passionate about.
(Theme: Education,Young People)
Environment Event: What the frack?What the frack?
On 22 Sep 2014(Monday Only)
Come along to find out a bit more about the process of shale gas extraction.
(Theme: Environment,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Business Event: The Big Aberdeen Event: Give it a Try (Public Arena)The Big Aberdeen Event: Give it a Try (Public Arena)
On 22 Sep 2014(Monday Only)
Free family fun day and fayre alongside cross-sector conference brought to you by ACVO - the Third sector interface for Aberdeen City - in collaboration with Aberdeen Football Club.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Business)
Heritage Event: Shipwrecks of Truk Lagoon.Shipwrecks of Truk Lagoon.
On 22 Sep 2014(Monday Only)
Join local shipwreck author and technical diver Rod MacDonald of Stonehaven as he discusses the "Shipwrecks of Truk Lagoon"
(Theme: Heritage,Senior Citizens/50+)
Guided Walks/Tours Event: Under Pressure: National Hyperbaric Centre Discovery Tour.Under Pressure: National Hyperbaric Centre Discovery Tour.
On 25 Sep 2014(Thursday Only)
Have an up close and personal glimpse into the vital work carried out at the centre guided by it's enthusiastic staff.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Guided Walks/Tours)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Argentine Tango classes with Tangodee
Argentine Tango classes with Tangodee
From 03 Apr 2014 To 04 Sep 2014 (Thursday Only)
Learn to dance authentic Argentine Tango in a fun, relaxed and informal setting. Discover the art of leading and following this fascinating dance which encourages improvisation and personal expression.
(Theme: Dance)
 Event: Positive Thinking Course
Positive Thinking Course
On 04 Sep 2014 (Thursday Only)
How to become more aware of your thoughts and influences. Taught over four successive Thursday evenings.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
 Event: Free Taster Sessions at the Beacon Centre
Free Taster Sessions at the Beacon Centre
From 01 Sep 2014 To 05 Sep 2014 (Weekdays Only)
The Beacon and Bucksburn Community Learning Association are offering the opportunity to come and try a variety of workshops.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Aberdeen ministry of Crafts
Aberdeen ministry of Crafts
On 06 Sep 2014 (Saturday Only)
The Aberdeen Ministry of Crafts is a monthly indoor market that showcases the work of local artists, makers and designers.
(Theme: Crafts,Markets)
 Event: Introduction to Soap-Making
Introduction to Soap-Making
On 06 Sep 2014 (Saturday Only)
One day course to learn the basics of soap making
(Theme: Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Breakneck Comedy
Breakneck Comedy
On 06 Sep 2014 (Saturday Only)
Saturday 6th September Breakneck Comedy: Gary Little Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 8pm / Show 8.30pm Tickets: £10
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: Beaded Kumihimo
Beaded Kumihimo
On 06 Sep 2014 (Saturday Only)
Jewellery making workshop at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Soutache Brooch
Soutache Brooch
On 06 Sep 2014 (Saturday Only)
Jewellery Making Class at Bead Pop in Aberdeen City centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: The Science of Adrenaline
The Science of Adrenaline
On 07 Sep 2014 (Sunday Only)
An action packed adventure with science.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
 Event: The Trickery - Aberdeen's Only Cabaret Night.
The Trickery - Aberdeen's Only Cabaret Night.
On 07 Sep 2014 (Sunday Only)
An Evening of World Class Comedy, Magic & Burlesque
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Performing Arts)
 Event: AMERICAN SQUARE DANCING OPEN NIGHTS
AMERICAN SQUARE DANCING OPEN NIGHTS
On 08 Sep 2014 (Monday Only)
Come along and find out what square dancing is all about.
(Theme: Dance,Health)
 Event: Breakneck Comedy
Breakneck Comedy
On 09 Sep 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Tuesday 9th September Breakneck Comedy: JoJo Sutherland Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 8pm / Show 8.30pm Tickets: £5
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: Sewing workshop. "How to make bias binding and apply it."
Sewing workshop. "How to make bias binding and apply it."
On 10 Sep 2014 (Wednesday Only)
3 hour workshop in which you learn about bias binding.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Crafts)
 Event: Rebecca E. Patterson Open Night: Art Exhibition
Rebecca E. Patterson Open Night: Art Exhibition
From 25 Jul 2014 To 12 Sep 2014 (Weekdays Only)
Featuring local artist, Rebecca E. Patterson, 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: Breakneck Comedy
Breakneck Comedy
On 13 Sep 2014 (Saturday Only)
Saturday 13th September Breakneck Comedy: Gavin Webster Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 8pm / Show 8.30pm Tickets: £10
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: Extreme Summer
Extreme Summer
From 14 Jul 2014 To 13 Sep 2014 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
A fun summer of free coaching and activity sessions at local skateparks with Transition Extreme.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Sport & Games,)
 Event: Beaded Bead Bracelet
Beaded Bead Bracelet
On 13 Sep 2014 (Saturday Only)
Jewellery making class at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Leather Wrap Bracelet
Leather Wrap Bracelet
On 13 Sep 2014 (Saturday Only)
Jewellery making workshop at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Clothes Swap
Clothes Swap
On 13 Sep 2014 (Saturday Only)
Need to get rid of unwanted items of clothing? Fancy picking up some new threads in exchange? Granite City Roller Girls are hosting a clothes Swap!
(Theme: Fundraising)
 Event: Filming On The Wild Side Of Science
Filming On The Wild Side Of Science
On 14 Sep 2014 (Sunday Only)
A fascinating talk by Doug Allan an award winning documentary cameraman best known for his wildlife and underwater filming on series such as The Blue Planet.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)

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