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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: Intellectual Property Advice ClinicsIntellectual Property Advice Clinics
On 20 Sep 2017
Discuss your ideas for new products or brands with an IP attorney in the Central Library
(Theme: Business,Workshops & Courses,)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: Cafe Scientifique - Battling the killer fungusCafe Scientifique - Battling the killer fungus
On 20 Sep 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)
Dance Event: Dance Scottish. Scottish Country Dance - Taster SessionDance Scottish. Scottish Country Dance - Taster Session
On 21 Sep 2017(Thursday Only)
An introductory session for beginners (or returners) to Scottish Country Dancing run by Aberdeen Branch RSCDS (Royal Scottish Country Dance Society)
(Theme: Dance,Workshops & Courses)
Education Event: Stuff Worth Knowing: Chocolate, Health & Fascinating Food FactsStuff Worth Knowing: Chocolate, Health & Fascinating Food Facts
On 21 Sep 2017(Thursday Only)
Nutritionist, Dr Alexandra Johnstone will discuss recent research to explore what we eat and why we eat.
(Theme: Education,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Fundraising Event: Thai Tea PartyThai Tea Party
On 21 Sep 2017(Thursday Only)
Raising money to extend Aberdeen's neurological care centre - Sue Ryder Dee View Court.
(Theme: Fundraising)
Health Event: Prepare for winter with herbsPrepare for winter with herbs
On 21 Sep 2017(Thursday Only)
NE Scotland Herb Group workshop about helpful herbs that boost our resistance to winter ailments.
(Theme: Health,Workshops & Courses)
Music Event: Lunchbreak Concert: WILLIAM GRAY (Piano) FREYA HALL (Violin)Lunchbreak Concert: WILLIAM GRAY (Piano) FREYA HALL (Violin)
On 21 Sep 2017(Thursday Only)
Welcome to Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums’ 2017/18 season of Lunchbreak Concerts.
(Theme: Music,)
Performing Arts Event: Jarred Christmas at Breakneck comedyJarred Christmas at Breakneck comedy
On 23 Sep 2017(Saturday Only)
Aberdeen premier comedy club
(Theme: Performing Arts)
Heritage Event: Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society's September MeetingAberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society's September Meeting
On 23 Sep 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)
Environment Event: Community Litter PickCommunity Litter Pick
On 24 Sep 2017(Sunday Only)
Rotaract Aberdeen would like to invite you to take part in some selfless action and join us at our next litter pick along the River Dee beside Victoria Bridge on Sunday the 24th of September at 11am.
(Theme: Environment,Health)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: JDRF One Walk Aberdeen 2017JDRF One Walk Aberdeen 2017
On 24 Sep 2017(Sunday Only)
The One Walk is a friendly, inclusive sponsored 5k walk or untimed fun run which has something for all ages and abilities
(Theme: Fundraising,Children & Family-Friendly)
Crafts Event: Frame Loom Weaving Workshop: Create a Wall Hanging with Le Petit MooseFrame Loom Weaving Workshop: Create a Wall Hanging with Le Petit Moose
On 24 Sep 2017(Sunday Only)
Learn the basics of the addictive art of modern frame loom weaving by creating a unique wall hanging for your home.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
Films Event: Director's Cut - Tina Gharavi with 'I am Nasrine'Director's Cut - Tina Gharavi with 'I am Nasrine'
On 25 Sep 2017(Monday Only)
Join us for this special Director's Cut with BAFTA nominated screenwriter and director Tina Gharavi, featuring her highly acclaimed film 'I am Nasrine'.
(Theme: Films,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Theatre & Shows Event: Laugh in the AtticLaugh in the Attic
On 26 Sep 2017(Tuesday Only)
Monthly comedy show in Aberdeen showcasing acts from all over the Scottish Comedy Circuit
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Performing Arts)
Written Word Event: Book Launch: Stand By Your Reds by Bryan CooneyBook Launch: Stand By Your Reds by Bryan Cooney
On 27 Sep 2017(Wednesday Only)
A book launch event to celebrate the publication of Stand By Your Reds: An uncompromising history of the Dandy Dons by Bryan Cooney.
(Theme: Written Word,Sport & Games)
Design Event: Scottish Home Show 2017Scottish Home Show 2017
From 29 Sep 2017 To 01 Oct 2017(Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
The Scottish Home Show is an exhibition showcasing the latest in home improvements, garden design, furniture, gadgets and interiors.
(Theme: Design,Exhibitions)
Exhibitions Event: The Cornerstone Foundation Art FairThe Cornerstone Foundation Art Fair
From 29 Sep 2017 To 30 Sep 2017(Friday and Saturday)
The Cornerstone Foundation is hosting a pop-up Art Fair, showcasing the work of Scottish and national award-winning artists.
(Theme: Visual Arts,Exhibitions)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: EXPLORATHON Pub Quiz!EXPLORATHON Pub Quiz!
On 29 Sep 2017(Friday Only)
Exciting museums and object based pub quiz
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Storytelling Event: Doric EveningDoric Evening
On 06 Oct 2017(Friday Only)
Doric Evening of poems song and music
(Theme: Performing Arts,Storytelling)
Markets Event: Aberdeen Ministry of CraftsAberdeen Ministry of Crafts
On 07 Oct 2017(Saturday Only)
Craft and local fair to be held the 1st Saturday of every month - sharing with you some of the best creative independent business from the Aberdeen area.
(Theme: Crafts,Markets)
Young People Event: Teen Halloween scream!Teen Halloween scream!
On 27 Oct 2017(Friday Only)
Learn to move like a zombie or cook like a killer. Try out murderous make-up techniques. Make your Halloween 2017 a night to remember!
(Theme: Crafts,Young People,)
Seasonal Event: Dobbies hosts first ever fireworks event
Guy Fawkes Evening at Dobbies Garden Centre
Dobbies hosts first ever fireworks event Guy Fawkes Evening at Dobbies Garden Centre
On 03 Nov 2017(Friday Only)
An occasion to be enjoyed by all the family, this November head down to your local Dobbies Garden Centres for an evening of delicious food, show stopping fireworks displays, shopping and more.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Seasonal,)
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: Free Event - NMN Comedy's Mid-Month Madness
Free Event - NMN Comedy's Mid-Month Madness
On 19 Sep 2017 (Tuesday Only)
Regular comedy show dedicated to the development and progression of local comedic talent.
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Performing Arts)
 Event: Business Boosters - Does Your Organisation have the Right Behaviours, Values and Attributes?
Business Boosters - Does Your Organisation have the Right Behaviours, Values and Attributes?
On 19 Sep 2017 (Tuesday Only)
ABS invites you to attend our presentation. We are certified Consultants who have advanced accreditation in ADV PROFILING, which is an International brand.
(Theme: Business)
 Event: Effective Writing for Business
Effective Writing for Business
On 21 Sep 2017
Workshop with Stuart Delves of Henzteeth
(Theme: Business,Workshops & Courses,)
 Event: My Journey
My Journey
From 24 Aug 2017 To 21 Sep 2017 (Everyday)
An exhibition from the participants of the Healthy Minds Art Groups.
(Theme: Exhibitions)
 Event: COBRA Mini Workshops
COBRA Mini Workshops
On 21 Sep 2017
Starting up or running your own business? Free 1:1 mini workshops at Central Library on how to use COBRA, an excellent online business resource with all the information you need to get your business off the ground.
(Theme: Business,Workshops & Courses,)
 Event: Aberdeen Chamber Orchestra: All the World's a Stage
Aberdeen Chamber Orchestra: All the World's a Stage
On 23 Sep 2017 (Saturday Only)
Aberdeen Chamber Orchestra is delighted to announce our first concert of the 2017/18 season, All the World's a Stage
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Leading Lights Present Legally Blonde - The Musical
Leading Lights Present Legally Blonde - The Musical
From 19 Sep 2017 To 23 Sep 2017 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Following on from last year's hugely success production of Rock Of Ages, Aberdeen's own Leading Lights present their version of the West-End hit musical, Legally Blonde.
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Performing Arts)
 Event: Summerland Trust Open Day
Summerland 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)
 Event: Auchtavan Ferm Toun.
Auchtavan Ferm Toun.
On 24 Sep 2017 (Sunday Only)
Come and join us for a walk to the ferm toun of Auchtavan. Explore the life of a traditional rural village in the Highlands and have a look inside the cottage, the horsemill and the Queen Mother’s Victorian picnic cottage.
(Theme: Heritage)
 Event: Apple Sunday at Pitmedden Garden
Apple Sunday at Pitmedden Garden
On 24 Sep 2017 (Sunday Only)
Apple Sunday at Pitmedden Garden
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Make and excavate your own archaeological poo!
Make and excavate your own archaeological poo!
From 23 Sep 2017 To 24 Sep 2017
Discover some of the amazing history, heritage and archaeology on your doorstep during Scottish Archaeology Month.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,)
 Event: PUT YOURSELF IN THE PICTURE
PUT YOURSELF IN THE PICTURE
On 25 Sep 2017 (Monday Only)
Step back in time and discover a world before selfies!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,)
 Event: Hands-on history
Hands-on history
From 22 Sep 2017 To 25 Sep 2017
Discover some of the amazing history, heritage and archaeology on your doorstep during Scottish Archaeology Month.
(Theme: Heritage,)
 Event: Authentic Argentine Tango Events Week with International Meastro Damian Thompson in Residency
Authentic Argentine Tango Events Week with International Meastro Damian Thompson in Residency
From 16 Sep 2017 To 26 Sep 2017 (Everyday)
We are passionate about bringing the best of Tango to all; total beginner or experienced; solo or coupled; something for everyone!
(Theme: Dance,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: The edible archive
The edible archive
On 27 Sep 2017 (Wednesday Only)
As part of the Hungry Histories series delve into the history of food in Aberdeen's UNESCO recognised archives
(Theme: Heritage,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Scrimshaw printing, 11am
Scrimshaw printing, 11am
On 28 Sep 2017 (Thursday Only)
Lisa Gribbon introduces the simple technique of scrimshaw printing, an artform developed by sailors.
(Theme: Crafts,)
 Event: Scrimshaw printing, 2.30pm
Scrimshaw printing, 2.30pm
On 28 Sep 2017 (Thursday Only)
Lisa Gribbon introduces the simple technique of scrimshaw printing, an artform developed by sailors.
(Theme: Crafts,)
 Event: Lunchbreak Concert: AMANDA BABINGTON (Baroque Violin)CLAIRE BABINGTON (Baroque Cello) ROGER B WILLIAMS (Harpsichord)
Lunchbreak Concert: AMANDA BABINGTON (Baroque Violin)CLAIRE BABINGTON (Baroque Cello) ROGER B WILLIAMS (Harpsichord)
On 28 Sep 2017 (Thursday Only)
Welcome to Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums’ 2017/18 season of Lunchbreak Concerts.
(Theme: Music,)
 Event: Pieces From A Broken Land Exhibition
Pieces From A Broken Land Exhibition
From 04 Sep 2017 To 29 Sep 2017 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
An exhibition of mixed media art inspired by a year in the West Bank.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Written Word)
 Event: Volunteering Recruitment Open Day
Volunteering Recruitment Open Day
On 29 Sep 2017 (Friday Only)
Come along and find out about volunteering at the Gordon Highlanders Museum; Tea Room, Museum Guide, Education, Gardening, Handy Person
(Theme: Heritage)

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