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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

Films Event: Battle of the Somme Film ScreeningBattle of the Somme Film Screening
On 01 Jul 2016(Friday Only)
Evening Screening at The Gordon Highlanders Museum
(Theme: Films,Media)
Fundraising Event: Dee Don Walkathon Saturday 2nd July, Chest Heart & Stroke ScotlandDee Don Walkathon Saturday 2nd July, Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland
On 02 Jul 2016(Saturday Only)
Come walk along the famous Aberdeen Beach Promenade to raise awareness of the vital work of Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland as well as to raise funds, walk the whole 5 miles or less.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fundraising)
Markets Event: Aberdeen Ministry of Crafts July Makers MarketAberdeen Ministry of Crafts July Makers Market
On 02 Jul 2016(Sunday Only)
Craft and local fair to be held the 1st Saturday of every month. At the Methodist church on Crown Terrace
(Theme: Markets,Crafts)
Exhibitions Event: Robot ExhibitionRobot Exhibition
From 02 Jul 2016 To 21 Jul 2016(Everyday)
Meet dozens of robot models, cyborgs and androids – full size models, heads and toys – from TV shows and films from the past 60 years!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Exhibitions)
Environment Event: Culter Hillwalking Club Monthly Walk Sunday July 3rd.Culter Hillwalking Club Monthly Walk Sunday July 3rd.
On 03 Jul 2016(Sunday Only)
Cairngorm and Ben Macdui from Aviemore Ski Centre Car Park, short and long walk options, using coach transport between Peterculter and Aviemore. Open to non Club members.
(Theme: Countryside,Environment)
Written Word Event: The Big Friendly Read in Torry Library The Big Friendly Read in Torry Library
On 04 Jul 2016
Take part in the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland in Aberdeen City Libraries from Friday 1 July to Saturday 20 August as we celebrate 100 years of Roald Dahl!
(Theme: Written Word,Children & Family-Friendly,)
Workshops & Courses Event: Drawing Dickens WorkshopDrawing Dickens Workshop
On 06 Jul 2016
Join illustrator and author Kate Leiper to find inspiration in Dickens’ work and learn more about drawing and illustration.
(Theme: Design,Workshops & Courses,)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: Challenging the Deep Sea - Underwater RobotsChallenging the Deep Sea - Underwater Robots
On 07 Jul 2016(Thursday Only)
Discover how ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicle) helps us to access the most challenging areas in the deep sea.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Heritage Event: St Mary’s Chapel openSt Mary’s Chapel open
On 09 Jul 2016(Saturday Only)
The 15th century St Mary’s Chapel will be open for the public to view and ask questions of the wardens
(Theme: Heritage)
Music Event: Cezar live at Murdos BarCezar live at Murdos Bar
On 10 Jul 2016(Sunday Only)
Aberdeen's top rock/pop cover band
(Theme: Music)
Business Event: Intellectual Property Advice ClinicsIntellectual Property Advice Clinics
On 13 Jul 2016(Wednesday Only)
Discuss your ideas for new products or brands with a patent attorney in the Central Library
(Theme: Business,)
Storytelling Event: The Big Friendly Read in Bucksburn Library The Big Friendly Read in Bucksburn Library
On 13 Jul 2016
Take part in the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland in Aberdeen City Libraries from Friday 1 July to Saturday 20 August as we celebrate 100 years of Roald Dahl!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
Theatre & Shows Event: Jane Austen's Persuasion: A New Musical DramaJane Austen's Persuasion: A New Musical Drama
On 16 Jul 2016(Saturday Only)
4th Annual International Tour, Chamber Opera Chicago to Deliver Professional Opera in Intimate Settings in Scotland and UK this Summer 2016
(Theme: Music,Theatre & Shows)
Performing Arts Event: The Pandas Present More Burlesque and CabaretThe Pandas Present More Burlesque and Cabaret
On 16 Jul 2016(Saturday Only)
Burlesque and cabaret show raising funds for Mental Health Aberdeen featuring top performers from across the UK
(Theme: Performing Arts,Fundraising)
Health Event: Beyond Influence : Nurturing IndependenceBeyond Influence : Nurturing Independence
On 22 Jul 2016(Friday Only)
Explore how we can become less adversely affected by people and situations.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Health)
Senior Citizens/50+ Event: Garden Party - Grandhome HouseGarden Party - Grandhome House
On 31 Jul 2016(Sunday Only)
Explore the beautiful Gardens and enjoy afternoon tea in the grounds of Grandhome House, Danestone, one of Aberdeen's oldest homes.
(Theme: Senior Citizens/50+,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Shazam Theatre company scio
Shazam Theatre company scio
From 24 Aug 2015 To 01 Jul 2016 (Monday, Wednesday and Saturday)
Shazam Theatre company scio are starting back this week. We provide quality theatre groups for young people 8-30 years old
(Theme: Performing Arts,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: YORUBA & IGBO BEGINNER CLASSES
YORUBA & IGBO BEGINNER CLASSES
From 23 Apr 2016 To 02 Jul 2016 (Saturday Only)
We are delighted to inform you about our language clubs in Aberdeen: ALAWIIYE YORUBA CLUB OBINDIIGBO IGBO CLUB We run a Yoruba Beginner Class & an Igbo Beginner Class
(Theme: Education)
 Event: The Big Friendly Read in Tillydrone Library
The Big Friendly Read in Tillydrone Library
On 05 Jul 2016
Take part in the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland in Aberdeen City Libraries from Friday 1 July to Saturday 20 August as we celebrate 100 years of Roald Dahl!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Written Word,)
 Event: The Big Friendly Read in Cornhill Library
The Big Friendly Read in Cornhill Library
On 07 Jul 2016
Take part in the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland in Aberdeen City Libraries from Friday 1 July to Saturday 20 August as we celebrate 100 years of Roald Dahl!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Written Word,)
 Event: Dirty Dancing Movie Night
Dirty Dancing Movie Night
On 08 Jul 2016 (Friday Only)
Movies, Buff Butlers, Cocktails, Buffet, shopping and much more
(Theme: Fundraising,Films)
 Event: Sketching a Story
Sketching a Story
On 08 Jul 2016
Celebrate Charles Dickens and his work with Aberdeen City Libraries at this free creative writing workshop for teens and young adults.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Written Word,)
 Event: Creating Comics with Edward Ross
Creating Comics with Edward Ross
On 09 Jul 2016
Explore Dickensian characters at this free workshop for teens and young adults.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Written Word,)
 Event: School Summer Holiday ‘Helpful Helmets’ Educational Craft Workshop
School Summer Holiday ‘Helpful Helmets’ Educational Craft Workshop
On 11 Jul 2016 (Monday Only)
Children can learn as they create during this exciting hands-on workshop.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Crafts)
 Event: The Big Friendly Read in Torry Library
The Big Friendly Read in Torry Library
On 12 Jul 2016
Take part in the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland in Aberdeen City Libraries from Friday 1 July to Saturday 20 August as we celebrate 100 years of Roald Dahl!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Written Word,)
 Event: The Big Friendly Read in Woodside Library
The Big Friendly Read in Woodside Library
On 12 Jul 2016
Take part in the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland in Aberdeen City Libraries from Friday 1 July to Saturday 20 August as we celebrate 100 years of Roald Dahl!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Written Word,)
 Event: Randy Klinger 'A Sort of Presence: An Intimate Gesture' Solo Exhibition
Randy Klinger 'A Sort of Presence: An Intimate Gesture' Solo Exhibition
From 16 Jun 2016 To 12 Jul 2016 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Exhibition of Graphite drawings and oil paintings by the Founder and Director of Moray Art Centre.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
 Event: The Big Friendly Read in Cove Library
The Big Friendly Read in Cove Library
On 13 Jul 2016
Take part in the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland in Aberdeen City Libraries from Friday 1 July to Saturday 20 August as we celebrate 100 years of Roald Dahl!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Written Word,)
 Event: Alison Milne: Art Exhibition Open Night
Alison Milne: Art Exhibition Open Night
From 02 Jun 2016 To 13 Jul 2016 (Thursday Only)
Join us for the open night of Alison's work!
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fundraising)
 Event: School Summer Holiday ‘Discovering Drums’ Educational Craft Workshop
School Summer Holiday ‘Discovering Drums’ Educational Craft Workshop
On 15 Jul 2016 (Friday Only)
Children can learn as they create during this exciting hands-on workshop.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Crafts)
 Event: The Bash Street Kids live at Murdos Bar
The Bash Street Kids live at Murdos Bar
On 15 Jul 2016 (Friday Only)
North East's No. 1 Rock Band
(Theme: Music)
 Event: SUMMER FAMILY FUN
SUMMER FAMILY FUN
From 09 Jul 2016 To 30 Jul 2016
Ahoy! Pirates, ocean adventurers and playtime enthusiasts are invited to join us at Aberdeen Maritime Museum this summer for an exciting month of activity packed family fun events!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Crafts,)
 Event: Bridge of Don Health Walk
Bridge of Don Health Walk
From 03 Aug 2015 To 03 Aug 2016 (Monday Only)
Short, easy walk around the local community lead by a trained volunteer walk leader finishing with a cup o tea!
(Theme: Health,Guided Walks/Tours)
 Event: Exhibition: An Audience with Charles Dickens
Exhibition: An Audience with Charles Dickens
From 03 Mar 2016 To 14 Aug 2016 (Everyday)
A new exhibition at the University of Aberdeen's Library Gallery will be looking at Charles Dickens's visits to Aberdeen in 1858 and 1866 and showcasing the Special Collection Centre's unique collection of his novels.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Written Word)
 Event: Mandarin Summer Short Courses
Mandarin Summer Short Courses
From 04 Jul 2016 To 22 Aug 2016 (Monday Only)
The Confucius Institute of the University of Aberdeen will be running short courses in July and August for adults and children.
(Theme: Education)
 Event: Summer Holidays Dance Classes
Summer Holidays Dance Classes
From 04 Jul 2016 To 23 Aug 2016 (Monday and Tuesday)
Dance classes for Kids, Teens and Adults during the summer holidays.
(Theme: Dance,Children & Family-Friendly)

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