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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: Summerhill Church Summer Fayre & BBQSummerhill Church Summer Fayre & BBQ
On 24 Jun 2017(Saturday Only)
Summer craft fayre and BBQ with stalls and bouncy castle
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Crafts)
Dance Event: A CELEBRATION OF ARGENTINE TANGO
An event supported by Tango Aberdeen.A CELEBRATION OF ARGENTINE TANGO An event supported by Tango Aberdeen.
On 24 Jun 2017(Saturday Only)
An event supported by Tango Aberdeen. Two workshops and a Milonga, with special performance by THE FABULOUS MIRIAM ORCUTT AND DANTE CULCUY.
(Theme: Dance,Workshops & Courses)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: Armed Forces Day ParadeArmed Forces Day Parade
On 24 Jun 2017(Saturday Only)
Watch the impressive parade of serving military men and women, veteran associations, cadet and youth organisations accompanied by local pipe bands march down Union Street, finishing at the Castlegate.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fairs, Festivals, Galas,)
Fundraising Event: Strawberry Tea In Aid Of ArchwayStrawberry Tea In Aid Of Archway
On 24 Jun 2017(Saturday Only)
The Strawberry Tea is a fundraiser for local charity Archway that supports children and adults with learning disabilities.
(Theme: Fundraising,Children & Family-Friendly)
Performing Arts Event: Andrew Ryan at Breakneck ComedyAndrew Ryan at Breakneck Comedy
On 24 Jun 2017(Saturday Only)
Aberdeen premier comedy club
(Theme: Performing Arts)
Markets Event: Summer Open DaySummer Open Day
On 25 Jun 2017(Sunday Only)
To celebrate our 6 month anniversary Frantiques will be holding a summer open day to give you the opportunity to pop in and see what we have on offer, enjoy a glass of wine, some nibbles and a chat.
(Theme: Markets,Children & Family-Friendly)
Health Event: Celebrate International Day of YogaCelebrate International Day of Yoga
On 25 Jun 2017(Sunday Only)
The theme for the 2017 international celebration is 'Yoga for Health' since yoga can contribute in a holistic way to achieving an equilibrium between mind and body.
(Theme: Health,Environment)
Films Event: Take One Action Film Festivals present: Power to Change - the Energy RebellionTake One Action Film Festivals present: Power to Change - the Energy Rebellion
On 25 Jun 2017(Sunday Only)
Can our advanced industrial civilisation meet the needs of a growing population without wrecking our planet?
(Theme: Films,Environment)
Environment Event: Community Litter PickCommunity Litter Pick
On 25 Jun 2017(Sunday Only)
Would you like to make a difference, get some exercise and make new friends? Then come along to our Community Litter Pick on Sunday the 25th of June at the Victoria Bridge along the River Dee.
(Theme: Environment,Countryside)
Business Event: Business Boosters - Looking for funding to grow or start your business?Business Boosters - Looking for funding to grow or start your business?
On 26 Jun 2017(Monday Only)
Are you looking to grow your business? Do you need to raise loan finance? Accessing appropriate and affordable funding can be one of the greatest challenges facing a business.
(Theme: Business)
Written Word Event: Rosemount Creative Writers 3rd Annual Creative Writing RecitalRosemount Creative Writers 3rd Annual Creative Writing Recital
On 27 Jun 2017(Tuesday Only)
Rosemount Creative Writers 3rd Annual Creative Writing Recital
(Theme: Written Word,Storytelling)
Theatre & Shows Event: Laugh in the AtticLaugh in the Attic
On 27 Jun 2017(Tuesday Only)
Monthly comedy show in Aberdeen showcasing acts from all over the Scottish Comedy Circuit
(Theme: Performing Arts,Theatre & Shows)
Education Event: Banished! 'Transported beyond Seas' Women's History Cafe : Silver City Stories FestivalBanished! 'Transported beyond Seas' Women's History Cafe : Silver City Stories Festival
On 30 Jun 2017(Friday Only)
Join us (Aberdeen Women's Alliance) for a free and informal Friday afternoon to discover the stories of a group of five Aberdeen women who were sentenced to be 'transported beyond seas' to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) in April 1835.
(Theme: Heritage,Education)
Music Event: BP Big Screen - La traviata BP Big Screen - La traviata
On 04 Jul 2017(Tuesday Only)
Enjoy a free performance of this popular opera broadcast live from the Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden. La traviata combines drama, profound emotion and wonderful melody at Duthie Park.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Music,)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: Knowing me, knowing you: how to develop a safer & more effective workplaceKnowing me, knowing you: how to develop a safer & more effective workplace
On 05 Jul 2017(Wednesday Only)
Presenting an interactive session on behaviours using an industry tool called DiSC®.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
Sport & Games Event: Aberdeen Backgammon ClubAberdeen Backgammon Club
On 16 Jul 2017(Sunday Only)
Aberdeen Backgammon
(Theme: Sport & Games)
Exhibitions Event: 4TG Game Con 20174TG Game Con 2017
From 29 Jul 2017 To 30 Jul 2017(Weekend Only)
4TG Game Con 2017, The North East of Scotland's largest Gaming Expo!
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Guided Walks/Tours Event: Wild Food WalkWild Food Walk
On 09 Aug 2017(Wednesday Only)
Long before supermarkets and pharmacies, people had to feed and doctor themselves with the plants around them.
(Theme: Countryside,Guided Walks/Tours)
Visual Arts Event: Aberdeen Art Fair 2017Aberdeen Art Fair 2017
From 01 Sep 2017 To 03 Sep 2017(Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
An exhibition of contemporary affordable and original art from galleries and artists from across the UK
(Theme: Visual Arts,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Quiz Night Fundraiser for Befriend a Child
Quiz Night Fundraiser for Befriend a Child
On 23 Jun 2017 (Friday Only)
Befriend a Child is a local charity which works to support young people who come from difficult backgrounds. We believe that every child deserves a happy childhood and we supply these children with a big friend who will take them out to do fun things.
(Theme: Fundraising,Sport & Games)
 Event: Adult Takeover Evening: Gaming & Play
Adult Takeover Evening: Gaming & Play
On 23 Jun 2017 (Friday Only)
Join us on the 23rd June from 7pm for our next Adult Takeover Evening. Ever wanted to explore Aberdeen Science Centre after hours? This is your chance! Join us from 7-10pm to discover the world of gaming and play with local experts and fun games!
(Theme: Exhibitions,Education)
 Event: Weathering the Storms
Weathering the Storms
On 23 Jun 2017 (Friday Only)
Upheaval in our lives can also bring opportunities. How can we learn to deal with setbacks with faith and good humour?
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Health)
 Event: Adult Takeover Evening: Science of Gaming
Adult Takeover Evening: Science of Gaming
On 23 Jun 2017 (Friday Only)
Ever wanted to explore Aberdeen Science Centre after hours? This is your chance! Join us from 7-10pm to discover the world of gaming and play with local experts and fun games! Join us on the 23rd June from 7pm for our next Adult Takeover Evening.
(Theme: Education,Exhibitions)
 Event: Children's Book Sale
Children's Book Sale
From 17 Jun 2017 To 24 Jun 2017
A sale of books in the Children's Library
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Written Word,)
 Event: Modern Macrame: Create a Plant Hanger
Modern Macrame: Create a Plant Hanger
On 24 Jun 2017 (Saturday Only)
Come and learn the age-old techniques of macrame to create a lovely contemporary on-trend plant hanger, just in time for summer.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: West End Workshop The Wedding Singer
West End Workshop The Wedding Singer
On 25 Jun 2017 (Sunday Only)
Come and join current cast member and dance captain Ryan Lee Seager as he teaches you a routine from the show.
(Theme: Dance,Performing Arts)
 Event: West End Workshop - Kiss Me Kate
West End Workshop - Kiss Me Kate
On 25 Jun 2017 (Sunday Only)
Come and Join an ex cast member as he teaches you a routine form the show. A fun fast pace workshop not to be missed.
(Theme: Dance,Performing Arts)
 Event: Sharing the North Sea
Sharing the North Sea
From 03 Jun 2017 To 25 Jun 2017 (Weekend Only)
During weekends throughout June join us to explore the life under the North Sea in our new show!
(Theme: Education,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Videotape by Oliver Emanuel
Videotape by Oliver Emanuel
From 14 Jun 2017 To 25 Jun 2017 (Everyday)
A thrilling play that sees Hitchcock meet Radiohead.
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Visual Arts)
 Event: Absafe Craft Day – Kids Craft and Chat
Absafe Craft Day – Kids Craft and Chat
On 25 Jun 2017 (Sunday Only)
Join us for our fun relaxed kids craft sessions. Informal and relaxed....let the kids craft while you enjoy a coffee and a catch up. Feel free to take along snacks, lunches etc. Coffee and biscuits will be provided - a donation would be appreciated.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fundraising)
 Event: Doll Bar
Doll Bar
From 26 May 2017 To 26 Jun 2017 (Everyday)
Posed, life-size fabric dolls inhabiting the Belmont Filmhouse bar.
(Theme: Exhibitions)
 Event: Creative Writing Class - Rosemount Community Centre
Creative Writing Class - Rosemount Community Centre
From 17 Apr 2017 To 26 Jun 2017 (Monday Only)
Creative Writing Class - Rosemount Community Centre - Every Monday from 19:30 to 21:00
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Written Word)
 Event: Mixed Bag - Art Exhibition
Mixed Bag - Art Exhibition
From 30 May 2017 To 27 Jun 2017 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Visual Art Exhibition, Multiple Artists
(Theme: Visual Arts)
 Event: A term of Argentinian Tango Classes with Tango Aberdeen for absolute beginners and those wanting to continue learning this beautiful dance.
A term of Argentinian Tango Classes with Tango Aberdeen for absolute beginners and those wanting to continue learning this beautiful dance.
From 19 Apr 2017 To 28 Jun 2017 (Wednesday Only)
Tango Aberdeen offer you 2 fantastic classes on Wednesday evenings on a drop in basis.
(Theme: Dance,Education)
 Event: Lunchtime Relaxation Sessions
Lunchtime Relaxation Sessions
From 19 Apr 2017 To 28 Jun 2017 (Wednesday Only)
If you are looking to find some peace and calm in your busy life you can come and learn some techniques to help you relax.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
 Event: Zombie Asylum Murder Mystery
Zombie Asylum Murder Mystery
On 30 Jun 2017 (Friday Only)
Take part in a zombie murder mystery where you are one of the characters.
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: The Big Summer Inspire Quiz
The Big Summer Inspire Quiz
On 30 Jun 2017 (Friday Only)
Take on this general knowledge quiz with a summery twist and raise money for local charity Inspire!
(Theme: Fundraising)
 Event: Friday Evening Meditation
Friday Evening Meditation
From 16 Jun 2017 To 30 Jun 2017 (Friday Only)
At the end of a busy week what could be a better start to the weekend than to unwind for an hour in a ready-made meditation atmosphere?
(Theme: Health)
 Event: Weekend Meditation Course
Weekend Meditation Course
On 01 Jul 2017 (Saturday Only)
Opportunity to learn the basics of open-eyed Raja Yoga meditation over one weekend.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)

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