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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

Fundraising Event: Aberdeen Fun WalkAberdeen Fun Walk
On 24 May 2015(Sunday Only)
Join our Aberdeen Fundraising Group for a 5km dog walk and help us beat blood cancers!
(Theme: Fundraising)
Guided Walks/Tours Event: TALES OF OLD TORRYTALES OF OLD TORRY
On 25 May 2015(Monday Only)
A heritage walk around Old Torry and environs
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Heritage)
Health Event: Cafe MED: Digital Follow Up for People with Skin CancerCafe MED: Digital Follow Up for People with Skin Cancer
On 25 May 2015(Monday Only)
Skin cancer patients require regular check-ups to sport potential reoccurrence. We'll explore new technology that could help these checks to be carried out at home using a mobile device.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Health)
Crafts Event: Craft Your Own Wedding Day!Craft Your Own Wedding Day!
On 25 May 2015(Saturday Only)
Another great collaborative event from Bead Pop and RockingStitch! Join us for a day of wedding crafts - try out a selection of projects to get you ready for the big day on a budget or to create your very own bespoke wedding!
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Crafts)
Visual Arts Event: PechaKucha AberdeenPechaKucha Aberdeen
On 26 May 2015(Tuesday Only)
Join some of Aberdeen’s most inspired minds for an evening of short talks as part of the University of Aberdeen May Festival 2015.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Visual Arts)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: Love Rara Bowling Event to raise money for Eileidh's JourneyLove Rara Bowling Event to raise money for Eileidh's Journey
On 26 May 2015(Sunday Only)
Love Rara and Codona's have teamed together to hold a bowling event where the general public can donate to bowl, take photos and spend one on one time with your child's favourite princess or superhero to raise money for Eileidh's Charity.
(Theme: Fundraising,Children & Family-Friendly)
Environment Event: World Meditation HourWorld Meditation Hour
On 27 May 2015(Sunday Only)
Join meditators across the world in seated meditation for one designated hour.
(Theme: Environment,Health)
Business Event: Magically Enhance your Elevator Pitch - North East Business Week eventMagically Enhance your Elevator Pitch - North East Business Week event
On 28 May 2015(Tuesday Only)
Perfect your business pitch with Fifth Dimension in this fantastic free event organised by Elevator.
(Theme: Business,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Music Event: Jazz at the Bluelamp - Colin SteeleJazz at the Bluelamp - Colin Steele
On 28 May 2015(Thursday Only)
Colin Steele, Graeme Stephen and Euan Burton get together in a special jazz chamber group to revisit their sell out performance at the 2014 Aberdeen Jazz Festival. Truly inspirational music.
(Theme: Music)
Sport & Games Event: Grampian Flyers Charity BallGrampian Flyers Charity Ball
On 29 May 2015(Friday Only)
Grampian Flyers is a local Basketball Club for young people, adults and adults with physical disabilities throughout Grampian.
(Theme: Fundraising,Sport & Games)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: Stonehaven Baby FairStonehaven Baby Fair
On 30 May 2015(Saturday Only)
Everything you need from bump, babe and beyond under one roof.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Education Event: Get a Taste for Learning with Bake Off's Norman CalderGet a Taste for Learning with Bake Off's Norman Calder
On 02 Jun 2015
North East Scotland College and Aberdeen City Libraries will kick off their Get a Taste for Learning celebrations in June with a cooking demonstration from the Great British Bake Off's Norman Calder.
(Theme: Education,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
Theatre & Shows Event: The Elvis ShowThe Elvis Show
On 03 Jun 2015(Wednesday Only)
Elvis may be dead… but if you still love him, don't miss this show!
(Theme: Music,Theatre & Shows,)
Exhibitions Event: 29th Great Grampian Beer Festival29th Great Grampian Beer Festival
From 04 Jun 2015 To 06 Jun 2015(Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
CAMRA Real Ale Festival
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Senior Citizens/50+ Event: Unleash your Tablet & Make it SingUnleash your Tablet & Make it Sing
On 08 Jun 2015(Monday Only)
Many older people are unaware how to use a tablet’s App Store to its full potential. This talk will show older adults many useful apps & how to access & use their App Store. It will demonstrate search & install of apps by using free music streaming apps.
(Theme: Senior Citizens/50+,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Design Event: Aberdeen Fashion WeekAberdeen Fashion Week
From 12 Jun 2015 To 14 Jun 2015(Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
A fashionable, interactive and educative fashion weekend bringing together the Scottish fashion fraternity and supported by the America and Europe’s fashion world, the Aberdeen Fashion Weekend is geared to unveil yet a fashion force to reckon with.
(Theme: Design,Exhibitions)
Countryside Event: Energetica Summer Festival - Woodland Walk at SeatonEnergetica Summer Festival - Woodland Walk at Seaton
On 13 Jun 2015(Saturday Only)
Now in its third year, the Energetica Summer Festival is expanding and offering an ever bigger selection of activities to residents and visitors. From guided walks and wildlife spotting to tours of the BrewDog brewery, there's plenty to choose from.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Countryside)
Markets Event: Flamin' L Hot Sauces Chilli Eating ContestFlamin' L Hot Sauces Chilli Eating Contest
On 13 Jun 2015(Sunday Only)
Flamin’ L Hot Sauces – Chilli Eating Competition Over 18’s Only £10 entry per person 1st Prize - £25 Flamin’ L Hot Sauces Voucher and Chilli Eating Competition Winner T-shirt 2nd Prize – Disappointment and £10 voucher for Flamin’ L Hot Sauces
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Markets)
Written Word Event: Estelle Maskame signingEstelle Maskame signing
On 11 Jul 2015(Saturday Only)
Estelle Maskame, author of the internet sensation "Did I Mention I Love You", will be in store signing copies of her debut novel!
(Theme: Young People,Written Word)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: WrestleZone Aberdeen Anarchy 2015 Wrestling Supershow
WrestleZone Aberdeen Anarchy 2015 Wrestling Supershow
On 23 May 2015 (Saturday Only)
WrestleZone are back at the Beach Ballroom this May for the biggest wrestling event of the year.
(Theme: Performing Arts,Sport & Games)
 Event: Energetica Summer Festival - Woodside & Danestone Guided Walk
Energetica Summer Festival - Woodside & Danestone Guided Walk
On 23 May 2015 (Saturday Only)
Now in its third year, the Energetica Summer Festival is expanding and offering an ever bigger selection of activities to residents and visitors. From guided walks and wildlife spotting to tours of the BrewDog brewery, there's plenty to choose from.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Countryside)
 Event: Elina Partheniou "Living Beings"
Elina Partheniou "Living Beings"
From 02 May 2015 To 26 May 2015 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Elina Partheniou’s unique work is made with mixed media on multiple white medium-grain papers.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
 Event: Cafe Scientifique - Let there be light!
Cafe Scientifique - Let there be light!
On 27 May 2015 (Wednesday Only)
To celebrate the International Year of Light, we'll explore the fascinating story of understanding light, including Aberdeen's role - how our ancestors were wrong and we think we are right!
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
 Event: VIBES Aberdeen Launch
VIBES Aberdeen Launch
On 28 May 2015 (Thursday Only)
Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland (VIBES) Awards 2015 Aberdeen Launch
(Theme: Business,Environment)
 Event: Bead from a bead Earrings
Bead from a bead Earrings
On 28 May 2015 (Thursday Only)
Try your hand at making these earrings in another great taster session from Bead Pop!
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Crafts)
 Event: Aberdeen Orpheus Choir's Summer Concert
Aberdeen Orpheus Choir's Summer Concert
On 29 May 2015 (Friday Only)
A varied programme, including classical choral works contemporary compositions, spirituals and show songs. Guests are Bon-Accord Silver Band Quintet, Christopher Smith, Oboe and Cor Anglais and Organist Geoffrey Atkinson
(Theme: Music)
 Event: I love the 80s NIGHT for MND Scotland
I love the 80s NIGHT for MND Scotland
From 29 May 2015 To 30 May 2015 (Friday and Saturday)
Dig out your mullets, big shoulder pads and neon and join us for a fun night of 80's music, fun and dancing!
(Theme: Fundraising,Music,)
 Event: Coffee Morning
Coffee Morning
On 30 May 2015 (Saturday Only)
Friends of Gomel are fundraising for medical support and provisions in Aberdeen's twin city of Gomel, Belarus.
(Theme: Fundraising)
 Event: Change Your Mindset to Drive Growth - North East Business Week Event.
Change Your Mindset to Drive Growth - North East Business Week Event.
On 30 May 2015 (Thursday Only)
A free transatlantic business presentation in Elevator's new state of the art headquarters.
(Theme: Business,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: 'Mark Making' Macmillan Aberdeen Art Show
'Mark Making' Macmillan Aberdeen Art Show
From 09 May 2015 To 30 May 2015 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
On behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support, SMART invite you to Mark Making, an art show raising money to support patients and their families who have been affected by cancer as well as funding a number of new services across the area.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
 Event: Cabaret Lounge Sundays and Gin Joint
Cabaret Lounge Sundays and Gin Joint
From 15 Mar 2015 To 31 May 2015 (Sunday Only)
Every week we have a variety of cabaret acts showing at The Office Late lounge,followed by Our Gin Joint after-party.
(Theme: Performing Arts,Theatre & Shows)
 Event: Business Workshop at the Central Library
Business Workshop at the Central Library
On 03 Jun 2015
Find your target market using online premium business resources, free with library membership.
(Theme: Business,Workshops & Courses,)
 Event: Lewis United Junior Football Club Race Night
Lewis United Junior Football Club Race Night
On 06 Jun 2015 (Saturday Only)
Fun evening of horse racing and other fundraising games
(Theme: Fundraising,Sport & Games)
 Event: Jazz on Sunday Afternoon
Jazz on Sunday Afternoon
From 07 Sep 2014 To 07 Jun 2015 (Sunday Only)
Aberdeen's newest and coolest jazz club showcasing the cream of local talent.
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Large Hadron Collider in Aberdeen
Large Hadron Collider in Aberdeen
From 02 May 2015 To 14 Jun 2015 (Everyday)
The Large Hadron Collider, World’s largest science experiment, comes to Aberdeen Science Centre in May!
(Theme: Exhibitions)
 Event: ELECTREES
ELECTREES
From 30 May 2015 To 23 Jun 2015 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Two Artists - One Show. Tansy Lee Moir and Tomasz Wrobel.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
 Event: See the Unseen: Open Night & Art Exhibition
See the Unseen: Open Night & Art Exhibition
From 28 May 2015 To 02 Jul 2015 (Weekdays Only)
Featuring local artist, Isaac James Menzies Jackson, you are invited to come along to our advanced preview of his exhibition as part of Art in the Waiting Room on Thursday 28th May, 6.30pm to 8.00pm
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fundraising)
 Event: Danestone Community Gala
Danestone Community Gala
From 17 Apr 2015 To 04 Jul 2015 (Everyday)
Great fun for all the family to help support your local community
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
 Event: New Balls Please!
New Balls Please!
From 01 Apr 2015 To 09 Aug 2015 (Everyday)
This exhibition takes The Tennis Party, Sir John Lavery’s famous painting of the urban middle classes at play as inspiration.
(Theme: Exhibitions,)

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