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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 18 Jan 2017
Discuss your ideas for new products or brands with an IP attorney in the Central Library
(Theme: Business,Workshops & Courses,)
Music Event: Open Rehearsal EveningOpen Rehearsal Evening
On 18 Jan 2017(Wednesday Only)
A New Year a new hobby? Join Albacappella for an evening of ladies close harmony singing, love to sing then this is for you!
(Theme: Music)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: The Life History and Future of the Mountain HareThe Life History and Future of the Mountain Hare
On 19 Jan 2017(Thursday Only)
A lecture on the natural history and current conservation status of the mountain hare in Scotland
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Fundraising Event: Round Table Burns SupperRound Table Burns Supper
On 20 Jan 2017(Friday Only)
A Burns Supper held by Aberdeen Round Table in support of the Archway charity.
(Theme: Fundraising)
Dance Event: CeilidhCeilidh
On 20 Jan 2017(Friday Only)
Ceilidh Dance with Haggis Neeps and Tatties
(Theme: Dance,Fundraising)
Health Event: In the Footsteps of an AngelIn the Footsteps of an Angel
On 21 Jan 2017(Saturday Only)
There are examples in our lives on how we are all capable of changing from an ordinary human being into an angel.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Health)
Heritage Event: Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society's January MeetingAberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society's January Meeting
On 21 Jan 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)
Performing Arts Event: Charlie Baker at Breakneck ComedyCharlie Baker at Breakneck Comedy
On 21 Jan 2017(Saturday Only)
Aberdeen premier comedy club
(Theme: Performing Arts)
Crafts Event: Modern frame loom weaving workshop: create a wall hangingModern frame loom weaving workshop: create a wall hanging
On 21 Jan 2017(Saturday Only)
Come and learn the basics of the addictive art of modern frame loom weaving by creating a unique woven wall hanging.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
Written Word Event: Graphic novels with MetaphrogGraphic novels with Metaphrog
On 23 Jan 2017
Join Aberdeen City Libraries for a creative session with award-winning graphic novelists Metaphrog, as they share tips and techniques on how to create your own graphic novels and characters.
(Theme: Design,Written Word,)
Education Event: Decommissioning CycleDecommissioning Cycle
On 23 Jan 2017(Monday Only)
SUT+ and the University of Aberdeen, would like to extend an invite to an Evening on The Decommissioning Cycle, to be held Mon 23rd Jan in the Fraser Noble Building at the University of Aberdeen at 18:00.
(Theme: Education,Business)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: LITTLE EXPLORER DAY: DinosaursLITTLE EXPLORER DAY: Dinosaurs
On 25 Jan 2017(Wednesday Only)
Join us for a day of prehistoric adventure as we explore the science behind dinosaurs!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: Chinese New Year Celebrations 2017Chinese New Year Celebrations 2017
On 28 Jan 2017(Saturday Only)
Join us at the Confucius Institute at the University of Aberdeen on Chinese New Year's Day, January 28th, for an afternoon of Chinese fun and celebrations for all the family. https://www.abdn.ac.uk/confucius/events/
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Films Event: Holocaust Memorial Day 2017 - a screening of the award winning documentary - The Fog of SrebrenicaHolocaust Memorial Day 2017 - a screening of the award winning documentary - The Fog of Srebrenica
On 29 Jan 2017(Sunday Only)
Meet the film’s director Samir Mehanovic Book this free event through: Belmont Filmhouse Box Office - Tel: 01224 343500 or via https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holocaust-memorial-day-2017-commemoration-at-belmont-filmhouse-tickets-30951131668
(Theme: Films,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
Exhibitions Event: St. Nicholas House 'In Memoriam' St. Nicholas House 'In Memoriam'
On 06 Feb 2017
Roddy Millar joins Aberdeen City Libraries to open his photographic exhibition on St. Nicholas House
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts,)
Theatre & Shows Event: The Jerseys - Oh What A Nite!The Jerseys - Oh What A Nite!
On 07 Mar 2017(Tuesday Only)
Featuring The Jerseys, Leye D Johns and The Viva Showgirls.
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Performing Arts)
Sport & Games Event: Gaming AberdeenGaming Aberdeen
On 04 Apr 2017(Tuesday Only)
Gaming Aberdeen Developers Conference is created for game industry professionals to get informed about online multiplayer games, mobile and next generation game technologies.
(Theme: Business,Sport & Games)
Guided Walks/Tours Event: Slow Marathon 2017: Energised LandscapeSlow Marathon 2017: Energised Landscape
From 15 Apr 2017 To 16 Apr 2017(Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
A 26 mile walk exploring our relationship to energy and the landscape.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Countryside)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Stuff Worth Knowing: Talking 'bout power generation
Stuff Worth Knowing: Talking 'bout power generation
On 19 Jan 2017 (Thursday Only)
oin Dr Euan Bain from the University of Aberdeen in this FREE talk and explore how meeting society’s increasing demand for energy while reducing emissions is calling for smarter and more efficient technologies.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Further Education Jobs Fairs - Aberdeen & Fraserburgh
Further Education Jobs Fairs - Aberdeen & Fraserburgh
From 17 Jan 2017 To 19 Jan 2017 (Tuesday and Thursday)
Looking for work in Further Education? Come see us at North East Scotland College - Fraserburgh Campus on the 17th January and Aberdeen City on the 19th - and get a head start on a new job for 2017!
(Theme: Education,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Lunchbreak Concert: Lisa Milne (Soprano) and Roger B.Williams (Piano)
Lunchbreak Concert: Lisa Milne (Soprano) and Roger B.Williams (Piano)
On 19 Jan 2017 (Thursday Only)
Music from the Auld Alliance from Scotland and France.
(Theme: Music,)
 Event: Scottish Ballet's Hansel & Gretel
Scottish Ballet's Hansel & Gretel
From 18 Jan 2017 To 21 Jan 2017 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
A tasty winter treat
(Theme: Performing Arts,Dance)
 Event: Aberdonians in early Bolivian Industry: the Penny and Duncan Mining Company
Aberdonians in early Bolivian Industry: the Penny and Duncan Mining Company
On 24 Jan 2017 (Tuesday Only)
Evening Lecture by University of Aberdeen Museums
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Business Boosters - Debt Issues
Business Boosters - Debt Issues
On 25 Jan 2017 (Wednesday Only)
Speaker Derek Lyttle of Middlebrooks Business Recovery & Advice
(Theme: Business)
 Event: Cafe Scientifique - Can our brain help us shed those holiday pounds?
Cafe Scientifique - Can our brain help us shed those holiday pounds?
On 25 Jan 2017 (Wednesday Only)
Surprisingly, our brain is the master orchestrator of our appetite. Find out how the brain makes pudding taste so good and strategies that we can adopt to shift those holiday pounds.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: John Paul Raine: Art Exhibition Open Night
John Paul Raine: Art Exhibition Open Night
From 17 Nov 2016 To 25 Jan 2017 (Weekdays Only)
Join us for the open night of John Paul Raine's work: open night is Thursday 17th Novemver 2016, 6.30 - 8.00pm.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fundraising)
 Event: Ancestry and Find My Past for Beginners
Ancestry and Find My Past for Beginners
On 25 Jan 2017
Join Aberdeen City Libraries' Local Studies team at this free workshop to learn more about family history resources.
(Theme: Heritage,Workshops & Courses,)
 Event: Lunchbreak Concert: Rae Jappy (fiddle) and Robert Lovie (singer and speaker)
Lunchbreak Concert: Rae Jappy (fiddle) and Robert Lovie (singer and speaker)
On 26 Jan 2017 (Thursday Only)
A celebration of Robert Burns.
(Theme: Music,)
 Event: Time to create Inner Peace
Time to create Inner Peace
On 27 Jan 2017 (Friday Only)
We can create our own life like an artist on a canvas.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Health)
 Event: Ardal O'Hanlon at Breakneck Comedy
Ardal O'Hanlon at Breakneck Comedy
On 28 Jan 2017 (Saturday Only)
Aberdeen premier comedy club
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: Horse racing night
Horse racing night
On 28 Jan 2017 (Saturday Only)
Charity Horse racing night in aid of Sue Ryder
(Theme: Fundraising)
 Event: Raja Yoga Meditation Course
Raja Yoga Meditation Course
From 05 Jan 2017 To 30 Jan 2017 (Monday and Thursday)
Learn ancient Raja Yoga philosophy which helps to settle our thoughts so that we can then become focused and peaceful throughout the day.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
 Event: Scot Free Tours Aberdeen
Scot Free Tours Aberdeen
From 31 Dec 2016 To 31 Jan 2017 (Saturday Only)
Learn about Aberdeen's history and colourful characters, from pirates to Lord Byron, in this free one and a half hour walking tour.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Heritage)
 Event: Mud Pies on Thursday mornings
Mud Pies on Thursday mornings
From 05 Jan 2017 To 02 Feb 2017 (Thursday Only)
Outdoor nature fun for 2 to 5 year olds!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Education)
 Event: Mud Pies on Monday afternoons
Mud Pies on Monday afternoons
From 09 Jan 2017 To 06 Feb 2017 (Monday Only)
Outdoor fun for 2 to 5 year olds!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Education)
 Event: Mud Pies on Monday mornings
Mud Pies on Monday mornings
From 09 Jan 2017 To 06 Feb 2017 (Monday Only)
Outdoor nature fun for 2 to 5 year olds!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Education)
 Event: Stéphanie Vandem 'Lifting' Solo Exhibiiton
Stéphanie Vandem 'Lifting' Solo Exhibiiton
From 13 Jan 2017 To 07 Feb 2017 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
LIFTING is a response to the Highland Games, in particular the heavy weight events with their strong sense of struggle, personal endurance, showmanship and cultural identity.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
 Event: CENTRE THEMES: Energy
CENTRE THEMES: Energy
From 08 Jan 2017 To 15 Feb 2017 (Everyday)
Throughout January and into February Aberdeen Science Centre will focus on energy!With hands-on workshops, shows, and a special FREE Discovery weekend on teh 11 & 12 February, there's something for everyone
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,)

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