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Events in Aberdeen

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

For the latest government advice on events, check: Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice to organisers on mass events.

Events for 2020

Christmas in Aberdeen 

Aberdeen will come alive with some seasonal sparkle for the 2020 festive season. Christmas in Aberdeen will look different this year but there is still lots to enjoy.

Previous Events 

SPECTRA 13-16 February 2020 

Thank you to those who attended Spectra, Scotlands leading urban light festival, organised in partnership with arts producers and placemakers Curated Place.

Tell us what you thought about Spectra Aberdeen 2020 by filling out our quick survey: Spectra Aberdeen 2020 Survey

For more information on the festival please visit SPECTRA

Highland Games 21 June - EVENT CANCELLED

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Aberdeen Highland Games, scheduled for Hazlehead Park on June 21st has been cancelled.


For more information please visit Aberdeen Highland Games.

Tour of Britain - Postponed 

Following detailed consultations with British Cycling, regional stakeholders, sponsors and partners of the race, organisers of the Tour of Britain have decided to postpone the forthcoming edition of the Tour of Britain (6-13 September), with all parties in agreement on this course of action.

The exciting route planned for September 2020, featuring a finish in Aberdeen, will instead take place in the race’s September 2021 position.

Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council will continue to working in partnership. The Tour of Britain is a British sporting phenomenon. It has become the UK’s biggest free-to-attend sporting event, with 1.5 million spectators and still growing.

The Tour is the UK’s biggest and most prestigious cycle race attracting the world’s top cyclists, including Olympic and World Champions, and Tour de France winners, to compete over eight days each September. It is a professional men’s cycle race consisting of eight stages of racing across the UK, with different routes showcasing the best of British towns, cities and countryside.

For more information please visit Tour of Britain ABDN.

About the City Events Team

The City Events team are responsible for the planning, co-ordination and delivery of the Council's annual festivals and events programme in the City of Aberdeen. We also offer support and advice to a wide variety of other events organised in the city.

We can provide help and advice on all aspects of event management and can offer support for your event by attending any planning and/or site meetings (this may incur a charge). See Planning an Event for more information about how we can help with your event.

Contact the City Events Team

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