Events in Aberdeen

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

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

As part of the ongoing response to COVID-19, a decision has been taken by Aberdeen City Council to cancel the annual Aberdeen Highland Games and Armed Forces Day Parade, both of which were to take place in June 2021. The Council has explored all avenues that might have allowed us to stage the games but doing so isn’t practical in the current circumstances. Please see our COVID-19 web page for further updates on local impacts of the pandemic and support on offer.

Armed Forces Day

We are working with agencies to mark Armed Forces Day in a different manner this year.

Enter our competition to see your flag design used to promote the Armed Forces Day celebrations. The winning design from each age category will be used on our social media channels and displayed on digital advertising screens across the city to help us promote
the celebrations.

For more information please visit Armed Forces Day.

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.

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