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
For more information please visit Armed Forces Day.
Aberdeen Highland Games
Missing the family fun that our annual Highland Games provides? Take part in our Highland Games challenges – testing you and the family on strength, power, speed and accuracy. There is also the chance to WIN a family pass for Aberdeen Highland Games 2022.
For more information, please visit Highland Games.
Tour of Britain - Sunday, 12 September 2021
Working in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council we are delighted to host to the final stage of the prestigious Tour of Britain on Sunday 12 September 2021.
The Tour of Britain is a British sporting phenomenon and is 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.
It has become the UK’s biggest free-to-attend sporting event, with 1.5 million spectators and still growing.
For more information, including the route and fun activities for all, 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.