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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: Power Up Your BusinessPower Up Your Business
On 24 Aug 2016
Free business support workshop from Aberdeen City Libraries
(Theme: Business,Workshops & Courses,)
Crafts Event: Bead Pop - Amigurimi Owls and BeesBead Pop - Amigurimi Owls and Bees
On 24 Aug 2016(Wednesday Only)
If you have mastered the basics in our beginners crochet workshops, why not learn to make these adorable Amigurimi owls with Judith Balfour!
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
Heritage Event: Aberdeen's Holiday AttractionsAberdeen's Holiday Attractions
On 24 Aug 2016
Take a stroll down memory lane at this free talk and discover what Aberdeen used to be like for holidaymakers
(Theme: Heritage,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
Education Event: RGU Postgraduate Open EveningRGU Postgraduate Open Evening
On 25 Aug 2016(Thursday Only)
Our Postgraduate Open Evening gives you the opportunity to talk to the experts and find out more about our wide portfolio of taught programmes helping to clarify your options and help you plan your next step.
(Theme: Education)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: Lonach Highland Gathering and GamesLonach Highland Gathering and Games
On 27 Aug 2016(Saturday Only)
The annual Lonach Highland Gathering and Games is one of Scotland’s leading traditional events and a highlight of Aberdeenshire’s summer event calendar. In 2016, the games are being held for the 175th time.
(Theme: Sport & Games,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Fundraising Event: Ladies Pamper NightLadies Pamper Night
On 27 Aug 2016(Saturday Only)
Prosecco, Pampering and Swishing! Bring an item for clothing to swish - swap your 'not loved as much as they should have been' outfits for something new!
(Theme: Fundraising)
Sport & Games Event: Granite City Roller Derby VS Glasgow Roller Derby - Double HeaderGranite City Roller Derby VS Glasgow Roller Derby - Double Header
On 27 Aug 2016(Saturday Only)
Watch live roller derby in Aberdeen!
(Theme: Sport & Games)
Written Word Event: Aberdeen Booked! UnboundAberdeen Booked! Unbound
On 29 Aug 2016
Unbound, the nightly cabaret caper during Edinburgh International Book Festival, heads north for a one-off spectacular at ACT Aberdeen!
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Written Word,)
Exhibitions Event: Tea and a TreasureTea and a Treasure
On 31 Aug 2016
Join Aberdeen City Libraries’ staff for a cup of tea and find out more about the Treasures from our Collections exhibition
(Theme: Exhibitions,Heritage,)
Health Event: Overcoming AngerOvercoming Anger
On 02 Sep 2016(Friday Only)
How can we change our anger within and use our energy in more positive ways?
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Health)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: Friends of Hazlehead Dandara 5K Challenge 2016Friends of Hazlehead Dandara 5K Challenge 2016
On 03 Sep 2016(Saturday Only)
Superheroes from Aberdeen and beyond will join forces at Hazlehead Park this year, as organisers Friends of Hazlehead announced the Dandara 5k and family fun day will take place on Saturday 3rd September.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Sport & Games)
Visual Arts Event: 4 Day: Figure Drawing School (24hr/EXTRA)4 Day: Figure Drawing School (24hr/EXTRA)
From 05 Sep 2016 To 08 Sep 2016(Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
An opportunity to spend 4 days of concentrated study, working from the human form in the drawing studios of Gray’s School of Art.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Visual Arts)
Music Event: Jazz at the Blue Lamp present
PIXELJazz at the Blue Lamp present PIXEL
On 08 Sep 2016(Thursday Only)
A young jazz/indie band from Norway
(Theme: Music)
Storytelling Event: DOORS OPEN DAY AT THE TOLBOOTH MUSEUMDOORS OPEN DAY AT THE TOLBOOTH MUSEUM
On 10 Sep 2016(Saturday Only)
Five of the Tolbooth’s earliest residents will ‘come to life’ during the museum’s Doors Open Day.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
Guided Walks/Tours Event: Open Doors Day at the James Hutton InstituteOpen Doors Day at the James Hutton Institute
On 10 Sep 2016(Saturday Only)
The James Hutton Institute at Craigiebuckler will be participating for the first time this year in Aberdeen Doors Open Day on Saturday 10th September.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Environment)
Theatre & Shows Event: Findhorn Bay FestivalFindhorn Bay Festival
From 21 Sep 2016 To 26 Sep 2016(Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Findhorn Bay Festival is a spectacular six-day celebration of arts and culture taking place the last weekend of September.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Theatre & Shows)
Performing Arts Event: Chicago Workshop
Chicago Workshop
On 02 Oct 2016(Sunday Only)
Come and Learn a dance routine from the show taught to you by a current Cast member.
(Theme: Dance,Performing Arts)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Charley Sim: Art Exhibition Open Night
Charley Sim: Art Exhibition Open Night
From 14 Jul 2016 To 24 Aug 2016 (Weekdays Only)
Join us for the open night of Charley's work!
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fundraising)
 Event: EMpower Breakfast Seminar: Managing Sickness Absence
EMpower Breakfast Seminar: Managing Sickness Absence
On 25 Aug 2016 (Thursday Only)
EMpower is a new HR, PR and Employment Law support service for business, powered by law firm Aberdein Considine and PR agency Citrus:Mix. To learn more about empower, visit www.empoweryourbusiness.co.uk
(Theme: Business)
 Event: Annie Moon Clairvoyance Nights
Annie Moon Clairvoyance Nights
From 26 Aug 2016 To 27 Aug 2016 (Friday and Saturday)
An evening of Clairvoyance and Mystery.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Robot Exhibition
Robot Exhibition
From 02 Jul 2016 To 29 Aug 2016 (Everyday)
Meet dozens of robot models, cyborgs and androids – full size models, heads and toys – from TV shows and films from the past 60 years!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Exhibitions,)
 Event: James Oswald and Gunnar Staalesen
James Oswald and Gunnar Staalesen
On 29 Aug 2016
Two bestselling crime writers come together to discuss the latest chilling instalments of their novels.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Written Word,)
 Event: Aberdeen Booked! Festival
Aberdeen Booked! Festival
From 29 Aug 2016 To 30 Aug 2016
Aberdeen Booked! Festival brings the buzz of Edinburgh International Book Festival north for a two-day literary feast, with great events for book lovers of all ages.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,)
 Event: Business Boosters - Networking doesn't happen by magic
Business Boosters - Networking doesn't happen by magic
On 30 Aug 2016 (Tuesday Only)
Fifth Dimension give hints and tips on how to make the most of networking. .
(Theme: Business)
 Event: An Evening with James Robertson
An Evening with James Robertson
On 31 Aug 2016 (Wednesday Only)
James Robertson, acclaimed contemporary Scottish fiction author, will be on tour talking about his new novel, To Be Continued.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Written Word,)
 Event: Robert Gordon University Undergraduate Open Day
Robert Gordon University Undergraduate Open Day
On 31 Aug 2016 (Wednesday Only)
Open Days are an important part of the process when choosing a university.
(Theme: Education)
 Event: Food-Drive Quiz Night in Aid of Instant Neighbour
Food-Drive Quiz Night in Aid of Instant Neighbour
On 02 Sep 2016 (Friday Only)
Join Aberdeen Bon Accord Lions Club and Harlaw Leos Club for a Quiz Night with a difference!
(Theme: Fundraising)
 Event: Northern arts club open evening
Northern arts club open evening
On 02 Sep 2016 (Friday Only)
Social Gsthering
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Education)
 Event: 20th Annual Fintray Sheltie Stakes
20th Annual Fintray Sheltie Stakes
On 04 Sep 2016 (Sunday Only)
Fun-fuelled Shetland Pony Race Day & Family Fun
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: One Digital Meet Up
One Digital Meet Up
On 07 Sep 2016 (Wednesday Only)
Bringing together the third sector for digital inspiration, making connections and to exchange ideas.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Catherine Ross 'The Narrowing Sky' Solo Exhibition
Catherine Ross 'The Narrowing Sky' Solo Exhibition
From 13 Aug 2016 To 10 Sep 2016 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Exhibition of paintings and models by a multi award-winning artist born in Canada, but raised in Aberdeenshire,Scotland.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
 Event: ABERDEEN'S SOLIDARITY WITH THE SPANISH SEAMEN'S STRIKE
ABERDEEN'S SOLIDARITY WITH THE SPANISH SEAMEN'S STRIKE
From 28 May 2016 To 10 Sep 2016 (Everyday)
This display tells the story of the Spanish Steamship Eolo, which berthed in Blaikie’s Quay, Aberdeen Harbour 80 years ago.
(Theme: Heritage,Storytelling,)
 Event: BATTLE OF JUTLAND
BATTLE OF JUTLAND
From 28 May 2016 To 18 Sep 2016 (Everyday)
Aberdeen Maritime Museum will mark the centenary year of the Battle of Jutland, with a small display telling the tragic, real-life story of local Aberdonian boy, George MacDonald Rennie.
(Theme: Heritage,Storytelling,)
 Event: TechFest Festival 2016
TechFest Festival 2016
From 26 Aug 2016 To 18 Sep 2016 (Everyday)
TechFest's 23rd Annual Festival of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: 'Possibilities Tuning Into Kids Parenting Group'
'Possibilities Tuning Into Kids Parenting Group'
From 06 Sep 2016 To 27 Sep 2016 (Tuesday Only)
'Tuning in to Kids' is a 4 session Possibilities Parenting Group for parents of children aged 4 to 10 years old.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
 Event: Exhibition: Eastern European Performance in Scotland: The Legacy of Richard Demarco
Exhibition: Eastern European Performance in Scotland: The Legacy of Richard Demarco
From 25 Apr 2016 To 27 Sep 2016 (Weekdays Only)
An exhibition in the MacRobert Building, University of Aberdeen
(Theme: Visual Arts,Exhibitions)
 Event: Kate Steenhauer: Art Exhibition Open Night
Kate Steenhauer: Art Exhibition Open Night
From 25 Aug 2016 To 05 Oct 2016 (Weekdays Only)
Join us for the open night of Kate's work: open night is Thursday 25th August 2016 at 6.30pm.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fundraising)

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