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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

Guided Walks/Tours Event: Alternative Curator Tours Aberdeen Royal InfirmaryAlternative Curator Tours Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
On 21 Jul 2017(Friday Only)
An alternative tour of the hospital, using Rachel Barron’s unique map, made for the exhibition ‘Incidental Interiors’.
(Theme: Visual Arts,Guided Walks/Tours)
Health Event: Tips for Self TransformationTips for Self Transformation
On 21 Jul 2017(Friday Only)
Did you know that around 80% of our thoughts we have without thinking - as if we are on 'auto pilot'? Yet newness can be very energising, especially when it shifts feelings and attitudes that have been weighing us down.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Health)
Storytelling Event: Library Bear's Picnic (Mastrick)Library Bear's Picnic (Mastrick)
On 22 Jul 2017(Saturday Only)
Come along to Mastrick Library where Library Bear will be helping them celebrate 125 years of the Central Library.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
Performing Arts Event: Eddy Brimson at Breakneck comedyEddy Brimson at Breakneck comedy
On 22 Jul 2017(Saturday Only)
Aberdeen premier comedy club
(Theme: Performing Arts)
Countryside Event: Southern Hemisphere Plants for a North East Garden-walk and guided tour.Southern Hemisphere Plants for a North East Garden-walk and guided tour.
On 22 Jul 2017(Saturday Only)
This specialist tour of the gardens at Crathes is designed for pioneers who delight in growing rare and strange things to make their garden stand out from the crowd.
(Theme: Countryside,Education)
Environment Event: Gardening4Kids for primary schoolersGardening4Kids for primary schoolers
On 22 Jul 2017(Saturday Only)
Gardening4Kids July Class for primary schoolers, Saturday 22nd July, 11am-12noon at Ben Reid Garden Centre. Theme: The Herb Garden
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Environment)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: Highland Fling 2017Highland Fling 2017
On 23 Jul 2017(Sunday Only)
A cross between a Highland Games and a Country Fair with pipe band, traditional music and countryside pursuits.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Theatre & Shows Event: Mitchell School of Drama: Comedy of ErrorsMitchell School of Drama: Comedy of Errors
From 26 Jul 2017 To 28 Jul 2017(Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
William Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors is given a new contemporary make-over in the hands of this Inverurie young people's theatre company.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Theatre & Shows)
Music Event: Manuel Magrini (Italy) & Heriot Watt Jazz GroupManuel Magrini (Italy) & Heriot Watt Jazz Group
On 27 Jul 2017(Thursday Only)
Jazz piano from Italy and big band music from Scotland.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Music)
Sport & Games Event: GCRD host Scottish Sevens TournamentGCRD host Scottish Sevens Tournament
On 29 Jul 2017(Saturday Only)
Granite City Roller Derby will be hosting a Sevens tournament of Scottish proportions.
(Theme: Sport & Games,Sport & Games)
Exhibitions Event: 4TG Game Con 20174TG Game Con 2017
From 29 Jul 2017 To 30 Jul 2017(Weekend Only)
4TG Game Con 2017, The North East of Scotland's largest Gaming Expo!
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Workshops & Courses Event: Anna Shirron ‘Incidental Interiors’ creative workshopsAnna Shirron ‘Incidental Interiors’ creative workshops
On 29 Jul 2017(Saturday Only)
‘Incidental Interiors’ Anna Shirron will be running 2 workshops on Saturday 29th July in The Suttie Arts Space, ARI.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Visual Arts)
Business Event: Power up your business!Power up your business!
On 31 Jul 2017(Wednesday Only)
Free interactive workshop. Discover how to take the best advantage of your free access to our premium business eResources.
(Theme: Business,Workshops & Courses,)
Fundraising Event: Walking the West Highland Way 2017Walking the West Highland Way 2017
From 01 Aug 2017 To 08 Aug 2017(Tuesday Only)
We are organising this event called "Walking the West Highland Way 2017", in order to raise awareness of what we do and for whom, and of course to raise funds to continue providing the activities to those individuals and further the charity aims.
(Theme: Fundraising,Countryside)
Crafts Event: Creators' Club Taster Session (Bridge of Don)Creators' Club Taster Session (Bridge of Don)
On 01 Aug 2017
Come along to Bridge of Don Library to celebrate 125 years of the Central Library.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Crafts,)
Dance Event: Encore's Rock 'N' Roll American Circus (USA)Encore's Rock 'N' Roll American Circus (USA)
On 01 Aug 2017(Tuesday Only)
Talented dance group from California perform as part of the Aberdeen International Youth Festival.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Dance)
Heritage Event: Tor Na Coille Whisky ClubTor Na Coille Whisky Club
On 04 Aug 2017(Friday Only)
Join whisky connoisseurs Sandy Kenneway and Steven McConnachie for a guided tour of Scotland’s national drink, sampling malts from across the country and learning about what makes good whisky.
(Theme: Heritage)
Written Word Event: David Northcroft: Grampian LivesDavid Northcroft: Grampian Lives
On 09 Aug 2017
Over the last 16 years David Northcroft has been engaged on a personal oral history project: to investigate 20th century everyday life in the North east of Scotland. To date he has conducted some 500 face to face interviews with a wide range of people, ga
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Written Word,)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Marvellous Moths
Marvellous Moths
On 20 Jul 2017 (Thursday Only)
Discover marvellous moths.
(Theme: Countryside,Environment)
 Event: Stuff Worth Knowing: Aberdeen Harbour: Medieval Port to 21st Century Energy Base
Stuff Worth Knowing: Aberdeen Harbour: Medieval Port to 21st Century Energy Base
On 20 Jul 2017 (Thursday Only)
Jason Finch, Curator at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, will look at the History of Aberdeen Harbour and some of the possibilities for its future.
(Theme: Heritage,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
 Event: Stories With Library Lady (Tillydrone)
Stories With Library Lady (Tillydrone)
On 20 Jul 2017 (Thursday Only)
Come along to Tillydrone Library where Library Lady will be helping them celebrate 125 years of the Central Library.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
 Event: Wilderness Skills at Leith Hall
Wilderness Skills at Leith Hall
On 20 Jul 2017 (Thursday Only)
Calling all budding young Bear Grylls and Ray Mears… do you want to learn how to survive in the wild?
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Countryside)
 Event: Forest Magick - Kyle Noble - The Small Gallery,  Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Forest Magick - Kyle Noble - The Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
From 05 Jun 2017 To 21 Jul 2017 (Everyday)
An exhibition of paintings by Kyle Noble.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
 Event: Friday Evening Meditation
Friday Evening Meditation
From 14 Jul 2017 To 21 Jul 2017 (Friday Only)
At the end of a busy week what could be a better start to the weekend than to unwind for an hour in a ready-made meditation atmosphere?
(Theme: Health)
 Event: Memories of Ferryhill
Memories of Ferryhill
From 10 Jul 2017 To 22 Jul 2017
Come visit Ferryhill Library to celebrate 125 years of the Central Library.
(Theme: Exhibitions,)
 Event: Self Esteem Workshop
Self Esteem Workshop
From 15 Jul 2017 To 22 Jul 2017 (Saturday Only)
This workshop offers an opportunity to explore how self esteem should be our natural state of being, and how it can be developed as the stable foundation for all our relationships.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
 Event: Gardening4Kids for preschoolers
Gardening4Kids for preschoolers
On 22 Jul 2017 (Saturday Only)
Gardening4Kids July Class for pre-schoolers (aged 3-5 years), Saturday 22nd July, 11am-12noon at Ben Reid Garden Centre. Theme: The Herb Garden
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Environment)
 Event: Caricaturise Youself at Haddo House
Caricaturise Youself at Haddo House
On 22 Jul 2017 (Saturday Only)
Get a free quick caricature of you, your family or your pet at by local artist Lyn Elrick.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Summer Reading Challenge 2017 - Animal Agents at Ferryhill Library
Summer Reading Challenge 2017 - Animal Agents at Ferryhill Library
On 24 Jul 2017
Take part in the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland and spend a Super Sleuthing Summer with Aberdeen City Libraries.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,)
 Event: Summer Reading Challenge 2017 - Animal Agents at Northfield Library
Summer Reading Challenge 2017 - Animal Agents at Northfield Library
On 24 Jul 2017
Take part in the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland and spend a Super Sleuthing Summer with Aberdeen City Libraries.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,)
 Event: DanceYoga
DanceYoga
From 10 Jul 2017 To 24 Jul 2017 (Monday Only)
A fun workout event for everyone who enjoys moving to music! On Mondays - 10th and 24th July.
(Theme: Dance,Sport & Games)
 Event: Summer Reading Challenge 2017 - Animal Agents at Bucksburn Library
Summer Reading Challenge 2017 - Animal Agents at Bucksburn Library
On 25 Jul 2017
Take part in the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland and spend a Super Sleuthing Summer with Aberdeen City Libraries.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,)
 Event: Splish Splash
Splish Splash
On 26 Jul 2017 (Wednesday Only)
A watery adventure for under-8's with Mandy Tulloch of Mud Pies.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Countryside)
 Event: Summer Reading Challenge 2017 - Animal Agents at Airyhall Library
Summer Reading Challenge 2017 - Animal Agents at Airyhall Library
On 27 Jul 2017
Take part in the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland and spend a Super Sleuthing Summer with Aberdeen City Libraries.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,)
 Event: Summer Reading Challenge 2017 - Animal Agents at Kaimhill Library
Summer Reading Challenge 2017 - Animal Agents at Kaimhill Library
On 28 Jul 2017
Take part in the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland and spend a Super Sleuthing Summer with Aberdeen City Libraries.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,)
 Event: Up Close & Musical: Amy Birse
Up Close & Musical: Amy Birse
On 28 Jul 2017 (Friday Only)
The 2017 Grampian Youth Orchestra's Concerto Competition winner plays a solo concert as part of AIYF.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Music)
 Event: Garthdee International Gala
Garthdee International Gala
On 28 Jul 2017 (Friday Only)
Aberdeen International Youth Festival brings its annual gala to Garthdee for the 2017 festival.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Music)
 Event: The Wizards Banquet
The Wizards Banquet
From 23 Jun 2017 To 28 Jul 2017 (Friday Only)
Wands at the ready! Missed out on your letter to wizard school? We have the next best thing - The Wizard's Banquet. Over 18's only.
(Theme: Performing Arts)

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