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Aberdeen Festivals

The many annual celebrations shows and festivals held in Aberdeen throughout the year with programme listing and events schedule

We hosts many annual festivals which attracts people from Aberdeenshire, Grampian and the North East of Scotland. Some of them attract worldwide audiences, such as Word, Granite Noir and the Stonehaven Fireballs held each New Year. Scottish Week is still proudly held in Peterhead - the only town in Scotland to still hold this which is dedicated to the food, drink, crafts and produce of Scotland.

Chef Playing Fiddle By River Dee

Others like the Taste of Grampian, Banchory Beer Festival, Inverurie Beer Festival and Peterhead Fish Fest celebrate our range of food and drink. Uniquely Food and Fiddle combines our local food, drink and music.

There are many musical festivals held throughout the year across Aberdeenshire like Stonehaven Folk Festival. Some are held in historic buildings such as the Deveron Music Festival at Duff House, Banff. Duff House and combine beauty with first class music. Others take place in our picturesque villages such as the Braemar Creative Arts Festival in Royal Deeside.

The Drummer Boy

The Drummer Boy is my latest novel about the ghost of a Gordon Highlander Drummer Boy from the Battle of Waterloo who haunts a modern day army nurse.

Chapters take place in modern day Aberdeen, at the Noose & Monkey bar and restaurant as well as His Majesty’s Theatre and Garthdee. Other scenes take place at Tidworth and during the Napoleonic War.

Read the first three chapters for free on most devices.

New to the Aberdeen festivals page is the Northern Lights Music which is held at Seaton Park. This has over 50 musical acts and the first concert features acts such as Madness and Paloma Faith.

The Granite Festival was created in May 2011 to celebrate the craftsmanship of our local stone, the quarries and the fantastic buildings we have throughout the city. Events include free talks, walks and concerts.

Read the reviews of each by clicking on each link. There you will find more information, photographs, programme listing and events schedule:

Oktoberfest Aberdeen Castlegate

Banchory Show

Torcher Parade


Castle Fraser Steam and Vintage Fair

Scottish Traditional Boat Festival at Portsoy

Aboyne and Deeside Festival

Tartan Day

Aberdeen International Youth Festival

Feugh Fest

The Garioch Theatre Festival Inverurie

Doors Open Day

North East Open Studios Neos

Huntly Hairst Halloween Food Festival

Jazz Festival

More Aberdeenshire Events.

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Easter Extravaganza at the Duthie Park




Wedding Show

Rootin About at The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Live On The Lawn, Crathes Castle Gardens, Banchory

Military Show

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