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Events in Aberdeen

Listing of things to do and special events in and around Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Scotland:

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What's On In Aberdeen


1 - Buy Tartan Paint.

1 April - Please spare a thought for those who lost their lives on Flight 85N. Read about this tragedy and see photos of the granite memorial on the Johnston Gardens page.

6 April to 6 May - Star Wars Exhibition and Events.

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- Pet Hedgehog Show

- Beach Watch Clean Up.


- Granite City Rally.

- Free Entry to Historic Scotland properties.

- Balmoral Road Race, Royal Deeside.

- King of Mountains Sportive.

- May Festival.

- Granite Festival.

- Wordfringe.

- Baker Hughes 10k Race and fun run.

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6 - Thomas Blake Glover born.

- Taste of Grampian.

- Happy Father's Day.

- Aberdeen Race For Life

- Castle Fraser Steam and Vintage Fair.

- Highland Games.

- Ythan Challenge

Stonehaven Feein Market at Market Square and Town Hall. Fun, frolics and banter for all the family and generations with a packed programme of live music and acts in the square together with stalls, games, kids rides, great food, fare and good company. More info at www.feeinmarket.org.uk

St. Ternan's Fair in the Bellfield Park - ferret racing, SSPCA Companion Dog Show, Banchory Birl tent with traditional musicians and local stalls. Ends with Praise in the Park at 3.30pm

Dance Classes.

TBA- Flying Pigs perform live at HMT Aberdeen

TBA - Emmerdale Extravaganza.

Grampian Country Fair

TBA - Oldmeldrum Sports Highland Games.

21 - The Longest Day.

- Armed Forces Day with a march down Union Street for members of the Forces, Veterans and Cadets.

Kevin's Day

TBA - Kevin's Day at Mackie Academy, Stonehaven from 10am till 4pm. This is a fun family occasion with various attractions and entertainment such as It's a Knockout, bouncy castle, teddy toddle, ceilidh, fun fair, car boot sale, craft stalls, face painting, climbing wall and 1k, 3k and 10k runs.

Kevins Day

It is held in memory of Kevin Humphreys and raises money for charities such as The Anthony Nolan Trust in Scotland and Clic Sergent.

There will be a number of races which includes a 10k and 3k. To register for these go to www.born2run.co.uk

There is also a 1k race and for more information about how to take part please contact carolhumphreys1962@yahoo.co.uk

The organisers are also looking for teams of 10 to take part in the It's a Knockout. To register a team please contact carol humphreys1962@yahoo.co.uk

Carol Humphreys can also be contacted by those who wish to book a stall. This includes traders as well as stall holders or traders.

- Scottish Traditional Boat Festival at Portsoy


6 - Please spare a thought and prayer for those who died on The Piper Alpha this day in 1988.

29 and 30 4TG Game Con.

Extreme Stunt Show.

Peterhead Circus

Stonehaven Folk Festival.


27 - Great Run

- Classic Cars and Jazz on the Lawn.

Banchory Show

- Free Duthie Park Ballet and Opera Concert.

- Wizard Festival

- Peterhead Scottish Week.

- Circus.

The Lady Boys of Bangkok.

- A new event in Aberdeen is the Northern Lights Music and tickets for this will be on sale soon. For more information visit Seaton Park Concert Northern Lights Music Festival.

- Tarland Show.

- International Youth Festival.

- Grampian Military Vehicle Tattoo.

- Arbroath Sea Fest.

- Aboyne Highland Games.

Banchory Beer Festival

Fyvie Live concert tickets now available.

- Tartan Day.

- NEX Factor singing competition and concert. For more details of this please visit the Concerts and Music section.

- ChildLine Scotland Midsummer Ball at the Marriott Hotel in Dyce.

Lonach Gathering and Games, Strathdon.

- St Ternan Medieval Fair, Banchory.

- Turriff and District Pipe Band Competition.

- Feugh Fest

- Blooms

- Braemar Highland Games and Highland Gathering at Braemar.

- The Garioch Theatre Festival.

- Aboyne and Deeside Festival.

- Deveron Music Festival at Duff House, Banff.

- Country Fair.

Nordic Walking.

- Pride In Aberdeen.


Watch the salmon jumping at Falls of Feugh between September and November and between February to March.

23 - Banchory Beast Race

- Bon Accord Bike Ride.

- Crathes Vintage Car and Motorcycle Rally at Crathes Castle.

- Grampian Truck Show at Grampian Transport Museum, Alford.

- Motorvation at The Grampian Transport Museum, Alford.

- Aberdeen Walkathon.

Inverurie Beer Festival

- One of our most favourite what's on and where to go events in Aberdeen is the Doors Open Day - Free admission to over 32 attractions and venues throughout the Shire.

- Oktoberfest

- Cyrenians Annual Charity Sleepout.

- Jailbreak Challenge Children 1st.

- North East Open Studios Neos throughout the region.

Food and Fiddle Festival


28 - Illuminator Half Marathon

- Braemar Creative Arts Festival.


- Peterhead Fish Fest

31 - Halloween Events.

Huntly Hairst Halloween Food Festival.


5 - Bonfire and Fireworks Night.

- Remembrance Sunday.

- Enchanted Castle Crathes

- Independent Record Label Market

- One of our most favourite what's on and where to go events in Aberdeen is the Castlegate Christmas tree switch on.

Scottish Music Awards

Union Street Christmas Lights are switched on.

St Andrew's Day.


Christmas fayre

One of our most favourite what's on and where to go events in Aberdeen is the Reindeer Parade at Crathes Castle.

Christmas Carol Concert at the David Welch Winter Gardens of the Duthie Park from 4 - 6pm.

Evening Express Carol Concert at The Music Hall, to book tickets see the Box Office page.

Santa Run at the beach and Pittodrie Stadium.

Tattoo Convention.

For details of what is happening throughout the festive season including the Christmas lights switch on visit the Christmas page and the Christmas Events section.

21 - The Shortest Day.

24 - Leave a wee dram for Santa and a carrot for Rudolph!

25 - A very Merry Christmas!

25 - Temperance Walk at Inverallochy

26 December - Take part in the Boxing Day Swim and raise funds for your favourite charity.

Inflatable Snow Globe

31st Hogmanay - The Music Hall party. For this and more New Year's Eve details such as the Hogmanay fireworks display visit our Hogmanay Events page.

January 2018

1 - Temperance Walk at Cairnbulg

2 - Temperance Walk at St Combs

12th nicht

11 - Burning of the Clavie at Burghead.

25 - Burns Night celebrations includes Burns suppers and ceilidhs.


14 - St Valentine's Day.


- 22nd Aberdeen Boat Race


8 - Happy 82nd Birthday Oor Wullie

- Torcher Parade, Union Street one of the most popular events in Aberdeen.

- Mothering Sunday

- Jazz Festival

- Gang Show.

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