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  • Young ballet dancers in white tutus perform at the Aberdeen Youth Festival
    Young ballet dancers perform at the Aberdeen Youth Festival
  • Highland dancers compete at the Lonach Gathering
    Highland dancers at the Lonach Gathering
  • Hogmanay fireworks launched from the roof of His Majesty's Theatre
    His Majesty's Theatre at Hogmanay
  • The exterior of the Lemon Tree, an arts venue in Aberdeen city
    The Lemon Tree, an arts venue in Aberdeen city
  • The Stonehaven Fireball Festival
    The Stonehaven Fireball Festival

Aberdeen City and Shire plays host to a variety of exciting events and festivals throughout the year. Celebrate Hogmanay at an ancient fire festival, witness the colourful spectacle of the Highland games and enjoy music, comedy, dance and more in the city of Aberdeen.

The region boasts a proud maritime and cultural heritage that is kept alive today at vibrant festivals. The Doric Festival celebrates the unique dialect, music and customs of Aberdeenshire with events held across the region’s towns and villages.

Get a sense of the region’s seafaring past at the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival in Portsoy and watch as traditional vessel from far and wide congregate in one of the oldest harbours in Europe.

Visit between May and September and you’ll have to chance to attend one of the region’s exciting Highland games, the most famous of which is the Braemar Gathering. Take in traditional Highland competitions like the caber toss and hammer throw, Highland dancing and rousing sound of the bag pipes. 

Bring in the New Year at the Stonehaven Fireball Ceremony and watch as locals reenact the ancient custom of parading down the street swinging great fireballs over their heads before flinging them in the harbor on the stroke of midnight.

The city of Aberdeen is the setting for a diverse array of events and festivals. The Aberdeen International Youth Festival brings together talented young performers from the world of dance, music and theatre while the New Words Festival explores the spoken and written word in performances across the region. 

Catch gigs by up-and-coming contemporary acts at the Lemon Tree, the heart of the city’s thriving local music scene, and enjoy everything from ballet and opera to West End musicals at His Majesty’s Theatre.

With something for everything taste – literary, musical, traditional and cultural –whenever you visit Aberdeen City and Shire you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained.

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  1. The Royal Deeside Golf Classic

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Ballater

    Interesting and challenging golf courses to take part in or spectate.

    Dates

    27 Jul 2015
  2. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Emmanuel Krivine closes the SCO Season with Mussorgsky, Sibelius and Beethoven's iconic 'Eroica' Symphony.

    Dates

    14 May 2016
  3. Jesus Christ Superstar

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

    Dates

    10 Nov 2015 to 14 Nov 2015
  4. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Fogle recounts his adventures, challenges and trials.

    Dates

    29 Sep 2015
  5. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    An enchanting and magical musical adventure packed full of games, songs and laughter.

    Dates

    8 Jul 2015 to 9 Jul 2015
  6. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A broad range of events covering music, art, drama, literature and film.

    Dates

    25 Jul 2015 to 10 Aug 2015
  7. Aboyne Cello Festival

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aboyne

    Annual cello festival.

    Dates

    19 Jul 2015 to 26 Jul 2015
  8. Grease: Giz Giz Youth Theatre

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A youth adaptation of the hit musical.

    Dates

    8 Jul 2015 to 11 Jul 2015
  9. Gradings

    Central Aberdeenshire

    Traditional Scottish Highland games in the valley of the River Don.

    Dates

    22 Aug 2015
  10. The Three Musketeers

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Banchory

    Alexandre Dumas presents his adaptation.

    Dates

    25 Jul 2015
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