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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. Gradings

    Alford

    Learn to track and identify animals.

    Dates

    17 Jul 2014
  2. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    TRENDYPR PRESENTS: CULTURE.COMEDY.COCKTAIL

    Dates

    3 May 2014 to 9 May 2014
  3. Race For Life 2014: Aberdeen

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Race for Life 2014 is the largest women-only fundraising event in the UK - take part in Aberdeen!

    Dates

    29 Jun 2014
  4. Minibeast Event

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Inverurie

    A family event to look for insect's in the woods.

    Dates

    25 Jul 2014
  5. Gradings

    Inverurie

    An opportunity for children to learn more about 'Bush Craft'

    Dates

    27 Apr 2014
  6. Marc Wilson: The Last Stand

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Photographs depicting some of the remnants of war-time architecture.

    Dates

    29 Mar 2014 to 10 May 2014
  7. Barnum

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    This exhilarating musical follows the irrepressible imagination and dreams of Phineas T Barnum, billed as America's greatest showman.

    Dates

    18 Nov 2014 to 22 Nov 2014
  8. Shappi Khorsandi

    Type

    Comedy Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Sharp wit and storytelling.

    Dates

    11 Jul 2014
  9. Gradings

    Banchory

    Discover the rose garden by dusk.

    Dates

    4 Jul 2014 to 25 Jul 2014
  10. Gradings

    Banchory

    Family walk looking at the ugly and the beautiful in the gardens.

    Dates

    5 May 2014
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