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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. Manran

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Traditional Gaelic and Scottish folk group.

    Dates

    3 Apr 2015
  2. Craft & Food Festival

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Banchory

    A selection of crafts and foods on sale.

    Dates

    10 Oct 2015 to 11 Oct 2015
  3. Aboyne Highland Games

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Central Aberdeenshire

    A traditional Highland games with over 90 events including heavies, track events, piping and dancing.

    Dates

    1 Aug 2015
  4. King Of The Mountains Sportive

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Alford

    Ride one of the most spectacular sportives in the UK.

    Dates

    16 May 2015
  5. Ben Ottewell

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Soulful indie-rock.

    Dates

    14 Apr 2015
  6. Men Should Weep

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A drama set amid Glasgow's infamous tenements in the 1930s.

    Dates

    28 May 2015
  7. Fraserburgh Super Saturday

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Fraserburgh

    A themed day for the whole family.

    Dates

    9 May 2015 to 12 Dec 2015
  8. Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Turriff

    Turn explorer and solve the hidden clues.

    Dates

    5 Apr 2015 to 6 Apr 2015
  9. My Life Story

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Indie pop band.

    Dates

    7 Nov 2015
  10. Foster And Allen

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Traditional duo.

    Dates

    22 Apr 2015
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