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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. Sam Brookes

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A gilder and former chorister, Sam Brookes is a distinctive, singer and songwriter of soulful folk ballads, who recently contributed vocals to the Basement Jaxx club anthem What A Difference Your Love Makes.

    Dates

    6 Oct 2014
  2. Flower Power

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Central Aberdeenshire

    Find out more about flowers.

    Dates

    3 Aug 2014
  3. Scottish Home Show

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Advice and guidance about home improvements with demonstrations.

    Dates

    26 Sep 2014 to 28 Sep 2014
  4. The Beast Race

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Banchory

    An epic 10k obstacle race over rough terrain, dirt tracks and forest.

    Dates

    27 Sep 2014
  5. Gradings

    Inverurie

    Jazz performance.

    Dates

    1 Aug 2014
  6. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Works by Grieg, Nielsen and Sibelius.

    Dates

    30 Apr 2015
  7. Peter Gabriel

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Experimental pop-rock from the veteran vocalist.

    Dates

    8 Dec 2014
  8. Gradings

    Central Aberdeenshire

    A family history and heritage fair, talks, hand-on demonstrations and a farmers' market.

    Dates

    8 Aug 2014 to 10 Aug 2014
  9. One Man, Two Guvnors

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Richard Bean's comedy drama is a unique mix of satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners.

    Dates

    13 Oct 2014 to 18 Oct 2014
  10. Sharon Corr

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Pop-rock singer-songwriter.

    Dates

    15 Sep 2014
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