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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. Budapest Cafe Orchestra

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Banchory

    Orchestral performance.

    Dates

    30 May 2014
  2. Gradings

    Aberdeen City and Shire

    With professional foraging tutor Mark Williams.

    Dates

    26 Apr 2014 to 27 Apr 2014
  3. From The Jam

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Bruce Foxton and Russell Hastings perform the Jam's hits.

    Dates

    18 May 2014
  4. Alford SpeedFest14

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Alford

    A family-friendly motorsports event.

    Dates

    29 Jun 2014
  5. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Traditional Scottish Highland games.

    Dates

    15 Jun 2014
  6. May Festival

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A variety of events spanning science, music, literature and more.

    Dates

    9 May 2014 to 11 May 2014
  7. Acrylics Workshop

    Type

    Workshops

    Gradings

    Banchory

    With Fenneke Wolters-Sinke.

    Dates

    8 May 2014
  8. Deacon Blue

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Scottish pop outfit.

    Dates

    30 Nov 2014
  9. The Chandeliers

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Soft rock covers band.

    Dates

    20 Dec 2014
  10. Amy Duncan

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Edinburgh-based folk singer-songwriter.

    Dates

    18 Jul 2014
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