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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

    Aberdeen

    In this brand new show, Shuttleworth will perform classic tunes such as Two Margarines and I Cant Go Back To Savoury Now as well as new ditties like Bitter Sweet Memories and Relatives In Rotherham.

    Dates

    14 Mar 2015
  2. Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Ballater

    Themed trail with clues to solve.

    Dates

    5 Apr 2015
  3. Nothing But Thieves

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Indie-rock quintet from Southend.

    Dates

    27 Feb 2015
  4. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A new show featuring sisters Anna and Elsa from the film, Frozen, as well as other favourite characters.

    Dates

    11 Mar 2015 to 15 Mar 2015
  5. Fireball Ceremony

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Aberdeen City and Shire

    A fire ball procession to usher in the New Year.

    Dates

    31 Dec 2015
  6. Coast Festival

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Aberdeen City and Shire

    Festival of the arts.

    Dates

    22 May 2015 to 24 May 2015
  7. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Classic Jam songs.

    Dates

    3 May 2015
  8. Paul Merton's Impro Chums

    Type

    Comedy Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Improvised scenarios based on audience suggestions.

    Dates

    5 May 2015
  9. Elton John

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Flamboyant rock and pop veteran.

    Dates

    20 Jun 2015
  10. Aberdeen Ministry of Crafts

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Craft fair selling a variety of gifts made locally.

    Dates

    7 Nov 2015
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