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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

    Mixed works.

    Dates

    6 Sep 2014 to 12 Oct 2014
  2. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A varied programme.

    Dates

    31 Jul 2014
  3. Shane Filan

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Commercial pop singer-songwriter.

    Dates

    29 Oct 2014
  4. TechFest

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Annual science festival.

    Dates

    6 Sep 2014 to 26 Sep 2014
  5. Dragonforce

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Melodic metal rock sextet.

    Dates

    18 Sep 2014
  6. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Observational stand-up and warm humour from the much loved comic.

    Dates

    29 Sep 2014 to 30 Sep 2014
  7. Annie Get Your Gun

    Type

    Comedy Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A production of the famous musical about gun-toting tomboy cowgal Annie Oakley.

    Dates

    16 Sep 2014 to 20 Sep 2014
  8. Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Works by Stravinsky, Mozart and Beethoven.

    Dates

    8 Nov 2014
  9. European Market

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Aberdeen City and Shire

    Foods, drinks and gifts from Europe.

    Dates

    12 Jul 2014 to 13 Jul 2014
  10. Richard Thompson

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Rock and folk guitarist and singer-songwriter from London.

    Dates

    26 Aug 2014
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