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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. Steve Hackett

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Prog rock and art rock singer-songwriter.

    Dates

    16 Oct 2015
  2. The Royal Deeside Golf Classic

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Central Aberdeenshire

    Interesting and challenging golf courses to take part in or spectate.

    Dates

    31 Jul 2015
  3. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Country and folk music.

    Dates

    23 May 2015
  4. Blueflint

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Banchory

    Alt-folk music.

    Dates

    24 Apr 2015
  5. Seasick Steve 2015 Tour

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Steven Gene Wold performs his American blues.

    Dates

    19 Apr 2015
  6. Aberdeen Ministry of Crafts

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Craft fair selling a variety of gifts made locally.

    Dates

    6 Jun 2015
  7. Big Country - Best Of Tour

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Fraserburgh

    The five-piece plays Celtic-rock.

    Dates

    16 May 2015
  8. North East Open Studios

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Central Aberdeenshire

    An award-winning collective of artists, makers and designers.

    Dates

    12 Sep 2015 to 21 Sep 2015
  9. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Amateur drama competition featuring eight local teams.

    Dates

    26 Feb 2015 to 28 Feb 2015
  10. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    The Strictly Come Dancing professional performs his brand of ballroom and Latin.

    Dates

    14 Apr 2015
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