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  • Pipe bands march at the Braemar Gathering
    The Braemar Gathering
  • Highland dancers compete at the Lonach Gathering
    Highland dancers at the Lonach Gathering
  • The façade of His Majesty's Theatre located on Rosemount Viaduct in Aberdeen city centre.
    His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen
  • The exterior of the Lemon Tree, an arts venue in Aberdeen city
    The Lemon Tree, an arts venue in Aberdeen city

Enjoy a variety of arts and culture events in Aberdeen City and Shire. Celebrate Hogmanay at an ancient fire festival, enjoy music and literature in the Granite City and see amazing boats.

Aberdeen City and Shire offers visitors of all ages a dazzling array of arts and culture events throughout the year.

One of the oldest universities in the UK, the University of Aberdeen also boasts WORD – one of the most exciting literary events in the country. Head to the beautiful King’s College and other venues located throughout the city to enjoy readings by acclaimed authors.

At the Stonehaven Fire Festival, join the locals in watching a spectacular procession of smoldering fireballs make their way down the high street before being flung in the harbor just before the old Town House bell strikes midnight. 

Get into the festive spirit during the Aberdeen Winter Festival and watch as the city’s Christmas lights are turned on, browse for stocking fillers in traditional street markets and listen to your favourite carols.

Or why not see talented young musicians from around the world perform at the Aberdeen International Youth Festival?

One of the more traditional but perennially popular events in Aberdeenshire are its Highland games. Witness everything from caber tossing to piping and Highland dancing, and come to the famous Braemar Gathering in September for the chance to see members of the Royal Family in attendance.

Embrace the region’s proud maritime history at the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival in Portsoy which celebrates its 20th anniversary in May. Admire traditional vessels from Scotland and beyond in the historic town harbor while enjoying great food and drink and live music.

Join in the creative side of this north east part of Scotland by attending an arts and culture event in Aberdeen City and Shire.

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  1. Gradings


    A performance of Il Trovatore.


    11 Jun 2015 to 13 Jun 2015
  2. Gradings

    Central Aberdeenshire

    A 10 day festival of the arts in the historic Haddo House.


    3 Oct 2014 to 12 Oct 2014
  3. Gradings


    Hear about the making of the production.


    16 Jan 2015
  4. Gradings


    Innovative humour and visual storytelling.


    1 Nov 2014
  5. Gradings


    The stylistic language of Arthur Miller and Dylan Thomas come together in a powerful study of words in motion.


    7 Oct 2014 to 8 Oct 2014
  6. Gradings


    The Strictly star presents a music and dance extravaganza.


    28 Feb 2015
  7. Gradings


    A children's show for Christmas.


    8 Dec 2014 to 31 Dec 2014
  8. Gradings


    Stories and smart gags.


    22 Nov 2014
  9. Gradings


    Comedy drama in which the inhabitants of a tiny island tangle with a superpower.


    6 Nov 2014 to 8 Nov 2014
  10. Sara Pascoe Vs History


    Comedy Event



    Intelligent observations and quirky storytelling.


    5 Nov 2014

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