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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

    Aberdeen

    Traditional dance from Azerbaijan.

    Dates

    29 Jul 2014
  2. Mark Watson: Flaws

    Type

    Comedy Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Quick wit and dry observations.

    Dates

    22 Oct 2014
  3. Fame: The Musical

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A group of star-struck wannabes embark on their quest for the ultimate accolade: fame.

    Dates

    1 Sep 2014 to 6 Sep 2014
  4. Geoff Riley

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Inverurie

    Landscapes, townscapes and seascapes.

    Dates

    31 May 2014 to 29 Sep 2014
  5. Top Hat - The Musical

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Irving Berlin's romantic musical.

    Dates

    23 Sep 2014 to 4 Oct 2014
  6. The Auld Meal Mill

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Saturday Night at The Auld Meal Mill - Scottish Traditional Music Concert.

    Dates

    20 Sep 2014
  7. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A short introduction to the exhibition.

    Dates

    14 Jul 2014 to 1 Aug 2014
  8. Mark Morris Dance Group

    Type

    Dance Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    The programme, all accompanied by live musicians, includes a stunning interpretation of J.S. Bach's Italian Concerto.

    Dates

    28 Oct 2014
  9. Gradings

    Central Aberdeenshire

    Shakespeare's shortest play is a brilliant farce of mistaken identities, combined with a few undertones of the dramatic and sinister.

    Dates

    30 Jul 2014
  10. Lord Of The Flies

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Adapted for the stage from William Golding's famous novel.

    Dates

    27 Aug 2014
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