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What's On In Aberdeen
Registration to the Aberdeen Race For Life is now open.
Ballooning in Aberdeenshire including those that take you over the Castles.
Book a Dolphin watching trip.
Book a seat on a Train Trip on the Orient Express which leaves Aberdeen station or other Scottish train stations.
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19 - The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra will be performing at the Music Hall with 100 performers including pipers, dancers and singers.
New music includes a tribute to Nelson Mandela, written by Brian Douglas (a founder of Runrig), two pieces celebrating the Orchestra's tour of China, and a new slow air "The Bonnie Lass of Essex". Programme includes pieces to commemorate Bannockburn and the First World War. This will be a night to remember.
For tickets (Tickets £16 to £20) call the Box Office on 01224 641122 or visit
Aberdeen Performing Arts.
Easter Extravaganza at the Duthie Park.
- Good Friday. The Walk of the Cross at Kincorth.
TBA Beach Watch Clean Up.
26 - Torcher Parade, Union Street one of the most popular events in Aberdeen.
- Granite City Rally.
- Free Entry to
Historic Scotland properties.
- Balmoral Road Race, Royal Deeside.
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Book a make up lesson experience.
9 to 11 - May Festival.
24 - Homecoming Concert at St Margaret's, Braemar at 7.30pm starring Jamie MacDougall and Jonny Hardie featuring Old Blind Dogs members. £10 adults, £7 concessions or £5 under-18s. Further information or tickets at
or Braemar Pharmacy
- Granite Festival.
- Baker Hughes 10k Race and fun run.
7 - Taste of Grampian.
6 - Thomas Blake Glover born.
29 - Aberdeen Race For Life
- Castle Fraser Steam and Vintage Fair.
- Happy Father's Day.
- Highland Games.
TBA - Ythan Challenge
Stonehaven Feein Market at Market Square and Town Hall. Fun, frolics and banter for all the family and generations with a packed programme of live music and acts in the
square together with stalls, games, kids rides, great food, fare and good company. More info at www.feeinmarket.org.uk
St. Ternan's Fair in the Bellfield Park - ferret racing, SSPCA Companion Dog Show, Banchory Birl tent with traditional musicians and local stalls. Ends with Praise in the Park at 3.30pm
TBA- Flying Pigs perform live at
TBA - Emmerdale Extravaganza.
Grampian Country Fair 2014
TBA - Oldmeldrum Sports Highland Games.
21 - The Longest Day.
- Armed Forces Day with a march down Union Street for members of the Forces, Veterans and Cadets.
TBA - Kevin's Day at Mackie Academy, Stonehaven from 10am till 4pm. This is a fun family occasion with various attractions and entertainment such as It's a Knockout, bouncy castle, teddy toddle, ceilidh, fun fair, car boot sale, craft stalls, face painting, climbing wall and 1k, 3k and 10k runs.
It is held in memory of Kevin Humphreys and raises money for charities such as The Anthony Nolan Trust in Scotland and Clic Sergent.
There will be a number of races which includes a 10k and 3k. To register for these go to www.born2run.co.uk
There is also a 1k race and for more information about how to take part please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The organisers are also looking for teams of 10 to take part in the It's a Knockout. To register a team please contact carol email@example.com
Carol Humphreys can also be contacted by those who wish to book a stall. This includes traders as well as stall holders or traders.
- Scottish Traditional Boat Festival at Portsoy
6 - Please spare a thought and prayer for those who died on The Piper Alpha this day in 1988.
18 – 27 The Lady Boys of Bangkok.
Extreme Stunt Show
- Free Duthie Park Ballet and Opera Concert.
- Wizard Festival
- Peterhead Scottish Week.
TBA - A new event in Aberdeen is the Northern Lights Music and tickets for this will be on sale soon.
For more information visit
Seaton Park Concert Northern Lights Music Festival.
- Free2014 Hazlehead Park Concert organised by Northsound Radio.
- Moscow State Circus with details of their 50% off tickets offer for readers.
- Tarland Show.
- International Youth Festival.
- Grampian Military Vehicle Tattoo.
- Arbroath Sea Fest.
- Aboyne Highland Games.
Fyvie Live concert tickets now available.
- Tartan Day.
- NEX Factor singing competition and concert. For more details of this please visit the
Concerts and Music section.
- Stonehaven Folk Festival.
- ChildLine Scotland Midsummer Ball
at the Marriott Hotel in Dyce.
Watch the salmon jumping at Falls of Feugh between September and November and between February to March.
Lonach Gathering and Games, Strathdon.
- St Ternan Medieval Fair, Banchory.
- The Garioch Theatre Festival.
- Aboyne and Deeside Festival.
- Deveron Music Festival
at Duff House, Banff.
- Country Fair.
- Pride In Aberdeen.
- Bon Accord Bike Ride.
- Crathes Vintage Car and Motorcycle Rally
at Crathes Castle.
- Turriff and District Pipe Band Competition.
- Feugh Fest
- Braemar Highland Games and Highland Gathering at Braemar.
- Grampian Truck Show at Grampian Transport Museum, Alford.
- Motorvation at The Grampian Transport Museum, Alford.
- Aberdeen Walkathon.
Visit the Cambus O May Suspension Bridge for some magnificent views of Royal Deeside.
- North East Open Studios Neos throughout the region.
TBA - One of our most favourite what's on and where to go events in Aberdeen is the
Doors Open Day - Free admission to over 32 attractions
and venues throughout the Shire.
- Peterhead Fish Fest
- Jailbreak Challenge Children 1st.
31 - Halloween Events.
Huntly Hairst Halloween Food Festival.
5 - Bonfire and Fireworks Night.
- Remembrance Sunday.
- Enchanted Castle Crathes
- Union Street Christmas Lights are switched on.
- One of our most favourite what's on and where to go events in Aberdeen is the
Castlegate Christmas tree switch on.
30 - St Andrew's Day.
- Touch of Tartan Ball at the Beach Ballroom.
- One of our most favourite what's on and where to go events in Aberdeen is the
Reindeer Parade at Crathes Castle.
- Evening Express Carol Concert at
The Music Hall, to book tickets see the
Box Office page.
- Santa Run at the beach and Pittodrie Stadium.
outdoor ice rink at the Castlegate.
For details of what is happening throughout the festive season including the Christmas lights switch on visit the
Christmas page and the
Christmas Events section.
Tickets now available for the Inverurie Panto.
21 - The Shortest Day.
- Christmas Carol Concert at the David Welch Winter Gardens of the Duthie Park from 4 - 6pm.
- Tattoo Convention.
24 - Leave a wee dram for Santa and a carrot for Rudolph!
December 2013 - Santa Run at the beach and Pittodrie Stadium.
There is lots to do and see over the Christmas period throughout the City and the Shire -
click here for a full listing in addition to those here.
For details of Pantomimes during December and January
click here and do take the children on the
Mall Centre Road Train.
25 - A very Merry Christmas!
25 - Temperance Walk at Inverallochy
26 December - Take part in the Boxing Day Swim and raise funds for your favourite charity.
Inflatable Snow Globe
31st Hogmanay - The AECC party. For this and more New Year's Eve details such as the Hogmanay fireworks display visit our Hogmanay page.
1 - Temperance Walk at Cairnbulg
2 - Temperance Walk at St Combs
25 - Burns Night celebrations includes Burns suppers and ceilidhs.
- Burning of the Clavie at Burghead.
14 - St Valentine's Day.
8 - Happy 79th Birthday Oor Wullie
- Mothering Sunday
- Jazz Festival
- Gang Show.
- Cyrenians Annual Charity Sleepout.
1 - Buy Tartan Paint.
1 April - Please spare a thought for those who lost their lives on Flight 85N. Read about this tragedy and see photos of the granite memorial on the
Johnston Gardens page.