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Aberdeen Events

Aberdeen International Youth Festival

The Aberdeen International Youth Festival showcases burgeoning talent from around the world and is one of the highlights of the cultural calendar in Aberdeen. The festival opens with a colourful parade through the city centre to the Aberdeen Music Hall for the Opening Ceremony. This is followed by eight days of lively entertainment, including music, theatre and dance, with events taking place throughout Scotland's North East. From orchestral concerts to steel drums, song recitals, massed choirs, traditional music, ballet, African dance and drumming, opera productions, and special events for children - there is something for everyone.


Venue: Various venues throughout the district.
Website: http://www.aiyf.org
Cost:

Various. Some events are free.


Royal Deeside Golf Week

Offers golfers a chance to test four courses of Grampian's 72 picturesque hole event. Breath-taking scenery and challenging courses allow golf-lovers to experience all the beauty Scotland's greenery has to offer.


Venue: Various golf courses
Website: http://www.royaldeesidegolfclassic.co.uk/

May Festival

Incorporating elements of its predecessor, Word, May Festival takes place over three days at the historic King's College Campus of the University of Aberdeen and other venues throughout the city. More than 6,000 visitors come to meet around 50 authors in a packed weekend of readings, lectures, debates, music and art exhibitions, and film screenings. Added to this are the Festival of Gaelic and a unique programme for schools and children. Gaelic, Imagination, and Story Tents occupy the King's Lawn, and lectures are given in a state-of-the-art university auditorium.


(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: King's College Campus, University of Aberdeen
Website: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/mayfestival/
Cost:

Various. Some events are free.


Sound Contemporary Music Festival

Come and celebrate contemporary classical, traditional, popular, jazz, and experimental music. The Sound Festival features new music from prominent composers, as well as the exploration of distinctive music in historic venues across Aberdeen. A journey of discovery fit for anyone, the Sound Festival is a sure-fire hit.


Venue: Various venues
Website: http://www.sound-scotland.co.uk/
Cost:

Tickets are required for some events.


Aberdeen Jazz Festival

Jazz lovers will adore the vibes of at this annual festival. As Aberdeen's largest free admission music event, the festival includes performances by local artists as well as international stars.

Date: 08 March 2018 - 18 March 2018
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various venues.
Website: http://www.aberdeenjazzfestival.com/
Cost:

Free