What's On Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire
Deeside Holiday Park is a tranquil retreat set in the southern valley of the River Dee ideal for getting away from it all. And yet, the park is only a few miles from the lively city of Aberdeen – “the granite city" with its sparkling stone architecture and its international culture as the Energy capital of Europe.
Deeside has long been a favourite destination for the Royal family and for many other visitors to the north-east of Scotland. Steeped in history and tradition, the area is a must for heritage lovers with its castles and folklore, whisky distilleries and museums and of course its atmospheric stone circles – history comes to life at every turn.
Whether you choose to visit Deeside Holiday Park to relax and explore the great outdoors or to have some fun on a lively activity break, there are a host of opportunities on your doorstep.
Please check the websites listed before travelling to or booking tickets for any events as dates/times may be subject to change and we're not liable for any changes to events.
Ballater Duck Festival
Join us on Royal Deeside on Sunday 2nd June 2019 for a quacking good day out at the Ballater Duck Festival! A family fun day (10am-4pm) on the Green in Ballater with 80 stalls, pipe band, bouncy castle, donkey rides and giant duck race (3pm)
Aberdeen Highland Games
Hazelhead Park, Aberdeen
There are many events taking place to keep the whole family entertained. Traditional events include Heavy events, solo piping, pipe band competition, track and field events, highland dancing and Scottish tug-o-war championship 725kg.
Scottish Traditional Boat Festival
Packed with brilliant moments, the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival engages the local region, bringing together boats, music, crafts, food and drink to celebrate the region’s rich cultural heritage.
Stonehaven Highland Games
The 2019 Games will be held on Sunday 21st July 11am to 5pm at Mackie Academy and will feature, Highland Dancing, Running and Heavy events like Tossing the Caber, Hammer Throwing etc and Pipe Band Competition.
An agricultural one day show set in the heart of Royal Deeside. Come and see cattle, sheep, horses, tractors and lots more. A fun day for all the family!
Aberdeen Mela: One World Day
Westburn Park, Aberdeen
The Aberdeen Mela-One World Day (OWD), celebrating cultural diversity across the North East of Scotland. Music, dance, food, crafts & children’s activities from around the world.
Ballater Highland Games
The Ballater Highland Games are held annually on the second Thursday in August in Monaltrie Park, Ballater and in 2019 the Games will be held on Thursday 8th August.
Aberdeenshire Mega 2019 Geocaching
A geocaching Mega is an event where over 500 geocachers get together at a single event. There are many Mega events held every year all over the world and in the UK there is an annual UK Mega event that takes place in August each year and moves around the country.
The Braemar Gathering
The Braemar Gathering, is always held on the first Saturday in September in The Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park in Braemar. The event starts at 9.30 a.m. and usually finishes at about 5.00 p.m.
True North Music Festival
True North is Aberdeen’s music festival - located at the heart of the city, the festival features the contemporary music industry’s most interesting, relevant and exciting artists.
North East Open Studios
North East Open Studios (NEOS) is one of the UK’s largest open studios events. Taking place across nine days in September 2018 the festival celebrated the variety of creative talent in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
Aberdeen International Comedy Festival
Various Venues, Aberdeen
Find your funny this October when the hottest comedians come to the Granite City for Aberdeen International Comedy Festival! With stand out headliners, fringe favourites and comedy legends make sure you do not miss out on the fun.
Aberdeen Sound Festival
In the third year of its commitment to showcasing “endangered” instruments, soundfestival 2019 turns the spotlight on the oboe. Joining the festival as artists in residence will be acclaimed oboists James Turnbull and Christopher Redgate.