Fantastic Retail Therapy and Accommodation All Year Round!

Our vibrant shopping centres have welcomed many exciting new retailers recently. This eclectic mix of high street brands, designer labels and luxury retailers makes Aberdeen one of the best city’s for shopping in the UK. The fun and excitement doesn’t stop at the end of the Summer Festival. October to January sees our spectacular Winter Festival come alive in Aberdeen City. Many of our events provide fun for all the family including: Fireworks Spectacular Christmas Lights Switch On Christmas Tree Switch On Nativity Scene Pantomimes Festive Weekend Entertainment Santa & His Reindeer Parade Christmas Carol Concerts Hogmanay Ceilidh Burns Night Supper

There’s never been a better time to visit and stay in Aberdeen with its wide choice of accommodation. Whether you prefer a vibrant city centre location or a more tranquil countryside retreat you’ll be spoilt for choice. For more details and to book, visit a glance

Throughout the year you can experience a wide range of events from parades, shows, concerts, ceilidhs, carol concerts and street entertainment to Country Fairs and International Street Markets. At Aberdeen Beach you will find a fun fair, amusements, indoor climbing wall and skate park, a links golf course, Aberdeen FC football stadium, indoor athletics and football facility, ice rink and leisure pool (flumes and wave machine), cinema complex and a wide variety of cafés and restaurants.

Welcome to a glimpse of some of the fun that’s happening in Aberdeen’s Summer Festival. Aberdeen is the place to SHOP STAY , and PLAY with events, entertainment, family fun and fantastic shopping.

July 2011
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August 2011
21 27 DAWGS Day 12 noon - 4pm, Hazlehead Park City of Aberdeen Clydesdale Horse Show 10am - 5pm, Duthie Park Aberdeen Country Fair 9am - 5pm, Belmont Street Aberdeen Pony Show 10am - 6pm, Duthie Park

International Street Market 9am - 6pm, Union Terrace Danestone Gala 11am - 3pm, Community Area, Fairview Street, Danestone Race for Life 10am - 1pm, Queens Links BP Summer Big Screen 2011 7pm - 10.30pm, Duthie Park Aberdeen’s Bowling Tournament Various times, various city greens
Aberdeen International Football Festival Various times, Balgownie Playing Fields 50+ Tea Dance 1.30pm - 4pm, Beach Ballroom

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September 2011
2-4 3 6-8 International Street Market 9am - 6pm, Union Terrace Torry Gala 11am - 3pm, Tullos School Offshore Europe 2011 9am - 6pm, Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre 43rd Walker Cup Various times, Royal Aberdeen Golf Course 50+ Festival Various times, various locations Aberdeen Country Fair 9am - 5pm, Belmont Street

June 2011
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Celebrate Aberdeen Parade 11am, Union Street Cove Gala and Parade 12 noon - 5pm, Loirston School Fields VSA Day 10am - 4pm, Duthie Park Aberdeen’s Highland Games 10am - 5.30pm, Hazlehead Park Woodside Gala 11am - 3pm, Deer Road Park, Woodside Aberdeen Country Fair 9am - 5pm, Belmont Street British Armed Forces and Veterans Day 11am, City Centre


21-1Aug Moscow State Circus Open daily, Queens Links 22-30 24-31

The Ladyboys of Bangkok Various times, Aberdeen Beach Aberdeen’s Tartan Week Various times, various venues


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27-6 Aug Aberdeen International Youth Festival All day, every day, various venues 30 30-31

Aberdeen Country Fair 9am - 5pm, Belmont Street Northern Lights Music Festival 12 noon - 11pm, Seaton Park

Events may be subject to change at short notice