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Start 21 Mar
End 31 Mar
Aberdeen Jazz Festival

Aberdeen Jazz Festival

In 2019 you can expect cutting edge, vintage, swing, fusion and every other style of Jazz you can think of. There’s also acoustic and electric Blues, soul, R’n’B, hip hop, Big Band, world music, and all manner of derivatives that create a festival of national and international importance, while focusing on creating special occasions for people to enjoy.

Location: Various, Aberdeen

Start 24 Mar 13:00
Jazz On The Green 2019

Jazz On The Green 2019

Aberdeen's best outdoor music party which takes place across nine venues in the city centre and it's all FREE. Jazz, blues, soul, hip-hop, big bands singers and more.

Location: The Green

Cost: FREE

Start 24 May
End 26 May
May Festival

May Festival

Taking place at the University of Aberdeen’s stunning King’s College campus in Old Aberdeen,the May Festival offers more than 120 events spanning popular themes including literature, music, film, science, visual arts and sport.

Location: The University of Aberdeen

Start 6 Jun
End 9 Jun
Look Again

Look Again

Look Again Festival invites you to ‘become a tourist in your own city’ by seeing Aberdeen city centre through fresh eyes. This visual festival is a celebration of the very best contemporary visual art and design, showcasing both local and internationally acclaimed talent in Aberdeen.

Start 22 Jun
End 23 Jun
Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

In 2019 Aberdeenshire celebrates 26 years of the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival (STBF) in Portsoy, showcasing an action-packed weekend of boats, crafts, live music, food and drink.

Location: Portsoy, Aberdeenshire

Start 17 Oct
End 27 Oct


Art continues to oil the cogs of our imagination as Scotland’s most prolific and long running contemporary dance festival is set to return in 2019. DanceLive embraces a broad programme of contemporary dance, performance and live art that celebrates creativity, diversity and experimentation within the framework of a dynamic programme of movement, dance and visual performance.


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