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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 24 May 09:00
Cruickshank Botanic Garden Tour

Cruickshank Botanic Garden Tour

Join Mark Paterson, Curator of the Cruickshank Botanic Garden, for a tour of the UK's most northerly botanic garden.

Cost: FREE

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
DanceLive

DanceLive

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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