Unbelievably, preparations are now full steam ahead for what will be the sixth Celebrate Aberdeen.
Never been before? Read on to find out more. And if you’re a seasoned Celebrate Aberdeen attendee or participant? Refresh your memory about all the great stuff that’s in store…
Strut your (third sector) stuff
At the heart of Celebrate Aberdeen is its parade. The best and brightest of the city’s social enterprises, charities and voluntary organisations will take to Union Street on Saturday, 27 August. Look out – this year’s procession promises to be brighter, bolder and noisier than ever.
Newbie tip: Line the streets, line your pockets with loose change and clear your throat to cheer on the people who selflessly support our city.
Aberdeen’s got talent
Aberdeen is overflowing with fresh talent – and this is the weekend to enjoy it! Local musicians, dance groups, bands and comedians will all be taking to the stage at a variety of locations. This year’s venues include Union Terrace Gardens, The Green, Aberdeen Central Library and the city’s shopping centres. Sign-ups are coming in thick and fast – look out for the full programme as August approaches.
Newbie tip: Follow our social media channels (and this blog) for announcements on new artists and performers as these come in.
Our city is healthy in both spirit and body – so we celebrate that too. Those who love getting active can throw themselves into the sporting aspects of Celebrate Aberdeen. In previous years, Union Terrace Gardens have played host to Streetsport, Wrestlezone, fitness boot camps and zumba, while junior and senior athletes have competed in the Union Street Mile.
Newbie tip: If running’s more of a spectator sport for you, come and cheer on our participants. We guarantee that you’ll be inspired. Who knows what you might end up doing next year?
Celebrating all that’s good about Aberdeen is hungry and thirsty work. Luckily, we’ve involved a selection of our best local food and drink producers to keep everyone fed and watered. From mouth-watering hog roasts to top-notch fresh coffee, our stalls offer something to suit everyone’s taste.
Newbie tip: Even if it rains, there’s still a queue for Casa di Gelato. Arrive early folks.