What’s On in Aberdeen – September 2021

What’s on in Aberdeen this September? Turns out there are loads to choose from in the Aberdeen area this month.

The full-time return of live events and gigs has seen a surge in events in Aberdeen.

Take a look at Aberdeen Taxis’ top picks of events in Aberdeen this September for a taste of what’s to come this month.

Sharleen Spiteri Texas
Sharleen Spiteri returns to Aberdeen with Texas this month


4th September

The Tivoli Theatre

For over 30 years, Texas have proved themselves to be one of Scotland’s best bands and nothing short of a national treasure.

A new album, the follow up to their acclaimed 2017 release ‘Jump on Board,’ will be released to coincide with their Autumn tour and their return to Aberdeen.

Formed in 1986 by the brilliant Sharleen Spiteri and Johnny McElhone have made consistently great music. Throughout their stellar career, they’ve sold over 40 million records, had 13 top ten UK singles, 3 #1 UK albums and 8 top ten UK albums!

Get yourself down to the Tivoli Theatre on the 4th of September and you’ll be singing along to classic hits like Say What you Want, and Summer Son!

Get your ticket now to be sure to not miss out on what’s on in Aberdeen.

Affa Fine Open-Air Market

5th September

Milton of Crathes Events Park

AFFA Fine Open-Air Market is back this month! One of Aberdeenshire’s largest regular open-air retail experiences, supporting and promoting local business!

Browse stalls of local makers and market traders, plus car boots all within a socially distanced open-air market.

Promoting local food and drink, arts and crafts, repurposing and upcycling, clothing and accessories, home and garden, and loads more.

Free to attend and a one of the not to be missed great events in Aberdeen this September.

Aberdeen International Comedy Festival 2021

September 11th until November

Various Venues

Sadly the 2020 Aberdeen International Comedy Festival was postponed but it’ll be back bigger and better than ever in 2021!

Expect everything from Fringe favourites to stand out headliners, such as comedy and TV superstar Katherine Ryan, Gary Meikle, Daniel Sloss and Tez Ilyas and many more.

It’s been a long year, so why not indulge in some laughter therapy and see the best of what’s on in Aberdeen this September.

Have a look at the full programme here and book your tickets now!

Jenny Eclair appears at The Tivoli in September

Jenny Eclair: Sixty (FFS)

17th September

Tivoli Theatre

Having hit 60 (but still a year younger than Madonna), Jenny Eclair AKA ‘The Face of Vagisan’ confronts the ageing process.

Now that it takes 20 minutes of scrolling down to find her DOB on online forms, should she celebrate her age or crawl and hide?

Join Jenny on this tour of getting old at the Tivoli Theatre and maybe discover it isn’t all that bad being in your 60s!

Tickets are £22.50 and are available from the Aberdeen Performing Arts website

The National Whisky Festival

18th September

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Over 200 whiskies are available to sample over 2 sessions on the 18th of September.

The festival will also have an extensive programme of award-winning mixology, local food vendors, cutting edge musicians and live artists.

The National Whisky Festival is a must for any new or old fan of the ‘Water of Life’.

  • Sample over 200 whiskies from a diverse range of distillers and independent bottlers.
  • All 1cl samples, a festival guide and a festival whisky glass are included in the ticket price.
  • A specially curated bill of live performances from celebrated Scottish artists.
  • Exclusive masterclasses with popular names in whisky (additional ticket required).
  • Special guest talks on the whisky world and beyond.
  • Experimental cocktails from Scotland’s best-loved mixologists.
  • Delicious range of local food pairings and vendors.
  • Contemporary Scottish craft and fashion exhibitors.
  • Pop up festival whisky shop with all featured products available to buy.

Tickets are £38.50 and are available from The National Whisky Festival’s website now!

If you have any events in Aberdeen this September or any other month, drop our sister site What’s Happening Aberdeen a message and they can help you promote to their ever growing following! 

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