The Celebrate Aberdeen Parade to showcase the enormous contribution that charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises have on life in north-east Scotland. Back after two years due to the pandemic, the popular parade is organised in partnership with Aberdeen City Council and takes place on August 27. It’s quite a spectacle: in 2019, 5,000 people representing more than 180 organisations took part in the parade which travels the length of Aberdeen’s Union Street. Thousands more come along to watch and show their support. In addition to third sector organisations, the parade also features cultural organisations, youth groups, sports clubs and music, dance, and entertainment groups. The Celebrate Aberdeen Awards will take place three weeks later at P&J Live on September 17.