The culture of Aberdeen is never more evident than during the city's many special events, from leisurely tours of some of the South's finest homes and gardens to celebrations of music and art to a variety of holiday events. Even when Aberdeen is not hosting an event for the community, the city offers oportunities for amusement and personal enrichment.

As part of the Mississippi Main Street organization, Commerce Street, the primary thoroughfare of the business district, is thriving. The downtown area features restaurants, shops, and many other types of businesses.