Events in Sweden

During the course of a year, Sweden has all sorts of events and happenings. To find out what, when and where these events take place, please select the month of your interest. These are just some of the events taking place in Sweden this year. Although VisitSweden has done its outmost to check the accuracy of the information, dates, venues and other details can be subject to change and we do not take responsibility for any mistakes nor any omissions. We recommend the readers to, well in advance, carefully check all facts with each event.

Upcoming events in Sweden

  • Christopher Polhem 350 18 December 2011 - 30 June 2015
    Christopher Polhem 350

    2011 marks the 350th anniversary of the birth of the Swedish inventor, entrepreneur and universal genius Christopher Polhem.

    The “Christopher Polhem – back to the future" exhibition has been designed in Polhemian spirit for a younger audience, where unique objects are integrated with multimedia and interactivity, and where the keywords are movement, interdisciplinary science, playfulness, art and faith in the future.

    Location: Stockholm
  • Power of Fashion - 300 years of clothing 01 January 2013 - 31 March 2015
    Power of Fashion - 300 years of clothing

    The power of fashion is strong. All social groups use clothing to create their identity. Meet people from three decades, the 1780s, 1860s and 1960s, times when the economy, currents of ideas and technical developments clearly affected clothing and fashion.

    More about the exhibition

    Location: Nordiska Museet, Stockholm
  • Game On 2.0 25 October 2013 - 28 September 2014
    Game On 2.0

    The international exhibition Game On 2.0 - the world's largest exhibition of computer games, is now visiting The National Museum of Science and Technology. Test your skills on more than 100 of your favourites from gaming history, ranging from the 1960s to the present day!

    Location: Stockholm
  • Umeå - European Capital of Culture 2014 01 January 2014 - 29 January 2015
    Umeå - European Capital of Culture 2014

    “Co-creation” is the key word in Umeå2014’s capital of culture initiative. Here, the concept means that everyone can participate and contribute to the programme. To promote a long-term perspective and encourage the continuance of capital of culture activities beyond 2014, it is intended that projects should be run by the “cultural operators” themselves.

    Location: Umeå
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  • Crossing Borders - Photo Exhibition 19 March 2014 - 03 August 2014
    Crossing Borders - Photo Exhibition

    Crossing Borders features contemporary photographic portraits of internationally celebrated Swedes who have challenged and crossed borders in a variety of ways. The exhibition is on show in Terminal 5 at Stockholm Arlanda Airport.

    Location: Stockholm Arlanda
  • Swedish Sin - Exhibition 22 May 2014 - 18 January 2015
    Swedish Sin - Exhibition

    ”Sweden – more pornography, more suicides, more alcoholism and more gonorrhoea every year”
    Sign at a 1971 demonstration in London against the Swedish sexual education film Language of Love.
    Welcome to an exhibition on images of Sweden, spirits and sex. In collaboration with artist Peter Johansson, we get to grips with lust and vice, liberation and shame – with ”Swedish sin”, both the myth and the phenomenon.

    Location: Stockholm
    Website:
  • Viking Summer 2014 22 June 2014 - 24 August 2014
    Viking Summer 2014

    The Vikings are legendary, misunderstood and feared. Enjoy intriguing accounts of Viking society, and learn more about life in places such as the trading port of Birka. We have the largest collection of Viking Age objects in the world.

    Guided tours in English every day (except 28 July–1 August) at 11.00 and 13.00 and in Swedish at 14.00.

    Location: Stockholm
  • Evening theatre in Villekulla Cottage 07 July 2014 - 27 July 2014
    Evening theatre in Villekulla Cottage

    Pippi in the South Seas
    Pippi’s father Captain Efraim is being held captive by Blood Svente and Jocke the Knife in a prison dungeon far, far away on the island of Porto Peluse.

    We get to follow the exciting story about Pippi in the South Seas performed in a genuine South Pacific setting. Cannon salvoes, smoke, a pirate ship, sword fighting and wonderful singing and music make this evening one of the highlights of summer.

    The duration of the show is approx 75 minutes and it is performed Monday-Thursday weeks 28, 29 and 30.
    Showtime 19:30.

    Location: Astrid Lindgrens Värld, Southern Sweden
  • Vikings 09 July 2014 - 31 December 2014
    Vikings

    The Vikings are possibly best known as brutal robbers. Today there are many pictures and stories about the Vikings. They describe how they travelled around the world frightening the life out of people. This is not the true story of the Vikings.

    Location: Stockholm
  • TaubeSpelen - Music Festival 12 July 2014 - 13 July 2014
    TaubeSpelen - Music Festival

    TaubeSpelen is an outdoor event where some of our best artists interpret Taube's songs in their own way. Celebrated in Taubes own Bohuslän.

    Location: Tanumstrand/Grebbestad, West Sweden
  • Emmabodafestivalen 22 July 2014 - 26 July 2014
    Emmabodafestivalen

    Artists like Paul Kalkbrenner, Chase & Status DJ Set & rage, Pretty Lights, DVBBS and Infected Mushroom (Retro Live Set) all meet at Emmabodafestivalen.

    Location: Emmaboda, Southern Sweden
  • Piteå Dansar och Ler 23 July 2014 - 27 July 2014
    Piteå Dansar och Ler

    For many years now, at the end of July the centre of Piteå has attracted jubilant crowds, music of all kinds, food from around the world, exciting sporting events, fantastic dance, a market, a fun fair and so much more besides. During the light summer evenings and nights, the whole of Piteå is transformed into a party venue with a vibrancy that you’d normally expect in the big tourist hotspots of the Mediterranean!

    Location: Piteå, Northern Sweden
  • Norberg festival 24 July 2014 - 26 July 2014
    Norberg festival

    Welcome to Scandinavias biggest electronic music festival in Norberg! It´s a fantastic and unique event! The combination of music that makes your feet fly high, music that gets your brain vibrating, the Mimer location in the middle of the forest and all the really nice people is just awesome.

    Location: Norberg
  • High Coast Hike 24 July 2014 - 27 July 2014
    High Coast Hike

    The High Coast Hike is a 3-day and 40 kilometer long hike in one of Sweden’s most unique environments – the High Coast. The hike, that is Sweden’s second largest hiking adventure, is suitable for both experienced hikers and curious beginners.

    Adult 180 Euro | Under 18 years 110 Euro
    Food, Gas, Transports, Maps and Outdoor School is included.

    Location: Höga Kusten, Northern Sweden
  • Höga kusten Hike 24 July 2014 - 27 July 2014
    Höga kusten Hike

    Höga Kusten Hike  (info in Swedish)

    Location: Höga Kusten

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