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
    Website:
  • 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
  • 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
  • Höga kusten Hike 24 July 2014 - 27 July 2014
    Höga kusten Hike

    Höga Kusten Hike  (info in Swedish)

    Location: Höga Kusten
  • Malmö City Horse Show 25 July 2014 - 03 August 2014
    Malmö City Horse Show

    Show Jump, dressage and eventing , all included in this year 's edition of the Malmö City Horse Show.

    This year we gather all disciplines during the 10-day contestants on Ribersborg in the middle of Malmö.

    Location: Malmö
  • Stockholm Pride 28 July 2014 - 02 August 2014
    Stockholm Pride

    Since the start in 1998, Stockholm Pride has grown into one of Stockholm's largest and most appreciated festivals and the largest Pride celebration in the Nordic region. Every year the festival attracts loads of people from all over Sweden and from many other countries.

    The Queen of Europe opens Stockholm Pride 2014. The historic party in the colours of the rainbow is on the programme when Conchita Wurst visits Sweden this summer.

    Welcome to Scandinavia´s largest Pride Fastival - Stockholm Pride!

    Location: Stockholm
  • Ystad Jazzfestival 30 July 2014 - 03 August 2014
    Ystad Jazzfestival

    Jazz Festival in Ystad.

    Location: Ystad
  • Storsjöyran Festival 31 July 2014 - 02 August 2014
    Storsjöyran Festival

    Storsjöyran Festival (or The Great Lake Festival) is an annual event going back to the early sixties. Something that is well reflected in the fact that the festival gathers around 55 000 visitors every year and is the second biggest festival in Sweden (the biggest city festival in Sweden).

    Location: Östersund
    Website:
  • Stockholm Music & Arts Festival 01 August 2014 - 03 August 2014
    Stockholm Music & Arts Festival

    Stockholm Music & Arts is that festival and with food, drink and great company we will celebrate the city, summer, art and music in a distinctive urban archipelago setting. Continuing the tradition of Skeppsholm’s Festival, Stockholm Jazz & Blues and Sthlm Jazz Fest, we aim to provide a high quality program that is both ambitious and unique that will help expand the musical and cultural horizons of our nation’s capital.

    Location: Stockholm

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