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

  • Power of Fashion - 300 years of clothing 01 January 2013 - 31 December 2014
    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
  • 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
  • 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

    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
  • 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
  • Elektra - Opera 14 August 2014 - 23 August 2014
    Elektra - Opera

    NorrlandsOperan will create history when it presents a unique version of Richard Strauss’s Elektra. The opera is being performed for the first time ever in a full-format outdoor performance involving over 250 participants.

    Location: Umeå, Northern Sweden
  • Malmö Festival 15 August 2014 - 22 August 2014
    Malmö Festival

    Colourful, bubbling, fun, musical, swinging, cultural - the Malmö Festival is everything and has something for everyone. Visit markets, art exhibitions, theatre, concerts and much, much more

    Location: Malmö
  • Bellman Relay 20 August 2014 - 23 August 2014
    Bellman Relay

    The relay that’s as much a party as a race. You’re part of a team along with four other runners. Everyone runs five kilometers, and then it’s time for a nice picnic. The route is on North Djurgården.

    Location: Stockholm
  • DN Galan Diamond League 21 August 2014
    DN Galan Diamond League

    DN Galan Diamond League, held at the historical Stockholm Olympic Stadium, is a leading track and field meeting and the largest annual sporting event in Sweden.

    DN Galan offers a unique blend of traditional athletics in a small historic arena and a futuristic sports show with a mix of music, sound effects and the latest technology.

    Location: Stockholm
  • Stockholm Gospel Choir Festival 22 August 2014 - 24 August 2014
    Stockholm Gospel Choir Festival

    We are glad to announce that our next festival will take place in Stockholm over the weekend 22-24th August. As special guests we have invited none other than Cynthia Nunn från Chicago.

    Location: Stockholm
  • Baltic Sea Festival 2014 22 August 2014 - 30 August 2014
    Baltic Sea Festival 2014

    For the twelfth time Berwaldhallen presents world class singers and musicians during the Baltic Sea Festival.


    Location: Berwaldhallen, Stockholm
  • Midnattsloppet/Midnight Run 23 August 2014
    Midnattsloppet/Midnight Run

    Midnight Run in Gothenburg has been arranged since 2008. The race is a replica of the legendary Midnight Run race in Stockholm with the same name.

    Location: Gothenburg


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