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

  • Göteborg International Film Festival 29 January 2016 - 08 February 2016
    Göteborg International Film Festival

    Welcome to the leading film festival in Scandinavia and – with an audience of 200 000 visitors a year –  one of the largest festivals in the world. In addition to the intense eleven day long festival we provide you with screenings, premieres, parties and seminars all year around.

    Location: Gothenburg
  • Göteborg Boat Show 06 February 2016 - 14 February 2016
    Göteborg Boat Show

    Boat fair with boats of all types and sizes. Svenska Mässan Exhibition and Congress Centre

    Location: Gothenburg
  • World Rally Championship in Sweden 11 February 2016 - 14 February 2016
    World Rally Championship in Sweden

    The kick-off Swedish WRC rally will take place in Karlstad this February. Car enthusiasts should make sure not to miss this event in the Swedish forests.

    Location: Karlstad
    Website:
  • Stockholm Art Week 17 April 2016 - 24 April 2016
    Stockholm Art Week

    Stockholm Art Week include fairs, exhibitions and art events all held during one week. The art and photography fairs - Market Art Fair, Supermarket, PhotoMarket and Stockholm Art Book Fair is a part of Stockholm Art Week. Many of the city’s museums, institutions and art exhibition venues will arrange special programmes and art openings. In addition, there will be a number of temporary exhibitions during Stockholm Art Week

    Location: Stockholm
  • Walpurgis celebration at Skansen 30 April 2016
    Walpurgis celebration at Skansen

    The arrival of spring has been celebrated at Skansen since 1894. It is celebrated with singing, speeches and late night fires.

    Choral singing is a popular pastime in Sweden, and one occasion when nearly every choral singer in the country lets rip is the evening of 30th April, known as Walpurgis Night or, more strictly as Walburga´s Eve (Valborgsmässoafton) being the eve of the feast of Walburga, which comes on 1st May.

    Location: Stockholm
    Website:
  • GoteborgsVarvet Half Marathon 21 May 2016
    GoteborgsVarvet Half Marathon

    GöteborgsVarvet Half Marathon is our classic 21 km race held every year in Göteborg, Sweden. 64,000 runners are ready to join the world’s largest race.

    Location: Gothenburg
  • Asparagus-days 21 May 2016 - 22 May 2016
    Asparagus-days

    South-east Skåne, Skillinge. Display of cultivation and harvesting and tasting of different kinds of freshly harvested asparagus.

    Location: Skillinge
  • Nordea Scandinavian Masters 02 June 2016 - 03 June 2016
    Nordea Scandinavian Masters

    One of Europes ten biggest golf-tournaments, the Nordea Scandinavian Masters, will be played at PGA Sweden National in bara Close to Malmö.

    More information about golf courses in Sweden? See www.visitsweden.com/golf 

    Location: PGA Sweden National
  • Stockholm Marathon 04 June 2016
    Stockholm Marathon

    The ASICS Stockholm Marathon comprises two scenic laps around the medieval City situated on fourteen islands, on the banks of the archipelago of 24,000 islands, many of them easily reached by steamboat - you are never far from water.

    Location: Stockholm
  • National Day 06 June 2016
    National Day

    Sweden has not taken part in any of the wars of the modern era, which may explain the Swedes’ somewhat guarded attitude towards celebrating a national day. They are proud of their country but don’t seem to feel any great need to show it. Previously, 6 June was not a public holiday, and for many people the only sign that this was a special occasion was the decoration of buses with Swedish flags.

    Website:
  • Sweden Rock Festival 08 June 2016 - 12 June 2016
    Sweden Rock Festival

    Sweden Rock Festival is an annual rock/metal festival held in Sweden since 6 June 1992. While having a clear rock/metal focus, the festival is noted for its diversity across these genres. 90 acts were booked for 2015.

    Location: Sölvesborg, Blekinge
  • Vätternrundan 17 June 2016 - 18 June 2016
    Vätternrundan

    Vätternrundan (pronounced vet-turn-rund-an) is the largest recreational bicycle ride in the world. The 300 km course follows the shoreline of the beautiful Lake Vättern and early starters can see the sun set and rise over the lake during the ride.

    Location: Around Lake Vättern
  • Midsummer Eve/Solstice Celebrations 24 June 2016
    Midsummer Eve/Solstice Celebrations

    Traditional celebrations with dance and music around the maypole.

    Contact regional tourist offices for local celebrations throughout the country.

    Read more about Midsummer

    Location: Sweden
    Website:
  • Bergman week 27 June 2016 - 03 July 2016
    Bergman week

    The Bergman week is a seven-day celebration of Ingmar Bergman’s art, with films, guests, seminars and tours to film locations on Fårö, Gotland. As usual, there will be a mix of Swedish and international guests, and offer films, performances, lectures, concerts and the traditional Bergman Safari. The program is both for English and Swedish-speakers.

    Location: Fårö, Gotland
    Website:
  • Falsterbo Horse Show 02 July 2016 - 10 July 2016
    Falsterbo Horse Show

    At Falsterbo Horse Show it is always as much Horse as Show. With almost a thousand horses and riders, fifty different disciplines and over six hundred people working in the Falsterbo Horse Show crew, you soon realize Falsterbo Horse Show is not just an ordinary event. It is a lifestyle, a venue and above all, the week of the summer everyone is waiting for.

    Location: Falsterbo

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