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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lights in Alingsås 26 September 2014 - 06 November 2014
    Lights in Alingsås

    Every year leading lighting designers from all over the world visit Alingsås. Each of them has selected a public environment in Alingsås in advance and has accepted the assignment to create exciting lighting with the help of students participating in workshops. The assignment is full of creative challenges and developing work. Besides the competence improving part, Lights in Alingsås is also a significant international meeting place for lighting designers, students, and trade people. The results are marketed and exhibited to trade representatives, the general public and the media during October.

    Location: Alingsås
  • Music Around 09 October 2014 - 26 November 2014
    Music Around

    The thought for the festival is that the region's symphony orchestras, along with many other ensembles and artists, visualize the artistic resources available in the region. With Music Around we hope to increase the curiosity and interest among the region's citizens to discover and immerse themselves in the great musical and cultural offerings in the region.

    Location: Malmö
  • Uppsala Short Film Festival 20 October 2014 - 26 October 2014
    Uppsala Short Film Festival

    Uppsala International Short Film Festival takes place in October of every year and screens over 300 films in four cinemas in central Uppsala during one week.

    Location: Uppsala
  • Umeå Jazz Festival 22 October 2014 - 25 October 2014
    Umeå Jazz Festival

    Tradition, innovation, creativity and accessibility are key concepts in the creation of this well established event which over the years has become an event of national and international importance. The programmes provides a selection of today's finest artists from the national and international jazz/improvisation scene. Workshops and seminars are also featured.

    Location: Umeå
  • "Älska Mat" - Love Food 24 October 2014 - 26 October 2014
    "Älska Mat" - Love Food

    ”Älska Mat” is a completely new event for everyone interested in food – wether it’s cooking it or eating it. You will find a huge range of companies exhibiting the very best from the world of gastronomy.

    Location: Malmö
  • Gothenburg Chocolate Liquorice & Delicacy festival 24 October 2014 - 26 October 2014
    Gothenburg Chocolate Liquorice & Delicacy festival

    This year the festival will host twice as many exhibitors as before. From these exhibitors you can sample, purchase and ask all about their products and find just what your taste buds like from the chocolate, licorice and delicacies, welcome to paradise.

    Location: Gothenburg
  • Christmas at Mårbacka 30 October 2014 - 01 November 2014
    Christmas at Mårbacka

    Traditional christmas market with lots of artisans and a larder full of all the Christmas treats.

    You can also visit the home of Selma Lagerlöf.

    Location: Mårbacka, Värmland
  • Comic Con 30 October 2014 - 02 November 2014
    Comic Con

    Comic Con is the place to be for anyone who loves movies, tv series, comic books and gaming

    Location: Stockholm
  • All Saints' Day 01 November 2014
    All Saints' Day

    All Saints' Day is a day of dignity and reflection. The custom of lighting candles on family graves is still widely practised, and anyone travelling trough Sweden on this weekend is met by some beautiful scenes. With luck, the first snow has fallen over the country’s cemeteries.

    Location: All over Sweden
  • Shockholm Halloween Parade 02 November 2014
    Shockholm Halloween Parade

    Stockholm's second annual Halloween-parade. The parade starts at Slussen and will then move along Skeppsbron, past the Royal Castle, and finally reach Kungsträdgården where there will be themed entertainment and activities.

    Location: Stockholm
  • Light festivity in Hagaparken Stockholm 02 November 2014
    Light festivity in Hagaparken Stockholm

    The light festival wants to bring out joy, warmth and reflection in an otherwise dark season and remind us of the rich natural and cultural environments that exist around the water of Brunnsvikens, which is a part of the unique Royal National City Park.

    Location: Stockholm


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