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

  • Bothnialoppet - ice-skating race 08 March 2014 - 08 March 2008
    Bothnialoppet - ice-skating race

    Bothnialoppet will be included as the last running of five in Sweden Marathon Cup. Besides racing class, exercise class 42 km you can choose 21 km.

    Location: Piteå archipelago
  • Liseberg amusement park premier! 26 April 2014 - 27 April 2014
    Liseberg amusement park premier!

    There is something for everyone at Liseberg, where you’ll find the most fun in Scandinavia. Forty rides and attractions offer thrills, spills and laughter for kids and grown-ups.

    Location: Gothenburg
    Website:
  • Walpurgis celebration at Skansen 30 April 2014
    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:
  • Retro Weekend featuring the Hot Dog Challenge 01 May 2014 - 04 May 2014
    Retro Weekend featuring the Hot Dog Challenge

    As one of the more theatrical contests of the winter season, the Swedish resort invites all to participate in the Hot Dog Challenge. Usual ski attire is substituted with retro style ski gear, the more outrageous the better. It’s taking part that counts and the winner of the race isn’t the first past the line but the best dressed.

    Location: Åre
  • Nordic Championship in Oyster Opening 2014 02 May 2014 - 03 May 2014
    Nordic Championship in Oyster Opening 2014

    Nordic Championship in Oyster Opening 2014 Takes place in Grebbestad, a small fishing community two hours north of Gothenburg. Watch chefs from across Scandinavia battle it out to take the crown of the speediest opener. Opening, harvesting, boat trips and diving activities are on offer.

    Location: Grebbestad, West Sweden
  • Göteborg Half Marathon 17 May 2014
    Göteborg Half Marathon

    The Göteborg Half Marathon/GöteborgsVarvet is one of the greatest long distance races in the world. Over 60.000 runners register yearly, 200.000 people are cheering and over 50 orchestras are playing along the course. Welcome to Göteborg in May.

    Location: Gothenburg
  • The Culture Night in Umeå - Culture Capital of the Year 24 May 2014
    The Culture Night in Umeå - Culture Capital of the Year

    Exhibitions, performances, artistes and events all around the city!

    Location: Umeå
    Website:
  • Gran Fondo Stockholm - cycling 24 May 2014
    Gran Fondo Stockholm - cycling

    Gran Fondo Stockholm - an international cycling race in Stockholm. Start and finish at the Friends Arena. Map of the race 

    Location: Stockholm
  • Nordea Scandinavian Masters 29 May 2014 - 01 June 2014
    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 31 May 2014
    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 2014
    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:
  • Midsummer Eve/Solstice Celebrations 20 June 2014
    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:
  • Höga kusten Hike 24 July 2014 - 27 July 2014
    Höga kusten Hike

    Höga Kusten Hike  (info in Swedish)

    Location: Höga Kusten
  • Göteborg International Book Fair 25 September 2014 - 28 September 2014
    Göteborg International Book Fair

    Göteborg International Book Fair is the biggest book fair in Scandinavia and a meeting place for authors, publishers, agents, teachers and librarians. It is also a major event for media people. Here you will find many of the Nordic and Swedish authors and publishers — it's the right place to meet established authors and get to know the new names.

    Location: Gothenburg
  • Christmas at Liseberg 14 November 2014 - 30 December 2014
    Christmas at Liseberg

    Scandinavia’s largest Christmas market at Liseberg and innovative, stylish lighting design and attractions along the central three kilometre Lane of Light. Liseberg is open until the end of December, the city illuminations all over New Years.
    Place: Liseberg Amusement Park

    Location: Gothenburg
    Website:

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