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

  • 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
  • The International Science Festival 15 April 2015 - 19 April 2015
    The International Science Festival

    With hundreds of activities and about 70,000 visits The International Science Festival in Gothenburg is one of Europe’s leading popular science events and the only one of its kind in Sweden.

    Location: Gothenburg
  • Linnémarschen Walking Event 25 April 2015 - 26 April 2015
    Linnémarschen Walking Event

    36th Linnémarschen, a walk in the beautiful Rya Åsar nature reserve, visited by Carl von Linné (Linneaus) back in 1746. Start and finish are at Borås Arena, just a stone's throw from the nature reserve.

    Location: Borås
  • Walpurgis celebration at Skansen 30 April 2015
    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
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  • GoteborgsVarvet Half Marathon 23 May 2015
    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
  • Gran Fondo Stockholm - cycling 23 May 2015
    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
  • Sweden International Tattoo 23 May 2015 - 24 May 2015
    Sweden International Tattoo

    One of th Worlds largest Indoor Tattoo. A military music show.

    Location: Malmö
  • Elitloppet 29 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
    Elitloppet

    Elitloppet 2015 @ Solvalla, Stockholm is one of the largest harness racing events in the world. Between May 29-31st, more than 50 000 visitors are coming to Solvalla to witness almost 40 races and applaud the horses coming from all over the world.

    Location: Stockholm
    Website:
  • The Archipelago Fair 29 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
    The Archipelago Fair

    The Archipelago Fair in The Royal Djurgården is since 1989 one of the most appreciated events in Stockholm with more than 50 000 visitors. It is an exhibition of the Swedish Archipelago, but also tourism in the countries around the whole Baltic Sea. The fair is also a meeting point for cooperation between countries in the Baltic region about culture, industrial life and trade.

    Location: Stockholm
  • Brännbollsyran Festival 29 May 2015 - 30 May 2015
    Brännbollsyran Festival

    Swedens largest student festival with some of Sweden's and the worlds biggest artist. The artist line-up consists of around 50% EDM-music and 50% Pop.

     

    Location: Umeå
  • Stockholm Marathon 30 May 2015
    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
  • Sweden Rock Festival 03 June 2015 - 06 June 2015
    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, having featured southern rock bands such as Molly Hatchet to death metal legends like Obituary. 90 acts are booked for 2015!

    Location: Sölvesborg, Blekinge
  • Nordea Scandinavian Masters 04 June 2015 - 07 June 2015
    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
  • National Day 06 June 2015
    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.

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  • Vätternrundan 12 June 2015 - 13 June 2015
    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

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