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
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  • 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
    Website:
  • 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
  • Water Week and Water Prize Ceremony 31 August 2014 - 05 September 2014
    Water Week and Water Prize Ceremony

    The World Water Week has been the annual focal point for the globe's water issues since 1991. It is hosted and organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and takes place each year in Stockholm.

    World Water Week also highlights the field's most renowned honors, including the Royal Award Ceremony and Banquet for the prestigious Stockholm Water Prize.

    This congress is for invited only.

    Location: Stockholm
  • Icebug Xperience – West Coast Rock Trail 04 September 2014 - 06 September 2014
    Icebug Xperience – West Coast Rock Trail

    The Icebug Xperience is a new outdoor event in the archipelago of Bohuslän. Participants spend three days walking or running through a varied and stunning natural landscape. The region, ranked by CNN as the seventh most beautiful wilderness in the world, offers magical forests, agricultural land and the windswept coast, with its pink granite and smooth rocks.

    Many other walking and running activities take place in a mountain setting; we wanted to instead show off the archipelago of Bohuslän, a unique natural environment. The event will be centred round the Ramsvikslandet area - between Hunnebostrand and Kungshamn. 

     

    Location: West Sweden
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  • Stockholm Oktoberfest 04 September 2014 - 06 September 2014
    Stockholm Oktoberfest

    You no longer have to go to Munich, Germany to experience the fantastic and fun atmosphere and spirit of Oktoberfest. For the third time ever an official Oktoberfest is taking place in Stockholm.

    Location: Stockholm
  • Falsterbo Bird Show 05 September 2014 - 07 September 2014
    Falsterbo Bird Show

    Falsterbo Bird Show is an annual, international bird-watching event. The timing coincides with peak bird migration and promises to deliver spectacular encounters with migrating birds. It takes place at Nabben, Skanörs ljung and, with a fair, at the adjacent Falsterbo Horse Show’s arena. There are plenty of interesting bird and birding-related activities available for everyone.

    Location: Falsterbo
  • Tjejmilen 06 September 2014
    Tjejmilen

    This is the biggest sporting event in Sweden for women with 28,000 female runners and joggers of all ages.
    Everyone loves the scenic course through the royal park ”Djurgården” in central Stockholm. The distance is 10,000 metres.

    Location: Stockholm
    Website:
  • Klarälvdalen Challenge 06 September 2014
    Klarälvdalen Challenge

    The Klarälvdalen Challenge offers Paddlers to test themselves: 84 km within 12 hours.

    Klarälven is one of Sweden’s classic paddling rivers, running through beautiful countryside in the north of Värmland. The Klarälvdalen Challenge offers paddlers the opportunity to test themselves over a substantial section of this great river.

    At “normal” water levels, Klarälven flows at around 2 – 2.5kms/hour and the Challenge course goes with the flow.

    There are no natural obstacles in the river but to ensure paddlers safety and reduce the risk of injury, 3 compulsory check points are included. Paddlers must get out their canoe or kayak to check in approximately 100 meters from the river.

    The event is open to single and double seat canoes and kayaks with cash prizes for all classes. The event is open to all types of kayak.

    Buoyancy vests must be worn by all participants.
    Minimum age for entry is 17 years old

    Location: Start ist Branäs, Värmland
  • Fresh Fish Fashion Fair 12 September 2014 - 14 September 2014
    Fresh Fish Fashion Fair

    Fresh Fish fashion fair is Sweden's Annual Fashion Fair & Competition. 3 eventful days filled with the most talented and fresh new designers.

    Location; The Swedish Exhibition And Congress Centre - Svenska Mässan

    Location: Gothenburg
  • The Autumn Fair - Harvest Festival 13 September 2014 - 29 September 2014
    The Autumn Fair - Harvest Festival

    At Skansen, the Autumn Fair is an annual fixture at which you will meet tavern waitresses, stable-lads, farmers and smallholders bringing this year’s produce to market. The fair is organized by Skansen’s Village Institute and it provides a taste of life at a country fair in the old days. Skansen’s Autumn Fair takes Place at the Bollnäs Square.

    Takes Place; September 13-14 and September 27-28.

    Location: Skansen, Stockholm
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  • Stockholm Half Marathon 13 September 2014
    Stockholm Half Marathon

    The Stockholm Half Marathon is run on an inspiring and fast course through the inner city areas of Stockholm; Norrmalm, Vasastan, Kungsholmen, the Old Town and Södermalm. Start at the Royal Palace, finish at the city park in Kungsträdgården.
    During the race you will pass many of Stockholm’s most famous landmarks and buildings; Karlberg's Castle, the City Hall, the House of Nobility, the Royal Palace, the Swedish Parliament and the Royal Opera House.  
    The difference between the highest and the lowest point of the course is 27 metres.
    The distance is 21 098 metres.

    Location: Stockholm

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