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
  • 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
  • Easter celebration at Skansen 02 April 2015 - 06 April 2015
    Easter celebration at Skansen

    Easter week is celebrated at Skansen in different ways. On Maundy Thursday children all over Sweden dress up as witches to deliver Easter letters and receive candy.

    Location: Stockholm
    Website:
  • Stockholm Art Week 14 April 2015 - 19 April 2015
    Stockholm Art Week

    Stockholm Art Week - A platform for the Stockholm art scene - was held for the first time 2013. Leading institutions, museums, fairs and other participants is arranging special events through out the week. 

    Location: Stockholm
  • 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
  • MARKET ART FAIR 17 April 2015 - 19 April 2015
    MARKET ART FAIR

    MARKET ART FAIR is the Nordic region’s leading fair for contemporary art and a meeting place for everyone interested in the art world

    Location: Stockholm
  • Stockholm Culture Night 25 April 2015
    Stockholm Culture Night

    Stockholm Culture Night is the night when the cultural institutions of Stockholm come together to create a special and unforgettable experience. All with free admission!

    Location: Stockholm
  • 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
    Website:
  • 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

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