Events in Sweden

August 2014

  • Christopher Polhem 350 18 December 2011 - 30 June 2015
    Christopher Polhem 350

    2011 marks the 350th anniversary of the birth of the Swedish inventor, entrepreneur and universal genius Christopher Polhem.

    The “Christopher Polhem – back to the future" exhibition has been designed in Polhemian spirit for a younger audience, where unique objects are integrated with multimedia and interactivity, and where the keywords are movement, interdisciplinary science, playfulness, art and faith in the future.

    Location: Stockholm
  • Power of Fashion - 300 years of clothing 01 January 2013 - 31 March 2015
    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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  • Crossing Borders - Photo Exhibition 19 March 2014 - 03 August 2014
    Crossing Borders - Photo Exhibition

    Crossing Borders features contemporary photographic portraits of internationally celebrated Swedes who have challenged and crossed borders in a variety of ways. The exhibition is on show in Terminal 5 at Stockholm Arlanda Airport.

    Location: Stockholm Arlanda
  • 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:
  • Viking Summer 2014 22 June 2014 - 24 August 2014
    Viking Summer 2014

    The Vikings are legendary, misunderstood and feared. Enjoy intriguing accounts of Viking society, and learn more about life in places such as the trading port of Birka. We have the largest collection of Viking Age objects in the world.

    Guided tours in English every day (except 28 July–1 August) at 11.00 and 13.00 and in Swedish at 14.00.

    Location: Stockholm
  • Vikings 09 July 2014 - 31 December 2014
    Vikings

    The Vikings are possibly best known as brutal robbers. Today there are many pictures and stories about the Vikings. They describe how they travelled around the world frightening the life out of people. This is not the true story of the Vikings.

    Location: Stockholm
  • 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
  • Stockholm Pride 28 July 2014 - 02 August 2014
    Stockholm Pride

    Since the start in 1998, Stockholm Pride has grown into one of Stockholm's largest and most appreciated festivals and the largest Pride celebration in the Nordic region. Every year the festival attracts loads of people from all over Sweden and from many other countries.

    The Queen of Europe opens Stockholm Pride 2014. The historic party in the colours of the rainbow is on the programme when Conchita Wurst visits Sweden this summer.

    Welcome to Scandinavia´s largest Pride Fastival - Stockholm Pride!

    Location: Stockholm
  • Ystad Jazzfestival 30 July 2014 - 03 August 2014
    Ystad Jazzfestival

    Jazz Festival in Ystad.

    Location: Ystad
  • Storsjöyran Festival 31 July 2014 - 02 August 2014
    Storsjöyran Festival

    Storsjöyran Festival (or The Great Lake Festival) is an annual event going back to the early sixties. Something that is well reflected in the fact that the festival gathers around 55 000 visitors every year and is the second biggest festival in Sweden (the biggest city festival in Sweden).

    Location: Östersund
    Website:
  • Stockholm Music & Arts Festival 01 August 2014 - 03 August 2014
    Stockholm Music & Arts Festival

    Stockholm Music & Arts is that festival and with food, drink and great company we will celebrate the city, summer, art and music in a distinctive urban archipelago setting. Continuing the tradition of Skeppsholm’s Festival, Stockholm Jazz & Blues and Sthlm Jazz Fest, we aim to provide a high quality program that is both ambitious and unique that will help expand the musical and cultural horizons of our nation’s capital.

    Location: Stockholm
  • Rock Out Wild 01 August 2014 - 02 August 2014
    Rock Out Wild

    Rock Out Wild was formed in the summer of 2010 by five entusiastic rockers.

    Location: Sorsele
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  • Öloppet - Extreme Sports Competition 02 August 2014
    Öloppet - Extreme Sports Competition

    Öloppet is an extreme sports competition that caters to the elite but is also suitable for the regular exerciser who wants to train for new goals, or challenge your colleagues at work. Participants are also guaranteed a nature experience beyond the ordinary.

    Location: Gothenburg
  • Cultural Week in Sunne 03 August 2014 - 10 August 2014
    Cultural Week in Sunne

    Cultural Week in Sunne and Selma Lagerlöf Prize for Literature, which is always handed out on Saturday of that week. Among previous winners, we find, among others, Göran Tunström, Kerstin Ekman, Torgny Lindgren, Agneta Pleijel, John Ajvide Lindqvist and Jan Lööf.

    Location: Sunne, Värmland
    Website:
  • Medieval Week on the island of Gotland 03 August 2014 - 10 August 2014
    Medieval Week on the island of Gotland

    Travel 600 years back in time!
    During eight days in August the Middle Age is back. Gotland’s special settings, Visby’s 200 medieval houses on winding lanes, splendid church ruins, and the magnificent city wall frame a spectacle without equal.

    Location: Gotland
  • Womens Matchracing in Lysekil 04 August 2014 - 09 August 2014
    Womens Matchracing in Lysekil

    Womens matchracing in Lysekil.

    Location: Lysekil, West Sweden
  • Way Out West - Music Festival 07 August 2014 - 09 August 2014
    Way Out West - Music Festival

    Way Out West is a music festival in Sweden's second city Göteborg, with rock, indie, and alternative acts from both Sweden and the international scene. The venue is Slottsskogen, a large beautiful park in the centre of the city. Way out West is also environmentally-certified and a tasty selection of organic food is also on the menu.

    Three day long music festival in Gothenburg. Follow on #wowgbg

    Location: Slottsskogen, Gothenburg
    Website:
  • Fjällräven Classic 08 August 2014 - 15 August 2014
    Fjällräven Classic

    Come join Fjällräven Classic – a trek in the Lapland mountains of Sweden and a folk festival for one and all - young and old, people who like to speed through life as well as those who like to stroll, experienced mountain foxes and curious beginners. With the right preparations, you and a group of people who share your goal will conquer a 110-kilometre challenge.

    Location: Nikkaluokta, Abisko, Swedish Lapland
  • Dalsland Canoe Marathon+ 09 August 2014
    Dalsland Canoe Marathon+

    Sweden's Biggest Canoe Marathon; The Dalsland Canoe Marathon+ is an annual canoe race held in Dalsland's lush, old-growth forests and sparkling glacial lakes, with water so pure, you can drink it.

    Location: Dalsland
  • Stockholm Ultra Marathon 09 August 2014
    Stockholm Ultra Marathon

    On Saturday 9 August the second edition of Stockholm Ultra Marathon will take place. The premiere in 2013 was praised by the participants. The event has two races: 50km and 100km.

    Location: Stockholm
  • Stockholm Fashion Week 11 August 2014 - 17 August 2014
    Stockholm Fashion Week

    Here activities will focus on the latest news for the spring/summer 2014 collections and nearly 800 brands will be represented. The activities will take place in showrooms, fairs, exhibitions, fashion shows and other kinds of events around the city.

    Location: Stockholm
  • Stockholm Culture Festival 12 August 2014 - 17 August 2014
    Stockholm Culture Festival

    Stockholm Culture Festival fills streets and squares with all kinds of culture in all genres, for all ages. 600 program starts, during six vibrant August days. In the middle of the city center and with free admission.


    Location: Stockholm
  • We Are Sthlm 12 August 2014 - 16 August 2014
    We Are Sthlm

    Kungsträdgården in the heart of Stockholm offers young people their very own oasis for five days in August. With over 175,000 visitors, We Are Sthlm is the largest festival in Europe aimed specifically at young people.

    Location: Stockholm
    Website:
  • Gothenburg Culture Festival 12 August 2014 - 17 August 2014
    Gothenburg Culture Festival

    For six days in August, the streets and squares of Gothenburg are transformed for a vibrant celebration – the annual Culture Festival. You're invited! Come and immerse yourself in a wealth of culture, in the fullest sense of the word.
    The Gothenburg Culture Festival is for everyone and everything is free!

    Location: Gothenburg
  • Formex Interior Design Fair 13 August 2014 - 16 August 2014
    Formex Interior Design Fair

    Formex – the largest interior design fair for Nordic design. The fair has been held twice a year since 1960 and attracts agents, wholesalers, importers, designers, producers and buyers from the entire Nordic interior design and gifts industry.

    Location: Stockholm International Fairs, Stockholm
    Website:
  • Elektra - Opera 14 August 2014 - 23 August 2014
    Elektra - Opera

    NorrlandsOperan will create history when it presents a unique version of Richard Strauss’s Elektra. The opera is being performed for the first time ever in a full-format outdoor performance involving over 250 participants.

    Location: Umeå, Northern Sweden
    Website:
  • Malmö Festival 15 August 2014 - 22 August 2014
    Malmö Festival

    Colourful, bubbling, fun, musical, swinging, cultural - the Malmö Festival is everything and has something for everyone. Visit markets, art exhibitions, theatre, concerts and much, much more

    Location: Malmö
    Website:
  • CykelVasan 15 August 2014 - 16 August 2014
    CykelVasan

    Already a Swedish classic! With start in Sälen, via all the famous checkpoints, to the Mora finish, CykelVasan is now a classic, just like the winter Vasaloppet.

    Location: Sälen-Mora
    Website:
  • Around Tjörn Race 16 August 2014
    Around Tjörn Race

    Annual long distance sailing competition where the boats are sailing around the island of Tjörn.
    Place: Stenungsön

    Location: Gothenburg
  • The Vallåkra Rally 16 August 2014 - 17 August 2014
    The Vallåkra Rally

    Scandinavia's largest motor rally for rebuilt European and Japanese cars.

    Location: Helsingborg
  • Midnattsloppet/Midnight run Stockholm 16 August 2014 - 17 August 2014
    Midnattsloppet/Midnight run Stockholm

    The Midnight Run is now also in Gothenburg, Helsinki and Malmö. Approximately 2 000 volunteers and a variety of partners are all working to keep the Midnattsloppet positioned as the most fun race to be in. What makes Midnattsloppet so exciting and unique is the late start time, the arrangements for the participants and the audience around the course and especially the mood and atmosphere that raises on a Midnattsloppet Evening.

    Location: Stockholm
  • Bellman Relay 20 August 2014 - 23 August 2014
    Bellman Relay

    The relay that’s as much a party as a race. You’re part of a team along with four other runners. Everyone runs five kilometers, and then it’s time for a nice picnic. The route is on North Djurgården.

    Location: Stockholm
  • DN Galan 21 August 2014
    DN Galan

    DN Galan Diamond League, held at the historical Stockholm Olympic Stadium, is a leading track and field meeting and the largest annual sporting event in Sweden. DN Galan offers a unique blend of traditional athletics in a small historic arena and a futuristic sports show with a mix of music, sound effects and the latest technology. The result is an atmosphere which has made the meet well known and highly respected all over the world.

    Location: Stockholm Olympic Stadium
    Website:
  • Stockholm Gospel Choir Festival 22 August 2014 - 24 August 2014
    Stockholm Gospel Choir Festival

    We are glad to announce that our next festival will take place in Stockholm over the weekend 22-24th August. As special guests we have invited none other than Cynthia Nunn från Chicago.

    Location: Stockholm
  • Baltic Sea Festival 2014 22 August 2014 - 30 August 2014
    Baltic Sea Festival 2014

    For the twelfth time Berwaldhallen presents world class singers and musicians during the Baltic Sea Festival.

     

    Location: Berwaldhallen, Stockholm
  • Midnattsloppet/Midnight Run 23 August 2014
    Midnattsloppet/Midnight Run

    Midnight Run in Gothenburg has been arranged since 2008. The race is a replica of the legendary Midnight Run race in Stockholm with the same name.

    Location: Gothenburg
  • ITU World Triathlon Stockholm 23 August 2014 - 24 August 2014
    ITU World Triathlon Stockholm

    The ITU World Triathlon Series is an innovative series that allows the world’s top athletes to compete head-to-head on an ongoing basis. Expanding upon the previous single-day World Championship, the format features seven world-class events and finishes with an exciting Grand Final.

    Location: Stockholm
  • Stockholm Oktoberfest 28 August 2014 - 30 August 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
  • Stockholm Inkbash 29 August 2014 - 31 August 2014
    Stockholm Inkbash

    International tatoo fair.

    Location: Stockholm
  • Popaganda - Music Festival 29 August 2014 - 30 August 2014
    Popaganda - Music Festival

    The music festival Popaganda will be held at Eriksdalsbadet, Stockholm, Sweden, on the 29th-30st of August 2014.

    This year is the sixth time that the Popaganda festival is arranged at Eriksdalsbadet in Stockholm. It is the twelfth festival since the start in 2002, back then located on the campus of the Stockholm University.

    Location: Stockholm
    Website:
  • 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

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