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
  • 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
    Website:
  • 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
  • Christmas at Mårbacka 30 October 2014 - 01 November 2014
    Christmas at Mårbacka

    Traditional christmas market with lots of artisans and a larder full of all the Christmas treats.

    You can also visit the home of Selma Lagerlöf.

    Location: Mårbacka, Värmland
  • Comic Con 30 October 2014 - 02 November 2014
    Comic Con

    Comic Con is the place to be for anyone who loves movies, tv series, comic books and gaming

    Location: Stockholm
    Website:
  • 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:
  • Steninge Slott Christmas Market 15 November 2014 - 23 December 2014
    Steninge Slott Christmas Market

    Our indoor market features handmade crafts, Christmas decorations, as well as Christmas delicacies that the whole family will enjoy.

    Location: Steninge Slott, Stockholm
  • Old Town Christmas Market 22 November 2014 - 23 December 2014
    Old Town Christmas Market

    Welcome to visit this famous, oldest and most traditional Christmas Market in Stockholm with a special cheery festive atmosphere! It is located in the heart of the Old Town (Gamla Stan) at Stortorget square (close to the Royal Palace).

    In the Old Town Christmas Market you will find Swedish Christmas sweets smoked sausages, reindeer, elkmeat and other delicacies.

    There is also Glögg (mulled wine), a range of Swedish handicrafts and decorative arts of high-quality workmanship.

    Open daily between 11.00 and 18.00 hours.

    Location: Old Town, Stockholm
  • Stockholm International Horse Show 27 November 2014 - 30 November 2014
    Stockholm International Horse Show

    Stockholm International Horse Show is the biggest yearly event of the Friends Arena. The biggest equestrian event in Sweden considering the audience and general media.

    Location: Stockholm
  • DreamHack Winter 27 November 2014 - 29 November 2014
    DreamHack Winter

    Today DreamHack is the worlds largest digital festival, the indisputable largest LAN party in the world with close to 25,000 visitors, 17,618 unique devices in the network & 9,444 visitors who enjoy DreamHack with their own computer. DreamHack is also a world class esports event, DreamExpo, cosplay and a celebration on all things Internet happening several times each year all around the world.

    Location: Jönköping
  • Christmas Fair at Vadstena Castle 27 November 2014 - 30 November 2014
    Christmas Fair at Vadstena Castle

    Along the shore of Lake Vättern you'll find Swedens modern defense in the 1500s, Vadstena Castle. The castle started to be built in 1545 by King Gustav Vasa in order to strengthen the Swedish defense against the Danes and the Citizens of Småland.

    Location: Vadstena
  • Christmas Fair at Kalmar Castle 27 November 2014 - 30 November 2014
    Christmas Fair at Kalmar Castle

    Candle light from torches and flares rays up on the light from the town and is reflected in the dark waters from Kalmarsund.

    Christmas Fair at Kalmar Castle is the nation's most atmospheric exhibition and also one of the largest.

    Location: Kalmar
    Website:
  • Christmas Fair at the Royal Stables 28 November 2014 - 30 November 2014
    Christmas Fair at the Royal Stables

    Welcome to the Royal Stables – a unique destination in the centre of Stockholm that is first and foremost a workplace but also a living museum.

    The Royal Stables are responsible for transportation for the Royal Court, both by car – and for ceremonial occasions – by horse and carriage.

    Location: Stockholm
    Website:
  • POPUP Grand Slam 2014 - Music Festival 28 November 2014 - 30 November 2014
    POPUP Grand Slam 2014 - Music Festival

    POPUP is the bravest of music festivals in Umeå, unafraid to try new ideas!

    Location: Umeå
    Website:

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