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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lights in Alingsås 26 September 2014 - 06 November 2014
    Lights in Alingsås

    Every year leading lighting designers from all over the world visit Alingsås. Each of them has selected a public environment in Alingsås in advance and has accepted the assignment to create exciting lighting with the help of students participating in workshops. The assignment is full of creative challenges and developing work. Besides the competence improving part, Lights in Alingsås is also a significant international meeting place for lighting designers, students, and trade people. The results are marketed and exhibited to trade representatives, the general public and the media during October.

    Location: Alingsås
  • Music Around 09 October 2014 - 26 November 2014
    Music Around

    The thought for the festival is that the region's symphony orchestras, along with many other ensembles and artists, visualize the artistic resources available in the region. With Music Around we hope to increase the curiosity and interest among the region's citizens to discover and immerse themselves in the great musical and cultural offerings in the region.

    Location: Malmö
  • 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
  • All Saints' Day 01 November 2014
    All Saints' Day

    All Saints' Day is a day of dignity and reflection. The custom of lighting candles on family graves is still widely practised, and anyone travelling trough Sweden on this weekend is met by some beautiful scenes. With luck, the first snow has fallen over the country’s cemeteries.

    Location: All over Sweden
  • Shockholm Halloween Parade 02 November 2014
    Shockholm Halloween Parade

    Stockholm's second annual Halloween-parade. The parade starts at Slussen and will then move along Skeppsbron, past the Royal Castle, and finally reach Kungsträdgården where there will be themed entertainment and activities.

    Location: Stockholm
  • Light festivity in Hagaparken Stockholm 02 November 2014
    Light festivity in Hagaparken Stockholm

    The light festival wants to bring out joy, warmth and reflection in an otherwise dark season and remind us of the rich natural and cultural environments that exist around the water of Brunnsvikens, which is a part of the unique Royal National City Park.

    Location: Stockholm
  • Stockholm International Film Festival 05 November 2014 - 16 November 2014
    Stockholm International Film Festival

    Welcome to the International Film Festival in Stockholm!

    Location: Stockholm
  • Dance performance: The Tenth Muse 05 November 2014 - 16 November 2014
    Dance performance: The Tenth Muse

    Premiere of a new dance performance by choreographer Sigge Modigh with two prominent dancers Jan-Erik Wikström and Pontus Sundset. Two different kinds of dance come together, the classic and the modern.  

    Location: Dansmuseet, Stockholm
  • "Mitt kök" - My Kitchen 06 November 2014 - 09 November 2014
    "Mitt kök" - My Kitchen

    "Mitt kök" is a meeting market place - an ideal setting for your encounter with the market.

    Location: Stockholm
  • The Health, Wellbeing and Fitness Fair 06 November 2014 - 09 November 2014
    The Health, Wellbeing and Fitness Fair

    ... is Scandinavia’s largest. It is the leading fair for everything to do with health. It’s also where visitors can gain motivation, inspiration and information for choosing a good, healthy lifestyle. It’s where business is created, new contacts made and the latest trends presented. With over 200 free seminars in the field of health, free trial classes in fitness and yoga. Learn about mental training and new ways to prepare nutritious food and much more.

    The fair is segmented into five main Areas: Fitness & Training,  Body & Soul, Food & Energy, and Relaxation & Natural beauty – where exhibitor booths, activities and interesting seminars are held that motivate, inspire and provide knowledge.

    Location: Stockholm


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