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
  • Survival Kit Umeå 20 September 2014 - 19 October 2014
    Survival Kit Umeå

    Survival Kit Umeå is an international contemporary art festival exploring the theme of local and global survival. The month-long festival is filled with visual art, music, food and film as well as discussions, seminars and lectures by invited artists and activists.

    Location: Umeå, Northern Sweden
  • Lund International Fantastic Film Festival 25 September 2014 - 05 October 2014
    Lund International Fantastic Film Festival

    Lund International Fantastic Film Festival is Scandinavia's largest festival for fantastic film. The idyllic city of Lund in Southern Sweden becomes a meeting place for filmmakers, audiences, and business from all over the world.


    Location: Lund
  • 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
  • Chocolate and Baking Festival 02 October 2014 - 05 October 2014
    Chocolate and Baking Festival

    Bak- & Chokladfestivalen - Scandinavia's largest meeting place for those who love chocolate and baking.

    Location: Stockholm
  • Affordable Art Fair 02 October 2014 - 05 October 2014
    Affordable Art Fair

    With everything for sale under SEK 45,000, and a fresh and friendly approach to contemporary art, a day out at the fair is the easiest and most enjoyable way to view and buy art.

    Location: Stockholm
  • Hem & Villa (Home & Villa) 02 October 2014 - 05 October 2014
    Hem & Villa (Home & Villa)

    Hem & Villa (Home & Villa) is the largest Nordic DIY (do it yourself) public fair.

    But Hem & Villa is so much more than just a public fair. It is a forum for inspiration, experiences, product rollouts, seminars and trends.

    Location: Stockholm
  • Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival with Taste Experience 02 October 2014 - 04 October 2014
    Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival with Taste Experience

    The most enjoyable weekends of the year!
    The exhibition takes place at Factory in Nacka Strand, the 25th - 27th of September and the 2nd - 4th of October. A manifestation to increase knowledge of beer and whiskey. All this in an enjoyable atmosphere.
    The exhibition is internationally highly ranked. It is Europes largest beer exhibition and the worlds largest whiskey exhibition! This year we will break a record with over 1.300 beer, whisky and calvados exhibitors.
    This year it's extended with a whole new hall - Taste Experience.

    Location: Nacka Strand, Stockholm
  • Trainee Day - Stockholm 03 October 2014
    Trainee Day - Stockholm

    At Traineedagen students and young professionals from all over Sweden will get the chance to meet representatives from some of the top graduate trainee programs in the Nordic region. During Traineedagen you can network, attend seminars and get invaluable contacts for your future career.

    Location: Stockholm City Conference, Norra Latin Stockholm

    Location: Stockholm
  • Cinnamon Bun Day 04 October 2014
    Cinnamon Bun Day

    The delicacy of the Cinnamon bun, kanelbulle, of course has its own day. This means that it's allowed to enjoy the bun with your fika during the whole day!

    Read more about Cinnamon buns and fika.

    Location: All over Sweden
  • Harvest Festival Tjolöholms Castle 04 October 2014 - 05 October 2014
    Harvest Festival Tjolöholms Castle

    Once this years harvest has been gathered, a party is arranged on the estate. For two days local food producers gather at Tjolöholm to sell their newly harvested delicacies.

    Location: Tjolöholms Castle, West Sweden
  • Umeå Fashion Week 07 October 2014 - 11 October 2014
    Umeå Fashion Week

    Umeå Fashion Week is an annual event for the fashion industry and the general public. It began in 2009, at the initiative of Umeå C (now Visit Umeå) and the municipality’s marketing department, as a way to position Umeå as northern Sweden’s leading fashion city.

    Location: Umeå, Northern Sweden


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