Upcoming events in Sweden

Looking for things to do in Sweden? Check out our carefully curated calendar, which is packed with upcoming events! You’ll find all sorts of things going on, from traditional Swedish festivals in the countryside to cutting-edge events in big cities like Stockholm and Gothenburg. There’s a surprising amount happening across the country, including some real ‘only in Sweden’ events – from midsummer parties and oyster-opening championships to Santa-themed fun runs.

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Sep 26 – Sep 29 all-day
12:00 am
Bibliophiles should be sure to visit Scandinavia’s largest literary festival, the Gothenburg Book Fair. With over 100,000 visitors each year,...
Gothenburg
Sep 27 – Nov 3 all-day
12:00 am
The town of Alingsås will be especially dazzling this autumn, thanks to the return of a very special event. Each...
Alingsås
Sep 28 – Sep 29 all-day
12:00 am
Live music, tasty treats, homemade crafts and freshly brewed cider are all on offer at the Kivik Apple Market, held...
Kivik
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm
11:00 am
While Skansen is a popular go-to place all year around for a bit of idyllic time-travelling, the world’s oldest open-air...
Stockholm
Oct 4 – Oct 6 all-day
12:00 am
Stockholm is a city of exciting architecture and wonderful urban areas and during three Open House days at the beginning...
Stockholm
12:00 am
You might want to diet for a couple of days, or at least go heavy on the veggies before hitting...
Stockholm
Oct 11 – Nov 3 all-day
12:00 am
These days, every theme park around the world seems to be getting in on the Halloween action with a scary...
Gothenburg
Oct 12 – Nov 3 all-day
12:00 am
Right in the middle of Gothenburg, Universeum is the Nordic region’s largest science centre. Its aquarium and rainforest habitats are...
Gothenburg
Oct 23 – Oct 27 all-day
12:00 am
Music lovers will definitely want to check out the 52nd Umeå Jazz Festival, held in the last week of October...
Umeå
Oct 25 – Oct 26 all-day
12:00 am
Ice hockey is big in the Nordics, but there are plenty of equally gritty and intense sporting events taking place....
Tofta Skjutfält
12:00 am
There is something brewing at Malmö’s former slaughterhouse turned atmospheric event venue, and it’s the inaugural edition of the Great...
Malmö
12:00 am
Flea markets, known as loppisar, can be found all over Sweden. This one, held in spring and autumn at the...
Luleå
Nov 1 – Nov 17 all-day
12:00 am
November is widely considered by Swedes to be the most depressing month of the year. It’s cold and dark, and...
Various locations
12:00 am
The Swedish capital offers a number of festivals specialising in everything from short films to animation. The Stockholm Dance Film...
Stockholm
Nov 2 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
3:30 pm
If you find yourself in Stockholm on the evening of 2nd November, you’re in for a fright, as the city...
Stockholm
4:00 pm
Although November means that winter is around the corner, there’s no need to hide away indoors just yet. You certainly...
Stockholm
12:00 am
True coffee lovers won’t want to miss the second Stockholm Coffee Festival, as the organisers behind last year’s successful premiere...
Stockholm
Nov 15 – Nov 17 all-day
12:00 am
In the brief window from October until the first snow begins to fall, it’s truffle season on Gotland. Often called...
Gotland
Nov 22 – Nov 23 all-day
12:00 am
This year is the 20th anniversary of Stockholm’s annual Deaf Film Festival. Giving an insight into the life of deaf...
Stockholm
Nov 22 @ 4:00 pm – Nov 24 @ 5:00 pm
4:00 pm
If you’ve had enough of mulled wine, cookies and carols for while, you will be pleased to find this non-traditional...
Gothenburg
12:00 am
The cobbled streets are lightly dusted with a fresh layer of snow, candles glow in storefront windows and the ghost...
Stockholm
Nov 30 – Dec 1 all-day
12:00 am
While Christmas markets can be found all over Gothenburg, few are as popular as the one in the atmospheric neighbourhood...
Gothenburg
Dec 7 – Dec 8 all-day
12:00 am
While Christmas markets can be found all over Gothenburg, few are as popular as the one in the atmospheric neighbourhood...
Gothenburg
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm
10:00 am
What better place to give yourself a pre-Christmas boost than in the grounds of a royal palace in Stockholm? On...
Stockholm
Dec 8 – Dec 9 all-day
12:00 am
While Christmas markets can be found all over Gothenburg, few are as popular as the one in the atmospheric neighbourhood...
Gothenburg
Dec 14 – Dec 15 all-day
12:00 am
While Christmas markets can be found all over Gothenburg, few are as popular as the one in the atmospheric neighbourhood...
Gothenburg
Dec 15 – Dec 16 all-day
12:00 am
While Christmas markets can be found all over Gothenburg, few are as popular as the one in the atmospheric neighbourhood...
Gothenburg
Dec 21 – Dec 22 all-day
12:00 am
While Christmas markets can be found all over Gothenburg, few are as popular as the one in the atmospheric neighbourhood...
Gothenburg
Dec 22 – Dec 23 all-day
12:00 am
While Christmas markets can be found all over Gothenburg, few are as popular as the one in the atmospheric neighbourhood...
Gothenburg
Feb 3 – Feb 9 all-day
12:00 am
Mad about Scandinavian design, or can’t tell a modernist from a functionalist? Either way, Stockholm Design Week is your chance...
Stockholm
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