Interesting events in Stockholm 2017

There are many interesting events held in Stockholm every year, every month, every weekend. The most interesting for tourist’s events are represented on this page. It may be useful to know before planning a trip to Sweden.

Free walking tours

There are free walking tours in Stockholm in English.

  • The Free Tour City start at Old Town. Free Tour Stockholm City start every day at 10.00 AM and last 2 hours. Meeting Point is outside the subway station at Gamla stan. This tour ends at the beginning of the Ceremony Change of the Guard.
  • Free Walking Tour in Stockholm Old Town starts at 13:00 every day. Meeting Point is outside the metro station at Gamla Stan.

For more information, please visit the event website: www.stockholmfreetour.com

Exhibition of cars and motorcycles

Dates: January 26 - 29, 2017.

Exhibition of motorcycles and sports cars will be held in the exhibition center of Stockholm in January. The exhibition of commercial vehicles weighing up to 3.5 tons is also carried out these days.
Venue: Exhibition Centre Stockholmsmässan, Stockholm.

Goteborg International Film Festival

January 27 - February 06, 2017.

International Film Festival in Gothenburg (Göteborg International Film Festival) is one of the most famous festivals in Scandinavia. About 200 thousands of movie lovers visit this festival every year. The first festival was held in GIFF 1979. At that time, the festival was attended by three cinemas in his possession was 17 films. The festival was visited 3000 people.

Antique Show

From 16 to 19 February 2017.

Antique exhibition Antikmässan (Stockholm International Antiques Fair) is held annually in Stockholm since 1978. It is exhibition for people who are interested in antiques and design for apartments. The exhibition will involve about 250 companies. The exhibition will also meet with subject matter experts antiques. Cost per adult 160 SEK. (Preview for professionals will be held February 15 by invitation only.)
For up-to-date and correct information please visit the event website: www.antikmassan.se.

Walpurgis Night

April 31 - May 1, 2017.

Walpurgis Night, or Valborgsmässoafton, is one of the major spring festivals in Stockholm. It is a celebration of spring meeting. During a holiday in Skansen will be held parade, concerts and dance performances. Festivities take place all day and continue the evening and at night by firelight. Full program can withstand only the youth. Perhaps the most noisy and cheerful festival in Sweden .
Venue: Skansen, Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm Marathon

Dates: Jun 03, 2017.

In recent years it has become popular to organize marathon run in many cities of the world. First marathon run was held in Stockholm in 1979. In Stockholm Marathon (ASICS Stockholm Marathon) will take part athletes and running fans from many countries. Marathon finish is located at the Olympic Stadium (Stockholm Stadium). Competition will begin at 12.00 on the street "Lidingövägen", next to the stadium. Runners will be divided into two groups and will start every 10 minutes. Expected to more than 21,500 sportsmans.
Exhibition Marathon Expo, party Pasta Party and Post Race Celebration festival is the traditional components of the holiday.
Venue: Olympic Stadium (Stockholm Olympic Stadium).
You can find out the place location on the Stockholm map.

Sweden Day

June 6, 2017.

Sweden Day is celebrated on the open-air museum Skansen in a big way. On this day in Skansen also arrive royal family of Sweden. Festivities will be held in other parts of the city.
June 6, 1523 was crowned Gustav Vaasa, the first king of Sweden. From this day Sweden became a fully independent state. On this day in 1809 a constitution was adopted in Sweden. For these reasons, the festival is celebrated exactly on June 6. Since 1916, this day was celebrated Flag Day. Since 1983, this day was celebrated the National Day of Sweden. Since 2006 he has been declared a public holiday. Until now, not all Swedes believe that such a holiday is needed. Their opinion: "Why do we need the National Day, when we have Midsummer? Midsummer is our national holiday. "
Venue: Skansen, Stockholm.

Midsummer's eve

June 24, 2017.

Many believe that it (Midsummer's eve, Easter witches, witches Easter, Midsummer Day) is most popular holiday in Sweden (and Christmas). It is an ancient pagan festival, which originated in the Viking era (or perhaps earlier). Then it was a rite of fertility. In our time, it's just an excuse to have fun with friends or family. At this festival, you can eat delicious food and drink some wine or beer in good company and conversation. It is also the middle of summer, the longest day and the shortest night of the year. In the night from 20 to 21 June 2015.

Baltic Sea Festival

Dates: August 21 - 29, 2017.

“Baltic Sea Festival” is opera and classic music festival in Stockholm. Best opera will be performed by best singers. Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir take part at the festival. The festival was organized in 2003 on the initiative of Michael Tydén, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Valery Gergiev.

For up-to-date and correct information please visit the event website: http://sverigesradio.se

Triathlon Stockholm

August 26 - 27, 2016.

Triathlon will be held in Stockholm (World cup triathlon). Triathlon is a combination of three sports: running, swimming, cycling race. Track competitions is in central Stockholm. Different length distance for different age groups.
http://stockholm.triathlon.org
You can find out the place location on the Stockholm map.

Biennale of Contemporary Art in Gothenburg
09 September - 11 November, 2017.

Biennale of Contemporary Art in Gothenburg (Sweden) is held once in two years. (Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art). The festival is held since 2001. Curator of the festival in 2015 is Elvira Dyangani Ose. Venue Röda Sten Konsthall and other sites in the city.
Website: www.gibca.se

Stockholm Half Marathon

September 09, 2017

Half Marathon will take place on the central streets of the city, close to the main attractions of Stockholm. The start and finish located next to the Royal Palace.
For more information, please visit the event website: www.stockholmhalfmarathon.se

Stockholm Music & Arts Festival

Dates: Date is still unknown.

It is music and Art Festival in Stockholm (Stockholm Music & Arts). Festival guests can enjoy great music, food, drinks, socializing.
Visitors under 13 years old are not permitted on the festival in accordance with the requirements of the law. The consumption of alcohol is permitted only for visitors over 18 years.

The festival is held in the center of Stockholm, on the Skeppsholmen island. The nearest metro station is “Royal Gardens”.
For more information, please visit the event website: http://stockholmmusicandarts.com

Festival of Culture

Dates: Date is still unknown.

Stockholm Culture Festival is a variety of topics related to culture for visitors of all ages in Stockholm. The festival will feature artists from different countries. There are many events held these days in central part of Stockholm: music, performances, 3D-shows, performances related to the theme of history and cultural life of Barcelona. The festival takes place in central Stockholm, between the Sergel square and the Royal Palace. It is free event.
For more information, please visit the event website: www.kulturfestivalen.stockholm.se

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Art exhibition "Affordable Art Fair Stockholm"

Dates: October 11 – 15, 2017.

Exhibition is designed for art lovers and collectors. The exhibition will bring together art galleries from different countries, painters, sculptors. The exhibition will feature works of art, sculpture and photography. There is also a program for children. Ticket price 150 SEK (children under 16 free).
Venue: Exhibition Center Nacka Strandsmässan. Address: Nacka Strandsmässan, Augustendalstorget 6, Nacka, Stockholm, Sweden.

Jazz Festival in Stockholm

Date is still unknown.

Stockholm Jazz Festival is one of the major annual music events of the Swedish capital. Festival held since 1980 in central Stockholm. Within seven days, jazz music is performed at 20 sites in the center of the Swedish capital.

Sthlm Food & Wine

09 to 12 November 2017.

Sthlm Food & Wine Fair is the largest Food and Drinks products in the Nordic region. The exhibition is intended not only for specialists. The themes of the exhibition are home cooking and wine tasting. It is a meeting place for anyone interested in the taste and culinary creativity.
Venue: Stockholmsmässan Exhibition Center, Stockholm.

Photo exhibition in Stockholm

From 10 to 12 November 2017.

Exhibition will be interesting for those who engaged in photography for amateurs and professionals. Exhibition for those who want to take good pictures and for those who like to look at works of photographers. You will see the work of professionals and visit the free lectures.
www.fotomassan.se
Venue: Exhibition Centre Stockholmsmässan, Stockholm.
You can find out the place location on the Stockholm map.

Christmas Market

Dates: November 19 - December 23, 2017.

Christmas Market in the Old Town is a traditional event in Stockholm with a special cheery festive atmosphere. Christmas Fair is held the Old Town (Gamla Stan) at the Stortorget Square, not far from the royal palace. In the Old Town Christmas Market, tourist will find Swedish Christmas sweets, glögg and a range of Swedish handicrafts and decorative arts of workmanship.
The fair is open from 11:00 to 18:00. Come to feel the spirit of Christmas.
The official website for the event: www.stortorgetsjulmarknad.com.
You can find out the Old Town location on the Stockholm map.

Sweden International Horse Show

Date is still unknown.

International equestrian competitions “Sweden International Horse Show” is the largest (by number of visitors) annual event held in the entertainment complex. Equestrian is the second most popular sport in Sweden (after football), and the most popular sport among women.
Venue: Friends Arena.
Friends Arena is located in the Arena City in Solna, north of Stockholm.

Dog Show in Stockholm

December 15 - 17, 2017.

Sweden's largest dog show is held in the exhibition center of Stockholm (Stockholm International Fairs). At the Dog Show "Stockholm Hundmässa" you can see the different dog breeds and meet dog lovers from different countries. During the exhibition will be named winners of dogs in various categories, including Swedish Champion in 2014. The exhibition will involve representatives from various clubs Kennel Sweden. You can also see a variety of accessories for dogs. The exhibition is organized by Svenska Kennelklubben (SKK, Swedish Kennel Club).
Venue: Exhibition Centre Stockholmsmässan, Stockholm.

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