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Interesting events in Stockholm 2018

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.

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Stockholm Music & Arts Festival

Dates: August 2018.

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:

Festival of Culture

Dates: August 14 - 19, 2018.

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:

Festival of street food

Date: 08 September 2018.

The street food festival and the Food Truck Championship will be held in Kungstadgården Park. Here you can try the dishes of Swedish cuisine and spend time with pleasure.
Address: Jussi Björlings Allé 5, Stockholm.

Stockholm Half Marathon

September 15, 2018.

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:

Goteborg International Film Festival

Dates: January 25 - February 04, 2019.

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.


Date: June 28 - 29, 2019.

Lollapalooza is an annual music festival, which has been held in the USA since 1991. In 2019 the festival will be held in Sweden for the first time. The festival will feature bands and performers performing in different genres of contemporary music.
Location: Ericsson Globe, Stockholm.

See the location on the map of Stockholm.

Baltic Sea Festival

Dates: August 22 - September 01, 2018.

“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.

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Art exhibition "Affordable Art Fair Stockholm"

Dates: October 11 - 14, 2018.

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.

See the location on the map of Stockholm.

Jazz Festival in Stockholm

Dates: October 12 - 21, 2018.

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

Dates: 09 to 11 November 2018.

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.

See the location on the map of Stockholm.

Winter Show

10 -11 november 2018.

WinterShow is an important weekend for everyone who loves winter activities (free admission).

Venue: Kungsträdgården (Royal Garden).

Sweden International Horse Show 2018

Dates: November 29 - December 2, 2018.

International equestrian competition Sweden International Horse Show is the largest (according to the number of spectators) annual event held in the entertainment complex. Equestrianism is the second most popular in Sweden (after football) and the most popular sport among women.

Venue: "Friends Arena". Friends Arena is located in Arena City in Solna, just north of Stockholm.

Fitness festival

Dates: November 30 December 02, 2018.

The festival of fitness, sport and healthy lifestyle in Stockholm. The festival is held since 2004. The ticket costs 150 CZK.
Location: Stockholm Stockholmsmässan Exhibition Center.

Address: Mässvägen 1, Älvsjö, Stockholm.

Dog Show in Stockholm

Dates: December 08 - 09, 2018.

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.

Christmas Market

Dates: November - December, 2018.

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:

You can find out the Old Town location on the Stockholm map.

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Antique Show

Dates: From 14 to 17 February 2019.

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.

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Photo exhibition in Stockholm

Dates: From 22 to 24 March 2019.

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.

Venue: Exhibition Centre Stockholmsmässan, Stockholm.

You can see the place location on the Stockholm map.

Walpurgis Night

April 31 - May 1, 2019.

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 01, 2019.

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 see the place location on the Stockholm map.

Sweden Day

June 6, 2019.

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.

Sweden rock festival

Dates: 05 - 08 June 2019.

The Sweden rock festival is held annually since 1992. The festival is the biggest event in rock music in Sweden.
The festival is held in the north-east of the city of Malmö (distance 140 kilometers), near Sölvesborg (near the village of Norje).

Midsummer's eve

June 22 - 23, 2019.

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.

Biennale of Contemporary Art in Gothenburg
Dates: 7 September to 17 November 2019.

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 2019 and 2021 is Lisa Rosendahl. Venue: Röda Sten Konsthall and other sites in the city.

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