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Interesting events in Stockholm

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:

A wider variety of guided tours recomendation can be found here (paid offers and skip the line tickets).

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Flea market Roslagsstoppet

JUNE 5 - AUGUST 28 AT 11-15.
Roslagsstoppet car boot sale!. Roslagsstoppet, Söderhalls trafikplats, 186 96 Vallentuna (between Stockholm and Norrtälje).

Flea market in Karlaplan

Saturdays 11-15. April 23, 2022. October 15, 2022.

Classic flea market / antique market in Karlaplan. Karlaplan is an open round square on Östermalm in Stockholm.
Karlaplan Metro Station is nearby.

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Festival of street food

Three Dates - three cities:
Malmö (Posthusplatsen) - July 1-2, 2022.
Stockholm (Kungsträdgården) - August 26-27, 2022.
Göteborg (Basargatan/Kungstorget) - 1-4 september 2022.

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

The Swedish Cheese Festival

Dates: May 14-15, 2022.
The Swedish Cheese Festival has already become a tradition. You can try cheese made in Sweden. Paid entrance.
Venue: Münchenbryggeriet.
Address: Torkel Knutssonsgatan 2, Stockholm.

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Antique Show

Dates: May 19-22, 2022.

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.

For up-to-date and correct information please visit the event website:

Outdoor Festival STHLM

Dates: May 20-22, 2022.
It will be a large outdoor camp located in central Djurgården. There will be a variety of adventures, experiences and of try-out activities. The festival is aimed at everyone who enjoys the outdoors, both experienced enthusiasts and beginners, adults and children. You have a chance to win prizes if you enter the Adventure Trail Festival.
Djurgården is an island in central Stockholm, Sweden.

Stockholm Burger Fest

Dates: May 26-29, 2022.
🍔 Sweden's first and only hamburger festival. Come and taste the best burgers in Sweden, from the best burger restaurants. You will find a lot of food, pleasure, well-fed and satisfied people.
Venue: Smålandstorget square, Stockholm.

Stockholm Marathon

Dates: June 04, 2022.
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 (Adidas 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, 2022.
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: June 08 - 11, 2022.

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 23 - 25, 2022.

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.


Date: June 26 - 28, 2022.

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

See the location on the map of Stockholm.

Music Festival Summerburst in Gothenburg

June 03 - 04, 2022.
Summerburst is a popular contemporary music festival, one of the biggest in Scandinavia. The festival takes place over two days in Gothenburg and Stockholm.

Stockholm Music & Arts Festival

Dates: ------ 2022.

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:

The largest open-air cinema in Europe.
Free festival with live music, food from around the world and open-air film screenings with the organizers of the Big Crowd Factory.
Venue: Tantolunden, Stockholm, Sweden. (The park is located at a distance of about 3 kilometers from the old city of Stockholm.)

Summer @ Rudan

July 14 - August 14, 2022
Spend a nice summer weekend at Rudan's outdoor area. In Rudan you will see circus performances, picnic concerts and movie nights and singing to music. Sports, badminton, a circus school and much more are also being prepared for you. Everything is free and suitable for all ages. Rudan is located at a distance of about 25 kilometers from the center of Stockholm.
Venue: Rudans friluftsområde, Rudanvegen, Haninge, Sweden.

The Other Side Design Market

Weekends, summer. (June 11-12 & 25-26; July 16-17 & 30-31; August 13-14 & 27-28)
The Other Side Market is a designer market that is located "on the other side" of the water (on the other side) from Hornstull. Here you can shop on weekends for goods made by local manufacturers and designers from Sweden: Handicrafts, art, home goods, vintage clothes and other interesting items. Food, music and a nice atmosphere too.
Venue: Liljeholmshamnen, Stockholm, Sweden (about 4 kilometers from the old city of Stockholm).

Big Slap XL 2022

Dates: August 5-6, 2022.
After 3 years of absence, this will be a kick to the bass drum and the biggest event in Malmö at a brand new venue in Nyhamnen in Malmö.
In a programme: Justin Bieber, Black Eyed Peas, Martin Garrix, Lost Frequencies, Sam Feldt, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Otto Knows, Timmy Trumpet, Vini Vici, Dimitri Vegas, and more…
Venue: Tallriken, Pildammsparken, Malmö, Sweden.

Gothenburg Open-Air Film Festival

August -- , 2022.
The Gothenburg Open-Air Film Festival will be held again. The Gothenburg Film Festival will then open Getaplatsen’s largest film screen and offer a free open-air theater together with Göteborgs Kulturkalasi.

Festival of Culture

Dates: August 17-21, 2022.

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:

Pucko Summer Cinema Festival

July 2 — August 30, 2022. (2 July 15:00 – 23:00; 30 July 15:00 – 23:00.)

Jamaica Independence Festival

August 6, 2022 (11:00 – 22:00).
The Jamaican Independence Festival is an all-day free music party open to everyone at Lappis Beach in Stockholm. Lappi Beach turns into a "little Jamaica" for one day. Come with friends or the whole family. The venue is located at a distance of approximately 6 kilometers from Gamla Stan.
Venue: Lektorsstigen 27, Stockholm, Sweden.

Hosoi Festival

August 12 — 14, 2022.
This multi-genre music festival takes place in the backyard of the Slaktusomrodet district in Stockholm. Come, there are many pleasant things here: Food, drinks, art, performances by artists (not mainstream).
Venue: Slakthusområdet, Stockholm (distance from Gamla Stan is about 4 kilometers).

Vinterviken Sunset Session

Date: 19 August, 20 August 2022. Time - 17:00 – 24:00.

This summer festival will take place in the garden of Winterviken. The outdoor area of the festival will feature live music from some of the most exciting bands in the alternative Swedish pop scene. An atmosphere awaits you with live music and DJs, while food and drinks will be served at the bar.
Venue: Vinterviksvägen 30, Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm Photo Marathon

August 20 — 21, 2022.
The Stockholm Photo Marathon is the largest photo party of its kind in the Nordic region. The competition will be interesting for amateur photographers of all ages, with different experience and different levels of knowledge in the field of photography. It doesn't matter what camera you have. The main thing is that you love taking pictures.
You can see how different photographers see the city.
Venue: Frihamnen Magasin 2.

Greenhouse Party – Food and Wine Festival at Trädgården

August 27, 2022 (12:00 – 20:00).
Everyone loves food. In recent years, interest in food and wine, in what we eat and drink, has increased significantly. What we eat affects our health and the environment. The focus of the event will be good and honest wines paired with vegetarian food to match.
Venue: Trädgården.

Street Food Festival

August 26 - 27, 2022.
This is Sweden's premier street food festival, taking place in the center of Stockholm. At the event: a variety of street food, craft beer, sweets and art. Entrance is free for everyone.
Venue: Kungsträdgården, Jussi Björlings allé, Stockholm, Sweden.

Stockholm Half Marathon

September 17, 2022.

Half Marathon (Ramboll Stockholm 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:

Biennale of Contemporary Art in Gothenburg
Dates: September 16 – November 19 2023..

The 12th Gothenburg International Art Biennale.

GIBCA is an abbreviation of Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art: in Swedish Göteborgs Internationella Konstbiennal. 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.

Gamla Stan

Jazz Festival in Stockholm

Dates: October 14 - 23, 2022.

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.

Stockholm Food & Wine

Dates: Nov 11, 2022 - Nov 13, 2022.

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.

Stockholm Halloween Parade

Date: November --, 2022.

Halloween can be an enjoyable family holiday in Stockholm. Come to participate, or just watch - Stockholm's largest Halloween parade. Еhere will also be performances and other activities.
Place: Kungsträdgården park.

Natural Wine & Cider Festival

Date: November 11-12, 2022.

The exhibition will feature natural wines and cider. Wine, cider and food lovers, professionals, producers, consumers, and everyone who enjoys life, will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of wine and communicate with each other.
Place: Münchenbryggeriet, Torkel Knutssonsgatan 2.

Sweden International Horse Show

Dates: November 24-27, 2022.

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.

Christmas Market

The 2022 Christmas Market will open on Saturday, November 19th and will be open daily until December 23rd.
Opening hours: daily from 11:00 to 18:00.

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.

Stockholm Christmas Lights

Dates: November 12, 2022 — January 14, 2023.

Like many other cities in the world, Stockholm is usually brightly decorated for Christmas. Stockholm over 40 streets and squares will be decorated with about one million LED lights. Come to Stockholm for Christmas to see these colorful deer, angels and other traditional figures.
Many streets and squares in the city center will be decorated.

Photo exhibition in Stockholm

Dates: December 2-4, 2022.
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.

Dog Show in Stockholm

Dates: December 10-11, 2022.

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.

Yoga games

-----, 2022.
The largest event for yoga lovers in Scandinavia. Yoga Games are held in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmo and Copenhagen. This event can be interesting to all yoga lovers and those who want to do yoga.
Address: Münchenbryggeriet, Torkel Knutssonsgatan 2, 104 62 Stockholm.

Goteborg International Film Festival

Dates: January 27 - February 05, 2023.
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.

St.Patrick's Day Parade.

Date: March --, 2023 11:00 - 14:30 (changes are possible).
St. Patrick's Day is the national day of Ireland, which is celebrated annually in many countries on March 17. The holiday has been held in Stockholm since 2005. The main event of the day is a parade that takes place on the weekend. Also on this day, the public will be entertained by artists, musicians, dancers.

Beginning at Kungsträdgården Park at 11.00. The parade will depart at 13.00.
Parade route: Kungsträdgården - Jussi Björlings allé - Hamngatan - Birger Jarlsgatan - Sturegatan - Linnégatan - Sibyllegatan - Väpnargatan - Artillerigatan - Strandvägen - Nybroplan - Hamngatan - Kungsträdgården.

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Brazilian Carnival in Stockholm

Dates for 2023 are not yet known.
The largest indoor carnival in Northern Europe. 4 dance floors, 120 artists and more than 1,600 guests. Brazilian, Caribbean music and dancing.
Venue: Münchenbryggeriet.

Easter at Skansen

Dates: April 1-10, 2023.
Learn more about Easter traditions, make friends with the chickens and try old fashioned games. On Maundy Thursday entrance is free for all kids under 15 dressed in Easter costumes.
Skansen is the open-air museum and zoo on the island Djurgården in Stockholm, Sweden.

Art exhibition "Affordable Art Fair Stockholm"

Dates: April ---, 2023.

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.

Culture Night in Stockholm

Date: April 22, 2023.
Kulturnatt Stockholm - (Stockholm Culture Night). Art of all kinds will be presented in many places in Stockholm.
All places participating in the event are open from 18:00 to 12:00 on April 27. Free admission.

Walpurgis Night

April 31 - May 1, 2023.
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

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