May 20, 2010

Calendar: Festivals & Events Summer 2010

ATTENTION: This is the calendar for Summer 2010, to see the calendar of events for 2014... click here!

Planning on coming to Stockholm this summer? Here are some festivals and events going on in the city... a little something for everyone!

  • June 2nd to 6th: Taste Stockholm "Smaka På Stockholm" Festival where Stockholm restaurants gather and showcase their menus. Beer tents and live music as well. Takes place in the park Kungsträdgården in the downtown area.
  • June 5th: The Stockholm Marathon Take part and run... or have a beer at an outdoor bar and watch the crazies run by.
  • June 6th: Sweden's National Holiday! The best place to experience the festivities is at Skansen, Stockholm's outdoor cultural museum, park and zoo.
  • June 6th to 19th: Love Festival 2010 In celebration of the Crown Princess' wedding on the 19th, Stockholm is throwing a 2 week long festival throughout the city with food, drink, music and fireworks all in the theme of love.
  • June 9th to 13th: Early Music Festival Featuring baroque, renaissance and medeaval music. Takes place in the Finnish Church, German Church and Stockholm Cathedral in the Old Town.
  • June 10th to 12th: Stockholm Jazz Festival Yearly jazz/soul/funk festival on the island of Skeppsholmen. Featuring both Swedish and international performers, including Missy Elliott and Kool & the Gang!
  • June 19th: Wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling. Festivities going on all day long. Don't miss the parade by horse drawn carriage and boat through the city.
  • June 25th and 26th: Midsummer weekend. Very traditional Swedish holiday. Stockholm becomes a bit of a ghost town as Swedes head to the countryside to spend the holiday with friends and family drinking snapps, eating pickled herring and dancing around the maypole. If you are in town... the best place, once again, to experience the tradition is Skansen.
  • July 9th to 11th: Stockholm Street Festival. For the first time Stockholm is throwing a festival with street performers... jugglers, magicians, acrobats and comedians. They are planning on this being an annual festival. Takes place in Kungsträdgården.
  • July 26th to 31st: Stockholm's Gay Pride Festival Popular festival with thousands of revelers of all persuasions... great music and atmosphere! Half of Stockholm comes out to watch the parade on the last Saturday.
  • August 6th: DN Galan- yearly track and field competition that attracts the world's best athletes. Takes place in Stadion, the old olympic stadium.
  • August 7th: Sonisphere Heavy metal music festival taking place in Gärdet. Iron Maiden, Motley Crue, Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper among others...
  • August 10th to 14th: Youth ("Ung08") Festival in Kungsträdgården with teens in focus... runs in conjunction with the culture festival.
  • August 10th to 15th: Cultural Festival Music, performances, books, food, etc; at venues spread out through central Stockholm... for all ages!
  • August 14th: Midnight Run ("Midnattsloppet") Late night 10k run (& party) around the island of Södermalm. Suitable for all levels of runners.

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