February 10, 2016

Calendar of Festivals & Events in Stockholm- 2016

Stockholm views. Photo by Henrik Trygg/mediabank.visitstockholm.com.
Here we go... my calendar of festivals, concerts, sporting events and fun happenings that have special appeal for visitors to Stockholm. Hopefully this calendar will help you plan your upcoming visit to the city. I haven't put in every event, concentrating more on the larger ones and events that attract a lot of visitors (there are hundreds of other smaller events & concerts not listed). While some events going on during your stay may not be of interest to you, it is good to be aware of them as they may cause traffic problems (marathon), high occupancy in hotels and restaurants (concerts & matches) or business closures (bank holidays). If you are going to be staying at the Rival Hotel and are interested in more detailed information or smaller events that may be going on during your visit, contact me directly. I will be adding more information and events as more information comes in. If I haven't provided a link to an event or festival, it is because an updated website wasn't available at the time I wrote this... but check back. I will try to update the calendar as much as possible. There are a plethora of fairs going on in Stockholm with everything from antiques to gardening to boats. It is impossible to list them all here (just a few of the big ones) but check the event calendar here to see which fairs are going on at the Stockholm International Fairgrounds at Älvsjö this year.
Guards at the Royal Palace. Photo by Jeppe Wikström/mediabank.visitstockholm.com.

February

March
  • 3rd- Ellie Goulding in concert at the Globe Arena.
  • 4th- Carrie Underwood & Jill Johnson concert at Hovet
  • 8th- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis concert at Globe Arena
  • 11th & 12th- Melodifestivalen (Swedish finals for Eurovision) at Friends Arena.
  • 16th to 18th- Kings of Tennis at Stockholm Waterfront
  • 24th through 28th- Easter weekend. Keep in mind that Friday & Monday are bank holidays in Sweden. Skansen is a good place to partake in traditional celebrations.
  • 27th- daylight savings time starts (clocks "spring forward"). Or does it end? Never get that straight.
  • Sweden vs Czech Republic in football (mens) at Friends Arena.
April
Walpurgis Eve celebrations. Phot by Jeppe Wikström/mediabank.visitstockholm.com
May
June
ÅF Offshore Race. Photo by Erik G Svensson/mediabank.visitstockholm.com.
July
August
Stockholm music event at Gustav Adolfs Torg. Photo by Robert Höglund/mediabank.visitstockholm.com.
September
October
November
Christmas market at Stortorget. Photo by Jeppe Wikström/mediabank.visitstockholm.com
December

Many of the dates and websites for events in October, November and December haven't been determined yet (as I write this in Feb '16). Check back towards the end of summer for an updated fall/winter calendar.

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