August- a Month of Festivals & Events!
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- July 28th & 29th- Putte i Parken, free music festival in Kungsträdgården. Family friendly.
- 28th to 30th- Medieval market and jousting tournament at Skokloster Castle. You can take a boat there with Strömma (day trip).
- 29th- Robbie Williams concert at Tele2 Arena.
- July 31st to August 6th- Stockholm Gay Pride, Scandinavia's biggest LGBT pride festival. Festival area is at Östermalms IP and the big pride parade is on Saturday, August 5th.
- August 3rd- Royal Philharmonic at Skansen. Incuded in entrance fee to the park.
- 4th to 6th- Stockholm Tango Marathon at EPIC Studios. Tango dancing to some great DJ's.
- 13th- DN outdoor concert at Gärdet (by the Maritime Museum) with the Royal Philharmonic. Free entrance. Lisa Ekdahl is this year's guest soloist.
- 15th to 20th- Stockholm Culture Festival (Kulturfestivalen), annual week long cultural festival in the downtown area with free admission. Music, literature, dance, art, cinema and more. This year's theme is India.
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- 15th to 19th- We Are Sthlm. Youth music festival in Kungsträdgården. Free entrance.
- 16th to 20th- Summer Outdoor Cinema. Put on by the Stockholm International Film Festival in Rålambhovs park. One movie screened each evening, free entrance. Pack a picnic basket! This year's theme is the1980's. Movies in original language with Swedish subtitles.
- 17h, 19th & 20th- Stockholm Music & Arts Festival on Skeppsholmen. Usually a much bigger festival, this year they are taking a pause and are instead doing three concerts on three evenings.
- 18th to 20th- Aurora Fine Arts Festival- Dramatic theatre and classic music at The Royal College of Music and Royal Dramatic Theatre.
- 18th to 20th- Block party Nytorgsfesten at Nytorget on Södermlam. Music, food and fastival.
- 19th- Midnight Race. One of the world's largest 10k races with 40,000 runners. In the evening on Södermalm with a very festive atmosphere (bands, masquerade, dj's, etc.).
- 22nd to 29th- Baltic Sea Festival. Classic music festival at Berwaldhallen.
- 23rd to 26th- Formex. The largest fair in the Nordic region for interior design. At Stockholmsmässan in Älvsjö.
- 24th to 26th- Sthlm/Suomi. Free festival in Kungsträdgården to celebrate 100 years since Finland became independent. Music, culture, fashion, food and more.
- 26th & 27th- Vattenfall World Triathlon Championships. Throughout the downtown area.
- 27th- Raoul Wallenberg's Day. A national day to celebrate civil courage and equal rights in honor of Swedish national hero Roul Wallenberg.Visit Roul's monument at Nybroplan.
- September 1st & 2nd- Popaganda. Pop music festival at Eriksdalsbadet.
- 2nd- Tjejmilen. World's largest 10k run for women.
- 7th to 10th- OrganSpace. Festival for organ music lovers, at several venues in the city.
- 9th- Stockholm Street Food. Festival for street food in Kungsträdgården. Swedish Championships for Food Trucks will be going on as well.
- 9th- Sthlm World Music Festival, showcasing popular music from around the world, in Gärdet park.
- 9th- Half Marathon, large running race through most parts on central Stockholm. Expect road closures (stick to walking, ferries and subways).
Something else positive that comes with August and September is the reopening of several cultural institutions after their summer breaks. Royal Opera House and Konserthuset both start their regular program on August 26th, Dansens Hus and Musikaliska start their regular programs on September 8th.
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