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Six reasons to stay outdoors this week

The Local · 27 Aug 2015, 06:41

Published: 27 Aug 2015 06:41 GMT+02:00
Updated: 27 Aug 2015 06:41 GMT+02:00

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1. Sunday Backyard Session #3 

The always-trendy Moriska Paviljongen club in Malmö is set to crank up its coolness vibe a notch this weekend, inviting revellers to enjoy the warm southern Swedish summer evenings in its own backyard. A number of homegrown DJs – including Sebastian Mullaert from Malmö and Djuma Soundsystem from Copenhagen – will be pumping the beats between 1pm and 9pm on Sunday August 31st. And what would a garden party be without cold beers and a barbecue? Don't worry, those will be on hand too.

2. Boat tour to Fjäderholmarna

Fjäderholmarna is a group of islands in the Swedish capital's archipelago the close to the centre of the city and a trip to these shores is a popular day excursion for Stockholmers, who jump on the ferry which leaves every half-hour from Slussen. The main island attracts an unusually wide variety of people, with its restaurants for the hip twenty-thirty-somethings, beaches for families with small children and cosy cafés for the couples. A single ferry ticket is 105 kronor and it takes about 25 minutes to get there. Hurry, before the journey gets too chilly.

3. Outdoor exhibition at the Swedish Museum of Natural History

Here's something for the green-fingered among you. The Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm has set up an open-air garden exhibition in its own courtyard with plants and live insects. Staff have created plots with edible flowers and herbs which visitors can learn more about on a guided tour. Children can take part in quizzes and get up, close and personal with the creepy-crawlies as “insect detectives”. The exhibition is open until August 31st. The museum was opened in 1819 and is situated on Stockholm's university campus. 

4. Louis Vuitton America's Cup in Gothenburg

The Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series is an action-packed race series which sees super-fast catamarans racing at up to 65 kilometres per hour. Sweden's second largest city, Gothenburg hosts qualifying races for the international event on Saturday and Sunday. Head to Frihamnen to watch the boats, do some nautical-themed shopping or enjoy some frozen yoghurt or ice cream.

The America's Cup last year in San Fransisco. Photo: TT

5. Popaganda festival in Stockholm

Swedish soul darling Seinabo Sey and British electro gurus Jungle and James Blake are among the stars heading to Stockholm's largest outdoor pool, Eriksdalsbadet this week, which is being transformed into a festival venue on August 28th and 29th. Denmark's woman-of-the-moment Mø will also be performing, with America's Angel Haze also flying in for the project. Tickets are selling fast, but were still available last time we checked. Look out for after parties around the capital too.

6. Luleå International Street Market

British fudge, Catalan ham and Australian kangaroo burgers are just some of the global snacks that will be available at the Foods Market Geraud International Street Market which is visiting northern Sweden's Luleå from September 1st - September 5th. It is only the second time that the award-winning market has travelled north of Uppsala.

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