The best events in Stockholm this summer

The best events in Stockholm this summer
Strandvägen in Stockholm. Photo: Nora Lorek / TT Nyhets
The longer days of the Swedish summer are beautiful, and they also mean there's more going on in the city. The Local takes a look at some of the best events coming up in the Swedish capital.

No Such Place Festival

Held between August 6th and 8th, No Such Place Festival promotes positivity, togetherness and the protection of nature, with the policy “No Such Place leaves no tracks”. Once the festival has come to an end, the locations that it was held at will be left in the exact same way it was found.

The location of the Friday part of the event will be Downtown Camper by Scandic in the city centre, while the secret location for the next two days will be confirmed on Saturday morning, when everyone reaches the meeting point in Norrtälje at 9am. Everyone will then either hike, cycle or run to the festival. The cost of a standard ticket is 1250 kronor.

Jazz in the Park

If you're into jazz music then this is the event for you: Jazz in the Park, which will be held at Galärparken on July 14th, is a day filled with jazz music in the sun. It’s a great day out for all the family, and with free entrance to the event, what’s stopping you?


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Esther Kirabo

Talented new soul artist Esther Kirabo will be performing at Gröna Lund on July 17th, so if you have a Gröna Kort season card for the theme park, why not check her out? The card cost 270 kronor and grant access to the park and all of its concerts throughout the summer. Day passes can also be purchased for 120 kronor, increasing to 270 kronor after 6pm.  Kirabo's performance starts at 8pm.


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EuroPride is back in Stockholm for the third time! It has been a whole decade since the Swedish capital last hosted this event and this time it's also going to be hosted by Gothenburg as well. So if you want to stand up against discrimination then this is the event for you. Running from July 27th to August 5th, a range of events will be held within the city at EuroPride House and EuroPride Park, and there will also be the all-important EuroPride Parade. Tickets range between 100 to 600 kronor depending on what event you go to. 

Goo Goo Dolls

World-famous American rock band the Goo Goo Dolls are set to take the stage at Gröna Lund this summer. They will be performing from 8pm on August 8th and are likely to attract a big crowd, so it's worth getting there early. The same ticketing system as the aforementioned Esther Kirabo concert applies. 

The Goo Goo Dolls performing live. Photo: Brent N. Clarke / AP, TT Nyhetsbyrån

Stockholm Culture Festival

Stockholm is a city of culture, and the Stockholm Culture Festival celebrates it all for another year this August, with the theme for 2018 being Canada.

Expect a city full of entertainment over the span of the festival. From music to stand-up comedy, photo exhibitions to dance classes, Stockholm Culture Festival has it all. The festival will be held across several different sites: Gustav Adolf Square, Karl XII’s Square, Skeppsbron and Jacobs Church. The family section meanwhile will be on Norrbro bridge.

Last year the festival had 750,000 visitors and is expected to reach these numbers again this year. If you want to go to the festival then it's completely free to get in, apart from the charge of 30 kronor if you wish to be taken on their city tour. Events run from August 14th to 18th.


Lederhosen, Bavarian beer and great music – what's not to love? Oktoberfest is back in Stockholm this year, bringing you the best of all things German. The tent, which will be located at Gärdet, is big enough to fit 2,100 people.

The beer is brought all the way from Bavaria and will be on sale at the event, as well as other traditional German food and drinks. Oktoberfest starts on Wednesday 15th August and ends Saturday 18th. Entry is free on Wednesday and Thursday, then on Friday and Saturday it will cost 60 kronor. So get yourself down to Oktoberfest, and don’t forget to throw on you dirndl and lederhosen to really get into the spirit!


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