Three fun events that you should join in on in Stockholm this spring/summer

March 28, 2017 • 3 min read

If you’re heading to Stockholm this spring or early summer, you might wanna pinpoint one of these events. Regardless if you’re a foodie or want to experience real Swedish culture, there’s something for you. 

Indulge in culture on Stockholm Culture Night 2017
On the evening of 29th of April, Stockholm becomes a purple city filled with free culture. You’ll be able to choose in the buffet of art, music and dance. Among the things offered this evening you’ll usually find everything from guided tours, free movie screenings, concerts and exhibitions. The Culture Night celebrates Stockholm’s cultural diversity. In the beginning of April, Stockholm Culture Night’s new website premiers, you’ll find it here.

Taste what Stockholm’s food scene has to offer in Kungsträdgården
It’s an annual event dating back 26 years, and it’s not just any event. It’s one of the world’s biggest events for food and drinks. Of course we’re talking about Smaka på Stockholm (Taste at Stockholm). For six days, from 1st to 6th of June, Kungsträdgården in central Stockholm will turn in to a food mecka, filled with pop-up restaurants, food trucks, chef’s table and for the first time ever – Stockholm’s largest market square for food, when 50 of the country’s best bakers, chefs, pizza makers and confectioners gather to sell everything from bread, cheese, lemonade to pizza. What we like most about Smaka på Stockholm? The fact that you can try small dishes from many restaurants or have one proper meal at one, whatever you prefer!

Experience how the Swedes celebrate their most beloved tradition of all – Midsommar at Skansen
Have you heard about the popular public holiday Midsummer? Not only is it pretty much as celebrated as Christmas, it’s three days of from work where the Swedes dance around a maypole and sing about tiny frogs. If you want to experience what Midsummer is all about you should head to the open-air museum of Skansen during Midsummer weekend. Whilst the rest of the city is pretty much dead (it’s common for the stockholmers to head out to someone’s country house), Skansen is very much alive from 23rd to 25th of June. On THE day, Midsummer’s Eve, June 23rd, you can watch and help raise the praised pole at 14.00. After that you can enjoy the folk music and folk dance together with other happy celebrators. The celebration continues throughout the weekend. Here’s a youtube-film about how it usually is. You’ll find Skansen’s opening-hours and admission on their website.