Here we’re about to share 10 Fun Festivals In Sweden. Sweden, a Scandinavian nation, is home to several islands and lakes surrounded by dense forests and towering mountains. This country has a complex history which has lead to several traditions and festivals in Sweden which takes place year round.
01. Kivik Apple Market Festival
The Kivik Apple Market is most likely one of the most unusual annual events you’ve ever seen. This event has a creative as well as a delectable aspect to it. Aside from apple-themed games and crafts, the market offers a variety of apple kinds to pick, taste, and take home, as well as a delicious assortment of apple sweets and even a tasting course in various apple ciders. The pub serves cider and apple wine from some of Sweden’s most renowned producers.
The Kivik Apple Market, held yearly in late September to mark the conclusion of the harvest season, features live music, gourmet foods, homemade crafts, and freshly brewed cider.
The Apple Market in Kivik, a little seaside town on the eastern tip of Skne, a Swedish province long known for its fresh and excellent food, is the ideal spot to sample the region’s gastronomic and cultural delights.
Since 1987, the Apple Market has brought the entire community together for a weekend-long celebration. Live music and refreshing refreshments are available, as well as kiosks selling delicious local dishes. There are also children’s activities and, of course, plenty of apples.
02. Peace & Love Festival
Peace & Love was the largest music festival in Sweden, known for its humanitarian message, pervasive throughout the event. It started in Borlänge and ran from 1999 until the company filed for bankruptcy in 2013.
The Peace & Love Crew announced that they would continue to do the much loved festival and in 2014 the festivals were back on under the name “Peace & Love World Forum”. Since then it has expanded and has gone back to its old name “Peace & Love”
03. Summerburst Festival
Summerburst is one of the best festivals in Sweden conducted during the start of the summer season. This music festival displays some of the best-talented dance performers from around the world. It is held annually for two days in Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg.
The heart-pumping electronic music along with many other performances by the well-known stars like Tiesto and David Guetta are hosted here. It also includes many performances from the popular local bands as well. This festival is turning into a huge event in Europe every passing year.
04. Gothenburg Film Festival
Göteborg Film Festival (GFF), formerly Göteborg International Film Festival (GIFF), known in English as the Gothenburg Film Festival, formerly Gothenburg International Film Festival, is an annual film festival in Gothenburg, Sweden and the largest film event in Scandinavia.
When it was launched in 1979 it showed 17 films on 3 screens and had 3,000 visitors.
Today, the film festival takes place over 10 days each year at the end of January and beginning of February. In later years around 450 films from 60 countries are screened for 115,000 visitors. The film festival is also an important market place for the contractors in the movie industry.
05. Stockholm Early Music Festival
Stockholm Early Music Festival (SEMF) is the Nordic region’s largest international festival for early music, which since 2002 takes place in early June every year in Stockholm, Sweden. SEMF lasts for a week and focuses on repertoire from Medieval music, Renaissance music and Baroque music. The musicians and singers come from all over the world.
The festival also offers a number of seminars. Stockholm Early Music Festival is under the auspices of Queen Silvia. The founder and main person responsible for the festival is the composer and music researcher Peter Pontvik.
SEMF also arranges the festival SEMF Christmas Edition, European Day of Early Music (on the 21st of March) and various concert activities all year round under the name Early Music Live!.
06. Midsummer Festival
For the people of Sweden, this is as important as the Christmas festival. Midsummer festival in Sweden is celebrated by almost every family in the region and the celebrations are similar to a lunch party which extends till the night.
During this festival, many different communities come together dressed up with flowers in their hair and dance under the sunshine, while raising maypoles. It is a nation-wide event which is hosted at every park and garden in Sweden and many people come together and sing songs and devour the herring pickles throughout the day.
07. Walpurgisnacht Festival
With its roots in paganism, Walpurgisnacht festival celebrates the arrival of the spring season. This festival is celebrated by building huge bonfires and dancing around it energetically to ward off evil energies. It is somewhat similar to Halloween festival.
It is one of the famous Swedish celebrations as King Carl XVI Gustaf’s birthday also falls on this day. The celebrations worth-watching are held in the university towns of Sweden like Gothenburg. The Cortege Parade organized by the students of the Chalmers University of Technology involves streets being lined by vehicles and people in fancy clothing.
08. Stockholm Folk Festival
Stockholm Early Music Festival (SEMF) is the Nordic region’s largest international festival for early music, which since 2002 takes place in early June every year in Stockholm, Sweden. SEMF lasts for a week and focuses on repertoire from Medieval music, Renaissance music and Baroque music.
The musicians and singers come from all over the world. The festival also offers a number of seminars. Stockholm Early Music Festival is under the auspices of Queen Silvia.
The founder and main person responsible for the festival is the composer and music researcher Peter Pontvik. SEMF also arranges the festival SEMF Christmas Edition, European Day of Early Music (on the 21st of March) and various concert activities all year round under the name Early Music Live
09. Umea Kulturnatta
This 24 hours power packed event ensures that travelers can encounter art, cultural, theater and music presentation at various venues. The exciting presentations of music fest are held at various venues throughout the city during the festival.
Umea Kulturnatta festival in Sweden has closely evolved as a vital club scene with the flagship Umea Jazz Studio, country’s leading live jazz concerts since 1977, and encouraged number of sharp musicians, several with international effulgence. Umea has massive and faithful audience.
Umea makes a fantastic music conurbation that pivots, inspires and design space for development and new idea
10. Popaganda Festival
Popaganda is an alternative music festival in Stockholm. Presenting lineups of influential acts outside the mainstream, the festival is firmly established as the city’s end of summer blow out. Taking place at Eriksdalsbadet swimming centre, Popaganda uses its unique setting for surreal aquatic performances as well as games and food trucks for all diets.
But of course music is the main event. Known for catching big acts on their way up, the festival features two outdoor stages, making seeing everything you want to see easier.