Midsummer in Gothenburg
Midsummer at the archipelago
Experience the wonderful west coast of Gothenburg and celebrate midsummer in the archipelago. Styrsö and Öckerö are just a few of the islands that invite you to dance, sing and celebrate around the maypole.
If you want to experience midsummer in a car-free archipelago, head over to the island Styrsö Bratten. Here one begins to dress the maypole at 11:00 and the celebrations start at 16:00.
The midsummer party at Öckerö, in the northern archipelago of Gothenburg, is held at the island’s homestead. You’ll see and take part in the traditional dance around the maypole and listen to live music. The celebrations start at 14:00.
In Gothenburg, the celebrations of midsummer are arranged at several locations that are suitable for both young and old. Enjoy the city and celebrations in one of the many parks, the archipelago of Gothenburg or in one of the old lovely castles!
Midsummer in the Greenery
In Gothenburg, there’s annually arranged midsummer celebration in several parks. Bring a blanket and a picnic basket and choose from either the Slottsskogen City Park or the The Garden Society. Regardless of which one you pick you can celebrate, dance and sing in a sea of greenery, right in the city center.
In the west of Gothenburg city center, the maypole is raised at the great lawn of the Slottsskogen at 16:00 together with a folk dance guild. The park zoo is open around the clock and the children’s zoo with pony rides is open from 10:00 to 16:30.
The Trädgårdsföreningen arranges traditional midsummer celebration in a 19th century setting. Here’s wreath binding, dance and ofcourse a maypole. The celebration begin at 11:00 and features a folk dance show.
Midsummer celebrations in Jonsered near Gothenburg has grown to become one of the major Midsummer celebrations in the Gothenburg area. Midsummer pole is raised at 15:00 to music and dancing and there is also a Tivoli with rides.
Midsummer at the castle
Enjoy a festive midsummer and head out to one of the castles. Here you’re treated to the celebrations all day long with wreath binding, dancing around the maypole and a lot of activities for the children. Take a look below for the times and activites of each castle.
Bring the whole family and enjoy a Swedish midsummer at the castle of Tjolöholm on the 22nd and 23rd of June. There’ll be dancing around the maypole and performances aswell as rides and bouncy castle for the kids. The festivities take place from 12:00 to 16:00 on June 22nd and from 13:00 to 16:00 on June 23rd.
Midsummer will be celebrated according to tradition at the castle and gardens of Gunnebo between 12:00 and 17:00. The maypole is raised at 13:00 followed by activities such as folk dance, castle tours, pony rides, horseshoe throwing and wreath binding.
At the castle of Nääs the program is full of activities throughout the weekend. On Midsummer morning, everyone is welcome to participate in the preparations, a nice tradition for all ages where you bind garlands and wreaths to the maypole. During the day it’s time to raise the pole, dance, sing and play traditional games.