There is always something on in Gothenburg and it is hard to sum up a whole year – please visit our event calendar to read about all events we have listed.


January 21, Partille Arena

P3 Guld is a gala and musical award that pays tribute to Swedish music and artists. This year’s gala will be held in Partille Arena.

Read more about P3 Guld.

Film festival

Göteborg Film Festival

Cinemas and clubs in Gothenburg, January 27 januari – February 6

The leading film festival in Scandinavia celebrates 40 years. In 2016, the festival had 30,000 visitors and screened movies from 84 countries. Look forward to a grand anniversary party.

Read more about Göteborg Film Festival.

Tove Jansson - Lusten att skapa och leva

The Gothenburg Museum of Art, February 11 – May 21

Tove Jansson is a Finnish artist primarily known for the Moomins. At this exhibition you will get to know more about her full work and experience a fascinating world of images.

Read more about the Gothenburg Museum of Art.

Gothenburg Horse Show including Eurohorse

Scandinavium, February 21 - 26

Get ready for an exciting week of equestrian sports with international competitors in Scandinavium Arena.

More about Gothenburg Horse Show.

Marcus & Martinus

Scandinavium, March 10

Norwegian duo Marcus & Martinus perform in the Scandinavium arena as a part of the tour “Together”. In a short time, the 14-year old twins from the small Norwegian village of Trofors have enjoyed huge success.

Read more about Marcus & Martinus.

Die Zauberflöte

The Göteborg Opera, April 1 – June 3

“Come and see it and bring everyone you know,” wrote Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter’s reviewer following Die Zauberflöte’s (The Magic Flute) premiere at The Göteborg Opera in 2009. Now you get a new chance to see this very popular opera.

Read more about the Die Zauberflöte.

Art Walk in the Majorna district

Group exhibition at Röda Sten Konsthall, April 21-23

Many artists have their studios and homes in the Majorna district and the annual art walk is very popular. Don’t miss the group exhibition.

Read more about Röda Sten Konsthall.


The International Science Festival

Different venues in Gothenburg, May 10-14

With hundreds of activities and about 70,000 visits The International Science Festival in Gothenburg is one of Europe’s leading popular science events and the only one of its kind in Sweden.

Read more about The International Science Festival.

The Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon

Starts in the Slottsskogen City Park, May 20

It is time to get fit for one of the largest racing in the world.

Read more about the the Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon.


Ullevi Stadium, June 2-3

The dance music festival Summerburst is back at Ullevi with artists such as Eric Prydz and Tiësto.

 Read more about Summerburst.

West Pride

Gothenburg, June 7-11

West Pride is Gothenburg’s popular LGBTQ festival. Every year loads of people take part of the cultural happenings and events.

Read more about West Pride.

 Green day

Green Day + Rancid

Slottsskogsvallen, June 21

Punk rock veterans Green Day and Rancid will visit Gothenburg to play at outdoor venue Slottsskogsvallen.


Partille Cup

Different venues, July 3-8

Partille Cup is the largest international handball event in the world and one of the top-events of all kinds of youth sports. Annually there are 20.000 participants from 50 countries divided into 1.100 teams.

Read more about Partille Cup.

Gothia Cup

Different venues, 16 – 22 juli

Gothia Cup is the world’s largest and most international youth football tournament. Each year, around 1600 teams from 80 nations take part and they play 4500 games on 110 fields.

Read more about Gothia Cup.


Ullevi Stadium, June 25-26

British band Coldplay return to Sweden with their A Head Full Of Dreams Tour and one of the most spectacular stage productions of all time. This will be the band's only stop in Scandinavia during their tour.

Read more about the concert with Coldplay.

Håkan Hellström

Ullevi, July 28-29

Gothenburg musician Håkan Hellström is one of Sweden’s most popular artists - ever. This summer he’s back at Ullevi Stadium for two shows.

Read more about the Håkan Hellström concerts.

Way Out West

Slottsskogen City Park + more venues, August 10-12

One of Europe's best festivals will be back in Slottsskogen city park in 2017. The central location makes it easy to combine concerts in the Slottsskogen city park with the club gigs at Stay Out West.

Read more about Way Out West.

Gothenburg Culture Festival

Different venues, August 16-20

In August every year, the Gothenburg Culture Festival takes over the city with over 1,200 free activities open for everyone. There will be opera, art, music, theatre, handicrafts, literature and more.

Read more about Gothenburg Culture Festival.

Longines FEI European Championships Gothenburg 2017

Ullevi Stadium, Heden and Slottsskogen City Park, August 21-27

Be there when the equestrian champions meet in Gothenburg. The week will be filled with exciting Jumping and Dressage, Driving and Para-Equestrian Dressage.

Read more about Longines FEI European Championships 2017.

Gothenburg Book Fair

Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre, September 28 – October 1

The Book Fair is a huge annual and international event in Gothenburg with talks, signings and seminars with exciting guests.

Read more about the Gothenburg Book Fair.

Kulturnatta Culture Night

Different venues, October 13

The whole city oozes with culture during Kulturnatta! There’s always a great collection of cultural events around the city and a broad mix of activities, art, music, theatre and everything in between. Of course there are events that fit non-Swedish speaking guests.

Read more about Kulturnatta.


Halloween at Liseberg Amusement Park

Liseberg, October – November

To celebrate Halloween at Liseberg Amusement Park has become a tradition for many. Cosy, fun – and scary. During the same period, the entire city of Gothenburg is transformed into a cosy autumn city with seasonal activities and markets.

Read more about Halloween at Liseberg Amusement Park.

Christmas City Gothenburg

The city of Gothenburg, mid November - December

Christmas is a magical time here in Gothenburg. The darkest time of the day is when our beautiful city shines its brightest. The three kilometre lane of light forms a dazzling thoroughfare from the Lilla Bommen harbour area to Liseberg Amusement Park. Beautifully lit façades, statues, trees and bridges create a wonderful festive atmosphere.

Read more about the Christmas City.