Anniversary concert, mini festivals and Håkan Hellström-mania

The popular Swedish dance band Lasse Stefanz has been serving up dance friendly tunes for 50 years.  The group will perform at Liseberg Amusement Park on July 5 to celebrate their anniversary. It will be a night full of music, dancing and perhaps a few surprises.

Two days later Liseberg hosts the mini festival ”Let’s spend the night together” on July 7. The festival brings Swedish artists Veronica Maggio, Weeping Willows and Hurula together for a night of top class entertainment.

Canned head are one of the main cult bands of the hippie-era, major hits include ”Goin’ up the country” and ”On the road again”. They visit Nefertiti on July 11.  

Time travel is on the agenda on July 15 at the Slottsskogsvallen arena. This is your chance to experience the '90s all over again. The one-day-festival “Vi som älskade 90-talet” (We who loved the '90s) puts Aqua, E-type and many other stars from the decade on stage.

A week later Gothenburg-born Henrik Berggren, previously of Broder Daniel, performs at Liseberg Amusement Park on July 21. The next day, American superstar Mary J. Blige takes the stage. Don't miss the "queen of hip-hop, soul and r&b" at her one and only stop in Sweden during 2017. 

Closing out July is the immensely popular artist Håkan Hellström. Hellström is back at Ullevi on July 28 and 29, the stadium where he performed in front of a record crowd last year. Learn more about Håkan Hellström and the Gothenburg locations that feature in his songs by reading our guide here

Gothia Cup and Partille Cup

The city is about to be swarmed by young, hopeful handball and football players from all around the globe. Partille Cup, “a world of handball” brings thousands of handball lovers together between July 3 and July 8.

Roughly a week later, the world’s biggest youth football tournament Gothia Cup welcomes 1700 teams from 80 nations to Gothenburg for an unforgettable week.

Get swept up in the party atmosphere and watch a game or two at the venues around Gothenburg. If you’re looking for more events this summer, check out or guide to this summer’s festivals here.

Go indoors outdoors, or try a new restaurant in the archipelago

The street Tredje långgatan has quickly become a favourite among hungry locals and visitors alike, with a bundle of great bars and restaurants. Now there’s yet another reason to visit the street. One of the courtyards (between Olssons Vin and Kafé Magasinet) has had a roof put up, creating a cosy orangery. So you can get the feeling of sitting outside, no matter the weather.

A new restaurant recently opened on the island of Knarrholmen, located in the Gothenburg archipelago. The restaurant ”Knarrholmens Restaurang” is sure to become a favourite among islanders and visitors alike.  

H&M opens up interior design shop

Newly remodelled mall Femman, located in the shopping centre Nordstan, has added another exciting shop. H&M opened a brand new store on June 22, which includes the first Gothenburg H&M Home, an interior design concept shop.

World class sailing and other exciting sporting events

The island of Marstrand, approximately 50 km north-west of Gothenburg, has always been one of the favourite venues on the World Match Racing Tour, attracting an estimated 130,000 spectators annually. GKSS Match Cup Sweden 2017 is the third stage of the World Match Racing Tour, make sure to travel up the coast July 3 - July 8 and experience it yourself. 

On July 11, top Swedish athletes go up against international competition during the Gothenburg Athletics Grand Prix at the idyllic Slottsskogsvallen arena. It’s a great chance to experience an exciting sporting event up close.  

Sweden’s main beach volley tournament is held in Gothenburg this year. July 14-16 sees the top players in Sweden compete during the Swedish Beach Tour at Beach Center