World class equestrian competitions and Sweden Hockey Games
Don’t miss the Gothenburg Horse Show, February 21-26, at the Scandinavium arena. A real treat for horse lovers, packed with different contests, events and more.
Scandinavia’s biggest equestrian fair EuroHorse will be right next door at the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre Februrary 23-26. Here you’ll find everything imaginable for you and your horse.
In August this year, the FEI European Championships transforms the city of Gothenburg in to one big arena for world class equestrian competitions. Get your tickets now.
If you’re an ice hockey fan, make sure you don’t miss the Sweden Hockey Games, February 11-12. The mini-tournament features Sweden, Finland, the Czech Republic and Russia.
Moomin and more at the Gothenburg Museum of Art
Premiering February 11, The Gothenburg Museum of Art presents a solo exhibition of the work of Tove Jansson – one of the most beloved artists in Scandinavia. The exhibition expands the focus to include Tove Jansson’s colourful life and professional experience, and presents her many different careers as an artist, illustrator, caricaturist, cartoonist and originator of the world famous Moomin characters.
The Göteborg Film Festival is the leading Nordic film festival, screening films from all over the world. The festival opened in January but ends February 6, so there’s still time to catch a movie.
A big boat show, a massive flea market and a food lovers’ dream
The annual boat show “Båtmässan” is back at the Swedish exhibition and congress centre in February. This year the boat show puts the spotlight on sport fishing, with well-known Swedish sport fishers attending the event along with the largest mobile aquarium in Europe.
You may not be able to find a boat, but there will be plenty of other exciting items to browse through at the huge flea market “Eriksbergs Storloppis” on February 4-5 at the event hall Eriksbergshallen.
If you're a food lover, return to Eriksbergshallen on February 24-26 when the food fair “Passion for food” celebrates its 10th year anniversary.
Spectacular shows and cool club gigs
Music lovers, get ready for a month filled with great concerts and live shows. The ever popular Swedish music contest “Melodifestivalen” returns to Gothenburg and the Scandinavium arena. It’s a party you don’t want to miss.
Iconic concert venue Pustervik has a busy February schedule. Swedish band Dungen will perform a two-act all-nighter on February 4, while American metal rockers The Dillinger Escape Plan visits Pustervik on Februrary 8. On February 17, Little Jinder takes to the stage, having just released a critically acclaimed album. Last but not least, February 18 brings Slowgold and her dreamy prairie rock to the venue.
If you’re hungry for even more music, Lisa Ekdahl, one of Sweden’s most recognisable voices, visits the Gothenburg Concert Hall on February 24.
Bekk is back, and we guide you to a great breakfast
The restaurant Bekk quickly became a favourite when it opened in 2015, and the disappointment was palpable when it closed just a year later. Now it’s back with a brand new concept: Slow fast food, serving quality kebab and tasty milkshakes.
Looking for a great breakfast spot or a pub that serves local beer? Check out or guides to the best restaurants and bars in Gothenburg.
Green experiences and adventures in a green and grand city
During 2017 Gothenburg will focus on creating an even greener and grander city leading up to the city’s 400th anniversary. You can read more about all the great green experiences and outdoor adventures Gothenburg has to offer here.