One of the largest races in the world, food and garden festivities at Liseberg and more! 

Bicycle season is finally upon us. Get ready for the race Göteborgsgirot on May 5-7. Göteborgsgirot is a race with several different disciplines and distances. On May 20 it’s time for the 37th Göteborgsvarvet, the running race that has become the world’s most popular half marathon. It’s a city wide party you don’t want to miss.

Liseberg Amusement Park opened its gates in April and this month they invite you to visit the always popular Liseberg’s Garden Days. West Sweden’s most popular garden fair is held between May 11-14.  

Liseberg will also host the Liseberg Food Festival May 20-21. Sample exciting food, get inspired and watch professionals and hopefuls compete in the Swedish Grill and BBQ Championships. 

With hundreds of activities the International Science Festival in Gothenburg is one of Europe’s leading popular science events. The majority of the programme activities are in Swedish but there are activities in English as well. The public programme runs from May 10-14. 

Last chance to experience the Tove Jansson exhibit and Doktor Glas returns to Gothenburg

If you haven’t yet made your way to the Gothenburg Musem of Art and the exhibition “Tove Jansson – The desire to create and live”, then make sure you do so in May. The exhibition, that ends on May 21, displays a wide range of the beloved Finnish artist’s work.

The novel Doktor Glas by Hjalmar Söderberg is a Swedish classic and the one-man-play based on the book, featuring actor Krister Henriksson, has been a huge success, playing in Sweden, Finland and London. Now, Henriksson is back with a new interpretation of the , premiering in Gothenburg on May 14. 

Club gigs, spectacular shows and the concert season kicks off at Liseberg amusement park

Concert venue Pustervik start off their May schedule with Canadian country singer Whitney Rose on May 1, on May 12 Swedish artist Ikhana performs with what she describes as here “zebrafunk”-style muic, and on May 26 acclaimed American country duo The Handsome Family take the stage at the iconic venue. 

Also, make sure to check out talented multi-instrumentalist Linnea Olsson, she will be performing material from her new album at Foajébaren at the Gothenburg City Theatre on May 13.

If it’s a spectacular show you’re after then look no further. On May 10, legendary rock band Kiss performs at the Scandinavium Arena. A night of hits, fireworks and rock and roll.

On May 28, Scandinavium gets to host another world class entertainer when Rod Stewart comes to town. The tour is named “Hits”, revealing that you’re in for a night of pop classics including songs such as ”Da Ya Think I’m Sexy”, ”Baby Jane”, ”The First Cut is the Deepest” and ”Sailing”.

Liseberg Amusement Park has an exciting summer concert schedule, and they start off with Swedish artist Little Jinder on May 26.  

Vegan fast food, a new champagne bar in Linné, and a wine bar at Andra Långgatan 

On May 5 a new vegan restaurant opens in the neighbourhood Brämaregården on Hisingen. The restaurant More is More will focus on vegan street food such as hot dogs with toppings and French style pizzas. In the neighbourhood Linné, a champagne bar opened in April. The bar, Små Bubblor, is located on Nordenskiöldsgatan. 

Andra Långgatan is famous for its bars and beer pubs, and now it has a wine bar. Tvinky opened in late April. Stop by for a glass of wine at the bar or enjoy a three course meal in the restaurant. 


Get your tickets to Longines FEI European Championships Gothenburg 2017

Get your tickets to the biggest event of 2017. In August 21-27, the Longines FEI European Championships comes to Gothenburg. Ullevi stadium will be the main arena for Jumping, Dressage, Para-Equestrian Dressage and ­Driving. The competitions will also be held at Heden Area and Slottsskogen city park will be used for the driving marathon.

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