The largest cultural event in the Nordic, tasty festivals and the Phantom of the Opera 

Brookly Beer Mansion is a new take on the beer festival concept. With Beer Mansion, Brooklyn Brewery aims to serve the visitors amazing beers and celebrate their aesthetics and flavours through food, music, tech, games, and various themes and activities. The two day festival is held at Gothenburg Studios on September 1-2. That same weekend Ringön Street Fair will transform the area around Järnmalmsgatan into a bustling festival with flea market, art, music and food.

Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (GIBCA) is held every second year and has today become one of the leading art biennials in the Nordic region. The theme is secularity and its role in contemporary society. GIBCA opens on September 9.

September 22-24 sees the return of tasty Gothenburg chocolate liquorice & delicacy festival. A weekend of treats at Eriksbergshallen.  The Göteborg Book Fair is the largest cultural event in the Nordic region. It kicks off on September 28 and includes exciting seminars, debates and a chance to meet your favourite author. 

The Phantom of the Opera is a story of the power of art and the yearning for love. The story revolves around a mysterious outcast, the phantom of the Paris Opera, and his obsession with the ballet girl Christine Daaé. Now you can enjoy one of the world's most popular musicals at the Göteborg Opera, premiereing on September 23. 

Great concerts in September

American artist Dylan LeBlanc is back on tour, he brings his delicious country voice to Pustervik on September 2 . Swedish super band Amason stops by Liseberg on September 8, a concert you won’t want to miss!

World famous house duo Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman headline Club MTV at Partille Arena on September 8 and they will be joined by, among others, Jireel and Tjuvjakt.

Gothenburg’s own Amanda Werner, also known as Slowgold, is back home and plays at Stora Teatern on September 9. If you’re in the mood for jazz, one of the greatest Scandinavian jazz singers, Danish star Sinne Eeg, performs at Nefertiti on September 22.

The Swedish king of soul, Eric Gadd, celebrates 30 years as an active artist by performing two exclusive concerts at Kajskjul 8 on September 29 and 30. If you’re after something a tad louder, we recommend that you head to Liseberg on September 30 when Swedish rockers Ghost perform on the main stage. 

New jazz club, gelato bar and artisanal sausages                  

A new place for jazz lovers opened towards the end of last month. The club is called Unity Jazz and it is located on Kyrkogatan 13 and offers live music, bar food and cheese fondue!  

There are plenty of great ice cream bars in Gothenburg, and now there’s a new gelato café near the square Grönsakstorget. Sit down for a few scoops of Italian ice cream goodness or grab a take away-box.

While the hamburger craze has produced some fantastic burger bars around Gothenburg, there havn’t been quite as many sausage restaurants added to the scene (there are a few delicious exceptions ). Now there's one more though!  Würst is opening on the street Djupedalsgatan. Artisanal sausages made from the best ingredients, served with classic side dishes. Sounds like a win to us. 

Looking to update your wardrobe for autumn?

Then make sure that you don’t miss Gothenburg Shopping Days on September 29 – October 1. The event is part of Autumn City Gothenburg and will include fashion shows, extended opening hours, special offers and more. If you’re not in Gothenburg for Shopping Days then don’t worry, you’ll still be able to find exciting outfits and inspiring interior design in the many great shops around Gothenburg. Read more about shopping in Gothenburg here.