Four weeks of pre-party at Heden
Finally, we can enjoy a packed summer of concerts at Ullevi! This year, everyone can soak up the stadium atmosphere and festival feel at the pre-party area at Heden. From Rammstein’s second concert on July 29 to Håkan Hellström’s closing concert on August 27, visitors will be able to get in the mood for the evening’s entertainment with DJ sets, concerts, activities and food and drink. All ages are welcome to Heden (whether you have a concert ticket to Ullevi or not), free of charge.
Dance out the summer by the river
Once again, all dance lovers are invited to show off their moves at Packhuskajen! For six nights in August and September, there will be dance-friendly music in different genres, including soul, dancehall and hip hop with Looptroop Rockers, Aki from Labyrint, and Eric Gadd, among others. The final two evenings are in the middle of the Gothenburg Culture Festival, and will feature no less than dance band icons Lasse Stefanz and Larz-Kristerz on stage outside Kajskjul 8.
Jubileumsparken offers swimming in the heart of the city
Jubileumsparken in Frihamnen has been open to all since 2014, offering a wide range of free activities. This summer, everyone is invited to the Centenary Park to swim in the public floating pool known as “Allmänna badet”, try their hand at sailing or canoeing, or do some skateboarding.
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Make time to hang out in Gothenburg’s summer oases
This summer, 18 streets and squares in Gothenburg will be transformed into inviting places to sit, relax and socialise, replacing parking spaces with outdoor seating and fully pedestrianising certain streets. The initiative is called “Ta plats” and you can find all the locations on this map at stadsutveckling.goteborg.se.
- This year, Stenpiren will once again host the artificial beach “Playa Skeppsbron”.
- The car park on Stigbergstorget is being turned into a summer square and part of the adjacent Allmänna vägen will become a summer street with outdoor seating.
- Andra Långgatan and Tredje Långgatan will be made pedestrian streets, allowing cafés, bars and restaurants to expand outside for the whole summer.
- Along the moat there are several lovely places to sit and relax as you enjoy the view of the canal.
Open stage, a summer party on the quay and a flea market in historic neighborhoods
Innerstaden Göteborg invites you to several wonderful summer activities in Gothenburg’s city centre. Check out an open stage, celebrate the summer at Rosenlundskajen or find bargains at a mega flea market in Gothenburg’s historic district around Kronhuset and Kronhusbodarna.
Open stage x 3
Discover an open scene for everyone! For three weeks, three stages will be placed in three places around Gothenburg’s city centre (July 17 – August 11 at Kungstorget, Domkyrkoplan and Brunnsparken). Everyone is welcome to perform or enjoy music, stand-up, theater, dance or other entertainment. There will also be some pre-booked performances, more information will follow.
Summer party at the quay Rosenlundskajen
The quay at Rosenlund is one of Gothenburg’s sunniest spots and on August 27, the area will be full of food, drinks and friends. The program focuses on music, performances, shopping and fun for both young and old.
Flea market in the neighbourhood Västra Nordstan
Discover Gothenburg’s “old town” as all the courtyards are opened up for a mega flea market in what is Gothenburg’s oldest residential area. There will also be bouncy castles.
Get out and discover the city centre
Hittaut is a fun and educational way to discover Gothenburg, where you look for checkpoints around the city via an app or physical map. The map is available at the Gothenburg Visitor Centre and the City Library.
Historical walk through Gothenburg
Want to see what Gothenburg looked like in the 17th century? Then take a virtual journey through time between twelve scenic viewpoints in the city. The tour begins at the Central Station, where you stand in the footsteps on the ground and scan a QR code with your mobile phone. In a flash you are in a virtual reality model of 17th century Gothenburg!
Read more and find the map of the historic walk at stadsutveckling.goteborg.se.
Pre-match hangout at Gamla Ullevi and a day of ice hockey at Frölundaborg
Meet IFK Göteborg’s mascot lion Leo, and compete for nice prizes or jump in bouncy castles. Everyone is welcome to the event area before IFK’s home matches, so bring the whole family for a fun afternoon!
A day of fun activities to celebrate the start of the hockey season. This is an opportunity for the fans to meet the players and above all to welcome the new players to the club. New for this year is the chance to meet and welcome Frölunda’s historic women’s team.