Events calendar

In the events calendar you will find a selection of events in and around Gothenburg.

Partille Cup 2022. Credit: Partille Cup

Partille World Cup 2024, July 1 – 6

The Partille World Cup is the world’s largest and most international handball event. Annually, the event is visited by 23,000 participants from 40 countries, distributed among over 1,300 teams. The matches, including the finals, are free. You can see them at Fristads Arena in Heden, Valhalla IP and Kviberg. Only the opening at Scandinavium has ticket purchases.

Family Fun – Summer at World of Volvo, July 3 – August 2

Family Fun is a free summer program at World of Volvo where the entire family can discover, learn and have fun together. Playing, dancing and music give you a wonderful experience and new understanding of road safety in a fun and inspiring way.

The Gothenburg-based band Styva Linan.

Styva Linan at Skansen Kronan, July 10

Don’t miss the summer’s great pleasure when Skansen Kronan offers music, food and drink to a summery Gothenburg. On July 10, the Gothenburg band Styva Linan begins, with previously sold-out shows at both Södra Teatern in Stockholm and Nef in the hometown. Styva Linan debuted in autumn 2022 with the album Dallas on the label Universal. The quintet has filled a clear gap in Swedish music life and appealed to several different generations of music lovers. Read more here.

We Who Love the 90s & 00s, July 13

World-renowned artists reunite in 2024 with a fantastic lineup, so expect a cavalcade of hits featuring the best and most iconic music heroes from the 90s and 00s, where nostalgia takes centre stage. Join with all your friends, it’s going to be an epic nostalgia fest like you’ve never seen before.

Gothenburg Rock Riot, July 13

Get ready to be transported into the heart of classic rock as the legendary band Nazareth takes the stage! Let yourself be swept away by the thunderous sound of metal when Corroded, the unstoppable force in the metal scene, performs. More bands like Velveteen Queen from Torslanda, Mile, Bonafide, and Sun will also perform on this fantastic evening!

Gothia Cup 2022. Photo: Peter Kvarnström

Gothia Cup 2024, July 14 – 20

The world’s largest youth football tournament is played on 110 pitches in Gothenburg and its surrounding municipalities. It is the teams and participants from all corners of the world that make the tournament unique. The Gothia Cup is a meeting place for the world’s youth, regardless of religion, skin colour or nationality, with football as a common denominator and as a bridge to increase understanding and knowledge of each other. There is free entry to all matches played during the week. The Gothia Opening Ceremony and the Finals have advance ticket sales.

Slakthuset Block Party 2024, July 16 – 17

Slakthuset Block Party 2024 is Wine Mechanic’s urban street party that lasts for two days with a sharp focus on great music, local food, Gothenburg-produced beer and of course Wine Mechanic’s own wines in all colours. See artists such as Jonathan Johansson, KÅRP, Jonas Lundqvist, Franska Trion and Steget.

Vegan Market at Grönsakstorget on May 25, 2024. Photo: Daryna Pohonych

Vegan Market at Grönskstorget, July 27

On July 27, the square Grönsakstorget, which was converted into a summer square this spring, will become a vegan market again. The square is filled with local artisans and food producers who display their creations at this meeting place. To the vegan market, the organizer has also invited local food trucks as well as guests from other regions to satiate hungry stomachs with vegan delicacies.

Thomas Stenström and Miss Li at Bananpiren, August 2 and 3

On August 2, it’s time for Thomas Stenström to take over Bananpiren to offer a summer evening like no other! Thomas Stenström has for a long time provided Sweden with songs to fall in love with and has been nominated for both a Grammy and six times P3 guld. The following day, on the same stage, it’s time for Miss Li to take on the Swedish live summer. Miss Li is one of the Nordic countries’ most embraced, appreciated and most diligent live artists, and is currently with the tour “Om vi stannar upp och drömmer lite grann”.

Outdoor cinema festival in Azaleadalen, August 2

According to the tradition that started 7 years ago, Big Crowd Factory organizes Europe’s largest outdoor cinema festival in the Azaleadalen in the city park Slotsskogen. The event is always open and accessible to everyone, so you don’t need to register for the festivals, just show up on site! Read more here.

Way Out West 2023. Photo: Peter Kvarnström

Way Out West 2024, August 8 – 10

The music festival Way Out West annually attracts visitors from all over Sweden and also from large parts of the rest of the world. This year, the city park Slottsskogen will once again be filled with music, party and culture for three days. This year you can see bands such as Pulp, The National, Queens of the Stone Age, Fred Again and many more.

Atlético de Madrid vs Juventus at Ullevi, August 11

After eight years of waiting, there will finally be a big game at Ullevi! On August 11, two of Europe’s absolute biggest football clubs will meet in the arena. Come and watch Atlético de Madrid and Juventus square off in the last and most important match of the pre-season. Both major clubs field their strongest elevens. This means that Antoine Griezmann, Dusan Vlahovic and 21 other stars from the football European Championship and Copa America will come to Gothenburg. Read more here.

World Masters Athletics Championships 2024, August 13

World Masters Athletics Championships is an event of large scale, going on for two weeks and engaging about 8000 participating athletes, all over 35 years old, representing over 100 nations. Including athletes and their travel companions, the organizers estimated that around 20 000 people will visit Gothenburg during the championships, which is planned to be held 13–25 August 2024. Sweden has hosted World Masters Athletics Championships once before – in Gothenburg 1977. Gothenburg has also hosted three other major athletics championships before – World Championships 1995. European Championships 2006 and European Indoor Championships 2013.

Photo: Sankai Juku

The Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival, August 23 – 31

The festival was founded in 1994 and has ever since invited international artists to share their stories with diverse audiences; stories from all around the world; stories that enhance reality. Stories that reflect on the world as it is today, right here and now. The festival also extends into the streets – prepare for an outdoor program that completely takes over various parts of the city and its surroundings with aerial acrobatics and street performers.

GBG Reggae Fest 2024, August 24

On August 24, rocking bass tones and back beats can be heard in the heart of Ringön. GBG Reggae Fest invites you to dance for the second year in a row with heavy bands and DJs. Come and enjoy a day filled with the best of old school reggae, heartbreaking rocksteady and swinging ska at Vega Bryggeri. Read more here.

ParaPuls-festival, August 28 – September 8

The ParaPuls festival is held in conjunction with the Paralympics 28 August–8 September. There will be public screenings of the competitions at, among other places, the City Library as well as three try-on days at Slottsskogsvallen August 30 – September 1. Gothenburg’s many associations, both in para sports and normal sports, are on hand to let everyone who wants to try different sports. Read more here.

Gothenburg Culture Festival 2023. Photo: Peter Kvarnström

Gothenburg Culture Festival 2024, August 29 – September 1

From August 29 to September 1, you are welcome to extend the summer with Gothenburg’s Culture Festival! A free city festival with a wide program to suit all tastes and ages. Four days with crowds of people, good food and a nice atmosphere. See artists like Loreen, Adaam, Omar Rudberg and many more!

Frihamnsdagarna 2024 – A Democracy Festival, August 29 – 31

As summer ends the annual festival Frihamnsdagarna takes place in Gothenburg, Sweden. Citizens and organizations from all parts of society meet to talk about social challenges, the future, sustainability and democracy. In 2024 the festival take place on August 29-31. The event is held on a pier in central Gothenburg. Frihamnsdagarna has a number of stages and stands where seminars, workshops, debates and speeches take place. The festival is also a place for food, culture and music. The programme is mainly in Swedish, but it is up to each organizer and partner to decide what language they prefer.

The Street Food Festival in Gothenburg, August 29 – September 1

Sweden’s largest food festival is once again back in Gothenburg between August 29 and September 1. Free admission to four days of Sweden’s tastiest food and drink festival with music, beverages, street food, craft beer, entertainment, bars and much more.

Darin, August 30

With his latest album En annan jag i bagaget together with his swinging uptempo songs, the concerts become perfect euphoria parties. Who knows, maybe the concert will be spiced up with the occasional interpretation of the Så mycket bättre hits as well? One thing is certain, when Darin takes the stage this summer, it will be a concert you don’t want to miss! Read more here.

Petter, August 30

Petter is one of Sweden’s most prominent hip-hop artists, with both a long and magnificent career behind him. With his breakthrough in the 90s came a wide impact for Swedish hip-hop, which paved the way for today’s artists in the genre. His music has been awarded several times over, and with timeless hits such as “Mikrofonkåt”, “Så klart!” and “Se på mig nu” he has conquered both hearts and charts. There is no question that Petter’s music creation is something beyond the extra, and his imprint was cemented when he was inducted into the Swedish Music Hall of Fame in 2022. For his summer tour and the gig at Liseberg, Petter has a full band with him as well as hip-hop icons DJ Sleepy and Eye-N-I. Read more here.

The band Bolaget.

Bolaget RODEO – Göteborg, August 31

In addition to festival gigs, the band Bolaget has selected an exclusive number of cities for the RODEO show and on August 31 the band takes over Skatås in Gothenburg. This is something completely different from what you have ever experienced before, an entire evening with and by Bolaget. Bolaget was founded in 2019 in Falun, Sweden, and has since taken Sweden by storm. With over 200M streams collected in four short years, Bolaget has become one of the hottest names in the Swedish music industry. Read more here.

Day party on Teatergatan, August 31

The day party on Teatergatan is back again! It will be a day filled with food, live music and DJs. In 2024, there are three dates to mark in your calendar – June 1, July 6, and August 31. Taste a little bit from every restaurant, bring a friend, a neighbor, or maybe your dog, and enjoy food and music on the loveliest street of the summer together.

Nationalteaterns rockorkester + Sator, August 31

Nationalteaterns rockorkester returns to Gothenburg on August 31! Together with the classic rock band Sator, this evening will become a real rock festival!