The final weekend takes place August 31 – September 3, and consists of several major events. Some of these you probably recognize from previous years, such as Gothenburg Culture Festival and Frihamnsdagarna. Others are unique elements that only take place this anniversary summer, where we have, among other things, Gothenburg Jubilee Parade and the Göteborgsvarvet Marathon. Read more at goteborg2023.com.
Gothenburg Culture Festival, September 1-3
Extend the summer and experience Gothenburg Culture Festival! For three days, you will experience crowds of people, good food and a pleasant atmosphere. The city festival is also free with a wide program that suits all tastes and ages. See artists like A36, Danish D-A-D, Danela Rathana, famous Tiktok profiles and many more. The food is represented by the Street Food Festival, where Sweden’s best food truck will be crowned. Extra party atmosphere is promised due to the city’s 400th anniversary celebrations. Welcome to the party!
Closing concert with Miriam Bryant
September 3, the beloved Gothenburg artist Miriam Bryant takes the stage at the square Kungstorget in central Gothenburg. Her concert will be the grand finale for both Gothenburg’s 400th Anniversary celebrations and Gothenburg’s Culture Festival. The concert starts at 21.00 and is open to everyone and with free entry.
Gothenburg Jubilee Parade, September 2
The Gothenburg Jubilee Parade is a procession that departs from Gustafs Adolfs Torg, continues along Kungsportsavenyn and ends at Götaplatsen. An entertaining and inclusive parade with Gothenburg citizens of all ages as well as representatives from various areas of the city, such as dance, music, performing arts, technology and business. Experience Göta Lejons Ungdomsorkester, live jazz, old Volvo cars from Volvo Museum, fun features with students from Chalmers and much more. Together we celebrate Gothenburg’s various milestones, landmarks and future visions!
Fireworks with music, September 2
During the final weekend of Gothenburg’s 400th anniversary celebration, there will be a unique anniversary fireworks display set to music with a Gothenburg connection. The music fireworks will be launched at 22:00 on September 2. If you stand along the river Göta älv in front of the Göteborg Opera House, you’ll have a great view and also hear well.
Ö-festen (Ringön Festival), September 2
The festival Ö-festen is part of Gothenburg’s 400th anniversary and Gothenburg Culture Festival. For one day, the urban area along the river turns into a big street party with a market and live performances. This year, Ö-festen will also be available as a digital version – Gothenburg Island Festival. Create an avatar and wander around digitally on the festival and experience gigs, film screenings and much more! In addition, a competition will be held where the best-looking avatar will be crowned.
Göteborgsvarvet Marathon, September 3
Twice the distance, twice the fun! Göteborgsvarvet Marathon 2023 runs along parts of Göteborgsvarvet’s regular course, but also new roads through Gothenburg. On September 3, 2023, it’s time for thousands of runners to experience the city along the 42,195 meter long course. Start is in Slottsskogen and finish at Slottsskogvallen.
Frihamnsdagarna, August 31 – September 2
Frihamnsdagarna returns for the third year in a row and fills Bananpiren with culture, panel discussions, debates, music, food trucks, second hand, activities and exhibitors. Open to all with free entry.
Frihamnen – a new neighbourhood on historic shipyard land
Frihamnen, the free-port, is both a new and an old part of the city, located right in the heart of Gothenburg. The old shipbuilding industry and port operations give the area its historical setting, while at the same time a new neighbourhood takes shape among hangars, piers and cranes.