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Gothenburg is full of events and happenings in 2018. Read more about the upcoming events in the Events Calendar.

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Partille Arena, January 20

P3 Guld is a gala and musical award that pays tribute to Swedish music and artists. This year’s gala will be held in Partille Arena.

Read more about P3 Guld.

Göteborg Film Festival

Cinemas and clubs in Gothenburg, January 26 januari – February 5

As the leading film festival in the Nordic countries, Göteborg Film Festival brings films from all over the world to Gothenburg. 
Read more about Göteborg Film Festival.

Film festival

Gothenburg Horse Show and Eurohorse

Scandinavium Arena, 20 - 25 February

In February, the Gothenburg Horse Show is finally back in Scandinavium Arena. Get ready for a full week with amazing racing, several new features in the program. Read more about Gothenborg Horse Show.

Planet Earth II

Scandinavium Arena, March 1

BBC's new success story "Planet Earth II" is showed in fascinating 4K-Ultra-HD on a giant screen accompanied by a symphony orchestra, performing music by Oscar winner Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea and Jasha Klebe. Read more and get your tickets here.

A Beer & Whiskey Fair 2018

Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre, April 6-7

During the two days a large number of exhibitors gather with microbreweries, breweries, whiskey distilleries, whiskey and easter boutiques, brew masters, whiskey chiefs and a variety of artisan food producers, including other beverages such as cider, rum and avéc. Age limit: 20 years. Read more and secure your tickets here.

The International Science Festival

Different venues in Gothenburg, April 18-22

With hundreds of activities and about 70,000 visitors The International Science Festival in Gothenburg is one of Europe’s leading popular science events and the only one of its kind in Sweden.

Read more about The International Science Festival.


Special Olympics Games

Different venues and places around Gothenburg, 4-6 May

Participants compete in a variety of sports at different venues around Gothenburg. The organiser is the Swedish Parasport Association and Sweden's Paralympic Committee. Read more about Special Olympics Games here.


The Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon

Starts in Slottsskogen City Park, May 19

It is time to get fit for one of the largest half marathons in the world. Read more about Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon.

Foo Fighters

Ullevi Arena, June 5th

With the new world success album "Concrete and Gold", Foo Fighters returns to Ullevi Arena during their world tour. Just as much as you hope for no broken legs this time, you can be sure of that this concert will go to history. Read more about the event here.


Ullevi Arena, 1-2 June

Summerburst is a two day music extravaganza being held in Gothenburg and Stockholm. The event takes pride in welcoming music lovers from all over the world. The artists will be revealed shortly. The first confirmed artists are no less than Martin Garrix, Axwell/Ingrosso, Alan Walker and Will Sparks! Read more about Summerburst here.

Volvo Ocean Race - Stopover

Frihamnen, 14 - 21 June

Gothenburg once again welcomes the world's best sailors to Frihamnen - the last stop of the race before the finish. Experience a unique event in the heart of the city harbour. Read more about Volvo Ocean Race here.

Ed Sheeran

Ullevi Arena, 10 - 11 July

In the summer of 2018, Ed Sheraan makes his two largest concerts in Gothenburg.
With his third album "÷", released in March 2017, it became the world's most streamed album in a week and in England, the album became the fastest selling ever by a male artist. Read more about the event here.


Guns N' Roses

Ullevi, 21 juli

Guns N' Roses' "Not In This Lifetime Tour" shows no signs of slowing down and on July 21st they'll give their first concert ever at Ullevi. The successful tour, which started in 2016, sold more than 1 million tickets in 2017 only, and in July they will end the 2018 summer tour right here in Gothenburg. Don't miss out on what is sure to become a classic! Read more about the event here.

Partille Cup

Different venues, July 3-8

Partille Cup is the largest international handball event in the world and one of the top-events of all kinds of youth sports. Annually there are 20.000 participants from 50 countries divided into 1.100 teams.

Read more about Partille Cup.


Gothia Cup

Different venues, 15 – 21 july

Gothia Cup is the world’s largest and most international youth football tournament. Each year, around 1600 teams from 80 nations take part and they play 4500 games on 110 fields. Read more about Gothia Cup.


Gothenburg, August 14-19

EuroPride is an annual recurring event, where a Pride Festival in Europe is entitled to use the title EuroPride. In 2018, EuroPride is being conducted in Sweden for the third time, and for the first time with two host cities; Gothenburg and Stockholm. Read more about Euro Pride here.

Nordea Masters

Hills Golf & Sports Club, August 16-19

Nordea Masters 2018 is played 16-19 August at Hills Golf & Sports Club in Mölndal just outside Gothenburg. The competition is an annual event of the European Tour of Golf for Men, and has been traditionally played since 1991, making the event one of the oldest in Europe. 


Way Out West

Slottsskogen City Park + more venues, August 

One of Europe's best festivals will be back in Slottsskogen city park in 2018. The central location makes it easy to combine concerts in the Slottsskogen city park with the club gigs at Stay Out West.

Read more about Way Out West.

Gothenburg Culture Festival

Different venues, August 14-19

In August every year, the Gothenburg Culture Festival takes over the city with over 1,200 free activities open for everyone. There will be opera, art, music, theatre, handicrafts, literature and more.

Read more about Gothenburg Culture Festival.

Gothenburg Book Fair

Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre, September 27-30

The Book Fair is a huge annual and international event in Gothenburg with talks, signings and seminars with exciting guests.

Read more about the Gothenburg Book Fair.

Kulturnatta Culture Night

Different venues, October 

The whole city oozes with culture during Kulturnatta! There’s always a great collection of cultural events around the city and a broad mix of activities, art, music, theatre and everything in between. Of course there are events that fit non-Swedish speaking guests.

Read more about Kulturnatta.

Halloween at Liseberg Amusement Park

Liseberg, October – November

To celebrate Halloween at Liseberg Amusement Park has become a tradition for many. Cosy, fun – and scary. During the same period, the entire city of Gothenburg is transformed into a cosy autumn city with seasonal activities and markets.

Read more about Halloween at Liseberg Amusement Park.


Christmas City Gothenburg

The city of Gothenburg, November 29–January 6

Winter is long and dark in Sweden. In some parts, the sun doesn't even rise for weeks. That's why we invented "Julmys" - a uniquely Swedish combination of ancient Nordic traditions and modern customs. Christmas City Gothenburg, one of Scandinavia's most popular Christmas destinations, takes place between November 29 and January 6.

Read more about the Christmas City.