P3 Guld 

Partille Arena, January 19

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 and on stage you can see artist like Seinabo Sey, Imenella, Little Dragon and Benjamin Ingrosso.

Read more about P3 Guld.


Göteborg Film Festival

Cinemas and clubs in Gothenburg, January 25–February 4

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.


Swedish Eurovision Song Contest

Scandinavium Arena, February 1–2

The highly anticipated music festival Melodifestivalen, the Swedish Eurovision Song Contest, is once again coming to the Scandinavium arena and Gothenburg. To experience this event live is something really special.

Read more about Swedish Eurovision Song Contest.


Blue Planet II – Live in Concert

Scandinavium Arena, February 23

BBC's new success story Blue planet 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 David Fleming.

Read more and get your tickets here.


The International Science Festival

Different venues in Gothenburg, April 1–12

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.


Gothenburg Horse Show and Eurohorse

Scandinavium Arena, April 3–7

In April, 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.


A Beer & Whiskey Fair

Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre, April 12–13

During two days, a large number of exhibitors gather – microbreweries, breweries, whiskey distilleries, whiskey and easter boutiques, brew masters, whiskey chiefs and a variety of artisan food producers. You'll also find other beverages such as cider, rum and avéc. Age limit: 20 years.

Read more and secure your tickets here.

Liseberg's Garden Days

Liseberg, May 9–12

Liseberg’s Garden Days is the largest garden exhibition in west Sweden. For several days, the amusement park is filled with everything the gardening enthusiast needs to enhance their garden or balcony.

Read more about Liseberg's Garden Days.


Comic Con

Åbymässan, May 11–12

Comic Con comes to Gothenburg for the first time! During two exciting days you can enjoy activities inspired by TV and Film, meet guests from your favorite show, compete in cosplay, be inspired by world-class international comic artists and shop something unique in the Artist Alley. Oh and did we mention Gaten Materazzo from Stranger Things is coming?

Read more about Comic Con.


The Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon

Starts in Slottsskogen City Park, May 18

It is time to get fit for one of the largest half marathons in the world.

Read more about Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon.

Point Music Festival

Gothenburg Concert Hall, May 23–26

The leitmotif of this classical music festival is a number of powerful stories about being human, and about life itself, often told by female voices. Four festival days, four world premières, three orchestras, two club nights, a film screening, and some ten concerts.

Read more about Point Music Festival.


Gården music festival 

The Garden Society of Gothenburg, June 5–6

The first days of summer are spent in Gothenburg, on the city's new music festival Gården. Enjoy, among others, Tame Impala, The Streets, Sweden's emerging R&B star Kali Uchi and Gothenburg's finest - Sarah Klang. In addition, the iconic Gothenburg Heroes Bad Bad Quartet are reunited to make their first concert in 14 years.

Read more about Gården here.



Ullevi Arena, June 7–8

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.

Read more about Summerburst.

West Pride

Gothenburg, June 12–16

A free of charge culture festival that creates safe meeting points for lgbtq+ people. The festival explores norm criticism and lgbtq+ people's life situations through art and culture.

Read more about West Pride.


Partille Cup

Different venues, July 1-7

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.



Ullevi Arena, July 9

One of the greatest band in the world make their return to Sweden, as Metallica bring their Worldwired Tour to Gothenburg and Ullevi.

Read more about the event.


Gothia Cup

Different venues, July 15–21

Gothia Cup is the world’s largest and most international youth football tournament. Each year, around 1,600 teams from 80 nations take part and they play 4,500 games on 110 fields.

Read more about Gothia Cup.

Gyllene tider

Ullevi Stadium, August 3

After 40 years, Swedish pop band institution Gyllene Tider say goodbye with a long farewell tour and a new album. Note that the concert has been moved from Slottsskogsvallen to Ullevi Stadium.

Read more about the Gyllene tider concert here.


Gothenburg Culture Festival

Different venues, August 6–11

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, handicraft, literature and more.

Read more about Gothenburg Culture Festival.

European Choir Games

Gothenburg, August 3–10

Thousands of singers will visit Gothenburg to take part in competitions, entertainment and musical festivities all over the city.

Read more about European Choir Games.

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Way Out West

Slottsskogen City Park + more venues, August 8–10

One of Europe's best festivals will be back in Slottsskogen city park in 2019. The central location makes it easy to combine concerts in the Slottsskogen city park with club gigs at Stay Out West.

Read more about Way Out West.

Scandinavian Invitation

Hills Golf & Sports Club, August 22–25

Hills Golf & Sports Club in Mölndal hosted the 2018 Nordea Masters. They return in 2019 under the new name Scandinavian Invitation.

Read more about Scandinavian Invitation.

Space Week

Gothenburg, September 14–22

In 2019, it’s 50 years since the first moon landing. It is acknowledged with a space week that looks both back and forward in time, from history to the future, into space and back to Earth.

Read more about Space Week.


Gothenburg Book Fair

Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre, September 26–29

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.

Halloween at Liseberg

Liseberg Amusement Park, 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.


Christmas City Gothenburg

Gothenburg, November–January

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 mid-November and early January.

Read more about Christmas City Gothenburg.


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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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