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Gothenburg Culture Festival, 14-19 August, is one of Scandinavia’s largest culture festivals. For six days every August, Gothenburg explodes with hundreds of activities for all tastes and ages. Streets and squares transform into a giant street party where you can immerse yourself in a rich variety of cultural pursuits. Everyone is invited and admission is free!
Walk, jog, or run – everyone is welcome! The run begins and ends just outside Skatås Motionscentrum.
Köpstadsö is located in the southern part of the archipelago and is also called Kössö. It's the archipelago's smallest island with about 100 people who are full-time residents. During the summer, that number rises considerably up to 300 residents. The island consists of narrow, winding alleys and is free from both car and moped traffic.
A week filled with free events within tech and startup for everyone. No matter who you are or what you do, we promise that you will find interesting events to attend. Compete with your startup, listen to world-famous entrepreneurs, join in for a hackathon, mingle with Gothenburg's most skilled developers and much much more.
Are you looking for budget-friendly things to do in Gothenburg? We have listed seven great ways to see the city for next to nothing, including free events and activities as well as sightseeing and day trip options. There are many other budget friendly alternatives as well.
A day filled with art, concerts, performance, and much more. Free admission.
Match cup for junior teams on Gothenburg's golf courses.
Kalvsund is located between islands Björkö and Öckerö. The ferry takes you from Lilla Varholmen via Björkö to the beautiful, car-free island.
In June 2018 Gothenburg has the honour of welcoming the competing teams in the Volvo Ocean Race. The boats will sail all the way in to the centre of the City, giving everyone a ringside view!
When are people enjoying music at the most? Relaxed and with their best friends. And if it’s Gothenburg Symphony playing in a lush green Slottsskogen a beautiful afternoon, the experience is grand. This year it is an extra festive concert since it is led by the orchestra’s Chief Conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali.
The ship S/S Marieholm offers a genuine maritime dining room and a glass bar on the aft deck. She is moored at Packhuskajen next to the Gothenburg Opera. The restaurant offers a good menu a la carte at all gigs.
On Grötö in the northern part of the archipelago there are only about 100 residents year round, which makes Grötö the island of tranquility. There are no cars and to get to the island you first have to go to Björkö and then hop on the ferry from there.
Skansen Lejonet is a fortification located at Gullberget, in the northern city centre of Gothenburg. Skansen Lejonet has been watching over the city since 1689.
In 2018, EuroPride will for the first time be hosted by two festivals: Stockholm Pride and West Pride. Welcome to an unforgettable festival for lgbtq+ rights.
During the first three Saturdays of June, a number of producers from Western Sweden visit Haga Old Town and invite the city to locally produced products.
During 13 Saturdays this fall, a number of producers from Western Sweden will visit Haga Old Town and invite the city to locally produced products.
The children’s clothing brand Villervalla quickly became a favourite after the launch in Gothenburg in 2005. Bright colours and playful patterns are typical features.
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