So much music!

Excpect goose bumps as the gospel choir Göteborg Gospel perform the songs of Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson on May 4 at the church Annedalskyrkan. On that same day, incredibly popular afrobeat artist Mr Eazi visits Partille Arena for what promises to be a great night. 

The concert season at Liseberg Amusement Park is full of exciting shows. Just this month they offer up Icona Pop on May 10, Swedish hip-hop sensation Silvana Imam on May 25 and Swedish grammy winner Tove Lo on May 30!

With four American grammys and 40 albums released, it’s fair to call jazz bassist Stanley Clarke a living legend. Don’t miss him when he performs at Nefertiti on May 14

Sports bonanza

Bicyclists rejoice, this month the race Göteborgsgirot turns Gothenburg and surrounding roads into a huge bicycle party with a number of races on May 4-6. During those same days, Gothenburg also welcomes the Special Olympic Games, Sweden's largest sports competition for people with intellectual disabilities.

Göteborgsvarvet is the largest half marathon in the world, and it’s a great event to be a part of even if you’re not running. Over 40 000 runners push themselves for 21 km, cheered on by thousands of spectators on May 19.

Can't get enough of cycling? Then join the 50 k race around the island of Hisingen, Hisingen Runt, on May 26.

Art, rainbows and games

The works of Chiharu Shiota incorporate performance, sculpture and drawing. She is well known for her complex and poetical webs of wool yarn, in which she intertwines and crosses threads from floor to ceiling. Don’t miss her exhibition The Distance  at the Gothenburg Museum of Art.

This summer, Gothenburg and Stockholm host Europride 2018. But if you’re eager to start celebrating Pride sooner, then head to the archipelago island of Öckerö on May 26 for the Öckerö Pride and Culture Festival.

For the 8th year running, the retro video game fair Retrospelsmässan offers you the chance to relive games from the 1970’s and onwards. Along with several other game related experiences, the fair is sure to fill you with nostalgia. Location: Bananpiren, May 26.                           

Make sure you don't miss the annual carnival in Hammarkullen in the northeastern outskirts of Gothenburg on May 25-27. It is a festive event with a carnival parade, dance and music from around the world.

Cute animals, locally made wine and garden days

Slottsskogen City Park is a favourite among locals and visitors alike. The vast open spaces and lush greenery makes it perfect for lazy days as well as sporting activities. It’s also a favourite among children, with it’s huge playground and park zoo. Even better, the petting zoo is now open for the season, offering children a chance to meet goats, bunnies and other animals up close.

Gothenburg has been making local craft beer for a while, and now the turn has come to wine! Yes, you read that right. Wine mechanics will be importing grapes from Europe but make the actual wine here in Gothenburg. You can visit them in Gamlestaden, where they have a bar and restaurant to go along with the winery. 

Liseberg Amusement Park is known for its thrill rides and concerts, but it also has a beautiful garden. The Liseberg Garden Days May 17-20 adds another great reason for garden buffs to visit the park, with tons of gardening inspiration and a huge market.