Flavours, sneakers and bicycles  

Who doesn’t love good food? Right. Head out to newly completed exhibition centre Åbymässan March 1–3 for the food festival Passion for food. A chance to meet producers of fantastic food and beverages, listen to seminars and, of course, enjoy plenty of tastings! 

Some are committed all year-round bicyclists, but for many the season of riding on two wheels begins in a few weeks. Why not head to the Swedish Bicycling Fair on March 15–17 for some inspiration, you’ll be able to check out the latest bikes (including the popular e-bikes) and even go for a spin on a test track. 

Sneakerheads marked March 16 in their calendar the moment Shelta announced this year’s edition of Shelta Sneaker Market. The sneaker and streetwear store invites you to buy, sell and meet likeminded during a day that will also include DJ:s, live acts, flea markets and more. Last year over 2500 people attended the event at Auktionsverket Kulturarena, so it should be an exciting day! 

New restaurants and shrove Tuesday!

The main boulevard Avenyn has a new addition, Le Comptoir, a combined shop and bistro where you'll find French cheeses of all kinds and colours. Across the bridge from the city centre, on the island of Hisingen, the Kville Market Hall now offers tasty American style steak ‘n cheese sandwiches at “Steak ‘n Cheese”. Oh, and if you’re looking for something sort of new, head to popular restaurant Studio HPKSM and try their updated menu. 

We admit it, we have been tucking in on the traditional pastry “Semla” for weeks, even though the “official” day of the semla bun is Shrove Tuesday, coming up March 5. The semla consists of a bun cut in half with whipped cream and almond paste in between. Head out to the cafés of Gothenburg and grab one right now! 

Bulbs, seeds and cuttings at the Botanical Garden of Gothenburg

For many years, the Gothenburg Botanical Garden has specialised in cultivating bulbs and tubers. This is your chance to see the most beautiful ones in full bloom during this exhibition in the green houses, starting March 9. 

Looking to update your plant line-up? Head to the Botanical Garden on March 24 for the annual Seed and Cuttings Exchange. Bring your half empty bags of planting seeds and exchange them for a different kind of seeds. Make sure to put the name and year on the bag. 

You’ll also be able to bring in cuttings (make sure they have roots and the name of the plant), and you’ll get tokens that you can use to bring home other cuttings! During the day, gardeners from the Botanical Garden will be present to answer questions and give tips on how to take cuttings and more. 

Dance performances, concerts and exhibitions

It’s all about heavy metal when two day music festival The Abyss shines a spotlight on the whole spectra of heavy metal – from classic metal to trash, speed, death, black, doom and progressive metal. March 1–2 at Gothenburg Film Studios. 

If you love dance then you’ve got plenty to look forward to, from the classic ballet Swan Lake at Lorensbergsteatern March 19–20 to contemporary all-female dance crew Less Aggressive Clappers at Stora Teatern on March 26. And let’s not forget the incredible Life’s a show at the Gothenburg opera by choreographers Marina Mascarell and Hofesh Shechter, which premieres on March 15. 

Music lovers, there’s something for you too. Swedish hip hop sensation Silvana Imam is coming to Gothenburg and Trädgår’n on March 2, with her new album “Heliga Moder” hot of the presses. Philip Cobb, One of the world’s greatest trumpet players will be performing together with the Gothenburg Wind Orchestra on March 7 at Kronhusbodarna.

The amazing Titanic exhibition is coming to an end, if you haven’t seen it, make sure to catch it at Galleri Fredstan before it closes on March 31.