See you in the park

During summer, we practically live in the city parks and this month we have a lot of open-air culture to enjoy. 

At Liseberg Amusement Park, there will be performances by Band of Horses, Danko Jones, Hurula, John Fogerty and many more. Normally, all gigs are included in the entry fee. 

At the lovely Villa Belparc, situated in the even more lovely Slottsskogen City Park, we look forward to see Kleerup (remember the superhit “With Every Heartbeat” that he did with Robyn?), Eagle Eye Cherry (“Save Tonight!”), Teddybears Soundsystem, Ida Redig, Swedish super star icon legend Carola and more.

In the park Trädgårdsföreningen (a stone’s throw from the central station), we will be treated to an evening with Laleh on July 19. Look up “Some die young” if the name doesn’t ring a bell.

In Gothenburg on the 9th of July? Crazy about rock? Then you’re in luck! Metallica will play Ullevi Arena as part of their Worldwired Tour.

Prefer music indoors?

In that case you should visit the iconic bar and live music venue Pustervik. This month, you can see artists like Mac DeMarco, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles and The Essex Green.

 

Fun stuff in the archipelago

It’s always a good idea to visit the island of Styrsö – and especially when there’s a festival. July 5-6 bands like Movits! and Vita Bergen will perform at the second edition of Styrsö Festival. If it’s hard to get there? Nope, the public transportation ferry will get you there in no time and for very little money.

Talking about the island Styrsö, on July 13-14 there will be an art exhibition (Konstrundan) during which you can visit artist studios and homes. A great opportunity to get to know the locals.

Neighbouring island Brännö also offers some great events, like David Urwitz' concert at Brännö Värdshus on July 17!

Like to stay on an island? Isbolaget at the island Donsö (next to Styrsö) recently opened a hotel.

On a budget? Not a problem!

Like films? Love saving money? Head to the free outdoor cinema event BIO-LOGI in Slottsskogen City Park on July 20. In addition to movies, there will be food trucks and other nice things.

Also, the charming art house cinema Hagabion offers cheap screenings during summer. The concept, called Filmfrossan, takes place July 5-25. Their page is not in English but you’ll be able to make out the titles and dates here.

At Yaki-Da nightclub, Wednesdays mean table tennis, free pizza and cheap drinks. Enjoy responsibly!

Heard of the cool sauna and pool on the north side of the river? This scruffy/amazing place and during the summer you can count on great food and fun events from cool Café fluß.

We love the Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft (who doesn’t?) and this month they have an exhibition on ocean plastics that seems very interesting. The exhibition presents a selection of conceptual design projects which address plastic pollution by questioning our relationship to the sea, presenting strategies for cleaning up the oceans, recycling existing plastics and exploring the merits of bio-plastics. It spans two floors and includes, among others, a whale tooth sculpture made from plastics collected from the ocean, single use containers made from algae, fossils of the future where the plastic waste has intermingled with natural sediments, and artefacts where residual materials from the Swedish plastic industry is given new life. At certain dates they have workshops where children can meet with designers and create new things from plastic waste.

 

Two enormous youth tournaments plus some sailing

Wonder why there’s such a lot of youngsters in sportswear all over town? Well, fashion is only part of the explanation. Between July 1 and 6th we will have the world’s largest handball tournament, Partille Cup, and just a week later 1700 football teams from 80 nations will be here to participate in Gothia Cup. Since the matches are played at fields all over town it’s quite easy to just drop in and have a peek. 

More in to sailing are you? In that case you should definitely head over to the lovely island of Marstrand (a great destination in its own right) to watch some exciting M32 racing during GKSS Match Cup Sweden. According to the 50 000 people who were there to see last year’s race it’s quite spectacular.

On July 20, you have the opportunity to take part in some boat racing first hand. The Riverrun is an annual event where people float in cheap rubber boats from Jonsered Station east of the city to the city centre.  

 

A good month for shopping

When it comes to shopping, summer traditionally equals sales. To update your wardrobe with some nice Swedish design, visit some of our diverse shopping areas. This food and shopping walk can be used as an inspiration.

Victoriapassagen is a cosy passage way lined with shops and cafés, and now it has a brand new neighbour! The courtyard Victoriagården is a meeting place where shops, cafés and restaurants allow visitors can relax in a cosy setting. You can reach Victoriagården from Södra Larmgatan 16, Vallgatan 21 or through the passage way Victoriapassagen. 

This summer, Stockholm's Fotografiska Museum of Photography have a pop-up-store at Victoriagården. A must if you're in to photography and design and looking for souvenirs.