Events and Festivals
Stockholm’s Cultural Events
Stockholm offers a full calendar of events throughout the year for visitors and locals alike. From the famous Swedish Christmas markets to the popular ABBA City Walk, Stockholm has much to see and do. Check out Visit Stockholm’s list of activities and events to find out what is on during your stay.
Sports and CompetitionsFor sports fans, the Stockholm Winter Games is an annual event held at Stockholm International Fairs (Stockholmsmässan) and encompasses activities such as tobogganing, golf and martial arts. You can also watch or take part in the Midnattsloppet, a 10km race through the city in the middle of the night held every August. One of the most famous sporting events held here, is the famed Stockholm Marathon. Compete against some of the best runners in the world, or be a spectator in this sport that sends electricity through the city.
Festivals, Music and much moreThose interested in Stockholm's place in pop music history can find out more about the country’s most famous musical export on the ABBA City Walk. If you are a little more bookish, you can find places around the city featured in Stieg Larsson's crime novels on the Millennium Guided Tour.
Other big events include the Midsummer Eve festivities, which are second in importance only to Christmas and Swedish National Day. On June 6, the streets are filled with Swedish flags, people dressed in traditional costumes and ceremonies to celebrate their national pride. In July, there is also the Stockholm Pride Festival, where the LGBT community comes together for a parade, entertainment, seminars and more.
Film fanatics should plan a visit to Stockholm during the International Film Festival, which is the leading film event in northern Europe. It attracts some big names and offers a multitude of screenings and events across different venues. Theater and opera aficionados can enjoy performances at the Oscarsteatern and Folkoperan venues.
Relax and unwind in one of the stylish rooms at the Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel, Stockholm. This hotel puts you in the center of the city, meaning close proximity to all the big events and happenings.