Photo Courtesy of Swedish Institute and Visit Sweden
Gothenburg takes every opportunity to wrap itself in a festive atmosphere, especially during the summer. Since the city center is small and most of the big arenas are just a few blocks from the main dining streets, the whole town tends to get caught up in festivities. Events to look out for include: Gothenburg Film Festival (Scandinavia’s largest film festival, February), West Pride (a week-long pride festival, June), Gothia Cup (the world’s largest youth soccer tournament, July), Way Out West (a three-day music festival in one of the city’s parks, August), and Kulturkalaset (a free arts and culture festival, August).