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Fun Festivals in Stockholm

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When the weather warms up, many locals head out into the archipelago, but for those who stick around, you'll find them at some of these fun festivals.
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2, Sveavägen 59, 113 59 Stockholm, Sweden
Since its inception in 1998, Stockholm Pride Week remains one of the city’s largest and most popular festivals. It spans five days. The largest gay-pride celebration in Scandinavia, Pride week brings out everyone from politicians and celebrities...
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Djurgårdsslätten 49-51, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden
No celebration brings otherwise reserved Swedes out of their shells more than the summer solstice festival of Midsummer. While its roots are pagan, Midsummer is celebrated by all classes of society. You’ll find folks wearing handmade wildflower...
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Jussi Björlings allé 5, 103 91 Stockholm, Sweden
Centrally located in Stockholm, the King's Garden is a lively urban garden/park/plaza that connects the harbor with one of Stockholm's main shopping districts. It contains a series of "outdoor rooms" including a formal entrance, fountain with...
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Humlegårdsgatan 26, 102 41 Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm usually turns “green” for St. Patrick’s Day, a cultural and religious event that celebrates the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. Organized by the Swedish Irish Society, many Irish expats, friends and partners of Irish expats, and...
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111 29 Stockholm, Sweden
December in Stockholm is a great time to explore various Christmas markets (Julmarknader) around town. At Stortorget in Gamla stan (Old town), you'll find the city's most popular Christmas market where you can pick up a variety of porcelain...
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Jussi Björlings allé 5, 103 91 Stockholm, Sweden
Organized by "Shockholm," a few hundred residents (dressed up as ghouls, witches, zombies, and other creatures of the night) meet up and go parading through town, ending up at Kungsträdgården to party the rest of the evening away as part of ...
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Stockholm, Sweden
Chocolate lovers, rejoice! Every year, a chocolate festival is held in Stockholm. Lovers of chocolate come out in droves (I dare say, thousands) to sample handmade truffles, pralines, all sorts of chocolate-y goodness, as well as to dip treats...
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Sergels torg, 111 57 Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm Kulturfestival offers a mix of music, theater, and other artistry connected to culture—from jazz acts and rock bands to African beats—and you may run into the occasional bleeding zombie walking by as part of the city’s Zombie Walk....
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Stockholm, Sweden
August is definitely the month for crawfish (crayfish) parties all over Sweden, and it’s also a great opportunity to hang with friends, sing indecipherable songs, and down some tasty adult beverages. Many restaurants and cruises offer...
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Stockholm's Archipelago Fair (Skärgårdsmässan) brings in a handful of local artisans, many based out in Stockholm’s archipelago as well as various Baltic states, exhibiting work inspired by island life.
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111 57 Stockholm, Sweden
The International Food Festival is held at Sergels Torg right in the center of Stockholm, with different varieties of olives from Greece, crepes from France, salami from Germany, kangaroo burgers from Australia, paellas from Spain, assorted jams...
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Djurgårdsslätten 49-51, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden
Valborgsmässoafton (known as Valborg) welcomes the arrival of spring. This one dates back to the 8th century, and although its roots are pagan—lighting fires to ward off malevolent spirits—it is now celebrated publicly regardless of religious...
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Vaxön, Vaxholm, Sweden
The Midsommar celebrations are for everyone in Sweden. Everyone makes their kran (crown) to wear for the celebration.
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Vaxön, Vaxholm, Sweden
A good majstång (maypole) is important for a real Swedish Midsommar. To ensure a good harvest, good health, and to meet your future wife or husband, you need to find the finest flowers and ivy you can for the celebration.