The sun sweetly lingers over the archipelago now, and we are finding plenty of events in Stockholm to keep us out on these luxuriously long days! July is offering up festivals, outdoor exercise, a trip to Uppsala, and the beginning of EuroPride. So much light, so much to do!
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Here’s what’s happening Stockholm, Sweden, this July:
Sunday 1st July
FIFA World Cup at O’Learys
Gather your friends, and book a table to watch some soccer! The first game will be Spain vs. Russia, followed by Croatia vs. Denmark. Who will you root for?
Monday 2nd July
The Offspring at Gröna Lund
The Offspring are returning to Gröna Lund again! So brush up on the hits from the late 90’s/early 2000’s, and come with your Gröna Lund green card! The green card is 270 SEK, and allows you entrance to the park all summer long. Otherwise, you can purchase regular admission (good for one day) for 120 SEK.
Tuesday 3rd July
AntiGravity® FUNdamentals at Hötorgsterassen
This is giving yoga a whole new twist! You won’t need any previous experience with yoga or AntiGravity®, as the class is for beginners. You will hang and swing, as well as working on the more typical yoga goals, like improving posture. To book your spot, use the BRUCE app. In the case of bad weather, the class will be cancelled.
Wednesday 4th July
Anderson .Paak at Nobelberget
Anderson .Paak is a multi-talented artist: he raps, sings, plays the drums, and writes songs. His second album, “Malibu,” was nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album at the Grammy Awards. The Free Nationals will also perform.
Independence Day at Bar Brooklyn
Whether you are American or not, you can enjoy this Fourth of July party! Phogg, Sabine Women, and DJs Nine Elmi and Olivia Nordell will all perform live. Entrance is free.
Thursday 5th July
Sunkit at Södra Teatern
This club event highlights odd, mostly undiscovered music, as well as forgotten popular music. Curious? So are we! Entrance is free.
Friday 6th – Sunday 8th July
No Such Place Festival
Run, hike, or bike into this secret location north of Stockholm. This small festival gives you a break from technology and cars. Relax, attend workshops, do yoga, be mindful. Tickets are 1250 SEK and include meals, bag/tent, transfer to and from the festival, camping ground access, and more.
Saturday 7th July
Outdoor Summer Yoga in Örby/Älvsjö
Swedes certainly know how to take advantage of the outdoors during summer and we can’t wait for some outdoor yoga! Because this class will be outside, it is advised that you check their Facebook page on the day to see if it has been cancelled due to weather. The suggested price is 50 to 100 SEK per person. Bring your yoga mat and something warm to wear!
Flowers Bar Summer Workshop at The Lobby
Join Flowers Bar Stockholm for their final workshop until the fall. You will create a flower arrangement using seasonal flowers, learn the main principles of creating a flower arrangement, and take home your work. The workshop is 595 SEK; all materials and refreshments are provided.
Thursday 12th July
Flea Market at Åkersberga Centrum
This flea market boasts a rooftop location, weather permitting. If you wish to sell any of your used gadgets, a table costs 120 SEK. For shoppers and browsers, entrance is free.
Friday 13th – Saturday 14th July
Thai Festival at Kungsträdgården
Whether you’re participating in the festival’s competition for a vacation to Thailand, or simply enjoying a Thai-themed “staycation” with Thai food from Grill Streetfood and live music, this will be a tasty event!
Saturday 14th July
Jazz in the Park at Galärparken
This annual summer festival includes Swedish jazz, activities for the kids, art, and events that bolster awareness of ecological and social values. We love the inclusivity and values of this free-entrance event!
Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th, and Wednesday 18th July
These three days will be filled to the brim with street performances. Wonder at jugglers, magicians, comedians, and acrobats. Be sure to check the website for location, as it changes each day.
Tuesday 17th July
Esther Kirabo at Gröna Lund
Kirabo has been tapped as one of the artists to look out for in 2018. Not only is she a brilliant singer, Kirabo also plays keyboard, guitar, and drums, and writes music. She will be one of the many talented performers at Gröna Lund this month.
Saturday 21st July
Popaganda at Parkteatern in Galärparken
Pack a picnic, and head to the park to listen to live music (find the Spotify playlist here)! There will be a number of performers, including Flora Cash and Ambivalensen. This event is free!
Sunday 22nd July
Open Mic Night at City Backpackers Hostel
Enjoy a drink from City Backpackers’ bar, NOMAD, and contribute to the open mic night. A microphone and guitar will be available on stage, and you are of course welcome to bring your own instrument, or a poem to read, or a song to sing… We’re all ears! If you plan to perform, sign up online beforehand.
Thursday 26th July
POP Pilates at Hötorgsterrassen
Do you love the feeling of sore muscles after a workout? Come check out this rooftop POP pilates class, and get your core engaged! The event is free, all you need to do is download the BRUCE app, create an account and book your spot!
Friday 27th – Sunday 29th July
Uppsala Reggae Festival
If you’re a reggae fan, consider catching the pendeltåg or an SJ train up to Uppsala for a weekend packed with reggae. Ticket prices vary depending on how many days you choose to attend, and how far in advance you purchase your tickets. There is a campsite at the venue if you plan to stay overnight, but be sure to book your spot beforehand.
Friday 27th July – Friday 3rd August
The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Zita Folkets Bio
Kick off pride week with this cult classic interactive movie! A changing area and some props are available at the theater, although it’s recommended you bring your own props and costumes too. The full price for the event is 120 SEK; check to see if you qualify for a discounted ticket (price of 95 SEK).
Friday 27th July – Sunday 5th August
EuroPride in Stockholm
EuroPride will begin in Stockholm, and resume later in August in Gothenburg. If you are traveling to Stockholm for the event, Clarion Hotel has a special offer for visitors with a ticket to the festival area. There will be a parade and performances in the park. Tickets range in price from 100 to 600 SEK.
Monday 30th July
Social Paddling at Långholmen Kajak
Enjoy an evening out on the water, kayaking through the city. The kayak and life jacket rental cost are included in the 250 SEK price. If you’re a student, be sure to ask for the 20% discount.
Tuesday 31st July
Run for Pride on Djurgården
Whether you choose to run 5 km or 10 km, the focus of this race is to have fun! Tickets are 395 SEK, and include a goodie bag. For every participant in the race, 100 SEK will be donated to Sweden’s Rainbow Fund.
Ongoing in July
The Didrichsen Collection at Millesgården
This exhibition features works on loan from the Didrichsens Art Museum in Helsinki. Included in the exhibit are works from Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, and Fernand Léger. Entrance to the museum is 120 SEK for students, 150 SEK for adults, and free for those age 18 and younger.
Mending a Broken World at Forum för Levande Historia
This exhibit displays the artwork of Lenke Rothman, a survivor of three concentration camps. Rothman came to Sweden when she was 16 years old in 1945, and began to study art at Konstfackskolan in 1951. If you wish to have a tour, they are available in English and Swedish on Wednesdays. The exhibit is free of charge.
Dynamic Windsurfing Courses
Have you ever wanted to try windsurfing? Give it a try this summer! There are lessons offered throughout July in Stockholm.
Yoga at Stockholm Under Stjärnorna
Throughout July (and August too!), Angelica Rosenstam will lead various morning yoga classes. Begin the day energetically, with yoga overlooking Stockholm, followed by fruit and juice. Classes are on Wednesdays and Sundays, and each class costs 245 SEK.
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