What’s On in Stockholm: July 2018

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

Street Festival

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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Vivian Tracy

Vivian Tracy is a recent graduate from Occidental College, currently living in Stockholm. Follow her on Instagram @vivels.