What’s On in Stockholm: June 2018

Our visions of June in Stockholm include Midsummer, flower crowns, and a smörgåsbord with snaps. Stockholm has all that, and so much more! The month of the midnight sun will not disappoint you. We have found concerts, fairs, and unique events for everyone.

Here’s the best-of-the-best happening in Stockholm this June:


Friday 1st June

Samsøe & Samsøe in Biblioteksgatan

Samsøe & Samsøe is re-opening their store in Biblioteksgatan! If you’re as big a fan of this brand as we are, you’ll want to make it to this event. There will be drinks, treats, and a surprise for the first 100 guests.


Soul Weekender at Södra Teatern

Is your moon walk out of this world? Your hustle gathers an audience? Bring your best moves to dance the night away to music from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Entrance fee is 100 or 150 SEK, depending on the time of your arrival.


Saturday 2nd June

Retrotopia at Stockholm Concert Hall

Clarinetist, conductor, and host Martin Fröst and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra have been working together on a multi-year project that began in 2013. Retrotopia is the final performance of the project. Tickets range from 200 to 415 SEK.


Sunday 3rd June

Flea Market in Midsommerkransen

For the second year in a row, Midsommerkransen is hosting a flea market. Enjoy some browsing accompanied by jazz music, food trucks, and activities for children. If you wish to sell your own items, you must live in the Midsommerkransen area and pay a fee of 50 SEK.


Tuesday 5th, Friday 8th, Saturday 9th June

Sleeping Beauty at the Royal Swedish Opera

We all know the fairy tale: Princess Aurora is cursed to sleep for 100 years, only to be awakened by the kiss from a prince. Choreographer Márcia Haydée gives the old story a new twist in this ballet version. Tickets range form 55 to 1.070 SEK.


Tuesday 5th – Sunday 10th June

A Taste of Stockholm in Kungsträdgården

As the name implies, this will be a food-oriented event. Every day for six days there is a packed program, including the country’s best chefs, restaurants, and food trucks, along with performances. These performances will include chef duels, cook-alongs, and music.


Wednesday 6th June

National Day Celebrations at Gärdet

If you are looking for something new and exciting for your red day (The National Day of Sweden), head to Gärdet this year. Entrance is free. At the event you’ll find horse races, a hat competition, and other fun activities. They will have food trucks but you are also welcome to bring your own picnic lunch.


Rooftop Pool Premiere at Selma City Spa

Celebrate the National Day of Sweden and the premiere of the “rooftop pool after work” summer series with Selma City Spa. Enjoy the views, DJ Camilo’s music, bubblies, sauna, and pool – we can’t wait! Entrance is free; the pool fee is 250 SEK (bathrobe and slippers included).


Thursday 7th June

ORKID at Glashuset WY13

ORKID, aka Matilda Melin, was an Idol participant in 2013. She is influenced by modern pop, as well as singer/songwriters like Nat King Cole and Sam Cooke. She grew up in Northern Sweden but is a Stockholm local now.


Friday 8th – Sunday 10th June

Stockholm Brewers Festival at Orionteatern

Nine different breweries are gathering together, each showcasing 3 – 10 of their beers, some even made specifically for this festival. There are four sessions of the event, each session will have live music and food. Check out their website for more information about specific breweries and beers. A ticket for one session is 359 SEK; beer tokens are purchased separately.


Friday 9th June

Vegomässan Expo at Nacka Strandsmässan

This event is not only for those out there who identify as vegan, but also for people who are interested in learning more about a plant-based lifestyle and are looking for inspiration. There will be lectures at the event, some in English (see the program details on their website to find out which ones!) and multiple food venue options. Tickets to the event are 140 SEK.


Sunday 10th June

Katy Perry at Ericsson Globe

Katy Perry is on tour with her newest album, Witness, released one year ago. Tove Styrke will also perform. Tickets range in price from 395 to 1100 SEK.


Wednesday 13th June

KvadrArt at Wallery

If you are looking for new artwork, Wallery is the place to go. Last time there were 97 European street artists represented at this street art exhibition. This year, the pieces will all be 40×40 cm.


Thursday 14th June

Craft Beer Tour

While you taste beers at three separate bars in Gamla Stan, you’ll hear about the history of beer in Sweden. You’ll also learn about Midsummer celebrations and the role of beer in Midsummer. The tour is done in English, and costs 645 SEK per adult.


Friday 15th – Saturday 16th June

Summerburst at Stockholm Stadium

Summerburst returns to Stockholm for the seventh year, this time with three different stages. Diplo and Martin Garrix are among the artists who will perform. Tickets vary in price depending on the amount of access that you choose.


Saturday 16th June

Waterslide Obstacle Course at Gärdet

A fun event to cool down while outside! For this race, you can choose either the 2.5 km or 5 km course. At the finish, there will be a giant water slide. If you choose to purchase a slide pass, you can go on the water slide as much as you want for the two hours after the race until it closes. Tickets for the 2.5 km are 369 SEK, and 439 SEK for the 5 km race. You can purchase tickets on-site if they still have space in the line up.


Interactive Introverts at Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre

Dan and Phil are taking the world by storm, as they roast, tell stories. and surprise the audience. This comedy show will be in English. Tickets are 185 SEK.


Session #49 at Trädgården

If you haven’t made it to a summer session at Trädgården, you’ll want to this summer! The venue is located under a bridge, which provides a roof for the stage, and there are several food venues and bars. Entrance is free earlier in the day, 185 SEK by evening.


Wednesday 20th June

HAIM at Annexet

We’ve got “Something to Tell You” – HAIM will be in Stockholm for their Sister Sister Sister tour. All three of these talented sisters do vocals, and are proficient in multiple instruments. Ticket prices begin at 425 SEK.


Saturday 23rd June

Swedish Midsummer (Midsommer)

It’s Swedish Midsummer! That means everyone flees the city for the country, dances around the maypole, puts on a flower crown, and enjoys traditional Swedish food and drink. It’s truly one of the most lovely holidays of the year. If you’re in Stockholm for the holiday, there’s still plenty to do (see below)!


Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th June

Midsummer at Skansen

When we picture Midsummer, we imagine it in a red cottage by a lake. But if you’ll be in the city, you can still experience the traditional Midsummer at Skansen! Events will include dancing, making your own Midsummer wreath, and a Midsummer fair with handicrafts and locally produced food.


Monday 25th June

Jay Z and Beyoncé at Friends Arena

Beyoncé will be in Stockholm: need we say more? She and Jay Z are doing their On The Run (OTR) tour, round two. Tickets start at 615 SEK.


Thursday 28th June

Basketball World Cup Qualifier at Hovet

If Sweden wins against Latvia by 10 points, they have the chance to move on within the tournament! Tickets range from 170 to 1575 SEK.


Ongoing in June


Lars Lerin at Liljevalchs

Lars Lerin has become one of Sweden’s most beloved contemporary artists. Hundreds of Lerin’s paintings are displayed at Liljevalchs this summer. This set of work is from the period 2002 to 2018. Poetry from Eva Runefelt will also be part of the exhibit, to be enjoyed independently or with Lerin’s paintings. Tickets are 80 SEK and the exhibit is free on Mondays.


Public Luxury at ArkDes

This exhibit, which will be on display until January and has free admission, explores the role of architecture and design in public spaces. All works in this exhibit tell a story about public life today.


Mumm Champagne After-Work at Eken Bar

Every Thursday, Eken Bar offers live DJ entertainment, discounted food menu, and a deal on Mumm Champagne! If you’re looking for your new summer after work spot, why not choose one with the beautiful backdrop of Gamla Stan?


Until the Kingdom Comes at Fotografiska

Swedish Photographer Simen Johan has his first exhibit in his home country, opening 15th June. He first captured international attention when he began blending traditional darkroom techniques with digital image manipulation. Entrance fee is 145 SEK.


If you’re a business or organisation that would like us to add your event to next month’s calendar, please contact us at hello [@] scandinaviastandard [dot] com. Thank you!


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Vivian Tracy

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