What’s On in Stockholm: June 2019

What are you looking forward to this June in Stockholm? We’re having a hard time deciding; between National Day celebrations, Midsummer events, and all the opportunities to enjoy the sunshine with outdoor music, there’s no end to the fun you can have. Luckily, the days are getting longer, so there is time to enjoy (almost) all of the events the Swedish capital has to offer. June sure looks good on this city!

Check out our calendar of the best events in Stockholm this month:

Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd June

Energy Observer Stopover at Skeppsbron 2

On 24th May, the Energy Observer moored in front of the Royal Palace for its stopover. It is set to continue on its journey to 49 other countries on Sunday 2nd June. The Energy Observer is the first hydrogen vessel that emits no greenhouse gases or fine particles. It runs on a mix of renewable energies and a system that produces carbon-free hydrogen from the seawater it is traveling on. We are so on board with this futuristic vessel!


Saturday 1st June

AIM at Dansens Hus

The graduating class of the Ballet Academy has their final production, and Saturday 1st June is your last chance to see it! Tickets are 150 SEK. It’s a beautiful performance and a chance to see emerging talent.


Theo Parrish at Kvarteret

Detroit’s dance music legend, Theo Parrish, will perform a 4-hour set, and a few other legends will join as well! Go dance your face off.

Monday 3rd, Wednesday 5th, Tuesday 11th, and Thursday 12th June

The Trial at Kungliga Operan

A ballet inspired by Kafka’s novel The Trial, a story set in a city like Prague, is a physically and psychologically challenging work. Czech choreographer Jiří Bubeníček has created a phenomenal show. Tickets range from 55 to 1090 SEK.


Monday 3rd June

Hatchie at Obaren

Hatchie is an Australian singer-songwriter who has released an EP, and is scheduled to release her album Keepsake in late June. Entrance to the show is free.


Tuesday 4th June

Accent at Eric Ericson International Choral Centre

Accent is an a cappella group composed of six men, coming together from all over the world (including Sweden!). They are on tour with their EP In This Together. This album is composed of original songs and is a lot of fun. Tickets are 250 tickets.


Wednesday 5th – Sunday 9th June

A Taste of Stockholm in Kungsträdgården

Some of the country’s top chefs and restaurants come together for this annual early summer festival celebrating food. This year, there will be a focus on “future food” and the event will be a zero waste one! The festival will feature music, chef duels, and of course, plenty of food of course.


Wednesday 5th – Saturday 8th June

Red Bull Music Festival

During these four days, 86 acts will be performing in various locations for the Red Bull Music Festival. The music will range from jazz to hip-hop, and everything in between.


Wednesday 5th June

Love Potion: 5 Year Anniversary at Trädgården

Trädgården is the enchanting outdoor venue in Stockholm, located under Johanneshovbron. On 5th June, the lineup includes Floating Points, DJ Stingray and Polanco & Hugo. Get down to great tunes in a magical location.


Thursday 6th June

Sweden’s National Day

Happy National Day to Sweden! This day celebrates both the end of the Kalmar Union in 1523 and the adoption of the current Swedish constitution on the same day in 1809. Though celebrations aren’t as wild as, say, Norway’s national day, there’s still lots of flag waving and a great celebration in Skånsen, where children present the Swedish king and queen with flowers.


Hippie Market at Vintervikens Trädgård

The hippie market will include an art exhibit, two tattooists, a free yoga class, and a clown performance for children. In addition to the food and drinks available at Vintervikens Trädgårdscafé, there will be food trucks. In the same venue you will find Chillival, a down tempo concert for those who like their music, but also like to chill.


Saturday 8th June

Gin Fest at Clarion Hotel Sign

On World Gin Day, you will have the opportunity to try over 50 types of gin, with a focus on Nordic gins. There are some brands really taking off on the global market, so give them a go before everyone else hears about them. Tickets are 270 SEK. The first 150 guests receive a goodie bag, so get there early!


Wednesday 12th June

Phil Collins at Friends Arena

Phil Collins is on his hilariously named “Still Not Dead Yet” tour, and will be accompanied by another star, Sheryl Crow! Tickets range from 600 to 2600 SEK.


Thursday 13th June

Offshore Film Festival at Skandia Teatern

This film festival brings the sea to the city, with films about sea sports. The four films will bring you to different worlds, with free-diving, boat racing out on the water, surfing, and canoeing. Tickets to the festival are 200 SEK.


Friday 14th June

Inside Out Outside In at Artipelag

The new exhibit, featuring Italian artist Piero Fornasetti’s work, opens 14th June. In addition to his work, the work of his son Barnaba Fornasetti will be on display. The artwork spans many mediums, including painting and furniture. Admission to this exhibit is 185 SEK; it will run until January 2020. Be sure to enjoy the nature trails (free of cost) and take a peak at their restaurant!


Saturday 15th June

Drop in wedding at Skansen

One day in June each year, Skansen celebrates a love-filled day. You and your loved one can be married outdoors at Tingsvallen, without needing to book. It’s a stress-free way to celebrate your partnership along with so many others. Love is indeed in the air!


Sunday 16th June

Handball: Sweden vs Austria at Hovet

Watch the Swedish national handball team finish out the season with a match against the Austrian national team. Tickets range from 210 to 500 SEK. Go cheer on the blue and yellow!


Wednesday 19th June

The World of Lena Anderson at Millesgården

On 19th June, all generations can appreciate the work of author and illustrator Lena Anderson. The exhibit will include first idea sketches as well as detailed paintings. Entrance to the museum is 150 SEK.


Friday 21st June


Happy Midsummer in Sweden! Swedes take this day seriously, with celebrations across the country. Want to know know they enjoy Midsummer Eve and Midsummer? We break down all the traditions, from the Maypole to food.


Midsummer in Sandhamn

This Midsummer, take a boat trip through the Stockholm archipelago to arrive at Sandhamn. Stay at Sandhamn Seglarhotell , where you can enjoy their Midsummer package, including the three-course dinner, buffet breakfast, and entrance to the spa.


Midsummer at Hågelbyparken

Enjoy a day full of Midsummer traditions, with setting up the Maypole, ring dances, flower wreath making, and picnicking. Can you think of a more idyllic way to spend the longest day of the year?


Friday 28th – Sunday 30th June

Lollapalooza at Gärdet

You won’t want to miss this international music festival! The lineup includes the Foo Fighters, Chance the Rapper, Billie Eilish, Jacob Banks, Tove Styrke, Mt. Joy, and many more amazing artists. One-day tickets are 1195 SEK, and three-day tickets start at 2695 SEK.


Saturday 29th June

Color Obstacle Rush at Gärdet

This 5K obstacle course gets your adrenaline going, and everyone smiling. There are 20 obstacles and music stations. This event is meant to be fun, so you can always skip obstacles if you choose. Register individually or as a team of at least four. Registration includes a t-shirt and color.


Ongoing in June

Vanishing Traces at Fotografiska

This exhibit is brought to us by the talented Scarlett Hooft Graafland. The Dutch artist travels to remote places, spends sometimes weeks getting to know the locals, and then creates stunning analogue images with her imagination, the intriguing landscapes, and the locals. Tickets to the museum are 165 SEK; while you’re at Fotografiska, be sure to check out Vincent Peters’ exhibit, Light Within, too!


Haenyeo: Women of the Sea at Världskultur Museerna

Gain insight into the culture of the Haenyeo women of the island of Jeju. These women are divers, the breadwinners of the family, and definitely an inspiration! This exhibit contains photographs by Hyung S. Kim, objects donated by Sooni Kim, and clips of a documentary produced by Hee-Young Ko.


Guided Tours of Skogskyrkogården

Beginning in June, English tours of Skogskyrkogården, the Woodland Cemetery, are available every Sunday for 150 SEK. Skogskyrkogården is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and considered an important creation in modern architecture. Private tours are available throughout the year.


Anders Petersen at Liljevalchs

The walls of Liljevalch will be covered with photographs of urban life in Stockholm, taken by the Swedish artist Anders Petersen. Admission to Liljevachs is 80 SEK, or free on Mondays.


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.