Seasonal fairs and winter festivals in Stockholm
If you’re heading to Stockholm this winter, Lola A. Åkerström suggests planning your trip around these winter festivals and fairs in Stockholm.
Editor’s Note – This article will be continually updated each year to reflect current seasonal fairs and winter festivals in Stockholm. Last updated – February 6, 2019
Below are the most popular winter festivals worth checking out during the winter months. For ongoing concerts, celebrations, and seasonal activities each day, check out our “What’s On” events page for up-to-date events and winter festivals in Stockholm.
Balkan New Film Festival
A festival dedicated to the latest film productions from the Balkan region. All pictures are provided with English subtitles.
Date: 30 January 2019
Stockholm Design Week
Hot off the heels of Formex in early February, the city ushers in “Stockholm Design Week” – a full week dedicated to broader Scandinavian design trends with exhibitions of new productions, stage shows organized by designers, and various interactive design experiments which are held all over town.
Dates: 4-10 February 2019
Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair
Running parallel to Stockholm Design Week is also Stockholm Furniture Fair & Northern Light Fair which focuses on contemporary and accessible Scandinavian home furnishings and lighting systems as well as designs for public spaces. The fair spotlights the work of hundreds of designers, publishes its two-year Interior Trends report with design predictions, and also has a Greenhouse section which showcases new talent and emerging designers.
Dates: 5-9 February 2019
Food and Wine Festival
Johan Lidby Vinhandel brings in more than 33 international wine producers in one place at the same time to give attendees opportunities to learn about and taste over 150 different wines.
Date: 16 February 2019
Sewing & Crafts Festival
The Sewing & Crafts Festival brings together lovers of textiles, sewing, stitching, and knitting. The fair’s exhibitors and workshops cover themea such as sewing, knitting, jewelry making, quilt and patchwork, crochet, needlework, weaving and lacemaking.
Dates: 15-17 February 2019
Fotomässan is a meeting place for amateur and professional photographers. Over three days, visitors can experience an expo filled with inspiration, product information, photo exhibitions, as well as interesting seminars and talks.
Dates: Not taking place in 2019
Three days to taste, enjoy, and savor the varied flavors of sausages. If there is one thing Swedes love, it’s kore! Located in the Munich Brewery in the center of Stockholm, the 2019 festival will be the fifth annual Korv Fest.
Dates: 8-10 March 2019
Blue House Youth Jazz Festival
Musicians of the future will gather at this three-day festival aimed at students and teachers in big bands and jazz ensembles at the country’s all cultural schools, aesthetic upper secondary schools, folk high schools and music colleges.
Dates: 22-24 March 2019
Temporary Exhibition at the ABBA Museum
Go behind the scenes of the latest ABBA movie, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again! at the temporary exhibition at the ABBA Museum located on Djurgården in Stockholm.
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