18 Jul 2024
Celebrate the Swedish National Day
Culture What's on: Stockholm

Celebrate the Swedish National Day

June 6 Sweden's Swedish national day celebration

Sweden’s National Day gets its date of 6th June from Gustav Vasa’s coronation in 1523, but it hasn’t been that big of a deal for the Swedes until it was made a public holiday in 2005. So in the past decade the day has been finding its new form and now there are many celebrations around Stockholm to mark it. We give you our top picks of the most interesting ones this year. 

Football, integration and music at Enskede

Tillsammans Cup brings together young Swedes with recently arrived refugees for a football tournament at the Enskede sports field. Beside the 300 kids on the football fields, there is a whole festival with many activities for children and very interesting artists performing, includling Petra Marklund, Syster Sol, Beri Gerwise, Niello and Madi Banja.

The stage program goes on from 12 to 18, check out the schedule from here.

The easiest way to get to the Enskede IP (sports field) is by taking the subway’s green line to Sockenplan.

Beach party at Smedsuddsbadet (Rålambshovsparken)

The Mosquito Beach Party once again takes over the Smedsuddsbadet beach at Rålambshovsparken and Thomas Gylling brings along the latin sounds of Calle Real, a steel band and other artists including rap stars Kumba and Dani M

Everybody’s welcome and the day can be best enjoyed when you bring along some picnic treats and a blanket.

The party is on from 15 to 21, see more details here.

Traditional at Skansen with the Royals

Skansen is where the traditional celebrations take place with the King and the Queen in attendance. There are activities during the day from 10 to 16, and the stage show is on from 18:15 to 19:30. Artists performing include Malena Ernman, Maja Francis, Timo Räisänen and Andreas Kleerup among others.

See more details of the program here.

Celebrate with the Royal Opera at Hagaparken

Hagaparken in Solna brings the Royal Opera outdoors and offers other activities especially for children starting from 11 o’clock. The opera concert including ballet is on at 14:00.

For more details on the program, see here.

Sweden’s biggest(?) National Day celebration in Sundbyberg

Sundbyberg puts on a big celebration at Golfängarna, in fact they call it Sweden’s biggest… There’s plenty of activities for the kids and a very nice line-up of artists, including Ace Wilder, SaRaha, Robin Bengtsson and Doug Seegers.

The event goes on from 12 to 19, see the schedule from here.

Multicultural at Spånga-Tensta

At the Eggeby gård on Järvafältet in between Spånga and Tensta you’ll find celebrations bringing together people of all backgrounds. There are many activities for children and the artists on stage include the amazing r’n’b talent Cherrie as well as rap legend Dogge Doggelito.

There is stage program from 11 until 15, see more details and times here.

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