Spring has arrived in Stockholm, which means the city is bustling with life – and events. But no need to feel overwhelmed, YLC narrowed it down to the best of the best…and there are pillows involved. Don’t miss these unique April events!
Stockholm Photography is already in full swing, but runs through April 6th, so don’t miss out! Events are held at Fotografiska, which is worth a few hours of leisure all in its own. But this week there are also workshops, seminars, artist talks, and a PhotoMarket. There’s something for the pro, the dabbler, and the gallery aficionado.
When: Monday, March 31st through Saturday, April 6th
Where: Fotografiska, Stora Tullhuset, Stadsgårdshamnen 22, Stockholm
Damage: Depends on event. See website for more info.
Yes, it’s an actual thing. International Pillow Fight Day is April 6th which can only mean one thing: grab your pillow and head downtown! The first puffy pillow blows will be struck at 13:00 on the dot. It’s a flashmob, so just remember not to reveal your pillow until it’s time. (Before that, we’re guessing there will be an awful lot of “pregnant” people at Sergels torg.)
When: Saturday, April 5th, 13:00
Where: Sergels torg, Stockholm
Damage: Free! Just bring a pillow!
This is the annual vintage-lovers’ event, held of course at hip Hornstull on Södermalm. More than 40 shops and vintage sellers from across Sweden will be present, selling clothing, shoes, and accessories from 1920 to 1990. Whether you’re pin-up or boho, girl-glam or grunge, the Vintage Fair promises something unique and fun.
When: Sunday, April 6th, 11:00 – 18:00
Where: Debaser Strand, Hornstulls Strand 4, Stockholm
Damage: 60 SEK Entrance fee
Whether or not hard rock is your style, this unique event sounds like a blast. Melodifestivalen contender Ammotrack will be on stage along with support band Crunge, but that’s not all. It’s also a fashion show – specifically for “rock clothing”. Take a stroll on Göta Källare’s Black Carpet and show off your head-banging!
When: Wednesday, April 16th, 19:00
Where: Göta Källare, Folkungagatan 45, entrance in the Medborgarplatsen T-bana station
Damage: 100 SEK
When was the last time you danced like an Egyptian? Not sure what that even means? End an April day with an Arabian Night right before Easter for a taste of something a little bit different. See dance performances from Egypt, Iran, Turkey and more on a musical journey of 1001 nights!
When: Saturday, April 19th, 19:00 – 21:30
Where: Nalen, Regeringsgatan 74, Stockholm
Damage: 250 SEK, tickets here
The Stockholm Rotary Club has organized a weekend walk brimming with art and culture, where the proceeds go to childcare and orphanages in Mali and Burma. Tickets are 109 SEK, and grant you free entrance (for the weekend) to a whole slew of fantastic places including (but not limited to) Liljevalchs Konsthall, Junibacken, the Maritime Museum, and the Museum of Spirits (alcohol, that is). You also get 30% off lunch at Djurgårdsbrons Sjöcafe.
When: Saturday, April 26th and Sunday, April 27th, during museum opening hours. Lecture at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde at 13:00 and at Liljevalchs Konsthall 15:00. Note that some museums offer free entrance Saturday only.
Where: Djurgården, Stockholm. Recommended start at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde.
Damage: 109 SEK per person, reserve tickets here.