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What’s on and where to go in Stockholm: June
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What’s on and where to go in Stockholm: June

June is bustin’ out all over! With a fashion exhibition from Jean Paul Gaultier, the outdoor food festival, ‘A Taste of Stockholm’ and the marathon running through the streets, to name but a few events, your living city, Stockholm is the place to be this month.

Photo Credit: Peter Backman. Sourced from the Smaka På Stockholm website.

Smaka på Stockolm

‘A Taste of Stockholm’ is an annual outdoor food festival that has city-dwellers and tourists smacking their lips! Located centrally at Kungsträdgården, the food tents offer something to suit everyone, from a dedicated garlic restaurant to classic Swedish cuisine; from Chilean to Chinese food. Bon appétit!

When: 5th to 9th June 2013

Wednesday 5th to Saturday 8th June from 11:00 to 23:30

Sunday 9th June from 11:00 to 22:00

Where: Kungsträdgården (T-bana: Kungsträdgården)

Cost: Free to enter and sample, but pay for dishes of your choice. Check out the menus here


Stockholm Early Music Festival

Held annually in Gamla Stan and under the patronage of HM Queen Silvia herself, Stockholm Early Music Festival presents baroque, renaissance, and medieval music in one festival. The programme includes lunch, afternoon, and evening concerts, seminars and masterclasses. Full programme here.

When: Tuesday 4th to Sunday 9th June

Where: various locations across Gamla Stan

Cost: from free to 390 SEK, dependent on the event


Fashion Market by INVITED

It’s time for the new shopping event Fashion market. For three days designers, retailers and brands will get together in one place to offer guests to buy the previous seasons, sample collections or new items at reduced prices (up to 70%). Customers will also have the opportunity to enjoy pampering, beauty and hair styling, live music acts, art, photography and catwalk shows over three days.

When: Friday 7th to Sunday 9th June

Friday – 7.00pm to 10.00pm

Saturday – 10.00am to 10.00pm

Sunday – 10.00am – 6.00pm

Where: Båthallen 1, Wasahamnen, Galärvarvet, 115 21 Stockholm (take the no 7 tram from T-centralen to Liljevalchs konstmuseum/ Gröna Lund )

Cost: Buy tickets here


Stockholm Marathon

Cheer on the athletes all over town as they take on the running challenge of the year! Entries from a record number of 21,726 runners representing 81 countries have been accepted. Expect delays on public transport – check out the route here and plan journeys ahead. Finishes at the classic 1912 Olympic Stadium, where enthusiastic fans can greet the runners.

When: Saturday 1st June at 12:00

Where: Starts at Lidingövägen, just outside the Olympic Stadium. 

Cost: Free to cheer!

Other sporting events in the city in June include the Nordea Scandinavian Golf Masters, the national day horse riding tournament and the off-shore yachting race.



The Fashion World of Jean-Paul Gaultier

The exhibition’s various sections provide a thematic approach to the world of Jean Paul Gaultier, tracing the influences, from the streets of Paris to the world of science fiction. This multimedia installation is organized along six different thematic sections that have marked the couturier’s creative development: The Odyssey of Jean Paul Gaultier; The Boudoir; Skin Deep; Punk Cancan; Urban Jungle; and Metropolis.

When: 15 June – 22 September 2013 (Opening 15th June)

Mondays – closed; Tuesday – 10:00 to 20:00; Wednesdays to Sundays – 10:00 to 18:00

Where: Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design, Exercisplan 4, 111 49 Stockholm (Bus 65 towards Skeppsholmen from Centralen)

Cost: Adults – 120 Sek, Concessions – 100 SEK, Children (under 19) – free



Skrattstock is a legendary comic festival, organized by the Stockholm Comedy Club. It starts this year with an anniversary show at Gröna Lund and then Sunday at Fåfängan in Södermalm.

When: Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June

Where: Gröna Lundsteatern, Allmänna Gränd 9, 115 21 Stockholm and Fåfängan, Klockstapelsbacken 3, 116 41 Stockholm

Cost: 225 SEK for Gröna Lund, 100 SEK for Fåfängan. Book here.


Ingegerdfestival in Sigtuna

Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sigtuna came to be a powerful woman in Russian history through her ​​marriage to Prince Yaroslav. The Ingegerd Festival 2013 celebrates the Swedish princess in her hometown and will be officially opened by Princess Christina at 12.00 at the Sigtuna Museum. Experience a full day of Ingegerd with interesting seminars, storytelling, children’s activities, and guided tours of the town of Sigtuna in both Swedish and Russian.

When: Saturday 1st June from 12:00 to 18:00

Where: Sigtuna Museum, Stora Gatan 55, 193 30 Sigtuna

Cost: free to attend


Summerburst Stockholm

Summer starts here! Summerburst is a festival that brings joy to all who love house music in Sweden. Known as Sweden’s largest event for the electronics genre, the festival is city based and draws in crowds and acts on an international level.

When: Friday 14th to Saturday 15th June

Where: Stadion, Lidingövägen, 114 33 Stockholm (T-bana: Stadion)

Cost: 790 – 2195 SEK. Book here.

Other sporting events in the city in June include TantoklafsetRIX FM festivalDans DakarMake Musik Sthlm and Hultsfredsfestivalen. Check out the YLC guide to summer music festivals.




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