Blekinge offers life and fun all year round, and it doesn't matter if you are a jazz lover, carousel fan or yoga saver. If you love cars, flea markets, literature or folk music with music on the streets and squares. Here are some golden grains of events you should not miss!
The art tour
Early May when spring blossoms and it is the Art Tour in Blekinge. Craftsmen and artists open and invite to their studios and workshops. During the round, you will have the opportunity to meet painters, graphic artists, cartoonists, potters, smiths and sculptures together with glass and textile artists. Start the round at the Cultural Center in Ronneby where you can see articles from all the artists of the Art Tour participating. Once out in Blekinge's landscape, you aim for the green-red pennant that tells you that you have come right. Download the app with tips on food and coffee places. You can find it here through Google Play or the App Store.
Did you know that there are almost 40,000 visitors to the Sweden Rock Festival in the 4 days the festival is going on? During the festival, over 80 different rock bands perform on 5 stages. Now we look forward to the band release for the 2020 festival. All information about the festival can be found at the Sweden Rock Festival. Haven't you managed to get a ticket? Then you can feel the atmosphere outside the festival area with market stalls, food trucks and lots of people in motion.
The week after midsummer is the time for the cultural festival Nässelfrossa, each year with a new theme. But, what is Nässelfrossa? Here comes a description. Imagine 150 events in 8 days with music and painting, architectural and cultural heritage, circus and magic, genealogy and embroidery, excursions and hikes, history and stories! Could it be more chill than that? Nässelfrossa, a cultural festival in the writer's village Olofström.
During the festival day at the Nostalgia Festival, Brunnsparken is filled with thousands of vintage vehicles; desirable cars, motorcycles and mopeds. Come see the veteran boat race and vote for the best looking car of the year. The veteran market is an excellent opportunity to find exactly the part or detail you lack. Music, dining and happy atmosphere are also promised.
You haven't missed Blekinge's most classic festival show during the Baltic Sea Festival? Here famous artists mix with food and festivities. Tivoli is popular with the slightly younger and swim running 2XU Island Challenge of those who are well-trained. Don't miss the pea sailing and enjoy the festival parade.
A truly unique festival on Hasslö in the middle of Karlskrona's archipelago with people who love music in focus. The festival has its roots in old prog and rock music but has evolved into a celebration with a perfect balance between new music, the legendary rock and international super acts. The artists who have been on stage during the Hasslöf festival usually call it "the world's best audience", the fantastic atmosphere is the hallmark.
Karlskrona Archipelago Party
A big-city party in which the warship town Karlskrona's world heritage history meets the pulse and folklife of the modern city. Parks and squares are brought to life by musical performances, dance, market stalls, activities and taste experiences in plenty. Most of the Karlskrona Archipelago party is free. If you buy a festival pass, you are offered body cakes during the inaugural party on Thursday, and you get admission to all the concerts that take place on Stortorget during Friday and Saturday. Also, the festival pass gives a lot of discounts and offers.
Book the summer highlight of the calendar for this to happen. Traditional jazz, happy people in combination with a charming atmosphere. Over 20 bands entertain for 3 days on 5 different scenes in the picturesque fishing village of Hällevik outside Sölvesborg during Hällevik's Tradjazzfestival. The festival is so popular with musicians that jazz bands from all over Europe are queuing up to play here. Thanks to the beautiful setting and the unbeatable environment, as many as 10 - 15,000 visitors come to the festival. Many visitors come for the first time and are introduced to this musical genre. Sometimes it can be a challenge to find accommodation. Do you have access to a caravan or camper van then this is a tip! Hope to see you in Listerlandet!
Experience of 4 farms! Autumn glow in Blekinge is a unique collaboration between Johannishus estate, Susanne Demåne, Björketorps Gård and Äggaboden, which is only 5 minutes apart. Take the opportunity to buy home delicacies, sample locally produced food and feel the power of art glow.