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26th of June 2017

Sweden’s capital and largest city Stockholm is the most populated urban area in Scandinavia. With this, this city is where many of the country’s biggest and brashest festivals are held. The city offers a lot of different festivals every month which can be searched online by tourists who wants to visit the city and experience one of their many festivals.

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Stockholm Jazz Festival

One of Sweden’s oldest festivals, this festival takes place at Skeppsholmen every July. This was established in 1980, and is an annual jazz festival in Sweden and is a major summer event of Stockholm which has several venues across the city. Its main venue is on Skeppsholmen and has a very unique backdrop of the Stockholm harbour  which is why it is regarded as the distinguishing mark of the festival since long having a status as the soul of the festival. There is also a Stockholm Jazzathon which starts July 11th and is streamed live on stockholmjazzathon.com as a part of the Stockholm Jazz Festival.

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Stockholm Pride

Stockholm Pride is an annual Stockholm in the last week of July. This is the largest Pride event in the Nordic countries and always ends with a parade. In 2007, 50 000 people marched with the parade and about 500,000 watched.

This celebration normally starts with lectures and exhibitions all over the city on the Monday of the week. Pride House is the festival’s cultural centre; it is packed with seminars, workshops, exhibitions, film, and other performances. Every Wednesday is the grand opening of the closed of Pride Park which is the festival arena for tens of thousandsof people; here tourists can find organization stalls, stages, shops, and other attractions. It is open Wednesday through Sunday and every afternoon and evening a wide variety of famous artists and shows appear on the main stage. Outside the official Pride Park there is also a green and leafy area where people join up, drink, listen to the music and party along in the warm summer night.

Stockholm also has a lot more annual events and festivals that take place every year. Some of which are the Stockholm Marathon which takes place on a Saturday in early June each year, the Nobel Banquet takes place at Stockholm City Hall every year on December 10 and in the winter months, the outdoor ice skating rink in the Kungsträdgarden is the place to be and is always busy, regularly featuring live music and hot snacks.