Join us as we celebrate 400 years of Gothenburg!
June 2 – September 3, 2023

Thank you for the festival of the century!

For four days we have celebrated in Frihamnen, with music, entertainment, food experiences, try-on activities and lots of dancing. Even though Gothenburg’s Anniversary Festival is over, the celebrations continue around town throughout the summer!


Celebrate Sweden’s National Day

On June 6, we celebrate Sweden’s 500th birthday. Here is a list of activities you can take part in.


The 100th Anniversary Festival

Gothenburg’s Art Gallery turns 100 years old and invites you to a big party with an opening, performance, music, poetry and much more.


West Pride

West Pride occupies the Jubilee Compass for three days with quizzes, music, food trucks and other fun activities.


Gothenburg’s library and cultural center are celebrating

The anniversary celebration at Gothenburg’s library and cultural center runs from June 2 to September 3.


Stay up to date on all that Gothenburg’s Anniversary Celebration has going on. A good way is to follow us on Facebook here and Instagram here.


Celebrate the National Day of Sweden during Gothenburg 400th Anniversary Celebration

05 Juni 2023

The Swedish National Day on June 6 is a particularly special day when Sweden turns 500 years old, and at the same time Gothenburg's 400th anniversary celebrations are going on all summer. Below you can read about…


Culinary experiences – There is something for everyone at the Anniversary Festival

17 Maj 2023

During the Anniversary Festival, in addition to music and fun activities, food will also take the center stage. Prepare yourself for a culinary experience with food from all over the world, prepared with as locally…


How the king will celebrate Gothenburg's 400 years and 50 years on the throne on June 4

12 Maj 2023

Royal cortege with horse and carriage, speech to the citizens of Gothenburg at Gustaf Adolfs torg, inauguration of the Jubileumsparken and the Harbor pools, as well as a festive gala concert with the Gothenburg…


Europe ends the Anniversary Festival when Gothenburg celebrates 400 years – also The Halo Effect is now ready for the festival

28 April 2023

On June 5, Europe takes the big tent stage at Gothenburg's Anniversary Festival in Frihamnen. Earlier in the day, Gothenburg metal favorites The Halo Effect will also perform at the festival, which runs from 2-5…


Other highlights during the celebration

Your personal guide to Gothenburg’s Anniversary Celebration

At Jubileumskompassen in Bältesspännarparken you can get information about what’s happening during Gothenburg’s Anniversary Celebration.


Prototyping Gothenburg – the city as an exhibition

Experience Prototyping Gothenburg any time this summer, as it takes place June 2 – September 3. The exhibition highlights initiatives that work actively to accelerate a sustainable transition in the city. All this can be seen along a walkway that stretches from Frihamnen, to Ringön, across the bridge Hisingsbron, to the city centre and Kronhuskvarteret.


The final weekend of the celebration

During the celebration’s final days, August 31 – September 3, the city will be full of festivities and events. A Jubilee Parade, a one-off marathon race and Gothenburg Culture Festival are just some of the highlights.

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Discover the street art of West Sweden

The West Sweden Street Art Trail (WSSAT) maps all the street art in West Sweden and gives you an overview of the world-leading street art that is collected in the region.


The Anniversary in brief

The city of Gothenburg has had its 400th anniversary as a milestone for the city’s development for more than 10 years. Read more about what this has generated.


Årsrika Gothenburg 400

A festival for all ages. Cultural activities and lectures on the theme of ageing. Theatre, music and much more!


Guide: 5 Anniversary Initiatives you have to check out

Incredible urban development has taken place throughout Gothenburg. The result? Lots of fantastic places to visit. has listed five of them.


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