Jubileumssatsningar / The final weekend
22 February 2023

During the celebration’s final days, August 31  – September 3, the city will be full of festivities and events. Here are some gems:

Gothenburg Jubilee Parade

2 September

The Jubilee Parade departs from Gustafs Adolfs Torg, continues along Kungsportsavenyn and ends at Götaplatsen. An entertaining and inclusive parade with Gothenburg citizens of all ages as well as representatives from various areas of the city, such as dance, music, performing arts and technology. Together we celebrate Gothenburg’s various milestones, landmarks and future visions.

Göteborgsvarvet Marathon

3 September

Twice the distance, twice the fun! Take the chance to run into history when the city of Gothenburg turns 400 years. On September 3, 2023, it’s time for thousands of runners to experience the city along the 42,195 metre long course. The marathon course passes many of Gothenburg’s finest places. Start is in Slottsskogen and finish at Slottsskogvallen.

Photo: Bernstone Fotografi AB/Göteborg & Co

Gothenburg Culture Festival

1 – 3 September

Gothenburg Culture Festival is sustainable citywide festival that offers everything from great popular artists to contemporary circus, children’s theatre, outdoor cinema, new food experiences and the chance to try out activities for yourself.



31 August – 2 September

Frihamnsdagarna is a democratic arena for free conversation. At Frihamnpiren, conversations and ideas meet that lead to change. Frihamnsdagarna is an annual event that is run without profit.


Ö-festen (Ringön Festival)

Date will be announced soon

The festival on the island Ringön is part of Gothenburg’s 400th anniversary and Gothenburg’s Culture Festival. For one day, Järnmalmsgatan along the river turns into a big street party with a market and live performances.

Ö-festen (the Ringön Festival). Photo: Marie Ullnert


Date will be announced soon

Gamlestadsgalej is a folk festival for everyone and is about tying together all parts of the district Gamlestaden. The party is organised at Holländareplatsen in Gamlestaden and offers flea markets, dancing, music, food and much more!

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