Blekinge - Entertainment & Festivals

Art festival in Blekinge with Open Studios

One weekend every spring a selection of Blekinge artists open up their studios and show their work. Togheter with others you can spend time looking at art, enter studios and enjoy the creative atmosphere of the artist workplace. A studio maybe built from a renovated barn or an expanded part of the artist home. It is a relaxing way of experiencing art and meeting the artists personally. Cafés pop up in the gardens and you can find events and cultural happenings all over Blekinge. If you want to have a good overview of what artist to visit you can start at Kulturcentrum in Ronneby that have a collection exhibition. 2018 the art festival occurs 11-13 may.
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2XU Island Challenge – Swimruncompetition, 21 of july

Challenge yourself in this tough fitness contest. 2XU Island Challenge is unique swimrun competition that runs inte area of Karlshamn on a 23 km long trail. You swim and run in a team of two surrounded in the beautiful nature and coastline. The startingpoint is Eriksberg Hotel and Nature Reserve where you run thru the wild animal park countinuing to the archipelgo alternately running of 25 sections and swimming 26 sections, util you reach the finnishing line in Karlshamns harbour.
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Friends & Flavors Beer & Wine Festival

Enjoy a tasting of beer and wine in Näsviken. Wednesday, July 18th, it's time for the Friends And Flavors Beer & Wine Festival again. The festival is in the tent at Näsviken at Friends & Flavors between 15:00 and 21:00. After this, the tent will continue to be open serving food and drinks. On site there will be a number of exhibitors who serve taste samples of beer and wine. The purpose of the festival is that people will discover all these amazing flavors and smells and get the chance to meet the people behind them.
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Blekinge Pike Festival 2018

Blekinge Pike festival 2018 will be launched during the weekend 29-30 September and attracts participants from all over Europe. This Pike festival can now count as the largest individual pike catching competition in Sweden, probably even in Europe. During Blekinge Pike festival, about 600 fishermen participate in four different starting places along Blekinge coastline. The pike is measured, photographed and then released back into its correct element again. Of course, the one who catches the longest bat wins a glorious price!
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BOK & HAV International Literature Festival

Karlskrona International Literature Festival is the 10-13 May. The festival program is wide and includes award-winning authors from both near and far. During the three days of the Literature Festival, Karlskrona's literary face will be displayed, both for the audience and for the visiting authors. In Karlskrona there are several unique historical libraries that will be opened up and be the scene of various events. For programs and for more information visit www.bokohav.se
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Baltic Sea Festival

A festival for four days with cultural events, music and food from around the world. There is a music competition with artists from countries around the Baltic Sea, an amusement park, and a vintage car exhibition is also a part of the range. Thousands of visitors enjoy the street life, food, trade and the atmosphere. It's a rich cultural life. Each year there are some of Sweden's hottest artist on the stage in the square. This year you can experice artists like: Anastacia, John Lundvik & Kaliffa. The festival parade, a significant element that goes through the city during Thursday night. This festival is a buzz of creativity with no limits. It's a magical atmosphere that night. During:18-21 of July.
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Karlskrona Skärgårdsfest

Spectacular fire shows, circus acrobats, skateboard competitions, all in a great mix with carrousels, delicious food, drinks, market stands and lots of music. There is also an activity center with sports like outdoor land hockey, beach handball, and shows. Enjoy one of many guided tours and experience the history of the naval city. While you stroll along the many market stands, you can get at taste of locally produced food, something for every sense. 2018 Zara Larsson is one of the headlining artist. 2018 the festival takes place during July 31- August 5.
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Hälleviks Tradjazzfestival

Imagine looking out over the sea a warm night in August listening to the tones of a smooth saxophone. That and much more is possible to experience in Hällevik at the Tradjazz festival. Every year the festival scene offers jazz bands and musicians from all over Europe. In three days there are over twenty bands playing at different stages close by. This fantastic festival entertains up to 15000 people during these days. While strolling around you can feel the sea breeze, enjoy the sandy beaches and dance to the tunes of jazz. Book an extra few days to explore the various nature in the surroundings of Hällevik. The Festival takes place from 9-12 August.
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Killebom Sölvesborg's Festival

A festival for all ages and best of all, almost all of the arrangements and activities are free of charge. A stage in the town square gives you artists and music entertainment during the 4 days to enjoy for the whole family. Markets, small animal exhibit for Children, tivoli and a cool tournament of the middle ages is some of the things you can find here. The festival starts off with a traditional medieval market in the city center. You might want to join a guided tour throughout Sövlesborgs history, also available in an app.
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Nässelfrossa

Nässelfrossa is a sparkling celebration of culture. The theme for 2018 is "Women and Democracy". Imagine jamming 150 different cultural events into eight full days. Having the chance to immerse yourself in everything from music and embroidery to literature and magic. It is Always the same time every year, but the venues varies. All over the region around Olofström, a wide variety of activities, workshops and music Entertainment creates something Worth visiting for everyone. Come, have fun and learn somethin different. Nässelfrossan takes place from 24 June-1 July
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