About the festival

Open to everyone and free of charge

With up to 1,7 million visits, Gothenburg Culture Festival is one of the largest culture festivals in the Nordic region. During the festival, Gothenburg’s streets and town squares are transformed into festival areas where visitors can enjoy cultural events and activities that are open to everyone and free of charge, in a rich selection of culture: opera, art, music, carnival, street theatre, craft, theatre, literature, film, and much more. Here, different food cultures are merged with world artists and local bands.

The festival is environmentally certified by the City of Gothenburg, “Kranmärkt” (only serving tap water), and meets the criteria for Fairtrade City Gothenburg. All food vendors who are authorized to sell food in the festival area fulfill high environmental requirements.

Gothenburg Culture Festival is produced by Göteborg & Co with support from the City of Gothenburg and the Göteborg & Co Trade & Industry Group. Göteborg & Co is a part of Gothenburg City. The festival is also financed together with our partners, and the program is presented together with the cultural life in Gothenburg and the Västra Götaland County.

Gothenburg Culture Festival wants to inspire all visitors to discover something new and continue to experience the city’s cultural offerings for the rest of the year.

Gothenburg Culture Festival's mission

Gothenburg Culture Festival is tasked with offering an annual festival that contributes to a warmer, more humane, and more enjoyable society.

Through the power of the event, the rich cultural offerings are highlighted and strengthened, which contributes to the city of Gothenburg and the entire Västra Götaland County, making it an even more attractive to live and work in, as well as to visit.

Want to partner with us?

Gothenburg Culture Festival is joy, energy, and quality! As one of the Nordic region’s largest culture festivals, we are a meeting place for everyone. In addition, we do good – both socially, economically, and ecologically.

Do you and your company want to be associated with our values? Reach our target groups? The festival is constantly looking for new partners. Do not hesitate to contact us if you want to join us.

Want to know more about Gothenburg Culture Festival?

Download our reports as PDF files here!
Please note – the reports are currently only available in Swedish!


General Questions

For general questions, you can call our switch which will connect you to the right person, or email us. If you are looking for a particular person in the festival organisation, you will find contact information for most of the festival’s staff further down this page.

031-368 40 00 (Göteborg & Co’s switch)

031-81 10 48


Mailing Address

Göteborg & Co
ATT: Göteborgs Kulturkalas
Box 29
401 20 Göteborg

Visiting Address

Göteborg & Co
Mässans gata 8, våning 7
412 51 Göteborg

Follow us on social media!

Both here and around the site you will find links to our social media.

There you can follow us to get the latest news about the festival directly in your feed. You can also share all of our news, pages, and even program activities by clicking on the social media symbols at the bottom of all our pages.

Feel free to use the hashtag #goteborgskulturkalas and #kulturkalaset when writing about us on social media.

The Gothenburg Culture Festival Staff

Daina Sakars

031 368 42 64

Pauliina Forsling

Food, Exhibition & Environment
0722 55 75 60

Anna Mjörnvik

Head of event
0706 31 38 17

Daniel Johansson


Birte Niederhaus

Artistic leader & Program producer

Charlott Holmåker

Press & PR Manager
+46-(0)728-56 65 11

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