Kalmar City Festival is a popular tradition! For three days, Kalmar's streets and squares are filled with concerts, dance performances, street theater, shows and competitions - activities of all kinds.
Kalmar hosts Sweden’s only full-distance Ironman competition (3.86 km swim, 180.2 km cycle and 42.2 km run). The event attracts large crowds of spectators cheering on the triathletes.
Kalmar's biggest cycle event has races for both the elite and ordinary cycling enthusiasts. The road race has been granted international UCI status.