Events 2018

Kalmar is one of Sweden’s most attractive cities for events. Here you will find information about some of the events taking place in Kalmar during the year.

June 30, July 14 - Swedish Beach Soccer Championships

On July 14, the Swedish Beach Soccer Championships will be decided at Långviken Arena. Kalmar is also one of the qualifying centres. Here you can see exciting qualifying matches on June 30.

July 3 - August 7- Free music concerts

Summer concerts on the square "Larmtorget" is an appreciated tradition in Kalmar. This year, the event will be held from July 3 to August 7. Enjoy free music concerts every Tuesday and Thursday during this period.

July 9-13 - Kalmar International Sandsculpture Festival

In July, Kalmar holds its annual Sandsculpture Festival at Kalmarsundsbadet. International artists come to Kalmar to create fantastic works with sand. During the week of the festival, visitors can see the works develop.

July 14 - Kalmar Swimrun

In teams of two people, the participants go around the course by alternating swimming and running. The race takes place over two distances,
both in the centre of Kalmar.

July 20-22 - Swedish Beach Tour

For the second year in a row, Swedish volleyball's elite beach volleyball tour stops off at Långviken Arena. See the elite players and take part in fun activities!

July 21-22 - Renaissance and Medieval Weekend

During the Renaissance and medieval weekend at Kalmar Castle, you will be taken back in time to the 15th–17th centuries. Here you can experience the outer castle courtyard packed with farmers, townsmen and nobility – and maybe even one or two soldiers. Market with food,
drinks, handicraft and wooden toys, as well as singing, dancing, fencing and other things that are part of a market.

July 27-28 - Kalmar Market

Traditional market with traders, carousels and sweets.

August 3-5 - Hansa Bygg Grand Prix Kalmar

Kalmar's biggest cycle event has races for both the elite and ordinary cycling enthusiasts. And from 2017, the road race has been granted international UCI status.

August 9-11 - Kalmar City Festival

Annual celebration for three days! Kalmar City Festival is a popular tradition that started back in 2005. For three days, Kalmar's streets and squares are filled with concerts, dance performances, street theater, shows and competitions - activities of all kinds. The goal is to offer something for all ages. Music genres ranging from pop and dance to blues, rock and rockabilly.

August 15 - Kalmar Mini Tri

Kalmar's short distance triathlon competition. Here the participants first swim 520 m, then they cycle 18 km and finally run 4.2 km to the finish line.

August 18 - IRONMAN 2018

The sixth Ironman Kalmar will be held on August 19th. Athletes will swim in Kalmar Strait, compete on their bikes in typical Swedish scenery and run through the beautiful historic town center before they finish at the main square of Kalmar.

September 1–2 - 2018 World University Triathlon Championship

This year sees student world championships taking place around the world in a numberof sports. The 2018 World University
Triathlon Championship will take place in Kalmar.

October 16-20 - Geraud International Street Market

Stortorget is invaded by an international food fair with food from all corners of the world.

November 29 - December 2 - Kalmar Castle Christmas Fair

The Christmas fair at Kalmar Castle is one of the most atmospheric fairs and also one of the largest in Sweden. A visit to Kalmar Castle to shop local cheese, mulled wine and craft has become a tradition for many visitors.