Here is a selection of big events to look forward to during 2024.

Dates can be changed and events can be canceled, so please visit the organizer's website for current information.

Rally Sweden

1) Rally Sweden February 15-18 
Sweden's largest annual sporting event, and also the country's largest rally competition will be held in Umeå again. 
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2) Umefolk February February 22-25 
One of Sweden’s biggest folk music festivals is held in Umeå in February each year. Umefolk is a festival for everyone with folk music and dance interest. It has a wide program of concerts, performances, workshops and children's activities and is a meeting place for old and young, amateurs and professionals, dancers and musicians. This year's event will be an online version of Umefolk. 
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3) Sámi week - Ubmejen Biejvieh March 3-10
This is a celebration of Sámi culture with lots of fun activities to take part in. Performances, lectures, music, art exhibitions and much more. Sápmi includes the northern parts of Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia. 
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4) Littfest (literature festival) March 14-16 
Umeå's international literary festival is a true vitamin boost in the winter cold. The aim is to highlight literature from as many different angles as possible and to create a meeting place for anyone interested.
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5) Nolia Trädgård (public fair) April 26-28 
Northen Sweden's own garden fair with more than 8000 visitors over three days. As a visitor you get access to news in the garden, lectures, good advice and the opportunity to shop. 
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6) Umeå Guitarshow (public fair) May 4-5
A fair for music creation. Here you'll find everything from handcrafted guitars to amplifiers, software, and music enthusiasts. Meet manufacturers, check out new products and services, and mingle with like-minded individuals.
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7) Brännbollsyran (music festival) May 31-June 1 
Brännbollsyran is both the largest music festival in Northern Scandinavia and the world cup of brännboll (rounders cup). 
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8) Wheels Nationals Norr (car event) June 29
This is the biggest car event in the northern parts of Sweden! Wheels Nationals is a much-appreciated get-together for all Norrland's car enthusiasts. 
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Smakfestivalen

9) Umeå Football Festival July 25-28
During four days, Umeå is the natural meeting place for players, leaders, supporters, families and relatives from different countries and cultures.
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10) Visfestival Holmön July 26-28
The festival offers many fine music experiences on the beautiful island of Holmön. An annual event that always takes place the last weekend in July.
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11) Umeå Smakfestival (food festival) September 5-8
The “Umeå Taste Festival” is an annual festival dedicated to food and taste. A variety of street food, merchants, as well as local and regional producers will make this a celebration of food culture.
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12) Powerpose FM Festival September 27-28
A new indoor festival focusing on the meeting between music lovers and Sweden's most interesting artists.
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13) Umeå Jazzfestival October 23-26
Since 1968, the highlight of all jazz music events in Sweden is the Umeå International Jazz Festival, one of Scandinavia’s oldest and most respectable festivals. Most of the performances will take place on different stages and venues at Umeå Folkets Hus. 
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14) House of Metal (music festival) November 8-9
House of Metal is a two-day indoor festival dedicated to various kinds of metal.
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15) Umeå European Film Festival November 27 - December 1
Umeå European Film Festival (UEFF) is a yearly film festival in Umeå, northern Sweden. The festival programme includes a carefully chosen selection of contemporary European cinema and locally produced films, as well as lots of events such as film quizzes, seminars with visiting filmmakers, an unforgettable sing-along and lots more!  
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