Here is a selection of big events to look forward to during 2022. Due to Covid-19 dates can be changed and events can be canceled. Visit the organizer's website for current information.


1) Umefolk February 24-27 2022
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. More information

2) House of Metal (music festival) March 4-5 2022
House of Metal is a two-day indoor festival dedicated to various kinds of metal. More information

3) Littfest (literature festival) March 17-19 2022
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. More information


4) Nolia Trädgård (public fair) - April 22-24 2022
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. More information

5) Brännbollsyran (music festival) June 3-5 2022
Brännbollsyran is both the largest music festival in Northern Scandinavia and the world cup of brännboll (rounders cup). More information

6) Wheels Nationals Norr (car event) - July 2 2022
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. More information


7) Umeå Football Festival - July 28-31 2022
During four days, Umeå is the natural meeting place for players, leaders, supporters, families and relatives from different countries and cultures. More information

8) Change The Game - September 13-17 2022
Change the Game was founded in 2014 by Balticgruppen. Balticgruppen is a property company based in Umeå that is committed to improving the city and helping it reach 200,000 inhabitants by 2050.The purpose of Change the Game is to contribute to long-term sustainable social development by improving physical literacy among children and young people. More information

9) Umeå Smakfestival (food festival) September 15-18 2022
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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10) Umeå Jazzfestival - October 26-30 2022
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. More information

11) Sámi week - Ubmejen Biejvieh - November 1-6 2022 
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. More information

12) Umeå European Film Festival - November 29 - December 4 2022
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!  More information