Big events this summer

Summer is approaching and it is time to plan your vacation with fun activities. We have gathered 10 events in Umeå that you should not miss this summer! 

1. Blodomloppet May 21
This race is to promote awareness for the need of blood-donation and to encourage a healthy lifestyle. The participants can race individually or in teams with five people. After the race there is a big picnic for the contestants and the excess of money goes back to youth-activities and to support blood-donation.
2. Brännbollsyran/ The Rouncers Cup May 30 - June 1
Brännbollsyran is the largest music festival in Northern Scandinavia and the world cup of brännboll (rounders cup). This year, the lineup includes Marshmello, Future, Galantis, Oskar Linnros, Miriam Bryant, Molly Sandén and many more.
3. Toughest and Toughest Family June 8-9
Toughest is the largest obstacle course in Scandinavia, that has challenged 120 000 participants so far. The race course contains 40 obstacles in 8 kilometres. The race is suitable for everyone, despite fitness level. You can also run Toughest Family, which is a family challenge with 20 obstacles and a shorter distance that are suitable for children and adults. Information
4. Norrbyskär Trail June 15 
Take the ferry to Norrbyskär and run a race in a unique setting! At the premiere last year, 300 participants were registered that ran 8 kilometres or 16 kilometres, and 100 children competed in the children’s race. Bring your whole family to this adventure that you late will forget!

5. Umeå Live
Umeå Live is back again this summer! During seven different occasions, singers and sing-alongs will brighten our summer evenings. The dates this summer are June 26th, June 28th, July 17th, July 19th, July 24th, July 31th and August 8th.


6. Wheels Nationals Norr June 29
This event is a highly appreciated meeting point by many motor enthusiasts. During this day, Umeå will be filled with shiny American cars and old classics. It will also be live music and activities for the children.
7. Swedish Beach Tour July 5 to 7
At the beginning of July, will Rådhustorget (the square at the Town hall) be filled with sand, audience and Sweden’s best beach volleyball players – The Swedish beach tour is finally back! These days will contain group games, semi-finals and finals to decide which teams are the best.  
8. Umeå Fotbollsfestival July 25 to 28
A meeting point for players, leaders, families, supporters and relatives from different countries and cultures that have one common interest – soccer. There will be soccer-adventures for kids, teenagers, seniors and Parasport. This event is at Nydala which is close to both a camping and a bathing site. 
9. Umeriver Swimrun August 3
This competition offers a unique setting in the rivers clear water and along characteristic landmarks. The race consists of swimming and running, and the course will take you on a journey through Umeå’s history. The distance is 22 kilometres, or 11 kilometres and you compete individually or in teams.
10. Stora Nolia 3-11/8
Stora Nolia is Sweden’s largest public fair with approximately 90 000 visitors and 500 exhibitors in an area of 120 000 m2, during nine days of August. The public fair is inspirational, and it helps you as a visitor to find products and ideas in a variety of areas. At Stora Nolia is there something for everyone!