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Tips on free activities in Stockholm

There is something to discover in Stockholm that costs nothing but is completely FREE. We all like it for free. It can be a free museum visit, stand-up, celebrate Sweden's National Day, film, sports, Midsummer's Eve, sightseeing and festivals ... yes, almost anything. Some are free all year round and some are seasonal offers. Given the prevailing Covid -19, several dates may change or be removed altogether.

Here we have collected some of what we found that is FREE for you.
Freetour Sweden Stockholm

Free city walk in Stockholm

Walking in Stockholm

Join a free city walk together with Free Tour Stockholm. It looks like the guide is in English but what do you not do for a free sightseeing. :-) Here you visit famous sights and get to learn about Stockholm.

Free Tour Stockholm

Akkurat Pub

Concerts at Akurrat in Stockholm

Sunday Night Live - always free admission to music at the restaurant Akkurat Hornsgatan 18. Age limit 18 years.

There is free admission. First come, first served applies where there are limited places.

Address: Hornsgatan 18, Stockholm
Akurrat

St Patricks Day Parade

ST Patricks Day - Parade

PThe parade is organized annually by volunteers from the Swedish Irish Association with support from the Irish Embassy in Sweden and with several different companies that sponsor the parade.

Join the parade. Gathering at 12.00 at Kungsträdgården (near the stage). There is help with face painting and balloons are handed out. The parade departs at 13.00. Walk to the Old Town, Kornhamnstorg). In the train go wolf dogs, a giant snake (to symbolize St. Patrick cursed from Ireland according to legend), a rainbow leading to a pot of gold (associated with the mythical Irish creatures, leprechauns), and thousands of people.

On arrival at Kornhamnstorg in the Old Town, there was a party of Irish music and dance.

Date: March (weekend closest to March 17)
St Patricks Day Parade

Stockholm's Culture Night

Stockholm's Culture Night

Stockholm Culture Night is in the evening when Stockholm's fantastic cultural area rolls out the purple carpet to invite you to a unique party where culture is at the center. Museums, theaters, galleries and a host of other cultural organizers are open with events to provide an unforgettable evening.

Of course there is free admission and open between 18:00 and midnight. After that, the party is extended to 03.00. See you in the purple night!

Date: 23 April 2022.
Stockholm's Culture Night

Flea Market Solvalla

Flea Market / Solvalla

Head to Solvalla in early May for the world's largest tailgate auction. Hopefully they keep the record again this year. Over 1000 cars that sell everything from heaven and earth from their tailgate. There will be a lot of people, come on time and enjoy a wonderful day Solvalla. Everything takes place inside the trotting track this weekend.

Såklart är det fri entré. If you want to go to more flea markets, do not miss the car park outside Solvalla. More different dates during the year.

Address: Box 205 01, 161 02 Bromma.
Season: Maj. Picture: Solvallaloppis.se
More information about Flea Market Solvalla

Buy Go City Stockholm Pass

GO CITY STOCKHOLM PASS

Discover Stockholm at a discounted price - in one card!

With a Go City Stockholm Pass you can save a lot of money on sightseeing and famous Stockholm sights. You pay a fixed price for the All-Inclusive Pass that applies to a different number of days: 1, 2, 3 or 5 days. Then just show your pass at the tour and sights included in the pass during your valid days.

More info about Go City Stockholm Pass

Free entrance and sightseeing:

Postmuseet

Vasa Museum

Nobel Prize Museum

Fotografiska Museum

Avicii Arena SkyView

Boat and Bus Tours

Sweden's National Day in Stockholm

Sweden's National Day - June 6 2022

n Stockholm, very nice things happen during National Day. For those of you who do not know which day Sweden celebrates National Day, it is June 6 every year. Previously, Sweden's National Day was called the Swedish Flag Day. It was not until 1983 that the name was changed to Sweden's National Day and and not until 2005 did National Day become an official holiday. Now to where you can celebrate National Day for free in Stockholm.

National Day is celebrated in several different places in Stockholm. Humlegården, Smedsuddsbadet, Hagaparken (Kunglika Operan), Gärdet and The Royal Palace.

Address: in different places
Season: June 6

Stockholm Marathon

Stockholm Marathon

Folk party with runners in Stockholm

The running party
2018 was the 40th time that the Stockholm Marathon is held in Stockholm. A long-awaited folk festival for the spectators along the route in the city and a challenge for the participants. The international interest increases every year and over 100 different nationalities are registered annually. The Stockholm Marathon is 42,195 meter and the route runs in central Stockholm - see map. So go out into the hustle and bustle and attend the folk festival! June 4, 2022, it's time again!

Date: Adidas Stockholm Marathon June 4 juni 2022 .
More informationen about Stockholm Marathon

Smaka Good Food Festival in Stockholm

Good Food Festival

The food festival in Stockholm

Sprakande karneval
June starts with the annual early summer party - Taste Stockholm. The festival focuses on food and entertainment.

Listen to good music and see both famous and unknown artists perform on stage. The festival also focuses a lot on the environment where there are requirements that there should be access to organic and KRAV-labeled food.

Date: wait for new dates for 2022.
Season: Juni
More information about Smaka Good Food Festival

ÅF Offshore Race (KSSS) Gotland Runt

ÅF Offshore Race (KSSS) "Gotland Runt"

Do not miss when the sailboats will compete in "Gotland runt". In the area around af Chapman are about 300 sailboats and waiting for the start on July 3, 2022.

There will be musical entertainment, try out activities, bouncy castles, etc. In the sponsor village there are about 40 exhibitors with different offers. You can buy food from several different places.

For those of you who want to see the start, come to Skeppsholmeni when the boats are released. They sail towards Gotland and finish in Sandhamn a few days later.

Date: 3 juli 2022. Picture: https://www.ksss.se/
More informatioen aobut Gotland Runt

Putte in the Park in Kungsträdgården

Music festival: Putte in the Park

In July, the popular Värmland music festival Putte in the Park comes to Kungsträdgården in Stockholm. Come and hang out at the free summer festival.

Daate: Juli
Music Festival - Putte in the Park

Free City Tours in Stockholm

Free city walk in Stockholm

Join another group in Stockholm that does free guided tours in English - Stockholm Free Tours. Visit famous places in Stockholm around the city and the Old Town. There is also private guidance if you prefer.

Stockholm Free Tour

Besök Sveriges Riksdag i Stockholm

Visit Stockholm's Parlament Buildning

For those of you who are interested in what it looks like in the Parlament Building and what is going on inside, you can join a walk through the premises. A guide will take you around and show and answer any questions that may arise. There will also be historical flashbacks of what has happened here over the years.

Of course there is free admission. Limited number of places.

Address: Riksgatan 3 (Helgeandsholmen)
More informatioen about Parlament Building in Stockholm

Visit Stockholm's beautiful parks

Visit a park in Stockholm. There are several wonderful parks in Stockholm. Bring a blanket with a little coffee on a summer day or stroll one autumn in the park and see the fantastic autumn colors. Walk among beautiful flowers in spring. In winter you can sit in one of the cafes and have a warming cup of hot chocolate (some are seasonal).
Kungliga Nationalstadsparken Stockholm

Royal National City Park

The 27 square kilometer national city park contains unique cultural and natural values, everything from castles to huts, parks and lakes. There is also Europe's largest stock of coarse oaks, including Prince Eugene's oak. In September 2010, a new cycle path was inaugurated that runs through the Royal National City Park. The 36 km long cycle path links Ulriksdal in the north with Blockhusudden in the south. The park extends with parts of Stockholm, Lidingö and Solna municipalities. The park area within Lidingö municipality only includes the archipelago Fjäderholmarna.

Free entrance

More information about Royal National City Park
Rålis Rålambshovsparken Stockholm

Rålambshovs Park/Rålis

Rålambshovs Park is located on Kungsholmen and extends from Lilla Västerbron towards Riddarfjärden. The park has many open lawns that are very suitable for picnics, play and lounging in the sun. In the park you can perform various sports, even climbing and there is also an outdoor gym. In the park there is an amphitheater, park play with splash pond, outdoor cinema, park theater, outdoor seating, various sports fields, climbing blocks and outdoor gym.

Free Entrance

More information about Rålambshovs Park
Hagaparken Stockholm

Haga Park

Haga Park is an English-inspired park in Haga in Solna municipality in Stockholm County, which was created on the initiative of Gustav III. In the park today there are a number of different pavilions and temples such as the Turkish kiosk, the Chinese pavilion, the Copper Tents, and the Eco Temple. You can also see Haga Castle.

Free Entrance

More information about Haga Park
Stockholm Street Festival

Stockholms Street Festival

Wait for dates for 2022. Otherwise, the Festival is usually in Kungsträdgården. How about the most skilled street artists, magicians, acrobats, clowns, etc. with various spectacular entertainment.

Date: Augusti, Kungsträdgården
Stockholm Street Festival

Pride Festival Stockholm

EuroPride / Stockholm Pride Parade

The festival for everyone in Stockholm

The festival with a lot of colors
Stockholm Pride Parade is Scandinavia's largest Pride Parade. The participants in the parade can be as many as 60,000 people. And here it's glitter and glamor for the whole penny. The visitors are usually around 600,000 people so if you want to get a good place .... be out in good time. You can also work as a volunteer!

Season: Aug (wait dates for 2022)
More information about EuroPride

Utomhuskonsert med Kungliga Filharmonikerna

Outdoor concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The Philharmonic Orchestra in the blue with Magnus Carlsson

Music outside
Feel free to follow the concert at Konserthuset Play instead. A nice tradition is when the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra takes out their instruments and gives a free concert at Gärdet in Stockholm (at the Maritime History Museum). Bring the blanket and picnic basket and enjoy classical music and maybe sing along. There will also be fun activities for the children, face painting..

Date: Aug. (wait dates for 2022) Picture: Frankie Fouganthin
More information about Philharmonic in the blue

Stockholms Kulturfestival i Stockholm

Stockholm Culture Festival / We are Sthlm

This year's festival: pop, world stars, etc. Stockholm's Culture Festival has free admission and offers something for all ages.

Date: 17 - 21 Aug 2022
Stockholms Culture Festival

Kulturhuset/Stadsteatern i Stockholm

Kulturhuset/Stadsteatern in Stockholm

At Kulturhuset / Stadsteatern there are free experiences for both children and adults. It is located in central Stockholm at Sergels Torg. Kulturhuset & Stadsteatern itself merged 2013.

It is over 10,000 sqm large and 7 storeys high. Here is a library where you can read newspapers and listen to music, sometimes you are offered a free cinema, learn to dance, join a video game day, experiment with sound, learn how to become climate-smart, read cartoon magazines in Sweden's only Serietek. For the little ones there are play corners, Friday dance, picture workshop and story time, etc.m.

Most are free but sometimes some exhibitions and the like cost an entrance. When there are performances by famous artists, you can buy tickets to the Auditorium etc.

Date: All year around
More information about free at the culture house / Stadsteatern in Stockholm

Parkteatern i Stockholm

Parkteatern

Parkteatern is a long tradition of theater and entertainment in the open air. Since 1942, Stockholmers have gathered during the summer months where they experienced culture and art. The tradition continues as I said and you are invited every summer to theater, concerts, dance and circus.

The rules are simple: It's always free. It is always in the open air. You come as you are. If it is crowded, you have to squeeze in. Feel free to bring your own picnic. If the forces of the weather are against us, we wait until the last minute before we cancel. There will be just over a hundred performances played during the summer at various venues in Stockholm.

Date: June, July and August , 2022
More information about Parkteatern

STOFF - Stockholm Fringe Festival i Stockholm

STOFF - Stockholm Fringe Festival

This year's theme is "New Work For A New Reality." The same as last year, the festival will be ON-Line. This is the 12th edition of the Stockholm Fringe Festival!

Date: 13-17 sept, 2022
More iformatioen aobut Stockholm Fringe Festival in Stockholm

Halloween Parade Stockholm

Halloween Parade

The parade starts and ends in Kungsträdgården. Thousands of people gather in scary, stylish, fantastic, Halloween-themed costumes at Kungsträdgården and parade through the streets. The parade goes around Gamla Stan, down Skeppsbron until they return to Kungsträdgården.

Date: 31 okt

Arkivens Dag Stockholm

Archive Day

Archives Day is a day when the whole of Sweden opens up its interesting archives - so also in Stockholm. It is a very interesting day with lectures, tours of archives, history and exhibitions. This may not be something you think you should go for but we want to strike a blow for this day. Archives Day began in 1998 and has since become a tradition.

Date: 12 nov, 2022
More informatioen about Archive Day

Musikplats Stockholm i Stockholm

Music Place Stockholm

Sveriges Radio offers live music during the year. On Fridays you are offered lunch music at Radiohuset in Stockholm with live artists. In previous years, Pernilla Andersson, Petra Marklund, Magnus Carlsson, Jill Johnson, Amanda Jenssen, Tommy Nilsson, Janice, Sanna Nielsen have played. Places are limited so it is first come, first served

Address: Studio 4 in Radio House, Oxenstiernsgatan 20.
More information about Musikplats Stockholm

Go to the museum for free

Several museums in Stockholm have free admission. Some have it for everyone while others provide free admission for children and young people and some on specific days. Most museums received free admission from February 2016. An interesting museum is Stockholm City Museum. There is a lot for you to discover here that is interested in history. There are many different exhibitions here, both permanent and temporary. Experience Stockholm during the 17th century, photos from the 1800s and 1800s, archaeological excavations, a citra that is said to have belonged to Carl Michael Bellman, Stockholm maps, Stockholm's buildings and much more. Or how about the Natural History Museum with dinosaurs, human history and much more.
Nationalmusett Stockholm

National Museum

The National Museum is Sweden's largest art museum. You will find collections of art such as paintings, sculptures and art on paper from around the 16th century to the 20th century, as well as of handicrafts and design objects from the 16th century to the present. The total number of objects amounts to approximately 700,000. The museum's operations also extend outside the building on Blasieholmen.

Free entrance

The National Museum
Sjöfartsmuseet Göteborg

Medieval Museum

The museum presents Stockholm's medieval history and community life. The Medieval Museum depicts the city's origins and medieval development. The museum is built around some permanent antiquities, such as part of the city wall from the beginning of the 16th century. All the objects in the museum come from the entire urban area.

Free entrance

More information about Medieval Museum
Riksidrottsmuset i Stockholm

Riksidrottsmuseet/The National Sports Museum

Here you get to learn all about the history of sports. The children can try out different sports, test sports equipment, climb a climbing wall.

Free entrance

More information about The National Sports Museum
Armemuseum Stockholm

Army Musuem

At the museum you can see about 100,000 objects that have been used in the Swedish army. Many of the objects are from the 16th century onwards. Together with the Swedish Air Force Museum, the Army Museum is part of the authority Swedish National Museum of Defense History(SFHM).

Free entrance

Army Museum
Stadsmuseet Stockholm

City Museum

The museum is located in Södra City Hall's former premises located at Ryssgården on Södermalm and shows permanent and temporary exhibitions. The museum presents Stockholm's history. The museum changed its name in 2013 from Stockholm City Museum, to the City Museum in Stockholm. The City Museum arranges lectures, theater performances and other events.

Free entrance

More information about City Museum
Livrutskammaren i Stockholm

Royal Carriage Hall

Make a visit to the Armory in Royal Carriage Hall. Here are magical things, old nice horse-drawn carriages, dresses and other clothes from different centuries. The children have a place of discovery in the Livrustkammaren. Here they can listen, feel and squeeze the royal story.

Free Entrance

More information about Royal Carriage Hall
Ekomiska Museet Stockholm

Economic Museum / Royal Coin Cabinet

Follow the economic history. Since 2020, the museum is located in the same building as the Historical Museum on Narvavägen 13-17 in Stockholm.

Free Entrance

Economic Museum
Strindbergsmuseum i Stockholm

Strindberg Museum

See what it looked like in Strindberg's home on Drottninggatan 85. Much of his interior remains original. The museum also presents various exhibitions. The museum also presents several different objects, photographs etc.

Free Entrance

More information about Strindberg Museum
Sjöhistoriska Museet i Stockholm

Maritime History Museum

The Maritime History Museum presents knowledge about man's relationship to the sea, coast, ships and boats in history and the present. The museum has collections with 900,000 photographs, 50,000 objects and 45,000 drawings.

Free Entrance

More information about Maritme History Museum
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