Photo : Pål Allan/ABBA The Museum


There's something to celebrate! Whether anniversaries, birthdays or other events - come to Sweden and join in the celebrations.

50th Anniversary of ABBA's Eurovision Song Contest Victory - April 6, 1974

50 years ago, ABBA, the iconic Swedish pop group, achieved a historic victory at the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) in Brighton on April 6, 1974. They won with their legendary song "Waterloo," which catapulted them to international fame. ABBA's triumph at ESC marked a crucial moment in their career, setting their status as one of the most successful musical acts in the world.

Numerous locations in Sweden offer the opportunity to trace the path of the legendary band ABBA.





60th Anniversary of the IKEA Hotel in Älmhult (Småland)

Älmhult, the heart of IKEA, is home to the only IKEA hotel in the world. Here you get a unique experience, where everything revolves around the province of Småland and IKEA. On August 22, 1964, there were 25 rooms, a restaurant and a swimming pool in what was then Motel IKEA. Today, almost 60 years later, the Motel IKEA has become the IKEA Hotel, and 25 rooms have become 254. But much remains from 1964 - the copper roof has been converted into the reception and the limestone floor has been preserved. As has the open fireplace in the restaurant. The sparing use of resources is not only economical, but also environmentally friendly - typical IKEA.

100th Anniversary of the Tekniska Museet (Stockholm)

The Tekniska Museet in Stockholm is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a series of events, both small and large, spanning an extended period. The jubilee was initiated on December 5th 2023 with the opening of Wisdome Stockholm by the King. For its 100th anniversary, the museum aims to present itself as a new type of institution. While remaining family friendly as always, the museum will now also be open daily from 10 am to 10 pm for events. In April, The Cell in Hagastaden will be opened, followed by a new immersive exhibition about the forest starting in May. With numerous small and large events, one can look forward to a bustling atmosphere at the Tekniska Museet.

400th Anniversary of the City of Sala (Västmanland)

April 15,2024 marks the anniversary of the day King Gustav II Adolf granted Sala its town charter 400 years ago. Sala has experienced many historical events over the years that have shaped the city into what it is today. This anniversary is an opportunity to showcase the beauty of the city to the world, bring people together to create positive change, and create new memories and experiences for the residents.

40th Anniversary of Leksand Sommarland (Dalarna)

The adventure park Leksand Sommarland celebrates 40 years by throwing an all-summer anniversary party featuring special events, activities and deals in addition to the 46 attractions awaiting behind the gates. This 270.000 square meter park includes a water park and amusement park rides – as well as a range of action and adventure activities for all ages. Along with Leksand Resort, the neighboring five-star campsite, Leksand Sommarland remains a favorite family fun destination in the very heart of Sweden, beautiful Dalarna.

40th Anniversary of the Tjejmilen run (Stockholm)

On August 31, 2024, Tjejmilen will be a proud 40 years old, and this will be celebrated with a spectacular party. As an exclusive event for women, it is one of the largest of its kind in the world. For the 40th year, thousands of women will gather on Gärdet in Stockholm, not only to run the challenging 10 kilometers, but also to set an impressive sign of female strength and solidarity that will encompass the entire city of Stockholm.

100th Anniversary of Svenskt Tenn (Stockholm)

Svenskt Tenn is an interior design shop located on Strandvägen in Stockholm. It was founded in 1924 by Estrid Ericson, who recruited Josef Frank to the company 10 years later. The company is famous for its high-quality and innovative designs in furniture, textiles, lighting, and home accessories. In addition to admiring at and being inspired by the special design of Svenskt Tenn, you can visit their café.
Café Svenskt Tenn serves dishes that follow the changing seasons. The founder Estrid Ericson, was a great tea lover who is said to have drunk five cups every day.

30th Anniversary of DreamHack (Stockholm)

The world's largest gaming and culture festival, DreamHack, will take place in Stockholm in November 2024, marking its largest-ever event. Hosted at Stockholmsmässan in collaboration with Elgiganten, the festival is set to showcase Stockholm's status as a gaming hub and is expected to be a highlight in gaming culture. DreamHack, celebrating its 30th anniversary, has grown from a LAN festival to a global sensation, with Jönköping hosting its major events for the past 22 years. DreamHack Summer 2024 is scheduled for June 14-16 in Jönköping, followed by DreamHack Stockholm in Stockholm from November 22-24.

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