Top 10 Annual Events in Oslo

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Oslo is a vibrant city full of culture and entertainment no matter when you visit. Every year it hosts some of the best events in Scandinavia, which attract visitors from all over the world. From music festivals to sports competitions, there's something for everyone in Oslo. Whether you're looking for an exciting night out or a family-friendly day trip, these are some of the best annual events taking place in Oslo every year that you won't want to miss!

Norwegian Wood Festival

And no, that's not a mass Murakami books reading. It's a massive annual music festival, held in June from 1992 on. The public bath in Frogen Park becomes a musical arena for three days in mid-summer. The festival welcomes both some massive stars and local Norwegian bands.
Norwegian Wood Festival Facebook

Inferno Metal Festival

Metalheads know precisely what a Scandinavian or a Norwegian metal band means. This real-deal metal event happens every Easter like a counterpoint of the Easter bunnies around. With a total of four days and more than 40 local and international bands every year, Inferno Metal Festival is Norway's most significant metal festival
Inferno Metal Festival Facebook

Oslo Jazz Festival

Oslo Jazz Festival is a massive event which presents about 80 events every year in August. The festival was held for the first time in 1986, which makes it one of the oldest and most prestigious annual events in Olso.
Oslo Jazz Festival Facebook

Øya Festival

The Øya Festival is also one of the largest music festival events held in Tøyenparken, Oslo every summer. The festival combines music concerts with culture, food, and stalls.
Øya Festival Facebook

Oslo Short Film Festival

Oslo Short Film Festival is a free annual event organized by the SALT art and music centre. It aims to draw attention to short film forms and build a worldwide network of partners in filmmaking, which collaborate and cooperate in the long term.
Oslo Short Film Festival Facebook

Oslo Medieval Festival

Oslo Medieval Festival is a very popular medieval folk festival, held every May at the Akerhus fortress.
The festival includes numerous events and activities which are meant to take you back 700 years in time.
Those include folk music concerts, traditional arts and crafts exhibitions and workshops, and many more.
Oslo Medieval Festival Facebook

Oslo International Theatre Festival

Oslo International Theatre Festival happens every March with the support of Black Box theatre in Oslo. The festival welcomes numerous performances, installations, talks, seminars with participants from all over the world.
Oslo International Theater Festival Facebook

Tønsberg Viking Festival

Tønsberg is about 100km away from Oslo, yet it hosts one of the largest Scandinavian Viking festivals. The festival is held every September. For four days the entire city of Tønsberg gets filled with Viking activities, offers, events and entertainment.
Tønsberg Viking Festival Facebook

Oslo Burlesque Festival

Oslo is not all about Vikings, after all. This annual event at the end of September is inviting some of the most attractive burlesque artists, drag queens and drag strip performers in Oslo.
Oslo Burlesque Festival Facebook

The Matstreif food festival

The Matstreif food festival is an annual event held at the beginning of autumn in front of the City Hall in Oslo. It aims to present the extensive variety of local products and give the visitors the chance to taste samples of the food.
The Matstreif food festival Facebok


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