Norwegian Wood FestivalAnd 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.
Inferno Metal FestivalMetalheads 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.
Oslo Jazz FestivalOslo 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.
Øya FestivalØya 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.
Oslo Short Film FestivalOslo 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 Medieval FestivalOslo 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 International Theater FestivalOslo International Theater Festival happens every March with the support of Black Box theater in Oslo. The festival welcomes numerous performances, installations, talks, seminars with participants from all over the world.
Tønsberg Viking FestivalTønsberg 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.
Oslo Burlesque FestivalOslo 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.