The antique convention in Brösarp - March 20-22
The country’s leading antique dealers all come together once every year in Brosarp. On display we find folk-art, home crafts and furniture, design and antiques.
Ladies World Cup Ice hockey - March 28-April 4
The ladies 25 yearlong world cup history is for the second time hosted by Sweden. Fans will see world class players from nine different countries divided in two groups. Group A – USA (world champions), Canada (Olympic champions), Russia and Finland. Group B – Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Japan and the Czech Republic. The games will be played at Malmö Stadium and Rosengards Ice rink.
Art tour of Skåne 2015 - April 3-12
Skåne is a place where artists thrive and so naturally art also flourishes here. This is especially true at Easter, when local artists open up their studies, welcoming in any visitors who are interested in art. The basic idea behind the art tour is simple. You have an opportunity to experience art in the artists’ own homes and studios and to hear them talk about their work.
Skånes food festival - 22-24 May
Three days of food producers, businesses and innovating food lovers sets the tone with innovation, variety and know-how activities. Sample, eat and enjoy the many new food sensations. If you are a chef, culinary tourist, hungry, looking for new inspirations, or just a food nerd seeking for the latest – Welcome to the food festival in Brösarp!
Skanör and Falsterbo´s food festival
Celebrity chefs house the local restaurants. In Skanörs harbour chefs are serving there favourites in the big food tent. Here is also a food fare with local products. Dates are yet to come.
Nordea Masters - June 4-7
For the second year running, the Nordea Masters golf tournament will be played at PGA National near Malmö. This means that Henrik Stenson will be playing on home soil. On grounds that once belonged to Torup Castle, the owners of PGA National have put their heart and soul into creating Scandinavia’s finest golf resort. The result is ultramodern courses that work in harmony with nature, and a fantastic clubhouse with a restaurant, shop and changing rooms. The ambition is for Nordea Masters to become Europe’s second biggest golf competition, after the British Open. In addition to top-flight golf, there will also be interesting seminars and fun activities for all the family.
Midsummer - June 19-20
Midsummer is celebrated on the Friday during the period 19-25 June. It is traditionally celebrated by erecting a maypole and dancing around it, while singing well-known songs. A garland of flowers is often worn in the hair, and according to folklore your future spouse will appear in your dreams if you pick seven different types of flowers and place them under your pillow on Midsummer Eve. Pickled herrings with potatoes, sour cream and chives, herring tart and strawberries with cream are traditionally eaten.
Travel back to the age of the Vikings - Foteviken Viking village
Set the time machine to the Viking Era, and come to Foteviken Museum. Recreated Viking village with exciting history. Built on the spot where a great battle was fought in June 1134, a place once dedicated to the gods of Asgard. Meet Vikings and craftsmen and experience life as a Viking.
The Viking Times
Discover how the archaeological theme park is growing and feel a sense of history. Talk with the expert archaeologists on site, and go on a guided tour of the area. Visit the Viking burial site. Listen to the tales of some of the people who were buried here a thousand years ago.
The Stronghold in Trelleborg
A Viking ring stronghold was discovered in 1988 at the towns highest point. Today a quarter of the reconstructed stronghold is built on original location in the modern towns centre. Here you can find a reconstructed mediaeval house, a Viking farm and a museum with a Viking exhibition and a museum shop with an extensive range of items. There is also a café to enjoy indoors or outdoors.
Ahus Beach handball festival - July 10-18
Europe’s largest beach handball tournament with more than a thousand teams competing and 55 000 visitors cheering on the teams. Guest appearance by Swedish and Danish elite players, and also players from the German Bundesliga.
Falsterbo Horse Show - July 4-12
An event that´s grown bigger for each year since 1986. Today with almost a thousand horses and riders, about fifty different classes, over six hundred volunteers and just as many grooms. Sponsors, exhibitors, riders and the public all in one place, where world class riding meets party, summer and vacation. Falsterbo horse show is a place to come together under one blue sky, to enjoy just as much horse as show.
The Kivik Village Market - July 13-15
Sweden’s best-known popular market, with funfair and market stalls. The market is Sweden’s largest with more than a thousand stallholders. A destination in its own right, and a trading place for shoppers in Kivik.
SkiStar Swedish Open - July 20-26
The world’s top tennis players meet up in the town of Båstad to compete in the 4:th oldest Grand Prix-tournament in the world. In competition with 63 games in 30 countries, Swedish Open was voted the most popular one by the players themselves. This is a week with unique atmosphere with just as much partying as tennis.
The Malmö Festival - August 14-21
A week-long free music festival that always fills the city with visitors. Crowds pack the pedestrianized zone, and the enticing aromas of food from every corner of the globe fill the air. The festival features everything from jazz to break dance, filling the whole city with every type of entertainment and food imaginable. This really is the event of the year in Malmö.
Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival - July 29-August 2
Jazz-lovers should head for the coast of Skåne! Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival attracts many international greats. The artists themselves queue up to appear on the line-up. Take the opportunity to visit one of Skåne’s most beautiful towns when the streets are filled with music.
Lund Comedy Festival - September 2-5
At the end of August, people flock to Lund for fun and laughs. As we all know, laughter is the best medicine. The performances run in parallel, so if one show isn’t to your taste you can be sure to find something that appeals just around the corner.
The apple fare in Kivik - September 26-27
An apple harvest feast! Since the first apple fare in Kivik back in 1988 the fare has been growing larger for each year. Here you can sample or buy a wide selection of Swedish fruit, listen to artists performing and buy Swedish handcrafts. The fare has its artwork of the year made out of 35 000 appels and 70 000 nails!
Skåne’s goose dinners - October/November
A traditional goose dinner with all the trimmings is a real festive occasion. Before the golden-brown goose arrives at the table, diners enjoy a hot bowl of goose blood soup. This hearty soup is seasoned with cloves, ginger, allspice and a generous splash of brandy. The giblets are served with the soup. These are the neck, the liver, the heart and the craw, and fried wings. The goose is then served with boiled apple slices, prunes, boiled potatoes, Brussels sprouts, red cabbage and a rich sauce. Apple cake with vanilla sauce is the traditional dessert.
Christmas markets - November/December
There are a large number of popular Christmas markets in Skåne. Browse among the Father Christmases and lanterns – a cup of mulled wine, a saffron bun and, maybe, a pair of woolen mittens.
Christmas market and concert at Ovesholm Manor
Blacksmiths, weavers, wood-carvers and ceramicists will be offering their finest pieces so that you can find the perfect presents. Don't miss the well-stocked food stall, full of the most delicious delicacies for your Christmas feast. A full day with both a market and a concert.
Christmas preparations at Kulturen in Lund
Authentic Christmas atmosphere, with space for both old and new traditions. In the buildings, fires crackle in the fireplaces and the Christmas table is laid. Here you'll find gifted artisans, a row of market stalls, music and a range of other activities. When twilight descends, hundreds of candles will be lit in the park to create a magical Christmas atmosphere.
Thomander's Christmas in Lund
Thomander's Christmas takes place on each of the four weekends in Advent. The theme is an old-fashioned Christmas as it was in 19th century Lund. The city is filled with horse-drawn carriages, open-air theatre, Christmas stalls, Christmas gnomes, bands, organ grinders and choirs, with no space for the classic market stalls that are otherwise common at the majority of Christmas markets in Skåne.
Christmas at Vrams Gunnarstorp Castle
You are greeted by a castle lit with torches and candles. Over 80 artisans have given their all to create beautiful and functional items and small-scale taste sensations of cheese, bread, mustard, fish, mulled wine and ham, to delight the palate.
Christmas market in the Tykarp cave near Ignaberga
A fantastic and unusual Christmas market 12 meters underground. The exhibitors set out their stalls in pillared halls and underground passageways. Quality products in a magical environment create an unforgettable Christmas market both over and under the ground.
Christmas at Fredriksdal in Helsingborg
Wander among the buildings and farms on paths lit by thousands of oil lamps. Genuine old-fashioned Christmas market that offers you the chance to buy delicacies for the Christmas table, hand Father Christmas the children's letters, listen to music, dance around the Christmas tree, experience old handicrafts and see this year's Lucia.
Christmas market at Katrinetorp in Malmö
Traditional Christmas market with arts and crafts, food, flowers, singing and music.
Fogdaröd`s Christmas market in Höör
Food stable, Handicrafts- and Christmas market building, chicken house, greenhouse and a barn. Straw handicrafts, marzipan, leather, and knitwear. Christmas gnomes, wooden handicrafts, wreaths, lights and much more. The greenhouse is bedecked with Christmas decorations and there is an art installation on the second floor.
Christmas Market at Övedskloster in Sjöbo
The heart of the Christmas market is an old cowshed from the 19th century with a wonderful, rustic atmosphere next to the castle. The market spreads out over the whole of the old farm, castle courtyard and park. Visitors will find a Lucia procession, horse and cart, Christmas choir, farm animals, sausage grilling, a puppet theatre and much more. And, of course, Christmas trees, oil lamps, torches, pine branches, saffron buns and mulled wine.