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Palmesus beach festival in Kristiansand
Palmesus beach festival in Kristiansand.
Photo: Line Camilla Engstrøm©Palmesus
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Festivals in Southern Norway

It is a large number of festivals in Southern Norway. In the summer time focused on music and local food and many smaller events throughout the year.
Canal Street festival in Arendal
Canal Street, Arendal.
Photo: Eirik Mykland
Risør church interior during concert
Chamber Music festival in Risør.
Photo: Risør Turistkontor
Pool party at Aquarama, Palmesus festival
Palmesus.
Photo: Jørund Føreland Pedersen, Palmesus
People eating shellfish at the shellfish festival
Shellfish festival in Mandal.
Photo: Ingvild Kolnes @Turistkontoret for Lindesnesregionen
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Events in Southern Norway
Computer party for youth between 13 and 19 years. We have our own crew available throughout the weekend. All participants are served 3 meals, 2… Read more
Buenlan 2019
Family workshop day at SKMU - Sørlandet Kunstmuseum (art museum) in Kristiansand. What's going on? The CHILDRENS Art Museum is open.… Read more
Family activities at SKMU Kristiansand
Tango night at Håndverkeren in Kristiansand. Read more
Tango night at Håndverkeren
Concert with Frode Johansen at Kilden Theater and Concert Hall. Read more
Concert with Frode Johansen
Riksteateret performs Georges' marvellous medicine at Kilden Theater and Concert Hall in Kristiansand. Norwegian version, suitable for children… Read more
George's Marvelous Medicine (NO)
Arne Benoni and friends will perform at Kilden Theatre and Concert Hall. Duration: 90 minutes, no break. Read more
Concert: Arne Benoni - My Kind Of Country Music
Meet international band Bokanté in Kilden Theater and Concert Hall. 8 musicians from 4 continents mixed their different styles: Michael League,… Read more
Concert: Bokanté
Music bingo is extremely popular in the rest of the world and collects lots of music loving people. We have now arranged this for a couple of years… Read more
Music bingo at Bredden bar & hygge
Friday at 21:00 it's time for music bingo at Café Galleri again!   Read more
Music Bingo at Café Galleri
Concert at Kick venue in Kristiansand, Southern Norway. Read more
Vassendgutane // Kick Scene
Kristiansand Kunsthall continually exhibits art by contemporary national and international artists. Read more
Art exhibition at Kristiansand Kunsthall: Game of Life IV
Christianssand Blues & Roots Club in Kristiansand hosts concerts with blues, roots, rock'n roll, soul and americana. Read more
Christianssand Blues & Roots Club
After a long Christmas holiday it can be fine to trim the "dance foot" COUNTRY DUO from Mandal is known for creating a great atmosphere and… Read more
Dance night with Country duo at Dyrevatn Bar
Gribbene is no less than compulsory listening for anyone who appreciates the Norwegian rock tradition. 5/6 - Rock and roll dreams Gribbene… Read more
Gribbene @Sjøboden Live Scene
Come and build strawbees at the libraray! Read more
Strawbees at the library
9 restaurants and pubs in Lillesand go together for an tailor made wine tour in Lillesand, Southern Norway. Read more
Tour de Wine in Lillesand
New researchers are ready to present their work. For more info check out  facebookarrangementet . Read more
Research for people with Ana Kucera @ Sjøboden Live Scene
Release Concert with Sordal in Kristiansand. Read more
Sordal @ Caledonien Hall
Kristiansand symphonic orchestra concert in Kilden: WE COME IN PEACE with music from Star Wars, Star Trek, E.T., Aliens, Predator,… Read more
We come in peace @ Kilden
SKMU - Sørlandets Kunstmuseum in Kristiansand is the largest art museum in the southern part of Norway. Read more
Exhibition SKMU: Ann Cathrin November Høibo
One Saturday from 10-14 every month, children can participate in song, music, art workshops and more at "Kulturskolen". The event requires… Read more
Saturday of Culture in Grimstad
Hold on to the church hat; Lillian Røssaak is Southern Norway's standup queen! In April 2018, Lillian Røssaak debuted with a… Read more
Stand-up with Lillian Røssak - Buen Kulturhus
In 1990 Per Jørgensen, Audun Kleive and Jon Balke formed the trio Jøkleba. Right from the start, the trio established itself as one of… Read more
Jøkleba on Klubbscenen at Buen kulturhus
Try out new restaurants in Kristiansand. This week many of the restaurants in Kristiansand offer dishes with discounts. Main dishes… Read more
Spis Ute Uka - Culinary Experiences in Kristiansand
"One of the most fascinating dance makers on the planet." - The New York Times.  Read more
Batsheva Dance Company in Kilden
Concert with Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra. KSO (Norwegian: Kristiansand Symfoniorkester) is a professional symphony orchestra in Kristiansand,… Read more
Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra in Kilden
Stand up show at Kick Scene in Kristiansand. Read more
Rich Hall @ Kick Scene
Music bingo is extremely popular in the rest of the world and collects lots of music loving people. We have now arranged this for a couple of years… Read more
Music Bingo at Bredden bar & hygge
Liverpool Support Club Mandal, together with Marna Cafe invites for an evening with Liverpool legend Ray Clemence, at Stjerna's… Read more
One evening with Ray Clemence at Stjerna
StudentUGA in Grimstad 8-17 February 2019 More information Read more
UGA 2019
Helene M. Knutsen Fosso takes the kids on "A live adventure" in the library. With the movement, the breath and our senses, we play through… Read more
"A live adventure" at Mandal library
Concert for small children accompanied by their parents. Students from the university will perform both new and wellknown children songs. Read more
Concert for small children at Kilden Theater and Concert Hall
Svein and co party on the club scene! An unforgettable evening with the best songs from Delbert McClinton - the blues and rock'n'roll artist… Read more
Delbert McClinton tribute - Buen kulturhus
A highly successful ski and family event in Grimstad Read more
Grimstad Ski Festival 2019
Welcome to an inspirational knitting day with book presentation, mini-course and display of knitwear. Knitting designer Wenche Roald has created new… Read more
Knitting Day at Sjølingstad Uldvarefabrik
Concert at Teateret in Kristiansand. Read more
Spidergawd @ Teateret
Concert with Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra. KSO (Norwegian: Kristiansand Symfoniorkester) is a professional symphony orchestra in Kristiansand,… Read more
Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra in Kilden
The string trio MORILD: Armanddo Toldedo - violin, Kjell Åge Stoveland - viola, Leonardo Sesenna - cello. Music by Beethoven and Reger Read more
Stryketrioen Morild - Buen kulturhus
Concert with Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra. KSO (Norwegian: Kristiansand Symfoniorkester) is a professional symphony orchestra in Kristiansand,… Read more
Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra in Kilden
It started with a bang in December, it continued as a rocket in January and now we are attacking an "After Job" hit in February! Our eminent… Read more
After work @Hr.Redaktør
Duo a'Corda was founded in 1997 and is successful both in Norway and abroad. The band consists of Birgitte Stærnes (violin) and Martin Haug… Read more
Concert with Duo a'Corda
Students from UiA plays music from the 60's and 70's at Kilden. Read more
UiA presents: Urokråke og sangfugl Vol.2
Concert at Tolv Bord in Kristiansand. Read more
Oslo Ess @ Tolv Bord
Christianssand Blues & Roots Club in Kristiansand hosts concerts with blues, roots, rock'n roll, soul and americana. Read more
Christianssand Blues & Roots Club: Magnus Berg Band
Minor Majority is playing at Kick scene in Kristiansand. Read more
Minor Majority @ Kick Scene
Concert in Kilden with Come Shine jazz group and Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra (KSO, in Norwegian: Kristiansand Symfoniorkester). Read more
Come Shine & KSO in Kilden
Concert at Kick venue in Kristiansand. Read more
Dagny @ Kick
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RUSSEREVYEN 2018
Call it a cross of Backstreet Girls and Nothing on High-octane, an unpolished, yet melodious band of love for both Dead Kennedys and Sex Pistols.… Read more
Veislakt @Sjøboden Live Scene
Hilde Selvikvåg from Jæren has, in a short time, achieved great success with Spellemannsomination of the debut album in 2015, and then… Read more
Hilde Selvikvåg at Buen kulturhus
Concert at Blå Kors (Blue Cross) in Kristiansand. Read more
Blå Torsdag: Tingsek
Music bingo is extremely popular in the rest of the world and collects lots of music loving people. We have now arranged this for a couple of years… Read more
Music Bingo at Bredden bar & hygge
Hi guys, the powerless train at Hr Editor cheats after a magical debut with The Violent Years just before Christmas. On the women's day, we hit… Read more
Sol Heilo at Hr.Redaktør
Helene M. Knutsen Fosso takes the kids on "A live adventure" in the library. With the movement, the breath and our senses, we play through… Read more
"A live adventure" at Mandal library
They who have met Mattis do not forget him. Now a new generation will meet him. The story of Mattis has been constantly evolving new… Read more
Riksteatret: Fuglane (Tarjej Vesaas) at Buen kulturhus
SESILÅMI - Winter's great strenght test.  Traditional and classic style 53km from Brokke i Setesdal to Sinnes at Sirdal.   Read more
SESILAMI - Winter's strength test
Recordings and green tour! Asbjørn Ribe releases his new album on Friday March 8, and the same week he starts a green tour, with concerts in… Read more
Asbjørn Ribe @Sjøboden Live Scene
Nordic Tenors combines exquisite artistic quality with humor, dance and musical surprises. The group consists of the tenors Sveinung Hølmebakk,… Read more
Nordic Tenors Viva La Musica - Buen kulturhus
Concert at Håndverkeren venue in Kristiansand. Read more
Asbjørn Ribe @ Håndverkeren
Young classical talents in Kilden, Kristiansand. Read more
Ung Klassisk 2019 in Kilden
Arne Benoni - My Kind Of Country Music Døra På Gløtt is the title of Arne Benoni's new Norwegian-language album. - And thanks… Read more
Arne Benoni - Buen kulturhus
This spring, we focus on the three superpowers, the US, China and Russia. What happens inside the country? How are they headed? And what relationship… Read more
Superpowers: Øystein Bogen about Russland at Mandal bibliotek
A tribute to Marnar's clothing! On film! The movie from the show ... The performance "Glamor in the small town - fashion from Mandal for 25… Read more
Glamor in the small town - on film in Buen Kulturhus
Concert at the student venue "Østsia" at UiA, Kristiansand. Read more
Hajk | Østsia
Concert with Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra. KSO (Norwegian: Kristiansand Symfoniorkester) is a professional symphony orchestra in Kristiansand,… Read more
Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra in Kilden
A theater performance about upbringing, passion and true love. - I've always loved my daddy. But I do not remember a single forest trip or a… Read more
Riksteatret: Helt hekta! at Buen kulturhus
The Volt Ensemble is a group of promising young Scandinavian musicians trained at universities such as the Julliard School, the Manhattan School of… Read more
Concert with Volt Ensemble
Concert with students from UiA at Kilden. Read more
SPIRE VOL. 2 @ Kilden
Welcome to an opera show you've never seen before! We take you through 400 years of opera history, in just 60 minutes (if we reach it). We have… Read more
Opera history in 60 minutes at Buen Kulturhus
Concert with Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra. KSO (Norwegian: Kristiansand Symfoniorkester) is a professional symphony orchestra in Kristiansand,… Read more
Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra in Kilden
A musical about Easter with music by Céline Dion, David Guetta, Imagine Dragons, Seal, Evanescence, Creed, Jason Mraz and Tina Turner. Read more
The Passion in Q42
It has been well over two years since Mighty Magnolias made his debut with the long-standing player "Somewhere North of Nowhere", and made… Read more
Mighty Magnolias @Sjøboden Live Scene
Concert in Q42, Kristiansand. Read more
Ole Børud in Q42
Concert at Kick venue in Kristiansand, Southern Norway. Read more
CreedenceMania 1969 @ Kick Scene
Music bingo is extremely popular in the rest of the world and collects lots of music loving people. We have now arranged this for a couple of years… Read more
Music bingo at Bredden bar & hygge
Helene M. Knutsen Fosso takes the kids on "A live adventure" in the library. With the movement, the breath and our senses, we play through… Read more
"A live adventure" at Mandal library
The Danish-Armenian violinist Loussine Azizian is in demand as a soloist as well as a chamber musician for her sound, intensity and virtuosity.… Read more
Concert "Fiolin og Cello"
Vocalist Inger Marie Gundersen from Arendal released his 5th album in the summer of 2018. "Feels like home" was released on the Danish label… Read more
Inger Marie Gundersen with band at Buen Kulturhus
Agderpostens Cross-country running are extremely popular. They have a length of 4 to 8 km. You can walk, run or go with a stroller. Read more
Cross-country running
Mandal Jazz Club and Buen Kulturhus presents: Steinar Raknes - STILLHOUSE w / Unni Wilhelmsen Releasing Tour "Chasing The Real Things"… Read more
Steinar Rakner w/ Unni Wilhelmsen - Buen Kulturhus
Concert with Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra. KSO (Norwegian: Kristiansand Symfoniorkester) is a professional symphony orchestra in Kristiansand,… Read more
Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra in Kilden: Brahms Rekviem
Rotlaus has been confirmed to the Lindesneshallen in 2019. After a sold out concert in 2018, we can safely say that the tickets will fly away Read more
Rotlaus og Ingenting - Lindesneshallen
Odderøya museum harbour is an activity center for children and families with many exciting maritime activities. Read more
Activities at Odderøya museumshavn (museum harbour)
Guided tour, dinner and accommodation at the old outport Ny-Hellesund in Søgne, 20 minutes from Kristiansand. Price per person: NOK 1… Read more
Guided tour, dinner and accommodation in Ny-Hellesund
Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra and Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement park (Dyreparken) together in Kilden Theatre and opera house in Kristiansand. Read more
Kristiansand Symfoniorkester and Dyreparken in Kilden
Record fair with LP vinyl for sale in Kristiansand. Read more
Record fair in Kristiansand
Agderpostens Cross-country running are extremely popular. They have a length of 4 to 8 km. You can walk, run or go with a stroller. Read more
Cross-country running
Music bingo is extremely popular in the rest of the world and collects lots of music loving people. We have now arranged this for a couple of years… Read more
Music Bingo at Bredden bar & hygge
Helene M. Knutsen Fosso takes the kids on "A live adventure" in the library. With the movement, the breath and our senses, we play through… Read more
"A live adventure" at Mandal library
Stand up comedy in Kilden, Kristiansand. Read more
Dara O'Briain @ Kilden
Visit the annual viking festival at Tingvatn in Hægebostad. Read more
Viking festival at Tingvatn
Bring your friends for an Italien evening at La Famiglia restaurant in Kristiansand. Tickets must be pre-booked. Read more
Bobledagen at La Famiglia Kristiansand
Color Line Tour is a 210 km bike run from Kristiansand to Hovden. More info at www.colorlinetour.no. Read more
Color Line Tour Kristiansand - Hovden
Lyngdal's May Fair – a taste of Southern Norway. A big flower market, food stalls including a farmers' market and a flea market! Read more
Lyngdal's Mai Fair - a taste of Southern Norway
The Farsund Marathon is a successful sporting event started in 2013. Read more
Farsund Marathon
Agderpostens Cross-country running are extremely popular. They have a length of 4 to 8 km. You can walk, run or go with a stroller. Read more
Cross-country running
Music bingo is extremely popular in the rest of the world and collects lots of music loving people. We have now arranged this for a couple of years… Read more
Music bingo at Bredden bar & hygge
The Norwegian Museum of Horticulture enjoys a beautiful setting in the Dømmesmoen park, and offers three fascinating exhibitions on important… Read more
Norwegian Museum of Horticulture
On the rhubarb day you can taste different types of rhubarb and different recipes, and you can learn more about this exciting and ancient plant. Read more
Rhubarb day at Dømmesmoen
In 2015, Hasseldalen saw the opening of a brand new maritime museum. Two exhibitions show each, in their own way, how important the sea has been to… Read more
The Maritime Museum in Aust-Agder
The 42nd Short Film Festival in Grimstad. The Norwegian Short Film Festival is an important debut arena for many young filmmakers in Norway, and for… Read more
The Norwegian Short Film Festival 2019
Famous artists from Norway and abroad have entertained crowds at the Rosfjord beach party on the beach next to the Rosfjord Strandhotell. Read more
Rosfjord Beachparty in Lyngdal
Helene M. Knutsen Fosso takes the kids on "A live adventure" in the library. With the movement, the breath and our senses, we play through… Read more
"A live adventure" at Mandal library
Music festival in Vennesla, 15 minutes outside of Kristiansand. Read more
Hunsfest Festival 2019
Shanti festival in Southern Norway - Flekkefjord. ​​​​On the 15th of June 2019 there will be a Shanti festival in the pittoresque city Flekkefjord… Read more
International Maritime Folk Festival | Flekkefjord
Don't miss out on the chance to experience Norway's most important author in Grimstad. Read more
The Ibsen-museum in Grimstad guided tour
A few days each summer, the charming southern city of Arendal changes to an international fete - where we can see, taste and smell and all other ways… Read more
International Market
The Risør Chamber Music Festival is widely recognized nationally and internationally for its variety and quality of programs. Read more
Risør Kammermusikkfest - Chamber music festival
Enjoy an exciting farm visit. Open for farm adventures between 12:00 and 16:00 on Wednesdays from 26 June - 7 August 2019. Otherwise by… Read more
Gurebo Gård – Visitor's Farm
Experience a little piece of America in Norway at Farsund's American Festival. Join the street parade, have fun at the fair and listen to great… Read more
American Festival Lista
It is a charming and unique jazz festival in many ways. Arranged from June 27th to June 29th. Read more
Mandaljazz 2019
The Hove Festival in Arendal rises from the dead! We have waited 5 long years for this. Get your earlybird ticket today! Read more
Hove Music Festival 2019
Meet the legendary Captain Sabertooth (in Norwegian; Kaptein Sabeltann) in Kristiansand Zoo - Dyreparken. The show is in Norwegian language. Read more
Summer show in Kristiansand Zoo: Captain Sabertooth (NO)
Palmesus is Scandinavia's biggest beach party, attracting more than 30,000 people to the city beach of Kristiansand, Norway, over two sun-drenched… Read more
Palmesus 2019 - Scandinavias biggest beach party
"Ravnedans" is a festival to celebrate the art of contemporary dance in Kristiansand. Read more
Ravnedans Dance Festival in Kristiansand</