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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
Eirik Mykland
Palmesus Festival in Southern Norway
Palmesus Festival in Kristiansand
Palmesus / Jørund Føreland Pedersen
People eating shellfish at the shellfish festival
Shellfish festival in Mandal
Ingvild Kolnes @Turistkontoret for Lindesnesregionen
Risør church interior during concert
Chamber Music festival in Risør
Risør Turistkontor
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Events in Southern Norway
Opening of the advent exhibition, Saturday 18 November at 1PM. Graphic works from 10 artists will fill Reimanngården at this exposition… Read more
Advent exhibition at Reimanngården
Art exhibition at arteriet in Vågsbygd, Kristiansand. See website for more info. Read more
Art exhibition at arteriet: Nina Björkendal
Art exhibition at Kristiansand Kunsthall: "Slutten". Artists: Anders Holen, Hanne Lippard, Henrik Olai Kaarstein, Marius Heyerdahl. The exhibition… Read more
Art exhibition at Kristiansand Kunsthall: Slutten
SKMU - Sørlandets Kunstmuseum - in Kristiansand is engaged in a wide range of activities, which include displaying its art collection and temporary… Read more
Art exhibition at SKMU: Lise Schønberg
Get into the Chrismas spirit on the farm Gurebo Gård. - carriage rides, pony riding - many different animals - large wooden tipi where you can warm up… Read more
Chrismas at Gurebo Gård
3D-Christmas show at the town square in Kristiansand. The 3D mapping show can be viewed from December 14. - 22. Show times: Weekdays: 17.05 - 18.05 -… Read more
Christmas 3D show in Kristiansand
In December the town hall in Kvinesdal is like a big advent calender with great lighting. Read more
Christmas Calendar in Kvinesdal
Enjoy the city of Kristiansand before Christmas. The city is filled with beautiful and colourful Christmas decorations. There will be shopping,… Read more
Christmas in Kristiansand
This December the beautiful, white town Risør transforms into one of the most atmospheric Christmas-attractions in Sourthern Norway. During all of… Read more
Christmas in Risør
Welcome to Christmas weekend in Grimstad! On December 15th and 16th there will lots of activities and music performances in the town. Shops will be… Read more
Christmas Weekend in Grimstad
Welcome to the opening of the Manneraak exhibition at Lista Fyr. The artist Manneraak has traveled the world over the last three years with his… Read more
Exhibition Manneraak // Kunstpunkt Lista
Regien Cox (born 1977) has a degree in fabric artwork, but works with objects made out of many different materials and with different… Read more
Exhibition PATHWAYS, STORIES OF MEMORIES by REGIEN COX at Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall
In 2015 Sørlandets Kunstmuseum (art museum) SKMU celebratet their 20th year as the art museum for the region of Southern Norway. Their responsibility… Read more
Exhibition SKMU: The collection 2015-2017
UNFORTUNATELY, THIS TOUR IS CANCELLED BECAUSE OF MISSING GUIDE. Bring the kids and go for a Christmas walk in the woods. At the campfire there will be… Read more
Christmas walk at Dømmesmoen
There will be a course 19 and 20 December at 4.30 and one at 6 pm both days. The course lasts about 1 hour and they are to be made sweets. The… Read more
Chocolatecourse for children on Bredden Bar & Hygge in Mandal
People from the music business meet for some drinks and chat at Håndverkeren in Kristiansand. Working in the music business? Check out the… Read more
Music Business meet in Kristiansand
Christmas concert at "Hos Naboen" in Kristiansand. Read more
Christmas concert: Gaasehud
Christmas Night Open in Grimstad! Friday, December 8th, the shops are open from kl. 10AM to 11PM, and on Friday, December 22nd, they are open… Read more
Christmas joy in Grimstad - Night Open
Concert at Onkel Aksel - Musikkbistro in Kristiansand. Read more
Metalworx @ Onkel Aksel
FK Jerv's traditional Christmas march will, as usual, take place on the 26th of December. It lasts from 11PM to 1PM and starts… Read more
FK Jerv's Christmas march
Concert at Onkel Aksel in Kristiansand. Read more
SubTrees @ Onkel Aksel
Concert at Vaktbua, Odderøya. If you have a weakness for 80's and 90's indie rock, this will be the concert for you in… Read more
Lovlydia & the Cast of Ludo + Josh Bisama @ Vaktbua
For the 6th concecutive year, 4th Step of Christmas invites you to their annual Christmas jazz concert at Apotekergaarden. Both Norwegian, European… Read more
4th Step of Christmas' annual Christmas jazz concert
Erik Faber, Tom Hugo og Stein Roger Sordal is playing at Kick scene in Kristiansand. Read more
Faber, Hugo, @ Sordal @ Kick
Milonga night at Håndverkeren in Kristiansand. Free and open for all. See www.tangoklubben.no for more info. Read more
Milonga night at Håndverkeren in Kristiansand
On December 29th there will be a country ghospel concert in the Grimstad church. The doors open at 7pm. Tickets can be bought at Morvik kiosk at… Read more
Country Ghospel Concert
Concerts and Stand Up Shows on selected Fridays and Saturdays at Bryggerhuset Restaurant & Terrasse in Kvinesdal. For more information and to buy… Read more
Entertainment Bryggerhuset Restaurant & Terrasse in Kvinesdal
Membership: 100 kr a year. Can be purchased at the kiosk at Grimstad Kulturhus. Ordinary views are set up in Vesle Hallvard and cost 50 kr. Program… Read more
Grimstad Filmklubb - Autumn 2017
Concert at Onkel Aksel in Kristiansand. For more information, visit the website. Read more
Leafy & Cairo Quickstep @ Onkel Aksel
music bingo is very popular in the big abroad countries and gathers loads of music lovers. Read more
Music bingo on Bredden bar & hygge
New Year's Concert with The Royal Norwegian Marine's Marching Band. Performances by the soprano Isa Katharina Gericke and… Read more
New Year's Concert
Bernstein on Broadway – New Years concert with Kristiansand Symfoniorkester (KSO) You'll hear music from «West Side Story»,… Read more
New Years concert with Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra in Arendal
Concert at Østsia student venue, UiA in Kristiansand. Read more
Erlend Ropstad @ Østsia
music bingo is very popular in the big abroad countries and gathers loads of music lovers. Read more
Music bingo on Bredden bar & hygge
Steff Nevers and G. Thomas + Svein Harald Karlsen, will try to recreate the magic from The Grand Ole Opry with their very own and unique Opry Tribute… Read more
OPRY Tribute Dinner SHOW - Farsund Fjordhotel
TrashPop is a volunteer based concert organiser in Kristiansand. Most of the concerts are held at Teateret Scene. Check out their website for… Read more
TrashPop: Broen @ Teateret
9 restaurants and pubs in Lillesand go together for an tailor made wine tour in Lillesand, Southern Norway. Must be pre booked! Read more
Tour de Wine in Lillesand
Jazz concert at "Hos Naboen" in Kristiansand. Most concerts start at 21.00. Doors open 20.00. Some concerts starts earlier, follow "Hos Naboen" at… Read more
Come Shine @ "Hos Naboen"
Concert at Kilden in Kristiansand. Read more
Nutopia @ Kilden
Concert at Kick venue in Kristiansand, Southern Norway. Tickets at www.ticketmaster.no. Read more
Raga Rockers @ Kick Scene
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
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
Brune Dager, "Brown Days", is a three day event in Risør. On the program there are concerts, standup comedy, whiskey tasting,… Read more
Brune Dager in Risør
Concert at "Teateret" in Kristiansand. Read more
Sløtface @ Teateret
Concert at Kilden Theatre in Kristiansand. See website for more info. Read more
VAMP @ Kilden in Kristiansand
Oda Voltersvik is a young Norwegian pianist from Bergen, with education from Royal College of Music og Artist Diploma fra Trinity Laban… Read more
Firebird
A cozy ski and family event in Grimstad. More info: www.grimstadskifestival.no Read more
Grimstad Ski Festival
A multi media, multi-dimensional show that you've never seen before. From classical pieces to Secret Garden and Pink Floyd - for everyone, young… Read more
Image In My Music in Grimstad Kulturhus
Concert number 300 at @Sjøboden Live Scene! That we will be celebrating with you!   Read more
Concert nr. 300 @Sjøboden Live Scene
Russerevyen 2018:  Show: FREDAG 2. MARS: 19:00 LØRDAG 3. MARS: 17:30 LØRDAG 3. MARS: 20:30 SØNDAG 4. MARS: 15:00… Read more
RUSSEREVYEN 2018
On 3 March young people at the age of 10-20 years measure in different art forms: music, film, dance, theater, literature and more. Open to the… Read more
Youth Culture Competition
The performance, entitled "Supersmud", was premiere at Ole Bull Scene in Bergen Read more
Supersmud- Dagfinn Lyngbø On Buen Culturehouse
it has been many years since last time Rikstheatre put up a proper musical Read more
Wizard of Oz- Rikstheatre on Buen culture house
Concert at "Teateret" in Kristiansand. Read more
Kvelertak @ Teateret
Concert at the student venue "Østsia" UiA. Read more
Julie Bergan @ Østsia
The Flying Crap + Natt & Tåke is playing at Kick scene in Kristiansand. Read more
The Flying Crap + Natt & Tåke @ Kick
How often have you had "Arigato" on your mind the last year? Julie Bergan's ability to deliver catchy songs and a raw stage show… Read more
Julie Bergan at Bluebox
Arthur Miller is one of USAs most influential and popular playwrights Read more
price - rikstheatre on buen culturehouse
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival is an annual event in Kristiansand, Southern Norway. It is Norway’s largest film… Read more
Kristiansand International Childrens Film Festival
Concert at Kilden Theatre in Kristiansand. See website for more info. Read more
Chick Corea @ Kilden in Kristiansand
Opening of Farsund Guest Marina for the summer season.  Lots of activities for the whole family, in and around the guest marina. Read more
Guest Marina Day in Farsund
KRS Stand Up and A Comic Soul presents John Cleese - Last time to see me before I die, in Aquarama hall, Kristiansand.  Read more
John Cleese in Kristiansand
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 Norwegian Museum of Horticulture enjoys a beautiful setting in the Dømmesmoen park, and offers three fascinating exhibitions on important aspects… Read more
Norwegian Museum of Horticulture
Tour des Fjords bike run arrives in Kristiansand, Southern Norway. Read more
Tour des Fjords to Kristiansand
Farsund marathon is set in the vast and idealistic landscape that Lista and Farsund have to offer. The marathon starts and ends at the Farsund city… Read more
Farsund Marathon
Color Line Tour is a 210 km bike run from Kristiansand to Hovden. More info at www.colorlinetour.no. Read more
Color Line Tour
Saturday 2nd of June the 5th Grimstad marathon takes place. Registration and information on www.grimstadmaraton.no Read more
Grimstad Marathon
In 1843, a 15-year-old Henrik Ibsen came to Grimstad to work as an apprentice for apothecary Reimann. During the six intense years he lived… Read more
The Ibsen-museum in Grimstad
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 39th 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
Famous artists from Norway and abroad have entertained crowds at the Rosfjord beach party held, not surprisingly, on the beach next to the Rosfjord… Read more
Rosfjord Beachparty
The Rosfjord Beach Party in Lyngdal. Music, a beach, a party mood and summer in southern Norway – it has to be the Rosfjord Beach Party. Now… Read more
The Rosfjord Beach Party in Lyngdal
Music festival in Vennesla, 15 minutes outside of Kristiansand. For more info se Hunsfest's Facebook page. Read more
Hunsfest Festival 2018
The Norwegian Museum of Horticulture enjoys a beautiful setting in the Dømmesmoen park, and offers three fascinating exhibitions on important aspects… Read more
Norwegian Museum of Horticulture
Every year top international artists come to Risør in Southern Norway whose repertoires cover a wide range of music from the 18th, 19th and 20th… Read more
Risør Kammermusikkfest - Chamber music festival
In 1843, a 15-year-old Henrik Ibsen came to Grimstad to work as an apprentice for apothecary Reimann. During the six intense years he lived in the… Read more
The Ibsen-museum in Grimstad
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
Enjoy an exciting farm visit. Open for farm adventures between 12:00 and 16:00 on Wednesdays from 28 June - 9 August. Otherwise by… Read more
Gurebo Gård – Visitor's Farm
Each year the city of Farsund comes alive with American culture at the American Festival. It is a great event with fun and activitites for… Read more
American Festival Lista
Norway Rock Festival in Kvinesdal, Southern Norway is Norway's largest rock/metal festival. The festival is located between Stavanger… Read more
Norway Rock Festival in Kvinesdal
The Palmesus festival is a summer party on the city beach in Kristiansand. Palmesus is Scandinavia's biggest beach party, attracting more… Read more
Palmesus 2018 - Scandinavias biggest beach party
We repeat this year's concert success with Kim Larsen & Kjukken and now release artist for 2018 Read more
Concert with Åge Aleksandersen and Morten Abel
Ravnedans is Southern Norways biggest festival of contemporary dance. The name of the festival comes from the beautiful park Ravnedalen, in the town… Read more
Ravnedans Contemporary Dance Festival
Southern Norway's cosiest musicfestival is held on the idyllic beach Groos in Grimstad from 10.-11. July 2018. www.skral.no Photo: Jørund… Read more
Skral Festival
Coastal culture week in Tvedestrand. Events for young and old: concerts, guided walks, exhibitions and much more. Outdoor concert at Furøya.… Read more
Coastal culture week
The Pirate Festival, known as Kaperdagene, is several days of fun and entertainment in the town of Farsund. There are pirate tours for children and… Read more
Kaperdagene in Farsund
Music festival in Bendiksbukta at Odderøya in Kristiansand. A two-day alternative music festival in the genre of rock/pop/metal and with affordable… Read more
Måkeskrik music festival
Agder Vikinglag organises a Viking market at Bronseplassen. This is a Viking market and craft meet with Viking guests from across Europe who come to… Read more
Viking Market at Bronseplassen in Høvåg
Summer sing-along in the big tent in Lyngdal’s town hall park! It’s summer, it’s sunny and it’s time to sing! An energetic… Read more
Summer sing-along in the big tent in Lyngdal`s town hall park!
Fjellparkfestivalen (literal translation: The Mountain Park Festival) is the oldest continuous rock festival in Norway, and has been arranged every… Read more
Fjellparkfestivalen 2018 - Music festival
Lyngdal’s new summer dance with concerts, food and late-night shopping! Strawberries for breakfast, exciting market stalls, music, dance,… Read more
Lyngdal`s new Summer Dance
Ravnedalen Live is a music festival in the beautiful surroundings of Ravnedalen, Kristiansand. Confirmed artists 2018: The Waterboys (UK) Vazelina… Read more
Ravnedalen Live 2018
During the third week in July 2017 the 21st Canal Street festival will be held in and around Arendal. The first artist was booked long ago:… Read more
Canal Street - Arendal music festival
The summers best festival at the skerries and in the small town Lillesand. When the water sport competitions are over, the festival continues with… Read more
Sup & Stup in Lillesand
TriQuart triathlon is a sportsfestival that will have it´s event in the center of Kristiansand. Kristiansand is Norway's sixth largest… Read more
TriQuart
Whether you are a wooden boat owner or one of the many who love the coastal life, Risør Trebåtfestival is one event that you cannot… Read more
Risør Trebåtfestival - Wooden boat festival
The town is turned "upside down" this second weekend of August. Seafood and shellfish are on the menu - the town is busy and summing with happy… Read more
Shellfishfestival in Mandal
Marcus & Martinus live at Odderøya in Kristiansand, Southern Norway. Born in February 2002, Marcus & Martinus was born and raised in… Read more
Marcus & Martinus live in Kristiansand
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
The Lyngdal cattle show offers a very varied program: Hay-drying, vintage cars / buses, tractors, horse driving, livestock auction, animal… Read more
Lyngdal Dyrskue (Cattle Show)
In 2002 Southern Discomfort metal festival started up in Kristiansand in the south of Norway. Every year it brings everything from big artists to… Read more
Southern Discomfort Metal Festival
A protest against impotence and indifference, inspiring for engagement and action, against categorisation in the community, the one-track market… Read more
Protestfestivalen in Kristiansand
The program includes a cycling race, sea kayaking, roller skiing, ski jumping, orientation and football. Popular activities for children include… Read more
Risør Festuke in Risør
Activities for the whole family during the Autumn holiday. Every day from October 1st to 5th the Grimstad Bys Museer welcomes both children… Read more
Autumn Holiday at Sjøfartsmuseet
Apotekergaarden invites you to Oktoberfest. Live music, good food and beer. Date: October 13th. TBA. Read more
Oktoberfest on Aptekergaarden
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