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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
Kristiansand Kunsthall continually exhibits art by contemporary national and international artists. Read more
Art exhibition at Kristiansand Kunsthall: Game of Life IV
Art exhibition by artist Katinka Goldberg and Stig Lundgren called DIALOG looking at different aspects of the dialog between people. Read more
Art exhibition DIALOG at Bomuldsfabriken
Taking your loved ones out to dinner this week won't ruin you financially. You can eat for a 100 NOK in many places in Arendal this week. Read more
Eat for 100 NOK in Arendal
SKMU - Sørlandets Kunstmuseum in Kristiansand is the largest art museum in the southern part of Norway. Read more
Exhibition SKMU: Ann Cathrin November Høibo
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
Concert at Sabla Bar in Kristiansand. Read more
Sabla Bar: Pom Poko
DJ's and events at Teateret in Kristiansand. Read more
Friday @ Teateret
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
The Kristiansand Strikkefestival festial offers workshops, talks and a market place with local vendors that sell yarn and other things related to yarn… Read more
Kristiansand Strikkefestival - Knitting festival
Sørnorsk Ungdomsstorband (SNUS) consists of 18 talented musicians aged 16 - 22 years. The band is a unique offer for music youth in Agder and… Read more
Foyer jazz - South Norwegian youth band 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
Amal Aden shows films and lectures on counteracting negative social control. Read more
Norwegian enough - at Buen Kulturhus
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
Enjoy a nice meal for 100 NOK in Grimstad. The town's restaurants and cafés welcome you to a good and affordable meal. Here is… Read more
Eat for 100 NOK in Grimstad
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 in Kilden Performing Arts Centre in Kristiansand. Read more
Shaun Martin trio 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
Drop-in Tattoo at Comfort Hotel Kristiansand. Join us in our lobby for a good time with freinds,Heng i vår kule Barception med noe godt i glasset… Read more
Comfort Tattoo Night
Concerts and Stand Up Shows on selected Fridays and Saturdays in Kvinesdal. For more information and to buy tickets: Click on "Tickets" (you… Read more
Events at Bryggerhuset in Kvinesdal
Tribute to bands like The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, The Beatles, The Band at Håndverkeren, Kristiansand. Read more
Rock n' roll-tribute: Blow Your Heads Off
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
Beer Walk Kristiansand: Taste yourself through some of Kristiansand's restaurants. Read more
Beer Walk Kristiansand
Christianssand Blues & Roots Club: Spoonful of Blues @ Håndverkeren, Kristiansand. Read more
Christianssand Blues & Roots Club: Spoonful of Blues
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
Come and build strawbees at the libraray! Read more
Strawbees at the library
Secondhand LP- market at Munkehaugen Kultursenter. Into good old vinyl? Better be here then. Open between 12:00 and 15:00 Entrance: NOK 50  … Read more
Vinyl marked at Munkehaugen
Tango night at Håndverkeren in Kristiansand. Read more
Tango night at Håndverkeren
Take part at the varied and exciting children's book festival in Grimstad, which focuses on the colorful experiences of good literature. Children… Read more
Children's Book Festival 2019
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"
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
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
International success from Arendal Jazz singer Inger Marie Gundersen released her 5th album "Feels like Home"  at a release… Read more
Inger Marie Gundersen and band at Arendal Kulturhus
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
Before Easter we arrange "knit and listen" together with the library, which nowadays is now at Minne :) A perfect ending before the Easter… Read more
Knit and listen - a collaboration with the library, at Minne Cultural Center
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
An evening with lots of cultural events in Risør. Read more
Culture night in Risør
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
Andy Irvine:  "One of the great musicians of the Irish folk scene" - Robin Denselow (The Guardian) "The ultimate troubadour, still… Read more
Andy Irvine @ Kilden
From 3 - 5 May, this year's boat and recreation fair will take place in the guest harbor of Grimstad. More information is available at… Read more
Boat and Recreation Fair 2019
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
Concert at Munkehaugen with singer-songwriter Kenneth Norum (born in 1990). His debut album "Heart on a sleeve" was released in 2017. He… Read more
Kenneth Norum in concert at Munkehaugen
Nathalie Stutzmann is Chief Conductor of Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra in Kristiansand, Southern Norway.  She is considered one of the most… Read more
Mozart, Brahms & Stutzmann in Kilden
Jazz and flamenco in Kilden, Kristiansand. "The amiable Latin-jazz piano virtuoso's hugely entertaining show was a single-set tour de force… Read more
Michel Camilo & Tomatito in Kilden
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
Farmers market with locally produced quality food at Torvet in Arendal. Vegetables, berries, fruits, ham, sausages, bread, cheese, honey, jam, syrup. Read more
Farmers' Market
17. mai in Kristiansand - The anniversary of the Norwegian Constitution. See program at www.kristiansand.kommune.no. Read more
May 17. in Kristiansand - The anniversary of the Norwegian Constitution
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
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
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
Tour of Norway in Mandal - join the festival! Read more
Tour of Norway - Mandal
Tour of Norway bike run arrives in Kristiansand, Southern Norway. The world's best riders in the world's most beautiful surroundings. At… Read more
Tour of Norway to Kristiansand
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 new edition of Tour of Norway is collaboration of Tour des Fjords and Tour of Norway, and is as a pro-race category 2.HC on the international… Read more
Tour of Norway Risør
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
Sunday June 2. 2019 is the "Turist i egen by" (Tourist in your own town) event in Kristiansand. As a resident of Kristiansand, you are… Read more
Turist i egen by - Family day in Kristiansand
Nathalie Stutzmann is Chief Conductor of Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra in Kristiansand, Southern Norway.  She is considered one of the most… Read more
Season finale with Nathalie Stutzmann in Kilden
Summer's great event for everyone who loves akevitt and whiskey - come to Grimstad on June 8th. There is an open day at Det Norske Brenneri… Read more
Akevitt and Whiskeyfestival
Concert with the famous and popular Norwegian artists Alejandro Fuentes, Askil Holm, Espen Lind and Kurt Nilsen in Kristiansand. Read more
Lind+Nilsen+Fuentes+Holm // Kristiansand
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
Playfull jazz by The Staffan William-Olsson Trio. They play jazzy covers of Lill Lindfors, Burt Bacharach, Ricky Martin, Black Sabbath,… Read more
The Staffan William-Olsson Trio
Live music festival at Brokelandsheia in Gjerstad. Read more
Gjerstad Live 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
Hove Tri 2017 is a triathlon festival taking place on the island of Tromøy in Arendal, southern Norway 10th and 11th of June. You don't have to be a… Read more
Hove Tri a triathlon in Arendal for everyone
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
Concert with singer/songwriter Bjørn Eidsvåg in Ravnedalen, Kristiansand. If you appreciate homemade burgers, fantastic nature and… Read more
Bjørn Eidsvåg @ Cafe Generalen
We repeat the success. An entire evening with singing songs, poetry and humor in the true southern part of the country. There is of course served a… Read more
Jahn Lengervik and Road Ready at the Marina Restaurant, Tregde
We repeat the success. An entire evening with singing songs, poetry and humor in the true southern part of the country. There is of course served a… Read more
Jahn Lengervik and Road Ready at the Marina Restaurant, Tregde
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
Guided hiking trip along the historical "Shortcuts" in the center of Grimstad. Remember good shoes! Meeting point: Terje Vigen… Read more
Guided trip ”We take the shortcut!”
It is a charming and unique jazz festival in many ways. Arranged from June 27th to June 29th. Read more
Mandaljazz 2019
All stores open until 23.00 hrs in Grimstad Read more
All night shopping
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
We repeat the success. An entire evening with singing songs, poetry and humor in the true southern part of the country. There is of course served a… Read more
Jahn Lengervik and Road Ready at the Marina Restaurant, Tregde
Free fishing day for children under the auspices of NJFF. Fishing training from experienced instructors. Great prizes for all children. Bring fishing… Read more
Fishing summer
We repeat the success. An entire evening with singing songs, poetry and humor in the true southern part of the country. There is of course served a… Read more
Jahn Lengervik og Road Ready på Marinaen Restaurant, Tregde
The International Festival of Culture in the city center of Kristiansand. Kristiansand is the home of foreigners from almost 170 countries, and on… Read more
Kristiansand International Festival of Culture
The Summer Exhibition at the Reimanngården is from 29 June to 18 August. More information: … Read more
Summer exhibition at Reimanngården
Free concert at Kilden Performence Hall Monday - Saturday. Read more
Free concert at Kilden Performence Hall
Risør seiling club and The Royal Norwegian(KNS) is hosting Junior World championship for 49er, 49erFx and Nacra17 - the fastest Olympic sailing… Read more
Junior World Championship 49er,49erFX, Nacra17
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
Tropeznatt Bloc party at the town square in Kristiansand. ID 18 years. Read more
Tropeznatt in Kristiansand
Summer conference with an exciting program for the whole family, and for all denominations. Eight days with meetings, seminars, concerts and… Read more
Summer Conference, Sarons Dal
Every Sunday in July the stores in Grimstad city center (not Oddensenteret) will be open from kl. 12:00 to 17:00. Enjoy some Sunday… Read more
Sunday open in Grimstad town centre
"Ravnedans" is a festival to celebrate the art of contemporary dance in Kristiansand.