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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
Palmesus Festival in Southern Norway
Palmesus Festival in Kristiansand.
Photo: Palmesus / Jørund Føreland Pedersen
People eating shellfish at the shellfish festival
Shellfish festival in Mandal.
Photo: Ingvild Kolnes @Turistkontoret for Lindesnesregionen
Risør church interior during concert
Chamber Music festival in Risør.
Photo: Risør Turistkontor
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SKMU - Sørlandets Kunstmuseum in Kristiansand is the largest art museum in the southern part of Norway. SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum was… Read more
Exhibition SKMU: Axel Salto
Art exhibition at arteriet in Vågsbygd. See website for more info. Read more
Ida Fugli @ arteriet
Art students at the University of Agder welcome to a free festival for the whole of Kristiansand! Over 100 concerts, performances and exhibitions in… Read more
UiArt Festival 2018
Visit the annual viking festival at Tingvatn in Hægebostad. Read more
Viking festival at Tingvatn
Grand Prix is a exhibition for the whole family at Sørlandets Kunstmuseum - SKMU in Kristiansand city centre. Read more
Art exhibition SKMU: Grand Prix
The Farsund Marathon is a successful sporting event started in 2013. Read more
Farsund Marathon
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
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
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 local football team FK Jerv plays its home games at Levermyr Stadion in the OBOS-Liga (Level 2).   FIXTURE 2018 (HOME GAMES FK… Read more
OBOS-ligaen: Jerv - Viking
On Maundy Thursday 29 March, Postmannslaget at Marivold opens its doors for you to buy waffles, coffee and juice while taking a walk along the… Read more
Waffle sale at Marivold
Guided roundtrips and free organ concerts in Kristiansand Domkirke in summer season. The free organ concerts will be held between 11.00… Read more
Free organ concert at Kristiansand Cathedral
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.  You can… Read more
Cross-country running
SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum in Kristiansand is engaged in a wide range of activities, which include displaying its art collection and temporary… Read more
Evening at SKMU in Kristiansand
Øygospel is a Christian music festival at Flekkerøy, 15 min. by car outside of Kristiansand. Read more
Øygospel
The staff recommend literature! Bring your lunch and the staff will show you both new and older books for you to read. You can buy both hot and… Read more
Book café at the library
The Sira Festival music and dance festival is on again in 2017. Music includes Artists: Ole Ivars, Contrazt, Streaplers, Loveguns og Cross Country. Read more
Sirafestivalen 2016 - Sira music festival
The Smaaby festival (small town festival) in Flekkefjord is a yearly tradition. It involves art, music, fun and games for the kids, great food… Read more
Smaabyfestivalen in Flekkefjord
Viking town's expressive voice is wrapped in a floating musical carpet, and it oozes quality and good craftsmanship a long way! So Are We is a duo… Read more
So Are We @Sjøboden Live Scene
Color Line Tour is a 210 km bike run from Kristiansand to Hovden. More info at www.colorlinetour.no. Read more
Color Line Tour
Free concerts at Kristiansand city square. Artists: S I G R I D K U R T  N I L S E N F R E D D Y  K A L A S Read more
Concerts at Kristiansand city square
Heilt på jordet - It is a christian family festival at Øyesletta Read more
Family festival - Heilt på jordet
Get a taste of the culinary treats of Southern Norway. Read more
Farmers Market in Kristiansand
Saturday 2nd of June the 5th Grimstad marathon takes place. Registration and information on www.grimstadmaraton.no Read more
Grimstad Marathon
Live jazz at the restaurant @ Jonas B. in Kristiansand. Se webpage or Facebook event for more info.  Read more
Jazz at Jonas B. Kristiansand
The Norwegian Music Corps Association is 100 years in 2018 and remains a very important cultural actor in society. The corps in Norway are one of the… Read more
Korpsenes Jubileumskonsert / Buen kulturhus
Sunday June 3. 2018 is the "Turist i egen by" (Tourist in your own town) event in Kristiansand. As a resident of Kristiansand, you are… Read more
Tourism day in Kristiansand
International Food Market in Kristiansand. The international Food Market brings the whole Europe to Kristiansand. They offer a big assortment of… Read more
International Food Market in Kristiansand
Attend Norways' most real music festival Heimover in Åmli. Stay overnight in a vintage 70's tent at the camp. Read more
Festival: Heimover in Åmli
Summer's great event for everyone who loves akevitt and whiskey - come to Grimstad on June 9th. There is an open day at Det Norske Brenneri… Read more
Akevitt and Whiskeyfestival
Run race and athletics events for the whole family in Kristiansand. Read more
Quartleker - Athletics in Kristiansand
The local football team FK Jerv plays its home games at Levermyr Stadion in the OBOS-Liga (Level 2).   FIXTURE 2018 (HOME GAMES FK… Read more
OBOS-ligaen: Jerv - Nest-Sotra
Soccer match with the local premier league (Tippeligaen) team IK Start at Sparebanken Sør Arena in Kristiansand. See website for more info. Go… Read more
Soccer match: IK Start
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 2018
Concert at the "mystical" nature park Ravnedalen in Kristiansand beneath the precipitous Ravneheia. During the summer months there are… Read more
Whitney Rose @ Cafe Generalen
Friday 15th and Saturday 16th June we arrange a proper summer concert at Stjerna with the best of The Good Company and Mandal Rhythm & Booze Band.… Read more
Concert: Gitar Klubben at Stjerna
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
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
Beer Walk Kristiansand: Taste yourself through some of Kristiansand's restaurants. Read more
Beer Walk Kristiansand
Friday 15th and Saturday 16th June we arrange a proper summer concert at Stjerna with the best of The Good Company and Mandal Rhythm & Booze Band.… Read more
Concert: Gitar Klubben at Stjerna
Music festival in Vennesla, 15 minutes outside of Kristiansand. Read more
Hunsfest Festival 2018
Free jazz concert at Fiskebrygga - The Fish Quay - in Kristiansand every Saturday this summer. Read more
Jazz at Fiskebrygga in Kristiansand
Award-winning, uncompromising microbrewery located at Lunde in Grimstad. Enjoy a guided tour with beer tasting all week days at 13:00 from… Read more
Nøgne Ø - brewery tour
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.  You can… Read more
Cross-country running
People from the music business in Kristiansand meet for some drinks and chat at Håndverkeren in Kristiansand. Working in the music business?… Read more
Music Business meet in Kristiansand
Summer concert at the town square in Kristiansand. Sing along to Norwegian and international hits with local norwegian bands. Free entrance. Read more
Summer concerts at the town square in Kristiansand
Concert at the "mystical" nature park Ravnedalen in Kristiansand beneath the precipitous Ravneheia. During the summer months there are… Read more
Erik Faber in Ravnedalen
Festival in Lillesand city centre with concerts for all age groups: classical, pop and rock. A variety of displays, paintings and handicrafts etc. Read more
LillesandsDaene
The Emigration Festival in Kvinesdal takes place over nine days with activities for the whole family. Read more
American Emigration Festival in Kvinesdal
A competition where you will need physical and mental strength Read more
Hardhausen Bortelid
Midsummer celebration with entertainment and a big bon fire right next to the city beach in kristiansand. Midsummer, also known as St John's Day,… Read more
Midsummer celebration in Kristiansand
Experience the Midsummer celebration on the sailboat Solrik. On board is a barbecue, bring food and drink with you. Price: kr 250,- for adults and kr… Read more
Midsummer celebration on the sailboat Solrik
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 27 June - 8 August. 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
Concerts and Stand Up Shows on selected Fridays and Saturdays at Bryggerhuset Restaurant & Terrasse in Kvinesdal. For more information and to buy… Read more
Bryggerhuset Restaurant & Terrasse
Radiojørn is an up and coming groove / doom metal band consisting of four boys from Flekkefjord, Stavanger and Oslo. After 5 years as a band,… Read more
Radiojörn og Sassy Kraimspri @Sjøboden Live Scene
Concert and Midsummer Festival on the Torskeholmen. On June 30th from 6:00 PM the "Torskeråkk" even is held at Torskeholmen… Read more
Torskeråkk 2018
übertøs is a rock band from Bergen. The band released a hell of a debut album, and is now touring to promote their second album, release… Read more
Übertøs @Sjøboden Live Scene
The local football team FK Jerv plays its home games at Levermyr Stadion in the OBOS-Liga (Level 2).   FIXTURE 2018 (HOME GAMES FK… Read more
OBOS-ligaen: Jerv - Aalesund FK
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
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)
Outdoor concert at the intimate Café Generalen in Ravnedalen. Read more
Claudia Scott @ Café Generalen
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
Palmesus is Scandinavia's biggest beach party, attracting more than 20,000 people to the city beach of Kristiansand, Norway, over two sun-drenched… Read more
Palmesus 2018 - Scandinavias biggest beach party
Concert at the "mystical" nature park Ravnedalen beneath the precipitous Ravneheia in Kristiansand. During the summer months there are… Read more
Jan Eggum in Ravnedalen
Foot volley is playing barefoot on sand volleyball courts. In Brazil you play on 18 × 9 meter lanes, while in the European Footvolley League the… Read more
Norgescup footvolley: Mandal
"Ravnedans" is a festival to celebrate the art of contemporary dance in Kristiansand. Read more
Ravnedans Contemporary Dance Festival
Southern Norway's most cozy music festival. Read more
Skral Festival
Coastal culture week in Tvedestrand. Events for young and old: concerts, walking tours, exhibitions and much more. Big outdoor concert at Furøya. Read more
Coastal culture week
Enjoy the days of piracy entertainment in Farsund's pirate city with activities for the kids, a staged battle between pirates ships and the English… Read more
Kaperdagene in Farsund
Concert at the "mystical" nature park Ravnedalen beneath the precipitous Ravneheia. During the summer months there are frequent concerts,… Read more
Magnus Grønneberg @ Cafe Generalen (Sold out)
Ole Paus is again ready for the summer tour. He guests Lindesnes Havhotell 11 July - this time alone without his rusty half. Read more
Ole Paus at Lindesnes Havhotell
Concert with singer/songwriter Bjørn Eidsvåg in Ravnedalen, Kristiansand. If you appreciate homemade burgers, fantastic nature and… Read more
Bjørn Eidsvåg @ Cafe Generalen (Sold out)
Concert at Søgne Gamle Prestegård, 15 minutes by bus/car west from Kristiansand. Read more
Kari Bremnes @ Søgne Gamle Prestegård
The Villvin Market is the largest and most exciting exhibition of high quality handicrafts and arts. Read more
Villvin art and handcraft marked
Large tattoo convention at the fortress in Kristiansand. Read more
Kristiansand Tattoo Convention
Concert at the "mystical" nature park Ravnedalen beneath the precipitous Ravneheia. During the summer months there are frequent concerts,… Read more
Ole Paus + Mikael Wiehe @ Cafe Generalen
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! Read more
Summer sing-along in Lyngdal
Concert at the "mystical" nature park Ravnedalen beneath the precipitous Ravneheia. During the summer months there are frequent concerts,… Read more
VAMP @ Cafe Generalen
Paradis Live is a out-door festival in Paradisbukta in Farsund. Farsund Motorbåtforening is the organizer of the concert. Read more
Paradis Live 2018 Farsund
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
Blow plays music from his entire career to Tom Waits, from Closing Time to the latest Bad As Me. They humbly try to recreate some of his universe on… Read more
Blow - for Tom Waits @Sjøboden Live Scene
Kayak and SUP race in Lillesand, Southern Norway. Read more
Blindleialøpet - Kayak race
Strawberries for breakfast, exciting market stalls, music, dance, entertainment and special summer offers during late-night opening! Read more
Lyngdal 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
Canal Street, Arendal's fabulous music festival, offers an event where place, culture and history form the musical meet between artist and audience. 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
Buffet & live concert with Trond and Bjørn at Marinaen Restaurant at Tregde Book a table: eila@tregdeferie.no  Dinner and concert:… Read more
Seafood, tapas and live music at Marinaen Restaurant Tregde
Kastellet presents: ST.VALENTIN - FROM LEGEND TO MUSIC Fjæreheia is transformed into Rome's Roman Forum, when Kastellet invites the audience… Read more
St. Valentin
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
Concert at the "mystical" nature park Ravnedalen beneath the precipitous Ravneheia. During the summer months there are frequent concerts,… Read more
Tønes @ Cafè Generalen
Concert at the "mystical" nature park Ravnedalen beneath the precipitous Ravneheia in Kristiansand. During the summer months there are… Read more
Susie & The Spuds @ Cafe Generalen
The local football team FK Jerv plays its home games at Levermyr Stadion in the OBOS-Liga (Level 2).   FIXTURE 2018 (HOME GAMES FK… Read more
OBOS-ligaen: Jerv - Sogndal
Eikerapen Roots Festival, Åseral. The festival combines top artists with great atmosphere. Read more
Eikerapen Roots Festival 2018
"HELL FREEZES OVER, an Eagles Tribute" The band composed of Jan Ove Johansen (Gledeskompaniet, Gunslingers), Dene O`Neill (Hawk Christensen… Read more
Hell Freezes Over - Eikerapen Roots Festival
Concert at the "mystical" nature park Ravnedalen in Kristiansand beneath the precipitous Ravneheia. During the summer months there are… Read more
Lissie (US) @ Cafe Generalen (Sold out)
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 miss. It is the… Read more
Risør Trebåtfestival - Wooden boat festival
Ibsen & Hamsun Days in Grimstad. Various activities and events focusing on Ibsen and Hamsun such as guiding at the Ibsen museum,… Read more
The Ibsen & Hamsuns Days
Adam Douglas is 36 years old, the "unknown" winner of Stjernekamp. But far from an unclassified magazine for those interested in blues and… Read more
Adam Douglas - Eikerapen Roots Festival
As a charismatic vocalist in Turbonegro, Hank von Hell became a peculiar icon on the rock scene and known far beyond the country's borders. He is… Read more
Hans Erik "Hank" Dyvik Husby - Eikerapen Roots Festival
Hawk Christensen, født i Norge 1987, har spillt gitar siden han var 8 år gammel og har opptrådt siden han var 12. Han fikk sin… Read more
Hawk Christensen - Eikerapen Roots Festival
Concert at the "mystical" nature park Ravnedalen beneath the precipitous Ravneheia. During the summer months there are frequent concerts,… Read more
Henning Kvitnes @ Cafe Generalen
Lyngdal Cup is a football tournament held from August 5. to August 7. It is played 7 a side in 5 classes. Read more
Lyngdal Cup
The festival is for unknown and local bands who often are not given the opportunity to play on larger festivals. Read more
Skvuppfestivalen
Vekk meg opp:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-b0li_BixI Bare så du vett det:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYtopwLx-oQ Bare… Read more
Stavangerkameratene - Eikerapen Roots Festival
​​​​​​Sugarbrand consists of father Jan Ove Johansen and daughter Line Christin Johansen. Jan Ove with over 30 years of music career, while Line… Read more
Sugarbrand - Eikerapen Roots Festival
"Stomp og Vatn" or "Eg e kåt, eg e galen, eg e frå Setesdalen" is the song Åsmund Åmli Band is best known… Read more
Åsmund Åmli band - Eikerapen Roots Festival
The band consists of: Arthur Stulien: Vocal, Guitar, Mandolin Simon Stulien: Guitar and Corn Hisham Van Touil: Lead-guitar Vetle Magnus Tveit: Bass… Read more
Arthur Stulien - Eikerapen Roots Festival
Song and tradition are central to Inger Lise's life. Ho creates love and love in songane by singing in dialect and nynorsk, goal-form that lies at… Read more
Inger Lise Stulien - Eikerapen Roots Festival
Keith Austin from Georgia, USA, as a songwriter and guitarist in legendary Dr. Hook, has become accustomed to concerts all over the world for thirteen… Read more
Keith Austin - Eikerapen Roots Festival
Kira J's single "Sleepless" was released April 2017 together with the single "Heal a broken heart". Both songs are… Read more
Kira J Band - Eikerapen Roots Festival
Lene Tønnessen from Kristiansand, is a long-time artist as a singer and songwriter. Started in the early 1990s, first with "Lene and the… Read more
Lene Tønnessen - Eikerapen Roots Festival
Together with the band he has released 4 studio albums and 1 live record. Nerli There is referred to as Norway's best live band and has been in… Read more
Mats Nerli - Eikerapen Roots Festival
Nerli There is one of the country's most productive bands and is referred to as one of Central Norway's best live bands. With the energetic… Read more
Nerli There - Eikerapen Roots Festival
In the wake of a few concerts with a tulle orchestra and two demoCDs with 48 new songs in Norwegian, a band started in the student environment in… Read more
Postgirobygget - Eikerapen Roots Festival
The band can boast to have played for Bob Dylan, Bryan Adams and John Fogerty. SORDAL has four recordings behind it, and these days there are 2 new… Read more
Sordal - Eikerapen Roots Festival
"Strengeplukk" is exactly what the band name wins, namely picking of different types of strings. Then we speak five-string banjo, mandolin,… Read more
Strengeplukk - Eikerapen Roots Festival
The local football team FK Jerv plays its home games at Levermyr Stadion in the OBOS-Liga (Level 2).   FIXTURE 2018 (HOME GAMES FK… Read more
OBOS-ligaen: Jerv - HamKam
Welcome to the biggest multisport festival for children and youngsters in Scandinavia. Norway Summer Games is an international multisport festival for… Read more
Norway Summer Games in Kristiansand
The annual Shellfish Festival in Mandal, Norway's most southern town, is well worth a visit. Read more
Shellfishfestival in Mandal
Super talent Kyle Alessandro comes to the Shellfish Festival in Mandal. Kyle is 11 years old, singing in Norwegian, English and Spanish. Read more
Kyle Alessandro - Skalldyrfestivalen
"Mads Veslelia is the man who got the internet to steal when foreign press began to call him" the new Eminem". Veslelia writes, records… Read more
Mads Veslelia - Skalldyrfestivalen
Street Legal Drag Racing at the old Lista Airport during Lista Motorfestival 2018! Read more
Lista Motor Festival
Experience a delightful summer evening at the outdoor stage at Café Generalen. Read more
Major Parkinson + Moron Police @ Cafe Generalen
Nordic Beach Brawl was founded on the idea of making a fitness competition that were both challenging and fun for the athletes. What better way to do… Read more
Nordic Beach Brawl Kristiansand
Staysman & Lazz has become a tradition at the Shellfish Festival and makes party on Saturday night. Read more
Staysman & Lazz - Skalldyrfestivalen
Svein Å Di is back with singalongs in Hestetroa. Read more
Svein Å Di - Skalldyrfestivalen
Arendalsuka is where national politicians, businesses and organisations meet to discuss topics that concern us all. All events are open for all and… Read more
Arendalsuka - where politics meets the man in the streets
Concert at the "mystical" nature park Ravnedalen in Kristiansand beneath the precipitous Ravneheia. During the summer months there are… Read more
A Drunkard's Dream - Tribute to The Band @ Cafe Generalen
Birkeland Days is held each year, offering many cultural events. Read more
Birkelandsdager 2018
Food and beer festival in Kristiansand. The guys behind the big sucess of Palemsus beachparty and the Kristiansand beerfestival have joined forces to… Read more