Things to Do in Sweden in August 2021

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Stockholm City Hall is surrounded by rainbow balloons. Photo Credit: Melker Dahlstrand/imagebank.sweden.se.

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August – a good time to visit Sweden? The weather in Sweden remains pleasant in August, with warm temps and long days. While pride celebrations are held throughout the country, they will be scaled back this year because of the pandemic.

Stockholm Pride – 2 to 8 August 2021

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Pride Parade in Stockholm. Photo Credit: Melker Dahlstrand/imagebank.sweden.se.

From  Malmö in the south to Kiruna in the north, Pride celebrations are held in August each year throughout Sweden.

And activities include conferences, lectures, performances, and Pride parades.

Not surprisingly, the biggest celebrations are held in Stockholm, the nation’s capital. And the Key to Freedom is the theme of Stockholm Pride in 2021.

To clarify, the slogan is meant as a reminder that Pride celebrations originated as protest marches in the fight to be free to be who you are and love whom you want.

Pride Stage

Pride Stage at Södra Teatern will have stage programmes on the big stage. And they will be streamed digitally.

Moreover, the traditional hit night will take place again on Thursday 5 August and Saturday  7 August, with a big closing gala.

Performers will include Swedish singer and songwriter Dotter and  Tommy Körberg, a Swedish singer, actor, and musician.

Pride House

Seminars and talks will be held at Pride House at Clarion Stockholm. And if restrictions allow, they will be open to the public. However, the programme will also be filmed so that more people can take part.

Pride Fair

New this year, Pride Fair will be a rainbow market that will offer everything from crafts, books, and all the Pride accessories. In addition, there will be a smaller stage for author talks and acoustic live acts.

Pride Parade

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The Stockholm Pride Parade is the largest in the Nordic region. Photo Credit: Magnus Liam Karlson/imagebank.sweden.se.

Owing to the pandemic, it is not possible to hold the traditional pride parade in Stockholm in 2021.

Instead, a hybrid of digital presentations focusing on the historical perspectives of Pride Parades will be broadcast on Saturday afternoon.

And these will be mixed with live reports from the LGBTQ community.

Pride Ung

This year, Pride Ung will create digital content via Pride House for this important target group – young people aged from 13 to25.

As far as possible, physical meeting places will also be created with various kinds of programmes.

Malmo Pride – 12 to 22 August 2021

WorldPride is being held jointly by Malmo Pride and Happy Copenhagen.  To clarify, the event will be a celebration of equality, arts, and human rights,

Events will include two Pride parades, parties, music performances, a Youth park, art and culture, and a gigantic WorldPride House.

  • NOTE: Some Swedish cities will hold Pride celebrations in September.

Weather in Sweden in August

The weather in August is relatively warm. However, adults are returning to work. And children are returning to school. If you are lucky, you might be able to attend a crayfish party!

Stockholm Weather in August

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Pride celebration in Stockholm. Photo Credit: Magnus Liam Karlsson/imagebank.sweden.se.

Stockholm is Sweden’s largest city. In addition, it is the nation’s capital.

Built on a series of islands, Stockholm is a stunningly beautiful city with countless lakes, bays, canals, and wetlands.

The average high temperature in Stockholm in August is 21 degrees Celsius, or 73 degrees Fahrenheit. At night, the temperature drops to an average low of 14 degrees Celsius, or 58 degrees Fahrenheit.

Gothenburg Weather in August

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Pride celebration in Gothenburg. Photo Credit: Sofia Sabel/imagebank.sweden.se

Gothenburg is Sweden’s second-largest city. And it is located on the country’s west coast.

The average high is in Gothenburg in August is 21 Celsius, or 70 Fahrenheit. And the average low is 12 degrees Celsius, or 54 degrees Fahrenheit.

Malmo Weather in August

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Open-air bath in Malmo. Photo Credit: Tina Axelsson/imagebank.sweden.se.

Malmo is Sweden’s third-largest city. And it sits at the southwestern tip of Sweden. It is across the Oresund River from Copenhagen, Denmark. 

The average high temperature in Malmo in August is 22 degrees Celsius, or 71 degrees Fahrenheit. At night, the temperature drops to an average low of 14 degrees Celsius, or 57 degrees Fahrenheit.

Uppsala Weather in August

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Many foreign students attend university in Uppsala. Photo Credit: Magnus Liam Karlsson/imagebank.sweden.se

Uppala is Sweden’s fourth-largest city. And it is 71 kilometers, or 44 miles, north of Stockholm. 

The average high temperature in Uppsala in August is 21 degrees Celsius, or 70 degrees Fahrenheit. At night, the temperature drops to an average low of 12 degrees Celsius, or 53 degrees Fahrenheit.

Umea Weather in August

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Pride festival in Kiruna, the northernmost town in Sweden. Photo Credit: Jonatan Stålhös/imagebank.sweden.se.

Umea is Sweden’s 13th largest city. And it is the gateway to Swedish Lapland.

The average high temperature in Umea in August is 20 degrees Celsius, or 68 degrees Fahrenheit. But at night, the temperature drops to an average low of 10 degrees Celsius, or 49 degrees Fahrenheit.

What to Pack

August is one of the best months of the year to visit Sweden. In fact, it is the ideal season for outdoor activities.

You won’t need to pack a lot of extra clothes. But keep in mind that it can get chilly at night so bring layers. And it does rain occasionally, so bring an umbrella.

Things to Do in Sweden in June is the first in a series of travel guides to Sweden.

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