Top Summer 2023 Malmö Events


School's out for summer! And in this summertime city, the beach is no further away from the central square than the time it takes for you to finish that giant ice cream. Below, dear visitor, we have gathered a fraction of what’s cooking in Malmö this summer. But there’s more to it of course, bothhere and there.

Fun for kids and their adults 

June 16–August 20: Heavy players such as Brachiosaurus, Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus coexist peacefully (?) with 12 other dinosaurs and a flying lizard in the exciting exhibition Dinosauria at Malmömässan (Malmö Fair). 

This spring, the Wisdome arena opened at the Malmö Museum, with a 360° film screen in a hi-tech dome theater and digital labs. Here’s where the latest visualization technology takes the visitor further, deeper and closer. 

Great festivals 

June 30–July 1st: A Street Food Festival at Stortorget with both street and sweet food, competitions, craft beer and other bubbly stuff. Free entrance and late night opening with DJs. 

July 5–8: Time for Southern Sweden’s biggest rainbow fiesta, Malmö Pride. Among other things, a certain drag star named Elecktra will visit Pildammsteatern on July 7 and the Pride parade on July 8 will end in Folkets Park, where a colorful celebration will take place. 

July 7–8: By music lovers – for music lovers. When the new South Ocean Festival takes place at Sibbarpsfältet, it’s with stars such as Florence + The Machine, The Libertines, Father John Misty and many more. 

August 4–5: Last year, the Big Slap music festival gathered 56,000 visitors in Nyhamnen. This year it hosts acts such as Swedish House Mafia, Burna Boy, 3 Are Legend, Armin van Buuren and Hardwell. 

August 11–18: The gigantic house party Malmöfestivalen fills the city with expectations, food, activities and popular artists for all ages. Free, of course! 

 Cultural gems 

June 17–July 30: Malmö Sommarscen delivers performing arts in the form of music, film, dance, circus, theater, literature and much more. Always outdoors, always for free. 

June 17–September 24: This year’s summer exhibition at charming Katrinetorp Landeri is all about what Swedish homes looked like in the years 1930–1969. Pre and post IKEA, that is! 

June 20: Malmö receives a special visit as a part of the celebration of H.M. The King’s 50th anniversary on the throne. By horse and carriage, the royal couple travels to Stortorget, where there will be music, dancing, a royal photo exhibition, etc. 

July 20–21: Malmö Jazzmanifest takes place in the cool and historical Matverkstaden area. Two days of jazz jamming and hanging out! With Kurt Rosenwinkel, Christina von Bülow Kvintett, Jutéus 3 and others. 

July 27–30: No less than five performances take place under the stars when famous feelgood musical Mamma Mia! arrives from London’s West End to Mölleplatsen. 

Last but not least, art lovers will find the summer of 2023 full of exciting exhibitions, such as Tal R & Mamma Andersson at Malmö Art Museum, Lotte Laserstein at Moderna Museet, the excuisite Art Collection at Malmö Konsthall and Helmut Newton – The Provocateur at Falsterbo Photo Art Museum. 


Photo Pierre Ekman