Events and festivals near Bergen Norway

There are many festivals and special events in the region during each year, and we have a guide to events and festivals arranged by month and area.

Iin 2008 the Stavanger region was the (non-EU) European Capital of Culture, with many events taking place all during the year.


April: Stavanger vinfest (wine) BergenFest (music)

May: MaiJazz Stavanger  Hardanger Musikkfest  
17 May national day   Bergen International Festival

June: Viking festival Karmøy   Beach Volleyball Stavanger

July: Gladmat Stavanger (food)

August:ICMF Stavanger (Chamber music)     SildaJazz Haugesund    ONS 2014 Stavanger (no rooms available!)

September: Kapittel Stavanger (literature)

December: Bergen festival of lights  
Egersund Julebyen (Christmas markets)