Spring/ Summer in Norway and Stavanger can be a great experience, and if the weather is on our side: even better. Fingers crossed ( its super typical Norwegian to talk about the weather, so we had to mention it :) ). But the weather aside, these things are sure to brighten up your day,even on the gloomiest of days.
Here are some handpicked events that you might not want to miss out on, if you are staying in Stavanger this summer.
TOU SCENE SUMMER MARKET/ MAY:
Tou scene is one of Stavangers pearls. An old brewery, now used as a cultural scene. The rustique and laidback feel to it, makes it a perfect location for both concerts as well as festivals and parties. Whats brewing festival is here ( Stavangers first beer festival, dedicated to craft beer). Whats brewing is scheduled until october, but it might be good to know in advance. Early bird tickets ran out in 30 min. Here is the link to their website http://whatsbrewing.no/
The annual summer market is taking place in the end of May. check the link below for the summer market event.
MUSIKKFEST /JUNE: Musikkfest/ Music celebration, started in France, as an initiative to give free musical experiences to the people. This 6th of June, Stavanger is turned into a stage, where every part of the city is used as an area for music exchange. Small concerts, big concert, little stages, big stages. All free. Good vibes all the way. There is nothing NOT to like about this. A fantastic initiative from Daniel Engen.Check out the link below.
STAVANGER OLD TOWN Summer market/June: Gamle Stavanger/ Old Town need no introduction. Small white houses, the most pitoresque little streets. The inhabitants in Old Stavanger opens up their homes this day ( some of them) Galleries, kafès, garden sales ect. It is a must see, if you want to see some real KOSELIG stuff. Its the queen of koselig we would say.
BADEDAMMEN BEACH PARTY / 20 JUNE
Stavanger east`s own little swimming puddle. Its in the middle of the happening area of Absinthen/ Byttebu/Urban sjøfront ++, and bound to be fun with such people working behind the scenes. Check out the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1006182486061478/
Started as an initiative from a few surfers, and ended up as a very cozy and laidback festival. Its a beach, surf and musical festival on the beaches just outside Stavanger, Jæren.
They have managed to keep some really nice prices too, and for only 250 kr you can bring your tent, set up camp for 3 nights. You ll have to buy tickets for the concerts you want to see, but they are keeping farily good prices still. Its a must see if you re here in july.
STAVANGER ØST: Edible Stavanger east festival
Stavanger Øst is growing into a very interestin and happening place the last years. The edible festival is an initiative from Urban sjøfront and Stavanger East.
Allways a good feel there, slightly outside of town, and still have that hidden away feel to it.
Click on the link for more information.
SOCIAL COOKING/All THE TIME:
Tamara Kuklina has started a wonderfull concept called Social cooking. its basically people getting together to make food, and have some fun. If you are in need of something nice to do during the summer vacation, why dont you check out the webpage of social cooking. Everything from venezuelaen food to vietnamese. Its a dream for social foodies.
KAFE OG BYTTEBU/ ALL THE TIME:
Kafe and Byttebu is a vountary driven kafe and exchange booth. You can bring your clothes here, leave them, or swop them for something else. If you dont bring anything, it will only cost you around 5-15 kr to buy some of the things they have. Its a truely unique and amazing place, and Stavanager becomes a more interesting place to live with such initiatives popping up. Check out their facebook page for more info.
Swop til you drop event: https://www.facebook.com/events/742325195875415/
EMMAUS BUKTÅ/ STORHAUG JUNE
Emmaus buktå is a secluded little beach and bay in Storhaug. The 27th of June there is a summer party there. From 13 o clock, and onwards.
Click the link for more info
SUMMER THEATRE/ HINDAL GÅRD.
The summer Theatre is wonderfull, fun and filled with humour and smells from the farmlife. Yes, the play is set on the old farm of Hindal gård, and its the perfect setting for this family adventure. Ducks walk around, horses are trotting in the paddocks and you get to experience an engaging show set up by Rogaland Theatre. Link to event here.
And Rogaland theatre here:http://www.rogaland-teater.no/program/sommerteater--