Events

Music in Kristiansand

PUNKT

Edgy electronic festival in September specialising in live remixes; Brian Eno, Laurie Anderson and David Sylvian were past guests.
Music in Stavern

Stavern Festivalen

Hugely atmospheric outdoor festival held between the shore and a forest. Features rock and pop acts, with great Scandinavian artists and international headliners.
Music in Arendal

Canal Street Jazz & Blues Festival

World-class jazz and blues, with surprise acts such as Patti Smith.
Sports in Risør

Risør Wooden Boat Festival

Held over the first weekend in August, this festival (known as Trebåtfestival) encompasses boat races, concerts and kids' activities. Finding accommodation at this time can be difficult.
Music in Risør

Risør Chamber Music Festival

Held in the last week of June across several venues, this festival has a growing cast of local and international performers in attendance.
Food & Drink in Mandal

Shellfish Festival

Fresh seafood everywhere and a range of musical performances; held in the second week of August.
Sports in Grimstad

Sørlandet Boat Show

Floating boat show held in May.