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Festivals and events 2020

Do you want to go to a festival or an event while you are visiting Bodø & Salten? Here is an overview of all the events that will find place in our region in 2020. Everything from music festivals to food festivals.

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February:


BLÅFROST FESTIVAL

When: 19. – 22. February
Where: Rognan, Saltdal

Annual cultural and music festival on the unique “Slipen Scene” industrial rock stage.

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May:


BODØ JAZZ OPEN

When: 6. – 9. May
Where: Bodø

A jazz festival featuring national and international artists at various venues in Bodø, including unique ones like a lavvu!

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June:

BÅDIN BEER FESTIVAL

When: 5. June
Where: Bodø

Two days filled with beer from some of the finest breweries in the Nordic region.

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MØSBRØMLEFSE- FESTIVAL

When: 18. - 21. June
Where: Rognan

Come and taste one of the real sweet treats of the Salten region. Courses and award for the best lefse.

MID-SUMMER GATHERING AT INNDYR

When: 19. – 20. June
Where: Gildeskål

Traditional mid-summer weekend full of activities, entertainment sales stands, flea market, evening parties and good food.

NORTH NORWEGIAN REVUE FESTIVAL


When: 25. – 28. June
Where: Meløy, Ørnes

The North Norwegian revue championship, which is held every second summer

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SKOGVOKTER DAY

When: 27. Juni
Where: Saltdal

Market, music, entertainment, sale of møsbrømlefse, sour cream porridge and barbecue food. Awarding of the annual Skogvokter (forest range) prize.

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July:

LANGSAND FESTIVAL

When: 3. – 4. July
Where: Gildeskål

The 2 km long and 300 m wide white sandy beach is perhaps the world’s most beautiful festival arena.

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BODØ FESTIVAL

When: July
Where: Bodø

An intimate festival experience with a difference focusing on new artists and nature-based activities.

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SAGFJORD DAYS

When: 10. – 12. July
Where: Innhavet

Market with local food, handicraft products and more. Sami culture and events all weekend long.

 

GOD NOK FESTIVAL

When: 23. – 26. July
Where: Steigen

God Nok (Good enough) is an active festival combining music, theatre, dance, mountain hikes, fishing trips, local food, paddling in the archipelago, climbing and a great atmosphere round the bonfire.

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OPPTUR

When: 24. – 25. July
Where: Bodø

A two-day music festival in downtown Bodø focusing on music for younger people.

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August:

NORDLAND MUSIKKFESTUKE

When: 31. July – 9. August
Where: Bodø

An annual music festival with a classical profile known for concerts in non-traditional venues such as the summit of Keiservarden.

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HAMSUND DAYS


When: 1. – 4. August
Where: Hamarøy

Celebrating 100 years since Norwegian novelist Knut Hamsun won the Nobel Prize in Literature for “Growth of the Soil” in 1920. Promises to be one of the great literature festivals.

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GATA FESTIVAL

When: 14. – 15. August
Where: Fauske

A three-day music festival in the beating heart of Fauske

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THE WILDERNESS DAYS

When: 14. – 16. August
Where: Beiarn

The largest wilderness expo in the Salten region focusing on hunting, fishing and outdoor life. More than 100 exhibitors, local food and live music.

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BODØ RUN FESTIVAL

When: 15. August
Where: Bodø

Bodø’s fastest celebration – a running festival for young and old, recreational and elite runners.

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ROGNAN DAYS & WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL


When: 20. – 23. August
Where: Rognan

Market, exhibition of traditional boats, rowing regatta for traditional Nordland boats, concerts and activities for children

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PARKEN FESTIVAL

When: 21. - 22. August
Where: Bodø

Music festival in Rensås Park right in the heart of Bodø spanning various genres with national and international artists

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September:

BODØ BIENNALE

When: 3. – 6. September
Where: Bodø

An interdisciplinary festival of visual art and dance art.

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SALTEN FOOD FESTIVAL

When: 25. – 26. September
Where: Fauske

Meet local food producers and taste specialties from the sea and land. This is the place to savour and buy local food.

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November:

BODØ INTERNATIONAL ORGAN FESTIVAL


When: 4. – 8. November
Where: Bodø

Classical organ concerts, choir concerts,lunch concerts, master classes, rhythmic concerts and the children’s organ festival.

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Oktober:

 

BLANKBYGDA SHOPPINGSENTER

When: 24. - 26. oktober
Where: Oppeid

Large market featuring exhibitors, activities, culture, shows, revue and After-shopping.

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