When: 19. – 22. February
Where: Rognan, Saltdal
Annual cultural and music festival on the unique “Slipen Scene” industrial rock stage.
BODØ JAZZ OPEN
When: 6. – 9. May
A jazz festival featuring national and international artists at various venues in Bodø, including unique ones like a lavvu!
BÅDIN BEER FESTIVAL
When: 5. June
Two days filled with beer from some of the finest breweries in the Nordic region.
When: 18. - 21. June
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
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
When: 27. Juni
Market, music, entertainment, sale of møsbrømlefse, sour cream porridge and barbecue food. Awarding of the annual Skogvokter (forest range) prize.
When: 3. – 4. July
The 2 km long and 300 m wide white sandy beach is perhaps the world’s most beautiful festival arena.
An intimate festival experience with a difference focusing on new artists and nature-based activities.
When: 10. – 12. July
Market with local food, handicraft products and more. Sami culture and events all weekend long.
GOD NOK FESTIVAL
When: 23. – 26. July
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.
When: 24. – 25. July
A two-day music festival in downtown Bodø focusing on music for younger people.
When: 31. July – 9. August
An annual music festival with a classical profile known for concerts in non-traditional venues such as the summit of Keiservarden.
When: 1. – 4. August
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.
When: 14. – 15. August
A three-day music festival in the beating heart of Fauske
THE WILDERNESS DAYS
When: 14. – 16. August
The largest wilderness expo in the Salten region focusing on hunting, fishing and outdoor life. More than 100 exhibitors, local food and live music.
BODØ RUN FESTIVAL
When: 15. August
Bodø’s fastest celebration – a running festival for young and old, recreational and elite runners.
ROGNAN DAYS & WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL
When: 20. – 23. August
Market, exhibition of traditional boats, rowing regatta for traditional Nordland boats, concerts and activities for children
When: 21. - 22. August
Music festival in Rensås Park right in the heart of Bodø spanning various genres with national and international artists
When: 3. – 6. September
An interdisciplinary festival of visual art and dance art.
SALTEN FOOD FESTIVAL
When: 25. – 26. September
Meet local food producers and taste specialties from the sea and land. This is the place to savour and buy local food.
BODØ INTERNATIONAL ORGAN FESTIVAL
When: 4. – 8. November
Classical organ concerts, choir concerts,lunch concerts, master classes, rhythmic concerts and the children’s organ festival.