We frequently arrange markets, celebrations of national holidays and other social events at the homestead museum of Kollsberg. Visitors are warmly invited to take part in these events. Please check the programme for 2023 below to see what is happening when.*
Admission is free unless otherwise indicated. We are looking forward to seeing you at Kollsberg!
Easter market – 1 April 2023
The Easter market at Kollsberg is held every year on Saturday afternoon before Palm Sunday (12 noon-3 pm). You can buy homemade Easter decorations, such as the traditional Easter witches, embroidery, decorated twigs, and many kinds of pastries. The museum café is open. Children can paint ‘Easter letters’ which are then sent to the witches who meet at Blåkulla according to Swedish folklore.
Walpurgis night – 30 April 2023
Walpurgis night celebrations have been held at the homestead museum of Kollsberg since 1925 from 7.30 until 10 pm. Young and old come together on the last evening of April to listen to songs and speeches, watch the traditional bonfire and, after dark, the fireworks. Refreshments are for sale the whole evening. Entrance fee: 40 SEK/adult, children up to 15 free admission.
National Day – 6 June 2023
The 6th of June is Sweden’s National Day. Since 2016, this day is celebrated at Kollsberg with a moped rally. If you are interested in old or new mopeds, this is your chance to come and watch or participate yourself. Start and finish at the homestead museum!
Midsummer – 25 June 2023
One of the highlights of the year is the Midsummer celebration. The day starts at 11 am with a religious service, followed by coffee. After lunch, children dance around the Midsummer pole, and there is an entertainment programme with music and folk dance.
Flea market – 19 August 2023
Flea market (loppis) on the museum grounds! Come and find charming old tableware, clothes, works of art and many other things.
Christmas market – 2 December 2023
The biggest event of the year at Kollsberg is the traditional Christmas market on Saturday before Second Advent, from 1-4 pm. All houses are open to the public and involved in the market. You can see and buy homemade Christmas decorations, such as traditional spruce bucks, embroideries and knitwear. Or try the local specialty potato sausages (joappelkorv). A great attraction are the homemade gingerbread creations, such as the beautifully crafted gingerbread houses. We also celebrate the feast of Lucia with a Lucia procession. Did you know that Santa Claus is waiting for you in the smoke house? Children can take a horsedrawn sleigh ride in case of snow. The museum café is open for the last time this year!