Throughout the summer, we have celebrated Gothenburg’s 400th anniversary. The final weekend, from August 31st to September 3rd, offers a variety of experiences: Anniversary Parade, Anniversary Fireworks, Gothenburg Culture Festival, Gothenburg Half Marathon, Island Party at Ringön, events at Prototyp Gothenburg, and a host of final activities by anniversary contributors throughout the city. Open to everyone and free admission.
– A fireworks display for the anniversary has been requested by the people of Gothenburg throughout the summer. It’s a wish we can now fulfill, which of course feels great. It will be a festive and sparkling addition to the final weekend that concludes the 100 days of summer celebration, says Mia Samuelsson, Artistic Director at Gothenburg & Co for Gothenburg’s 400th Anniversary.
The musical fireworks will be launched at 10:00 PM on September 2nd, and along the quay in front of the Gothenburg Opera House, the audience will both see and hear it well. However, the music will also be broadcast live in collaboration with Mix Megapol on radio frequency 107.3, in Gothenburg and its surroundings, so that everyone can listen from wherever they are. The fireworks will last for 402 seconds and are designed by Gothenburg Fireworks Factory.
At 2:00 PM on September 2nd, the Anniversary Parade will depart from Gustaf Adolf’s Square and proceed along Avenyn to Götaplatsen. The parade is a tribute to Gothenburg, featuring over 20 entries and hundreds of participants of all ages from different areas of the city. There will be dance, music, and performing arts, as well as elements of technology and business.
– Naturally, Gothenburg should be celebrated with a parade. It will be a real festive procession where Gothenburg takes the lead, and the people of Gothenburg have had the opportunity to participate in creating some of the entries. For example, the specially built “Malmska valen” and a 400-year-old figure created in Biskopsgården will be part of it, says Kenneth Hedlund, Producer at Gothenburg & Co for Gothenburg’s 400th Anniversary.
Some of the participants in the September 2nd Anniversary Parade
Many well-known Gothenburg companies, institutions, associations, and more will be part of the parade, such as World of Volvo, the Botanical Garden, Göta Lejon Youth Orchestra, Chalmers, West Pride, and Hammarkulle Carnival.
Both the fireworks and the parade will be visual interpreted and sign language interpreted.