Uppsala's varmest
folk festival

The Carnival of Cultures is a large cultural meeting and a warm folk festival that includes a thundering carnival train and a 2-day festival filled with concerts, dance performances, workshops, theater, an extensive food and craft market and children's activities. The carnival has taken place since 2009 and has since become one of Uppsala's largest events and is a warmly appreciated tradition in Uppsala's cultural life. Admission is free to the festival, which over the years has given thousands of visitors wonderful cultural experiences and new impressions.

Welcome to visit Uppsala's own folk festival filled with love, joy and community!



September 25 from 12:00 to 20:00 
English Park, Uppsala.  

Free entrance!

This year's edition of Kulturernas Karneval is a smaller version and a one - day festival with a stage and a small market. On Saturday 25 September, the English Park will be filled with music, dance, theater and a market. Welcome!

The number of visitors is regulated based on the Public Health Agency's restrictions and we ask visitors to keep their distance from each other. Stay home and take care of yourself if you are ill.  

Kulturernas Karneval is organized by the non-profit cultural association KulturAlla with the support of Uppsala municipality and in collaboration with Kulturens Bildningsförbund.


A colorful Carnival parade

The Carnival parade is the heart of the Cultural Carnival and an Uppsala tradition that you just can't miss! Hundreds of participants from a variety of cultural groups dance together in a crackling parade that trains through Uppsala and causes the streets to vibrate. Let yourself be moved by the joy, the rhythms, admire the side or why not dance by yourself?

The parade starts on Nedre Slottsgatan and passes through the central parts of Uppsala to return to the party site in the Engelska parken where the carnival continues all weekend! See the route for the Carnival parade 2020 to the right.



Kulturens is the study association for cultural practitioners and is politically and religiously independent. They work for everyone to be able to take part in and practice culture throughout the country and conduct public education activities in song, music, dance, theater / drama, filmmaking, image and form, etc.


As a partner, Kulturens Bildningsförbund is involved in making Kulturernas Karneval possible!


The party place in Engelska Parken is a flat area with wide gravel paths with small gravel. There is access to a disabled toilet. There are disabled parking spaces (4) adjacent to the area, which are located at the Campus English Park (special permit required). Transport service reaches the area via Thunbergsvägen's entrance to Campus Engelska Parken.


For more info ang. availability, contact  info@kulturernaskarneval.se

Read more about the park  www.linneuppsala.se/plats/carolinaparken/ .




Why a Carnival?

Alcohol & drug free

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The inspiration for the Carnival of Cultures comes from the Carnival of Culture in Berlin and from the Carnival in Olinda / Recife in eastern Brazil. The idea was born to create a similar event for the cultural associations that exist in Uppsala city and county and which otherwise do not get the chance to show themselves to the general public. In Uppsala, the Carnival of Cultures was held for the first time on 16 May 2009. The carnival was much appreciated by both audiences and participants. With this, a foundation was laid for an annual folk festival in Uppsala. A carnival as a form of expression stands for pride in one's own expression, but also in creating something together and participating in a larger context. 

The Carnival of Cultures is organized by the non-profit association KulturAlla.

The purpose of the Carnival of Cultures is to highlight and celebrate society's diverse range of cultures and its artistic expression. We welcome this rich variety of people and we want to create meetings, community, belonging and pride, joy and faith in the future. Uppsala should be a city where everyone should be able to feel welcome and belong.

We welcome everyone to participate with either their business, commitment or their visit.  

About 700 participants in the program and over 100 volunteers make the carnival possible. We have a common dream of more heat, spectacle and  community in Uppsala.

The event is an alcohol- and drug-free folk festival. Which means that we ask all our visitors to respect it and let the cultural impressions exert their very own intoxicating power!