Celebrations from June to September
Gothenburg’s Anniversary Celebration took place from June 2 to September 3. During this period, the city was filled with music and dance, culinary experiences, historical walks, guided tours, innovations, experiences for all ages and much, much more. Some of the events, such as Gothenburg’s 400th anniversary exhibition and the celebration of Gothenburg’s popular attractions, are still ongoing.
What a great final!
Thank you everyone for making the weekend the perfect ending of Gothenburg’s Anniversary Celebration! On the website goteborg2023.com, we’ve gathered some photos from the weekend so that we can look back and remember all the wonderful moments we had together.
More than a celebration
The City of Gothenburg decided early on that the 400th anniversary should be a catalyst and a milestone in the city’s development, where processes are set in motion to strengthen and contribute to making Gothenburg an even better city – to live and work in, and to visit.
Gothenburg 400 years is one of Gothenburg’s most essential vision missions. The work is based on a vision that is about making Gothenburg internationally known as a courageous role model for sustainable growth. A city that is innovative and open, an inclusive city where all residents feel meaning and participation.
A summary of what has happened so far
In 2009, Göteborg & Co was instructed to lead, co-ordinate, publicise and monitor the preparations for Gothenburg’s 400th anniversary. In 2011, the idea-gathering phase led to 1,680 ideas and suggestions from residents of Gothenburg. In 2013–2014, feasibility studies were carried out on a number of these ideas, and in 2015 the anniversary organisation recommended 20 anniversary initiatives to the City Executive Board for further development. Each anniversary initiative has a project owner in the city who is responsible for progressing the initiative. The city also welcomes outside initiatives in addition to its anniversary initiatives. The anniversary organisation regularly meets residents, companies, associations and other stakeholders in various contexts. This ensures that the process remains open and dynamic.