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Guide to the Haugesund region
Welcome to the region that was the birth place of Norway: This page has links  to sites with relevant information for a visit by the historic strait of Karmsund - called Norvegen by the wikings. An exiting place to visit, even on a windy or rainy day !

Rainy day at the Inner quay, Haugesund

The fishermen - monument in central Haugesund

Sunset behind the Tonjer Lighthouse, Haugesund

Røvær - idyllic island, part of Haugesund, 20 min boat trip from Inner quay

Spring time in Haugesund

The four winds, monument south of the City hall

Links to Haugesund region
Tourist Information:

Museums

Festivals in the Haugesund region
Check through the Tourist information link  above, or below  direct links

2010-Guide

The Haugesund region has lots of annual festivals and public activities .  

Most of the festivals and activities listed below  are annual.

A star (*) in the left edge of the line means: Checked for 2010.
Lacking links  / 00-00 in dates:: No info was available on last update

 

April:
*22-25 Fartein Valenfestivalen ( Music festival in Sveio+Haugesund)

 

May:

 

June:

*02-06 Kopervik festival
*04-05 Vise og Lyrikkfestivalen, Haugesund

*05     Sommergospel, Skudeneshavn
*10-13
Vikingfestivalen 2010  (Avaldsnes, Karmøy)
*18-27 Midtsommerfest 2010  ( Summer celebration in Tysvær )
*21-30 Edda kino - gratis sommerkino for barn

*25-28 Ungkarsfestivalen  ( batchelor festival, Suldal )
*26     Slusedagen, Skjoldastraumen

*27     Borgøydagen

 

July:

*01-05 Skudefestivalen 2010  (Skudeneshavn, Karmøy)

*10     Nedstrandsdagen

*25-29 Olavsdagene 2010 ( Culture event, Avaldsnes, Karmøy )
*31-01 Festidalen, Uskedalen (31Juli-1Aug)

August:
*04     Mötley Crüe, Rådhusplassen  Haugesund
*05-08
Fiskeridagane 2010  ( Åkrehamn, Karmøy)
*05-08
Etnemarknaden 2010 ( Annual large and popular fair, Etne )
*11-15
Sildajazz 2010  (Haugesund International jazz festival)
*13     Barneparaden ( Childrens Street Parade - Friday )
*14     Street parade = lørdag ( The Sildajazz Street Parade - Saturday)

*13-15
Haugesund Race Weekend 2010
*18-26
The Norwegian, International Film festival
*19-22
Havnedagene  (Harbour days, old ships/ traditions, Inner quay in Haugesund)
*21     Verdens lengste sildabord ( Lørdag - Haraldsgaten, Haugesund. Longest herring buffet in the world! )
*21     Sildastimen ( street run for children from Steinparken to Rådhusplassen / the city hall square ).

22-25
 Barnefilmfefstival ( Film festiv. for Children, Haugesund )

September:
00-00 Seniorfestivalen (Eldredagene), Haugesund (The Senior Citizen days).

October:
00-00
Kulturnatt ( Culture festival, Haugesund )

November:
00     Den store kinodagen, Edda kino, Haugesund

Norway / Norwegen festivals 2010:
Check this festival guide: "Scandinavian links events"

Updated  June 8, 2009        More information may be added

 


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