23–24 May

Engelska parken

Uppsala's warmest folk party

The Cultural Carnival is a large cultural gathering and a warm folk party that includes a thundering carnival parade and a 2-day festival filled with concerts, dance performances, workshops, theater, an extensive food and crafts market and children's activities. The carnival has taken place since 2009 and has since become one of Uppsala's biggest events and is a warmly appreciated tradition in Uppsala's cultural life. It is free entrance to the festival which over the years has given thousands of visitors wonderful cultural experiences and new impressions.
May 23-24, 2020, the Cultural Carnival will be held in the Engelska Parken. This year's theme is Lika fast Olika. Despite different conditions and backgrounds, we are all equal, equally worthwhile. We want to give everyone the opportunity to experience culture and meet new people, regardless of conditions.

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


In our scenes music, dance and theater


Music, magic, face painting, crafts for the whole family!


Dance lessons, crafts activities, etc.

Food & Craft market

Food & crafts from all over the world!  

Engagement & Business square

Association life is gathered to tell about their activities

Carnival Parade

Dancers & musicians from different cultures

You are important!

Together, we make Uppsala a place where everyone feels welcome. Whether you are a visitor, artist, exhibitor, company, association or volunteer, you are an important part of the festival. 

Would you, your group or organization be eager to participate as a volounteer - volunteer or in  program & market?