January: The Tromso International Festival takes place in January. It is Norway’s largest film festival that started in 1991. Documentaries, short films and feature films are screened.
February: February witnesses the Northern Lights Festival with musical performances by many world-renowned artists and Scandinavian symphony orchestras. Annual Reindeer Racing Championships also take place at the end of February.
June: Tromso plays host to the Bukta Open Air Festival—a rock music festival—every July on the town beach. Artists like Kaiser Chiefs, Patti Smith and Iggy and the Stooges have performed here in the past.
August: The Tromso Annual Beer Festival takes place every August.