Every year, in the 2nd week of August, the International Folklore Festival of Azores is held in the magical Portuguese archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic. The most diverse musical and dance groups come from all corners of the world to show the unique culture of their countries, making this festival full of colours and music that enchant everyone who attends. The festival is held on Terceira, one of the larger islands, and the 2015 edition was the 31st in its history.
Every October leading lighting designers gather in the small city of Alingsås along with 60 international design students to create beautifully lit outdoor environments. For 5 weeks, the installations remain on display to the public to chase away the darkness. Outdoor spaces are turned into oases of light that provide new and attractive urban venues. Lights in Alingsås brings around 80,000 visitors annually and it has become the largest lighting event in public spaces in Northern Europe.