A variety of festivals is available to visitors throughout the year.
Contemporary Music Festival
This annual week-long music festival takes place in mid-October and includes daily events ranging from operas, to orchestral and chamber concerts to recitals. At least 13 musical institutions collaborate to organize the festival every year.An international competition for new orchestral works is also part of the festival, and draws highly-acclaimed composers and musicians from all over the world.
Festival of Chamber Music
Festival of Chamber Music is held in Oslo in August.This annual month-long festival includes dozens of concerts featuring chamber music. Internationally-acclaimed musicians from throughout Norway and the rest of the world are invited to play in the performances, which take place in the Akershus Castle and Fortress.
Oslo Jazz Festival
The September Marathon in Oslo is the biggest marathon race in Norway. It takes place along the harbor.
Bislett International Light Athletics Festival
Bislett international light athletics festival.
Ultima Festival of Contemporary Music
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