Held this year August 14 - 21 it's just insane the amount of things that they have going on! You'll find opera, dance, theater, music, interactive, food, an amusement park (a tivoli) - all at 32 scenes around the city of Malmö! For example today (Monday, 8/17) if I were there I would eat barbeque, try a skim board, build a model of a house, dance Samba with the kids, try the Pop Quiz in Central park and listen to Zhala (who has opened for Robyn) at Gustavs scenen.
Here's the low-down from their site:
All you need to knowWe're The Malmo Festival - a warm, friendly and sustainable festival and I have taken the city of Malmö for a wild dance one week every year since 1985. Right in the heart of the city you will experience everything from ground breaking art, music and culture to a variety of food that reflects the intercultural vibes and people of Malmo.Our environmental concerns have been awarded by A greener festival, the Keep Sweden Tidy Foundation and Yourope. With 1,4 million visits every year we're the largest festival in a city environment in Scandinavia.Everyone is welcome and almost everything is completely free!If you wish to learn more about Malmö, please visit www.malmotown.com/en. They have useful information for you on e.g. hotels, train connections etc.