You can not say less than idyllic summer Hjo, Wooden Town, is an oasis in the summer. A Trankil place where you get the time and quiet to relax, feel good and just be. This is the water that gives you refreshment, nature reserve in the center that transports you to an almost subtropical zone and idyllic small town that bestows a sense of genuineness and general socializing. And, a place where you can enjoy simply, along with your friends, your family, or maybe just to yourself.
Men, Hjo not only brings relaxation. There is also a lot you can do when all the summer weeks offer all sorts of events that follow one another during June, July and August. Just in July, it is packed and the annual Craft Fair is one of the highlights. This is a weekend that is lined with tradition. In more than 30 years Hjo city park filled with artisans from near and far, and you have the opportunity to visit Hjo right then, 10-12 July, you must remember to put on your comfortable shoes on the market stalls are numerous, the park is great and crafts, Yes there are the amounts of. You name it, you can buy it.
The following weekend, Thursday and Friday 16-17 July, rattling it off when it's time for the annual Harbour Festival. This is a family event for all ages when the whole harbor is filled with visitors and Hjobor flowing to listen to music in different styles. Two days filled with everything from rock music with bands like Neverstore, Bob Hund och the Royal Concept, pop, country music of Tennessee Tears to dance tones of Streaplers or a delightful blend of folk and singer-songwriter tones of Linnea Olsson. And, Music styles are many so there is certainly something that appeals to your needs.
Men, if neither handicraft or music is your thing, then maybe you should instead visit Hjo during Health Week that takes place 29 July 2 August. These five days offer no less than 75 pieces sessions with lectures, exercise, contest, song and dance. In years visited a health week by none other than Emma Igelström and Daniel Mendoza. Emma is one of the most successful swimmers of all time, who have taken no less than four world championship gold medals and twelve European Championships, and during the Health Week will lecture and inspire. Daniel, i sin tur, is the founder of Good News Magazine. He participates in the Health Week to spread their message that focuses on optimism and faith.
So welcome to Hjo in summer. Maybe we'll see you at one of our events, eller så ses vi i glasskön, on the beach or wherever you choose to just be!
Photo: Jesper Anhede