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Updated 31 January 2019

Opening of Oslo European Green Capital 2019

Taket på stedet SALT dekket i skjorter i ulike farger
Photo: Endre Lohne. We Are Still The Same: Kaarina Kaikkonen.
  • 4-6 January 2019

  • Oslo City Hall/Salt/Oslo City Centre

  • Free

Photo: Endre Lohne. We Are Still The Same: Kaarina Kaikkonen.
The start of Oslo's year as the European Green Capital will be marked by a full weekend of exciting activities in the centre of Oslo. The whole city is invited!

On Friday, 4 January 2019 from 15:00-16:30, Oslo European Green Capital 2019 will commence with a formal closed ceremony at the Oslo City Hall. The baton will be passed on by Nijmegen in the Netherlands, which was European Green Capital in 2018.

See live streaming of the opening ceremony
(starts 4 January at 15:00)

From 16:00 on Friday, and throughout the weekend, there will be a number of free and engaging activities open to the general public at SALT on Akershusstranda near the Operahouse.

The activities will take place in connection with the Climate Festival 112.

Photo: Simen Øvergård / SALT art&music

Activities at SALT:

The area is open:

  • Friday 16:00-22:00
  • Saturday 12:00-23:00
  • Sunday 12:00-17:00

A number of free concerts, workshops and entertainment:

  • PechaKucha special edition
  • Sustain – the concert. A unique musical experience
  • Artists: Noziswe, Ingrid Olava and more!

We will also launch the Oslo European Green Capital stamp. This will be celebrated with a pop-up post office, where you are invited to send your own postcard with a message to politicians, stakeholders or someone you hold dear.

There will be foodtrucks with healty and sustainable food.

For full programme and updates, follow the opening event on Facebook.

The entire program will be launched on this website shortly.

Practical information:

  • All activities hosted by the city of Oslo are free of charge. For some activities you are obliged to hold a (free) ticket. These activities will be well marked marked both in the program and at SALT
  • Some activities hosted by the Climate Festival 112 will have an entrance fee – this will be well marked both in the program and at SALT
  • The area is designed for people with disabilities
  • Make sure to wear warm clothes. Indoor areas will be heated, but we cannot guarantee indoor temperature. In addition some activities will be held outdoors.
  • We encourage visitors to bring their own reusable cups, together we will keep the level of waste low


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