Reykjavík Culture Night will be held for the twentieth time on August 22. Culture Night
focuses on all things cultural, from music and arts to food and traditions.
The event takes place all across Reykjavík with celebrations in city streets and squares, in museums, businesses and even in residential gardens!
The day starts with the running of the annual marathon
, and slowly the streets fill with people. There are several outdoor stages with live music
playing into the night, craft and art making on offer, Icelandic food samples
, longer opening hours for museums and bars
, and an exciting fireworks display to end the evening.
Culture Night marks the start of the citys cultural year,
when museums and theatres and other cultural institutions launch their annual program of events.
The events slogan Come on in! is a reference to those good old fashioned customs of hospitality.
Photo Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson